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A partner in the social housing sector

This year NASHO, the National Association of Social Housing Organisations, has launched a number of projects and programmes to ensure that the organi-sation ful?ls its role as an important partner in the social housing sector. © Delivery- The magazine for Local Government

More Newtown housing planned

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Another major residential development is being planned for the popular Newtown precinct in the inner city.

The R150m development, which will consist of four high-density apartment blocks, will be launched in October, and follows the successful launch of the mixed-income Brickfields development in Newtown on Friday.

Large private property player Zenprop is one of the financial backers and co-developers of the Newtown Central Place Project, which is the planned development of the land around Central Place opposite the Mary Fitzgerald Square.

Stopping the inner-city rot

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Liezel Hill

The official opening of the Brickfields Housing Project in Newtown, Johannesburg, represented a “tangible expression” of the way that the worldwide phenomenon of decay in inner cities could be transformed through effective regeneration programmes, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday.

Mbeki's arrival at Newtown complex makes...

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By Lee Rondganger and Anna Cox

Tshidi Tau stood on the balcony of her home to try get a glimpse of President Thabo Mbeki.

"I've never met him before. It is so exciting that he is here," she said.

Mbeki officially opened the newly built Brickfields residential development in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday, and along with Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa and City of Johannesburg executive mayor Amos Masondo, toured the buildings.

Brickfields' tumultuous contribution to past recal

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By Anna Cox

It took more than 6-million bricks and 500 tons of concrete to build Brickfields.

And one of the original bricks manufactured on the same site at the turn of the century was presented to President Thabo Mbeki on Friday when he officially opened the site.

According to Neil Fraser of the Central Johannesburg Partnership, Newtown, in relation to the central city, was historically something of an ugly sister and almost always mired in controversy.