January 16

Video: “R140bn mini city ready to become reality” – eNCA

A segment on Cape Town’s urban edge amendment and how it paves the way for the Wescape development was broadcast on eNCA on 14 January 2014.  eNCA’s Roderick Macleod interviewed Professor Vanessa Watson from the UCT City and Regional Planning Programme as well as Western Cape MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. (Video via eNCA)

January 15

Urban Edge Amendment: Official Announcement

Below is the official media statement for the urban edge amendment made by Western Cape MEC for Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell on 13 January 2014 (via gctca).   STATEMENT BY ANTON BREDELL, MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REGARDING THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF THE CAPE TOWN SPATIAL.

January 14

Wescape gets Green Light

Provincial Planning MEC Anton Bredell announced today that the application to adjust the urban edge to include the proposed site for the Wescape development has been approved. The story covered in the Cape Argus is featured below (via iol):   Yay and Nay for Major Cape Projects Cape Town – The controversial proposal to develop the.

January 14

Wescape Project may Start 2016

Following the announcement that Cape Town’s urban edge was amended to include the Wescape development site, Eyewitness News spoke to communiTgrow Chairperson, Gita Goven.   Wescape Project may Start 2016 CAPE TOWN – A Cape Town developer behind plans to build a mini-city on the West Coast says if all goes well it hopes to start construction.

January 14

Green Light for Wescape

Below is the article featured in the Cape Times regarding the approval of city council’s application to change urban edge, paving the way for the R140bn development of Wescape.  

December 4

Cape Argus: Koeberg threat to R140bn project

The Cape Argus reports on planning concerns around the 16km emergency planning zone around Koeberg nuclear power station and the development of the West Coast corridor. Applications for private and government developments, including Wescape, are affected by its proximity. The article makes reference to the need for an evacuation plan that considers all stakeholders, and.

November 21

eProp: Launch of R24-billion housing development south of Johannesburg

eProp Commercial Property News released this article about the new Savanna City development in Gauteng. Construction has begun on the R24-billion Savanna City lifestyle housing development situated near Orange Farm, 35km outside of Johannesburg.  The Premier of Gauteng, Nomvula Mokonyane, launched the ground-breaking ceremony which took place today and was attended by dignitaries from Government,.

November 19

Finweek: Affordable Housing Market

The Befriend the Trend section in the current Finweek is dedicated to the expected growth in the affordable housing market specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. Soula Proxenos, a managing partner at of International Housing Solutions (IHS), offers insight.

June 30

Cape Times: City limits needn’t stifle ideas

City limits needn’t stifle ideas by Rory Willliams The Wescape proposal for developing the West Coast corridor between Melkbosstrand and Atlantis has become a rallying point for those who oppose outward expansion of the city. Among urban and regional planners, it is obvious that urban sprawl has inherent inefficiencies in providing and maintaining an ever-growing.