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