...   On 3 August 2016 a social contract was formed - one that requires a change in the way the government of Johannesburg works.

Today we are here to discuss the City’s Infrastructure network. Infrastructure is not an issue that appeals to people.

But, when it fails – when the lights go out, the water stops running, and the roads crumble, THEN people pay attention. We have one electricity sub-station that supplies the entire Inner City of Johannesburg.

It is 75 years old, 30 years past its useful lifespan. It is old enough to have served some of your great-grandparents. No service parts are available for this sub-station any longer – they stopped making those parts 20 years ago.

The thought should leave you cold.   ...

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