Hundreds of social housing units in Turffontein were launched today by Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, and MMC for Housing, Meshack Van Wyk.

The 525 homes cost R191-million and were developed by the city’s housing entity JOSHCO (Johannesburg Social Housing Company).

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In a statement Mashaba explained that he was pleased with the outcomes.

“Each block has an inner courtyard with a play area for children. There is also ample space for parking in the precinct and a biometric access control system with technological advanced neighbourhoods that have access to recreational facilities and amenities,” Mashaba said.

“This cosmopolitan project consists of one-bedroom and two-bedroom communal rental units targeting people earning between R1 500 and R15 000 a month,” said Mashaba.