2202, 2017

A new TV show, Pimp my Bizz

An all-new 8-part business education series, Pimp My Bizz, aired on Saturday and Sunday 11 and 12 February In the premiere episode of the new series cameras travel to the Newtown district of Johannesburg, where six creative entrepreneurs called upon business training expert Brian Simelane, CEO and founder of LearningSims, to inject some much needed business skills into their companies. Click here for all the behind-the-scenes activities on Facebook: Click here for a sneak peek of the new series Pimp My Bizz. “We’re delivering eight episodes of awe-inspiring business techniques and know-how that will leave viewers informed and entertained,” said [...]

1402, 2017

The march of progress at Richmond Park

Down in the beautiful Cape, Atterbury’s massive Richmond Park development project is progressing on schedule, and the first tenants have been signed. We got the lowdown from Derrick Pautz, the development project manager and Mia Kitshoff,who recently relocated to Stellenbosch assuming responsibility for our growing Western Cape leasing portfolio. Derrick, what progress has been made on the site since we last spoke? Is everything on track? The upgrading of Plattekloof Road is progressing well. We have also commenced with the construction of phase one of the internal roads which are due to be complete by June. Construction of the storm-water [...]

902, 2017

Countdown to Kumasi City Mall opening

Atterbury is fast becoming a Ghanaian mall expert, with two months to go until the opening of the brand-new Kumasi City Mall. It’s the fourth mall to be developed or upgraded by Atterbury in Ghana, and the first one outside of the capital, Accra. We spoke to local man on the ground, Roux Gerber, Cobus van Heerden, Atterbury Retail Director and Hannatjie Ludick from AttAfrica about the project. Almost finished… when exactly does the mall open? We are almost there! The Kumasi City Mall opens its doors to the public on 20 April 2017 and the countdown has started. The [...]

702, 2017

Old Mutual and Atterbury: partners in expansion

Atterbury has just signed four major development deals with Old Mutual, for projects in Johannesburg as well as in Cape Town. We got all the background details from Old Mutual Chief Investment Officer, Hein Smit, Atterbury Property Fund CEO, Wouter de Vos and Atterbury Commercial and Industrial Director, Coenie Bezuidenhout. Hein, Old Mutual has its own development division, so what made you decide to partner with Atterbury for these deals? HS: We recognise Atterbury as one of the most successful developers in South Africa, and when the opportunity arose to partner with them to develop Old Mint Park, our land [...]

2601, 2017

Allen Swiegers joins Atterbury Property Fund Board of Directors

Atterbury Property Fund has appointed Allen Swiegers as the new Chairman of the Atterbury Property Fund Board of Directors. Positioned to add value to Atterbury’s newly launched real estate holding fund, Swiegers’s esteemed career started 33 years ago with Deloitte after completing his BCom degree and his BCom (Hons) (Acc) and CTA at the University of Pretoria. Swiegers joined Deloitte in 1984 as a trainee accountant where he successfully completed his Board Exam that same year, joining the partnership only four and a half years later. His career at Deloitte included a succession of senior positions starting with taking charge [...]

2601, 2017

The dream canteen team

Someone once said that the way to a happy workforce is through their stomachs, and the Atterbury family is lucky enough to have a world class canteen to keep hunger pangs at bay. We spoke to Mia Lategan, who leads the dream canteen team… How long have you been working for Atterbury and how did your paths cross originally? This year is my sixth year! I met Louis [Van der Watt, the CEO] at an event and he mentioned that he had the idea to establish a canteen in the new Atterbury building… and voilà, Atterbury Canteen was born! Who [...]

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