The people of Cape Town have given us the resounding mandate to deliver on the promise of building the opportunity city of the future.
We will build on the solid foundation laid by the previous two administrations under my predecessors, Helen Zille and Dan Plato, by fulfilling our mission of being a government of excellence and innovation, a government with a vision of a greater city.
That vision is to address poverty through economic growth and jobs, because only through a strategy of sustained poverty reduction through economic development will we ensure that we give every resident the means for a better life and create a truly inclusive city.
I am determined that all of us in this new administration will work tirelessly, day and night, to live up to this vote of confidence to ensure that we do justice to the hopes, dreams and aspiration of all the citizens of our great city.
It will be difficult work but I have faith that we will achieve what we set out to do and more.
Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille