Media Releases

JDA Hosts Delegation From Spain’s City Of Bilbao

November 21st, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) recently hosted an official delegation from Spain’s City of Bilbao, headed by Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao. The delegation included first level representatives of Bilbao City Hall including Aitor Bilbao, Head of the Mayor’s Office, Xabier Ochandiano, City Councilor for economic Development, Trade and Employment, Yasmin Hawari Berriozabalgoitia, Project Coordinator Bilbao International and Leandro [...]

MMC Masango Visits JDA Developments

November 19th, 2019|

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Development Planning, Cllr Reuben Masango as well as officials from the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Development Planning recently conducted a tour of six projects, implemented by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). The tour, which provided insight on ongoing projects aimed at developing and transforming the City, took place on Tuesday, 12 November [...]

Main Street To Provide An Enhanced Pedestrian Experience

November 13th, 2019|

The Gandhi Square East precinct has seen many development initiatives in recent years, including the investment of Jewel City, Afhco developments and Skyrink Studios. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, has appointed a consultancy team consisting of an urban planner, an urban designer and traffic engineer to define an urban development framework for the [...]

Drieziek Public Transport Facility Nears Completion

November 5th, 2019|

Stormwater infrastructure, subbase layerworks and foundation for the steel canopy are just some of the construction work which has been completed at Drieziek, located in Orange Farm, approximately 40km from Johannesburg CBD. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) on behalf of the City of Johannesburg Transport department has commenced with the implementation of a public transport facility which will go a [...]

Section 79 Oversight Committee Visits JDA Projects

October 29th, 2019|

The City of Johannesburg’s Council Section 79 Committee for Development Planning took oversight tours of projects currently being undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). As the City of Johannesburg’s lead implementing agency the JDA is accountable to the Department of Development Planning, with the Council’s Section 79 Committee on Development Planning providing oversight of the JDA’s activities and functions.

JDA Hosts Common Purpose Streetwise MBA

October 18th, 2019|

On Wednesday, 16 October, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) had the honour of hosting an energetic group of emerging leaders, representing a cross-sector range of local NGOs and businesses. The group is involved with a “Streetwise MBA”, a programme run by Common Purpose, a global leadership organisation devoted to developing leaders both at work and in society. Under the theme, [...]