Joburg is world class: survey

12 05 2010

Almost three out of every four Johannesburg residents rate their city as "world class", according to the latest survey by Accenture’s Global Cities Forum.

The survey, conducted by international consultants, canvassed the opinions of the city’s citizens across different races and living conditions.

“The survey… found that nearly three out of every four (73 percent) Johannesburg residents see their city as world class, which puts it on a par with cities like Los Angeles (75 percent), New York City (73 percent) and Singapore (75 percent),” it said in a statement.

However, it also found residents had concerns about a range of issues, including corruption, the inefficient delivery of public services and the lack of transparency and accountability in the administration of public funds.

“Most Johannesburg taxpayers rate their city as world-class— but they want more transparency and accountability from public service organisations,” it said.

Residents also wanted government to make public service organisations’ spending and performance data available to the public so it could be scrutinised, the survey said.

Photograph by: Gallo Images 
Credit: Lefty Shivambu
Article from: Times Live www.timeslive.co.za

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