Herman Mashaba

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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 said : “On the 22nd August 2016 I was elected by just 52% of council. The ANC voted against me, so I am not a mayor of the city of Johannesburg at the behest of the ANC, so if anyone has to vote me out, it is the parties that voted me in as executive mayor, and I will leave it to them to really decide,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Being a mayor for me, as I have always indicated was the last job I wanted, what I have always strived for and I am committed to this, is to dislodge the ANC,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These cleaners previously earned a mere R3,000 per month, while the City paid around R6,500 per cleaner to the outsourced companies they worked for,” “These cleaners will now be able to take home more than R4,000 per month after deductions from a salary of around R5,600” External link

citizen Friday, August 16, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These upgrades are key to grid stability where each individual upgrade contributes to a more reliable overall power supply. Wilro Park substation supplies approximately 5 000 domestic and business customers in the Roodepoort area and the areas of Wilro Park, Princess Crossing, Princess Roodekrans, Helderkruin, and Breaunanda will benefit directly from this upgrade,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am also thankful for the contributions of the EFF which, although not a member of the coalition, votes on an issue by issue basis,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba wrote : “It is essential that the committee holds the NPA accountable for their failures in ensuring that they conduct themselves without fear or favour,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To this end, the City created Group Forensic and Investigation Services (GFIS), headed by General Shadrack Sibiya, to investigate allegations of corruption within the City’s administration and municipal entities,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is astounding as one of the properties that was devaluated was 64 Eloff Street, which is the landlord of both the (Specialised Commercial Crime Unit) SCCU and the DPCI as both their offices reside in 64 Eloff Street,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I look forward to meeting the ANC on the floor of council on August 22 where the hypocrisy of their baseless allegations will be exposed and the nefarious motives of their motion made clear,” External link

the-star Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “The letter is in light of the MEC’s dubious behaviour and comments on the subject of the ARP investigations, as well as numerous allegations that are currently being investigated by the City relating to Maile’s close relatives allegedly benefitting directly from the tainted ARP,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “It is therefore not only absurd, but also unethical for Maile to play any role whatsoever in the on-going investigations into the ARP,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “The march was attended by ANC top brass such as Geoff Makhubo, current ANC Johannesburg region chairperson, who allegedly also confirmed this to their followers,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These vehicles are about service delivery in Johannesburg and we are committed to a Johannesburg that works," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "We still have a long journey ahead of us. There can be no doubt that the City is moving in the right direction," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These new specialised units will ensure that our departments can efficiently and effectively deliver essential services across all our regions," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "As we know, potholes have been a cause for daily frustration to our motorists, causing massive damages to vehicles. Consequently, they have caused traffic jams and accidents," "I would like to encourage the officials to look after the new equipment to allow them to perform their many duties better" External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “However, these engagements have not resulted in any meaningful progress or successful prosecutions,” “In fact, numerous slam-dunk cases have been withdrawn from court for over a year” External link

citizen Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have humbly requested that the City of Johannesburg be allowed to present to the portfolio committee on our experiences regarding the NPA and the lack of due deference given to our criminal matters,” “This is with the hope that the portfolio committee will hold the NPA accountable for its failures in ensuring that it conducts itself without fear or favour” External link

