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MEMBER of the mayoral committee is Anthony Still responsible for the Environment and Infrastructure Services portfolio.

Anthony Still
Joburg, being one of the greenest cities in the world, boasts the largest man-made urban forest. Satellite images of the city show vast forest of trees and greenery.

With about 10-million trees that keep Joburg green, shady and visually attractive it also helps clean the air of carbon monoxide emissions from cars and trucks, industrial gases and dust from a number of mine dumps.

The city has a strong culture of environmental conservation that goes back to the early 1900s. Today the City is stretching this ethos to preserving the environment by planting trees in previously disadvantaged areas, such as Soweto and Alexandra. It is estimated that there are a million street trees across the city, with a total value of R65-billion.

To create favourable surroundings for living, business and recreation, the City's environmental planning and management section of the new department manages air, water, land and noise pollution and implements measures to moderate pollutants.

The business focus of the environment portfolio divides responsibilities among the environmental planning and management department, which is responsible for policy and strategy; City Parks, which is responsible for parks, nature reserves and cemeteries; and the Johannesburg Zoo, which is responsible for the care of animals in the zoo and educational programmes.


Operational Manager
Thabile Shabangu
Tel: 011 587 4343
Cell: 082 568 0600
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Personal Assistant
Joyce Moata
Tel: 011 587 4257
Cell: 083 552 7814
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The Infrastructure and services section of the department accommodates the needs of all city inhabitants. It combines a number of directorates such as energy, waste, water, and legal.

Joburg is characterised by different standards in terms of its services, with a well-developed and maintained service infrastructure in established areas but a comparatively poor quality service infrastructure - and even a complete absence of services - in informal settlements.

This section's functions are more comprehensive than those of the Contract Management Unit from which it originated. Its focus is three-fold, combining a compliance and monitoring mandate with the formulation of a service policy and the subsequent effective delivery of services to all residents through a well-maintained infrastructure. 




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