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

Riverfields revamps: five pot-plant ideas that will help your plants blossom

  • 18 July 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Before seeds can blossom into marvellous plants, they will need good soil, water and sufficient sunlight. If you are growing them in your yard (or inside), you might also want to put some of them in flowerpots. Here are some amazing ideas on how you can titivate those containers.

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Keeping your living room alive in winter

  • 29 June 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Unless you are the Man of Steel, you probably don’t appreciate coming home to a living room that feels like a fortress of solitude in the middle of a snow-ridden area. No, we mere mortals like the rooms dedicated to everyday use to be warm and comfy, thank you. Here are some useful tips on how you can keep that space hospitable in winter.

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Top soup recipes this winter

  • 21 June 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

There’s just something about soup that makes the battle with shivers, chattering teeth and runny noses more bearable in winter. You can make this liquid dish using vegetables, meats or spice mixtures and come out with a pot bubbling with flavours to clear away the winter blues. Here are some of the most warming, hearty and nutrient-rich recipes.

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