By Anish Abraham
© City of Johannesburg website
It was the year in which the Johannesburg inner city revival really gathered pace: in 2005 local and provincial government and the private sector got involved in efforts to bring back the CBD's glory days.
The task was made a little easier when the national Treasury declared much of Joburg's inner city the country's largest Urban Development Zone (UDZ). This entitles building owners who refurbish their properties to a tax incentive.