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Changing the landscape of shopping at Ferndale on Republic -

Friday, November 15, 2019

Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza -

Friday, November 15, 2019

Winners announced for The Future Park Design Ideas Competition -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pro Landscaper Africa November 2019 Issue is Live! -

Friday, November 8, 2019

INTERGOVERNMENTAL BLITZ OPERATION -

Friday, September 27, 2019

New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa – it offers a view of Magaliesberg -

Friday, September 27, 2019

Growthpoint’s ambitious Sandton Summit plan -

Wednesday, September 25, 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

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

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  • Changing the landscape of shopping at Ferndale on Republic

      As lead developers, Moolman Group gave the landscape of shopping a complete overhaul with the redevelopment and expansion of Ferndale on Republic, previously known as Brightwater Commons, in Randburg. Pieter Lombard, CEO of Moolman Group says: “This project, in contrast to previous endeavours, is a complete redevelopment which focusses, amongst others, on community. The new Ferndale on Republic is almost unrecognisable; totally repositioned to benefit retailers and shoppers alike and managed with attention to detail.” This mixed-use development that is undertaken by Moolman Group, in partnership with PHG Group and Braam van Huyssteen, is set to improve sustainability and…

  • Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza

    Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza Rebecca Grove | 13 November 20195 comments Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is an undulating plaza with sheltered parking for over 2,000 bicycles designed by Danish architecture firm COBE. The 20,000-square-metre public park is situated between the University of Copenhagen and Amager Common, an area of wetlands, fields and lakes just outside of the city. Named for noted 19th-century Danish author Karen Blixen, the square is one of the largest in the city. The domed structures are cast concrete shells, clad with hand-laid tiles in neutral colours that match the exteriors of the surrounding buildings. Mimicking the surrounding undulating terrain, these hollow concrete hills break…

  • Winners announced for The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

    The winners of The Future Park Design Ideas Competition were announced on Friday, October 11 during the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Winning the competition with their design ‘The GAP’ was a team comprised of professional architects and University of Melbourne landscape architecture students. Intended as a “new landscape system that cuts through Melbourne’s urban form as a response to the world’s climate emergency”, the design by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli is also a pointed commentary on the wage disparity between Australia’s men and women. With the average weekly ordinary full time earnings siting 9.3% apart as…

  • INTERGOVERNMENTAL BLITZ OPERATION

    The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has partnered with the South African National Biodiversity Institute in a concerted effort to address biodiversity crimes in the Cape Winelands. The objective of this partnership is to mitigate threats to biodiversity through environmental enforcement action. The Biodiversity and Land Use intends to address the challenges threatening biodiversity and societal growth by striking a balance between development and job creation, and conservation and sustainable biodiversity use. The project also aims to strengthen collaboration between intergovernmental organisations to encourage and promote compliance with legislation, whilst creating awareness and communication regarding critical biodiversity value,…

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South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen

Sep 16, 2019

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,…

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion

Sep 13, 2019

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…

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

Sep 13, 2019

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…

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way

Sep 11, 2019

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,…

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Sep 10, 2019

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…

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

Aug 30, 2019

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…

Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks

Aug 28, 2019

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…

Council passes first ever resilience strategy for Cape Town

Aug 27, 2019

The City of Cape Town’s Council approved the first ever Resilience Strategy for Cape Town at a special Council meeting earlier this month, on the 22 August 2019. The Resilience Strategy was developed in the aftermath of the worst drought Cape Town has faced in recent history. ‘The strategy is a roadmap for a 21st century metropolis which aims to strengthen the city against sudden potential shocks in future, from storms and heat waves, to cyber-attacks, global financial crises and other unforeseen challenges. The decision by Council today follows from a two-year partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the…

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete

Aug 23, 2019

Enza Construction is nearing completion of the R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu. The hospital, named in honour of Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme who was one of the first black lawyers in South Africa and a founding member of the African National Congress (ANC), is scheduled to open its doors by December 2019. “Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital currently in development in South Africa and once completed will also be amongst the largest public healthcare facilities in the country,” said Clinton Crowie, executive director of Enza Construction. The development…

LAND USE SCHEME PUBLIC AWARENESS MEETINGS CONTINUE, CITY URGES PARTICIPATION

Aug 23, 2019

Since Wednesday, 14 August 2019, the Land Use Development Management (LUDM) Directorate, within the Development Planning department in the City of Johannesburg, has been conducting public meetings on the City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme (LUS). These meetings will conclude this Saturday, 24 August 2019. Implemented in February 2019, the LUS is a reference book that prescribes the extent to which properties can be developed, and stipulates processes regarding the use of properties in the City.  The LUS was drafted in terms of the provisions of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) 16 of 2013, the regulations…