The Gauteng Democratic Alliance congratulates Midvaal Mayor, Bongani Baloyi, on making the list of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2017.
DA says this accolade is testament of the innovative and citizen-focused leadership of Mayor Baloyi.
Midvaal, the DA’s first Municipality in Gauteng, has always stood out, and this is due to the hands-on and deliberate leadership of Mayor Baloyi.
“In the last financial year, Midvaal was the only Municipality to achieve a clean audit, while ANC-led municipalities failed in this regard,” DA said in a statement.
Despite its size, Midvaal has worked to attract massive investment and subsequently bring unemployment below the national average.
Furthermore, the Municipality has worked to ensure that quality services are delivered to all residents.
Mayor Baloyi, the country’s youngest Mayor, epitomises the idea that the time is now for young people and that the youth are capable to lead when they are given the opportunity to do so.
Mayor Baloyi stands tall as a positive example to all South Africans, young and old. – Fanelo Maseko