Traxtion launches rail hub to service locomotive fleets across Africa

Private locomotive and rail operator, Traxtion, has opened its new Rosslyn-based maintenance facility for business. The company, known in the industry for the quality of its rail freight services offering, now has the capacity to provide locomotive rebuild and overhaul services at scale. The industrialised area of Rosslyn, a suburb of Tshwane, is the manufacturing […]

Development update on Riversands Commercial Park

“It’s gratifying to watch the transformation of empty veld into Riversands Commercial Park. This development means greater economic activity on the doorstep of the small businesses at Riversands Incubation Hub as well as more new jobs for local residents,” said Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub. The plan for Riversands Incubation Hub was to […]

SKF expands in South Africa with R120 million transaction

Leading global technology provider SKF, headquartered in Sweden, has concluded a lease agreement in Jet Park with a value of more than R120 million. This new lease agreement signifies the company’s intention to further expand and consolidate their sub-Saharan business operations says John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate, who concluded the transaction. ‘’We […]

Skyriders Access Specialists find window of opportunity at PFG Group

Once a client, always a client is a mantra that Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Limited is well familiar with. It recently followed up a 2010 to 2011 contract with PFG Building Glass Solutions with its second-biggest project for the float-glass manufacturer to date. The scope of work on this project consisted of the inspection of […]

144 Oxford Road is a flagship project

The 35 000 m2 premium-grade 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg for Growthpoint Properties is the Paragon Group’s largest project at present. Developed by Growthpoint Properties to capitalise on the demand for P-grade office space in the central Rosebank precinct, which currently exceeds even that of nearby Sandton and Melrose, the premium project has […]

Unfinished business: what to do when construction halts due to a contractor’s liquidation

By Diana Burger, senior associate, Bowmans The past year has been challenging for South Africa’s construction industry, with some of the country’s best-known construction companies facing business rescue or liquidation. The unfinished business left behind when this occurs can be problematic for project employers in the private and public sectors alike. Although their options are […]

Is your building safe from fire?

Reprinted with permission by Fire safety in high-occupancy buildings is critical. Large numbers of people produce greater activity within these environments, which can lead to things going wrong. In particular, fire can escalate quickly into a catastrophe. This eventuality needs to be confronted in the design and protection of buildings and their occupants. Smoke […]

South Africa: Why co-working? IWG plc – Regus and Spaces

Prepared exclusively for CIPN Co-working spaces have grown in popularity over the last few years, and it is no surprise that many companies are now exploring the option of moving their business into the hub of a dynamic co-working environment. But what exactly is co-working? Typically, co-working allows entrepreneurial-spirited companies, teams and individuals the freedom […]

Growthpoint signs Altron for campus at The Woodlands

Growthpoint Properties has secured JSE-listed technology group Altron as tenant for a sizeable 29 000 m2 head office situated at The Woodlands Office park, in Woodmead, Sandton. Altron will take up occupancy at The Woodlands in November 2020 with the group’s nine operating companies under one roof, enabling greater efficiency, collaboration, innovation and cost-saving. The […]

Africa’s Commercial Property Development shows much Promise

By Shevira Bissessor Director, Commercial Sector, Buildings + Places Africa remains one of the fastest growing economies of the world and there is no doubt that it has the greatest potential for commercial property development. While governments and the private sector in various African countries work to overcome their unique or collective challenges to attract […]

Why risk managers are suddenly interested in flexible working

Risk managers have a new weapon in their arsenals – flexible working. The use of flexible working, and a connected property strategy, as tools for risk management is a relatively new trend, and one expected to grow significantly as more businesses understand the new workspace strategies available to them. We are entering a workspace revolution, […]

Using the built environment to maximise health and wellbeing

There is a growing trend within the construction and building industry to change a building’s structure specifically to enhance the comfort of those living or working in it. This concept is nothing new and has been the basis of Saint-Gobain’s Multi Comfort principles for a number of years, as explained by Slawomir Szpunar, Saint-Gobain’s International […]

SAPOA raises concerns on property rates

On Tuesday 26 June 2018, the City of Joburg stated that: “The City of Johannesburg has taken a decision not to increase the property rates tariffs for 2018/2019.” SAPOA is concerned that although the City makes the statement above, the City is not disclosing how the new values will impact on the rates. Although the tariffs […]

Sasol head office future-proofs tech for the long term

Working in partnership with Sasol’s Information Management Services (IMS) to develop and deliver an integrated IT solution for its new head office in Sandton, professional services company Turner & Townsend has helped Sasol create a world-class workspace not only for today, but also for the future. Turner & Townsend’s role was to bridge the information […]


Modern businesses are beginning to uncover how visual analytics can be used to discover hidden relationships in simple and complex data. Why does this have such a resounding impact? It provides the key to unlock powerful insights, meaning businesses can make better-informed decisions, faster, while experiencing incredible business benefits. As South Africa Qlik Master Reseller […]

Smart buildings need smart security

Smart buildings, which allow us to remotely monitor, control and change our work environment, are the new normal for work spaces. The rationale behind the smart office, smart store or smart factory is to improve productivity, control costs, facilitate inventory management, allow remote monitoring and diagnosis of equipment and even reduce the need to perform […]