New sign on Ballito promenade

New signs have been installed on the Ballito promenade and are looking really good. The older signs have been removed.

What makes a public space great?

Great public spaces like beaches, parks, squares and pavements are characterised by what they offer the people who use them every day. From cleanliness to security, sociability and amenities on offer, there are various factors that help to create the…

How have mixed-use developments weathered the pandemic?

When it comes to weathering the pandemic the saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ rings true. And same can be said for mixed-use developments that feature various elements making them more resilient to change. Frank Reardon, chief…

Our heritage: Precincts that bind communities

From Table Mountain to the isiMangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa is certainly not short of world heritage sites. Similarly our public spaces are also filled with natural, cultural and historical gems that serve to bind our communities on common ground.…

Ballito Promenade Clean Up

The Ballito UIP Cleaning and Greening team is busy with a major promenade clean-up. We are also glad to report that the promenade ablutions will be revamped in early October. Watch this space for the revamp pics!

Ballito UIP maintenance keeps the precinct looking good

There’s been plenty of maintenance activity lately as we continue with our efforts to keep the precinct looking great. Straightening signs, removing graffiti, fixing lights, painting curbs and repairing promenade planks are all in a week’s work. A big thank…

Bollards Being Maintained By BUIP Team

The Ballito UIP maintenance team is currently straightening and replacing bollards as required in the precinct, with stock on hand. Besides it’s aesthetic advantages, the bollards protect the storm water drains from damage and when placed on sidewalks, helps protect pedestrians.

Cleaning And Greening Around The Precinct

This week we continued with cleaning and greening around the precinct including the promenade, P445, Garlicke Drive and the lower Ballito CBD. Ballito is looking ship shape!  

Lockdown reveals the benefits of managed precincts

Comfortably a month into lockdown level three, the deserted streets of April and May are a distant memory. In June, the Ballito UIP heartily welcomed the opening of businesses and the return of people to the precinct. But more human…