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5-YEAR                 STRATEGIC                                                                                                           DELIVERY AGENDA 2007/2008
                                          5-YEAR IDP PROGRAMMES AND KEY PROGRAMME ACHIEVEMENTS

Formalise all settlements located on      Informal settlement formalisation                                                                   Intensify the feasibility studies in the targeted informal settlement for upgrading
state land
                                          1.   Complete township registration in affected areas                                               Formalise 30 informal settlements by end of the reporting year

                                          2.   Ensure fencing of individual stands to promote homeownership and pride.                        Fence 2500 units/stands in the City
50% of informal settlements formalised
or upgraded to a minimum level of basic   Informal settlement management and upgrade programme                                                Engage the Department of Development Planning & Urban Management in the revision of
services.                                                                                                                                      the urban edge
                                          1.   Provide water and sanitation to agreed City level
                                                                                                                                              Coordinate road surfacing to the tune of R40m across the City
                                          2.   Provide adequate road and storm water infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                              Coordinate installation of bulk infrastructure to the tune of R30m (counter funding)

                                          3.   Contain the establishment of new informal settlements particularly on the Urban Edge (and      Continue to facilitate the provision of rudimentary services in association with the
                                               outside the urban boundary).                                                                    stakeholder departments including Johannesburg Water, JRA & other

                                          4.   Provide and maintain emergency interim services to informal settlements, with                  Undertake community relocations to the tune of R2 m for beneficiaries who are relocating
                                               responsibilities and budget shared between the City and Municipal Owned Entities.               to housing opportunities

Develop a set of interventions to         Backyard accommodation programme                                                                    By end of the of the financial year, facilitate 200 backyard accommodation in Orlando in
improve the quality of backyard                                                                                                                association with the Provincial government
accommodation.                            1.   Establish norms and standards for the supply of backyard accommodation
                                               together with Development Planning and Urban Management                                        In association with Building Control Unit within the City, finalise the norms & standards for
                                                                                                                                               the supply of backyard accommodation
                                          2.   Develop incentives matched                by    contribution   of   homeowners       for
                                               accommodation improvement.                                                                     Attract the financial institutions (Banks) and other Funder institutions to re-invest in the
                                                                                                                                               backyard rental accommodation
                                          3.   Support provincial Top Twenty Programme and identify success factors for
                                               implementation and City- wide roll out of programme.                                           Together with the province, evaluate the impact of the Top 20 programme in Zola &

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Structure partnerships with stakeholders   Inner-city and older centres residential upgrade programme (note link with Building standards      Before the end of 2007 calendar year, apply for the restructuring zones grants form the
to promote an inner city and older         promotion and enforcement programme below)                                                          National Housing Department
centres residential accommodation
programme.                                 1.   Identify precinct locations for programme focus in accordance with agreed urban               Before the end of 2007 calendar year, prepare a robust list of all the residential role-
                                                restructuring criteria.                                                                        players in the Inner City

                                           2.   Establish partnerships with other stakeholders (on issues of funding and urban                Play a meaningful role in the hosting of the Mayoral Summit on the Inner City (05 May
                                                management) to develop the means to proactively prevent decline of residential buildings       2007)
                                                                                                                                              Implementation of the outcomes of the Inner City Summit that are relevant to Housing
                                           3.   Establish programme coordination with COJ Better Buildings Programme.                          mandate

                                                                                                                                              Engage COJ Better Buildings Programme to cater for the lower end market in terms of
                                                                                                                                               rental stock

                                                                                                                                              Before the end of the 2007 calendar year, enter into negotiations with the COJ: Revenue
                                                                                                                                               Department on the rates paid by Social Housing Institutions who are targeting the poorest
                                                                                                                                               of the poor.

                                                                                                                                              Before the end of the 2007 calendar year, enter into negotiations with the COJ: Revenue
                                                                                                                                               Department on the rates paid by Social Housing Institutions who are targeting the poorest
                                                                                                                                               of the poor.

                                                                                                                                              Before the end of the 2007 calendar year, enter into negotiations with JPC to consider
                                                                                                                                               alienation of derelict and/or hijacked buildings to new players with a goal of providing the
                                                                                                                                               poorest of the poor with accommodation.

Through a hostel upgrading                 Hostels conversion Programme
programme that is sensitive to                                                                                                                By end of the financial year, deliver 500 family units across the City
issues of affordability and quality        1.   Implement projects taking account of existing communities especially in
living environments upgrade                     relation to affordability and need (family units/ accommodation with shared                   By end of the financial year, ensure that the designs of the hostels maximises the
5000 units.                                     facilities.                                                                                    integration of hostel residents in the surrounding communities

                                           2.   Accommodate both ownership rental tenure options.

                                           3.   Roll out hostels conversion projects in accordance with locational needs in
                                                and surrounding the individual hostel.

