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Smart, self-managing lighting the future for municipalities

By: Irma Venter     2nd November 2018 The time of humans controlling light fixtures is fading rapidly, says BEKA Schréder product development manager Daniel Kasper. “The luminaire will control itself; it will react and adjust by itself to the conditions around it. Soon there will be no need for light switches.” 

Engen’s service excellence acknowledged with award

24th October 2018 Engen has achieved the highest service score in the Petroleum Station category of South Africa's premier service excellence benchmark, the Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards. The Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg earlier this month. 

Porsche’s Toby Venter to add Lamborghini to his stable

By: Irma Venter     23rd April 2018 Toby Venter’s LSM Distributors will, in May, expand its South African portfolio with the addition of the Lamborghini brand. LSM currently distributes sports car brand Porsche and super-luxury marque Bentley in South Africa. 

Consultancy to partner with black entrants as they acquire Tier 1 coal assets

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA is once again answering the call for transformation and broader economic participation of previously disadvantaged South Africans. The company’s latest initiative is black entrepreneur development in coal, which will be its key focus... 

Gupta-linked company denies getting asset seizure order from NPA

By: News24Wire      17th January 2018 Gupta-linked companies Trillian and McKinsey have until Thursday to submit to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) a list of its assets to be frozen or seized. They were officially served with a preservation order to freeze assets worth R1.6-billion. 

Deputy Minister says he did not attend ‘tea party’ with Gupta brother

By: African News Agency      9th November 2017 Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins has rubbished claims by power utility Eskom’s suspended head of legal Suzanne Daniels that he had attended a meeting with Ajay Gupta, Duduzane Zuma and Salim Essa in Johannesburg in Melrose Arch this year. “As the head of Eskom’s legal department, Ms... 

WorleyParsons developing black enterprises 

By: Martin Creamer     21st August 2017 Project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA is answering South Africa’s call for broader economic participation and transformation. The local company, which is part of the Australian Securities Exchange-listed WorleyParsons engineering group that serves the resources and energy... 

Paragon is one of the largest design practices in Africa

16th August 2017 Leading architectural, interior design, and space planning practice Paragon is one of the largest in Africa. Over the past seven years, it has undertaken projects in 18 countries on the continent, and in Brazil. Projects have been completed in eleven countries in Africa, encompassing both... 

Small businesses get a leg up at supplier conference

By: David Oliveira     28th July 2017 To assist the development and success of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons South Africa held its Supplier Grow Conference at its offices in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, earlier this month. WorleyParsons... 

Liberty Two Degrees acquires additional shares in Liberty property portfolio

By: Samantha Herbst     26th July 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) will acquire additional undivided shares in properties co-owned by financial services company Liberty Holdings (Liberty) to the value of R2.51-billion, boosting L2D’s share in the Liberty property portfolio from 22% to 31%.... 

Famous Brands to launch PAUL café in South Africa in March

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th February 2017 JSE-listed franchisor Famous Brands is launching the 128-year-old global bakery-café brand, PAUL, to the local market on March 2, with the opening of its flagship PAUL restaurant, in Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg. There are only three other PAUL stores on the continent in Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire... 

Liberty lists new Reit, raises nearly R4bn 

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th December 2016 Liberty Group on Tuesday successfully unbundled and listed a portion of its property portfolio on the JSE’s main board as real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), raising some R3.8-billion. The Amelia Beattie-led Reit raised R3-billion at listing price from invited investors... 

Energy efficient charging of electric vehicles successfully piloted at PE varsity

25th November 2016 By Heather Dugmore After a year of development, a smart grid pilot project for the energy efficient charging of electric vehicles (EVs) through battery storage and energy management across a network of charging stations has proved successful. 

People-centric IT excellence sees AVeS scoop major accolades

15th November 2016 Professional IT services consultancy AVeS Cyber Security has won a slew of awards in the 2016 ESET Partner Awards. This is a vindication of the company’s people-centric approach to customised IT solutions, and an acknowledgment of the peer recognition it has garnered from both its clients and the... 

Liberty Two Degrees confirms December JSE listing plans

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th November 2016 Real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees plans to list on the Diversified Real Estate Investment Trust sector of the main board of the JSE in early December, subject to market conditions and approval by the JSE. Financial services company Liberty Holdings in August announced that... 

Sexwale appoints advocate to investigate possible corruption allegely involving Trillian

By: Anine Kilian     4th November 2016 Advisory group Trillian Capital Partners has appointed Advocate Geoff Budlender to lead an inquiry into the company regarding allegations of corruption, announced nonexecutive chairperson Tokyo Sexwale on Friday. This follows a Sunday Times article published last week alleging that a member or... 

Melrose Arch gets new office space

By: Anine Kilian     3rd November 2016 In an attempt to redefine boutique corporate space in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, property development company Amdec has extended five office buildings in the mixed-use development by adding a new top floor to each one .   The 4 800m2 of new office space is designed in stylish industrial steel... 

Marriott to build three new hotels in Cape Town

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th October 2016 Marriott International is planning the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group, adding over 500 rooms to the city’s hotel accommodation offering. One hotel will be developed under the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, which will be... 

Melrose Arch gives Trillian Capital Partners’ fresh new headquarters

22nd September 2016 Securing new headquarters at South Africa’s most sought after business address, Trillian Capital Partners has moved its head office to Melrose Arch, crafting a fresh and highly collaborative workspace that supports its business. Adding to the long list of corporate heavyweights already enjoying... 

