Herman Mashaba

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Herman Mashaba said : “Our registration is yet another milestone in this project to deliver a real alternative to the people of South Africa, who have been failed by their political system, and have expressed their wishes for ActionSA to be the party to unite our country around a vision for a prosperous future, ” “I believe it is highly appropriate that we register this party the day after President Ramaphosa announced the move to level 1 lockdown regulations, because we will dedicate ActionSA to being the party of economic solutions that will create jobs and prosperity for all South Africans” External link

citizen Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : "This very same system will be used to performance manage our public representatives. Those who disappoint you will be replaced. Our public representatives must serve you, the people," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba explained : ”These specialised units must follow a prosecutorial style of investigation and must be supported by similarly specialised units in the NPA and our court system,” External link

iol Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba alleged : “I was also informed that the service provider (Pillay) colluded with one of our officials who steals printer cartridges from our stores and sells them to the service provider, who then sells it back to the city,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To respond any further to the allegations of a mayor accused of benefiting R30 million from state capture-linked companies doing business with the city, while serving as the finance mayoral committee member, should not be necessary,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “I would suggest mayor Makhubo focus on improving the lives of Joburg’s residents because he has been spectacularly underwhelming in his role since he took over,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not associated with uLerato,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I urge the people of South Africa to stand in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, and to stand against the uncaring ANC which has looked on in silence for too long while our neighbours suffer," External link

iol Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What is clear is that Abel does not seek positions within the party and wants to sign up as an ordinary member, along with the thousands who have joined to date,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is one of the strengths of our party – our commitment that residents will choose our candidates through primaries; means that any person wishing to stand will have to pass this test if they want to serve as a public representative,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "What is clear is that Abel does not seek positions within the party and wants to sign up as an ordinary member, along with the thousands who have joined to date," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is one of the strengths of our party - our commitment that residents will choose our candidates through primaries; means that any person wishing to stand will have to pass this test if they want to serve as a public representative," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “One company made an offer to buy that mine and said it firstly wanted to retrieve that container, but the department said it was irretrievable,” “Last week, the department promised to give us the documents that show proof that the container is irretrievable, but they didn’t. We want those documents. We want that container out so that there can be proper burials of the three victims” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "One company made an offer to buy that mine and said it firstly wanted to retrieve that container, but the department said it was irretrievable," "Last week, the department promised to give us the documents that show proof that the container is irretrievable, but they didn't. We want those documents. We want that container out so that there can be proper burials of the three victims" External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Vytjie was one of the few ANC MPs who were brave enough to stand up and speak out against the state capture taking place in South Africa. At great personal risk, she spoke of how she was offered a Ministerial position by the Guptas, in exchange for cancelling SAA’s routes to India, and how she turned it down," "Vytjie brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to our new political party, and in our discussions, she has expressed her dedication to being involved with us, as the only party capable of unseating the ANC. Nobody knows better how important this task is for our country and I look forward to working with her in growing our new party" External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Vytjie Mentor ) : “Vytjie was one of the few ANC MPs who were brave enough to stand up and speak out against the state capture taking place in South Africa. At great personal risk, she spoke of how she was offered a ministerial position by the Guptas, in exchange for cancelling SAA’s routes to India, and how she turned it down,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These are the kinds of people we want to have in the ranks of our new political party – truly dedicated South Africans dedicated to rooting out the looting in our government,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba concluded : “What is clear, is that our new party will be the only party capable of unseating the ANC and building a prosperous, non-racial and secure future for all South Africans,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Passing this budget ensures the collapse of service delivery infrastructure in Johannesburg,” “Moreover, it keeps an ANC in office that is severely implicated in State Capture, corruption and other forms of wrongdoing – ensuring the continued abuse of public funds. It also speaks to the DA’s commitment to end the coalition arrangements by working with the ANC” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Hijacked buildings are a major problem in our inner city, with our people living in deplorable conditions and being abused by slumlords who extort money from them" External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “If we are not going to do anything about providing accommodation for our people in this inner city where there is already existing infrastructure, then we are fooling ourselves. We will never address housing challenges for our poor people for a long as we ignore this city with the current infrastructure,” External link

iol Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Hijacked buildings are a major problem in our inner city, with our people living in deplorable conditions and being abused by slumlords who extort money from them" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This budget was the time for brave and decisive leadership, an announcement of a new direction to drive our economy forward and reduce the hardships of jobs losses that are certain in our future,” “Perhaps where the greatest failures of the minister’s amendment budget lie, is in what he did not say. He failed to announce where government is in the process of securing funding from the IMF and World Bank and what conditions are being attached to such loans” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "I am not a DA spokesperson," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "If the ANC went into exile to liberate our people so that our people can get a better life, they've not demonstrated that in the last 26 years. The public was never on that agenda," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "Before you start talking about the NHI, we have to start talking about the current system. How can you have a beautiful NHI when public hospitals today don't have medication?" External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The problem lies with members of parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The problem lies with members of Parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Parliament must amend the Electoral Act to provide for a mixed electoral system, providing for at least half of the 400 seats to be directly elected through constituencies. This would allow for a situation, for the first time in democratic South Africa, where voters could hold individual members of Parliament accountable for their performance and their voting records,” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The problem lies with members of Parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa,” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The leak was sent to no fewer than six Sunday newspapers. A leak of this nature is deliberate, coordinated and political in nature," "Section 11 of the Public Protector Act makes it a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of R40 000 or 12-months imprisonment" External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The leaking of the draft report is highly prejudicial to myself and in the event the findings remain the same after the final report is released I will approach the High Court in order to have the final report reviewed and set aside," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A few weeks ago, I received a Section 7(9) notice from the Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and a draft investigative report which articulated draft findings against me during my time as Mayor of Johannesburg. In terms of the Public Protector Act, I must be given a chance to respond to the draft report, before it is finalised. I have not yet provided my response to the draft report,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I want this process to get to the bottom of who is benefitting politically" "We are confident that government and the department of mineral resources will respond favourably to our request, given that pressure has been mounting since The People’s Dialogue has taken this matter on" External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Justice matters, and it matters for the families of the three trapped miners. The families have been deprived proper burials of their loved ones. The families and former workers remain camped outside of the mine, while those responsible for the collapse live free and in comfort," External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "A few weeks ago, I received a Section 7(9) notice from the Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and a draft investigative report which articulated draft findings against me during my time as Mayor of Johannesburg. In terms of the Public Protector Act, I must be given a chance to respond to the draft report, before it is finalised. I have not yet provided my response to the draft report," External link

