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Langa Spatial Planning near Railway Station . Cllr Johan v der Merwe , Cllr Brian Watkyns Ribbon Cutting event

City completes R10,5 million upgrade of Langa Station South public space

In March 2016, the City of Cape Town completed an upgrade of the Langa Station South public open at a cost of more than R10.5 million.


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 V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd signed […]


Plan and vision for Trafalgar Park in Woodstock

Image credits : Square 1 Landscape Architects

Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of […]


City intersections to priorities pedestrians

Image credits :, 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 […]


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 […]


Silo 3 & 4 mixed-use buildings under construction at V&A Waterfront

Makeka Design Lab in joint venture with VDMMA have been appointed for the design of Silo 3 and 4, two mixed use buildings consisting of retail and high-end residential apartments. The buildings form part of the Silo District Developments surrounding the Zeitz MOCAA situated at the heart of the Precinct. Silo Square will provide a […]


Cape Town plans to introduce electric buses


The City of Cape Town says it will next month advertise a multimillion-rand tender for the procurement of a fleet of 12m-long electric buses, in line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The city is also considering electric double-decker buses for longer distance trips. The tender, worth R50m over two years, specifies that the electric buses […]


Two Rivers Urban Park: Cape Town’s ambition to plan well-located sustainable city for 20,000

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer )

The City’s Mayoral Committee on 19 January 2016, recommended that Council support the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) relating to the TRUP Project, between the City, the Western Cape Government (WCG), and the […]


Cape Town International Convention Centre: Construction progress at the 10,000sqm expansion

The main construction for the Cape Town International Convention Centre started in February of 2015, with work scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016.


Century City conference centre to open in February 2016

The Century City Conference Centre has a total capacity of 1900 guests across 20 venues. The Conference Centre and the 125 room hotel with ground floor restaurants and bistros will front onto a large square which is destined to become the “new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City”. The new hotel will bring the […]