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Inside one of Joburg’s flagship urban renewal projects

By: Dylan Slater     18th January 2019 Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to a degree of its former glory, as well as his wish to “turn Johannesburg into a construction site”, with old buildings being... 

Inside one of Joburg’s flagship urban renewal projects

By: Dylan Slater     18th January 2019 Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to a degree of its former glory, as well as his wish to “turn Johannesburg into a construction site”, with old buildings being... 

Brick and mortar retail not dying a slow death – US property developer  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st November 2018 Private commercial real estate investor and operator Rainier Companies principal Danny Lovell says brick and mortal retail is here to stay, despite rapid growth in sales on e-commerce platforms. “It is easy to get caught up in the ‘retail Armageddon’ story and it clearly has created . . .... 

Three Joburg properties open for public tender as part of inner city rejuvenation

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th October 2018 The City of Joburg (CoJ) has released information about three inner city properties that are now open for public tender by potential developers, as part of its inner-city rejuvenation project that comprises over 80 buildings and plots for renovation. This project aims to fulfil the city’s vision... 

Mall of Africa wins big at The Footprint Marketing Awards

18th October 2018 Attacq Limited, the JSE listed property company developing Waterfall City and Waterfall Logistics Hub, is proud to announce that the Mall of Africa has received 3 awards at the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Footprint Marketing Awards. The annual awards, which took place on 18... 

Park Square: A Landmark Designed With People In Mind

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2018 Park Square, uMhlanga’s newest business and lifestyle development is due to open its doors in November 2018. Interfacing beautifully with its surrounds, the development offers a future-forward, people-centred destination where the surrounding communities and professionals can shop, work and... 

Illovo Central development set for Jan 2020 completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd October 2018 Construction company Concor Buildings has been awarded a contract for the construction of Illovo Central – a 17-storey mixed-use development near Sandton that is due for completion in January 2020. This is the second of four planned mixed-use buildings planned for the Illovo precinct that is... 

Luxury Mixed-Use Illovo Central Goes To Concor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2018 With its successful record in the fast track construction of high-end projects, Concor Buildings has been awarded the prestigious Illovo Central contract. This 17-storey mixed-use development near Sandton is due for completion in January 2020. According to Fanie Stadler, contracts director at... 

Mall of Africa to debut world first in integrated solar system

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th September 2018 Mall of Africa is set to unveil a world first in integrated renewable energy systems, with the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system of its kind in the southern hemisphere and tenth worldwide. The 4 755 kW installation covers most of the available mall roof space, an area of about 45 000... 

AECOM helps develop richest square mile in Africa in Sandton

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st September 2018 Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has played an important role in the development of Sandton in Johannesburg, touted as one of Africa’s richest square miles, and characterised by continuous growth. Flagship projects for AECOM here have been 129 Rivonia Road, known as The Marc,... 

Douala Grand Mall, Cameroon

By: Sheila Barradas     27th July 2018 The Douala Grand Mall is part of a larger development that will eventually include a five-star hotel, offices and residential apartments. 

New property fund aims to renew South Africa’s cities

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th July 2018 Divercity Urban Property Fund is seeking to renew and re-energise South Africa’s urban centres, and is backed by the experience of leading property specialists and a R2-billion seed portfolio of landmark property assets. Divercity’s biggest shareholders are Atterbury Group and Ithemba Property,... 

Divercity Urban Property Fund is set to rejuvenate South Africa’s cities with a solid business case that has plenty of social benefits too

25th July 2018 Divercity Urban Property Fund is a newly launched investment fund, backed by the experience of some of South Africa’s leading property specialists and with a R2bn seed portfolio of landmark property assets, that is set to renew and re-energise the country’s urban centres.  The names behind... 

Raubex Renovo Brings Mall Glamour To Cameroon

11th June 2018 A modern shopping mall, complete with convention centre and cinemas, will grace Cameroon’s financial capital city of Douala by the end of 2019 – and South African turnkey specialist Raubex Renovo is making it happen. The €45 million Douala Grand Mall is part of a larger development that will... 

Douala Grand Mall construction under way in Cameroon

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th June 2018 Raubex Renovo, a subsidiary of JSE-listed turnkey solutions provider Raubex, is building a shopping mall, complete with convention centre and cinemas, in Douala, Cameroon, which is aimed for completion by end-2019.  

Do-It® Hang Tabs – Hang, Promote & Sell

11th May 2018 Grabbing shoppers’ attention in the grocery aisle on a crowded supermarket shelf or at the point of purchase is becoming much more challenging, especially when competing against brands with bigger marketing budgets. Pyrotec PackMedia’s Do-It® range of hang tabs and display strips is ideal for... 

R300m social housing project launched in Tshwane

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2018 As part of plans to meet the growing demand for housing in Gauteng, Human Settlements Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo on Tuesday launched the R300-million Thembelihle Village in Tshwane. Completed in November 2017, with first occupation in February 2018, the project provides safe housing for families... 