news24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “When I was campaigning in the run-up to the 2016 local government elections, I remember asking myself what poor black people did to the ANC to deserve the treatment that has been meted out to them. This is why I find the ANC’s response to the BLM campaign to be the worst form of hypocrisy,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In order to police successfully, there can be no tolerance towards corruption as this cripples the entire department,” External link

the-star Monday, May 25, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Without any doubt, it is difficult for everyone. Is it going to be easy for us? Absolutely not. We expect that it’s going to be very difficult, but we are confident that the people of this country will come forward to assist us” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is just for the NPA to prosecute them, and we don’t understand why they are not prosecuted,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "He will be leading our essential campaign to develop wall-to-wall structures on the ground in the communities, that will carry our offer to the front doors of South Africans. Funzi worked in the private sector and brings this experience and perspective into the work of growing our economy and creating jobs," External link

iol Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The president must clarify what concrete steps he will lead to ensure that South Africa can be freed from the policy disasters of the last ten years,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The president reiterated his commitment to root out corruption, but actions speak louder than words. What measures are being put in place, such as the establishment of an independent oversight panel to monitor spending, to prevent corruption? With R20 billion in relief going to municipalities, this is of great concern” External link

citizen Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Without these steps being taken with urgency, South Africa is likely to see a combination of lockdown breaches, starvation, and brutality meted out to the most vulnerable in our society. This is a humanitarian crisis we cannot afford," External link

the-star Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We cannot allow ourselves to ignore the fact the humanitarian crisis that will arise after we have emerged from our health crisis, when businesses do not re-open and wides-scale retrenchments follow,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba concluded : “We need strong leadership which defies the forces within the ANC and tripartite alliance, and takes the unpopular decisions that will be essential to ensure that we avoid emerging from this lockdown only to face an economic crisis that could last for years,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba stated : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2 billion at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3 billion by the close of 2018/19,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2billion at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3billion by the close of 2018/19,” External link

the-star Monday, March 9, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Both of these individuals are deeply committed to the project of building a new political alternative that places the people of South Africa at the centre of its work,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 2, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “He will be leading our essential campaign to develop wall-to-wall structures on the ground in the communities, that will carry our offer to the front doors of South Africans,” External link

citizen Monday, March 2, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "attributed with statements about the reversing of the gains of insourcing, which has benefited over 8 000 families of security guards and cleaners, and removed these lucrative contracts from the tenderpreneurs" External link

iol Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba saying : “I’m told one or two of my provincial chairpersons; one from the inland province, and one from the coastal province are also speaking to you. Please speed up the process” External link

iol Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2bn at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3bn by the close of 2018/19,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “The fact that Makhubo is holding press conferences rather than serving a 15-year sentence for corruption is an indictment of our criminal justice system. It is well documented that Makhubo was earning millions in profits through a contractual relationship with a Gupta-linked company while serving as the MMC of finance,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “From day one of the coalition government in 2016, Makhubo predicted the imminent financial collapse of the city citing an impending inability to make the next salary run. This never transpired,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that South Africa is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

citizen Monday, February 3, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We continue to engage and support each other as we work together to fix South Africa and bring the change we need,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Lily Mine ) : "I would like to see the legal teams, through this process, hold these government departments to account for their failures and seek a shareholding of the mining company operating Lily Mine," External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "It took more than two years for the former miners to get the police to finally open a docket, with allegations that the mine was deemed structurally unsafe prior to its collapse," External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is the only explanation for the obstruction and intimidation that has been experienced by this community over the past four years,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “People are probably putting pressure on us to work together but I think they should give us space,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Instead of being offered support, they were issued with a court order instructing them to stay at least 1 000 m away from the mine, after they made the decision to camp nearby and try to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones and colleagues themselves,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is apparent to me that government officials in our country are connected to this disaster,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The community have been refused the opportunity to lay criminal charges against the mining company until last year because no case has ever been opened,” “They have endured so many broken promises and failures, and yet they have never given up” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Inequality, poverty, corruption, unemployment and State Capture – as we near the end of a year that has highlighted everything that is wrong with South Africa, over the past two weeks the thousands of submissions received through The People’s Dialogue have reminded my why South African is worth saving,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The past two weeks have affirmed to me that South Africans are good people who simply want to live in a country that works. We are tired of the negativity that constantly confronts us, and the way that our political system does not serve us as the people of South Africa,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “When we return in January, we must be inspired by our love and commitment for South Africa, and its future, as we take the dialogue further,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Like many South Africans, I have lost faith in our political system. Nothing could demonstrate this more than the events that have taken place over the past 48 hours across major metros in South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Through it all, I came to the conclusion that political parties and politicians act in their own self-interests as the primary driving force in decision-making, and not in the interest of ordinary South Africans,” External link

news24 Monday, December 9, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Today, I have launched The People’s Dialogue, a platform to engage South Africans from all walks of life about how we can build a South Africa that we can all be proud of," External link

iol Friday, December 6, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Like many South Africans, I have lost faith in our political system. Nothing could demonstrate this more than the events that have taken place over the past 48 hours across major metros in South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Through all of this, I have come to the view that political parties and politicians operate with self-interest as their primary driver of decision making, and not in the interest of ordinary South Africans,” “Despite this, in my time as the mayor of Johannesburg, I have been fortunate to meet thousands of South Africans from all backgrounds. They have confirmed my deep-seated belief that our country is loaded with potential. We are a proud people and desire to live in a country that works, but we are held back from that possibility by our political system” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We can no longer leave our future, as a people, to our political system. We have to be animated by a love of our country and by a belief that we can fix South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Today, I have launched The People’s Dialogue, a platform to engage South Africans from all walks of life about how we can build a South Africa that we can all be proud of," External link

the-star Friday, December 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The DA of today is clearly not the DA that I joined — not when they support an allegedly corrupt person. That my former coalition partners have abandoned the multiparty government, speaks clearly to the fact that I am not alone in my view,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : “More recently, the City has uncovered how another Gupta-linked company associated with Regiments, Cedar Park Properties 39 Pty Ltd (Cedar Park), took transfer of the land on which the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated, effectively for free,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “While I am deeply saddened and angered for the residents of Johannesburg, it is clear for everyone to see that the DA was ready to push me out of government in Johannesburg. As I said in my resignation speech, ‘It is not my nature to hang around to be pushed.’ Those DA councillors who voted for Geoff Makhubo were clearly lined up to vote for the ANC’s motions of no confidence against our government,” “As a result, instead of having a mayor who fights corruption, Johannesburg will now have a mayor who is allegedly corrupt” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “For as long as our borders remain as vulnerable as they are, our police will continuously chase a moving target as a result of some criminal elements who will seize on the weakness to commit crimes and move in and out of the country at will,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am looking forward to engaging with the communities as an ordinary citizen of the city, because what is being done will always impact me as a member of the community,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Every time I went to the council meeting I was attacked about the non-compliance of City Power, but I knew that time will tell and today I am standing in front of you about the achievement of City Power. It was one of the most corrupt entities where some of the entries on my balance sheet were not even in existence,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The upgrade of this substation is very important, not only to these affected residents, but also to the entire City of Johannesburg’s electrical network," External link

