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Rented social housing caught in inner-city trap

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In an earlier column (July 2003), I offered an introductory glance at co-operative housing in the Johannesburg area - our
crowded, ever-rushed industrial and economic capital.

That touched on collaboration among householders with the aim of securing desperately needed homes. It also illustrated two instances of these self-help housing efforts.

eKhaya: Landlords clean up Hillbrow ghetto

Hillbrow landlords are taking care of their neighbourhood as part of the eKhaya upgrade programme. Working with the Johannesburg Housing Company and building managers, they are cleaning up the area.