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Open Letter to Herman Mashaba: Joburg deserves better

Joburg deserves better. Stru

Johannesburg is now A Former World Class City

As soon as he took office, Mayor Herman Mashaba wanted to reverse the gains that the ANC government made. He switched off WiFi hot-spots and cancelled all other progressive initiatives that he referred to as “vanity projects”.

The previous government had planned to have all 4 million citizens of Johannesburg connected to free WiFi within five years. 1 000 WiFi hot-spots were to be installed around the municipality.

Under the ANC-led government, the city was becoming a Smart City that boasts broadband infrastructure and 1 150 km of fibre optic cable which connects every region in Joburg.

Studies have shown that having access to the internet improves your GDP [gross domestic product].

Joburg has not been the same since Hairman took over. We have neither seen youth employment nor enterprise development programmes. We are asked instead to clean the city in order to impress Mr Hairman – this is in fact by far the worst ‘vanity project’ in our city’s history.

Young People in the City must raise their voices in unison to say enough is enough.

✊?Bring back our Wifi!
✊?Bring back our Water!
✊?Bring back Jozi@Work!✊?Let’s start a petition against the incompetent Mashaba!


Written by Tshego “Fatso” Youth Activistc

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