JHB Mayor Parks Tau will deliver last State of the City address

Tau’s address today is expected to highlight some of his team’s achievements & future plans.

FILE: City of Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attended a briefing on the state of Johannesburg's water situation on 12 November 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau is expected to outline his administration's track record in service delivery and announce future plans when he delivers his State of the City Address at the Turfontein Race Course this morning.

Tau has been at the helm for the past five years, having been elected in 2011.

With a population size of about five million, Johannesburg will be one of the most contested metros in the upcoming local government elections.

Tau's address, which is the last in his current term, is expected to highlight some of his team's achievements and future plans.

His spokesperson Phindile Chauke says residents can look forward to hearing about how unemployment, poverty, food security problems and housing are being addressed.

"He'll be, obviously go into details of what he has done with regard to service delivery. Right now you can see some of the work that we've done with our roads. We've been doing a lot of work around mitigating load shedding in the city."

The programme is expected to begin at 11am this morning.