The Riverfields legacy

Riverfields will create approximately 160 000 employment opportunities, both in the construction and operational phases.

Over and above the employment opportunities, it is estimated that additional impact over the first phase will include:

  • Capital Investments of approximately R29 billion
  • An economic benefit of some R68 billion during the construction phase
  • Construction of external engineering services such as new roads,sewer lines, water reticulation and electrical infrastructure of approximately R1.1 billion, most of which will be handed over to the municipality for the benefit of the wider community
  • Approximately R354 million additional rates and taxes per annum for the City of Ekurhuleni

 

 

Other benefits will include:

  • Rehabilitation of wetland systems
  • Protection of sensitive environments and habitats
  • Creation of an integrated open space system for leisure and recreational purposes
  • Improved public transport linkages
  • Investment in the quality of life of communities through the enhancement of walkability and cycling
  • More diverse and accessible retail offering
  • Wider array of housing opportunities

 

To date, we have already:

  • Delivered 1 000 residential units worth an estimated R2bn investment 
  • Invested ±R150m in internal civil infrastructure with a planned further investment of ±R220m
  • ±R60m invested in bulk electrical to date with a planned further investment of ±R560m

 


News

Top tips: five ways to take care of your houseplants

  • 19 January 2020 | Tumelo

Welcome the new decade by introducing fresh greenery into your home. You can keep your houseplants in good condition and help them last for a long time by trying any of these five easy tips.

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Top five easy Christmas cookie recipes

  • 19 December 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

It’s that festive time of the year when we drape the house in colourful lights, put up the Christmas tree and let the kids join us in the kitchen to help bake cookies for the family and Father Christmas. So here’s a list of easy Christmas cookie recipes you can make for Santa this year.

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Riverfields leisure: fun things to do this December

  • 06 December 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

The school holidays have started and the kids probably don’t have much to do in a day except for staring at their cellphone screens for several hours. So, in this final Riverfields leisure guide for 2019, we suggest that you take them to the following places in and around Ekurhuleni.

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