Hon Deputy Chair, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes the findings made in a joint survey by Gauteng provincial government and the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand on the quality of life, which was conducted last year, during which almost 17 000 people in Gauteng were interviewed;
2) further notes that the quality of life survey found that 93% of households had access to piped water, and 91% of households had access to either a flush toilet or waterborne toilets. It was found that 82% of Johannesburg residents were satisfied with water services, 79% were satisfied with sanitation and 85% were satisfied with waste removal;
3) notes that Gauteng has fared extremely well during the past two years of global economic recession and overall quality of life has risen very slightly for the province as a whole. The report also found that the areas of concern were public safety, public transport and access to economic opportunities; and
4) welcomes the findings, which paint a good picture of one of the biggest metros in our country, and wishes to encourage the City of Johannesburg and all other municipalities to continue to do more in changing the lives of its citizens.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.