At a glittering event held at the Polo Room, Inanda Club last night, the Women’s Property Network (WPN) celebrated the 2017 South African Women in Property Awards. These awards recognize women who have excelled in the sector during the course of the past year. Over 250 guests from the property industry celebrated the winners. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) proudly sponsored the event, whilst the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) sponsored the awards.
Around the world, airports have risen up as aerotropolisis or airport cities, hosting sizeable populations of travellers and workers and attracting businesses of every type. Airports offer connectivity, security and infrastructure, and have become important drivers of local economic development.
Airports are the new developmental nodes and many airports around the world are already regarded as thriving ‘airport cities’, including Dublin’s Airport City, Holland’s Schiphol Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, among others.
Here in South Africa, Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA) has fast been developing land at the country’s nine principal airports for a multitude of purposes and interests – including hotels, a hospital, offices, logistics warehouses, manufacturing precincts, various business interests and retailers. With many more opportunities in the wings.