citizen Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "However, these engagements have not resulted in any meaningful progress or successful prosecutions," "In fact, numerous slam dunk cases have been withdrawn from court for over a year" External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I have humbly requested that the city of Johannesburg be allowed to present to the portfolio committee on our experiences regarding the NPA and the lack of due deference given to our criminal matters," "This is with the hope that the portfolio committee will hold the NPA accountable for its failures in ensuring that it conducts itself without fear or favour" External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “crime undermines the quality of our peoples’ lives in the city and South Africa at large. We need to protect our public and maintain the rule of law. Police need to be given powers necessary to catch criminals” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Despite an undertaking from the ANC provincial government that land grabs would not be tolerated, the situation has been allowed to spiral out of control. This has resulted in residents of surrounding areas such as Lenasia, Lenasia South, Zakariyya Park, and Ennerdale being subjected to frequent water and electricity outages, environmental degradation, and increased crime” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Politicians responsible for causing the problem must now urgently intervene to ensure that those enriching themselves through the misery of others are brought to book. Residents are being prejudiced by the ANC government’s failure to provide housing, adequate infrastructure, services, and to enforce the law,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “With investigations being the constitutionally determined preserve of the SAPS (South African Police Service), the city is reliant upon the SAPS to investigate,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These residents are in possession of evidence which demonstrates how money is exchanging hands, and already made-up shacks are being issued to those willing to pay for a piece of land where the occupations are taking place,” “Those behind these occupations are being witnessed driving around the area in high-end luxury vehicles, as a testament to the lucrative nature of their criminal activity” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "With investigations being the constitutionally determined preserve of the SAPS (South African Police Service), the city is reliant upon the SAPS to investigate," External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These residents are in possession of evidence which demonstrates how money is exchanging hands, and already made-up shacks are being issued to those willing to pay for a piece of land where the occupations are taking place," "Those behind these occupations are being witnessed driving around the area in high-end luxury vehicles, as a testament to the lucrative nature of their criminal activity" External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is unacceptable and the endangerment of lives through reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding cannot be the order of the day,” “Drunk driving monitored cases by the cases monitoring unit (CMU) revealed that a total of 580 drunk drivers were apprehended and taken to the nearest police station in June. All of these suspects were found to have paid between R500 and R1,500 bail, and were subsequently released” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is also used as a tool to communicate JMPD’s crime fighting efforts to residents,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What has unfortunately become apparent is that a large portion of these arrests were of undocumented persons, who are still in police custody pending verification of identification and address,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I therefore look forward to the end of October when we will introduce the first of the 1,500 JMPD recruits,” “With a strengthened force and a simple and clear objective to stop crime and enforce the law, the City of Johannesburg is turning the tide against crime. We need zero-tolerance policing, and to deal decisively with offenders. Restoring the rule of law must be a priority for all of us” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Tensions in the area are escalating to the point where it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously hurt or killed,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night," said Mashaba. "The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “I have taken note of the recent protests in Lenasia and surrounding areas during the course of last week, as well as the events that led to them. I have written to Lebogang Maile, MEC for Human Settlements and Cogta [the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs], to achieve a joint approach to addressing the complex problems in the area,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “At the heart of this issue are two competing and highly complex challenges which face government at all levels,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “Both of these challenges require the direct attention of our two spheres of government. In my letter, I stressed to MEC Maile the need to ensure that we plan and coordinate together, between the City and the Gauteng provincial government, to avoid the trends in the past. In previous instances of unrest, engagements were held with communities without solid plans, budgets and deliverables to which government could be held to account,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A game of political finger-pointing or one-upmanship will not benefit the residents in these affected areas,” “This is particularly true given that land parcels belonging to both the province and the City have been constructed upon. Equally, the City’s efforts to address such cases have been hampered by the SAPS not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : “not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : "not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions" External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Eskom cannot try to turn this legacy of corruption and mismanagement around by punishing ordinary law-abiding residents, who serves as easy targets, while corrupt politicians and individuals responsible for the state-owned enterprise’s downfall are allowed to walk free,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Eskom cannot try to turn this legacy of corruption and mismanagement around by punishing ordinary law-abiding residents, who serves as easy targets, while corrupt politicians and individuals responsible for the state-owned enterprise's downfall are allowed to walk free," External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This morning, I had a lengthy discussion with the CEO of Eskom who appeared to question the urgency behind this matter,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This morning, I had a lengthy discussion with the CEO of Eskom who appeared to question the urgency behind this matter," External link

iol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Actually on Thursday morning I had a meeting with my team, I need to release the statement on our finances [on Monday] or on Tuesday,” External link

businessday Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the City of Joburg would not normally seek to interfere in or instruct Eskom on how to conduct its affairs, I feel compelled to enter the fray and intervene on behalf of paying residents who face unfair punishment at the hands of Eskom due the actions of a few residents,” “The City of Joburg cannot sit by idly and watch Eskom engage in such unethical and unlawful conduct. We have a duty to protect our law-abiding residents who are affected by this conduct” External link

citizen Friday, July 12, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the city of Johannesburg would not normally seek to interfere in or instruct Eskom on how to conduct its affairs, I feel compelled to enter the fray and intervene on behalf of paying residents who face unfair punishment at the hands of Eskom due [to] the actions of a few residents,” “Should the allegations against Eskom prove to be true, it would amount to a blanket punishment [and] a violation of residents’ rights as well as a gross abuse of power” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These [currently available fire engines] are strategically deployed across the six districts in the city. In the event any fire station did not have an available fire engine for whatever reason‚ that fire station will be supported by the next available fire station and engine‚” External link

businessday Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “As a result of the supplier not able to meet its contractual obligations as a result of it going into business rescue‚ and given the fraudulent tender process‚ the city was left with no option but to cancel the R161m contract for the provision of fire engines‚” External link

businessday Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I also wish to reassure these guards that their current contracts will continue with their current employers on a month-to-month basis until the 1st of October 2019,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City is also still in the process of acquiring the necessary uniforms and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they commence work on 1 October 2019,” “We remain deeply committed to in-sourcing, which represents a departure from the past practices of the City which saw over R700 million being paid annually to politically connected security companies. Each security guard earned under R4,000 per month, while the security companies received more than R12,000 per month per security guard” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Our deepest appreciation also goes to the EFF, who have worked with us every step of the way to bring the dignity of in-sourcing to our employees,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are committed to ensuring that contractors in these capital projects source local sub-contractors and labour. This is a principle that the multi-party government supports as a small yet important component of our work in providing economic opportunities,” External link

citizen Friday, June 28, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “As recently as yesterday, the ANC took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement of defending the local business forum opposed to the opening of the Montclare Opportunity Centre today,” External link

citizen Friday, June 28, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "We are committed to ensuring that contractors in these capital projects source local sub-contractors and labour. This is a principle that the multi-party government supports as a small yet important component of our work in providing economic opportunities," External link

