City of Joburg (COJ)
Department of Community Development
Department of Corporate & Services
Urban Development Zone
Section 13quat was introduced to address the issue of urban decay within inner cities and to maintain existing infrastructure while encouraging investment in certain property. This section thus provides an accelerated depreciation allowance on the costs of buildings erected, added to, extended or improved and which are within the urban development zones (UDZ).
The UDZ incentive has been extended to 31 March 2020. Municipalities will have the opportunity to apply for extension to the existing UDZs. These applications must be submitted to the National Treasury.
The Heritage Portal is a discussion, education and marketing platform serving the South African Heritage Sector. It aims to assist a spectrum of stakeholders to negotiate the tensions between preservation and development and help integrate heritage into the planning process. It aspires to ease the burden on heritage officials and to drive an owner education agenda.
Housing Development Agency
llegal evictions, disconnecting utilities, and withholding rent are common practices in Johannesburg, in particular in low-income areas and tend to take place in a vacuum of information about the rights of tenants, landlords, and sectional title owners.
Arising out of research with students in Yeoville-Bellevue in 2010 and 2011, the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) worked with partners to produce three information booklets. The booklets for tenants and sectional title owners were produced in collaboration with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) of South Africa. The third booklet is a guide for landlords.
The guides, which have been vetted by experts in the field, provide advice and assistance around questions and concerns that many tenants, landlords and sectional title owners have.
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