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Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable
Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable

The stable repo rate is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers requiring access to finance, says Dr Andrew Golding...

19 Sep 2014 12:01

SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

Introducing Blok - the new brand on the property (ahem) block
Introducing Blok - the new brand on the property (ahem) block

While city living isn't a new concept, city living as a culture in South Africa is, and Blok is one of the brands that are pioneering this culture.

18 Sep 2014 08:00

Energy-efficient buildings generate higher income
Energy-efficient buildings generate higher income

A new collaboration between IPD South Africa and the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) proves that energy-efficient buildings offer higher returns for their owners.

17 Sep 2014 08:17

GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA
GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA

The Green Building Council South Africa has announced the launch of the EDGE rating system - a new green building certification programme for the residential property market - to be utilised for homes in South Africa.

17 Sep 2014 08:15

Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices
Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices

Moneyweb Holdings will move to cheaper offices as part of efforts to cut costs, the listed Caxton unit said while announcing a R2.6m loss for its year ended June.

By Nick Hedley 16 Sep 2014 13:22

Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating
Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating

Atrium on 5th, previously known as the Sandton Twin Towers in Johannesburg, has been awarded Green Star Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

16 Sep 2014 08:48

How rental insurance minimises your risk as a landlord
How rental insurance minimises your risk as a landlord

The rental property market appeals to landlords wanting to earn a passive income on their rental properties, but they face the risk of non-payment by tenants, as well as property damage and even theft.

15 Sep 2014 10:45

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.

15 Sep 2014 10:39

Pam Golding Properties to exhibit local and international residential properties
Pam Golding Properties to exhibit local and international residential properties

Pam Golding Properties is bringing a range of residential properties available for purchase or rent to the Gauteng market at the group's national property exhibition in Sandton City next week.

12 Sep 2014 09:00

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

'Green-over' of The Towers underway
'Green-over' of The Towers underway

Redefine Properties has planned a major transformation of the The Towers (previously Standard Bank Centre) in Cape Town's CBD to meet the most innovative 'green building' standards.

11 Sep 2014 12:40

Security boost for SA malls after thefts
Security boost for SA malls after thefts

Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high-risk shopping areas, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba.

10 Sep 2014 09:29

Flexi-term letting could be the answer
Flexi-term letting could be the answer

Winter in Cape Town often results in a drop in visitors looking for short-term accommodation, while much of Joburg and its surrounds become reminiscent of a ghost town over summer months when residents seek December refuge closer to the beach.

10 Sep 2014 12:27

Tenant deposits: Oh, the horror! - Private Property
Tenant deposits: Oh, the horror!

The rental market is an area that could be a minefield - but it needn't be, since our country has powerful legislation (and case law) that protects both tenants and landlords...

Issued by Private Property 9 Sep 2014 11:38

SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call
SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call

The South African Institute of Architects has expressed interest in SAPOA's call to Minister Gugile Nkwinti, to invoke his discretionary powers to expedite spatial planning.

9 Sep 2014 11:05

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

Failed deals raise questions

Last week's collapse of yet another proposed multi-billion-rand merger in the R300bn listed property sector raises renewed questions on whether consolidation is necessarily in shareholders' best interests.

By Alistair Anderson 8 Sep 2014 14:53

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