South Africa is home to 15 million sqm of office space, while the rest of Africa, including North and Sub-Saharan Africa, contains a mere six million sqm, according to a report by Jones Lang Salle. But this is set to change. Africa is witnessing a remarkable growth of its city economies, with a rate of urbanisation that in some areas is pushing 9% a year. The commercial real estate sector in Africa has been described as “poised for lift off” by expert analysts. But how will the continent capitalise on this sector to ensure that property markets foster economic growth and development?
Nina Dube, one of the first property studies students who graduated from UCT in 2001, has been recognised for the significant role that she plays within Barclays Africa (ABSA), and who in a short space of time has moved through the ranks to fulfil an often difficult and challenging position. At a gala dinner held in October, Dube received the Young Achiever Award (under 35) from the Women’s Property Network.
A decision today on the examination timetable has been made at a Senate Executive meeting with chairs of faculty student councils and representation of the Academics Union.
The examinations will be taking place from Tuesday 10 November to Friday 27 November 2015. The timetable will follow the same sequence as the final published timetable for examinations starting 27 October.
A team from the Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have successfully broken the longstanding Class A Water Rocket World Altitude Record by a massive 33%.
“It is the first world record in rocketry set by a South African university that I am aware of,” says Professor Arnaud Malan, Department of Science and Technology South African Research Chair in Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics, who led the research group, “and definitely the first appearance South Africa has made on the international water rocket scene.”