Cities can be dynamic, exciting hubs – or they can be crime-ridden danger zones visited under duress or because of duty.

The announcement on the 15 June 2018 that Basil Read Construction is applying for business rescue is a clear indication of the critical state of the construction industry, says Mohau Mphomela, Executive Director, Master Builders Association North.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:47

Accelerate positioning well for the future

Accelerate Property Fund, the JSE listed REIT invested significantly in the growth and development of Johannesburg’s Fourways node, has announced its results for the year to 31 March 2018, reflecting a 57,56 cents per share distribution for the year, in line with guidance. 

Atterbury has closed a landmark deal that will see CooperVision, a world leader in contact lenses, become the first tenant at its prime Randport Industrial Development in Gosforth Park, Germiston, Ekurhuleni.

MMQSMace, Mace’s joint venture cost consultancy business in South Africa, has been appointed as quantity surveyors for three aviation projects worth more than $70m by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). 

Africa’s burgeoning big cities will play an increasingly central role in the continent’s growth and development, driven largely by Africa’s rapid urbanisation.

The cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3 percent during 2018 compared to 4.1 percent in 2017, as developers face the challenge of continued shortages of relevant skills to deliver an increasing number of projects, according to new research from global professional services firm Turner & Townsend.

The Cape Town Municipality’s water department has, says Rowan Alexander, Director of Alexander Swart Property, been reasonably efficient in keeping track of water consumption and penalising those who do not comply with the new rulings limiting water usage.

Brackenfell, thought by many property trend watchers to be the precinct that now offers the best value for money and the best capital growth prospects.

The gazetting of an amended Code of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) specifically for the construction industry on 2 November 2017 opens up new opportunities for the industry, says Kwakho Mpepho, Education, Training and Transformation Manager at the Master Builders Association North.

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