Have your say on Jozi’s future

WHERE do you see Joburg in 2040? The city fathers are reviewing the Growth and Development Strategy and need public input to guide development and growth.

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Letsema on Joburg's roads

UNBLOCKING storm water drains, fixing potholes, installing energy efficient traffic lights – these are all ways the Johannesburg Roads Agency is working to improve service delivery.

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Absa opens green building

A NEW benchmark has been set in the Joburg CBD, this time for environmentally friendly building, with the opening of Absa Towers West, the headquarters of Absa Bank.

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South Point's urban lifestyle

YOU can be a South Pointer as a student, and later when you’re a young professional, the company has stylish lofts and penthouses for you. It's all part of its phashasha urban lifestyle.

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Lending a hand in Newclare

THE JDA has again given back to a community where it is working. This time, staff repainted window frames and doors at Newclare Primary School.

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Back to school on Mandela Day

BERTRAMS Junior School in the inner city hosted JDA staff on Nelson Mandela Day, who were there to check on the learners' progress, particularly in maths and science.

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Bringing glamour back to CBD

THIS year, Gerald Olitzki added his fifth Halala Joburg Award to his trophy cabinet – this time a lifetime achievement award for his ongoing regeneration efforts in the inner city.

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Book chronicles Joburg's rebirth

IN one decade, the decline in the inner city has been reversed, in large measure thanks to the efforts of the JDA. A new book, Johannesburg 10 Ahead, tells the regeneration tale.

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JDA establishes a rooftop vegetable garden

IN 2009 the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) committed a small grant to Affordable Housing Company (Afhco) to establish a pilot rooftop food garden at the African Diamond Building at 101 Goud Street.

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Veggie garden in the sky

AN inner city building is making maximum, sustainable use of space, by turning the rooftop into a vegetable garden. Recycling and reusing old materials is an important aspect of it.

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Trees to be planted in Parktown

INDIGENOUS trees will be planted in September along Empire Road, to replace the 72 established trees that were removed to make way for Rea Vaya.

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Making science interesting

THERE are whole worlds of science and technology to discover at Sci-Bono; here, children can play soccer, and learn science, as well as lots of other things.

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Carnival parades through Diepsloot

ARTS and culture are being used to tell the stories of Diepsloot, and a street carnival celebrated the installation of public art in the township.

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Philosophy school cares

THE School of Practical Philosophy (SPP) has scooped the Johannesburg Development Agency’s Halala award for the category Caring Joburg.

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JDA staff spruce up school

A DAY was spent giving a lick of paint to the classrooms at Leratong Primary School in a corporate social investment project.

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