Joburg gets R2bn development boost: ABSA Towers Main and Jewel City to be redeveloped and linked to Maboneng

By: Ujuh Reporter A new center shall rise on the eastern edges of the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) on the back of a R2 billion property investment into mixed use developments linking the the Absa Towers, Jewel City and Maboneng precincts. Anchored by multitudes of affordable housing units, the project promises to change the … Read moreJoburg gets R2bn development boost: ABSA Towers Main and Jewel City to be redeveloped and linked to Maboneng

Kwa-Thema, Springs, gets a new R205 million shopping center: Promises jobs and development

By: SATopShops A new R205 million shopping center; anchored by Shoprite, Builders, Pep and Rage; is about to open its trading doors after experiencing long delays in its development phase in Springs, on the eastern edges of the Kwa-Thema township. The Junction@Kwa-Thema promises to anchor a new suburban feel and to jump-start economic activity and … Read moreKwa-Thema, Springs, gets a new R205 million shopping center: Promises jobs and development

Buying repossessed property: How does it work? Is it worth it?

PBM You may have been part of dinner table talk about the ‘great value’ that comes with buying repossessed residential property and you’re now tempted to get one for yourself. Here’s what you need to know: The benefits and the risks of the repossessed property path. These are largely drawn from views expressed by Adrian Goslett, regional director … Read moreBuying repossessed property: How does it work? Is it worth it?

A snazzy Burberry jacket from a slick trader sets the scene for a changing Johannesburg City

By: Vula Mthimkhulu I got myself a snazzy Burberry puffer jacket on the corner Lilian Ngoyi and Mirriam Makeba in Newtown, the cultural hub on the southern edges of the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD). I paid R450.00 for the second-hand jacket with a minor default. I’ll rock it one of these days to heat … Read moreA snazzy Burberry jacket from a slick trader sets the scene for a changing Johannesburg City

A story of two Cubas: Bar/Lounges battle it out in a tough Johannesburg market

SATopShops A story of two Cubas is unfolding in Midrand, a suburban settlement between Johannesburg and Pretoria, to add spice into an already tight shopping centres fight. But it could also be seen as part of the unfolding fabulous story of a ‘trillion dollar’ corridor that’s connecting the two cities. A Cubana bar/lounge has just … Read moreA story of two Cubas: Bar/Lounges battle it out in a tough Johannesburg market

Blue Valley Convenience Centre opens trading doors in the Midrand/Centurion

Ujuh Reporter A new mini shopping centre anchored by Spar has popped up on the backside of the luxurious Blue Valley Golf Estate on the border of Midrand and Centurion to further tighten up the shopping centre market. The Blue Valley Convenience Centre is located on the western edges of the luxurious residential estate and … Read moreBlue Valley Convenience Centre opens trading doors in the Midrand/Centurion

Delta Property Fund counts on Nxesi to sort out leasing issues

SATopShops Delta Property Fund, a JSE listed entity with significant exposure to government/public sector tenants is counting on the commitment made by the minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi, to sort out the department’s leasing chaos. A process of reviewing the department’s leasing practices, with an eye of of ensuring government is not charged exorbitant rates … Read moreDelta Property Fund counts on Nxesi to sort out leasing issues

Vukile Property Fund thrives on rural retail market factor

SATopShops Vukile Property Fund, a JSE listed retail property entity,  continues to thrive on what it calls a ‘defensive portfolio’ that features a considerable exposure to South Africa’s rural retail markets. The defensive nature of the portfolio became clear is made clear in the financial results for the year ended March. Small regional and community … Read moreVukile Property Fund thrives on rural retail market factor

Liquor Entrance takes on Pick n’ Pay in Blue Hills Shopping Centre

By: SATopShops The Blue Hills Shopping Centre in Midrand hosts an intriguing competition between Pick n’ Pay Liquor and what looks like a boutique bottle-store titled Liquor Entrance, a sister shop to Liquor Butchery which also stands to challenge the Ackermans’ operation in the same centre. It’s a strange standoff for such a small shopping … Read moreLiquor Entrance takes on Pick n’ Pay in Blue Hills Shopping Centre

Being ‘woke’ at Fridays’ in Blue Hills: But the food can be better

Vula Mthimkhulu I get the sense that Fridays, a lounging restaurant type of an establishment in Blue Hills Shopping Center, Midrand, can be huge. It’s the music, low volumed deep house, in the background of a Katzys wannabe ambience, which gives me the ideas. And off-course, there’s the curious name of the place, Fridays. But I’m … Read moreBeing ‘woke’ at Fridays’ in Blue Hills: But the food can be better