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.