Robust public debate needed

EXPERTS spoke to councillors about governance, saying better public participation was necessary, and permanent monitors should be appointed.

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City Power has a 90-day plan

PUBLIC lighting and revenue collection are just two areas that City Power will improve in the next few weeks, driven by the mayor’s Accelerated Service Delivery Programme.

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Governance is in the hot seat

WHAT sort of city would you like to live in? How would you like it to be run? These and other issues around governance, including finances, will be discussed during Governance Week.

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Taking Joburg's pulse

THE GDS2040 outreach looks at health and poverty this week, beginning with listening and talking in Bram Fischerville. Residents spoke about the difficulties of their lives.

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A committed, passionate 10 years

A DECADE ago, the Johannesburg Development Agency "hit the ground running". And it has not stopped. It has brought on board the private sector and transformed the city.

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No resources crisis just yet

RESOURCES may not run out just yet, but Joburgers still need to use their water and energy wisely, and find the best way to minimise waste, it was said at the GDS outreach.

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Smart meters mooted

CITY Power customers can manage their electricity consumption using smart meters installed in their homes, it is pointed out in talks on resource sustainability.

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Giving Jozi the right medicine

Health and poverty are inextricably linked, with poor people facing what the City terms a quadruple burden of disease. In the third GDS2040 week, these issues are debated.

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Tourism sector briefed on GDS

PLENTY of ideas on how Joburg could improve its tourism offerings – and thus its economic growth – were bandied about in a GDS2040 briefing.

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Railway deck in the pipeline

PLANS are being laid to build a modern deck over the mishmash of railway lines dividing the inner city and Braamfontein, with space for shops, offices and flats.

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Casa Mia opens in Berea

THE refurbished and improved Casa Mia has opened in Berea, offering affordable rental accommodation to the lower income end of the market.

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Park opens in inner city

AMID the concrete jungle there is an escape from the hooting of cars and the roaring of taxis, a place for sport or simply a bit of relaxation. Attwell Gardens Park has opened for play.

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Creating an integrated city

ARCHITECTS, urban planners and City officials will gather for the three-day Liveable Cities conference this week, with activities ranging from round-table discussions to an 'Amazing Race' game, all aimed at finding ways to meet the needs of a dynamic urban environment.

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