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 City of Joburg (COJ)

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 Joburg Business Forum (JBF)
 
 
 
 
Department of Health & Social Development
 
 

 
JPOMA

 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.
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Heritage Portal

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



Place Making
  • Streetfilms as Your Resource on Public Space
 Many of the Streetfilm success stories involve a myriad of city agencies, small non-profits and the community, but sometimes involve big business, developers and citywide advocacy groups as well.

What happens at the intersection of these players can be benign or contentious and what public uses are permitted or negotiated is crucial to whether or not a space feels free, open and safe.

The best public spaces are ones that foster a happy environment for people to sit, mingle, date and relax.

Research 
Johannesburg Inner City research on enabling cross-sector collaboration and partnerships conducted by Mahmood Sonday
"
Towards Value Generating Capabilities of Collaborative Intermediary Organisations". 
The copyright holder of this research is the University of Pretoria. 
Mahmood can be reached at mahmood.sonday[at]topquartile[dot]co[dot]za.
 
 

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.

Booklet for Tenants

Booklet for Sectional Title Owners

Booklet for Landlords

 
 
Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO)
‘Gauteng as a village of 100 people’, GCRO’s latest Urban Data Gallery application,
is an interactive animation that presents Gauteng as if it only had 100 residents.
Who are these people? What are their life circumstances?
What are their beliefs and opinions on key issues?
 
 
 
SAPOA
 
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)  

The online education initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a Global Initiative of the United Nations. SDSN.edu aims to provide high-quality educational resources from the world's leading experts on sustainable development to prepare the next generation of leaders and practitioners for the development challenges facing our planet now and in the future. All of our courses are available at www.sdsnedu.org.


For more information on the work of the SDSN and for information on membership in the SDSN, please visit our website at www.unsdsn.org.