iol Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "As recently as yesterday, the ANC took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement of defending the local business forum opposed to the opening of the Montclare Opportunity Centre today," External link

iol Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am glad that this pedestrian bridge will be ready for public use in the next two weeks. This bridge is going to allow residents to interact without putting their lives in danger, in particular during rainy seasons,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is our duty as the city of Johannesburg to make sure that communities live in a safe and healthy environment,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Arising from their large stand sizes, the yield of these properties will offer nearly 3,000 housing opportunities in multi-storey buildings,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Our residents cannot wait for dreams of new cities to materialise in the distant future, if at all,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Johannesburg Water ) : “I wish to assure residents that our team has put sufficient measures in place to make sure Johannesburg residents are least affected of all during this maintenance period‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Johannesburg Water ) : “Johannesburg Water appeals to all residents of the City of Johannesburg to use water sparingly during the shutdown to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all customers that Level 1 water restrictions are still in place‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Park Fire ) : “Today I was joined by the MMC for public safety, Cllr Michael Sun and the acting executive head of emergency management services, Ms Nomathemba Mtshali, as we unveiled the 42 ambulances at Ivory Park Fire station,” “These ambulances will now be handed over and distributed across various fire stations within the city. This will greatly assist with the alleviating the strain to the current overstretched resources” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I believe that through the introduction of these new ambulances, we will continue to bring Diphetogo to the people of Johannesburg,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “All 30 stations will each receive at least one ambulance and some will receive two, based on the call volume within that region. Indeed, the deployment of these vehicles will be directed to some of our poorest communities who experience some of the highest call volumes,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The addition of this fleet will enable our paramedics to deliver quality services, faster. Indeed, the City’s EMS performance in responding to priority 1 medical calls currently averages at 85% within 15 minutes,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I encourage residents of Johannesburg to also take pride in the new fleet and ensure our paramedics are protected while they respond to emergencies,” “I would like to express my appreciation to the MMC for safety, Cllr Micheal Sun, for the efforts made in procuring these ambulances and helping us bring better emergency services to residents” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We have an obligation to remedy the wrong we have committed according to the legal requirements of spoliation. For this reason we will be assisting the residents to rebuild their homes, alongside an electrification programme in the area,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the multiparty government believes fundamentally in the right to protest and raise grievances, the Alexandra Shutdown Movement must not be mistaken for anything other than a politically sponsored vehicle to protect the corrupt interests of those who have profited from the looting of the ARP” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The directors of this company include none other than Sandile Mavundla, the ringleader of the Alex Shutdown Movement and Tefo Raphadu, the ANC ward councillor,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The usage of the USDG allocations to municipalities is regulated for infrastructure projects relating to urban settlement,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Indeed, in the face of our inherited R170bn infrastructure backlog, grant funding provided to the City is woefully inadequate for meeting our needs,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have learnt with disbelief that a Gauteng provincial government official in the department of human settlements is alleged to have unlawfully accessed City of Joburg offices containing files on the Alexandra Renewal Project,” External link

citizen Friday, June 7, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is worth noting that this official was formerly employed by the City of Johannesburg within the ARP project. It is outrageous that such an act could have taken place at a time when the City has launched a full-scale forensic investigation into the ARP, for which we can confirm evidence is now missing, this must be viewed in the most cynical light,” External link

mg Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I have learned with shock that this is not the first time that the suspect is arrested for the same offence. The suspect was also arrested last year for illegally selling two RDP houses for R150 000," "I am worried about the increasing number of such arrests but also happy that we as the city are doing something about it to bring this to an end" External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I’m appealing to anyone who might have information on the illegal sale of stands and RDP houses to please come forward. The information will assist our law enforcement agencies as they continue to investigate these cases throughout the city," "Corruption has no place in this administration and we will work tirelessly, and in collaboration with institutions such as the Hawks, SAPS and all other institutions within the criminal justice system to ensure that the residents of Johannesburg receive the quality services they deserve" External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The City must make a plan within the next few weeks. The City must rebuild your structures. I understand you are here illegally, but the City removed you illegally. Two wrongs do not make a right. Basically, as much as you occupied this land illegally, not because you are criminals but because you had no choice, the City came in and also committed a crime by removing your structures," External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “anyone talking about the court order is talking nonsense. We already know the people behind this. We cannot blame the JMPD” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City must make a plan within the next few weeks. The City must rebuild your structures. I understand you are here illegally, but the City removed you illegally. Two wrongs do not make a right. Basically, as much as you occupied this land illegally, not because you are criminals but because you had no choice, the City came in and also committed a crime by removing your structures,” “Government now has a responsibility to rebuild within the next few days. Where they must find the money, they must make a plan. While they are doing that immediately I want electricity This was not just a real and normal demolition. It had political implications behind it. You must understand that there is going to be people who will do everything possible to sabotage what I am promising you” External link

citizen Monday, June 3, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I would like to thank the Joburg resident for refusing to be part of any corrupt activity and reporting the incident to our team which acted swiftly," External link

