September 21, 2019


SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme -

Friday, September 20, 2019

South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen -

Monday, September 16, 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Joburg uses Arbor City win to call on residents to plant trees -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way -

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Friday, August 30, 2019

Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks -

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Council passes first ever resilience strategy for Cape Town -

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete -

Friday, August 23, 2019


Friday, August 23, 2019

The Future Is Not Female … It Is Intersectional, Say Women In Architecture -

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cemeteries maintenance gains momentum -

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Nkosi City – R7.8bn ‘agri-city’ for the future in Mpumalanga -

Friday, August 16, 2019


Friday, August 16, 2019

Cape Town’s dam levels passes the 80% mark -

Friday, August 16, 2019


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

dhk Architects- Landscape Architect wanted! -

Friday, August 2, 2019

SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look

Naspers chair Koos Bekker opened his multi-million-pound garden estate in the United Kingdom in early September.    The complex includes a hotel, garden and restaurant on the 400-hectare estate.  The property’s concept is roughly based on the widely successful Babylonstoren development in Franschhoek. Naspers chair Koos Bekker opened multi-million-pound estate The Newt in Somerset in the United Kingdom on Friday,  after six years of renovation.  The hotel, garden and restaurant complex, a roughly three-hour drive from London, has spiralling gardens day visitors can enjoy, a spa and a cider press.  The hotel itself features 13 suites housed in a Georgian mansion and 10 rooms in the…

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Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment

BY: SHIRLEY LE GUERNCREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT A masterplan for a Durban aerotropolis that is expected to attract about R1-trillion in public and private sector investment and create 750 000 jobs over a 50-year period has been unveiled. Speaking ahead of the launch of a Visitors Centre and the unveiling of an extensive model of the proposed aerotropolis, KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the purpose-built airport city, which was anchored by the King Shaka International airport, would enhance urban, regional and national competitiveness and make the province more economically efficient, sustainable and attractive to investment.ADVERTISEMENT The plan extends across…

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Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

We are offering full-time graduate internships in specific fields related to urban sustainability. The deadline to submit your application is Monday 14 October 2019 at 16:00. About the internship The twelve-month internship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop skills in key operational areas in the City of Cape Town and gain practical experience in your field. As an intern you will be mentored by a manager within the relevant City department, and you will have the opportunity to attend compulsory training workshops and interventions when necessary. We offer a minimum stipend of R42,44 per hour, based on a 40-hour…

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South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen

Extensive gardens including Africa’s only International Camellia Garden of Excellence. (Vergelegen) September is the month when we celebrate South Africa’s heritage, and an enjoyable way to savour the very best of local history and culture is to visit 319-year old Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West. Rambling over 3000 hectares between the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountains, within easy reach of Cape Town, Vergelegen offers superb food and wine, extensive gardens, ancient trees, gracious architecture and fine art. The estate was named the best winery in Africa this year, in the World’s Best Vineyard 2019 competition. It has also scooped the International Best of Wine Tourism,…

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R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion

Growthpoint Properties’ R240m Sterling Industrial Park development in its Centralpoint innovation district spans 27,000m2 of gross lettable area, and will comprise eight freestanding units of various sizes, ranging from 2,500m2 to 4,500m2. The first two units are occupied by Screamer Telecoms and Daming Aluminium. The next four units were completed recently and are available for occupation, while Sterling Industrial Park’s final two units will be completed before the end of 2019. Located in Samrand, the Centralpoint development spans around 42 hectares of land with 220,000m2 of development potential. “Centralpoint is a vibrant, growing business community in a high-demand area with excellent access, and…

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Joburg uses Arbor City win to call on residents to plant trees

The City of Joburg has scooped the prestigious National Arbor City Award for 2019. The announcement was made by the Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Maggie Sotyu in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, 1 September to launch National Arbor Month in the country. The Arbor City Award with the first prize of R300K will be used to purchase seeds, saplings and trees to grow Joburg’s manmade forest and to address greening disparities in the city. The national awards have grown to become one of the most toughest competitions in the country and it is a huge honour for…

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Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way

A project of the Moolman Group, Twin City and JB Holdings, Rustenburg Mall is set to introduce its first phase in April 2021. The sod-turning ceremony took place early last month, celebrating the commencement of bulk earthworks on the new property. L-R: Johan van Wyk (Twin City), Steph Beyers (Moolman Group), Roux Shibangu (JB Holdings) and Rustenburg executive mayor Cllr Mpho Khunou “Rustenburg Mall will aim to address the current scattered retail shopping offering in the area, with a focus on a family-friendly shopping experience,” says Steph Beyers from the Moolman Group. The new mall is near the Rustenburg CBD,…

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New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Trainee chainsaw operators in South Africa will soon be able to use a virtual reality (VR) application to test their theoretical knowledge and hone their skill in a simulated timber plantation. Developed by Forestry South Africa (FSA), the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M Seta) and industry partners, the solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test their skills in this high-risk activity in timber plantations. While the number of chainsaw operators employed in large commercial plantations has declined in recent years, the opposite is true in small-scale and community forestry, where…

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On Wednesday, 21 August 2019, the City of Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba, along with the MMC for Economic Development, Cllr Leah Knott; MMC for Development Planning, Cllr Reuben Masango; and MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services, Cllr Nico de Jager joined Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) MD, Helen Botes at sod-turning ceremonies of the first four of 84 properties earmarked for redevelopment. The officials were welcomed by the four awarded developers at their respective sites –  JM Corporate Real Estate Solutions and Ryden JV in Doornfontein; Nthwese Developments in Marshalltown; Izicwe Consulting Services in Vrededorp; and Bayete Capital (Pty) Ltd…

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Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks

The upgrade of the Grand Parade Kiosks has firmly laid the cornerstone for the Grand Tourism Triangle. Read more below: Earlier this week, the Executive Mayor, accompanied by Mayoral Committee Members (MAYCO), visited the recently revamped Grand Parade Kiosks as part of the Mayoral Committee’s oversight role. It was an ideal opportunity for the Mayor and MAYCO Members to inspect the refurbished area. Additionally, they were able to meet and greet the kiosk traders to establish what the feeling was about the revamped kiosks. ‘The upgrade of the kiosk area means that this popular space in the heart of the…

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