City tour operators updated on new developments

The JDA gives the city's tour operators their own tour of the latest upgrades and developments in the inner city, Diepsloot and Soweto.

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R1.3bn Newtown Junction opens its doors

The R1.3-billion Newtown Junction is one of biggest multi-use developments to open in Johannesburg's CBD since the Carlton Centre in the 1970s.

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Rea Vaya flies African flag at C40 climate awards

Rea Vaya, Joburg's innovative Bus Rapid Transit system, was one of just 31 projects from around the world, and the only African project, to be nominated for the 2014 C40 City Climate Leadership Awards.

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Metro Park breathes new life into inner city

The R16-million Metro Park has opened in the commercial and residential hub of Newtown, offering a social and recreational space to inner-city workers and residents who do not have the luxury of green spaces.

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Automotive Park to create jobs, entrepreneurs in Alex

The Greater Alexandra-Marlboro Automotive Industrial Park is set to boost economic development in Johannesburg's oldest township by creating quality jobs and helping to grow a new generation of local entrepreneurs.

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Heritage plaques mark out Joburg's rich history

Johannesburg's distinctive blue heritage plaques recognise everything from the Rand Revolt of 1922, the rich history of Alexandra township, and the route followed by protesting students on 16 June 1976 to the city’s art deco buildings, churches and Iron Age pre-history on Melville Koppies.

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Visualising My/Your City Futures

Innovative workshops recently held in Alex, Park Station and Rosebank saw residents re-imagining their future neighbourhoods. Get a close-up look at this process and its products at My/Your City Futures, an extraordinary exhibition now on in Newtown.

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Buses bring hope to Orange Grove

Business owners are watching Rea Vaya construction along Louis Botha Avenue with keen anticipation. They believe it will bring customers and halt urban decay in the old suburb.

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Rea Vaya construction expands into Sandton

Construction on Rea Vaya's Phase 1C has expanded into Joburg's financial heartland, and along with a range of associated developments is set to bring the Sandton CBD into quicker, easier reach for residents of Alexandra and other parts of the city.

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Big plans for tower precinct

The Hillbrow Tower is a Joburg landmark, visible from miles around. With this in mind, the JDA is working alongside Art at Work to turn the area into 'the largest public art development in the country'.

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Celebrating the city's heritage

There are numerous heritage sites around Joburg all waiting to be discovered. Tours to these historic areas will take place in September to celebrate Heritage Month.

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