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Illegal backyard rental to be formalised by City of Joburg

The City of Johannesburg is currently calling out for construction, engineering and tech companies to design structure or technology that will allow low-income households to build tradable dwellings in their backyard, in a compliant way.

This follows a study that revealed that there is more growth in backyard accommodation than in housing in new informal settlements. The City of Joburg believes this needs to be regulated.

Anyone with proposals on building these inexpensive units should call 0114076020 or email sarahl@joburg.org.za.

Executive Director of Development Planning for the City of Johannesburg, Yondela Silimela, spoke to John Robbie about these plans.

Listen to the conversation below:

Twitter has however had a less than enthusiastic response to this:


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