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Johannesburg, Where Mayors Last Just Months, or Even Only Weeks

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NOW HIRING: A mayor of Johannesburg.

DUTIES: Managing fickle governing partners. Dodging insults from opposition parties. And cleaning up piles of garbage.

LENGTH OF TERM: Likely very short.

This was once a city of dreamers, a gold town that seduced prospectors from all over hoping to strike it rich. Lately, though, Johannesburg has been something of a political punchline, a metropolis where many residents’ spirits are as dark as the streetlights.

This month, after days of brinkmanship and arm…



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