the-star Friday, November 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “If we are not going to do anything about providing accommodation for our people in this inner city where there is already existing infrastructure, then we are fooling ourselves. We will never address housing challenges for our poor people for a long as we ignore this city with the current infrastructure,” External link

iol Monday, November 18, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Following the rigorous work undertaken by our IT department to get to the bottom of the cyberattack, I can confidently state that our systems have now been fully restored and it will soon be business as usual for the City of Johannesburg,” External link

the-star Monday, November 11, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It was a particularly tricky decision to make when you take into consideration the ramifications of closing a key motorway linking the east and west of our city,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Meanwhile, at Karsene Bridge, the scope included the demolition and repairing of the bridge deck and corbels and installation of new waterproofed bridge joints. The failed support system resulted in the bridge deck having worrying movements. There can be no doubt that it required urgent attention,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “For us as a nation to succeed, we need to make tough decisions. You need to take decisions of an unpopular nature and we are prepared to do so,” External link

iol Friday, November 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It was a particularly tricky decision to make when you take into consideration the ramifications of closing a key motorway linking the east and west of our city,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Meanwhile, at Karsene Bridge, the scope included the demolition and repairing of the bridge deck and corbels and installation of new waterproofed bridge joints. The failed support system resulted in the bridge deck having worrying movements. There can be no doubt that it required urgent attention,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba wrote : “The EFF convinced us to ... insource 7,000 employees, including security guards and cleaners” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We can no longer afford to have organised labour and governing political parties in alliances that compromise government when tough decisions have to be made for our economy,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in SA in 2019. I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that SA is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A dogmatic adherence to liberalism, or any ideology for that matter, fails to recognise that policy implementation does not happen in a vacuum. When in government, one is forced to consider the SA context and the lived experience of residents,” “I do not say this in defence of BEE and AA [affirmative action]. I maintain that these policies are misguided and have done nothing to address the underlying causes of economic exclusion, including a failing education system, severe skills shortages, restrictive labour legislation and general policy uncertainty” External link

businessday Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba claimed : “undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city” External link

citizen Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for all," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for all," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen is one those [in] SA I personally hold with the highest esteem. I am proud of her as my fellow [South African]. Period,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba salientou ( about Aliança Democrática ) : “Aderi à Aliança Democrática porque não conseguia aguentar mais ver o meu país a ser desintegrado pela corrupção, fracasso e arrogância do ANC” External link

jornaldeangola Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba declarou : “É por esse motivo que convoquei esta conferência de imprensa para anunciar a minha renúncia do DA. Não continuarei como vereador do partido e, como tal, não poderei continuar a ser autarca. Tive de escolher entre o meu partido e o meu país” External link

jornaldeangola Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “With this grouping of people succeeding in their effort to take over the DA, I have no doubt whatsoever that they will move to collapse these governance arrangements. At the heart of the matter will be the pro-poor agenda that this multiparty government has executed,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have spent the past three years in government working tirelessly to rise above party politics in an attempt to unite a broad coalition. The events of this weekend have left me at a crossroads where I can no longer ignore the internal dynamics of the DA and the continued attempts to undermine my pro-poor agenda in the City of Johannesburg,” “I am now in a position where I am forced to choose between my party and my country. As a patriot, I will always choose my country first,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The events of this weekend have left me at a crossroads where I can no longer ignore the internal dynamics of the DA and the continued attempts to undermine my pro-poor agenda in the City of Johannesburg,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa in 2019,” “I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that South Africa is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 21, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dit : "L'élection récente de Zille à la tête du conseil fédéral (une des instances dirigeantes du parti) constitue une victoire pour des gens qui, au sein de la DA, défendent des positions diamétralement opposées à mes valeurs" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 21, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for All," External link

haberler-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa in 2019," External link

haberler-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba declarou : “É por esse motivo que convoquei esta conferência de imprensa para anunciar a minha renúncia do DA. Não continuarei como vereador do partido e, como tal, não poderei continuar a ser autarca. [...] Tive de escolher entre o meu partido e o meu país” External link

dnoticias Monday, October 21, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba salientou ( about Aliança Democrática ) : “Aderi à Aliança Democrática porque não conseguia aguentar mais ver o meu país a ser desintegrado pela corrupção, fracasso e arrogância do Congresso Nacional Africano (ANC)” External link

dnoticias Monday, October 21, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have no doubt whatsoever that they will move to collapse these governance arrangements…a review of the coalition is predetermined,” External link

mg Monday, October 21, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I think it is a difficult question. I think I am trying to really be honest with you because I’ve not really worked… let’s see, maybe people [will] give him the mandate on Sunday” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is for this reason that I have called this media conference today to announce my resignation from the DA effective November 27,” External link

businessday Monday, October 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am happy to report to the residents of the City of Johannesburg that repair work on the closed section of the M2 Highway will be complete on October 30 as planned,” “A ceremony will be held to mark this important occasion, at which point an operational plan will be announced and rolled out over the weekend to ensure that the motorway is fully operational to motorists on November 4,” External link

iol Friday, October 18, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These factories will be expropriated within the legal framework of the Constitution. For this, we will utilise the fact that they are abandoned, owners untraceable and monies owing on these properties exceed their value,” External link

citizen Friday, October 18, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Causing major inconvenience to businesses and residents alike, we had to take the decision to shut down the M2 in order to protect the lives of our residents,” “I stood on that bridge, I felt the vibrations, and I saw first-hand the cracks in the supporting structures. There is no doubt that this was a life-saving and very necessary decision” External link

citizen Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property. It is frankly unethical for a private company to expect the government to incur costs while providing it with free services. This, while our residents are expected to fork out their hard-earned money on a monthly basis,” External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property. It is frankly unethical for a private company to expect the government to incur costs while providing it with free services. This, while our residents are expected to fork out their hard-earned money on a monthly basis,” External link

