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Major Commercial and Residential projects underway in Eastern Cape

Public Works and Infrastructure minister Patricia de Lille says the infrastructure Investment Plan forms a central part of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP) aimed at stimulating economic growth and job creation. ... Full story

R3.4m Shipping Container Mall launched by Eastern Cape's Buffalo City

The Eastern Cape's Buffalo City Municipality recently launched a R3.4 million shopping mall made from shipping containers to be used by township entrepreneurs in East London.

Boardwalk Precinct gets R600m Retail project

The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth is undergoing an R600 million extend and upgrade in the retail area.

PE Hospitality Industry feels AirBnB sting

The idea behind Airbnb started off simply enough. Those with a spare room could rent it out for a night or two and earn some extra cash. But now the online platform is threatening the viability of conventional lodging providers such as hotels and guest houses.

Port Elizabeth’s inner-city renewal on track

New inner-city project will see the revamp of Vuyisile Mini Square in front of the Port Elizabeth City Hall linked to the overall face lift of the Baakens River Valley precinct.

R12m earmarked for Jeffreys Bay

Seen as a tourism draw card, Jeffreys Bay is in for a commercial transformation, with Department of Environmental Affairs investing over R12m to upgrade facilities at the main beach area.

Toilet outcry leads to plans for homes

Outcry from residents over the 'toilet city' in Despatch's Khayamnandi township prompts the government to focus on building more than 800 houses in the area over the next 10 months.

Top officials intervene in housing protest

Angry residents take advantage of the presence of ANC bigwigs in their area to express their frustration with the lack of development.

Bringing life to architecture

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's school of architecture has been busy at work for the first few months of this year with yet another exhibition of student work under way, this time at the Alliance Française in Richmond Hill.

Families left in the lurch

Twenty-six families spend a second night sleeping in the open after being promised that they would be relocated to a nearby settlement.

New life for 'Biko building'

Port Elizabeth's notorious Sanlam Building, where black consciousness leader Steve Biko was tortured by the then security police in 1977, will be transformed into a social and rental housing project by the end of the year.

G’town centre given reprieve

The Makana Municipality in Grahamstown makes a U-turn on its decision to demolish the Makhanda Mall, which is constructed without approved building plans.

Security fears over estate agent campaign to photograph homes

East London residents, rattled by house burglaries, takes on issue with their homes being photographed without their know ledge.

Small firms halt work over pay

Subcontractors working on roadworks in the Eastern Cape down tools and block the entrance of a main contractor’s site office in an effort to get paid.

Logistics park set for big expansion

In a bid to attract new businesses to Uitenhage, Bay municipality and Coega are planning expansion of the R287m Nelson Mandela Bay Logistic Park.

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