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Office address

Head office

1st Floor
Forum 2
Braam Park
33 Hoofd Street
Braamfontein

PO Box 31565
Braamfontein
2017

Property Management (Social)

This service involves obtaining and maintaining value from the property portfolio by effectively administering
and leasing, acquiring and selling, and ensuring maintenance of the property. Property Management (Social)
is mandated to ensure success in all asset management operations by providing precise information and
understanding of the physical characteristics of the portfolio or the assets.
Core functions:
• Investigation into best practice standards.
• Document management and analysis.
• Property specific or portfolio data compilation and surveys.
• Property maintenance and management of services and encroachments.

In the year under review, the Social Department has undertaken various initiatives within the respective quarters to package properties for tender so as to maximise the social property portfolio to the benefit of the community. A total of 23 properties were released for tender.

Making these properties available will facilitate utilising the City’s social property resource for the benefit and interest of local communities while stimulating job creation and supporting Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in attracting private-sector investment. This contributes towards keeping the City’s social property portfolio refurbished and well maintained on the City’s property asset base.

2014/2015 Financial Year highlights:

  • 51 new Deeds concluded by Municipal, to be included in the Asset Register;
  • 21 Deeds in the process of transfer acquired for the Corridors of Freedom initiative;
  • 23 properties placed on tender and released in the last two quarters of the financial year;
  • 64 SMMEs created; and
  • 244 jobs created by the Social Department.

Leases

Alexandra Media Centre

Property Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 4688 Alexandra
Ext 14

Media Centre

  • Upliftment, education and upskilling of the youth in Alexandria

R5 million

Melrose Estate – Melrose Bowling Club

Property Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Remainder of Erf 119, Melrose Estate

Educational and
Sporting Facilities

  • Skills development and sporting facility offering various community development programmes
  • Positive contribution towards social cohesion in the community

R0.6 million

Orange Farm

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 2896 Orange Farm

Children’s Home

  • Provide a home for orphans and vulnerable children
  • Assist poverty-stricken families and children to access state provided services

R1.2 million

Klipfontein

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Portion 96 Farm
Klipfontein 58 IR

Community Centre, Drug Rehabilitation
and Skills Centre

  • Create a community facility
  • Create sustainable jobs and promote social cohesion

R10 million

Langlaagte Farm

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Portion 278 of the Farm
Langlaagte 224 IQ

Community Facility

  • Create a community facility
  • Provide a place of worship
  • Develop a feeding scheme for the poor and life skills programmes for the youth

R0.3 million

Pirates Club

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Ptn 1 and 2 of Erf 1318
Greenside Township

Repair and renovations to building and construction of sporting facilities

  • Create an improved community facility which is easy accessible, representative of previously disadvantaged groups and enhances social cohesion

R1.5 million

George Lea Sports Club

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Portion 31 of the Farm
Zandfontein 42IR

Sport and Recreation and other
Sporting Facilities

  • Introduce new sport and creation-related initiatives.
  • Preservation of the biodiversity of the area

R55.7 million

Craighall

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 24 Craighall

Early Learning Centre and Sports Facility

  • Create a community facility for educational purposes
  • Promote a greener environment

R0.67 million

Protea Sports Club

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Farm Braamfontein 53 IR Portion 33

Sports Club

  • Provide a refurbished sports facility which is well maintained

R1 million

Robertsham

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 1301 Robertsham

Sport and Recreation Multi Sports Facility that will include an outdoor action sports arena for soccer, tennis, basketball, netball

  • Community access to a safe and friendly upgraded facility

R0.8 million

Observatory

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 724 Observatory

Multipurpose Sports Facility for aerobics, dancing school, five-a-side courts, soccer, basketball, volleyball, netball

  • Enhanced social cohesion for the community of Observatory.
  • Upgrade of an abandoned community facility

R0.7 million

Riverlea – Little People’s Crèche

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 1232 Riverlea Ext.2

Community and
Techno Centre

  • Upgraded facility which is aligned with legislation and frameworks of the CoJ

R2.2 million

Braamfontein – Jan Celliers Laerskool and Pre-Primary School

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Portion of Portion 37 Farm Braamfontein
No 53 IR

Tennis Courts and Clubhouse Sport Club

  • Provision of secure sporting facilities to school children through lease renewal

R1.3 million

Cosmo City – Perfect Start Ministries

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 3469 Cosmo City Ext. 4

Community Health and Skills Centre

  • Establish a health facility which includes a women’s clinic, HIV centre, hospice, pharmacy and community skills facility.
  • Project is linked to the Food Resilience Progammes through development of a food garden and provision of tools to maintain

R15 million

Lehae – Early Childhood Facility and Multipurpose Centre

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 2824 Lehae

Early Childhood Facility and Multipurpose Centre

  • Provision of various facilities such as social work services,
    pre-schooling, educational amenities for older children and other skills training facilities
  • Job creation for the unemployed residents of the area

R1.8 million

Chiawelo

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 5205 Chiawelo

Community Centre, Drug Rehabilitation
and Skills Centre

  • Provide a centre to serve the community
  • Create sustainable jobs
  • Promote social cohesion

R10 million

Orlando – Early Childhood Development Centre

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Erf 12118

Early Childhood Development Centre

  • Provide access to additional refurbished facilities

R1.2 million

Panorama – Panorama Soccer Club

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Remaining Extent of Portion 2 Farm Panorama 200 IQ

