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UN award for Joburg housing

UN award for Joburg housing
Lucky Sindane

28 September 2006

The Johannesburg Housing Company has been awarded a prestigious UN Habitat Award for its pioneering social housing projects in Johannesburg's inner city.

Every year, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) recognises two projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to housing needs and problems.

East end, west end – which is best?

For some time concern has been expressed about the lack of activity in the area to the east of the centre city. To a large extent the concentration appears to have been on the other side of the core, namely to the west. Completed residential accommodation includes the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) projects, Tribunal Gardens and Carr Gardens; and the Cope Housing development, all at the Fordsburg end of Newtown; and the JHC's Brickfields development at the city end. ©

Billionaire donors give back to the poor

Africa is hot property at the moment. American publication Vanity Fair's July issue is dedicated to the continent, with such figures as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, Madonna,Oprah Winfrey and George Bush playing prominent roles in the "African conversation".

Taffy Adler Cup 2007

This year Youth Day was celebrated by JHC tenants and staff in a sporting fashion.

Hundreds of soccer enthusiasts attended first Taffy Adler Top 8 Soccer Tournament. Initially there were fourteen Makhulong A Matala Soccer League teams and only eight qualified to participate in this exhilarating tournament.

The tournament was initiated by the Makhulong A Matala Soccer League Committee. It was held in recognition of the contribution Taffy Adler, CEO of JHC, has made to the lives of the thousands of women, men and children staying in JHC buildings.

Finalists Announced For Social Entrepreneur Awards South Africa 2007

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ernst & Young announced the
finalists for the Social Entrepreneur Awards South Africa 2007 last week. These awards acknowledge the positive impact of their efforts on South Africa through a focus on social change, innovation and sustainability.