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SPLUMA results in 60% spike in demand for property inspections

According to Sheldon Jennings, principal architect and founder of property inspection firm ArchiCheck, the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) - set for implementation in October 2020 - has led to a 60% increase in the demand for property inspections over the past three months...

16 Sep 2020

Kommetjie's Imhoff Farm repositioned to provide mixed-use offering

Despite construction slowing down during the national Covid-19 lockdown, renovation and restoration work on the 277-year-old Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie progressed with several new retail offerings and attractions...

7 Sep 2020

R4bn River Club development clears major obstacle

The next step towards a massive R4bn development on the contested River Club site in Observatory, Cape Town, has been authorised by the provincial government...

By Steve Kretzmann 31 Aug 2020

Paragon Architects highlights its Pullman Accra Airport City project in Ghana

The 40,000m2 Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Ghana is Paragon Architects' largest design project to date and is currently under construction in Accra...

21 Aug 2020

NHBRC fines eThekwini R1.2m for not enrolling subsidy houses under construction

The National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has fined the eThekwini Municipality R1.2m for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses that were under construction at Inanda...

20 Aug 2020

Call for freeze on land sales in Khayelitsha

The newly-formed Khayelitsha Human Settlements Task Team has called for a freeze on all transfers and sales of land in Khayelitsha while a land audit is done by the City of Cape Town and made public...

By Vincent Lali 7 Aug 2020

Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual events

From August to November, the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) will be hosting monthly interactive virtual sessions addressing the future of the construction and property development industry...

6 Aug 2020

New landmark shopping centre opens for trade in Cape Town

The 6,500m2 fully-let Richmond Corner shopping centre in Cape Town opened its doors this month. It is also part of Richmond Park, an 84ha site that is part of a milestone land restitution settlement...

30 Jul 2020

dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on Kloof

Originally constructed in 1922 by architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Companies Limited (UTC), 32 on Kloof once housed the company's administration department...

30 Jul 2020

District Six: This time the bulldozers are there to build houses

Work on the final phases of the District Six restitution project has begun. The national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is having the ground cleared and rubble removal as mandated by the courts...

By James Stent 27 Jul 2020

Tower resumes Old Cape Quarter development construction

Construction has resumed on the Old Cape Quarter luxury mixed-use development, located in De Waterkant in Cape Town, following the required pause on work during previous lockdown levels...

23 Jul 2020

Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for the country's higher education sector...

By John Schooling 22 Jul 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

Cintocare Hospital achieves Green Star rating

Based in Pretoria's green precinct of Menlyn Maine, Cintocare Hospital has received a five-star Green Star Custom Healthcare design certification from the GBCSA...

18 Jun 2020

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