The executive mayor of Emfuleni, and his team were flown in a small aircraft all over parts of Emfuleni to have an aerial and panoramic view of industries, surrounding farms and residential areas. Accompanied by the MMC for Finance and Revenue, Hassan Mako, the CFO, his special advisor and the advisor to MMC for Public Works, before an important initial partnership meeting.

The Mayor said, besides the beauty of what he saw, he is concerned about many issues that still need attention, especially sewer that keeps running through our areas. He emphasized the need for the Ministerial invoked section 63 intervention to start showing results.

The mayor thanked MD of OCON Bricks, Mr Willem Pienaar and the Airport Manager, Mr Collen Mokoena for taking the team into the skies to see for themselves the challenges this partnership needs to confront and unlock services to the people. The mayor added he is humbled that the partnership is beginning on such a high note and that the more than 600 people employed by OCON Bricks keep Emfuleni going.

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.