Stabila, fischer products shine at iconic 129 Rivonia Road project

16th April 2018 Leading brands fischer fixings and Stabila measuring equipment, distributed locally by Upat, played an integral role in ensuring the safe and speedy installation of the iconic façades at the 129 Rivonia Road development in Sandton, the site of the former Village Walk shopping centre. Developed by... 

What Hang Tab is Right for Your Retail Display?

26th March 2018 Bulky packaging is unnecessary when it comes to hanging your products in a neat and orderly way, especially in a retail environment. The less material you use to hang your packages, the less money you’re going to have to spend on hanging supplies like hang tabs and display strips. The right hang... 

Foreshore Freeway Precinct, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd March 2018 The qualifying bidder in the first stage of the request for proposals for the development of the precinct has been announced. 

Mixed-use Hatfield Square is latest trend in student accommodation

27th February 2018 Hatfield Square in Pretoria, designed by architecture and interior architecture practice Paragon, represents the latest trend for student accommodation, focusing on an accessible and safe mixed-use development with all the necessary amenities. The 2 200-bed project is owned by Redefine and... 

Size of new mall developments increasing despite saturation being at 88% – MSCI

By: Schalk Burger     13th December 2017 The average size of shopping centres has steadily increased since the 1990s, with centres slated for completion between this year and 2020 being significantly larger than those developed during the 1990s and 2000s, a study by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on... 

35 Lower Long, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th November 2017 Ellerine Brothers and Abland plan to build a 24-storey tower to replace an older building that was designed in the 1980s. 

Double-Header For Concor In SA Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

Double-Header For Concor In Sa Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

Octodec delivers muted FY17 results

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st October 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Octodec Investments on Tuesday posted a muted 0.8% growth in distribution for the 2017 financial year, in part owing to a sluggish economy and a more difficult second half. Despite a strong start in the first half of the year, a weak second half... 

Park Square mixed-use office and retail development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th October 2017 Park Square will serve as one of Nedbank’s flagship campuses in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Construction starts on new R500m office tower development

By: Mia Breytenbach     13th October 2017 Local property developer Abland and joint venture partners Ellerine Brothers have started development of the 35 Lower Long office tower in Cape Town, in the Western Cape. The four-star green building will be situated on Lower Long Street, in the City Bowl. The 24-storey office tower will replace... 

Attract shoppers’ attention when and where it matters most

5th September 2017 Why shoppers decide to buy a particular brand or product is a question every manufacturer, marketer and retailer would love answered, especially as we’re told shopping is not rational and most shoppers make instant decisions subconsciously. Although many consumers research brands online before... 

Better supply chains will help turn SA business around

9th June 2017 As South Africa slips into recession following two consecutive quarters of negative growth, supply chain experts met in Cape Town at SAPICS 2017 this week to share ways of keeping business competitive in a volatile but tech-enhanced world.   Geo-politics, trade rules and robotics jostled on the... 

Hyprop’s Strong Interims Prompt Higher Full-Year Growth Guidance

3rd March 2017 HIGHLIGHTS • Dividend up 16,6% • Acquired Skopje City Mall, Skopje, Macedonia • Sale of Willowbridge South for R460 million • Developments of R260 million underway (SA portfolio) JSE specialist shopping centre REIT, Hyprop, reported strong double-digit growth in distributions for the six months... 

Hyprop sees distribution growth double as European portfolio picks up

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd March 2017 Shopping centre-focused real estate investment trust Hyprop reported strong double-digit growth in distributions for the six months to December, 31, owing to a solid performance from its local shopping centres and supported by the inclusion of distributable income from the newly acquired... 

Sandton is still on the rise and home to half of SA’s current commercial property development

2nd March 2017 Nearly half of all the office development taking place in South Africa right now is happening in Sandton. Sandton Central is the epicentre of this development, which includes many of the most cutting-edge, exciting and innovation new buildings on the continent. The latest research in the South... 

Park Square development project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 The project involves the construction of a new mixed-use office and retail development. 

Engen appoints D.M. Distributors as lubricants distributor in Nacala, Mozambique

25th January 2017 Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products has appointed D.M. Distributors as the official distributor of Engen’s full range of lubricants in the Nacala region of Mozambique. Rogerio Fernandes, Engen Commercial Sales Manager:... 

WBHO subsidiary building tallest residential buildings in Australia

By: Anine Kilian     17th January 2017 South African construction company WBHO’s Australian subsidiary Probuild Constructions is building the tallest residential buildings in Sydney and Melbourne. The A$340-million Greenland Centre, in Sydney, is a 235-m-tall residential building with 479 apartments and a 2 000 m2 creative hub. 

Nedbank to build new office, retail offering in Umhlanga

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th November 2016 Nedbank has committed to investing R1-billion into a new mixed-use office and retail development in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, which is currently under construction. The Park Square development, which is located in the fast-growing Umhlanga Parkside node adjacent to CJ Saunders Park and opposite... 

Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers assimilate Sol Plaatje University with city of Kimberley.

14th November 2016 A range of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Together with the University of Mpumalanga the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is the first new university... 

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