Herman Mashaba Invites construction fraternity to transform Joburg’s inner city

13 December 2018

The City of Johannesburg’s inner city revitalisation project, championed by Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and also known as the “84 properties initiative”, continues to unlock new economic potential for small to medium-sized contractors and other underprivileged groups operating in the local construction marketplace.


The initiative is expected to drive the creation of approximately 5,000 jobs during its construction phases. It also aims to transform the city through project redevelopment by providing additional mixed-income housing, student accommodation, small business rental space, and more. “There is no better place in terms of real estate to invest than the inner City of Johannesburg in South Africa,” offers Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba when asked about investment potential for the City of Johannesburg.

Currently, in South Africa, 63% of people live in cities, but this figure is forecast to grow to 71% by 2030. In fact, African countries are expected to experience the highest urbanisation rates worldwide between 2020 to 2050.

The City of Johannesburg will complement this initiative by hosting the 7th annual African Construction Expo and the co-located Totally Concrete Expo, the continent’s most influential gathering of construction and concrete professionals. Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will attend the event to welcome African and international construction professionals and provide more information about how interested parties can access the ongoing inner city revitalisation initiative.

Every year, the event brings together over 9,500 participants to boost collaboration among public and private-sector construction stakeholders. African Construction Expo will help the City of Johannesburg, South Africa and Africa keep pace with service delivery demanded with increasing urbanisation and overcome housing backlogs and nfrastructure gaps.

African Construction Expo

The African Construction Expo is the only event in Africa that brings together 9,500 stakeholders involved in construction and infrastructure projects in Africa. With over 250 exhibitors featured across the indoor and outdoor exhibition, African Construction Expo offers access to the most innovative building materials and technologies in Africa.

The Expo provides workshops, training, demonstrations and other interactive features that facilitate commercial networking opportunities and drive private and public sector collaboration. African Construction Expo will be co-located with Totally Concrete Expo and Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa. The three events will be held from 11th – 13th June 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Visit

Totally Concrete Expo

Totally Concrete Expo is the only event in Africa dedicated to the concrete and cement industries. The expo brings together the biggest international, regional and local brands to showcase their products and services, and to network with the widest audience of concrete and cement specialists in Africa.

Supported by key associations, media and government representatives, the expo is the perfect networking and knowledge sharing platform for professionals who operate in this sector. Totally Concrete Expo will be co-located with African Construction Expo and Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa. The three events will be held from 11th – 13th June 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South

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