House prices in the Northern Cape are reflecting robust growth as the demand for residential accommodation outstrips supply.

Properties will be auctioned separately first and then offered as a unit.

Two farms will be sold on Auction along with all other property, game and livestock in Kimberley on 12 September 2014

Bonatla announces the acquisition of a 75.1% stake in Namavect Proprietary in a share-swap deal.

After more than half a decade of construction moratoriums, Kimberley is once again seeing the start of significant commercial property development thanks to the commencement of construction on the Montrio Corporate Park in the popular Monument Heights area of the city

Friday, 02 October 2009 02:00

Kimberley complex sells for R19m


A RETAIL and office block in Kimberley and redevelopment land at Pomona accounted for exciting bidding at a property auction yesterday, but it was the Bedfordview mansion of Teazers owner Lolly Jackson that captured the imagination of serious bidders and most of the spectators.

Friday, 25 September 2009 02:00

Kimberley centre the star of the sale


A RETAIL and office block in Kimberley will be the main attraction at the Savile Row property auction next Thursday, when the Bedfordview mansion of Lolly Jackson comes under the hammer as well in what appears to be a more optimistic market.

Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:00

Prototype prison close to completion

The construction of the new medium security correctional centre at Kimberley is nearing completion. The facility will provide accommodation for 3 000 adult male offenders

Construction IndustryContractor Grinaker-LTA, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Aveng Group, has announced that it’s on track to handover the prototype prison in July this year. The firm’s R821-million construction contract is being undertaken in a joint venture with BEE company Keren Kula construction.

The contract has created significant employment opportunities in the area, with 1 400 people employed on site at its peak. Of these, 140 are ex-offenders, reports Cyril Kitching, senior contracts manager at Grinaker-LTA Building Inland.

Situated on Griekwastad Road, 1 km outside Kimberley, the prison features a design that’s planned to serve as a model for other new correctional facilities in South Africa. “The design is based on the focal point of the layout being the 10m wide ‘street’, which serves as the main corridor for the movement of people and the transportation of goods,” Kitching explains. A central control room is situated in the middle, to monitor this thoroughfare, with additional control rooms at each end of the “street”. Various buildings are situated on either side of it, including medical and education facilities, bakery and textile factory, a vocational training centre, multi-purpose hall, kitchen, laundry, social workers’ units and segregation unit.

“The 12 accommodation blocks and three recreation centres are situated behind these buildings, on both sides of the street,” states Kitching. Visitors’ and administration buildings, stores warehouse, offices and a garage for state vehicles also form part of the complex. Sports fields are being established.

Kitching says that the buildings are generally reinforced concrete structures with brick walls. Roofs are timber or structural steel with sheet metal covering and concrete roofs over secure areas. The prison complex comprises buildings totalling more than 41 574 m2 in size.

In addition to utilising local labourers, sub-contractors and suppliers wherever possible on this contract, Grinaker-LTA also offered a special HIV/Aids awareness programme in which all workers participated. In addition, the contractor worked with the National Youth Service and Training Programme to offer training and employment opportunities to youngsters aspiring to work in the construction industry. A total of 98 youths were trained in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and painting. The current labour force on this contract consists of 1 287 workers, of which 870 are from the local community and 149 are women, Kitching reports. “We make use of 31 subcontractors, which range from independent subcontractors and domestic subcontractors to nominated subcontractors doing specialised work such as electrical and mechanical installations. A huge number of suppliers are being used, most of which are local enterprises,” he concludes.


Friday, 21 November 2008 02:00

Kimberley properties on the market

The Alliance Group is offering two prime Kimberley properties on auction on November 26 in Johannesburg.

Friday, 26 September 2008 02:00

First for Alliance, Bloemfontein

Properties in Kimberley and Bloemfontein will be in the spotlight at the Alliance Group’s auctions this month, where 13 retail and office blocks and a parking garage will be on offer.

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