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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, says Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, along with the manner in which such developments are funded and owned...

2 days ago

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

Sasol Place
Betapoint facilitates construction of new Sasol HQ

Betapoint Management Consultants has completed its facilitation in the construction of the new global Sasol headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg...

22 Dec 2016

Melrose Arch roof office space development
Melrose Arch adds rooftop office space

Melrose Arch in Johannesburg has added rooftop office space to its offering...

21 Dec 2016

Lazercor Developments to manage De Tijger Business Park development
Lazercor Developments to manage De Tijger Business Park development

Lazercor Developments will undertake the development management of the recently acquired De Tijger Business Park in Parow, Cape Town...

19 Dec 2016

Africa's largest gathering of built environment professionals returns to Gallagher Estate.
Live streaming masterclasses for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

The fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, 23 -24 May 2017...

14 Dec 2016

Profica concludes two multi-million retail projects
Profica concludes two multi-million retail projects

Two Profica-managed retail centres were officially opened in Nigeria and Zambia during the last week of November. The multi-million retail projects were the product of major investment by South African and international property investors operating in partnership with local stakeholders...

13 Dec 2016

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R250m centre for Constantia

Cape Town's upmarket suburb of Constantia is poised to get a new shopping centre and two traffic circles...

By Dave Chambers 12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Building
#BestofBiz 2016: Building

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017
Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017

Phase two of the Lourensia Park housing project in Somerset West is due to start in January 2017. The City of Cape Town turned the first sod this week on the R28.5m project...

2 Dec 2016

Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards
Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards

The built environment is the biggest contributor to climate change, but thanks to exciting developments in how we re-imagine the future, African cities of the future could become resilient, energy independent, carbon neutral systems...

Issued by Change Agent Collective 1 Dec 2016

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