An Association for the upliftment of facilities and establishment of employment opportunities in the South of Johannesberg.

Booysens Business Forum and Southern Business Partnership began in 1998 with 5 business members. Today we are more than 100 members.

Two forums amalgamated in 2003 to form SOJO Business & Tourism. SOJO is a non-profit organisation committed to
- the rejuvenation and upliftment of business areas in the South
- providing secure employment in pleasant surroundings

Area stretches from Wemmerpan in the east to Aeroton in the west subdivided into 9 precincts:

  •  Aeroton
  •  Ormonde
  •  Crown City
  •  Robertsham
  •  Booysens Reserve 
  •  Booysens
  •  Rosettenville / Pioneers Park
  •  City Deep
  •  Klipriviersberg
  •  Eikenhof
  •  Oakdene

We fight crime in the southern suburbs with the help of the JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Dpt) and SAPS (South African Police Services).

We fight grime with the help of the Council's MOE consisting of:

  •  Pikitup
  • JHB Roads Agency (JRA)
  • JHB Water
  • JHB City Power
  • JHB City Parks and

and Council service providers:

  • Environmental Health
  • Building Control
  • Town Planning


We handle complaints efficiently and timeously.

One of our biggest challenges are SLUMLORDS and illegal dumping.

We identify owners and their premises and report them to Council.

A successful pilot project was executed in 2 streets in Booysens. Completely eradicated overcrowding, shacks, and all illegal activities.

We are targeting other areas in the south on an ongoing basis.

Successful crime reporting system in place with Booysens Police Station & private security companies. Dedicated vehicles patrol Booysens Reserve, Booysens & Robertsham. This service will be extended to other areas in the south.

We hold public meetings, which are well attended by Council, the Police and various other players at the request of our members.

We have recently signed a MOE with the city

We publish a quarterly bulletin of news, with advertising opportunities for businesses in the south.

We have numerous on-going projects to improve and promote the south, run together with influential players, such as Gold Reef City, Thaba Ya Batswana, iProp, Joburg Expo Centre and Phumelani Turffontein Gaming & Leisure.

We need new members, and strong financial support from businesses in the south in order to be effective. Unity is strength.

Contributions vary from R 250 to R 5 000 per month on a voluntary basis.


SOJO Directors



Chairman : Richard Bennet - iProp
Finance : Peter Soester - MBS Services
CEO : Nicky Vakaloudis


SOJO Precinct Representatives

Aeroton : Pending
Ormonde : Richard Bennet - iProp
Crown City : Pending
Robertsham : Pending
Booysens Reserve : Pending
Booysens : Karol Jaroszynski - KAJ Investments
Rosettenville / Pioneers Park : Pending
Turffontein : Clyde Bassel - Phumelela Gaming & Leisure
City Deep : Pending
Klipriviersberg : Reuben Louw - Thaba Eco Hotel
Eikenhof : Pending






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