the-star Monday, October 7, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Ultimately, failure to pay municipal debts negatively impacts service delivery which is budgeted for on revenue generation forecasts,” “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to steal from our residents face the full might of the law” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “At the end of the day, the city is interested in ensuring that we are able to generate revenue from services such as water, which, in turn, will be pumped back into service delivery,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is not only absurd but highly suspect,” “To add to this, Cedar Park has not made one payment in terms of the bond repayments because of a suspensive clause included in the development lease agreement,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to abuse public office and steal from our residents face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City remains confident it can win this case. We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property on which the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated and the taps will remain off until Cedar Park settles their R8m account with the City,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is not only absurd but highly suspect,” “To add to this, Cedar Park has not made one payment in terms of the bond repayments because of a suspensive clause included in the development lease agreement,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to abuse public office and steal from our residents face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not going to turn a blind eye on such evil crime happening under our watch,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "There's nothing for me to apologise. We have the responsibility to get the president to get Home Affairs about the documentation [of foreign nationals]. What do you expect me to apologise for?" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “However, only one payment of R670 000 was forthcoming on an outstanding debt of R3.3m at the time. In addition, Cedar Park made no effort to enter into a payment arrangement with the City for the outstanding debt. The City again issued Cedar Park with a pre-termination notice on July 30, 2019. However, no payment followed which ultimately resulted in the City cutting the water supply to the property,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Ultimately, failure to pay municipal debts negatively impacts service delivery which is budgeted for on revenue generation forecasts. More of these cut-offs can be expected as efforts to collect outstanding debt are intensified through the City’s Operation Buya Mthetho ,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not going to turn a blind eye on such evil crime happening under our watch,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What we saw this week was pure criminality,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Illegal immigrants are holding our country to ransom and I am going to be the last South African to allow it,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am assured the JMPD [metro police] is doing everything possible to help the SAPS in bringing an end to this criminality. I call upon South Africa’s law enforcement agencies, and especially the SAPS, to deal with these criminals with urgency and to restore law and order on our streets. This latest outbreak of criminality once again highlights the desperate need for intelligence-led policing in our country,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, September 2, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I condemn the violent looting taking place in parts of Johannesburg and especially the inner city. Such lawlessness and disregard for human life cannot and will not be tolerated,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, September 2, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "On 17 August 2019, we welcomed the first 450 beneficiaries of this insourcing programme, and due to their sheer number the remaining 1429 cleaners were registered the following day as well as last weekend," External link

iol Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We all know that money made from buying and selling counterfeit goods does not contribute anything to the country’s economy. Illegal money, goes into funding even more illegal activities” External link

iol Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Maybe they (the ANC) made their commitments (to people) but couldn’t come up with the money,” External link

the-star Friday, August 23, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To withdraw the motion at the last minute like this is totally unacceptable,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In the past, the unions were never party to the budget planning processes,” External link

businessday Monday, August 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dénonce : "Les criminels qui dérobent les câbles de cuivre sabotent notre économie" External link

slateafrique Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dénonce : "Les criminels qui dérobent les câbles de cuivre sabotent notre économie" External link

ipreunion Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba afirmou : "Assistimos ao declínio do país, que entrou em recessão, acompanhado de 14 anos de altos níveis de desemprego" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:22:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
nouveau maire de johannesburg1.73%FR10/29/201729/10/2017
mayor58.20%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
mayor of johannesburg2.42%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
executive mayor of johannesburg0.35%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
councillor0.35%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
tycoon0.17%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
current mayor of johannesburg0.17%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
political editor0.52%EN02/27/201727/02/2017
editor0.35%EN02/27/201727/02/2017
maire0.69%FR12/21/201621/12/2016
candidate19.34%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
tutor0.17%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
democratic alliance mayor0.17%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
chairperson0.35%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
elected mayor of johannesburg0.69%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
successor1.04%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
founder0.86%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
star0.35%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
candidat de l' alliance0.52%FR08/25/201625/08/2016
candidat de la da1.55%FR08/24/201624/08/2016
businessman6.39%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
représentant0.35%FR08/23/201623/08/2016
nominee0.35%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
candidate for johannesburg2.76%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
renowned businessman0.17%EN08/21/201621/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Herman MashabaEN93.16%
Herman MashabaFR5.88%
Herman MashabaPT0.96%


 
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Geoff Makhubo said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba looked away when these (invasions) were happening in the south - yes, he did, because his currency to stay in power was to please the EFF. And in pleasing the EFF, it was to allow things like this,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Pierre de Vos stated ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Herman Mashaba could be the main beneficiary of South Africa’s shifting political landscape,” External link

the-star Friday, August 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

De Vos stated ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Herman Mashaba could be the main beneficiary of South Africa’s shifting political landscape,” External link

the-star Friday, August 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Beaumont said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We will be engaged in this process in good faith; I think it’s important that we do so. But both Mr Mashaba and chief Tembe are committed to challenge those (negative) findings should they remain in the final report,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Gareth Newham said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The problem of using arrests in the way that Mashaba is, is just nonsensical. It is not telling us anything about the involvement of foreign nationals in crime,” External link

citizen Friday, November 8, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Gareth Newham said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The problem of using arrests in the way that Mashaba is, is just nonsensical. It is not telling us anything about the involvement of foreign nationals in crime,” External link

mg Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The resignation of Mr Mashaba as Mayor of Johannesburg does not signal an end to the DA’s commitment to the people of Johannesburg and South Africa,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “I respect Herman Mashaba’s decision and note it. I came today to discuss it with him The party will take consideration of the announcements of Mayor Mashaba. That will serve before a federal executive where decisions would need to be made,” External link

mg Monday, October 21, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The events that have taken place over the past number of days were democratic. I respect Herman Mashaba's decision and note the communication that he has done. I came and met with Mashaba to discuss the decision. It will be my view that I would have wanted him to finish the term,” External link

businessday Monday, October 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Bagraim said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “I know that Mr Mashaba supports joint decision-making. That’s his style of management. As long as he is not pushed to agree to things that are contrary to the development of the city, I don’t have a particular problem with [the agreement]” External link

businessday Monday, August 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

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Herman Mashaba said : “Our registration is yet another milestone in this project to deliver a real alternative to the people of South Africa, who have been failed by their political system, and have expressed their wishes for ActionSA to be the party to unite our country around a vision for a prosperous future, ” “I believe it is highly appropriate that we register this party the day after President Ramaphosa announced the move to level 1 lockdown regulations, because we will dedicate ActionSA to being the party of economic solutions that will create jobs and prosperity for all South Africans” External link

