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Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track
Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track

Joint developers of the Sandton Gate precinct Abland and Tiber have confirmed that they are on track to complete phase one of the mixed-use development...

15 May 2019

Lynette Ntuli, founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, and TC Chetty, RICS country manager for SA
2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalised

The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central...

14 May 2019

Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say
Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say

On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the consolidated matters of Trustees of the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz and Others and City of Cape Town v Da Cruz and Others (Simcha Trust) in which it had to decide whether there was an obligation on local authorities considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test...

By Joe Whittle and Reece May 13 May 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal
Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon...

3 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion
Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion

Fortress REIT says the first phase of its White River Crossing development, a retail and leisure centre near the Kruger National Park, is nearing completion and is on course for its scheduled opening on 22 August...

16 Apr 2019

Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin
Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin

Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg's ABSA Precinct...

12 Apr 2019

Mall of Tembisa development under way
Mall of Tembisa development under way

Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development's (MPD) largest development to date, has begun...

11 Apr 2019

Revitalisation of Joburg's Jewel City forges ahead
Revitalisation of Joburg's Jewel City forges ahead

The redevelopment of Jewel City in the Johannesburg CBD is under way, as Divercity Urban Property Fund revitalises six city blocks that have been closed to the public for decades...

28 Mar 2019

Tree Tops Houghton inspired by world's largest urban forest
Tree Tops Houghton inspired by world's largest urban forest

Designed by dhk Architects for property developers Tricolt, Tree Tops Houghton is a new apartment block planned for a site nestled between Houghton and Rosebank in Johannesburg...

27 Mar 2019

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Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park gets makeover

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies will later this week launch the refurbished Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park...

26 Mar 2019

Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way
Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way

Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments, the Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park within the Umgeni precinct officially opened earlier this month...

25 Mar 2019

R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port

The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments...

20 Mar 2019

Atterbury leadership succession plan taking shape
Atterbury leadership succession plan taking shape

Real estate developer and investor Atterbury is moving forward with its leadership succession plan with the appointment of Armond Boshoff as CEO of Atterbury (Southern Africa)...

15 Mar 2019

An artist’s impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.
What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa's richest city, forever...

By Ricardo Reboredo and Frances Brill 6 Mar 2019

Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start
Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start

The R3bn-plus redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct is set to start before mid-year, transforming the Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park into a mixed-use precinct...

4 Mar 2019

Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum
Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum

According to the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF), an increasing slowdown in approval processes by local and provincial governments is costing the Western Cape thousands of jobs and will lead to the loss of scarce skills...

27 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct...

13 Feb 2019

Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership
Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership

High property prices and building costs, rising consumer inflation and a subdued economy are driving the development of innovative alternatives...

21 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: 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: 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

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