SA Affordable Housing March / April 2018 // Issue: 69 - Page 27

FEATURES "Providing the right kind of housing requires an in-depth understanding of people in the community or surrounds." – Hariwe Johnson, Masters in Architecture graduate. The red dots highlight bad buildings in the Johannesburg CBD. transferred fraudulently from previous owners to the current owners,” she explains. Some of the identified buildings are City-owned and Rammala admits that this may have been because of internal mismanagement. The City has about 500 buildings that have been identified as bad. “As of 30 December 2017, the GFIS are investigating about 265 cases. The number fluctuates as more cases are brought in and others are resolved,” Rammala explains. In his thesis titled ‘The ‘Dark’ City: Critical Interventions in Urban Despair’, Masters in Architecture, artist, designer, researcher and project manager, Hariwe Johnson, is against calling the buildings ‘bad’ or ‘hijacked’ as, “this criminalises the buildings and the people that live in them”. His thesis led him on a journey that studied the buildings an B67WG2F7&VFR7W7F&RBFV6V@6Rf"7W'&VBBgWGW&R&W6FVG2FVv0&W6V&6f7W6VBFR'VFw2RW6VB&W'G6FVBFR6&W"VBBW&7G&VWG2F&fFV( 26VB( F&6G( 2&62vVrBFR&VFWfVVBB&VfF67FFW2FBFffW&VB&62&WV&VB( 6PbFR&6W26fW&FFW6vf"'VFrF@&VG26W'f6W2B&VF7G'V7GW&W2F2vVBVV@6ƖvFǒFffW&VB&6( ХTDU%5DDr$B%TDu066&FrF6FR7FFRbW6rFR6VG&'W6W72F7G&7B4$B2GVRF7F'֖w&FƗF72fV6R2vV2V6֖2&6B6677VW2V6bFRW"6G2( WW&V6VB67FB76Ɩ6&RЧW'6rfrg&ƖvB֖GW7G&G6ǐ&W6FVFF( 6V( ƖR6FF2BV7B6FW2fW FR7B3V'266RFR&'FbW6'W&r( R62RbFR2b&fFrW6r2FV7W&RF@FR&V2vV6FVBf"VRFv&ƗfRBFRW"6G2&RWRb7V66RFVvFW&R&R&B'VFw2vFfr&VV&VFWfVVBf"6V7W&RBff&F&RW6rFR6GB2BbFVFBRf66V6Rf"6fW'6Ɩ6ff6W"&W76vRg&6W&6&W'GFWfVVBf6W"ETbW2( ėB0'VFw2v6F( BV6W76&ǒRf66V6RF6fW'B"v6&R( &N( "6VB'VFw2v6&PBV6W76&ǒFVW2FWfVVB'GVFW2( FW&R&RG֖72ffVB&VFWfVr&&V&W'G( 62&G֖72&VFVBFF6Rv67W6R&RVVVBB6( Bff&@vBƗfV&R6FF2B2V6&VBFR67FGWFFBWfW'R2&vBFW6rVFW'7FFrF0rFR6GVFW'7FG2&W76&ƗGFBB6( BWf7@67WG2BBfRFW&FfR66FF( FP6G2B&VVWf7FrB2FR&fFRvW'2FB&RvRv&vF&W'GvW'2Fv&G26V@vf"&F'FW2( 6RW22'BbFV"fW7FvF&( 2VBBǐ2B7&֖7FfGFW6&fR67WW'2FVFW'7FB66V6֖2f6WG2B7FGW2FWG'@6RWvFƗ7F2&6FFVvFFR&&V( Ė&FW"FGW&FV&VBvRVVBFrv07FrFW&RvBFV"V2b7W'ff&RB6F2FF767G2V7W&rFB6RFR&W'G0&VFWfVVBFRW6rFW'FVBv&R&RFFV6W76'6F2vW&RƖ6&R( 6R62GW&r6( 2&W6V&6RfVBFBVRv67WFR'VFr&R&F'VRv&RrFR&WGFW"Ɨfrf"FV6VfW2BFV"f֖ƖW26RbFV&Rg&f&W2'G2bFR6VG'vPfWr7&֖2&RfVBB&VvǒbFR&FG0&R6WFg&6FFFǒBbFW6R'VFw0FW&R&R&VF7G'V7GW&W2( Rv2f"6R'VFw2FW&R&P6VGV&W'2V6f"6VGV&W'0fRvVW&ǒ&VVƗfrFR'VFrFRvW7B( RW2Tt$4U50&6&W2FB6WFg&6rffV6RVFW &W'G6r6( B67FGWFVBBFRFW"Bdd$D$P4U4p$4$##P