iol Friday, May 24, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This unit also made 22 arrests in connection with possession of hijacked or stolen motor vehicles. Furthermore, 70 vehicles, and 11 firearms were recovered," "This is a clear indication and progress of our fight against brazen and armed criminals in Joburg" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is an indication of our efforts against reckless and negligent driving, which is a serious hazard to road users," "Efforts to further curb this dangerous behaviour includes the launch of the Buya Mthetho hotline at the end of March, which also encourages drivers to safely record and report reckless driving to a WhatsApp hotline" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Sadly, safety remains a key concern for many of our residents. Though policing remains a provincial and national competency, per the Constitution, within its limited mandate, the City’s JMPD is working hard to increase the levels of safety within our communities," "I wish to also thank our officers working beyond the call of duty. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. It is because of you that we are able to serve our residents with pride" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This unit also made 22 arrests in connection with possession of hijacked or stolen motor vehicles. Furthermore, 70 vehicles, and 11 firearms were recovered," "This is a clear indication and progress of our fight against brazen and armed criminals in Joburg" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is an indication of our efforts against reckless and negligent driving, which is a serious hazard to road users," "Efforts to further curb this dangerous behaviour includes the launch of the Buya Mthetho hotline at the end of March, which also encourages drivers to safely record and report reckless driving to a WhatsApp hotline" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Sadly, safety remains a key concern for many of our residents. Though policing remains a provincial and national competency, per the Constitution, within its limited mandate, the City’s JMPD is working hard to increase the levels of safety within our communities," "I wish to also thank our officers working beyond the call of duty. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. It is because of you that we are able to serve our residents with pride" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City has noted the disappointing correspondence from Nersa, indicating that municipalities across South Africa will now face a 15.63% tariff increase from Eskom following continued tariff negotiations between Eskom and the energy regulator,” “This is after Nersa had initially granted Eskom a hike of 9.41%, 8.1% and 5.2% for the next three financial years, below Eskom’s application for a 17.1 % hike for 2019/20, 15.4% for 2020/21 and 15.5% for 2021/22” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While access to electricity is not explicitly mentioned within the constitution as a right, it forms a critical municipal service which local government is obliged to provide progressive access to. To that end, the tariff increase only serves to reduce access to electricity for our poorest residents,” “I hope to provide residents with an update on this matter soon” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will never work with the ANC. If the DA or anyone else would work with the ANC, I would resign yesterday,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In 2018, this figure rose to 83 000, which translated into 15-30% of all patients receiving medical treatment at our clinics (are migrants),” External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : ”It is almost done … it was the worst kind of nonsense I have ever heard in my life. I am telling you that when that story came out, it was the very first time I heard about that company [that won the fleet tender]. When it comes to the EFF, I only engage with them when it comes to issues of running the city, not on anything else. “We declared corruption enemy number one when we formed the coalition government,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:57:00 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



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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

Floyd Shivambu wrote ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Well done to the [EFF] Caucus in Johannesburg and Executive Mayor [Herman Mashaba] for insourcing cleaners for the City of Johannesburg. This is a true honour to mostly mothers who are the cornerstones of our lives. It’s steps in the right direction!” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba is a good guy… we even said we can have him as an EFF mayor, we do not mind. Maybe Mashaba is teaching us something… maybe our problems do not need politicians. Mashaba is not a politician, he does not take political attitudes, and it helps,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

John Moodey said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “It is shocking that the ANC wants to table a motion of no confidence in Mashaba when it is them that failed the residents of the city for more than two decades, depriving them of services,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We still have absolute confidence in Mayor Mashaba. We are proud of the work he has done leading the coalition government, and will give him the support he needs,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We still have absolute confidence in Mayor Mashaba. We are proud of the work he has done leading the coalition government and will give him the support he needs,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Geoff Makhubo said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “This is an ANC motion and what the EFF does is not our concern at the moment. What we are concerned about is our motion and the reasons [therefor]. We have our 122 councillors and‚ of course‚ there are a number of other parties we have been working with‚ and those are people we are confident will vote with us‚” “In the interest of people of the City of Johannesburg‚ we believe that the leadership of Herman Mashaba is negative. Are we confident? Yes. We are confident that [other parties] are going to see our reason because they know the numbers and‚ therefore‚ we are confident that this time the motion will pass” External link

businessday Friday, August 2, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night," said Mashaba. "The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba is a good guy, we can have Mashaba as an EFF mayor,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile alleged ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “in Mayor Mashaba we are dealing with somebody who is neither consistent nor honest” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We are talking and we are not seeing any hostilities about a possibility of power sharing. We will have a mayor in Tshwane, the DA will have MMCs in Tshwane. They will have a mayor in Joburg, we will have MMCs in Joburg,” “I am reluctant to remove the mayor of Joburg [Herman Mashaba]. You know why? Those ANC people hate Mashaba and I am very happy ... anyone that traumatises the ANC is my hero,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

