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Encyclopedia > Amos Masondo

Amos Mosando (born 1953 - ) is the current mayor of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a member of the African National Congress, and is the first elected mayor of the Unified City of Johannesburg. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Johannesburg is the most populous city in South Africa and the second-most populous city in Sub-Saharan Africa, behind Lagos. ... The African National Congress (ANC), a center-left political party was originally (until 1923)called the South African Native National Congress and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ...


Born and educated in Soweto, Mosando was a participant in the anti-Afrikaans riots in 1972. He also established underground Umkhonto we Sizwe cells in Soweto, and was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1975 to 1981 for his participation in anti-apartheid activities. Johannesburg, including Soweto, from the International Space Station Soweto is an urban area in Johannesburg, in Gauteng province South Africa. ... Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) (Spear of the Nation) was the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC). ... Prison Buildings on Robben Island Cape Town, False Bay (top) and Table Bay with Robben Island (right) from space, February 1995 Robben Island (Dutch for seal island) is an island 12 km off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa located in Table Bay at 33. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


After he was released, he served as a member of the Soweto Civic Association, and was again detained under the emergency regualtions from June 1985 to March 1986, and again from July 1986 to 1989. June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was also elected as a member of the Gauteng Legislature, and was subsequently elected to serve as Mayor of Johannesburg in 2001. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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New York City Global Partners (103 words)
In November 2001 Amos Masondo was elected Executive Mayor for Greater Johannesburg.
Mayor Masondo has extensive and impeccable credentials as a political activist and an astute politician.
Mayor Masondo has been involved in the new South African dispensation since 1994.
:: JDA - News room :: (1603 words)
Masondo called on his fellow politicians to be activists in the true sense of the word, and help to end poverty and unemployment, rather than simply attending meetings and taking decisions.
Masondo was also pleased with the work of the Johannesburg Roads Agency, which had managed to tar all the major streets in Soweto well ahead of the anticipated completion date.
Masondo said there was a need to integrate bus, minibus and rail to maximise their effect and improve mobility in and out of Johannesburg.
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