Media Releases

Human Stories Celebrate The Real Joburg

June 20th, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) hosted a close out ceremony on 12 June 2019 for the twelve 2019 #JoziWalks hosts. It was a celebratory occasion to recognise their #JoziWalks participation and more importantly their contribution in creating walkable and vibrant communities. All 12 participants presented and shared their #JoziWalks experiences. The standard of presentations, depth of community history and [...]

Teen Loses Life At Merafe Railway Station

June 6th, 2019|

It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of a fourteen (14) year old whose body was found on Sunday, 2 June 2019, in one of the trenches of the construction site at Merafe train station in Soweto. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is currently implementing public environment upgrades at the railway station on behalf of the City [...]

Green Developments – Constructions With The Environment In Mind

June 5th, 2019|

The growth and development of strategic economic nodes into high-quality, investor friendly and sustainable urban environments is one of the underlying outcomes for the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA’s) implementation of area-based developments and regeneration projects. As urban densities continue to rise, the JDA also plays a key role in greening of Joburg’s public spaces – particularly buildings and parks – [...]

A Vibrant And Sustainable Social Cluster That Will Offer A Range Of Uses

May 31st, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, is implementing the transformation and upgrading of the Brixton Social Cluster from its previously underdeveloped and deteriorating state, to a vibrant and sustainable social cluster that will offer a range of uses and choices for people who live, work and play in the area. Once construction is complete, [...]

Paterson Park: Construction For A Facility For Social, Cultural And Sports Enablement In Norwood Underway

May 30th, 2019|

Alterations, earthworks, concrete formwork, reinforcement and structural steelwork are just some of the construction work that can be seen taking place at Paterson Park, Norwood, where a new multi-purpose recreation complex is underway. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, is implementing the construction of Paterson Park Multi-Purpose Centre, which will benefit the community of [...]

  • MMC Masango takes part in #JoziWalks2019

MMC Masango takes part in #JoziWalks2019

May 20th, 2019|

This weekend, hundreds of Johannesburg residents and myself took part in the third annual JDA-sponsored walking tours, called #JoziWalks. Aimed at getting Joburg residents to explore the city on foot, connecting with neighbours and encouraging people to reflect on what makes neighbourhoods work. Every year, the JDA invites local community activists, influencers, tourism entrepreneurs, walking tour operators, heritage specialists and [...]