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Food security, inequality listed as biggest challenges in JHB

Mayor Parks Tau has delivered his end of term report after serving for five years in office.

Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Parks Tau. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Mayor Parks Tau says while Johannesburg remains a world class city, the biggest challenges faced by his administration remain food security and inequality.

Today, Tau delivered his end of term report after serving for five years in office.

He says migration into the city continues to rise with 10,000 people seeking a better life in Johannesburg per month.

The mayor says while thousands are progressing into the middle and upper classes, too many people remain trapped in a life of poverty.

Tau says under his administration the City has improved its fiscal management with its budget at R78 billion.

He's reflected on issues that could have seen improvement saying, should he return to his post, housing will need a different approach to accommodate the thousands of people migrating to the city.

LISTEN: How far has the City of Johannesburg come under Mayor Parks Tau?

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