Please Make Our Roads Safer

August 12th, 2017 Posted by Alerts 1 comment

On 10 August 2017, an elderly man who was a regular walker in the suburb, was killed by a motor bike while crossing Hill Road in Emmarentia.

We, the undersigned residents of Emmarentia, demand that the Johannesburg Roads Agency urgently allocates budget and urgently builds speed bumps, traffic circles and pavements in Emmarentia.

Immediate requests are for: the intersection of Greenhill and Komatie Roads; Louw Geldenhuys Road; all roads around Emmarentia Primary School; Orange Road, and Hill Road.

Please add your voice to the petition here:

Please Make Our Roads Safer!

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Public Meeting 1 August at Marks Park to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Precinct Plan

July 24th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

702 Walk the talk

July 19th, 2017 Posted by Emmarentia Dam, Events, General News No Comment yet

Walk The Talk

The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 will be taking place on Sunday, 23 July 2017. The venue for the start and finish is once again at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia.

There will be 50 000 walkers taking to the streets on Sunday, 23 July with three distances to be walked – the 5km, 8km and 15km walks.

Due to the nature of the event and the volume of walkers, certain roads in the area will be closed by Joburg Metropolitan Police Department, Joburg Roads Agency and the City of Joburg.

JUMA/JURA Event 2017

May 19th, 2017 Posted by Events No Comment yet




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The Emmarentia Post – April 2017

April 6th, 2017 Posted by General News No Comment yet
The Emmarentia Post April 2017

Emmarentia Gardens Master Plan

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

MASTER PLAN - Proposal
MASTERPLAN - Alternative 1

Our Precinct Plan

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
Our Precinct Plan

ERA 2017 AGM

March 8th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
ERA AGM 2017

The Emmarentia Post – February 2017

March 2nd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

News from the green heart of Joburg…The Emmarentia Post

Proposed Emmarentia Development

October 7th, 2016 Posted by Alerts, General News 110 comments


During September and October 2014 the developer held meetings with residents to tell us about his proposed development. The City had advised the developer to apply for an amendment to the existing Precinct Plan through an Addendum process. This is because the proposed development does not conform to the approved Precinct Plan. The developer submitted a report to the City on 15 April 2015 to motivate for a change to the Precinct Plan (click here to see that report from the developer) that would suit their development. The Emmarentia Residents’ Association (ERA), the Greenside Residents’ Association (GRA) and hundreds of residents objected to the proposed changes to the Precinct Plan (refer to the link below to see ERA’s objection to the developers proposed Addendum to the Precinct Plan). No formal response to these objections was ever received. In tandem with this, the developer also submitted a development application to rezone erven 1098 – 1104 to Business 2. The ERA and the GRA notified residents of this application and rallied support to object to the rezoning. Overall 2479 objections to the rezoning were submitted to the City. This process to decide the rezoning application takes a long time and the outcome will depend very much on whether the proposed amendment to the Precinct Plan is approved. In summary, there are applications for both an amendment to the Precinct Plan and a rezoning, to change the rights to retail, offices and flats from residential.


During the past year, the City’s Department of Transformation and the developer have had ongoing meetings and discussions to revise the design of the proposed development. This culminated in new plans that were presented to the public in a meeting on 27 September 2016 at Marks Park. The changes are cosmetic and are architectural and/or urban design in nature. (Click here to see the developers’ latest submission) The developer has NOT abandoned its aim of trying to get the City to change the Precinct Plan to accommodate the development it proposes. Despite this crucial issue, at the last public meeting, very little was mentioned about the proposed Precinct Plan amendment. Our approved precinct plan – developed with full public participation – does not provide for the development of additional commercial spaces that the developer is wanting. We urge all residents to make their voices heard by 25 October 2016 and to give your views and reasons on whether:

  • the Precinct Plan should be amended, and
  • the rezoning is supported or not.

Your views will be submitted to the Council, which is obliged to take our views into consideration. Details of the reasons why ERA and GRA have not supported the Precinct Plan amendment or the rezoning application are detailed in the following important documents:

We will post updates on news of progress and relevance to this proposed development on this website regularly. Many thanks for adding your voice – it is needed to safeguard our community. Please feel free to use text of the previous submissions in your own submissions. Please mail us on if you do not want to (or cannot) post your views here. If you opt to share your views via email please indicate if we may publish these on the ERA/GRA website. We have until the 28 October 2016 to respond to the proposals which include both the rezoning application as well as the addendum to the Precinct Plan.