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CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-law
CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-lawArticle

The CoCT is reviewing the Informal Trading By-law and has invited the public to comment and provide suggestions by 30 April 2021 for the by-laws improvement...

19 Mar 2021

City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurity
City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurityArticle

While food insecurity in South Africa is commonly framed as a rural problem, food insecurity is increasingly concentrated in urban areas...

Mologadi Makwela 11 Nov 2020

Is your legal research evolving with these unprecedented times?
Is your legal research evolving with these unprecedented times?Article

In the new world presented by Covid-19, harnessing all that legal technology has to offer has become even more important for streamlining legal research and ensuring sustainability and survival...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 Nov 2020

Rules, regulations to consider before moving a business into your home
Rules, regulations to consider before moving a business into your homeArticle

The economic impact of Covid-19 has seen many small business owners around the world terminating their leases at shopping centres and office buildings and seeking more affordable options, including working from their homes...

23 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyers
#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyersArticle

Cultivating a sustainable lifestyle is no longer just a wish-list, but the continued persistence of Eskom's load shedding combined with the pressure on water resources means that greening and energy-efficient features are fast becoming imperatives for homes...

Samuel Seeff 19 Oct 2020

New coastal by-laws for Cape Town
New coastal by-laws for Cape TownArticle

The City of Cape Town's Council has adopted the Coastal By-law during the meeting that was held yesterday, 27 May 2020. The City says the by-law is intended to better protect and manage its coastline...

28 May 2020

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone
Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers aloneArticle

Shack dwellers and homeless people who have erected a tent in Observatory, Cape Town, have obtained an urgent interim interdict that prevents the City from evicting them. The tent, home now to dozens of people, has been erected on the lawn in front of a vacated old age home, Arcadia House, owned by Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA)...

21 May 2020

Call for comment: CoCT's proposed amendments to Streets and Public Places By-law
Call for comment: CoCT's proposed amendments to Streets and Public Places By-lawArticle

The City of Cape Town is calling for public comment on proposed amendments to its Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law. The amendments relate to the City's ability to act and recover costs in terms of the by-law and are available for public comment until 17 May 2020...

22 Apr 2020

City of Johannesburg to work with industry to curb illegal outdoor advertising
City of Johannesburg to work with industry to curb illegal outdoor advertisingArticle

The Joburg Property Company SOC Ltd (JPC) has expressed concerns with the heightened level of illegality taking place in the outdoor advertising space...

9 Mar 2020

Ignoring tenant water consumption will pose significant risk for landlords
Ignoring tenant water consumption will pose significant risk for landlordsArticle

Managing utilities will be one of the top priorities of governments around the world for the next decade...

Michael Franze 2 Mar 2020

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal
#BestofBiz 2019: LegalArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

16 Dec 2019

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town
Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape TownArticle

The Western Cape High Court on Thursday, 12 December 2019, reinstated an order first made on 5 September which prohibited City of Cape Town authorities from fining and confiscating property belonging to people living on the streets...

Steve Kretzmann 13 Dec 2019

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

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

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

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

Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for comment
Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for commentArticle

The City of Cape Town is proposing numerous changes to its Traffic By-Law, including amendments that deal with the impoundment of private vehicles and the e-hailing sector. The amended Traffic By-law will be available for public comment throughout October...

2 Oct 2019

What you need to know about eThekwini's new outdoor advertising by-laws
What you need to know about eThekwini's new outdoor advertising by-lawsArticle

The eThekwini Municipality's new outdoor advertising by-law has come into force, effective 4 July 2019...

Graeme Phillips 12 Aug 2019

How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshell
How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshellArticle

Thinking of getting into the rental business, or already a landlord? Then, you should know that the rental property landscape is becoming more complex by the day...

Natalie Muller 11 Jul 2019

Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy Summit
Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy SummitArticle

Cape Town's informal economy sustains about 140,000 individuals by providing much-needed income for vulnerable households...

25 Jun 2019

Freeman Nomvalo, Saica CEO
Saica's progress on the Ntsebeza Inquiry recommendationsArticle

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has issued an update on its actions so far in response to the Ntsebeza Inquiry...

25 Jun 2019

Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment Bill
Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment BillArticle

The Tourism Amendment Bill represents a legally and economically unjustifiable intervention in the private and commercial affairs of ordinary South Africans, the Rule of Law Project has said in a statement...

