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Brightwater Commons officially reintroduced as Ferndale on Republic
Brightwater Commons officially reintroduced as Ferndale on Republic

Following the Moolman Group's recent redevelopment, the Randburg community has been reintroduced to Brightwater Commons as Ferndale on Republic...

6 hours ago

Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains
Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains

A key finding of the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry highlighted the anti-competitive nature of exclusive tenant clauses in long-term lease agreements...

4 Dec 2019

The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales
The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales

During the last four years there were a lot of speculations regarding the real impact of Black Friday shopping on especially December trade.

By Dirk Prinsloo 28 Nov 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

By John Loos 21 Nov 2019

Why you should consider switching your home office for a co-working space
Why you should consider switching your home office for a co-working space

For some people, working at home in your jarmies sounds like the best thing ever... and it is really cool... for the most part. If you speak to "work from homers" however, a common downside that they bring up is that it gets really lonely...

Issued by Flexispace 20 Nov 2019

Commercial property finance still falling through the cracks in SA
Commercial property finance still falling through the cracks in SA

While the banks may be relaxing their lending criteria in order to keep their residential mortgages ticking over, a large percentage of commercial property deals are still falling through the cracks...

By Wilhelm Jonker 18 Nov 2019

Will WeWork ever work again?
Will WeWork ever work again?

Much is being written about the rise and potential demise of international co-working space company WeWork, but there is light on its horizon, and the industry would welcome it...

By David Seinker 6 Nov 2019

Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL
Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL

Vacancy rates in the South African retail property market have increased above historic levels due to the growth of e-commerce in the country...

5 Nov 2019

Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved

The City of Cape Town's Council approved amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) yesterday, 31 October 2019. Once promulgated, the amendments will, among others, allow for controlled densification, short-term letting from flats, and minor freestanding and minor rooftop cell masts, either as of right or as a consent use...

1 Nov 2019

Elevating SA design through property development
Elevating SA design through property development

Nando's South Africa's Michael Spinks shares seven lessons from a chicken brand elevating South African design through property development...

By Michael Spinks 29 Oct 2019

7 attractions of co-working spaces
7 attractions of co-working spaces

Co-working spaces have been rapidly increasing by numbers over the last few years. It is an innovative way of working that has brought with it many benefits...

Issued by Flexispace 24 Oct 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

Construction on R216m Ekhaya Mall kicks off
Construction on R216m Ekhaya Mall kicks off

Construction of phase one of the Ekhaya Mall in Embalenhle, Secunda in Mpumalanga has commenced...

21 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019
#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019

The SACSC announced the winners of the Footprint Marketing Awards 2019 at its Annual Congress in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight
#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight

Over 1,400 delegates from the retail, shopping centre and associated industries are gathered in Cape Town this week for the 23rd SACSC Annual Congress...

17 Oct 2019

Inside Sandton City's new Baby Care Lounge
Inside Sandton City's new Baby Care Lounge

Visitors to Sandton City now have access to a baby care lounge, an inviting space exclusively designed to cater to the needs of those with babies and toddlers...

17 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured
#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

Mall of Tembisa to be completed by October 2020
Mall of Tembisa to be completed by October 2020

Designed by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development, the two-level 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa in Gauteng is expected to be completed in October 2020...

16 Oct 2019

Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences
Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences

As the retail sector grows tougher, smaller businesses play a vital role in differentiating shopping experiences...

16 Oct 2019

Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners
Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners

Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry...

15 Oct 2019

All the 2019 SA Women in Property Awards winners
All the 2019 SA Women in Property Awards winners

The 2019 SA Women in Property Awards (SAWIPA) winners were announced on Wednesday, 9 October, at a ceremony and gala dinner held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg...

11 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi
Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi

Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019...

Issued by GO Content Lab 8 Oct 2019

Construction begins on R6bn Castle Gate precinct in Pretoria
Construction begins on R6bn Castle Gate precinct in Pretoria

Development of the first phase of the multi-billion-rand Castle Gate mixed-use precinct in Pretoria is under way...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green building
Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green building

Hotel Verde Cape Town has been awarded a six-star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

2 Oct 2019

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