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Infrastructure and cities development vital to support growth, says new RICS President

Infrastructure and cities development vi...

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry and a founding partner of Hemson Consulting Ltd, an advisory firm specialising in planning policy, municipal finance and related issues, Hughes is the first RICS President based in Canada.“We must develop more commercially innovative approaches to delivering projects that are affordable and on time,” says Hughes. “To meet this challenge the shortage of skills and capacity must be addressed together with the rights of land owners, and others who are affected by projects. RICS has a public interest perspective and provides international standards that increase transparency which, together, can help to balance the needs of different groups.”In...

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry and a founding partner of Hemson Consulting Ltd, an advisory firm specialising in planning policy, municipal finance and related issues, Hughes is the first RICS President based in Canada.“We must...

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry and a founding partner of Hemson Consulting Ltd, an advisory firm specialising in planning policy,...

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Eskom given go ahead to sign stalled deals with renewables IPPs

Eskom given go ahead to sign stalled dea...

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Friday that Eskom’s application to purchase additional renewable energy from independent power producers IPPs had been approved, clearing the way for the signing of power purchase agreements PPAs for 27 wind and solar projects procured by the Department of Energy in late 2015.The projects, which have a collective investment value of around R60-billion, had been left in limbo since 2016, when Eskom indicated that it was not willing to conclude further PPAs, owing to its return to a power generation surplus.The utility’s action effectively brought to a standstill South Africa’s globally lauded Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer...

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Friday that Eskom’s application to purchase additional renewable energy from independent power producers IPPs had been approved, clearing the way for the signing of power purchase agreements PPAs...

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Friday that Eskom’s application to purchase additional renewable energy from independent power...

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New runway for Cape Town International Airport gets green light

New runway for Cape Town International A...

Cape Town International Airport CTIA announced on Wednesday that the Department of Environmental Affairs DEA had granted final approval for the building of the airport’s new, realigned, runway. This followed the conclusion of the DEA’s appeals process regarding the project. This is a R3.8-billion programme, which will allow the airport to operate aircraft with wingspans of 65 m or more, such as the Airbus A380 Superjumbo.“The [CTIA] team has worked long and hard to get us to this point,” highlighted CTIA senior manager corporate affairs Deidre Davids. “We have gone out of our way to engage interested and affected parties and today we celebrate. We remain committed to being a responsible...

Cape Town International Airport CTIA announced on Wednesday that the Department of Environmental Affairs DEA had granted final approval for the building of the airport’s new, realigned, runway. This followed the conclusion of the DEA’s appeals...

Cape Town International Airport CTIA announced on Wednesday that the Department of Environmental Affairs DEA had granted final approval for the...

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Cape Town council approves building of 15 000 houses

Cape Town council approves building of 1...

The City of Cape Town’s Council has given its approval for the development of seven housing projects that will provide more than 15 600 houses.The council’s approval of the projects on Wednesday paves the way for the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority TDA to conclude the seven contracts for the appointment of multi-disciplinary teams tasked with overseeing the housing developments.The housing developments will be situated in Vlakteplaas in Strand; Blueberry Hill in Blue Downs; ACSA Symphony in Delft; Pelican Park; Mahama in Khayelitsha; Elsies River; and Bonteheuwel, the City said in a statement released on Thursday."Since the contracts will be in place for longer than three...

The City of Cape Town’s Council has given its approval for the development of seven housing projects that will provide more than 15 600 houses.The council’s approval of the projects on Wednesday paves the way for the City’s Transport and Urban...

The City of Cape Town’s Council has given its approval for the development of seven housing projects that will provide more than 15 600 houses.The...

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