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Business park to be redeveloped as mixed-use precinct – Atterbury

By: Schalk Burger     7th December 2017 Earthmoving equipment and logistics multinational Barloworld has partnered with property development firm Atterbury and investment finance house African Rainbow Capital – as co-investors – to redevelop the Sandton-based Barlow Park Campus into a 130 000 m2 mixed-use precinct. The property is... 

Steel Awards 2017 confirms LSFB growth

     24th November 2017 This year’s annual Steel Awards, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction, showed excellent growth for the South African light steel frame building (LSFB) industry, with more than 25 000 m2 represented in category entries. The awards, which took place on September 13, saw 19... 

Firm extols the virtues of carton packaging for food and drink products

By: Dylan Slater     3rd November 2017 Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak showcased the advantages of carton packaging for food and drink products during a live food preparation event at Sandton-based culinary school Pick n Pay Good Food Studio, last month.  

Redefine advocates new concept office development

By: Anine Kilian     27th September 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine Properties will soon start work on a new R476-million Sandton-based office development, Advocates, which is set to be an exclusive address for advocates.     According to Redefine, the location puts the development strategically in the middle of... 

Lifetime process approach required for successful mine closure

By: Dylan Slater     27th July 2017 A common misconception of mine closure is that it requires planning for an end-of-life event, when, in actual fact, it should be a life-long process that should be started as early as when the planning of a mine starts.  

Dipula CEO to head Reit association

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st June 2017 The South African Real Estate Investment Trust (SA Reit) Association has appointed Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Petersen as its chairperson.   He has extensive experience in the financial services environment spanning investment banking, asset management and property.  With over R400-billion in... 

Liberty Two Degrees refurbishments contribute to lower vacancies, higher turnover

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th April 2017 JSE-listed property fund Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has signed a binding offer to lease the Nelson Mandela Square offices, comprising 6 350 m2, to an international tenant for five years. The rental obligation date of the lease agreement is from October 1 and will reduce the complex’s office space... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Motorists on the N1 have had a front-row seat as accounting firm PwC’s 28-storey office building rose from the veld at the Waterfall City development, in Gauteng. Launching in February 2018, the high-rise building is potentially spearheading a new central business district (CBD) between... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Accounting firm PwC’s Waterfall City-based 28-storey office building, launching in February 2018, has the potential to spearhead the new central business district (CBD) of Gauteng. Located between Midrand and Woodmead, off the Alandale interchange on the N1 highway, the R1.5-billion skyscraper... 

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... 

Gautrain 2 project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th February 2017 The Gautrain Management Agency has completed the feasibility study for the expansion of the railway. 

Gold Fields set for ‘year of reinvestment’, announces R2.28bn South Deep growth plan 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th February 2017 The South Deep gold mine achieved several milestones in 2016 as interventions implemented over the past two years started yielding results and dual-listed Gold Fields will now embark on a new R2.3-billion rebase plan at the mine to create a defensive asset in a spiralling industry. Equipped with... 

Overcoming township economy spatial restrictions

By: Sydney Majoko     27th January 2017 One of the most terrible legacies of 'separate but equal development' that apartheid purported to bring about is the cramped spatial planning that was implemented when urban townships were developed. Small matchbox houses were not the only result of such planning in most townships; business... 

New additions planned for 2017 edition of Automechanika Joburg

By: Irma Venter     11th November 2016 Next year’s Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27 to 30, will also play host to three new, related shows. The new shows are Futuroad Expo, Scalex Johannesburg, and REIFEN. 

The Empty Shop at Sandton City to open in October

     21st October 2016 Sandton City is thrilled to announce it will reopen the doors of South Africa’s most stylish, successful and award-winning charity shop for a third and final year. The Empty Shop will again open in the Checkers Court on Saturday, 29 October, giving shoppers the opportunity to #cometothecity, be... 

SA legal firms soon to play more of a role in Africa business disputes with adoption of arbitration Bill 

By: Dylan Slater     16th September 2016 There are about 157 countries which have adopted the Model Law, thereby recognising international arbitration agreements and enforcing international arbitration awards.  

Sandton City takes top honours for shopping centre marketing at SACSC Footprint Awards

     9th September 2016 The South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Footprint Marketing Awards were announced at the SACSC’s 20th Annual Congress, currently underway at the Sandton Convention Centre, and the coveted top award - the Spectrum Award - was won by industry icon Sandton City. Sandton City is owned by... 

Truck, tyre and logistics shows to share stage with Automechanika 2017

By: Irma Venter     8th September 2016 Next year’s Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27 to 30, will also play host to three new, related shows. The new shows are Futuroad Expo, Scalex Johannesburg, and REIFEN. 

Uber mulls new South African services as it expands African footprint 

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2016 There is “huge scope” for Uber to grow in South Africa, says Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Alon Lits. “My wife and I have one car. I Uber to work every morning and I always drive past all of these cars in traffic with single occupants. I want each and every one of these drivers to switch to Uber.” 

