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…

A busy week for the BUIP maintenance team

The Ballito UIP maintenance team had a busy week with plenty of maintenance work around the precinct. The team cut the grass on along the promenade, M4 and Ballito Business Park while new gardens were planted in the Lower Ballito…

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 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.

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…

Suggested Workplace Protection Protocols

With the government’s risk adjusted approach to getting South Africa back to work, all businesses are required to take extra health precautions as they return to their work spaces. Our Suggested Workplace Protection Protocols provide comprehensive guidelines and important information…
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