September 21, 2019

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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

MULTI-MILLION RAND PROPERTY INVESTMENTS SHOW INNER-CITY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, SAYS MAYOR MASHABA -

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

LAND USE SCHEME PUBLIC AWARENESS MEETINGS CONTINUE, CITY URGES PARTICIPATION -

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

CONSTRUCTION OF BOPHELONG CLINIC ON TRACK FOR EARLY 2020 COMPLETION -

Friday, August 16, 2019

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT FOR CO-ARC’S WOMEN ARCHITECTS -

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

dhk Architects- Landscape Architect wanted! -

Friday, August 2, 2019

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

On 15 August 2019, Women in Architecture, in partnership with the South African Institute Architects (SAIA KZN), hosted “The Future is not Female … It is Intersectional” workshop. The theme of “Intersectionality” followed on the heels of last year’s “Beyond the Binary”. Organisers defined this theme as: “The way in which people’s experiences are shaped by their race, class, gender and sexuality all at the same time. It is a way of understanding how multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage can compound themselves and create obstacles often not understood within conventional ways of thinking.” The event was hosted by leading…

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

After 10 years of planning and dreaming, three men are close to achieving their goal – an ‘agri-city’ for the future in Mpumalanga. Nearly a decade ago, property developer Philip Kleijnhans, traditional leader Sicelo Nkosi and then ward councillor in the city of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, Mandla Msibi, stood on a bushy piece of land – a picture of a future city unfolding in their minds. The communal land bordering the Daantjie tribal village, about 35km from Mbombela and 3km from the Kruger National Park, remains as bushy as it was then, and livestock still graze there. However, one thing is…

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dhk Architects – Landscape Architect wanted!

dhk is an established architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design studio with an expanding portfolio of exciting landscape architectural projects. We are currently looking for a talented landscape architect to join our busy Cape Town team. REQUIREMENTS ·         Applicants should have an MLArch from a recognised university ·         Be SACLAP registered as a professional landscape architect ·         Have at least 5 years’ relevant work experience in landscape architecture ·         Possess strong design, communication and organisational skills ·         Be proficient in hand drawing, Autocad, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office ·         Have a passion for urban design (with experience in the field being an…

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Chaotic cities getting you down? Enter sustainable precincts – SA’s answer to the urban jungle

Grave Shortages: In Johannesburg, land is a hot topic, even for the dead. Population growth, migration to urban areas and an influx of foreigners has put huge pressure on land in urban areas. Adding to the problem is a cultural resistance to the practice of cremation. Traffic is jamming, electricity is tripping, water is restricted, storm water is run off and sewage is flowing. With rapid urbanisation, the demands on South African cities’ municipal services are increasing at an unrelenting rate. The rise of sustainable precinct development is a reaction to this, with developers designing to neighbourhood scale to unlock…

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JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE

The Jabulani node is fast becoming a symbol of how catalytic intervention and strategic capital investments in areas that have been previously marginalised, or have failed to attract private investment, can unlock development potential, stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development.The development, undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), will now enter Phase 6B and has become one of the City’s signature projects for using transit-oriented development (TOD) as a catalyst for attracting investment into an area while improving the quality of life of local residents. Phase 6B entails the development of a community and recreational environment…

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