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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 said : “On the 22nd August 2016 I was elected by just 52% of council. The ANC voted against me, so I am not a mayor of the city of Johannesburg at the behest of the ANC, so if anyone has to vote me out, it is the parties that voted me in as executive mayor, and I will leave it to them to really decide,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Being a mayor for me, as I have always indicated was the last job I wanted, what I have always strived for and I am committed to this, is to dislodge the ANC,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These cleaners previously earned a mere R3,000 per month, while the City paid around R6,500 per cleaner to the outsourced companies they worked for,” “These cleaners will now be able to take home more than R4,000 per month after deductions from a salary of around R5,600” External link

citizen Friday, August 16, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These upgrades are key to grid stability where each individual upgrade contributes to a more reliable overall power supply. Wilro Park substation supplies approximately 5 000 domestic and business customers in the Roodepoort area and the areas of Wilro Park, Princess Crossing, Princess Roodekrans, Helderkruin, and Breaunanda will benefit directly from this upgrade,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am also thankful for the contributions of the EFF which, although not a member of the coalition, votes on an issue by issue basis,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba wrote : “It is essential that the committee holds the NPA accountable for their failures in ensuring that they conduct themselves without fear or favour,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “To this end, the City created Group Forensic and Investigation Services (GFIS), headed by General Shadrack Sibiya, to investigate allegations of corruption within the City’s administration and municipal entities,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is astounding as one of the properties that was devaluated was 64 Eloff Street, which is the landlord of both the (Specialised Commercial Crime Unit) SCCU and the DPCI as both their offices reside in 64 Eloff Street,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I look forward to meeting the ANC on the floor of council on August 22 where the hypocrisy of their baseless allegations will be exposed and the nefarious motives of their motion made clear,” External link

the-star Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “The letter is in light of the MEC’s dubious behaviour and comments on the subject of the ARP investigations, as well as numerous allegations that are currently being investigated by the City relating to Maile’s close relatives allegedly benefitting directly from the tainted ARP,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “It is therefore not only absurd, but also unethical for Maile to play any role whatsoever in the on-going investigations into the ARP,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Geoff Makhubo ) : “The march was attended by ANC top brass such as Geoff Makhubo, current ANC Johannesburg region chairperson, who allegedly also confirmed this to their followers,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These vehicles are about service delivery in Johannesburg and we are committed to a Johannesburg that works," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "We still have a long journey ahead of us. There can be no doubt that the City is moving in the right direction," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These new specialised units will ensure that our departments can efficiently and effectively deliver essential services across all our regions," External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "As we know, potholes have been a cause for daily frustration to our motorists, causing massive damages to vehicles. Consequently, they have caused traffic jams and accidents," "I would like to encourage the officials to look after the new equipment to allow them to perform their many duties better" External link

iol Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “However, these engagements have not resulted in any meaningful progress or successful prosecutions,” “In fact, numerous slam-dunk cases have been withdrawn from court for over a year” External link

citizen Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have humbly requested that the City of Johannesburg be allowed to present to the portfolio committee on our experiences regarding the NPA and the lack of due deference given to our criminal matters,” “This is with the hope that the portfolio committee will hold the NPA accountable for its failures in ensuring that it conducts itself without fear or favour” External link

citizen Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "However, these engagements have not resulted in any meaningful progress or successful prosecutions," "In fact, numerous slam dunk cases have been withdrawn from court for over a year" External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I have humbly requested that the city of Johannesburg be allowed to present to the portfolio committee on our experiences regarding the NPA and the lack of due deference given to our criminal matters," "This is with the hope that the portfolio committee will hold the NPA accountable for its failures in ensuring that it conducts itself without fear or favour" External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “crime undermines the quality of our peoples’ lives in the city and South Africa at large. We need to protect our public and maintain the rule of law. Police need to be given powers necessary to catch criminals” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Despite an undertaking from the ANC provincial government that land grabs would not be tolerated, the situation has been allowed to spiral out of control. This has resulted in residents of surrounding areas such as Lenasia, Lenasia South, Zakariyya Park, and Ennerdale being subjected to frequent water and electricity outages, environmental degradation, and increased crime” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Politicians responsible for causing the problem must now urgently intervene to ensure that those enriching themselves through the misery of others are brought to book. Residents are being prejudiced by the ANC government’s failure to provide housing, adequate infrastructure, services, and to enforce the law,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “With investigations being the constitutionally determined preserve of the SAPS (South African Police Service), the city is reliant upon the SAPS to investigate,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These residents are in possession of evidence which demonstrates how money is exchanging hands, and already made-up shacks are being issued to those willing to pay for a piece of land where the occupations are taking place,” “Those behind these occupations are being witnessed driving around the area in high-end luxury vehicles, as a testament to the lucrative nature of their criminal activity” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "With investigations being the constitutionally determined preserve of the SAPS (South African Police Service), the city is reliant upon the SAPS to investigate," External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "These residents are in possession of evidence which demonstrates how money is exchanging hands, and already made-up shacks are being issued to those willing to pay for a piece of land where the occupations are taking place," "Those behind these occupations are being witnessed driving around the area in high-end luxury vehicles, as a testament to the lucrative nature of their criminal activity" External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This is unacceptable and the endangerment of lives through reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding cannot be the order of the day,” “Drunk driving monitored cases by the cases monitoring unit (CMU) revealed that a total of 580 drunk drivers were apprehended and taken to the nearest police station in June. All of these suspects were found to have paid between R500 and R1,500 bail, and were subsequently released” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is also used as a tool to communicate JMPD’s crime fighting efforts to residents,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “What has unfortunately become apparent is that a large portion of these arrests were of undocumented persons, who are still in police custody pending verification of identification and address,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I therefore look forward to the end of October when we will introduce the first of the 1,500 JMPD recruits,” “With a strengthened force and a simple and clear objective to stop crime and enforce the law, the City of Johannesburg is turning the tide against crime. We need zero-tolerance policing, and to deal decisively with offenders. Restoring the rule of law must be a priority for all of us” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Tensions in the area are escalating to the point where it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously hurt or killed,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night," said Mashaba. "The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “I have taken note of the recent protests in Lenasia and surrounding areas during the course of last week, as well as the events that led to them. I have written to Lebogang Maile, MEC for Human Settlements and Cogta [the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs], to achieve a joint approach to addressing the complex problems in the area,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “At the heart of this issue are two competing and highly complex challenges which face government at all levels,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “Both of these challenges require the direct attention of our two spheres of government. In my letter, I stressed to MEC Maile the need to ensure that we plan and coordinate together, between the City and the Gauteng provincial government, to avoid the trends in the past. In previous instances of unrest, engagements were held with communities without solid plans, budgets and deliverables to which government could be held to account,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “A game of political finger-pointing or one-upmanship will not benefit the residents in these affected areas,” “This is particularly true given that land parcels belonging to both the province and the City have been constructed upon. Equally, the City’s efforts to address such cases have been hampered by the SAPS not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : “not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions” External link

