Town Planning Projects
During the past 35 years we have been involved in many Town Planning activities such as township establishments in the Brits and Hartbeespoort areas (known as Madibeng), amendment schemes, business applications, consent use applications, et cetera. We planned and established more than thirty townships in the area of which Brits Extensions 24, 33, 37, 40, 44, 45, 51, 54, 57, 58, 62, 70, 72, 75, 76, 92, 100, 120, 121, 122, 127, 130, 135, Elandsrand Extension 6, Melodie Extensions 2, 5, 16, 22, 26, 31, 33, 36, 44 Mont Rouge, Kosmos Extension 7 (Leloko Estate), Mount Grace Country Estate and Maretlwane Country Estate (1000 stands next to Mooinooi) were part. Kosmos Extension 7 is one of the largest township establishment in the Hartebeespoort area, comprising of ± 2 000 building sites.
Another large township establishment was Zilkaats Estate - a development south of Brits next to the N4 Toll road which comprises of ±1 000 erven in a low density development and which was approved in May 2007. We also submitted an application for Zilkaats Estate X 3 comprising of another ± 1 000 units. Unfortunately, due to the recession of 2008, the development was not completed.
The above mentioned townships includes of a wide spectrum of zonings, including residential, business, industrial, filling stations, schools, recreational sites, etc. Andreas du Preez has gained a lot of experience in township establishment over the years and maintains a good working relationship with all the officials who process the applications after submission in the different Municipalities and government departments.
We have been involved with various rezonings of erven, as well as farm portions, to obtain land use rights for industrial sites, wedding venues, offices, place for the auction of wildlife and game, guest houses, a road house development, etc. The rezoning of Red Ivory, a wedding venue in the Magaliesberg protected area, was a challenging project because of its sensitive location.
We submit applications for farm subdivisions to the Department of Agriculture on a regular basis, to obtain consents in terms of Act 70/1970.
Land Surveying Projects
Cadastral Surveys: We are actively involved in all forms of cadastral surveys (farm and erf subdivisions, townships, beacon replacements, servitudes) throughout Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Farm surveys have previously also been done in the Free State, Kwazulu-Natal as well as in Zimbabwe and Namibia
We have also done surveys of big townships for private developers, the Government, former Local Councils of Brits, Hartbeespoort, Kimberley, Krugersdorp, the former Bophuthatswana, et cetera. Examples of the townships surveyed are Brits Extensions 19, 20, 24, 33, 37, 40, 44, 45, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 62, 66, 70, 72, 92, 104, 105, 121 and 122, Kagiso in Krugersdorp, Galaeshewe in Kimberley, Rietgat, Lethakanenge Extension 2 and 3, Ennis township in the former Bophuthatswana, Lethlabile A and F (Pomolong Township), Paardekraal in Rustenburg, Hartbeestfontein townships, Rooiberg , Elandsrand X 4 and 6, Mooinooi X 4 townships, Primindia X 26 as well as a couple of townships in Hartbeespoort. Examples are Schoemansville X2, Melodie X 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 21, 22, 26, 31, 33 and 36. Other surveys include Arbourfell, Kosmos Ridge, Kosmos X 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Leloko estate), Ifafi X 6 (Birdwood Estate) and X 7, Magalies Golf Estate, Magalies River Club, Everglades (Hartbeespoort) etc. The above mentioned townships comprise a total of more than 12 000 erven.
In addition we were involved in very big pipeline servitude surveys for Magalies Water in conjunction with Liebenberg, Jenkins and Partners, Civil Engineers. For example pipelines from Vaalkop Dam to Thabazimbi, Hammanskraal, North of Pretoria up to Nylstroom in the Limpopo Province, a network of pipelines near Pilanesberg.
Sectional Title surveys As Sectional Title practitioners we do the survey and compilation of sectional title plans for residential and business buildings in the whole province. We have done sectional titles in Brits, Hartbeespoort, Hoedspruit, Northam and Johannesburg.
Engineering surveys We do extensive engineering surveys for roads, dams and township development; photo control surveys, et cetera. Most recent is the setting out of profiles for the construction of roads in Bapong (Between Brits and Rustenburg).
Mining surveys We are involved in several mining surveys for mining companies. In addition, mine plans are compiled for a big quarry company every three months. The company also specializes in compiling of mining right diagrams - we have compiled mining right diagrams for the biggest mining company in the area, including LONMIN and HERNIC. We have also compiled various prospecting plans and magazine site plans. We surveyed stock piles on a monthly basis for MANGWE mine.