Inner City Transformation ProgrammeGuided by the Mayoral Priority on the Inner City and the Inner City Roadmap the JDA will focus on strengthening the position of the inner city as a critical business and residential node and the primary gateway to transit networks for the city; financial services networks for the City Region; and cross-border trade networks for the African continent. The JDA will continue to implement a phased plan to strengthen inner city precincts, address movement challenges, and improve the quality of the built environment across the inner city. The activities include managing the development of the Johannesburg inner city through capital investments in selected precincts, by overseeing integrated investments by other departments and entities, and by facilitating partnership initiatives.

Corresponding JDA Regional Classification

  • Inner City and the Old South (including Turffontein and Mining Belt)


Hillbrow Tower Precinct

June 9th, 2018|

Project Description Hillbrow is a famous neighbourhood in the inner city of Johannesburg. The precinct is defined by the walking radius of approximately 1km around the Hillbrow Tower and transects the Hillbrow and Berea areas which are roughly bounded by Clarendon and Willie Streets in the north, Joe Slovo Drive in the east, Smit Street in the south and Hospital Street in the west. In 2015/16 Phase 2 of [...]

Ghandi Square East

June 9th, 2018|

Project Description Develop a safe, vibrant and well-designed public realm in the Ghandi Square East precinct. This is a precinct of the Inner city that has not yet received focused public investment. There is currently substantial capital being invested in the part of the Inner City by private sector capital investors including ABSA. Total investment planned by the private sector totals approximately R3 billion. The area is in need [...]

Fordsburg PEU

June 9th, 2018|

Project Description Public Environment Upgrades. This is an area of focus for upgrade and redevelopment due to the significant changes in land use and population density in these areas. The public environment is in need of reinvestment to support a range of new uses and users in the area. There is significant private sector investment at various scales in this area. The JDA’s initiatives will be guided by the [...]