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#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD
#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

By Karen Petersen 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa
#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa

Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques...

By Jolene Blundell 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits
#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits

2019 will usher in a quarter of a century since South Africa has been addressing post-apartheid challenges...

By Ziyad Adroos 7 Jan 2019

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project
City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands
More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas...

By Barbara Maregele 13 Dec 2018

Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre
Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre

Abland has partnered with Retail Africa in the refurbishment of Kempton Park's Norkem Corner shopping centre...

7 Dec 2018

R76bn masterplan for KZN's North Coast taking shape
R76bn masterplan for KZN's North Coast taking shape

Private land owners within KwaZulu-Natal have come up with a R76bn masterplan for the province's North Coast...

28 Nov 2018

Artist’s impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source: Western Cape Government
Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Bernard Roy Seeff joins Heartwood Properties board of directors
Bernard Roy Seeff joins Heartwood Properties board of directors

Bernard Roy Seeff has joined Heartwood Properties' board as a non-executive director and to act as a member of its audit committee...

22 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane
Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopment
Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopment

The redevelopment of Johannesburg's Jewel City is now underway...

20 Nov 2018

ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

15 Nov 2018

Former ANC Shell House HQ converted into low-cost residential development
Former ANC Shell House HQ converted into low-cost residential development

PASA, earlier this year, completed the conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters in Joburg into a 563-unit affordable residential development...

15 Nov 2018

Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity
Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Showing commitment to community upliftment, Samsung South Africa partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa...

14 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT
dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT

In accordance with the shifting floor plates, two systems of glazed façade have been installed over the three levels of office...

6 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Radisson signs RED Hotel in Abidjan
Radisson signs RED Hotel in Abidjan

The Radisson RED Hotel Abidjan, which is scheduled for the Ivorian hospitality industry in 2021, is the Radisson Hotel Group's second Radisson RED signing in Africa...

23 Oct 2018

M&C Saatchi Abel gives light to new Nelson Mandela Bay precinct
M&C Saatchi Abel gives light to new Nelson Mandela Bay precinct

M&C Saatchi Abel has led a consortium that has won a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay to honour Madiba's contribution to South Africa...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 17 Oct 2018

Attacq, Tricolt to launch first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City
Attacq, Tricolt to launch first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City

Attacq has partnered with property development company Tricolt to launch Ellipse Waterfall, the first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City...

17 Oct 2018

SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry
SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry

The 6th annual Project and Construction Management (PCM) Conference will be dedicated to transformation and empowerment in unlocking the future potential of the construction industry...

Issued by SACPCMP 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

CT drops opposition to Maiden's Cove review application
CT drops opposition to Maiden's Cove review application

Earlier this year, an application was filed in the Western Cape High Court, asking the court to review and set aside the City of Cape Town's decision to sell and lease city-owned land at Maiden's Cove...

15 Oct 2018

Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?
Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?

In the recent case of Sars v Amawele Joint Venture, the Supreme Court of Appeal considered whether three low income housing projects were zero-rated supplies in terms of the VAT Act...

By Kerushnie Govender and Arnaaz Camay 11 Oct 2018

New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment
New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment

Divercity Urban Property Fund has committed R2bn to the redevelopment of Johannesburg's inner-city precincts, starting with the iconic Absa Towers Main building and Jewel City...

11 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

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