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It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level
It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa

By Leanne Govender 3 days ago

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world
Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool

3 days ago

Does the property market still need estate agents?
Does the property market still need estate agents?

With a number of new property platforms employing models that 'cut out the middle-man', and in doing so asking for much lower commissions for connecting sellers with buyers, the question of why use an estate agent at all has been asked

3 days ago

City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing
City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing

In an effort to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities across the city, the City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners

3 days ago

Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs
Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

According to Cyndy Minnaar, Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty area specialists in Newlands and Constantia, the majority of buyers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs don't need bonds

3 days ago

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Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said

3 days ago

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour
EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'
Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work
Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work

A tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit, a predetermined sum of money, before taking occupation of any commercial premises

3 days ago

Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins
Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins

Sisa Ngebulana, founder of Rebosis - the first black-run, managed and controlled fund to list in SA - will be stepping down as CEO with effect from September 30

By Colleen Goko 21 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries
Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres

21 Jun 2017

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Multinational water-innovation company Crystal Lagoons has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk

21 Jun 2017

Store closures to squeeze Hyprop
Store closures to squeeze Hyprop

Hyprop Investments, the blue chip R30bn specialist shopping centre owner is facing pressure following the tenant failure of department store chain Stuttafords at three of its malls and the possible closure of some of Edcon's retail outlets.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2017

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The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched
State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched

The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation

20 Jun 2017

V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers
V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers

19 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO
#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

Accelerate takes development hit
Accelerate takes development hit

Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017

Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa
Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa

Already, South African retailers and shopping centres have openly embraced the technological boom but more is on the cards

15 Jun 2017

Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery
Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery

Moody's recent slew of downgrades that sliced through the country's financial sector and corporates, as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments are “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”, comments Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty

15 Jun 2017

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Attacq to adopt Reit structure

Capital growth player Attacq plans to become a real estate investment trust (Reit), says the company that owns the Mall of Africa near Midrand

By Alistair Anderson 15 Jun 2017

Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth
Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth

Specialised real estate investment trust (Reit), Stor-Age grew its dividend 10% in the year to March, following a strong trading performance across its portfolio and the acquisition of Storage RSA in February

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jun 2017

Lifestyle is determining location in property choice
Lifestyle is determining location in property choice

Location, always a major factor in property selection, is being redefined by in terms of lifestyle choices rather than investment returns

14 Jun 2017

Property Market Report indicates market activity is resilient
Property Market Report indicates market activity is resilient

JLL South Africa has released its Q1 2017 research reports on office, industrial and retail property trends in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, which lend perspective amidst the current political uncertainty and challenging economic conditions

14 Jun 2017

Understanding restrictive conditions in title deeds
Understanding restrictive conditions in title deeds

Restrictive conditions can cause major headaches if buyers have not familiarised themselves with the conditions listed in the title deed, before purchasing their new home

13 Jun 2017

On auction: rare business opportunity in the dead centre of town
On auction: rare business opportunity in the dead centre of town

In what is understood to be a South African auction first, a (completely unoccupied) 8.5-hectare cemetery in Winterveld AH will go under the High Street Auction Co.'s hammer at the end of the month

12 Jun 2017

Understanding the pros and cons of homeowners' associations
Understanding the pros and cons of homeowners' associations

As a homeowner in an estate or boomed-off area, a buyer may be required to join a homeowners' association (HOA), which means adhering to numerous rules and regulations stipulated by the HOA

12 Jun 2017

Keeping pets remains difficult under Sectional Title rules
Keeping pets remains difficult under Sectional Title rules

For those living in a sectional title scheme, there are certain new rules to be read together with the Sectional Title Act, which owners and residents must abide by. The keeping of pets has retained its number one spot

9 Jun 2017

Commercial lease deposits - what's in the fine print?
Commercial lease deposits - what's in the fine print?

As with the rental of residential property, so a tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit before taking occupation of any commercial premises

9 Jun 2017

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