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Create         new        housing    Special needs housing programme                                                            Develop a roster of all organisation that are dealing with HIV/AIDS in the City
opportunities for people with
special needs (aged, child           1.   Actively promote housing accommodation for people with special needs                  Engage stakeholder departments including Community Development in the quest to
headed households, HIV Aids               utilising the subsidy variation instrument.                                            quantify the need for institutional accommodation in the city
affected/infected      households,
street children etc)..               2.   Quantify the need for institutional accommodation within the City.

                                     3.   Clarify the necessary institutional mechanisms within the City to support and
                                          implement institutional housing

In partnership with Province and     Temporary/emergency housing programme                                                      By end of the financial year, facilitate emergency accommodation 200 beds for
other stakeholders develop and                                                                                                   emergency
manage temporary/ emergency          1.   Secure funding       to   implement     city-wide   temporary        residential
housing stock.                            accommodation                                                                         By end of 2007 calendar year, host a session with all stakeholders that are dealing with
                                                                                                                                 disasters in the City in order to streamline the role of Housing during disasters
                                     2.   Emergency housing stock to be developed so that at any one time the City
                                          is able to accommodate people in emergency situations (including fires,               Develop emergency housing stock that can accommodate 200 beds at one instance
                                          floods, and evictions).

                                     3.   Clarify and agree on Housing role and responsibilities during disasters and

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Through both the City’s own        Housing Programme
means, and in partnership with
other actors and stakeholders,     1.    Constitute an integrated Housing and Service Delivery Plan Task Team to take the process             Delivery of 3 527 houses through the provincial funding
deliver 100 000 well-located and
good quality housing units over    2     June 2006, set targets for affordable housing for various sub-markets, and appropriate
                                                                                                                                              Delivery of 8 188 houses through the council funding
the next five years, which               locations for each sub-markets
includes the delivery of 15 000                                                                                                               Facilitation of 8285 units build by other stakeholders
rental housing units, 30 000       3.    By September 2006, develop a clear spatially defined plan for where we want housing
                                         developed over the next 5 years and in the long term
housing        units     through                                                                                                              Pronounce on the identified spatial plan for the delivery of housing in the next 5 years
Community Builder Programme        4.    Develop and pilot an appropriate service financing model to ensure that new units are built
and 50 000 mixed income                  with an appropriate package of household services that is both affordable up front, but also         Continually engage JPC in the fast-tracking of the land purchase
housing units.                           more cost-effective and sustainable over the longer term.
                                                                                                                                              In association with the provincial government, undertake geotechnical survey on the mine
                                   5.    By September 2006, design and implement a workable co-ordinating system/mechanism to
                                         ensure seamlessly integrated project-by-project rollout of housing together with all                  land
                                         infrastructure and social services.
                                                                                                                                              Take the in principle approval of the City application on accreditation to the next level
                                   6.    Consolidate a plan that deals decisively with the core constraints (Land procurement,
                                         provincial funding and financial services charter funds; planning capacity; implementation
                                                                                                                                              Monitor the expenditure of JOSHCO on capital projects with the intentions of increasing
                                                                                                                                               the funding
                                   7.    Establish contractors roster and contract administration capacity, and link Thubelisha and
                                         NURCHA contractor support.

                                   8.    Identify and procure or hold appropriate land, to enable delivery at scale (land strategy).

                                   9.    Conclude project feasibilities and EIA’s on prioritised projects

                                   10.   Explore options for rehabilitation of mining land.

                                   11.   Make sure that the City of Johannesburg is accredited, and harness the housing subsidy to
                                         accelerate delivery of housing in the city and expand the range of products made available.

                                   12.   Empower Joshco to roll-out social housing at scale, with both City capital budget and access
                                         to other sources of funding.

                                   13.   Promote affordable rental options (including accommodation with shared facilities) in situ
                                         upgrading developments, new greenfields incremental housing and brown fields

                                   14.   Facilitate a range of productive relationships with the private sector to enter specific market
                                         segments so that the pace of delivery may be increased.

                                   15.   Consolidate and utilise building skills that currently exist in communities. Interventions such
                                         as certification and preferential procurement must be promoted to enhance the delivery
                                         capacity that is required for housing construction.

                                   16. Pilot concepts to widen the package of options for applying the subsidy (e.g. different housing
                                         typologies and densities).