citizen Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The reason I left the DA was that they can’t see and recognise us as black people. We will have redress policies and black people are going to be the beneficiaries. But it must be the kind of redress that promotes entrepreneurship in black people and not the one pushed by the ANC that creates cronyism,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : “The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically-connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : "This very same system will be used to performance manage our public representatives. Those who disappoint you will be replaced. Our public representatives must serve you, the people," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba explained : ”These specialised units must follow a prosecutorial style of investigation and must be supported by similarly specialised units in the NPA and our court system,” External link

iol Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba alleged : “I was also informed that the service provider (Pillay) colluded with one of our officials who steals printer cartridges from our stores and sells them to the service provider, who then sells it back to the city,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To respond any further to the allegations of a mayor accused of benefiting R30 million from state capture-linked companies doing business with the city, while serving as the finance mayoral committee member, should not be necessary,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “I would suggest mayor Makhubo focus on improving the lives of Joburg’s residents because he has been spectacularly underwhelming in his role since he took over,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not associated with uLerato,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I urge the people of South Africa to stand in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, and to stand against the uncaring ANC which has looked on in silence for too long while our neighbours suffer," External link

iol Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What is clear is that Abel does not seek positions within the party and wants to sign up as an ordinary member, along with the thousands who have joined to date,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is one of the strengths of our party – our commitment that residents will choose our candidates through primaries; means that any person wishing to stand will have to pass this test if they want to serve as a public representative,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "What is clear is that Abel does not seek positions within the party and wants to sign up as an ordinary member, along with the thousands who have joined to date," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is one of the strengths of our party - our commitment that residents will choose our candidates through primaries; means that any person wishing to stand will have to pass this test if they want to serve as a public representative," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “One company made an offer to buy that mine and said it firstly wanted to retrieve that container, but the department said it was irretrievable,” “Last week, the department promised to give us the documents that show proof that the container is irretrievable, but they didn’t. We want those documents. We want that container out so that there can be proper burials of the three victims” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "One company made an offer to buy that mine and said it firstly wanted to retrieve that container, but the department said it was irretrievable," "Last week, the department promised to give us the documents that show proof that the container is irretrievable, but they didn't. We want those documents. We want that container out so that there can be proper burials of the three victims" External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Vytjie was one of the few ANC MPs who were brave enough to stand up and speak out against the state capture taking place in South Africa. At great personal risk, she spoke of how she was offered a Ministerial position by the Guptas, in exchange for cancelling SAA’s routes to India, and how she turned it down," "Vytjie brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to our new political party, and in our discussions, she has expressed her dedication to being involved with us, as the only party capable of unseating the ANC. Nobody knows better how important this task is for our country and I look forward to working with her in growing our new party" External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Vytjie Mentor ) : “Vytjie was one of the few ANC MPs who were brave enough to stand up and speak out against the state capture taking place in South Africa. At great personal risk, she spoke of how she was offered a ministerial position by the Guptas, in exchange for cancelling SAA’s routes to India, and how she turned it down,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These are the kinds of people we want to have in the ranks of our new political party – truly dedicated South Africans dedicated to rooting out the looting in our government,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba concluded : “What is clear, is that our new party will be the only party capable of unseating the ANC and building a prosperous, non-racial and secure future for all South Africans,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Passing this budget ensures the collapse of service delivery infrastructure in Johannesburg,” “Moreover, it keeps an ANC in office that is severely implicated in State Capture, corruption and other forms of wrongdoing – ensuring the continued abuse of public funds. It also speaks to the DA’s commitment to end the coalition arrangements by working with the ANC” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Hijacked buildings are a major problem in our inner city, with our people living in deplorable conditions and being abused by slumlords who extort money from them" External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “If we are not going to do anything about providing accommodation for our people in this inner city where there is already existing infrastructure, then we are fooling ourselves. We will never address housing challenges for our poor people for a long as we ignore this city with the current infrastructure,” External link

iol Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Hijacked buildings are a major problem in our inner city, with our people living in deplorable conditions and being abused by slumlords who extort money from them" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This budget was the time for brave and decisive leadership, an announcement of a new direction to drive our economy forward and reduce the hardships of jobs losses that are certain in our future,” “Perhaps where the greatest failures of the minister’s amendment budget lie, is in what he did not say. He failed to announce where government is in the process of securing funding from the IMF and World Bank and what conditions are being attached to such loans” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "I am not a DA spokesperson," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "If the ANC went into exile to liberate our people so that our people can get a better life, they've not demonstrated that in the last 26 years. The public was never on that agenda," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba says : "Before you start talking about the NHI, we have to start talking about the current system. How can you have a beautiful NHI when public hospitals today don't have medication?" External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The problem lies with members of parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The problem lies with members of Parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Parliament must amend the Electoral Act to provide for a mixed electoral system, providing for at least half of the 400 seats to be directly elected through constituencies. This would allow for a situation, for the first time in democratic South Africa, where voters could hold individual members of Parliament accountable for their performance and their voting records,” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The problem lies with members of Parliament, and our current political parties, being vehemently opposed to any form of direct accountability. The fallout they would experience from any form of direct accountability would be disastrous for them, given the poor calibre of candidates that political parties put forward to represent the people of South Africa,” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The leak was sent to no fewer than six Sunday newspapers. A leak of this nature is deliberate, coordinated and political in nature," "Section 11 of the Public Protector Act makes it a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of R40 000 or 12-months imprisonment" External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The leaking of the draft report is highly prejudicial to myself and in the event the findings remain the same after the final report is released I will approach the High Court in order to have the final report reviewed and set aside," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A few weeks ago, I received a Section 7(9) notice from the Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and a draft investigative report which articulated draft findings against me during my time as Mayor of Johannesburg. In terms of the Public Protector Act, I must be given a chance to respond to the draft report, before it is finalised. I have not yet provided my response to the draft report,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I want this process to get to the bottom of who is benefitting politically" "We are confident that government and the department of mineral resources will respond favourably to our request, given that pressure has been mounting since The People’s Dialogue has taken this matter on" External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Justice matters, and it matters for the families of the three trapped miners. The families have been deprived proper burials of their loved ones. The families and former workers remain camped outside of the mine, while those responsible for the collapse live free and in comfort," External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "A few weeks ago, I received a Section 7(9) notice from the Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and a draft investigative report which articulated draft findings against me during my time as Mayor of Johannesburg. In terms of the Public Protector Act, I must be given a chance to respond to the draft report, before it is finalised. I have not yet provided my response to the draft report," External link