14 Jun 2019

Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction
Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property constructionArticle

East Africa continues to grow as an attractive investment prospect for both international investors looking for favourable returns and global organisations establishing their presence in the region...

Kenneth Oigo 15 Apr 2019

Have your say on Problem Building By-law
Have your say on Problem Building By-lawArticle

The City of Cape Town aims to make a number of changes to bulk up its Problem Building By-law. The revised by-law will be available for public comment from 1 March...

1 Mar 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Property
#BestofBiz 2018: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

Steps rural communities can take to protect their water resources
Steps rural communities can take to protect their water resourcesArticle

For rural communities in the highlands of eastern Africa, water for domestic use is not piped. They have to collect, or use it from springs or rivers and it's accessible to anyone. Increasingly, highland communities in Tanzania and Ethiopia face challenges when it comes to water quantity and quality...

Jeremias Mowo 26 Nov 2018

Janine Espin, MD of Economic Development Solutions
What happens to the community when a mine closes?Article

When mines scale down or close down, the impact on the surrounding community is significant. The burning question is: can the blow be softened?

Janine Espin 13 Nov 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penaltiesArticle

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

How to create the ultimate home office, optimising concentration and productivity
How to create the ultimate home office, optimising concentration and productivityArticle

Before you bash down walls or break the budget building on a home office, there are a number of factors to consider...

24 Oct 2018

Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goods
Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goodsArticle

To combat the selling of illegal and fake goods, the Gauteng Provincial Government will from 18 September 2018 embark on unannounced visits to a number of spaza shops across the province...

10 Sep 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Flag bearer ads have a happy taste, for realArticle

Politicians need to learn that they are not the story. So, City of Joburg, you get this week's Onion for unnecessary ego-stroking...

Brendan Seery 4 Sep 2018

Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour
Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviourArticle

The use of behavioural science together with communications to help people in communities and organisations act in more sustainable ways is increasing worldwide...

Hugh Tyrrell 13 Aug 2018

Rustenburg launches water conservation, demand management programme
Rustenburg launches water conservation, demand management programmeArticle

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has launched a three-year water conservation and demand management programme...

17 Jul 2018

Informal traders march over By-law amendments
Informal traders march over By-law amendmentsArticle

Hundreds of informal traders marched to the City Hall in Durban on Friday over new regulations they say will deprive them from earning a living...

Nomfundo Xolo 6 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should noteArticle

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should noteArticle

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

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9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should noteArticle

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

Anoj Singh, former Eskom CFO, Photo: Construction Review Online
Saica brings charges against Anoj SinghArticle

After, what it terms, a lengthy investigation, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) is bringing charges of misconduct against former Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh...

20 Jun 2018

What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?
What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?Article

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law, aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-scarce future...

14 Jun 2018

Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentals
Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentalsArticle

With Airbnb gaining in popularity with property owners in SA, many sectional title (ST) complexes and estates have given up on trying to prevent owners from letting their homes...

29 May 2018

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What you need to know about "airing" your propertyArticle

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

Bruce Swain 24 May 2018

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How children are lured into miningArticle

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025
Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025Article

The study outlines a number of key findings and trends among millennials who demand more adventurous travel experiences...

24 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Photo: Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spacesArticle

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses...

Alexandra Parker 4 Apr 2018

Municipal court moves to Strand Street Concourse
Municipal court moves to Strand Street ConcourseArticle

The City of Cape Town municipal court that was previously located in City Hall is now operating from the revamped Strand Street Concourse...

3 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spacesArticle

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses; below ground, they provide sewer and storm water networks. They have another crucial use too...

Alexandra Parker 26 Mar 2018

Cape Town to pilot "safe space" for homeless people
Cape Town to pilot "safe space" for homeless peopleArticle

A "safe space" for homeless people at the Culemborg bridge in the Cape Town city centre should be operational in May 2018, according to JP Smith, mayco member for safety and security, and social services...

Aidan Jones 22 Mar 2018

Life Vincent Pallotti goes off the water grid
Life Vincent Pallotti goes off the water gridArticle

Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital has opened its own water filtration plant, which meets the City of Cape Town and Department of Water and Sanitation's strict water crisis regulations...

1 Mar 2018

Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townships
Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townshipsArticle

The Gauteng provincial government has announced the introduction of a drive to shut down illegally operating foreign-owned businesses in townships...

27 Feb 2018

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