Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option which requires institutionalised management which is provided by accredited SHIs or in accredited social housing projects in designated restructuring zones.

Brickfields Legae


Social housing provides good quality rental accommodation for the upper end of the low income market (R1500 - R7500). With the primary objective of urban restructuring, creating substainable human settlements.

Tribunal Gardens


Housing is not just about building is also about transforming our residential areas and building communities.


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City of Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg has also designated an UDZ of approximately 18 km2 (see map below), which includes both Johannesburg inner city and a number of surrounding and adjacent areas and suburbs.

The UDZ is part of a larger strategy to make Johannesburg a world class city by 2030. An issue that is of serious concern to developers and property owners within the city is that of sectional title. It has been brought to the City's attention.

Despite this concern there were already 35 confirmed registrations for the scheme by September 2005, indicating that the UDZ scheme has thus far been very well received. The UDZs also have to form part of both the provincial spatial development framework (SDF) and the City's Integrated Development Programme (IDP) and its own local SDF .

References and Resources

  • Ancer, J., 2004: City poised for a major facelift thanks to Manuel's tax concession, The Star, 20th October 2004.
  • City of Johannesburg, 2005: 2005/2006 IDP, Reference Link
  • City of Johannesburg, 2005: Spatial Development Framework, Reference Link
  • Cox, A., 2005: Jo'burg's economy growing by leaps and bounds, The Star, 24th May 2005.
  • Cox, A., 2005: Spit and Polish for the City of Gold, The Star, 25th July 2005.
  • Government Gazette, 2004: Government Gazette, Vol.472, No.26866, 14th October 2004. Reference Link
  • Figenschou, C., 2004: Tax incentives to boost urban renewal, This Day, 15th October 2004.
  • Macanda, P., 2005: Tax incentives for Black Business, The Sowetan, 25th July 2005.
  • Marrian, N., 2005: Winning back the inner city, The Citizen, 27th July 2005
  • Ramodibe, S., 2005: Mayor launches Jozi development zone, Gauteng Business, 30th August - 12th September 2005.
  • Ramorebol, L., 2005:Guide to the UDZ tax incentive for the Johannesburg Inner City, Commercial and Industrial Property News, April 2005, pp. 34-36.

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