Sandton City still changing the face of SA retail

     19th August 2016 Right at the heart of one of Africa’s richest square miles lies Sandton City, a glittering beacon of commerce that has been attracting shoppers and retailers from all over the country and around the world – for more than 40 years. This is the shopping mall that changed the face of retail in South... 

Uber mulls new South African services as it expands African footprint

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2016 There is “huge scope” for Uber to grow in South Africa, says Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Alon Lits. “My wife and I have one car. I Uber to work every morning and I always drive past all of these cars in traffic with single occupants. I want each and every one of these drivers to switch to Uber.” 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years on from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

JHI wins appointment to manage Old Mutual properties

     6th June 2016 JHI, part of the Excellerate Property Services Group, has been appointed to manage Old Mutual Life Assurance Company SA’s entire property portfolio in South Africa and Namibia, from 1 April 2016. This new property management agreement is a cost-effective solution that allows leading real estate... 

Sandton Central puts its best foot forward to become more pedestrian friendly

     11th May 2016 Sandton Central is taking a significant step into the future by becoming more people-friendly in keeping with leading cities worldwide. South Africa’s business capital is increasing its walkability and, at the same time, boosting the economic, health and environmental benefits for the many people... 

Nuclear energy not a threat for renewables

     6th May 2016 Renewable energy producers who believe the new nuclear build programme could mean an end to business and the derailment of renewable energy targets can sleep easy, says Sandton-based corporate and commercial law firm Werkmans Attorneys director Happy Masondo. She notes that the derailment of... 

All roads lead to the new Mall of Africa

     13th April 2016 Developed by leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury, Southern Africa’s largest single-phase shopping centre development, Mall of Africa, is set to open on 28 April. This landmark new R5-billion, 130,000sqm super-regional mall is superbly situated in Waterfall City, with... 

Co-founders to chair Flanagan & Gerard

     18th February 2016 Leading Gauteng-based retail property developers and investors, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, today announced that co-founders Patrick Flanagan and Peter Gerard will jointly chair the group. A new exco has also been appointed as part of the group’s succession planning to... 

Civil society pins hopes on summit to revive dying African Peer Review Mechanism

By: African News Agency      26th January 2016 Civil society activists are pinning their hopes on African leaders to revive a flagging continental mechanism for improving governance, at a summit in Addis Ababa this week. The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a 14-year old process whereby volunteer African countries scrutinise each... 

Gauteng/Gautrain rail extension project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th January 2016 The feasibility study to expand the Gautrain commuter rail system is expected to be completed in March this year. 

Sandton Central is a world-class shopping, hospitality and events hotspot

     4th December 2015 Sandton Central is a leading hotspot in Africa when it comes to shopping, hospitality and events. That’s the word from Elaine Jack, City Improvement District Manager of Sandton Central Management District – SA’s cosmopolitan financial and commercial hub. “There’s no doubt about it, Sandton... 

Supply chain specialists join forces

     4th December 2015 WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind supply chain solution CargoWise One, announced in October that it had joined forces with Johannesburg-based operational software systems provider Core Freight to provide a more powerful and comprehensive solution for South African... 

Sandton Sun reopens after R210 million makeover

     16th November 2015 Tsogo Sun’s iconic Sandton Sun hotel has returned to its rightful place as a sophisticated and modern landmark in the area, following an investment of R210 million into its recently undertaken refurbishment. The 31-year-old hotel is situated in a prime location within the busy and exclusive... 

SA government welcomes EcoMobility World Festival 2015

     30th October 2015 Addressing the province on behalf of the Gauteng provincial government, Gauteng Premier David Makhura on October 4 welcomed the launch of Johannesburg Streets Alive: the EcoMobility World Festival 2015, in Sandton City, Johannesburg The festival took place during Transport Month, which promotes... 

Sandton Convention Centre closes the year with major African development summits

     28th October 2015 Following a year of hosting significant global events, Sandton Convention Centre will close the year 2015 as the platform for the promotion of the African Agenda at two major development summits.The SCC has been announced as the host venue for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Heads of State... 

Stainless steel products supplied to Joburg projects

By: Kimberley Smuts     23rd October 2015 Metal finishes specialist Rimex Metals South Africa (SA) – a Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) member –¬ is continuously supplying stainless steel products and industry knowledge to various projects in Johannesburg, such as the Sandton City refurbishment and the... 

New JSE fibre link speeds up trading

By: News24Wire      15th September 2015 Transporting financial data between global capital market participants and Africa’s biggest stock exchange is set to become faster. On Tuesday, local data centre vendor Teraco announced a new 32 kilometre high-speed, low-latency fibre link between its Isando facility and the Sandton-based JSE. 

Tsogo Sun remains South Africa’s Best Hotel Group and Large Conference Venue provider

     10th September 2015 For the 4th year running, the business travel community has voted Tsogo Sun as the ‘Best South African Hotel Group’. Furthermore, Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre has received the coveted best ‘Large Conference Venue’ award for the 2nd year. Hosted by Times Media Events and Business... 

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