Green Building Convention 2020

The GBCSA Green Building Convention 28-30 October, is an exciting, immersive experience that gives you access to a virtual world of content, exhibitions and networking.

The platform is the most immersive, interactive and hyper-realistic virtual world on the planet and the closest to the real deal that you can get.

What To Expect

• Inspired Plenary Sessions by world-renowned industry thought leaders.
• Track Sessions tailor-made to your sphere of influence and scope of work.
• Networking Opportunities both planned and in the “in-between spaces”.
• A Virtual Exhibition with wall-to-wall innovation in stunning 3D.
• Brainwave Stage Innovative and game-changing ideas and thinking all on one stage.
• Deep Dives and Workshops that take an in-depth look at a range of current topics and projects.

Gain Insight & Knowledge on Current Topics & Trends

• IARU Sustainable Campus: A View into a Sustainable City
• Building Networks: Perspectives on On-site Renewable Energy Development
• Density and Infection Control
• Regenerative Design: Connecting People and Nature to Reverse Climate Change
• The Role of Finance in Sustainable Development
• Green Leadership
• Sustainable Finance
• Building Resilience & Adapting to Climate Change in SA Cities – An Insight into City Policy Around Climate Adaptation & Resilience
• Bridging the Gap Between Materials, Technology and Design – A Look at the Fabric of Sustainability
• Investment Trends in Real Estate
• Circular and ESG Value drivers
• Reimagining the Commercial Property Sector: A Panel
• Social Interactions: Using People and Social Spaces To Advance Climate Resilience
• Community Design and Affordable Housing
• Driving Sustainability in the Design of Future Healthcare Systems
• And Much, Much More!

For more information, costs and to register, visit

Jewel City

Congratulations to DiverCity (Ithemba Property and Atterbury) for the upcoming launch of Jewel City. The R2 Billion+ redevelopment is set to launch on Heritage Day, 24th September 2020.

Two years in the making, this mixed use development spans over 6 city blocks.
Upon completion, the new district will include:
20,000 square metres of commercial office space
7,000 square metres of retail space
1,550 new residential apartments
40,000 square metres in brand new buildings
Safe pedestrian urban precinct
Vibrant living, shopping and office environment of six city blocks
Ample parking
Convenience retail
Fast food outlets and restaurants

In the press

BusinessTech – Joburg’s R2 billion Jewel City redevelopment set to launch next week

MoneyWeb – Joburg’s Jewel City set for further R1bn investment

Engineering News – Jewel City set for Heritage Day launch

Review of the Spatial Development Framework (SDF)

The City of Joburg is embarking on a review of the Spatial Development Framework (SDF) and is holding preliminary consultations as per the schedule below.

The SDF forms part of the City IDP and sets the spatial development policies and priorities for the Metropolitan area. These then inform the allocation of capital budget and investment by the City.

  • Property Developers and Planning Consultants
    25 Sep 2020 15:00 to 17:00
  • Civil Society and Housing
    28 Sep 2020 15:00 to 17:00
  • Academia
    29 Sept 2020 16:00 to 18:00
  • Government (Province, National and Neighbouring Municipalities)
    30 Sep 2020 15:00 to 17:00
  • Environment and Heritage
    1 Oct 2020 15:00 to 17:00
  • Property Developers and Planning Consultants (#2 requested because of public holiday on 24 Sept)
    2 Oct 2020 15:00 to 17:00

    RSVP by clicking on this link and filling in the form:

JPOMA Webinar: COJ sewer charges

The City of Johannesburg has advised many sectional title body corporates that it has or will adjusted their municipal accounts to “change the sewer tariff from ‘block of flat’s’ to ‘multi-dwelling’” and backdated these charges to include 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

Angela Rivers has asked Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and her team from Schindlers Attorneys to join JPOMA members in a webinar to get a better understanding of the tariff changes and the way forward.

The webinar is on Monday 14th September 2020 at 2pm.
Click here to register.

If you have any questions you would like answered on during the webinar please forward them to Angela Rivers