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Gateway office workers evacuated within minutes!

Gateway office workers evacuated within minutes!

A quick thinking Securitas guard and a swift response team from the Century City Property Owners’ Association managed to evacuate the Gatehouse office block at Century City within minutes after a contractor’s vehicle caught alight in the parking garage on Thursday March 12.

Marinus Boshoff, Century City’s new appointed Safety and Security Manager, said the Securitas guard had alerted the Century City Control Room and the CCPOA despatched two response vehicles to the scene ...
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Managing Traffic Flows

Any successful mixed-use development of the size of Century City, particularly one that includes a major regional shopping centre, generates heavy traffic flows especially in the morning and afternoon peaks and over holiday periods.

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the CCPOA, says that apart from the odd occasion when a major traffic incident in Century City or a bottleneck on the surrounding national and/or arterial roads has adversely impacted on Century City  traffic flows, traffic ...
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Century City prepared for festive season

Century City is gearing up for yet another bumper festive season.

The CCPOA-driven Operational Management Forum, which co-ordinates and facilitates law enforcement, security, traffic and disaster management issues within Century City, has been proactively preparing for the Festive Season.  

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the CCPOA, says representatives from Canal Walk, Ratanga Junction, SAPS and Century City security recently had met with CCPOA management to update the plan.

In terms of traffic, all the signalized intersections are on the SCOOT system which results ...
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Canal Walk Security Measures

In light of the recent spate of mall robberies in the centre and other malls around the Western Cape, Canal Walk has tightened security measures to ensure the safety of both tenants and the public.

“The series of incidents that have occurred at Canal Walk and other shopping centres in Cape Town are a huge concern to us. We take security extremely seriously,” said Canal Walk's CEO Gavin Wood. “

Due to the increase in shopping mall robberies and change in the crime pattern, a full-risk assessment of the shopping mall was conducted. Based on the findings ...
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Intaka Island now a sought-after function venue

Intaka Island now a sought-after function venue

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 ...
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Green powered

Green powered
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 ...
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Century City leads with green buildings

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 ...
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Oasis couple make it to Everest base camp and bac

Oasis couple make it to Everest base camp and bac


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 ...
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Century City security help nab robbery suspects

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 ...
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Sales frenzy as Mayfair Gardens sells out at pre-launch

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 ...
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Fire Department pays site visit to Ratanga

Fire Department pays site visit to Ratanga

Fire Department pays site visit to Ratanga

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. 


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Century City Business Centre turns 1 year old today!

Century City Business Centre turns 1 year old today!

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 ...
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Arbor Day….growing trees for the community

Intaka Island Eco-Centre hosted more than 80 Grade 10 Life Science and Agricultural Science learners from Sinenjongo over two days to celebrate Arbor Week.

Dale Greenberg, newly appointed Eco-Centre Manager, said Arbor Week was an opportune time to call on the learners to plant indigenous trees as an educational, practical ...
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Von Seidels expands into new larger offices

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 ...
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Century City canoeists shine at Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

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.
Day 1-30km
A furious start saw the Czeck boat taking an early lead and claiming ...
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Green buildings growing exponentially

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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CCPOA speaker takes part in Sinenjongo High School’s Careers Day.

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 ...
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Brightening up Joe Slovo

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 ...
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Ratanga special for Century City corporates

Ratanga Junction Theme Park is offering Century City-based corporates a special package of R50 000 for entry for 500 people on November 1.
 
Jenni Vermaas of Ratanga says this amounts to a 42% discount providing an ideal opportunity for local companies to entertain their staff, their families, their charities and/or their clients.
 
“It also allows companies a unique concept for their year end celebrations and to include social responsibility guests.”
 
The package allows for 500 rider tickets (either Full or Mini Adventurer). ...
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