- The City of Joburg shared exciting news of a new low-cost housing plan within the inner city
- The plan will see the renovation of over 500 abandoned and hijacked buildings
- The City promised rental prices to range between R900 and R4500 and social media heaped praise on the city and the mayor, Herman Mashaba
One of the common gripes South Africans have is the lack of affordable housing throughout the country.
In the major cities, finding affordable and attractive properties within the CBD come at a premium.
However, the City of Joburg revealed that it has exciting plans to remedy this.
Via twitter, the city shared plans of a ground-breaking new project that will see the renovation of more than 500 abandoned and neglected properties.
The buildings will be converted to cater for the demands of low cost housing, student accommodation & business spaces within the inner city.
The social media post also explained that properties would be rented out between a price range of R900 to R4500, with a minimum of 20% at the R900 mark.
Tweeps welcomed the news and heaped praise on the city and Mayor Herman Mashaba.
Briefly.co.za noted that some gripes were shared, but the vast majority were blown away by the news.
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