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Another Award for Johannesburg Housing Company

Less than a month after winning the prestigious UN Habitat Award, JHC walked away with another prominent award.

JHC was awarded the First Annual Govan Mbeki Housing Award for Best Housing Institution of the Year at a gala event in Kempton Park on Friday.

Addressing the award's ceremony, Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the awards provided an opportunity for sharing information, examining lessons and strengthening partnerships within the housing sector.

Other award recipients were:

    A victim of its own success

    By Pauline Larsen

    Johannesburg's inner city in the early 1990s was a scary place to be. Crime and grime were rife, companies were moving northwards into the suburbs en masse, and property values were plunging.

    The thing to do was escape from the city, not revitalise it.

    Into this seemingly inauspicious environment, the Johannesburg Housing Co (JHC) was born in 1995. Its aim was to tackle the overwhelming need for affordable housing in Johannesburg's most notorious neighbourhoods.

    Cities Magnets of Hope - World Habitat Day 2006

    The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

    BSHF News: World Habitat Newsletter

    The Building and Social Housing Foundation is delighted to announce the two winners of this year’s World Habitat Awards for innovative and sustainable housing solutions: Johannesburg Housing Company South Africa Building and Construction Improvement Programme of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan This special edition newsletter provides details of the two winning projects and nine finalists in the competition.

    Singular UN honour for the JHC

    Johannesburg Housing Company, headed by Taffy Adler, has won the UN Habitat Award SA Jewish Report reports on the UN Habitat Award © SA Jewish Report

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