Big Property Developments expected to fire up Cape Town

A number of new modern commercial and luxury residential developments, including hotels, are on track to come out of Cape Town’s soil, setting existing establishments in the area aflutter with dreams of tourist gold.

Companies >>

Empty Retail space takes a toll as Massmart plans to close 34 DionWired and Masscash

Retailer Massmart, which is 51% owned by US giant Walmart, has announced plans of closing 23 Dion-Wired stores and 11 Masscash wholesale outlets, a move that lead to the loss of up to 1,440 jobs.

Gauteng >>

Soweto's humble Property Giant, Richard Maponya praised for Township Development

Business icon Richard Maponya, who died early on Monday, has been praised for establishing Soweto's mega R650m Maponya Mall that opened in 2007. It was the first investment of its size in a township in South Africa.

Western Cape >>

Green light for R14 billion Harbour Arch in Cape Town

Amdec Group, which co-owns the vibrant Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, today received approval from Municipal Planning Tribunal meeting to develop its ambitious R14 billion Harbour Arch mixed-use precinct in Cape Town.

KwaZulu-Natal >>

Makro expands in Durban’s booming Cornubia

Cornubia, a multi-billion rand mixed-use development in the northern corridor of Durban, has welcomed the new state-of-the-art Makro Store scheduled to start operating this week.

Mpumalanga >>

R7bn to boost Industrialization in Mpumalanga’s Nkomazi

The recent designation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mpumalanga will contribute significantly to the economic and industrial development of the Nkomazi region and the province at large.

Infrastructure >>

Eskom chairman calls its quits, electricity rationing resumes

Eskom on Friday announced that its group chairman, Jabu Mabuza has tendered his resignation just after a week into renewed electricity rationing, as the utility failed to keep the lights on.

International News >>

How advanced data analytics is boosting shopping centre performance

Shopping centre owners for years have been investing in technology – from cutting-edge facial recognition, to understanding how people shop with WiFi – to stay relevant and profitable.