Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is urging residents to opt for prepaid electricity to avoid the accumulation of debt.
Mashaba has announced that the city council has approved a debt relief programme for residents who are struggling.
The City of Johannesburg has approved a debt relief programme for residents who are struggling to pay off accumulated debt to the city.
Political analyst, Somadoda Fikeni, says queue jumping may become an issue of contention should the City of Johannesburg forge ahead with their decision to rebuild shacks along the Jukskei River in Alexandra.
The Alexandra Total Shutdown Movement has expressed disappointment over the City of Johannesburg’s decision to rebuild the 80 houses demolished in Alexandra.
Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile said the City of Johannesburg should be held responsible for the evictions and demolitions in Alexandra townships, north of Johannesburg.