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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. The investigation, commissioned by international money transfer experts Foreign Exchange, found that homes in ten cites around the world offered far better value for money and are far larger than what the same sum would buy in the capital.

12 hours 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.

12 hours 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, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said.

13 hours 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 2 days ago

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 (SACSC). Entries for work completed between November 2015 and May 2017 must be in before 28 June 2017.

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Crystal Lagoons, formed by scientist and property developer Fernando Fischmann and specialising in creating lagoons in conjunction with waterfront-style residential complexes, has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk development in Pretoria, South Africa. The deal is the first of several projects that Crystal Lagoons hopes to develop in the continent.

2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
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. Businesses, particularly public retail spaces such as malls and shopping centres, need to answer the demand for connectivity in their spaces to attract and retain visitors. Wi-Fi connectivity in physical spaces is the necessary conduit to provide the demand.

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 3 days ago

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

According to the Property Sector Charter Council's (PSCC) recently launched 2015-2016 State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector, the South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation, but it needs to pick up the pace.

3 days ago

How a steel building can increase the comfort and value of your home
How a steel building can increase the comfort and value of your home

If you plan to make improvements to your home, or you're buying an entirely new steel-framed house, you're about to learn how steel buildings can add additional comfort and value to your life. You may already know that there are a number of different options when choosing prefabricated steel buildings. The big advantage is you can build these structures on any property, and if you're buying a new home, they may already have one available to use.

By Pat Sava, Issued by Monetary Library 19 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, namely: The Guild Group, jewellery designer Kirsten Goss, fashion designer Kat van Duinen, lifestyle botanist Opus, and Glasshouse Rejuvenation, a high-end beauty salon.

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. Created and run by CEO Ross Fitzcharles, MyRentr aims to assist private landlords in managing their properties efficiently. We caught up with 31-year-old Fitzcharles this Youth Month to find out more about the app's unique features and how technology is set to disrupt the property sector.

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, after the group said its income growth was expected to be flat for two years, owing to costs related to its multibillion-rand Fourways shopping centre expansion.

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017