Urban regeneration is crucial with the population influx cities are faced with. Jacaranda city, formally known as the City of Tshwane, is embarking on a bold and pointed mission to integrate the 14 different authorities it comprises of. The aim is to renew Pretoria’s central business district, integrate services and pump resources into disadvantaged areas.

The Nelson Mandela Corridor will be developed as a focal area for arts, culture, business, sports and business. In this space, the Apies River will be the central core. Government Boulevard will be grown into its name, housing government head offices and Tshwane municipal agencies. The Paul Kruger Corridor will become a tourist route with a tram system.

The Tshwane rapid transport system will connect the city starting with the construction of the Hatfield terminal. On completion, the route will cover the entire city, connecting Mamelodi in the east to Kopanong in the west. The intent is to disincentivise private car usage and increase mass transit and non-motorised modes of transport.

Other initiatives that are helping building the capital’s brand are Hello Ambassador and Cool Capital 2014.



* Read the full article in the October-November 2013 issue.