COJ MMCs Announced

The Mayor of Johannesburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse, today announced the City of Johannesburg mayoral committee.

Executive Mayor: Cllr Mpho Phalatse
Finance: Cllr Julie Suddaby
Group Corporate and Shared Services: Cllr Leah Knott
Transport: Cllr Funzela Ngobeni
Development Planning: Cllr Belinda Echeozonjoku
Housing: Cllr Mlungisi Providence Mabaso
Economic Development: Cllr Nkuli Mbundu
Health and Social Development: Cllr Franco De Lange
Community Development: Cllr Ronald Winston Harris
Environment and Infrastructure Service Delivery: Cllr Michael Sun
Public Safety: Cllr David Thembe

“I am honoured to lead this team of dynamic councillors as we get down to the task of getting things done in the City of Johannesburg. I have no doubt that each member of this mayoral committee will do everything in their power to ensure the best results for the residents of this great city in each of their portfolios”.

Mayor Phalatse added that while she was under no illusions that success would be achieved overnight, she was confident that this mayoral committee was more than capable to deal with the task ahead and will get things done.

COJ building plan applications go digital

Press release: City of Joburg goes digital and ends paper-based building plan applications

The City of Joburg Department of Development Planning is fully migrating to its Construction Permit Management System (CPMS) digital platform and doing away with paper-based manual submissions for building plan applications.

As of 03 January 2022, architectural professionals who are registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, are to submit all building and Site Development Plans for building plan applications online.

The CPMS is the City of Joburg’s latest digital solution specifically designed for building permit purposes; that seeks to enhance the operational efficiency and good governance of Development Planning and aligns with Joburg’s Smart City programme.

A deadline of 24 December 2021 has been given for the submission of physical building plan applications, as well as the pilot of the CPMS, as it goes live in January 2022.

SACAP-registered architectural professionals are invited to attend a mini workshop of the online platform on Friday, 10 December 2021, at 10h00. To RSVP or for more information to register on the portal, contact the City’s Building Control Officer, Mr Maruping Broderick Chiloane, on

Spatial Development Framework 2040 Review

This review of the City of Johannesburg’s SDF2040 is intended to update the 2016 approved version. The SDF2040 details spatial policies, strategies and implementation mechanisms that seek to address the City’s key spatial challenges as well as measures in attaining the City’s growth and development targets.

In this regard, public input is hereby being sought on the draft review: Spatial Development Framework 2040.

In the link the following:

  • Draft Spatial Development Framework 2021/22 for comment with track changes (showing changes from current SDF)
  • Council Resolution to Advertise the Draft SDF for public comment
  • Copies of the notice placed in newspapers