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Plastic bags soon to be BANNED at Sandton shops!

Plastic bags soon to be BANNED at Sandton shops!

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by May 15, 2019 News, Shops

This week’s round-up of local Sandton news includes:

  • Plastic bags soon to be banned at Sandton City and other local malls
  • First phase of Sandton’s new R3 billion smart eco-city (Sandton Gate) is almost complete
  • Education Innovation Summit heads to The Hilton, Sandton on 29 May
  • Gautrain price increase from 1 June 2019
  • Sandton, Bryanston already have a glut of offices — and Rosebank is next, says Investec
  • Lanser’s on Main: Bryanston’s newest bistro

Plastic bags soon to be banned at Sandton City and other local malls

According to Business Insider South Africa, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), which owns some of South Africa’s top shopping malls, will implement a ‘no plastic shopping bag’ policy by 1 January 2020. Almost 2,000 tenants at Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Melrose Arch and the Eastgate complex may be affected. Read more.

First phase of Sandton’s new R3 billion smart eco-city (Sandton Gate) is almost complete

Business Tech writes that confirmed tenants will call Sandton Gate home as of 1 November 2019.

The developers have redesigned phase two to include more retail offerings that will include a grocery store and pharmacy as anchor tenants, as well as a hotel and a holistic medical offering. Read more.

Education Innovation Summit heads to The Hilton, Sandton on 29 May

Under the theme “Preparing Africa for a Tech-Driven Future” the Education Innovation Summit 2019 aims to create opportunities for meaningful and valuable discourse through interactive roundtable discussions and case studies from top academics, technology leaders, education regulators and EduTech entrepreneurs- all sharing their expertise and experiences with emerging technologies in the education sector. Read more.

Gautrain price increase from 1 June 2019

According to this article, The most expensive one-way ticket is from Pretoria/Hatfield to OR Tambo and will cost R192 – an increase of R9 for the same trip in 2018.

This includes a new minimum requirement of R30 on your Gautrain card to use the service.

Sandton, Bryanston already have a glut of offices — and Rosebank is next, says Investec

Business Insider South Africa writes that the Investec Property Fund has reported a negative rental reversion rate for the past six months – which means that lower rents were secured than before.

The fund says this is due in part to an oversupply of offices in Sandton and Bryanston, with Rosebank also increasingly seeing a glut offices. Read more.

Lanser’s on Main: Bryanston’s newest bistro

This article on IOL has made us all keen to try Lanser’s on Main (over the road from the Didata Campus). True to bistro origins, Lanser’s serves delicious French and Italian home-style cooking with a tasty twist. Read more.

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