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

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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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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…

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

Aug 22, 2019

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…

Cemeteries maintenance gains momentum

Aug 21, 2019

CEMETERIES around the City are due for major restoration as the Mobeni Heights Crematorium is expecting a new cremator while clean-up operations at all cemeteries are intensifying. The new cremator with an estimated value of R3.5 million, is currently being manufactured in the United States of America (USA) where a contract was awarded in an effort to replace the crematorium’s dysfunctional cremator. Development Manager for eThekwini’s Cemeteries and Crematoria Division Linda Ntuli said the cremator is being manufactured in the USA as the department requires certain specifications. “We are anticipating that they will yield what the department requires in terms…

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

Aug 16, 2019

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…

CONSTRUCTION OF BOPHELONG CLINIC ON TRACK FOR EARLY 2020 COMPLETION

Aug 16, 2019

Community members of Doornkop, Soweto, can look forward to a larger, modernisedfacility, capable of accommodating larger volumes of patients and providing a wider range ofservices in February 2020.The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, hasbeen implementing the construction of Bophelong Clinic, a new 1790m² modern clinic,which is another testament of the City’s drive to provide healthcare facilities within a 5kmradius of all communities. Nkomaba Trading and Projects was appointed as the main contractor for the construction ofthe clinic, and were handed the site in March this year. This construction is also playing arole in job creation…

Cape Town’s dam levels passes the 80% mark

Aug 16, 2019

Cape Town’s dam levels increased to 80,6% over the past week. Read more below: The dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 80,6% full. Collective water consumption for the past week of 5 to 11 August 2019 has increased by 20 million litres per day from 588 to 608 million litres per day. Although daily consumption has  slightly increased, we remain within our daily allocation of 650 m/l per day.  The City again thanks all residents who continue to think water. Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions. 

TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT FOR CO-ARC’S WOMEN ARCHITECTS

Aug 14, 2019

It’s 7am in Sandton on a crisp winter morning. The towering construction site on Maude Street, just a stone’s throw away from the JSE in the heart of the CBD, is already alive with activity. Somewhere within The Leonardo’s beehive of more than 2 000 construction workers are several women who’ve managed, crafted and overseen the creation of this 55-storey skyscraper; the highest building in Africa. As part of Co-Arc International Architects’ predominantly female-led team, Director Catharine Atkins and professional architect Malika Walele are familiar faces on the multibillion-rand construction site. Atkins heads Co-Arc’s team on the project, responsible as Principal…

dhk Architects- Landscape Architect wanted!

Aug 2, 2019

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…