Herman Mashaba

Executive Mayor - City of Johannesburg

Elected Executive Mayor of Johannesburg in August 2016, Herman Mashaba was born on 26 August 1959 in GaRamotse, Hammanskraal, Gauteng. He is the founder of cosmetics company, Black Like Me. He is a renowned businessman having worked in several sectors such as the property and real estate, consumer goods, building, construction and engineering, mining, energy and natural resources. In May 2014, he resigned from his position as Chairman of the Free Market Foundation to pursue a career in politics.