Imasa’s national office awarded the accolade in recognition of Joburg Market’s consistent efforts to improve facilities and conditions for agents, the market community and many other stakeholders.
The organisation also lauded the market for upgrading its exit gates, the new People's Market precinct and its efficient safety and cleanliness initiatives.
The city recently launched the R144 million People’s Market project, which totals around R250million in annual purchasing. It's an informal satellite market that forms part of the Joburg market, the largest fresh produce market in South Africa and all of Africa by volume and value.
Elsewhere, the City of Joburg’s housing department has won a Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Award at the UN's 14th annual session of the Global Forum on Human Settlements in Ethiopia for its South Hills mixed-income housing development, south of Joburg.
The award was granted at a ceremony in Addis Ababa on September 6.