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De Jager Booysen a regional winner in Corobrik Architecture Awards -

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Gauteng’s R100 billion plan to build 30 new cities -

Friday, November 29, 2019

Steyn City pumps a further R5.5bn into new infrastructure and flagship project -

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Horticulture is blooming, but there’s still room for growth -

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Durban beachfront promenade gets R380m extension -

Friday, November 22, 2019

Company’s Garden tree crowned a champion -

Friday, November 22, 2019

Extinct pea family fountain bush rediscovered 200 years later in Tulbagh -

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Make your mark on the wall -

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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

  • De Jager Booysen a regional winner in Corobrik Architecture Awards

    De Jager Booysen from the Tshwane University of Technology has been named a winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards. Booysen receives R10,000 in prize-money. Laetitia Lambrecht and Aldon Plaatjie share the runner up place and will each receive R7,000 for their award. A further R6,000 was awarded to Tiisetso Nkoana for his innovative use of clay masonry in the building design. Booysen pictured with Liza Corgne, Corobrik key accounts manager – architects, Prof. Jacques Laubscher from TUT, and Prof. Amira Osman also of TUT. Commenting on the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Musa Shangase, Corobrik commercial director…

  • Gauteng’s R100 billion plan to build 30 new cities

    Written for Businesstech.co.za. For the original click here In his recent state of the city address, Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina said that the city is in the process of constructing three new mega projects – namely John Dube, Daggafontein and Leeuwpoort. The new cities, backed by the Gauteng government and the Department of Human Settlements, will have a total yield of 50,571 units, aimed at addressing the need for affordable housing in the area, he said. These ‘mega projects’ are just three of 30 earmarked for Gauteng, where the provincial government aims to undo the historic settlement patterns of the…

  • Steyn City pumps a further R5.5bn into new infrastructure and flagship project

    When Steyn City first launched in 2015, developers Douw Steyn and Giuseppe Plumari promised residents a city like no other.  Now, as they reveal their Vision 2020, it’s clear that this promise has been brought to fruition.“We’ve been busy creating the very best lifestyle in the world,” says Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties. He adds that the company’s commitment represents far more than a desire to provide an incomparable home for residents; rather, it’s about heeding the call of South Africa’s leaders, and investing in the future of the country.It’s a significant investment indeed. “When Steyn City was first introduced…

  • Horticulture is blooming, but there’s still room for growth

    Written By Wandile Sihlobo for The Daily Maverick . Click here for original Horticulture has boosted employment in the agricultural sector, which needs to be more focused on exporting to untapped markets. The expansion in most agricultural subsectors in South Africa has been export-driven, particularly in the horticultural sector. This sector is labour-intensive, and the expansion also brought jobs.  This somewhat compensated for the dwindling labour participation trend in other agricultural subsectors over the past few decades due to technology advancement and consolidation of farms. The gains in horticulture have largely been the reason South Africa’s agricultural jobs have been…

  • Durban beachfront promenade gets R380m extension

    It’s now the longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Africa – making the city’s most important tourism asset even more attractive. The R380-million extension of Durban’s famous beachfront promenade by almost a kilometre – from uShaka Marine World at the Point Waterfront to the entrance of SA’s busiest port – is anticipated to spark further investment in the area. That’s the word from Phillip Sithole, eThekwini Municipality’s deputy city manager for economic development and planning, speaking exclusively to Moneyweb on Thursday. The metro officially launches the new section of the promenade to the public on Saturday. “This is a major investment…

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De Jager Booysen a regional winner in Corobrik Architecture Awards

Nov 29, 2019

De Jager Booysen from the Tshwane University of Technology has been named a winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards. Booysen receives R10,000 in prize-money. Laetitia Lambrecht and Aldon Plaatjie share the runner up place and will each receive R7,000 for their award. A further R6,000 was awarded to Tiisetso Nkoana for his innovative use of clay masonry in the building design. Booysen pictured with Liza Corgne, Corobrik key accounts manager – architects, Prof. Jacques Laubscher from TUT, and Prof. Amira Osman also of TUT. Commenting on the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Musa Shangase, Corobrik commercial director…

