110 people from JHC buildings attended the Imbizo. Men and women enjoyed an opportunity to talk about Fatherhood and how best they can raise their children as a family. The role and responsibilities of a father were highlighted. The attendees agreed that Fatherhood is human rights issue since children have a right to have parents. As part of the MAP (Men As Partners) Week, Engender Health facilitated the Imbizo.
Estabalished in 1995, at the dawn of South Africa's democracy, the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) has been widely recognised as a pioneer in social housing development and inner city regeneration.
An overview of the Johannesburg Housing Company
In 2008 Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) entered the Dubai International Award to improve the living environment. The competition organisers received 436 entries.
The winners are: The Palestinian Housing Council, Ramallah, Palestine
Water and Sanitation Extension Program (WASEP), Karachi, Pakistan.
Making the City Your Home in Post Apartheid South Africa: The Work of the Johannesburg Housing Company was selected as a Good Practice.
Other South African initiatives which were recognised are:
The Hammarsdale Sustainability Project