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Address the housing ladder gap      Housing ladder gaps delivery programme
by facilitating private sector
delivery of affordable rental and   1.   Facilitate the entry of developers and the banking sector in sub-markets between subsidised                 Continue to facilitate the banking sector in the affordable housing market
home ownership.                          housing and bonded-housing.
                                                                                                                                                     Establish a structured Forum with the banking sector to assess & monitor the investment
                                    2.   Identify potential restructuring zones for support through the national restructuring grant for              in the lower end of the market
                                         social housing.
                                                                                                                                                     Consolidate the approved zones in consultation with the stakeholders including JDA
                                    3.   Obtain zone and grant approval for project implementation by JOSHCO and other
                                         implementation agents.                                                                                      Assist JOSHCO to re-apply for the restructuring zone with the national housing taking into
                                                                                                                                                      consideration comments made in the 2006/7 application

Complete the transfer of title      Secondary Property Market Programme
deeds and ensure that new title-
holders are informed of the         1.   Using the new Neighbourhood Improvement Fund available from National Treasury, pilot, in                    Upon confirmation of approval of the application of the City by national Treasury, appoint
advantages of their new asset            selected areas, a working relationship with the banking sector designed to solve constraints to the          researchers to conduct research on the opportunities in the secondary market
                                         realisation of housing asset value in low-income residential markets.
                                                                                                                                                     Intensify the consumer education in association with the provincial department
                                    2.   Consider a range of interventions that could stimulate market activity in locations and products
                                         segments in which there is limited or stagnant market activity.

                                    3.   Through engagements with the financing community, and creative interventions and incentives,
                                         address implicit red-lining in areas where there are willing buyers and willing sellers but no finance
                                         to facilitate the transaction.

                                    4.   Conduct a major education programme to ensure that subsidised housing beneficiaries and
                                         households in older township areas are well-informed of the future value inherent in their
                                         subsidised assets, as well as the workings of the property market.

                                    5.   Through collaboration with deeds office, etc, ensure the establishment of accessible mechanisms
                                         to facilitate housing transfers so that exchanges of especially subsidised RDP housing become
                                         part of the formal system, and retain their value.

                                    6.   With various partners, facilitate mechanisms to ensure a willingness by banks to regard assets as

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Promote good management and       City public housing stock upgrade and transfer programme                                                Refurbish the flats to the value of R5m
maintenance of City housing
stock        and  associated      1.   Budget for and effectively maintain all existing public housing stock currently still managed      Refurbish the old age home to the value of R2m
infrastructure.                        by the City until transfer.
                                                                                                                                          Timeously inform tenants of the City stock of the intentions to increase the rentals by
                                  2.   Regularise occupancy and collections in city public housing stock.                                  10%

                                  3.   Formulate cost recovery plan for implementation in city public housing stock.                      Increase the City’s collection rate by 10%

                                                                                                                                          Delivery sectional title scheme to the tune of R1.5m

Implement effective building      Building standards promotion and enforcement programme                                                  Engage JMPD and Building Control in the enforcement of building regulation and by laws
standards    and   by    law
enforcement.                      1.   Enforce building regulation and by-laws in new developments.

                                  2.   Proactively intervene through regulations in management and maintenance
                                       where necessary to prevent negligent and irresponsible property ownership
                                       causing decline in the built environment.

Develop and implement a           Housing consolidation and asset-improvement support programme                                           Continue to engage the provincial government in the beneficiary education
support programme for housing
consolidation.                    1.   Education programme to build awareness around options for housing
                                       consolidation and asset improvement.

Introduce     the   Sustainable   Sustainable human settlements programme (Housing component)
Human Settlements approach to
all new housing developments.     1.   Ensure that in all new housing developments the necessary green and                                15% of all developments will be energy efficient
                                       social infrastructure is planned for and actually built.

                                  2.   Facilitate brown-field housing development, by enabling the conversion of                          Engage JPC to release the derelict and hijacked buildings can be converted into
                                       CBD buildings, and existing commercial and industrial properties to                                 residential usage
                                       residential usage.

                                  3.   Where appropriate encourage the development of housing together with
                                       urban agriculture opportunities.                                                                   Finalise the preparations for agri-village in the Doornkop with the Department of
                                                                                                                                           Agriculture (Provincial).

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Develop and adopt sustainable   Green Housing Programme                                                              Undertake research into innovative housing solutions
housing       practices  and
technologies.                   1.   With partners such as the CSIR and other academic institutions undertake        Assess and evaluate the pilot project on 20 houses build via alternative technology to
                                     housing research and design to develop more innovative and sustainable           decide on replication of the project on a broader scale
                                     housing solutions (materials, design, construction methods etc).

                                2.   On all subsidised housing projects within the City of Johannesburg
                                     jurisdiction, ensure adoption and implementation of a minimum set of green
                                     / passive technologies.

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