citizen Monday, July 22, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added : "not taking up its investigative and intelligence gathering functions" External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Eskom cannot try to turn this legacy of corruption and mismanagement around by punishing ordinary law-abiding residents, who serves as easy targets, while corrupt politicians and individuals responsible for the state-owned enterprise’s downfall are allowed to walk free,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Eskom cannot try to turn this legacy of corruption and mismanagement around by punishing ordinary law-abiding residents, who serves as easy targets, while corrupt politicians and individuals responsible for the state-owned enterprise's downfall are allowed to walk free," External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “This morning, I had a lengthy discussion with the CEO of Eskom who appeared to question the urgency behind this matter,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This morning, I had a lengthy discussion with the CEO of Eskom who appeared to question the urgency behind this matter," External link

iol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Actually on Thursday morning I had a meeting with my team, I need to release the statement on our finances [on Monday] or on Tuesday,” External link

businessday Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the City of Joburg would not normally seek to interfere in or instruct Eskom on how to conduct its affairs, I feel compelled to enter the fray and intervene on behalf of paying residents who face unfair punishment at the hands of Eskom due the actions of a few residents,” “The City of Joburg cannot sit by idly and watch Eskom engage in such unethical and unlawful conduct. We have a duty to protect our law-abiding residents who are affected by this conduct” External link

citizen Friday, July 12, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the city of Johannesburg would not normally seek to interfere in or instruct Eskom on how to conduct its affairs, I feel compelled to enter the fray and intervene on behalf of paying residents who face unfair punishment at the hands of Eskom due [to] the actions of a few residents,” “Should the allegations against Eskom prove to be true, it would amount to a blanket punishment [and] a violation of residents’ rights as well as a gross abuse of power” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “These [currently available fire engines] are strategically deployed across the six districts in the city. In the event any fire station did not have an available fire engine for whatever reason‚ that fire station will be supported by the next available fire station and engine‚” External link

businessday Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “As a result of the supplier not able to meet its contractual obligations as a result of it going into business rescue‚ and given the fraudulent tender process‚ the city was left with no option but to cancel the R161m contract for the provision of fire engines‚” External link

businessday Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I also wish to reassure these guards that their current contracts will continue with their current employers on a month-to-month basis until the 1st of October 2019,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City is also still in the process of acquiring the necessary uniforms and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they commence work on 1 October 2019,” “We remain deeply committed to in-sourcing, which represents a departure from the past practices of the City which saw over R700 million being paid annually to politically connected security companies. Each security guard earned under R4,000 per month, while the security companies received more than R12,000 per month per security guard” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Our deepest appreciation also goes to the EFF, who have worked with us every step of the way to bring the dignity of in-sourcing to our employees,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We are committed to ensuring that contractors in these capital projects source local sub-contractors and labour. This is a principle that the multi-party government supports as a small yet important component of our work in providing economic opportunities,” External link

citizen Friday, June 28, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “As recently as yesterday, the ANC took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement of defending the local business forum opposed to the opening of the Montclare Opportunity Centre today,” External link

citizen Friday, June 28, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "We are committed to ensuring that contractors in these capital projects source local sub-contractors and labour. This is a principle that the multi-party government supports as a small yet important component of our work in providing economic opportunities," External link

iol Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "As recently as yesterday, the ANC took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement of defending the local business forum opposed to the opening of the Montclare Opportunity Centre today," External link

