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JHC makes two more buildings in Hillbrow "Your home in the City"

Large amounts of furniture on an inner city street normally are signs of an eviction. This past weekend, however, the trucks offloading beds, cupboards, fridges and computers were a sign of over 160 families moving into two recently renovated buildings; Cresthill and Gaelic Mansions in Hillbrow.

Both buildings were taken over in the City of Johannesburg’s Better Buildings Programme.

"The conditions in both buildings were absolutely atrocious" says Mike Mohoase, JHC’s Technical Services Officer.

The upgrades took place over eight months and cost approximately R19 million.

UN award for Joburg housing

UN award for Joburg housing
Lucky Sindane

28 September 2006

The Johannesburg Housing Company has been awarded a prestigious UN Habitat Award for its pioneering social housing projects in Johannesburg's inner city.

Every year, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) recognises two projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to housing needs and problems.

East end, west end – which is best?

For some time concern has been expressed about the lack of activity in the area to the east of the centre city. To a large extent the concentration appears to have been on the other side of the core, namely to the west. Completed residential accommodation includes the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) projects, Tribunal Gardens and Carr Gardens; and the Cope Housing development, all at the Fordsburg end of Newtown; and the JHC's Brickfields development at the city end. ©

Billionaire donors give back to the poor

Africa is hot property at the moment. American publication Vanity Fair's July issue is dedicated to the continent, with such figures as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, Madonna,Oprah Winfrey and George Bush playing prominent roles in the "African conversation".