news24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “When I was campaigning in the run-up to the 2016 local government elections, I remember asking myself what poor black people did to the ANC to deserve the treatment that has been meted out to them. This is why I find the ANC’s response to the BLM campaign to be the worst form of hypocrisy,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In order to police successfully, there can be no tolerance towards corruption as this cripples the entire department,” External link

the-star Monday, May 25, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Without any doubt, it is difficult for everyone. Is it going to be easy for us? Absolutely not. We expect that it’s going to be very difficult, but we are confident that the people of this country will come forward to assist us” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is just for the NPA to prosecute them, and we don’t understand why they are not prosecuted,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "He will be leading our essential campaign to develop wall-to-wall structures on the ground in the communities, that will carry our offer to the front doors of South Africans. Funzi worked in the private sector and brings this experience and perspective into the work of growing our economy and creating jobs," External link

iol Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The president must clarify what concrete steps he will lead to ensure that South Africa can be freed from the policy disasters of the last ten years,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The president reiterated his commitment to root out corruption, but actions speak louder than words. What measures are being put in place, such as the establishment of an independent oversight panel to monitor spending, to prevent corruption? With R20 billion in relief going to municipalities, this is of great concern” External link

citizen Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Without these steps being taken with urgency, South Africa is likely to see a combination of lockdown breaches, starvation, and brutality meted out to the most vulnerable in our society. This is a humanitarian crisis we cannot afford," External link

the-star Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We cannot allow ourselves to ignore the fact the humanitarian crisis that will arise after we have emerged from our health crisis, when businesses do not re-open and wides-scale retrenchments follow,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba concluded : “We need strong leadership which defies the forces within the ANC and tripartite alliance, and takes the unpopular decisions that will be essential to ensure that we avoid emerging from this lockdown only to face an economic crisis that could last for years,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba stated : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2 billion at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3 billion by the close of 2018/19,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2billion at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3billion by the close of 2018/19,” External link

the-star Monday, March 9, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Both of these individuals are deeply committed to the project of building a new political alternative that places the people of South Africa at the centre of its work,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 2, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “He will be leading our essential campaign to develop wall-to-wall structures on the ground in the communities, that will carry our offer to the front doors of South Africans,” External link

citizen Monday, March 2, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "attributed with statements about the reversing of the gains of insourcing, which has benefited over 8 000 families of security guards and cleaners, and removed these lucrative contracts from the tenderpreneurs" External link

iol Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba saying : “I’m told one or two of my provincial chairpersons; one from the inland province, and one from the coastal province are also speaking to you. Please speed up the process” External link

iol Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Contrary to these allegations, the pre-audit financial statements for the 2018/19 financial year reflected a significant improvement in the City’s financial health and liquidity, with its closing cash balance increasing from R2.2bn at the end of 2017/18, to R5.3bn by the close of 2018/19,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “The fact that Makhubo is holding press conferences rather than serving a 15-year sentence for corruption is an indictment of our criminal justice system. It is well documented that Makhubo was earning millions in profits through a contractual relationship with a Gupta-linked company while serving as the MMC of finance,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “From day one of the coalition government in 2016, Makhubo predicted the imminent financial collapse of the city citing an impending inability to make the next salary run. This never transpired,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that South Africa is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

citizen Monday, February 3, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We continue to engage and support each other as we work together to fix South Africa and bring the change we need,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Lily Mine ) : "I would like to see the legal teams, through this process, hold these government departments to account for their failures and seek a shareholding of the mining company operating Lily Mine," External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "It took more than two years for the former miners to get the police to finally open a docket, with allegations that the mine was deemed structurally unsafe prior to its collapse," External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is the only explanation for the obstruction and intimidation that has been experienced by this community over the past four years,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “People are probably putting pressure on us to work together but I think they should give us space,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Instead of being offered support, they were issued with a court order instructing them to stay at least 1 000 m away from the mine, after they made the decision to camp nearby and try to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones and colleagues themselves,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is apparent to me that government officials in our country are connected to this disaster,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The community have been refused the opportunity to lay criminal charges against the mining company until last year because no case has ever been opened,” “They have endured so many broken promises and failures, and yet they have never given up” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Inequality, poverty, corruption, unemployment and State Capture – as we near the end of a year that has highlighted everything that is wrong with South Africa, over the past two weeks the thousands of submissions received through The People’s Dialogue have reminded my why South African is worth saving,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The past two weeks have affirmed to me that South Africans are good people who simply want to live in a country that works. We are tired of the negativity that constantly confronts us, and the way that our political system does not serve us as the people of South Africa,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “When we return in January, we must be inspired by our love and commitment for South Africa, and its future, as we take the dialogue further,” External link

the-star Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Like many South Africans, I have lost faith in our political system. Nothing could demonstrate this more than the events that have taken place over the past 48 hours across major metros in South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Through it all, I came to the conclusion that political parties and politicians act in their own self-interests as the primary driving force in decision-making, and not in the interest of ordinary South Africans,” External link

news24 Monday, December 9, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Today, I have launched The People’s Dialogue, a platform to engage South Africans from all walks of life about how we can build a South Africa that we can all be proud of," External link

iol Friday, December 6, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Like many South Africans, I have lost faith in our political system. Nothing could demonstrate this more than the events that have taken place over the past 48 hours across major metros in South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Through all of this, I have come to the view that political parties and politicians operate with self-interest as their primary driver of decision making, and not in the interest of ordinary South Africans,” “Despite this, in my time as the mayor of Johannesburg, I have been fortunate to meet thousands of South Africans from all backgrounds. They have confirmed my deep-seated belief that our country is loaded with potential. We are a proud people and desire to live in a country that works, but we are held back from that possibility by our political system” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We can no longer leave our future, as a people, to our political system. We have to be animated by a love of our country and by a belief that we can fix South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Today, I have launched The People’s Dialogue, a platform to engage South Africans from all walks of life about how we can build a South Africa that we can all be proud of," External link

the-star Friday, December 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The DA of today is clearly not the DA that I joined — not when they support an allegedly corrupt person. That my former coalition partners have abandoned the multiparty government, speaks clearly to the fact that I am not alone in my view,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : “More recently, the City has uncovered how another Gupta-linked company associated with Regiments, Cedar Park Properties 39 Pty Ltd (Cedar Park), took transfer of the land on which the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated, effectively for free,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “While I am deeply saddened and angered for the residents of Johannesburg, it is clear for everyone to see that the DA was ready to push me out of government in Johannesburg. As I said in my resignation speech, ‘It is not my nature to hang around to be pushed.’ Those DA councillors who voted for Geoff Makhubo were clearly lined up to vote for the ANC’s motions of no confidence against our government,” “As a result, instead of having a mayor who fights corruption, Johannesburg will now have a mayor who is allegedly corrupt” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “For as long as our borders remain as vulnerable as they are, our police will continuously chase a moving target as a result of some criminal elements who will seize on the weakness to commit crimes and move in and out of the country at will,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am looking forward to engaging with the communities as an ordinary citizen of the city, because what is being done will always impact me as a member of the community,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Every time I went to the council meeting I was attacked about the non-compliance of City Power, but I knew that time will tell and today I am standing in front of you about the achievement of City Power. It was one of the most corrupt entities where some of the entries on my balance sheet were not even in existence,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The upgrade of this substation is very important, not only to these affected residents, but also to the entire City of Johannesburg’s electrical network," External link

