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    Woolworths has launched two new digital beauty experiences, Virtual Try On and Virtual Consultations, which are designed to help consumers reinvent their beauty shopping experience at home and gain more confidence before making a purchase.
  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
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    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
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New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town

US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

20 Apr 2021

Erratic heritage application processes costs billions in lost investment - survey

Investors and built environment professionals are extremely frustrated by the drawn-out and increasingly vague processes being encountered with heritage applications...

1 Apr 2021

Absa adds another R1.43bn to Harbour Arch development

In one of its largest deals in recent years, the Absa Commercial Property Finance division has provided a loan of R1,43bn, in addition to an existing facility of R210m, to develop the first tower of the Harbour Arch project ...

31 Mar 2021

New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'

According to Paragon Group director Henning Rasmuss, the new Lanseria Smart City revealed during this year's SONA is just 'papering over the cracks'...

16 Mar 2021

Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021

According to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, more than 70% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions...

15 Mar 2021

Blow for activists in River Club development

On 22 February it was announced that Western Cape minister for environmental affairs and development planning (DEADPA) Anton Bredell had decided to dismiss...

By Daniel Steyn 1 Mar 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Construction & Engineering

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Construction & Engineering site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transfer

Tlhabane Square in Rustenburg is a new mixed-use precinct being developed by the Public Investment Corporation, project managed by Betts & Townsend and constructed by Trencon / WBHO in a 70/30 joint venture.

7 Dec 2020

R500m retail upgrade at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World set for early 2021

The planned R500m extension and upgrade to the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021...

2 Dec 2020

Massmart launches one of its biggest distribution centres in the Western Cape

Massmart's recently launched 53,000m2 centralised distribution centre (DC) in the Western Cape is now complete...

30 Nov 2020

WCPDF to tackle procurement - impeder or enabler - in final 'In Conversation' webinar

Earlier this year, the Draft Public Procurement Bill was published for public comment. The inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDSSA) was also launched from which minister of public works and infrastructure Patricia de Lille announced 276 projects...

16 Nov 2020




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