The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Africa’s tallest building to be constructed in the heart of Tshwane

Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, speaking to delegates at a  Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference (TITIIC)

 

25 May 2012

 

The City of Tshwane intends to transform Centurion into a new economy that will attract international commercial interest.  Plans are underway for a modern, technologically advanced, cutting edge development project in the heart of Centurion.

 

This will take place through the creation of an African and, indeed, global landmark  which will be known as Centurion Symbio-City, and will incorporate the tallest building in Africa, consisting of two office and one residential tower, and will also include hotel and retail facilities.

 

Tshwane, the largest metropole in South Africa and the third-largest municipality in the world, is home to 132 embassies and four universities. According to Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, speaking to delegates at a  Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference (TITIIC) networking session, timing has never been more appropriate to leverage the economy that Tshwane is contributing towards South Africa’s growth. He says that the tallest tower will reach an immense 110 storeys, and will be flanked by two towers of 80 and 60 floors. The total height of the tallest tower will be 447 metres.

 

The Symbio-City development will be built on and around Centurion Lake on 10 hectares of land. The Mayor says that this is the best location in Tshwane to be transformed into a new economy.

 

“The location is between the Ben Schoeman Highway and the N1 Highway corridor and is adjacent to the Gautrain Station. It is an environment currently surrounded by businesses, offices and residential and commercial facilities. This locality in Gauteng, which as a province is the 4th largest economy in Africa, has immense potential waiting to be unlocked.”

 

Councillor Ramokgopa says that the Symbio-City development will offer high quality living experiences in which people will want to live and invest. “The development is a reflection of the range of economic opportunities, cultural experiences, safety and a quality physical environment that Tshwane offers.

 

“The availability of a variety of effective and efficiently provided public services, as well as affordable and green commuting options and amenities are all important factors in creating a high quality living experience. The construction of this development will also assist towards job creation, by generating in excess of 10 000 jobs during construction and in excess of 4 000 sustainable jobs post construction.”

 

He explains that Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni are the extremities of the Golden Economic Triangle of Gauteng. Centurion is positioned within the development corridors linking these cities and thus it will be a major player in the proposed high intensity developments which are destined to take place in the region. “With 57% of the local labour force in the area being involved in professional and related occupations, all suburbs in the trade area are predominantly middle-to-high income suburbs.

 

“The construction and development of Centurion Symbio-City will contribute towards a new chapter for the City of Tshwane, developing the city into a first class destination for both visitors and residents,” concludes Councillor Ramokgopa.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

August 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doing Business in Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria in partnership with the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) organized a trade and investment promotion... <|> Daesh defeated Daesh, the extremist group that occupied the city of Mosul in Iraq has been defeated, said Ambassador Dr Saad Jawad Kindeel of Iraq to South Africa at a press conference held at the... <|> 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt 4 August 2017 H.E. Ambassador Sherif Issa and Madame Dina Zeidan hosted a reception on the occasion of the 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of... <|> Vietnam Cuisine Week Ambassador Vu Van Dzung of Vietnam in South Africa hosted the opening of the Vietnam Cuisine Week at Saigon Restaurant in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The Embassy of Vietnam is... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole is what intrigued Dr Navin Naidoo to go into the world of Diamonds... <|> The United Nations stands with South Africa’s women 9 August 2017 Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa extends its warm wishes to the women of South Africa on the... <|> UAE Embassy Women's Day initiative The staff at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in South Africa visited the Youth for Survival shelter on Women's Day and donated goods. The donation included... <|> H.E. Ambassador-Designate Lin Songtian arrives in SA Speaking to the press upon his arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Ambassador–Designate Lin Songtian said he is back in... <|> Independence Day of Bolivia 6 August 2017 Bolivia signed its declaration of independence on August 6, 1825 and marked the first Independence Day for Bolivia. On Sunday, the Bolivian community... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.