Property development is a major investment, more so as the property market becomes increasingly vulnerable to socio-economic and environmental dynamics. This situation is becoming more complex as new "players" enter the arena, as developers and as consumers. Furthermore, the gradual growth of the middle class has created a more informed, quality conscious and value-demanding target market. The property sector has responded with various quality offerings, usually in estate developments, be they residential, commercial or industrial. Potential buyers or tenants are no longer attracted by price alone; the need for individual or corporate identity is rapidly increasing and the quality of architecture - spatial quality, building, finishes and aesthetic - is becoming increasingly desirable.
Yashaen Luckan 24 Jun 2016
According to Assis Pontes, area principal for Pam Golding Properties (PGP), Lephalale (Ellisras), some 138km north of Thabazimbi, is generally considered the fastest growing node in Africa. A new 309-hectare industrial park strategically positioned in an industrial corridor situated between the new Medupi and existing Matimba Power Stations and near Grootgeluk coalmine in Lephalale is being marketed by PGP's Ellisras office.
2 Dec 2010
Building contractors continued to face difficult conditions during 4Q2010. However, the increase in the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index signals early stirrings in parts of the building industry, with a possible broader recovery in building activity from later in 2011 onwards.
30 Nov 2010
The listed property sector fared particularly well overall amongst South Africa's top 100 companies, with nearly 15% of companies performing in the top 50 for 'profit after tax' and 'growth over 10 years'.
26 Nov 2010
A renewable waste to energy gasification plant, located in Honeydew, Johannesburg, is the result of many years of research and development by renewable energy company, EECOFuels and presents organisations in both the public and private sectors with a robust, economical and safe way of generating electricity from renewable resources, including solid waste.
26 Nov 2010
Former Percci chief executive and Port Elizabeth business consultant Odwa Mtati has called for greater pressure to be put on Transnet to partner with other port stakeholders to help transform this key asset into a state-of-the-art waterfront.
Guy Rogers 25 Nov 2010
Opening in April 2011, the brand new Long Beach Hotel on Mauritius' east coast, on the Belle Mare Peninsula, is situated right where a powerful urban feel meets the ultimate in ocean, beach and indulgence.
24 Nov 2010
Westwood Shopping Centre in KwaZulu-Natal and Goldfields Mall, a new shopping centre in Welkom in the Free State, have both outsourced their complete property management requirements to property management company Broll Property Group. This includes the management of all operations, admin processes, rent collection, statement generation, leasing and facilities management.
24 Nov 2010
BARCELONA, SPAIN/JOHANNESBURG, SA: Soccer City, designed by Boogertman+Partners, has won the 'World's Best Sport Building' award at the World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010, which were held earlier this month in Barcelona, Spain. This not SA's first win in these awards, however...
18 Nov 2010
Following a successful second round of fundraising for Africa's green economy, held 4 November 2010, the African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD) announced seven green financing projects. It convened the African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum in association with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
5 Nov 2010
According to the latest FNB figures, the household sector credit growth continues acceleration, but there is no improvement in mortgage growth. September's mortgage growth remained unchanged at 4.8% year-on-year and the overall household sector credit growth continued its acceleration from 5.6% to 6.3% year-on-year.
3 Nov 2010
The Davenport Square Shopping Centre in Glenwood, Durban, will complete its R21 million revamp by April 2011. The initial stages will cover tiling, painting and lighting of the interior mall, with changes to several shop fronts to improve the overall aesthetics of the centre.
29 Oct 2010
FNB released the latest statistics on the building industry yesterday 20 October 2010 for the period up to 31 August 2010.
22 Oct 2010