2012 can be expected to bring a continuing escalation in consumer demand for better service, better information and better value for money, in real estate as well as other economic sectors, as the Consumer Protection Act becomes more widely known and applied. “And generally speaking this will mean that... Read more
Affordability will increase, says Aida 06-01-2012 –It would be hard to over-estimate the effect that consumer sentiment has on the property market – and the past 12 months have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for most South Africans, politically as well as financially. “However, recent positive moves... Read more
12-12-2011 – Construction of the infrastructure for a R2 billion estate some 18 kilometres outside Port Elizabeth is underway with the environmental Record of Decision in place and Council have given formal approval for the development yesterday. The Royalston mixed-use development includes the Lake de la Vie conference centre and wedding venue and will see the construction of a hotel and 310 residential... Read more
The Nelson Mandela Bay Council has approved the transfer of responsibility, together with the staff and funds, for the Helenvale Urban Renewal Project to the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA). The Helenvale Project was launched in 2007 with a recent study suggesting there could be as many as 30... Read more
Richmond Hill property owners have started voting on whether the areas should be declared a Special Rating Area (SRA). The boundaries of the area are Govan Mbeki, Russell Road and Westbourne and Albany Roads. Spokesman for the Richmond Hill Forum Scott Rollo says that some 1 400 property owners... Read more
29-11-2011 -The Eastern Cape Government could make an estimated R320 million from the sale of properties and land according to the Business Plan for the Small Town Revitalisation Programme. The report says the current verified property portfolio of the province consists of 11 825 land parcels totalling 561 873... Read more
28-11-2011 -Council has given notice of its intention to close parts of public roads and rezone properties ahead of the development of Njoli Square as a business node. Council today gave formal notice of its intention to apply for a Town Planning Departure to permit “consent uses” in the business... Read more
28-11-2011 -The Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (ECPHRA) has approved the total demolition of the Harvest Christian School in Walmer. The ECPHRA is a statutory body established for the purposes of “identifying, managing, conserving and promoting” the heritage resources in the Eastern Cape. In addition to the demolition... Read more
24-11-2011 -The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will officially launch the Zwide Cemetery upgrading project tomorrow, following the completion of the fencing recently. The project which entailed the installation of approximately 1500m concrete palisade fence forms part of the municipality’s programme to upgrade cemeteries throughout Nelson Mandela Bay. The Zwide Cemetery in... Read more
24-11-2011 – The dates have been set for Automechanika South Africa 2013. The event will be held at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from May 8-11, which is later than the two previous trade fairs in Johannesburg that were staged in March. The theme in 2013 will be Metropolis of Mobility.... Read more