Joburg building approvals grind to a halt

Antoinette Slabbert, Moneyweb

This is due to the suspension of the city’s building control officer, which means no developments can go ahead and huge amounts will be lost.

The approval of building plans, rezonings, township establishments and other applications in South Africa’s economic heartland have ground to a halt because of the suspension of City of Joburg’s building control officer.

While scuffles between the governing DA and opposition parties, including the ANC, delay the appointment of an interim replacement, developers and contractors stand to lose huge amounts.