the-star Friday, November 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “If we are not going to do anything about providing accommodation for our people in this inner city where there is already existing infrastructure, then we are fooling ourselves. We will never address housing challenges for our poor people for a long as we ignore this city with the current infrastructure,” External link

iol Monday, November 18, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Following the rigorous work undertaken by our IT department to get to the bottom of the cyberattack, I can confidently state that our systems have now been fully restored and it will soon be business as usual for the City of Johannesburg,” External link

the-star Monday, November 11, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It was a particularly tricky decision to make when you take into consideration the ramifications of closing a key motorway linking the east and west of our city,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Meanwhile, at Karsene Bridge, the scope included the demolition and repairing of the bridge deck and corbels and installation of new waterproofed bridge joints. The failed support system resulted in the bridge deck having worrying movements. There can be no doubt that it required urgent attention,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “For us as a nation to succeed, we need to make tough decisions. You need to take decisions of an unpopular nature and we are prepared to do so,” External link

iol Friday, November 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It was a particularly tricky decision to make when you take into consideration the ramifications of closing a key motorway linking the east and west of our city,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Meanwhile, at Karsene Bridge, the scope included the demolition and repairing of the bridge deck and corbels and installation of new waterproofed bridge joints. The failed support system resulted in the bridge deck having worrying movements. There can be no doubt that it required urgent attention,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba wrote : “The EFF convinced us to ... insource 7,000 employees, including security guards and cleaners” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We can no longer afford to have organised labour and governing political parties in alliances that compromise government when tough decisions have to be made for our economy,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in SA in 2019. I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that SA is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A dogmatic adherence to liberalism, or any ideology for that matter, fails to recognise that policy implementation does not happen in a vacuum. When in government, one is forced to consider the SA context and the lived experience of residents,” “I do not say this in defence of BEE and AA [affirmative action]. I maintain that these policies are misguided and have done nothing to address the underlying causes of economic exclusion, including a failing education system, severe skills shortages, restrictive labour legislation and general policy uncertainty” External link

businessday Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba claimed : “undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city” External link

citizen Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for all," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for all," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen is one those [in] SA I personally hold with the highest esteem. I am proud of her as my fellow [South African]. Period,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba salientou ( about Aliança Democrática ) : “Aderi à Aliança Democrática porque não conseguia aguentar mais ver o meu país a ser desintegrado pela corrupção, fracasso e arrogância do ANC” External link

jornaldeangola Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba declarou : “É por esse motivo que convoquei esta conferência de imprensa para anunciar a minha renúncia do DA. Não continuarei como vereador do partido e, como tal, não poderei continuar a ser autarca. Tive de escolher entre o meu partido e o meu país” External link

jornaldeangola Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “With this grouping of people succeeding in their effort to take over the DA, I have no doubt whatsoever that they will move to collapse these governance arrangements. At the heart of the matter will be the pro-poor agenda that this multiparty government has executed,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have spent the past three years in government working tirelessly to rise above party politics in an attempt to unite a broad coalition. The events of this weekend have left me at a crossroads where I can no longer ignore the internal dynamics of the DA and the continued attempts to undermine my pro-poor agenda in the City of Johannesburg,” “I am now in a position where I am forced to choose between my party and my country. As a patriot, I will always choose my country first,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The events of this weekend have left me at a crossroads where I can no longer ignore the internal dynamics of the DA and the continued attempts to undermine my pro-poor agenda in the City of Johannesburg,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa in 2019,” “I cannot reconcile myself with people who do not see that South Africa is more unequal today than it was in 1994,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 21, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dit : "L'élection récente de Zille à la tête du conseil fédéral (une des instances dirigeantes du parti) constitue une victoire pour des gens qui, au sein de la DA, défendent des positions diamétralement opposées à mes valeurs" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 21, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The DA no longer represents a party that is able to achieve what I desire most, a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the African National Congress [South Africa's ruling party] and deliver One South Africa for All," External link

haberler-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I cannot reconcile myself with a group of people who believe that race is irrelevant in the discussion of inequality and poverty in South Africa in 2019," External link

haberler-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba declarou : “É por esse motivo que convoquei esta conferência de imprensa para anunciar a minha renúncia do DA. Não continuarei como vereador do partido e, como tal, não poderei continuar a ser autarca. [...] Tive de escolher entre o meu partido e o meu país” External link

dnoticias Monday, October 21, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba salientou ( about Aliança Democrática ) : “Aderi à Aliança Democrática porque não conseguia aguentar mais ver o meu país a ser desintegrado pela corrupção, fracasso e arrogância do Congresso Nacional Africano (ANC)” External link

dnoticias Monday, October 21, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have no doubt whatsoever that they will move to collapse these governance arrangements…a review of the coalition is predetermined,” External link

mg Monday, October 21, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I think it is a difficult question. I think I am trying to really be honest with you because I’ve not really worked… let’s see, maybe people [will] give him the mandate on Sunday” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is for this reason that I have called this media conference today to announce my resignation from the DA effective November 27,” External link

businessday Monday, October 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am happy to report to the residents of the City of Johannesburg that repair work on the closed section of the M2 Highway will be complete on October 30 as planned,” “A ceremony will be held to mark this important occasion, at which point an operational plan will be announced and rolled out over the weekend to ensure that the motorway is fully operational to motorists on November 4,” External link

iol Friday, October 18, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These factories will be expropriated within the legal framework of the Constitution. For this, we will utilise the fact that they are abandoned, owners untraceable and monies owing on these properties exceed their value,” External link

citizen Friday, October 18, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Causing major inconvenience to businesses and residents alike, we had to take the decision to shut down the M2 in order to protect the lives of our residents,” “I stood on that bridge, I felt the vibrations, and I saw first-hand the cracks in the supporting structures. There is no doubt that this was a life-saving and very necessary decision” External link

