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09 October 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019, the Executive Mayor, Councillor Herman Mashaba
officially announced the winning bidders to develop 55 properties along the
Orange Grove and Houghton Estate transport node, as part of the expansion of
this administration’s Inner-City Rejuvenation Programme.

Mashaba was joined by the MMC for Economic Development, Cllr Leah Knott; MMC
for Development Planning, Cllr Reuben Masango; CEO of the Joburg Property
Company, Ms Helen Botes; as well as the City’s Chief Operations Officer, Mr
Floyd Brink.

Mashaba said at the ceremony: “The developments awarded here will cater to the
clear need for student and affordable residential accommodation. This latest
investment drive forms part of the multi-party government’s promise of
rejuvenating the inner-city, and we are now expanding the project to other parts
of the City of Johannesburg.

will help drive the much-needed redevelopment of suburbs as well as development
and travel nodes beyond the inner-city. This investment will also help to drive
up economic growth to our goal of 5% per annum.”

While the
total number of units to be created as well as jobs that will be yielded from
this project is yet to be finalised, the Mayor said he was pleased that this
project holds an investment value of R10 billion.

This adds
to the R22 billion investment value from the 84 properties that were released
to private developers in April. These developments are expected to generate 11,000
direct construction sector jobs.

The developments in Orange Grove and Houghton Estate are close to the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System and will help ensure that students have affordable accommodation in safe, conducive environments and that public transport is easily accessible.https://www.joburg.org.za/media_/Pages/Media/Mayoral%20Newsletter/Mashaba%20On%20Point%20October%202019/Joburg-Attracts-Additional-R10-billion-Property-Investment.aspx

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