Media Releases

Art and Heritage in the City

September 11th, 2019|

Art, culture and heritage are an essential part of human development and are also unique to identity. The City of Johannesburg’s public art adds cultural identity and expression to the urban landscape and brings meaning and identity to spaces. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has been a catalyst in installing public art all over the city. Sculptures and murals of [...]

UJ Architecture Students Win Milpark Social Housing Concepts Competition

September 3rd, 2019|

Two postgraduate architecture students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Daniele Cronje and Jason Evetts, have emerged as the winners of the Milpark Social Housing Concepts Competition, winning R40 000 and an opportunity of further involvement in the design phase of the project. This is after the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) appointed Delta Built Environment Consultants (DELTABEC) as consultants to [...]

Florida Clinic To Open Its Doors In 2020

August 21st, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of City of Johannesburg, has been implementing the construction of the upgraded Florida Clinic health care facility in Florida, Roodeport. Two adjacent houses, located on Madeleine street, were earmarked for the development and demolished to make way for the modern healthcare facility, which is designed to effectively and efficiently meet the growing healthcare [...]

Celebrating Women And Public Art In Newtown: Live Painting Tour And Public Engagement

August 19th, 2019|

In Celebration of Women’s Month, various deteriorating signs in Newtown will be painted over with images of African women by local artists. This will take place on Saturday, 24 August 2019 and the public is invited to participate in a free, self-guided tour to view each sign as it is painted. At each location, participants will be invited to engage [...]

Construction Stoppages On Louis Botha Rea Vaya Projects

August 16th, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has been implementing Rea Vaya infrastructure along the Louis Botha Development Corridor on behalf of the City of Johannesburg’s Transport department since 2016. The JDA has over the past year experienced sporadic project stoppages in particular on the Rea Vaya projects located along the Louis Botha Development Corridor. However, since July 2019, due to the [...]

Orchards Clinic Enters Final Stretch Of Construction

August 15th, 2019|

Construction of the Orchards Clinic state-of-the-art primary health care facility, which will offer greatly improved health care services to residents of Orange Grove and neighbouring suburbs, is now in it is final stretch, with much of the major construction work completed. Construction of the clinic, found along Louis Botha Avenue, has undergone many challenges, resulting in delays on the project. [...]