The 1st Bothasig Rovers
The annual district orienteering competition for Scout troops in surrounding suburbs was held by the 1st Bothasig Rovers on Intaka Island earlier this month.
In all, 13 teams participated with the event taking place in the dark to add an extra challenge.
Damon Hope, an Intaka Ranger and a member of the 1st Bothasig Rovers, said the scout groups ... Read on... »
Intaka Island, the award-winning nature conservation wetlands and Eco-Centre at Century City, celebrated Arbor Week this week with a special programme for learners from Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo.
Intaka Eco-Centre manager, Adél van Wyk, said for the second consecutive year groups of Grade 10 Life Science students had spent a fun day on the island learning about trees, the vital role they play in the lives of people and how they contribute to a green, dignified and healthy ... Read on... »
Staff from the Century City Property Owners’ Association – the non-profit company responsible for the day to day running of Century City, Rabie Property Group and Ratanga Junction joined forces today with ... Read on... »
Bianca Beavitt, sponsored by the Century City Property Owners’ Association, was the runaway winner of the women’s race in the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon which ended on Saturday. Bianca Beavitt kept a firm grip on the women’s race from the outset and the determined competitor charged in to Velddrif unchallenged to claim her maiden Berg title.
“It’s amazing to get to the end and see everyone’s smiles of relief!” said Beavitt. “Coming towards the finish line I just ... Read on... »
Bianca Beavitt, the Century City paddler sponsored by the Century City Property Owners’ Association, won the first leg of the women’s 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon yesterday.
According to an article by Kyle Gilham of Gameplan Media, who is covering the event, there was little other women competitors could do “to counter the dominance of the Century City competitor who wasted little time in powering her way to a commanding stage ... Read on... »
The Century City Conference Centre, part of a new, green, R1billion mixed-use development under construction in the burgeoning precinct, is on track to open in February 2016 and the first bookings have been confirmed.
According to Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser, joint CEOs of the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel (Pty) Ltd, construction was on schedule and they anticipated taking handover of the buildings in November this year ... Read on... »
Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park received a splash of colour this weekend. Staff from Amazon.com and learners from the High School took to paint brushes and brightly coloured paint to lighten up the school’s prefabricated classrooms this weekend. Lunches, on both Saturday and Sunday, were provided by Ratanga Junction with the CCPOA ensuring the meals were delivered. The school is sponsored by a number of Century City stakeholders, including the Rabie Property Group which adopted ... Read on... »
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 ... Read on... »
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 ... Read on... »
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 ... Read on... »
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... »