JPOMA Presentation to Inner City Partnership Forum

On the 26th of June, the City of Joburg hosted the Inner City Partnership Forum.
Presentations were made by CoJ entities as well as the Private Sector.
JPOMA General Manager, Angela Rivers, presented JPOMA’s work, highlighting the two court cases against CoJ and reiterating that JPOMA is very willing to work with CoJ on issues such as problem properties and the billing crisis.

Usindiso building fire: Call for heads to roll

Usindiso building fire: Call for heads to roll

The commission of inquiry into the Usindiso building fire found that the City of Johannesburg and the Johannesburg Property Company are partly responsible. Johannesburg Property Owners and Managers Association’s Angela Rivers says JPC should definitely be held accountable.

Watch the interview HERE

Angela Rivers On the Devastating Inner City Fire

Following the horrific fire that claimed the lives of more than 70 people in the 80 Albert Street building, JPOMA General Manager, Angela Rivers discusses the urgent need for the City of Joburg to address hijacked buildings and dangerous living conditions in the Inner City and to find solutions in partnership with the private sector.

“One of the worst tragedies the city has seen.” JPOMA GM Angela Rivers

In the press:
More than 70 people killed when blaze engulfed residential building in Central Johannesburg
Al Jazeera

More than 70 people have been killed and 50 injured in a fire in Johannesburg, South Africa. We get the latest on the search and recovery operation, and hear about so called “hi-jacked” buildings.
31 August 2023
BBC World Service

School safety worries: we hear from a school governor, a parent, and a structural engineer.
Also on the programme: Johannesburg fire, spinal cancer hope, Long Covid, and a classical music bust-up.
31 August 2023
BBC World Tonight

Fire at hijacked building claims 64 lives
31 August 2023
eNCA

Johannesburg se honderde gekaapte geboue
1 September 2023
Op en Wakker

At least 74 killed in Johannesburg fire
BBC Focus on Africa

Life inside the ‘hijacked’ Johannesburg building where scores burned alive
2 September 2023
Reuters

Hijacks and death traps in a crumbling South African city center
2 September 2023
BBC News
The Bharat Express News

A building marked by fire and death shows the decay of South Africa’s ‘city of gold’
3 September 2023
Seattle Times
The Bharat Express News
The Tribune

View of the Nation: Solving for Johannesburg’s Housing Crisis
4 September 2023
Power Talk 98.7

So, what can save Johannesburg?
6 September 2023
Daily Friend

Hijacked buildings, urban decay force businesses out of Joburg (meanwhile Maharishi Invincibility Institute moves in).
20 September 2023
Newzroom Afrika