Month: October 2018

  • October 26 2018

    City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality v Gauteng Development Tribunal and Others (CCT89/09) [2010] ZACC 11 18TH JUNE 2010

    On 18 June 2010 the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in an application by the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (the City) for the confirmation of an order made by the Supreme Court of Appeal, declaring Chapters V and VI of the Development Facilitation Act 67 of 1995 (the Act) unconstitutional and thus invalid. The City […]

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  • October 23 2018

    KZN finance MEC turns to the court for protection from mafia-style business forums

    KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Belinda Scott has obtained a protection order against two controversial Durban business forums whose members stormed her office and bullied provincial treasury employees‚ contractors and consultants. Scott – who was left “terrified and threatened” – had to resort to the courts on October 8 to protect treasury employees and contractors from members […]

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  • October 18 2018

    Big plans for Joburg inner city

    City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has pledged assistance from senior city officials to expedite the redevelopment of the inner city’s eastern part. The rejuvenation stretches from Absa Towers through the six blocks of Jewel City to Maboneng. The city last week announced that the Divercity Urban Property Fund had pledged R2 billion to upgrade […]

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  • October 17 2018

    Sapoa, town planners decry delays in City of Joburg

    The South African Property Owner’s Association (Sapoa) has decried major delays in building and town planning approvals in the City of Joburg, saying SA’s economic hub is putting billions of rand of investment at risk. Speaking to Moneyweb during a media breakfast (on Friday), Sapoa CEO, Neil Gopal, said the issue had become a huge […]

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  • October 3 2018

    Making green affordable housing a reality

    Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) today announced that is has made the first disbursement from an innovative R120 million Sustainable Affordable Housing finance facility that was put in place through the collaborative efforts of Nedbank’s Affordable Housing Development Finance division, and South Africa’s Green Fund. The first recipient of funding from this facility is […]

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  • October 3 2018

    Joburg Mayor targets 500 hijacked buildings for Affordable Housing

    City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba vowed to reclaim 500 hijacked buildings, as part of his campaign to bring safety and order back to the area. The Mayor plans to open up Johannesburg’s hijacked buildings to private developers and will expropriate property if necessary. Johannesburg has hundreds of “hijacked” buildings that have been taken over […]

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