Gauteng’s R100 billion plan to build 30 new cities

Nov 29, 2019

Written for Businesstech.co.za. For the original click here In his recent state of the city address, Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina said that the city is in the process of constructing three new mega projects – namely John Dube, Daggafontein and Leeuwpoort. The new cities, backed by the Gauteng government and the Department of Human Settlements, will have a total yield of 50,571 units, aimed at addressing the need for affordable housing in the area, he said. These ‘mega projects’ are just three of 30 earmarked for Gauteng, where the provincial government aims to undo the historic settlement patterns of the…

Steyn City pumps a further R5.5bn into new infrastructure and flagship project

Nov 28, 2019

When Steyn City first launched in 2015, developers Douw Steyn and Giuseppe Plumari promised residents a city like no other.  Now, as they reveal their Vision 2020, it’s clear that this promise has been brought to fruition.“We’ve been busy creating the very best lifestyle in the world,” says Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties. He adds that the company’s commitment represents far more than a desire to provide an incomparable home for residents; rather, it’s about heeding the call of South Africa’s leaders, and investing in the future of the country.It’s a significant investment indeed. “When Steyn City was first introduced…

Horticulture is blooming, but there’s still room for growth

Nov 27, 2019

Written By Wandile Sihlobo for The Daily Maverick . Click here for original Horticulture has boosted employment in the agricultural sector, which needs to be more focused on exporting to untapped markets. The expansion in most agricultural subsectors in South Africa has been export-driven, particularly in the horticultural sector. This sector is labour-intensive, and the expansion also brought jobs.  This somewhat compensated for the dwindling labour participation trend in other agricultural subsectors over the past few decades due to technology advancement and consolidation of farms. The gains in horticulture have largely been the reason South Africa’s agricultural jobs have been…

Durban beachfront promenade gets R380m extension

Nov 22, 2019

It’s now the longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Africa – making the city’s most important tourism asset even more attractive. The R380-million extension of Durban’s famous beachfront promenade by almost a kilometre – from uShaka Marine World at the Point Waterfront to the entrance of SA’s busiest port – is anticipated to spark further investment in the area. That’s the word from Phillip Sithole, eThekwini Municipality’s deputy city manager for economic development and planning, speaking exclusively to Moneyweb on Thursday. The metro officially launches the new section of the promenade to the public on Saturday. “This is a major investment…

Company’s Garden tree crowned a champion

Nov 22, 2019

Published by the Cape Town Media Office: One of the largest trees in the Company’s Garden has officially been recognised as a Champion Tree by the National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. Towering at almost 27 meters, the majestic Ficus Elastica, or Rubber Tree, has a crown diameter of 38.4 metres and stands guard at the northern entrance to Cape Town’s oldest garden. The National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently made the announcement  after an amendment to the National Forests Act, 1998 was gazetted. The Champion Tree Project started in 2003 and is a national initiative that…

Extinct pea family fountain bush rediscovered 200 years later in Tulbagh

Nov 21, 2019

Adapted from Bizcommunity. For the Original Click here A type of fountain bush from the pea family that used to grow next to mountain streams in the Tulbagh region, which was thought to have gone extinct, has been rediscovered. It was one of the first recorded species to have been lost to forestry and agriculture in the Western Cape in the 1800s Psoralea cataracta was discovered by Brian du Preez, a PhD student in botany at the University of Cape Town, when he accidently stumbled upon a population on a narrow track close to a river on a farm near…

Make your mark on the wall

Nov 20, 2019

City of Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Branch has launched a mural design competition, giving artists the opportunity to see their work on a wall. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals of all ages. ‘Public art plays many roles. It beautifies shared spaces, uplifts communities, tells rich stories, preserves history and powers social change. Across the world, street artists and artworks inspire people and provoke new thinking. It has become an important focus in Cape Town, giving a truly unique flavour to public and community spaces,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral…

Changing the landscape of shopping at Ferndale on Republic

Nov 15, 2019

  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

Nov 15, 2019

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…