citizen Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property. It is frankly unethical for a private company to expect the government to incur costs while providing it with free services. This, while our residents are expected to fork out their hard-earned money on a monthly basis,” External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property. It is frankly unethical for a private company to expect the government to incur costs while providing it with free services. This, while our residents are expected to fork out their hard-earned money on a monthly basis,” External link

the-star Monday, October 7, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Ultimately, failure to pay municipal debts negatively impacts service delivery which is budgeted for on revenue generation forecasts,” “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to steal from our residents face the full might of the law” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “At the end of the day, the city is interested in ensuring that we are able to generate revenue from services such as water, which, in turn, will be pumped back into service delivery,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is not only absurd but highly suspect,” “To add to this, Cedar Park has not made one payment in terms of the bond repayments because of a suspensive clause included in the development lease agreement,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to abuse public office and steal from our residents face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City remains confident it can win this case. We are unapologetic for cutting the water supply to the property on which the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated and the taps will remain off until Cedar Park settles their R8m account with the City,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is not only absurd but highly suspect,” “To add to this, Cedar Park has not made one payment in terms of the bond repayments because of a suspensive clause included in the development lease agreement,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will not rest until the City gets to the bottom of this apparent criminality and ensure that those who have elected to abuse public office and steal from our residents face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not going to turn a blind eye on such evil crime happening under our watch,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "There's nothing for me to apologise. We have the responsibility to get the president to get Home Affairs about the documentation [of foreign nationals]. What do you expect me to apologise for?" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “However, only one payment of R670 000 was forthcoming on an outstanding debt of R3.3m at the time. In addition, Cedar Park made no effort to enter into a payment arrangement with the City for the outstanding debt. The City again issued Cedar Park with a pre-termination notice on July 30, 2019. However, no payment followed which ultimately resulted in the City cutting the water supply to the property,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Ultimately, failure to pay municipal debts negatively impacts service delivery which is budgeted for on revenue generation forecasts. More of these cut-offs can be expected as efforts to collect outstanding debt are intensified through the City’s Operation Buya Mthetho ,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are not going to turn a blind eye on such evil crime happening under our watch,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What we saw this week was pure criminality,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Illegal immigrants are holding our country to ransom and I am going to be the last South African to allow it,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am assured the JMPD [metro police] is doing everything possible to help the SAPS in bringing an end to this criminality. I call upon South Africa’s law enforcement agencies, and especially the SAPS, to deal with these criminals with urgency and to restore law and order on our streets. This latest outbreak of criminality once again highlights the desperate need for intelligence-led policing in our country,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, September 2, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I condemn the violent looting taking place in parts of Johannesburg and especially the inner city. Such lawlessness and disregard for human life cannot and will not be tolerated,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, September 2, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "On 17 August 2019, we welcomed the first 450 beneficiaries of this insourcing programme, and due to their sheer number the remaining 1429 cleaners were registered the following day as well as last weekend," External link

iol Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We all know that money made from buying and selling counterfeit goods does not contribute anything to the country’s economy. Illegal money, goes into funding even more illegal activities” External link

iol Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Maybe they (the ANC) made their commitments (to people) but couldn’t come up with the money,” External link

the-star Friday, August 23, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To withdraw the motion at the last minute like this is totally unacceptable,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In the past, the unions were never party to the budget planning processes,” External link

businessday Monday, August 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dénonce : "Les criminels qui dérobent les câbles de cuivre sabotent notre économie" External link

slateafrique Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba dénonce : "Les criminels qui dérobent les câbles de cuivre sabotent notre économie" External link

ipreunion Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba afirmou : "Assistimos ao declínio do país, que entrou em recessão, acompanhado de 14 anos de altos níveis de desemprego" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:22:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
nouveau maire de johannesburg1.73%FR10/29/201729/10/2017
mayor58.20%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
mayor of johannesburg2.42%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
executive mayor of johannesburg0.35%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
councillor0.35%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
tycoon0.17%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
current mayor of johannesburg0.17%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
political editor0.52%EN02/27/201727/02/2017
editor0.35%EN02/27/201727/02/2017
maire0.69%FR12/21/201621/12/2016
candidate19.34%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
tutor0.17%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
democratic alliance mayor0.17%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
chairperson0.35%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
elected mayor of johannesburg0.69%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
successor1.04%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
founder0.86%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
star0.35%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
candidat de l' alliance0.52%FR08/25/201625/08/2016
candidat de la da1.55%FR08/24/201624/08/2016
businessman6.39%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
représentant0.35%FR08/23/201623/08/2016
nominee0.35%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
candidate for johannesburg2.76%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
renowned businessman0.17%EN08/21/201621/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Herman MashabaEN93.16%
Herman MashabaFR5.88%
Herman MashabaPT0.96%


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Geoff Makhubo said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba looked away when these (invasions) were happening in the south - yes, he did, because his currency to stay in power was to please the EFF. And in pleasing the EFF, it was to allow things like this,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Pierre de Vos stated ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Herman Mashaba could be the main beneficiary of South Africa’s shifting political landscape,” External link

the-star Friday, August 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

De Vos stated ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Herman Mashaba could be the main beneficiary of South Africa’s shifting political landscape,” External link

the-star Friday, August 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Beaumont said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We will be engaged in this process in good faith; I think it’s important that we do so. But both Mr Mashaba and chief Tembe are committed to challenge those (negative) findings should they remain in the final report,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Gareth Newham said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The problem of using arrests in the way that Mashaba is, is just nonsensical. It is not telling us anything about the involvement of foreign nationals in crime,” External link

citizen Friday, November 8, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Gareth Newham said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The problem of using arrests in the way that Mashaba is, is just nonsensical. It is not telling us anything about the involvement of foreign nationals in crime,” External link

mg Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The resignation of Mr Mashaba as Mayor of Johannesburg does not signal an end to the DA’s commitment to the people of Johannesburg and South Africa,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “I respect Herman Mashaba’s decision and note it. I came today to discuss it with him The party will take consideration of the announcements of Mayor Mashaba. That will serve before a federal executive where decisions would need to be made,” External link

mg Monday, October 21, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “The events that have taken place over the past number of days were democratic. I respect Herman Mashaba's decision and note the communication that he has done. I came and met with Mashaba to discuss the decision. It will be my view that I would have wanted him to finish the term,” External link

businessday Monday, October 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Bagraim said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “I know that Mr Mashaba supports joint decision-making. That’s his style of management. As long as he is not pushed to agree to things that are contrary to the development of the city, I don’t have a particular problem with [the agreement]” External link

businessday Monday, August 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT