Durban to convert neglected properties into new cultural precinct
A R1.5 billion development to transform grubby, abandoned buildings in the Durban CBD and Waterfront precinct into a vibrant cultural hub is on the cards.[Read More]
Cape Town is planning for skyscrapers
City skyscrapers should be mixed-use and should have a row of cafes, shops and restaurants at street level.[Read More]
Improved heritage process for renovation of older KZN properties
KZN provincial heritage agency Amafa announced yesterday that all applications to alter or demolish listed buildings, including all buildings more than 60 years old, would be subject to new approval procedures.[Read More]
Posted at 08:10AM Sep 06, 2012 by Editor in Cities and Towns |
'Short-term demand skews value of farmland'
Agriculture is not plagued by locusts or drought, but by unfortunate consequences of the law of demand, a law that sets the price for the land we have and ultimately determines its use.[Read More]
'Beware of buying too much home'
Given the strict provisions of the National Credit Act, it is virtually impossible these days for prospective homeowners to buy at the outside margin of their affordability.[Read More]
Gauteng loses property plot
The Gauteng government is renting new office premises in the Joburg CBD, but it owns 20 empty properties there.[Read More]
Posted at 07:48AM Sep 06, 2012 by Editor in Cities and Towns |