Media Releases

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, [...]

Dube NMT Project Accelerates Towards Completion

October 16th, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, is implementing the construction of Non-motorised Transport (NMT) Infrastructure at Dube Station in Soweto. Construction of the NMT infrastructure is currently underway on Leselinyana Street and Mncube Drive. Once completed, the upgrades will promote pedestrian mobility and connectivity, in particular to accessing Dube Station.

BRT Station Artworks Add Colour To Louis Botha Corridor

October 10th, 2019|

The Johannesburg Development Agency has had the honour of being the lead implementing agent for the Rea Vaya Rapid Transit System (BRT) stations along the Louis Botha Development Corridor. As part of an ongoing commitment to public placemaking through arts and through community-based co-production, the JDA appointed a curator and coordinator of a public arts programme called #ArtMyJozi. Within this [...]

Gilfillan Park Commended At ILASA Awards 2019

October 8th, 2019|

The design of Gilfillan Park (also known as Jeppe Park) received a commendation for excellence in urban design at the Institute for Landscape Architects for South Africa (ILASA) awards 2019. Implemented by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), the park was designed by kwpCREATE, who were appointed as urban designers on the project. The JDA worked together with Johannesburg City Parks [...]

Construction Students Visit JDA Projects

October 7th, 2019|

Second year students, from the University of Johannesburg’s Construction and Quantity Surveying faculty and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Construction and Property Development faculty, wore high visibility jackets, safety boots and hard hats as they visited three projects currently being undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). The visits took place over two days, 27 and 28 September, and provided [...]