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Commerical and Industrial Property

Urbanisation: long-term planning is vital

By: katharine mckenzie     14th February 2003 South Africa’s cities are growing rapidly, as part of a global trend in developing countries. Even though our national population growth is moderate, tempered by HIV/Aids, there are major demographic shifts under way with more and more people moving to urban areas in search of economic... 

Urban landscape transformed

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 In an effort to temper the clinical effect created by the hi-tech buildings of the R3-billion Melrose Arch project, Gauteng landscape architect Van Riet & Louw has been contracted to create an intimate urban landscape. The company was involved in the initial planning components and the... 

Sensible mixed-use approach adopted

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The ‘new urbanism’ concept incorporated in the R3-billion Melrose Arch development, which controls building design through guidelines and combines all aspects of urban life, could be applied to complement existing parts of Johannesburg by optimising the favourable qualities of the... 

A breath of fresh air

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The job of a firefighter is one of the most difficult and dangerous there is. It not only demands strength and physical fitness, but also the appropriate equipment to protect against potential risks. The most common form of protection needed is respiratory protection, due to the fact that... 

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