MMC Moerane fighting to keep the lights on in the City.
Cllr Mpho Moerane, the newly appointed Member of the Mayoral Committee for Environment, Infrastructure and Services, aims to ensure that the City of Johannesburg residents do not suffer unduly from load shedding.
During his tenure as MMC, Cllr Moerane aims to put in place measures that guarantee power supply for the City's 5 million residents by negotiating a new power purchase agreement with the Kelvin Power Station, exploring battery storage and waste to energy options to mitigate the effects of load shedding by Eskom.
In an effort to get rid of crime and grime in the City, Cllr Moerane has also launched the #KleenaJoburg campaign with effect from January 2020 in Alexandra Township. The campaign seeks mobilise citizens, business, industry, labour, civil society and the government towards a common goal of actively participating in cleaning up of the environment and ensuring that law and order is maintained.
His aim is to motivate citizens to change their attitude and behaviour in order to make a difference towards building a sustainable environment for current and future generations.
Before joining the City of Johannesburg, MMC Moerane, who grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs in his family, ran his own businesses. He is also the governing African National Congress (ANC) Joburg's Regional treasurer and worked as the head of fundraising in the office of the Treasurer-General.
He also had a stint as an electrician, working for national power utility Eskom, until 2006 before venturing into full-time entrepreneurship. Cllr Moerane has also served on the boards of Metro Bus, Alexandra Clinic and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Chancellor House Holdings. He has interest in the hospitality industry and is involved in the restaurant business.
MMC Moerane was born in Alexandra and matriculated at Minerva High School. He has completed an electrical course and holds a Project Management certificate from the School of Project Management.
When the boys in his class were sending girls love poems, Cllr Moerane was exchanging banned literature and plotting to overthrow the mighty apartheid system with his comrades in the Congress of South African Students in the turbulent 80s before joining the ANC Youth League. It also meant sleeping at different houses every night to evade arrest.
Since his appointment to Council, MMC Moerane has had to scale down on his favourite past-time, golf, where he boasts a handicap of 13.
Cllr Moerane is married to Fikile, who is an IT and Financial Services Consultant, and they live in Bryanston, Region E, with their four children.