One on Whiteley construction project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2016 The project involves the development of the next phase of Melrose Arch, in Gauteng. 

Bankmed chooses Melrose Arch for its new headquarters

3rd June 2016 Melrose Arch, South Africa’s most sought-after business address, has welcomed leading, closed medical scheme, Bankmed to its high-profile precinct. Joining DuPont, Bidvest Group, Lonmin, Mastercard, Royal Bafokeng Holdings, Stanlib and Worley Parsons, Bankmed adds to the long list of corporate... 

DEHN drives protection of electric vehicles charging infrastructure

26th May 2016 South Africa’s first commercially available fully electric car was introduced in October 2013. Despite the frequently asked question of whether the country was ready for the electric car, for obvious reasons, the world is going green and so must we; it is merely an adaptation of the environment... 

Melrose Arch precinct welcomes luxury apartments and penthouse office suites

4th May 2016 Recognising the demand for more luxury living and office space within the stylish and centrally located Melrose Arch precinct, Amdec has responded with the development of both upmarket apartments and exclusive rooftop office space. The latest phase of Melrose Arch, the striking R2 billion One on... 

Melrose Arch is the new business address of Eversheds

9th February 2016 Iconic new urban development, Melrose Arch, has become the new home of some of South Africa’s top legal minds. International law firm Eversheds has relocated its offices to the well-positioned precinct. Surrounded by world-class hotels, luxury apartments and the best local and international... 

Texton appoints new COO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th January 2016 JSE-listed Texton Property Group has appointed Nicholas Morris as executive director and COO as of January 1. Morris, a qualified chartered accountant with ten years’ experience within the investment banking and real estate environment, is the former CEO of Arch Property Fund, an unlisted public... 

BMW’s South African unit deploying electric-vehicle charging infrastructure

By: Irma Venter     16th October 2015 BMW Group South Africa (SA) has rolled out the first phase of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The alternating current (ac) charger, which is located in the heart of Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, features two parking bays... 

VW debacle unlikely to hit platinum hard – Sibanye

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2015 Precious metals mining company Sibanye, which is bulking up on platinum, does not expect a consumer backlash against diesel vehicles, which are major platinum users. JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye, which is taking steps to acquire Rustenburg Platinum from Anglo American Platinum as well as the... 

Transport enables citizens and organisations to access goods

7th October 2015 Is An Integrated Transport System The Key To Creating A Greener Future? Transport enables citizens and organisations to access goods, services and information in a sustainable manner. It supports and enriches their quality of life, increases travel choices and promotes social cohesion. The City... 

VW debacle puts favourable spotlight on zero-emission platinum fuel cell 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2015 The attack on diesel vehicles and the Volkswagen emissions debacle are putting a favourable new spotlight on the zero-emission value of fuel cell electric vehicles that use considerable volumes of platinum. This year has seen several global car manufacturers steadfastly advancing the... 

On-The-Air (25/09/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2015 It’s that time again on a Friday when AMLive presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Heat that’s been going waste for decades is now being turned into valuable electricity at a platinum smelter in Rustenburg. BMW... 

BMW SA unveils first public charging stations for electric vehicles

By: Irma Venter     18th September 2015 BMW Group South Africa (SA) has rolled out the first phase of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The alternating current (ac) charger, which is located in the heart of Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, features two parking bays... 

Amdec to develop R1,2 billion mixed-use The Yacht Club at the gateway to Cape Town’s Waterfront

16th September 2015 The Amdec Group today announced that it will develop The Yacht Club, a unique R1,2 billion mixed-use landmark at the magnificent gateway to Cape Town’s Waterfront. This prestigious development will comprise residential, hotel, and office space, making it an ideal mixed-use facility for those... 

Elle Rising Star Design Award embraces Africa

24th August 2015 From the Mother City to Morocco, finalists in this year’s ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP have embraced the power of 21st-century African fashion and of digital technology, says ELLE Editor Emilie Gambade. Entries for the competition have almost doubled this year, with a... 

New Melrose Arch executive apartments brought to market

By: Anine Kilian     17th July 2015 Further luxury residential accommodation has been brought to market in mixed-use property development Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Gauteng, to keep up with the demand for residential space that is being experience within the precinct, said real estate agency Pam Golding CEO Dr Andrew Golding. He... 

Accelerate Property Fund has strong maiden year

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd June 2015 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Accelerate Property Fund’s maiden listed year proved resilient, with the company reporting a gross rental income of R699-million, up from R205-million in 2014. It’s projected yearly yield of 7.9% was also above the overall property sector yield,... 

Resources Watch 

11th September 2014 Mining law expert Hulme Scholes says South Africa’s legal framework is replete with problems. WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering iatits new head quarters. And, Amplats in final planning stages for new Amandelbult chrome plant. 

WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering in new HQ 

By: Natalie Greve     3rd September 2014 Establishing it as one of the largest engineering contractors in the country, engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) group WorleyParsons has moved into its new, purpose-built South African headquarters in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, consolidating its local project delivery... 

Major ‘Green’ Carpeting Contract For Kevin Bates

24th June 2014 Kevin Bates Flooring & Carpeting has supplied and installed about 17 000 square metres of Interface sustainable carpet tiles for the new Worley Parsons office RSA block in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The Worley Parsons office block is a new development by Amdec, constructed by main contractor,... 

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