iol Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I am glad that this pedestrian bridge will be ready for public use in the next two weeks. This bridge is going to allow residents to interact without putting their lives in danger, in particular during rainy seasons,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is our duty as the city of Johannesburg to make sure that communities live in a safe and healthy environment,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Arising from their large stand sizes, the yield of these properties will offer nearly 3,000 housing opportunities in multi-storey buildings,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Our residents cannot wait for dreams of new cities to materialise in the distant future, if at all,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Johannesburg Water ) : “I wish to assure residents that our team has put sufficient measures in place to make sure Johannesburg residents are least affected of all during this maintenance period‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Johannesburg Water ) : “Johannesburg Water appeals to all residents of the City of Johannesburg to use water sparingly during the shutdown to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all customers that Level 1 water restrictions are still in place‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Park Fire ) : “Today I was joined by the MMC for public safety, Cllr Michael Sun and the acting executive head of emergency management services, Ms Nomathemba Mtshali, as we unveiled the 42 ambulances at Ivory Park Fire station,” “These ambulances will now be handed over and distributed across various fire stations within the city. This will greatly assist with the alleviating the strain to the current overstretched resources” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I believe that through the introduction of these new ambulances, we will continue to bring Diphetogo to the people of Johannesburg,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “All 30 stations will each receive at least one ambulance and some will receive two, based on the call volume within that region. Indeed, the deployment of these vehicles will be directed to some of our poorest communities who experience some of the highest call volumes,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The addition of this fleet will enable our paramedics to deliver quality services, faster. Indeed, the City’s EMS performance in responding to priority 1 medical calls currently averages at 85% within 15 minutes,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I encourage residents of Johannesburg to also take pride in the new fleet and ensure our paramedics are protected while they respond to emergencies,” “I would like to express my appreciation to the MMC for safety, Cllr Micheal Sun, for the efforts made in procuring these ambulances and helping us bring better emergency services to residents” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “We have an obligation to remedy the wrong we have committed according to the legal requirements of spoliation. For this reason we will be assisting the residents to rebuild their homes, alongside an electrification programme in the area,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While the multiparty government believes fundamentally in the right to protest and raise grievances, the Alexandra Shutdown Movement must not be mistaken for anything other than a politically sponsored vehicle to protect the corrupt interests of those who have profited from the looting of the ARP” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The directors of this company include none other than Sandile Mavundla, the ringleader of the Alex Shutdown Movement and Tefo Raphadu, the ANC ward councillor,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The usage of the USDG allocations to municipalities is regulated for infrastructure projects relating to urban settlement,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “Indeed, in the face of our inherited R170bn infrastructure backlog, grant funding provided to the City is woefully inadequate for meeting our needs,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I have learnt with disbelief that a Gauteng provincial government official in the department of human settlements is alleged to have unlawfully accessed City of Joburg offices containing files on the Alexandra Renewal Project,” External link

citizen Friday, June 7, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “It is worth noting that this official was formerly employed by the City of Johannesburg within the ARP project. It is outrageous that such an act could have taken place at a time when the City has launched a full-scale forensic investigation into the ARP, for which we can confirm evidence is now missing, this must be viewed in the most cynical light,” External link

mg Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I have learned with shock that this is not the first time that the suspect is arrested for the same offence. The suspect was also arrested last year for illegally selling two RDP houses for R150 000," "I am worried about the increasing number of such arrests but also happy that we as the city are doing something about it to bring this to an end" External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I’m appealing to anyone who might have information on the illegal sale of stands and RDP houses to please come forward. The information will assist our law enforcement agencies as they continue to investigate these cases throughout the city," "Corruption has no place in this administration and we will work tirelessly, and in collaboration with institutions such as the Hawks, SAPS and all other institutions within the criminal justice system to ensure that the residents of Johannesburg receive the quality services they deserve" External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "The City must make a plan within the next few weeks. The City must rebuild your structures. I understand you are here illegally, but the City removed you illegally. Two wrongs do not make a right. Basically, as much as you occupied this land illegally, not because you are criminals but because you had no choice, the City came in and also committed a crime by removing your structures," External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “anyone talking about the court order is talking nonsense. We already know the people behind this. We cannot blame the JMPD” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City must make a plan within the next few weeks. The City must rebuild your structures. I understand you are here illegally, but the City removed you illegally. Two wrongs do not make a right. Basically, as much as you occupied this land illegally, not because you are criminals but because you had no choice, the City came in and also committed a crime by removing your structures,” “Government now has a responsibility to rebuild within the next few days. Where they must find the money, they must make a plan. While they are doing that immediately I want electricity This was not just a real and normal demolition. It had political implications behind it. You must understand that there is going to be people who will do everything possible to sabotage what I am promising you” External link

citizen Monday, June 3, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "I would like to thank the Joburg resident for refusing to be part of any corrupt activity and reporting the incident to our team which acted swiftly," External link

