ActionSA believes City of Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink should prioritise stabilising the city’s finances during his inaugural State of the City Address (SOCA) on Thursday, as well as announce plans to invest in strategic infrastructure such as the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant.
After weeks of instability in the capital city, it is important that Mayor Brink shows leadership by addressing key concerns raised by the Auditor General in her adverse findings and ensuring that the city will be financially sustainable into the future.
Through our Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Social Development and Community Services Peggy De Bruin, ActionSA also believes the mayor should announce additional support for the city’s most vulnerable through indigent programmes, and support for the homeless.
Plans for revenue collection, support for both formal and informal businesses and plans to improve service delivery should also be announced to attract investment and job creation back to the city.
As a member of the governing multi-party coalition, ActionSA will keep the mayor accountable to ensure that firm action is taken on these key issues and that all communities receive the services they are entitled to.
We remain firmly committed to the multi-party coalition and through our MMC De Bruin and Economic Development and Spatial Planning MMC Hannes Coetzee, we will continue to work towards a prosperous capital city that meaningfully uplifts the lives of our people.
ActionSA believes that through ethical leadership, economic prosperity, and the rule of law – key values of our party – the City of Tshwane can be turned around and become an example of what can be achieved in South Africa when the ANC is removed from power.