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Economic Importance

  • The Inner City contributes over 23.1% to the City’ GGP (Former Region 8)
  • Largest concentration of infrastructure in SA: infrastructure replacement costs are +R30bn
  • Some Inner City Nodes have the Highest concentration of retail space
  • Industrial space is located throughout Inner City reflective of its historic mining & manufacturing economy
  • Integrated urban economic system

– Provides more jobs than Sandton, Woodmead/Rivonia & Randburg combined
– Important anchor for E-W corridor & N-S Corridor (location of Gautrain route)
– Location of corporate HQs plus SMEs

Economic Factors

Vision

an economically vibrant and modern, structurally transformed landscape and skyline to be achieved through synchronized and coordinated innovative interventions, strategically anchored on the UDZ tax incentive.
Leading to creation of wall-to-wall thematic precincts

Since the promulgation of the UDZ tax incentive the City of Joburg has attracted R16.0Billion in private property development half of which constitutes competed buildings and pockets of excellence; It has created more than 150,000 construction related job opportunities

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Region F Suburbs

Suburbs in the region include: Aeroton, Aspen Hills, Bassonia, Bellevue East, Bellevue, Benrose, Berea, Bertrams, Braamfontein, City and Suburban, City and Suburban Industrial, City Deep, City West, Crown Gardens, Denver, Doornfontein, Droste Park, Elandspark, Elcedes, Fairview, Ferreirasdorp, Fordsburg, Glenanda, Glenvista, Heriotdale, Highlands, Hillbrow, Jeppestown South, Jeppestown, Johannesburg Inner City, Judith's Paarl, Kenilworth, Kensington, Kibler Park, La Rochelle, Liefde-en-Vrede, Linmeyer, Lorentzville, Malvern, Marshalls Town, Marshalls, Meredale, Moffatview, Mondeor, Mulbarton, Nasrec, New Doornfontein, Newtown, North Doornfontein, Oakdene, Ormonde, Pageview, Randview, Regentspark, Robertsham, Rosettenville, Salisbury Claims, Selby, South Hills, Spes Bona, Suideroord, The Hill, Troyeville, Tulisapark, Turffontein, Village Main Ext 3, Vrededorp, Winchester Hills and Yeoville.


Demographic Information

The region's population is estimated to be 433,054 (Census 2001, Stats SA). However, this figure is inaccurate because the number of people living in the inner city on a temporary basis is unknown.

There is a distinct difference in demographics between the inner city and the southern part of this region. In the past few years higher-income residents and whites have moved away from the inner city bowl and are being replaced by a lower-income population of blacks.

This is in complete contrast to the southern part of the region – Mulbarton, Glenvista, Aspen Hills, Allan Manor, Bassonia and so forth – which is 66 percent white and relatively youthful, with 38 percent being under 25 years old.

The population of Johannesburg South is young and growing, partly because of an influx of new home owners from Soweto drawn by better housing, land value and facilities, as well as swift, convenient access to their places of employment.

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