City of Johannesburg

  • May 24 2021

    When is an erf regarded as a ‘registered erf’?

    The arbitrary and incorrect interpretation of legal principles and the current law by municipal officials can lead to disastrous consequences. In the affordable housing market it is important that the policies and business rules of municipalities reflect the correct legal position as prescribed in legislation. If not, it introduces procedures which are not constitutional and […]

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  • March 7 2021


    Councillors of the City of Johannesburg have approved the 2020/21 Adjustment Budget, which prioritises major infrastructure projects, economic revival, and continued service delivery. The Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Finance, Councillor Jolidee Matongo, indicated that the budget would go some way to stimulate the local economy and boost socio-economic development amidst the impact […]

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  • January 13 2021

    Update on maintenance work at Metro Link

    Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Development Planning, Cllr Thapelo Amad, recently conducted an oversight visit of the Metro Link building, following its temporary closure in November 2020, as recommended by the Department of Employment and Labour. A service level agreement between Development Planning and the Johannesburg Property Company has since been finalised and […]

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  • December 11 2020

    Development Planning responds to accelerated service delivery

    A City of Johannesburg Press Statement by the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Cllr Thapelo AmadDevelopment 11 December 2020 The Department of Development Planning has considered feedback from the development and construction industry and found alternative office space to operate from, for the duration of maintenance work required at the Metro Link […]

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  • December 4 2020

    Temporary closure of Metro Link

    The information below is in response to the various issues that have been raised by members of the industry and public, following the closure of the Metrolink last week and the electronic / email submission of building plans. The Department understands the inconvenience that has been caused by the temporary closure of Metrolink. We urge […]

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  • April 18 2019

    Over R20 billion investment awaits with release of more properties for development

    On Monday, 1 April 2019, the City of Joburg, through the Joburg Property Company (JPC), released the prospectus of yet another 97 properties for mixed-use development. The prospectus has been made available on the City of Joburg’s website (see here: and that of the Joburg Property Company. These properties are said to have a total […]

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  • February 1 2019

    Province grants R300 million for housing after long dispute – Mashaba

    Port Elizabeth – Johannesburg metro mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday that the Gauteng provincial human settlements department had committed about R300 million for housing developments in the city for the current financial year.  This comes against the backdrop of an ongoing dispute about the Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) between the City and Gauteng […]

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  • January 22 2019

    The City of Johannesburg Property Development Forum

    The City of Tshwane established the City of Tshwane Property Development Forum during 2018 to address the challenges which all stakeholders experience with the land use application processes. This forum already had 2 meetings in August and November last year and it introduced task teams for processes and policies, infrastructure and services as well a specialised task team. The […]

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  • January 16 2019

    City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme, 2018

    The Council of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality approved the City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme, 2018 on 31 October 2018. It was published in the Gauteng Provincial Gazette of 2 January 2019 in terms of section 156(2) of The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1996 (No 108 of 1996), read […]

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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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