Thursday, April 22, 2010

Joburg isn't a world-class city - the mayor explains why

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Joburg is advertised as a world-class city. Chris Barron asked the mayor, Amos Masondo:

You plug Joburg as a world-class city. Isn’t this false advertising?

No, it’s not false at all. That’s a goal we’re working towards, that’s a vision.

In your view what makes Joburg a world-class city?

One has had an opportunity to travel to many cities in the world and therefore I’ve had an opportunity to compare and reflect. Very clearly, Joburg is one of the best cities on the African continent.

But you call it a world-class city?

We are definitely moving in that direction. If you’re talking global cities in the world Joburg is definitely one of them.

What are your criteria for a world-class city?

I don’t know if you’re familiar with our Joburg vision statement?

Is it the vision of a world-class city that makes it a world-class city, or the reality?

What reality are you talking about?

Do you know of any other world-class city where an unelected mayor has been in office for 10 years?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! does did this one also fail woodwork! Typically he doesnt answer a single question directly!!!! sigh