iol Friday, May 24, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This unit also made 22 arrests in connection with possession of hijacked or stolen motor vehicles. Furthermore, 70 vehicles, and 11 firearms were recovered," "This is a clear indication and progress of our fight against brazen and armed criminals in Joburg" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is an indication of our efforts against reckless and negligent driving, which is a serious hazard to road users," "Efforts to further curb this dangerous behaviour includes the launch of the Buya Mthetho hotline at the end of March, which also encourages drivers to safely record and report reckless driving to a WhatsApp hotline" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Sadly, safety remains a key concern for many of our residents. Though policing remains a provincial and national competency, per the Constitution, within its limited mandate, the City’s JMPD is working hard to increase the levels of safety within our communities," "I wish to also thank our officers working beyond the call of duty. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. It is because of you that we are able to serve our residents with pride" External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This unit also made 22 arrests in connection with possession of hijacked or stolen motor vehicles. Furthermore, 70 vehicles, and 11 firearms were recovered," "This is a clear indication and progress of our fight against brazen and armed criminals in Joburg" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "This is an indication of our efforts against reckless and negligent driving, which is a serious hazard to road users," "Efforts to further curb this dangerous behaviour includes the launch of the Buya Mthetho hotline at the end of March, which also encourages drivers to safely record and report reckless driving to a WhatsApp hotline" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : "Sadly, safety remains a key concern for many of our residents. Though policing remains a provincial and national competency, per the Constitution, within its limited mandate, the City’s JMPD is working hard to increase the levels of safety within our communities," "I wish to also thank our officers working beyond the call of duty. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. It is because of you that we are able to serve our residents with pride" External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “The City has noted the disappointing correspondence from Nersa, indicating that municipalities across South Africa will now face a 15.63% tariff increase from Eskom following continued tariff negotiations between Eskom and the energy regulator,” “This is after Nersa had initially granted Eskom a hike of 9.41%, 8.1% and 5.2% for the next three financial years, below Eskom’s application for a 17.1 % hike for 2019/20, 15.4% for 2020/21 and 15.5% for 2021/22” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “While access to electricity is not explicitly mentioned within the constitution as a right, it forms a critical municipal service which local government is obliged to provide progressive access to. To that end, the tariff increase only serves to reduce access to electricity for our poorest residents,” “I hope to provide residents with an update on this matter soon” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “I will never work with the ANC. If the DA or anyone else would work with the ANC, I would resign yesterday,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : “In 2018, this figure rose to 83 000, which translated into 15-30% of all patients receiving medical treatment at our clinics (are migrants),” External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said : ”It is almost done … it was the worst kind of nonsense I have ever heard in my life. I am telling you that when that story came out, it was the very first time I heard about that company [that won the fleet tender]. When it comes to the EFF, I only engage with them when it comes to issues of running the city, not on anything else. “We declared corruption enemy number one when we formed the coalition government,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:57:00 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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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

Floyd Shivambu wrote ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Well done to the [EFF] Caucus in Johannesburg and Executive Mayor [Herman Mashaba] for insourcing cleaners for the City of Johannesburg. This is a true honour to mostly mothers who are the cornerstones of our lives. It’s steps in the right direction!” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba is a good guy… we even said we can have him as an EFF mayor, we do not mind. Maybe Mashaba is teaching us something… maybe our problems do not need politicians. Mashaba is not a politician, he does not take political attitudes, and it helps,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

John Moodey said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “It is shocking that the ANC wants to table a motion of no confidence in Mashaba when it is them that failed the residents of the city for more than two decades, depriving them of services,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We still have absolute confidence in Mayor Mashaba. We are proud of the work he has done leading the coalition government, and will give him the support he needs,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solly Malatsi said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We still have absolute confidence in Mayor Mashaba. We are proud of the work he has done leading the coalition government and will give him the support he needs,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Geoff Makhubo said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “This is an ANC motion and what the EFF does is not our concern at the moment. What we are concerned about is our motion and the reasons [therefor]. We have our 122 councillors and‚ of course‚ there are a number of other parties we have been working with‚ and those are people we are confident will vote with us‚” “In the interest of people of the City of Johannesburg‚ we believe that the leadership of Herman Mashaba is negative. Are we confident? Yes. We are confident that [other parties] are going to see our reason because they know the numbers and‚ therefore‚ we are confident that this time the motion will pass” External link

businessday Friday, August 2, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Residents within the area are reporting armed groups of land occupiers firing on the homes of residents in the affected areas, with the sounds of gunshots being heard throughout last night," said Mashaba. "The situation is such that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, with its comparatively limited public order policing resources, cannot handle the situation alone and requires the full and most decisive intervention of the SAPS,” External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “Mashaba is a good guy, we can have Mashaba as an EFF mayor,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile alleged ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “in Mayor Mashaba we are dealing with somebody who is neither consistent nor honest” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Julius Malema said ( about Herman Mashaba ) : “We are talking and we are not seeing any hostilities about a possibility of power sharing. We will have a mayor in Tshwane, the DA will have MMCs in Tshwane. They will have a mayor in Joburg, we will have MMCs in Joburg,” “I am reluctant to remove the mayor of Joburg [Herman Mashaba]. You know why? Those ANC people hate Mashaba and I am very happy ... anyone that traumatises the ANC is my hero,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT