Johannesburg

Johannesburg
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016

 The street-wise collectors of recyclables can be seen whizzing around the city on small trolleys, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

October 29, 2015

A startup provides waste pickers with battery-powered e-trikes and a livable wage, Business Day reports.  

September 22, 2015

The bus network has saved South Africa nearly US$900 million by reducing travel times, slashing emissions and enhancing safety, Quartz reports. 

September 14, 2015

The continent’s cities should tap the vast resources at universities through partnerships on urban renewal, the Word Economic Forum says. 

August 19, 2015

The district near the main campus of the University of the Witwatersrand could rehabilitate the neighborhood of Braamfontein, The Conversation says. 

July 13, 2015

An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

May 25, 2015

“Good Riddance” gives voice to garbage pickers in Johannesburg who are otherwise mostly invisible to society, Urban Joburg reports. 

March 19, 2015

The eco-friendly e-bike is increasingly being spotted in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as those South African cities add more bike lanes for commuting, IOL reports. 

January 2, 2015

Johannesburg is implementing design changes that seek to end the physical isolation of black communities wrought by Apartheid, the Economist reports. 

August 18, 2014

Johannesburg, Gothenburg and Toronto issue green bonds to finance a range of environmentally friendly projects, according to the Sustainable Cities Collective.

June 25, 2014

New initiatives around recycling and energy as well as the city’s membership in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group underscore Johannesburg’s commitment to a greener future, allAfrica reports. 

May 29, 2014

To overcome a student housing shortage, Johannesburg is getting creative about building dorm rooms, Designboom reports.

February 26, 2014

The $7.8 billion project would create more office space for Chinese firms rushing to invest in sub-Saharan Africa, Bloomberg reports.

December 31, 2013
Subscribe to Johannesburg