City of Joburg

Fill up ‘em potholes

Navigating South Africa’s holey roads is like playing a game, except it’s zero fun, the points are made up and your car gets screwed. We’re guessing insurance companies are tired of paying out for pothole-related accidents, so we think it’s a real win-win for Discovery Insurance and DialDirect to partner with the City of Johannesburg …

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27 May ’21 Wrap: The great state capture heist

Our take: What can a state do with a R50 billion 49,157,323,233.68. Quite a tongue twister, right? That’s 50 billion – in this case, rands the Gupta family allegedly stole from South African taxpayers to carry out its elaborate and abhorrent state capture project. This, according to one estimation. The eye-watering figure was revealed at …

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Building a greener Joburg

Johannesburg’s electric vehicle (EV) rollout may be accelerated with the UK’s help; it just gave us R64 million to fund ten green projects. One is ambitiously aiming for all new buildings in Johannesburg to be “net-zero carbon” by 2030 and to support electric vehicle rollouts. 🚙 NPO Sustainable Energy Africa, which is spearheading the vehicle …

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Not so fast with the Jhb gentrification: Read this

What’s news? This is big. The City of Joburg council resolved this week to force private property developers to make 30% of all future residential developments affordable, New Frame reported. This is to make sure that poor households also have the opportunity to rent homes in the city. Why does this matter? New Frame reports …

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