Junior Soccer nets

  • Provide a sporting centre focused on soccer and rugby
  • Promote social cohesion
  • Stimulate sporting patronage in the community

R0.13 million

Linden – The Irish Club

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Remaining Extent of Erf 556 Linden

Upgrading of tennis courts as well as erection of retaining walls

  • Provide a refurbished facility
  • Repairs and improvements to ensure a user-friendly facility for the community

R0.05 million

North Riding – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Property
Description

Expected Development

Development Objective

Anticipated
Investment Value

Holding 229
North Riding AH

Upgrading of existing kennel areas

  • Upgrade of a much needed facility for the care of animals

R0.14 million

Erf 785 Orlando East – Community Centre, Drug Rehabilitation and Skills Centre

The lease agreement has been concluded with Thlokomelo Home Based Care. The organisation provides skills training related to HIV/AIDS cases including counselling and child care support, providing care and support for the orphans and vulnerable children, promoting healthy lifestyles, hygiene and nutrition. The organisation will also collect medication from the clinics/hospitals on behalf of the bedridden members of the community and link orphans with relevant social systems, e.g. social services. The organisation receives grants from the Gauteng Department of Health; however, their main contribution towards the facility will be the provision of reasonable maintenance and upkeep of the building.

Land Identified for the Food Resilience Programme

The Department of Social Development’s Food Resilience Unit has been mandated to eradicate hunger and food insecurity in the CoJ. Amongst other instruments, the City seeks to enable a wider and more diversified urban agriculture sector through a system of Agri-resource centres providing full value-chain support for those seeking to grow their own food for both personal consumption and as a potential livelihood. The programme is one of the Mayoral priorities.

These centres will screen and train potential micro farmers to be placed via lease/usage agreement on City-owned farming land. These micro farms, where feasible, will be clustered into networks accessing common
customer-facing systems and transport/warehousing logistics, known as hub and spoke (Empowerment Zone). In addition to the facilitation of micro farms, the City seeks to catalyse the agricultural sector through the release of commercial-scale farming land to the market at substantially reduced cost, conditional upon participation in and contribution towards the City’s Food Resilience Programme.

Food Resilience Programme

Social Impact

Economic Impact

  • The Department of Social Development (DSD), as a leading coordinator of the City’s human development agenda, provides strategic focus within the community development sector as a leading coordinator of the City’s human development agenda.
  • This programme will address poverty while safeguarding and supporting the poor and addressing certain forms of inequality against social exclusion. The programme will provide land for agricultural purposes.
  • The total proposed investment value of this project is approximately R20 million.
  • A range of instruments are used to tackle individual hunger on a day-by-day basis including food vouchers, food parcels, backyard gardens and programmes connecting citizens to income generating activities.
  • The programme is aimed at providing a sustainable model for empowering communities to grow their own food, stimulating local economic development and facilitating access to the markets.
  • Farms will be available to the private sector to lease for various farming projects on condition that they commit to mentor the emerging farmers.
  • The investment of the identified farm/s should not be below R20 million.
  • The development investment will also enhance basic infrastructure, encouraging further investment, support of small, medium, micro enterprises and create jobs.
  • 2 300 jobs will be created through this project.

The following land parcels have been identified for this initiative:

  • Portion 14 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 6,3ha valued at R0.6 million;
  • Portion 51 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 1 577m² valued at R0.1 million;
  • RE of Portion 19 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 4,4ha valued at R0.6 million;
  • RE of Portion 2 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 measures 1 424ha valued at R64 million;
  • Portion 35 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 measures 2,5ha valued at R1.1 million;
  • Portion 36 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 measures 2,5ha valued at R0.4 million;
  • RE of Portion 11 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 measures 9,4ha valued at R0.7 million;
  • Portion 53 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 7 398m2 valued at R0.3 million;
  • Portion 20 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 1,4ha valued at R0.2 million;
  • RE of Portion 40 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 2,3ha valued at R0.5 million;
  • Portion 16 of the Farm Olifantsvlei 316 IQ measures 4,2ha valued at R0.5 million; and
  • RE of Portion 4 of the Farm Misgund 322-IQ 22,3ha valued at R2.1 million.

In order to deliver on this mandate, Portion 130, 136 and 137 of the farm Alewynspoort 145 IR were identified as the potential portions for the commercial farmer who will also provide farming skills and supervision to the fifty emerging farmers which are being allocated fifty hectares “one hectare, one cooperative”. The lease is to endure for 25 years.

Various Use and Maintenance Agreement in Process – Sports and Recreation Directorates

Through the Community Development Department’s mandate, JPC has been requested to make available sports facilities, particular in previously disadvantaged areas and new emerging townships, for the purposes of the sports development as set out in the National Sport and Recreation Plan. The main objective is to promote and support high performance and professional sports to be used by local communities as part of active recreation which further addresses one of the City’s objectives – healthy living.

In placing affiliated sporting groups on the facilities, the department will be investing in the upgrade of the facilities and sports groups will ensure maintenance, job creation and skills development in the operating of the facilities. The following agreements have been sent to the department for signature:

  • Erven 593 Newclare;
  • Erven 515 and 516 Auckland Park;
  • Portions of Erven 548 and 869 Franklin Roosevelt Ext.1;
  • RE of Portion 205 Farm Langlaagte 224 IQ; and
  • Portions 34 and 45 and 98 Farm Klipfontein 203 IR.