Since the opening of its Eco-Centre three years ago, Intaka Island, the 16ha wetlands nature reserve in the heart of Century City which is rich in plant and bird life, has rapidly become a sought-after function venue.
The thatched roof, multi-functional Eco-Centre, which was funded by corporate donations, offers a variety of venues that can be hired out for suitable functions and in so doing help cover the overheads of its core environmental educational work and events.
The main activity venue within the Eco-Centre ... Read on... »
The Eco-Centre, which is an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly building, is aiming to be completely powered by renewable energy shortly..
Currently about half of its energy requirements is powered by renewable energy, in particular by solar panels and a new larger wind turbine which comes on stream in September/October this year should enable the Eco-Centre to be completely off the grid.
Eco-Centre Manager, Dale Greenberg, says that the Eco-Centre structure itself was built with as many environmentally friendly materials as possible. Thatch roofs ... Read on... »
Century City leads with green buildings
Century City is at the forefront of sustainable development aimed at reducing the precinct’s carbon footprint.
It is home to the first 5 Star Green Star rated building, Aurecon, which was developed by the Rabie Property Group, a second 5 Star Green Star rated building, Chevron, as well as two 4-Star Green Star rated buildings - the Business Centre and Philip Morris, both of which were also developed by Rabie.
Chevron, the Business Centre and Philip Morris have all received Green Star Ratings in the v1 Design ... Read on... »
Oasis residents Sham and Kruben Moodliar achieved a lifetime goal of hiking to Base Camp of Mount Everest – an altitude of 5364 metres more than five times higher than Table Mountain!
After months of gruelling training and 16 days of trekking they reached the South Base Camp on Kruben’s 71st birthday -on September 21.
“Averaging 12 to 14 hours of climbing daily, it was 200% more difficult than we ever imagined it would be,” says Sham.
“But we had set our minds to it and there was no way either of us was going to give up and when times ... Read on... »
The quick arrest of two suspects in the i-Store robbery in Canal Walk last week was thanks to the strong working relationship between SAPS and the security personnel of both Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) and Canal Walk
In fact it was CCPOA CCTV footage and an alert manager in the CCPOA’s Control Centre who identified one of the vehicles used in the crime that led directly to the arrests.
Security at Century City works on a three-tier system. Firstly the CCPOA is responsible for security in the common areas or in other words, the public ... Read on... »
Sales frenzy as Mayfair Gardens sells out at pre-launch
All 70 units in Mayfair Gardens at Century City, Cape Town were sold out within 45 minutes at the VIP pre-launch function last night.
“It is unprecedented. The last time we saw anything near this level of frenzied buying was with The Island Club launch at Century City 10 years ago,” says John Chapman, a director of the developer, Rabie Property Group.
“It was nothing short of phenomenal with more than 200 people - all of whom were serious buyers - pouring into the ... Read on... »
If you see a fire engine in the Ratanga precinct over the next couple of days don’t be alarmed as it is just a site inspection by the Fire Department to familiarise themselves with the venue. The exercise is part of the Department’s emergency preparedness programme.
Century City Business Centre turns 1 year old today.
The Century City Business Centre, which opened its doors on the 1st of October 2013, has officially turned one year old.
Ceri James, Group Market Director, says looking back it's been another great year for The Business Centre Group as a whole, with their most recent achievement being the success of The Century City Business Centre, which is now sitting at just over 85% occupancy of its 370 workstations.
“Being a predominantly Johannesburg based serviced office business, we weren't quite ... Read on... »
Von Seidels, the largest full-service Intellectual Property law firm in the Western Cape has moved into its new larger Century City offices, 1 Park Close overlooking the Central Park Oval.
Founded in 2007 by six partners who were previously with Bowman Gilfillan’s IP department, Von Seidels, has since established itself as a leading IP law firm winning a number of awards. It specializes in protecting and enforcing IP rights in South Africa and throughout the rest of Africa.
The law practice originally occupied 600 square metre offices in The Estuaries ... Read on... »
Ivan Kruger, one of Century City sports ambassadors, and partner Graeme Solomon finished seventh overall in the recently held Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon (GKCM).
The GKCM is a kayaking race that takes place annually on the Orange River from Upington to Augrabies with this year’s race attracting a record number of entrants including international paddlers from the Czeck Republic and Sweden.
This is Ivan’s record of the event.
A furious start saw the Czeck boat taking an early lead and claiming ... Read on... »
The number of sustainable buildings registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) and either awarded or awaiting a Green Star rating is growing exponentially.
Two recent additions being developed by AssetMatrix are Estuaries Plaza, now rebranded Old Mutual Wealth, and No 17 Park Lane.
Old Mutual Wealth is being developed on a high visibility site on the corner of Ox Bow and Heron Crescent, and offers a beautifully balanced combination of luxury and environmental awareness
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Sibongiseni Buyangane, one of the rising stars at the Century City Property Owners’ Association Intaka Island Eco-Center, was among 26 speakers who participated in this year’s Career Day at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park held last Saturday.
The speakers were divided into three groups according to the subjects needed to qualify for a career in that field.
Sibongiseni, who spoke on Environmental Conservation, was one of eight speakers falling in the General Cluster which also included a personal trainer, a property broker, a sales manager, a plumber, a ... Read on... »
The external walls of the Paradesi Place of Safety for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and adjoining playground in Joe Slovo Park are a lot brighter thanks to the combined efforts of staff from the Century City Property Owners’ Association and the Rabie Property Group.
The group of around 60 Picasso wannabes undertook the painting in shifts throughout the day last Friday. They had initially intended doing this as part of their 67 minute pledge for Mandela Day but were ... Read on... »
Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) joined forces with Rabie Property Group on Mandela Day, July 18 to make hundreds of sandwiches and treat packs that they then distributed to an orphanage, crèche and other hungry children in Joe Slovo in Milnerton.
Spokeswoman for the group, Maggie Rowley, said they had been set to assist an NGO, Clean C, paint walls, containers and a playground for the Masikuleleke crèche and Paradesi Place of Safety for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the township for their 67 minutes for Mandela this year.
Century City is further reducing its carbon footprint by rolling out LED lighting on the pedestrian pathways within the precinct with plans to extend this to street lights in the short to medium term.
Gordon Ralph, facilities and infrastructure manager for the Century City Property Owners’ Association, said that a pilot project comprising 58 pedestrian pathway lights along a 1km stretch between KnightsBridge and Waterview Park had recently been implemented and had yielded significant results.
A 50m section of the right hand lane on Ratanga Road in the direction of Milnerton will be closed intermittently over the next four weeks so a break in the median island can be constructed to allow access to the new MyCiTi bus terminus, which is currently also under construction.
The right hand lane will be closed between the taxi rank entrance and Link Road from Thursday 3 July 2014.
The lane closure is not expected to impact peak hour traffic in the mornings. However, afternoon peak hour traffic will be closely monitored and, if deemed necessary, contractors’ operating ... Read on... »