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Breathing life into the city

After 15 years of living in the city, Gcina Mahlatashana says his three months at the new Brickfields residential complex in Newtown has been the best... Lloyd Gedye investigates the various options available to those who are keen on inner-city living © Mail & Guardian

In the spotlight - Hillbrow

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By Anna Cox

The recent murder of two Hillbrow building managers will not deter the Johannesburg Housing Company and other landlords from their mission of cleaning up and securing the area.

So said JHC chairperson Murphy Morobe this week, at the opening of the R3,5-million refurbished Hillbrow building, Rondebosch, which is close to Park Mews where the two men were killed.

Hillbrow’s slum blocks turned into housing

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Chantelle Benjamin

THE City of Johannesburg’s inner-city regeneration arm, the Johannesburg Housing Company, is making strides in Hillbrow’s rejuvenation, taking derelict blocks and turning them into housing.

Tenants will be moving next month into the refurbished Rondebosch, in Pietersen Street.

The block has had a R3,5m makeover. It has 77 bachelor and one-room flats costing between R600 and R850 a month.

Brickfields - The Regeneration of Communities

© CITICHAT 24/2005

As one would expect the Johannesburg Housing Company's official opening of their Brickfields Project in Newtown last Friday was a swell affair. The fact that the President, Thabo Mbeki, was officiating highlighted the importance of the occasion -
Brickfields was in fact one of the projects that came out of the Presidential Job Summit agreed back in 1998.