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Mpumalanga tourism gets a lift
Mpumalanga tourism gets a lift

A 51-metre glass elevator will provide a whole new perspective on God's Window, one of South Africa's most well-known natural beauty spots...

3 days ago

New NEC4 suite of contracts includes dispute resolutions
New NEC4 suite of contracts includes dispute resolutions

NEC4 suite of standard form contracts, including the widely used engineering and construction contract, will be released on 22 June 2017.

13 Apr 2017

aha The Rex Hotel
aha The Rex Hotel undergoing R65m property expansion

The project will encompass an addition of 56 new hotel rooms which will maintain the same mix of contemporary and classic décor, presenting cool colours and rich fabrics...

12 Apr 2017

PH Hatfield pool
Protea Hotel Pretoria Hatfield to increase number of rooms, facilities

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield, which will soon embark on a major construction project set to increase the hotel's number of rooms and facilities...

12 Apr 2017

Deloitte's new Gauteng offices
Atterbury awarded Deloitte Gauteng office development tender

After considering more than 15 submissions, Deloitte has awarded the tender to develop its sizeable purpose-developed offices in Gauteng to Atterbury...

11 Apr 2017

Sustainability - the driving force of the future
Sustainability - the driving force of the future

The cost of not being sustainable is starting to exert pressure on business...

By Matthew Renshaw 5 Apr 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Radisson Blu opens upper-upscale Hotel & Residence in Cape Town

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of a new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, making it Carlson Rezidor's 10th hotel in operation and its first mixed-use property in South Africa...

31 Mar 2017

Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperation
Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperation

This year's Budget Speech prioritised both national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements, which includes the reprioritisation of R600m to the Social Housing Regulatory Authority for investment in rental housing units...

30 Mar 2017

Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development
Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted...

24 Mar 2017

RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest
RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms...

22 Mar 2017

Bridge City development gains momentum
Bridge City development gains momentum

According to Brian Ive, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, Bridge City is gathering momentum this year...

14 Mar 2017

The Iron Works
CT property development shows no signs of slowing down

Despite economic pressure, property development in the Mother City shows no signs of slowing down...

8 Mar 2017

R650m Louwlardia development launched
R650m Louwlardia development launched

Fortress Income Fund has launched the R650m A-grade logistics facility Louwlardia Logistics Park which is currently under development alongside the N1 in Centurion...

2 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect
#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect

Besides the nine properties Blok has launched since its inception in 2014, the urban property developer has also worked on various urban and design intervention projects...

By Sindy Peters 21 Feb 2017

Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communities
Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communities

The office sector is still firmly entrenched in its recovery phase although this is becoming increasingly fragile...

16 Feb 2017

Glaring maintenance issues will devalue your home
Glaring maintenance issues will devalue your home

In a buyer's market like today's, sellers need to pull out all the stops. An unloved, badly maintained home is harder to sell...

Issued by Private Property 3 Feb 2017

RICS Africa Summit 2017 expands to two days
RICS Africa Summit 2017 expands to two days

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Africa Summit will take place from 22-23 February in Sandton Central, Johannesburg...

2 Feb 2017

GVK-Siya Zama transforms PE's Tramways terminus
GVK-Siya Zama transforms PE's Tramways terminus

GVK-Siya Zama has completed the R54m project to transform Port Elizabeth's previously derelict Tramways building into a mixed-use development...

1 Feb 2017

Billion rand property development gets green light in CT CBD
Billion rand property development gets green light in CT CBD

Final approval has been given for the development of a multi-use development within the Cape Town CBD...

26 Jan 2017

Dti to spend R216m on upgrades at industrial parks
Dti to spend R216m on upgrades at industrial parks

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) plans to spend R216m on renovations at five industrial parks in the country...

26 Jan 2017

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Cape Town's city planning
Solving the Rubik's Cube of Cape Town's city planning

The latest revision of Cape Town's Municipal Planning By-law has as many permutations as a Rubik's Cube and signing an offer to purchase can be a very costly mistake if you haven't done your homework...

25 Jan 2017

Atterbury developing The Club Advocates' Chambers
Atterbury developing The Club Advocates' Chambers

Atterbury is developing The Club Advocates' Chambers in Pretoria, offering advocates the opportunity to own or rent offices in the new urban precinct...

25 Jan 2017

'Intrusive' Oracle plans put on hold
'Intrusive' Oracle plans put on hold

Cape Town planners have been sent back to the drawing board in a five-year battle over the "intrusive" addition of four floors to a city centre building...

16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture
#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture

In many professional fields, the explosion of multimedia options have given the public an array of resources and 'wisdom' on architecture, medicine, IT and graphics, to name a few...

By Kevin Bingham 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold
#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold

Dissatisfied urbanites increasingly experience carbon emissions, resource indulgence, aching infrastructure and the resulting gridlock, disempowered local economies and degradation...

By Donia Kamstra 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space
#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space

There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

By Karen Petersen 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

By John Schooling 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities
#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

Good news as domestic workers get piece of Oceans Umhlanga pie
Good news as domestic workers get piece of Oceans Umhlanga pie

More than 460 domestic workers will own a portion of Durban's exclusive R3.1bn Oceans Umhlanga Development, thanks to the generosity of their wealthy employers...

By Nce Mkhize 5 Jan 2017

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