All posts by Rashiq Fataar

About Rashiq Fataar

Rashiq Fataar is the founder, Editor in Chief and Managing Director of Future Cape Town.

New Pwc offices at the Silo Precinct near completion

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The new Pwc offices are scheduled for completion in June 2016 with 13,500 sqm of AAA grade office space, and the goal of being rated 4 green stars. The structure is currently far advanced with the roof slab being poured on the northern core. PwC and the […]

Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

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Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Cities are already taking steps to encourage higher land use density and inner city redevelopment, under the authority of the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act. This will unlock significant further private sector development potential across […]

City intersections to priorities pedestrians

Image credits : www.iol.co.za, David Ritchie
At about 80 intersections in the Cape Town city centre all the traffic lights change to red at the same time, giving pedestrians the chance to cross the street without fear of passing cars.
Pedestrian control is part of a larger project to improve traffic signal timing at the 110 intersections […]

V&A Waterfront announces R700m ‘Canal District’

A night-time render of Amsterdam House Credit: dhk architects
The R700 million first phase of a new district at the V&A Waterfront is underway with a corporate head office for British American Tobacco South Africa (BAT South Africa) as the first project in this mixed-use area. Totalling 75 000 m² (or 7.6 hectares), the mixed-use Canal District straddles both […]

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

Cape Town could get Tesla ‘gigafactory’

Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015 Credit: Bob Tregilus
The factory would manufacture Tesla Powerwall batteries, which can store sufficient electricity to power an entire home. They are charged by solar panels. South African-born Musk is building a $5-billion gigafactory in the Nevada desert, in the US, to produce Powerwalls. It will be […]