The city of Johannesburg wants to introduce a 24-hour work day. The 24-hour system simply means businesses around the city will operate 24 hours and residents will have access to supermarkets, cafes, gyms, public transport, and other services that are open 24 hours a day.
The city held an engagement session earlier in June where members from the real estate, investment, and business sectors said this move could help in creating more job opportunities and bringing economic growth to the city.
The City Spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane spoke to ENCA and revealed that a plan will be put forward and engage with Johannesburg’s various communities.
If this goes ahead, Johannesburg will join world cities such as New York, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo, which are already benefiting from the night-time economy.
Watch the full discussion below: