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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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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

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

Couple almost lose home over one late repayment

A couple who nearly lost their home because of a bank's attempt to penalise them for one late repayment, has been saved by the courts...

Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation...

20 Jun 2017

#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

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

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

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

The great thing about prefabricated steel buildings is they can be used for multiple purposes. You can use your building for additional storage, the creation of a home workshop, a garage for your vehicles...

By Pat Sava, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

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Atlantic Station a model for brownfield development

As the United States moves away from its industrial past many of the older locations of defunct factories are found to be contaminated with hazardous wastes and pollution. There are many such sites scattered across this country and although many have been cleaned up, there are many more that need to be reclaimed.

By Matt Towns, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

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