Johannesburg infrastructure on the brink of collapse – Mashaba

Johannesburg’s infrastructure is on the brink of collapse according to City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Speaking at a media briefing on the state of Johannesburg’s infrastructure on Tuesday, the mayor said the city only has R10 billion to address a R170 billion shortfall and has to implement urgent intervention measures to address the challenges.

“In many ways, today is not dissimilar to the day when Members of parliament warned that Eskom was heading towards the metaphorical cliff in its supply of power. Four years later the lights started to go out. As you are no doubt aware, we in the City of Johannesburg now face a very similar issue,” he said.