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Reserve Bank retains repo rate at 5.75%

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank to retain the repo rate at 5.75% (base home loan rate of 9.25%) is a positive start to the year for the property market, says Seeff Chairman, Samuel Seeff...

30 Jan 2015 12:45

Africa CEO Forum to focus on new economic environment

The official theme of the 2015 Africa CEO Forum, which will take place on 16 and 17 March in Geneva, Switzerland, is 'Africa's new economic environment'...

28 Jan 2015 06:27

Gauteng invests in 10 community sports centres

Westbury in the south of Johannesburg will be the first to benefit from a flagship project to build 10 multimillion rand state-of-the art multipurpose sports centres across Gauteng over the next five years...

23 Jan 2015 14:30

Reports point to fault lines

The avalanche of reports from Oxfam to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Economic Forum all point to the fault lines in the global economy...

23 Jan 2015 10:18

Farming income vs lease income

A recent decision of the High Court of the Western Cape will be of interest to plantation farmers...

By Peter O' Halloran 23 Jan 2015 09:45

Renting / buying = ?

To rent or buy is a big decision, and all aspects of this financial and long-term commitment should be weighed-up carefully. Here, a few guidelines which outline the fundamental differences between renting and buying....

22 Jan 2015 13:30

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie

Durban-based VIPA Holdings has entered into an alliance with Cargill, the largest grain trading company in the world...

21 Jan 2015 16:00

Investment tips for 2015

Here are 15 investments tips that will help you get more out of 2015...

By Duggan Matthews 21 Jan 2015 11:29

Proposed changes to retirement funds created confusion

Government's proposed legislative changes to current retirement funds have created a great deal of controversy and confusion in the market...

By Cindy Wilson and David Crossley 21 Jan 2015 11:15

Hyprop not cheap, but still has its fans

Hyprop Investments is a hot stock pick for 2015, according to a number of analysts. Property share prices ran hard last year. The JSE's property index recorded a 26.4% return, while the all share index, bonds and cash returned 10.88%, 10.15% and 5.85% respectively...

By Dave Marrs 21 Jan 2015 10:30

SA house price growth to remain in high single digits expects Barker

Standard Bank predicts South African house price growth to remain in the high single digits in 2015, allowing property investors to beat inflation, even as the central bank continues to raise borrowing costs in an effort to quell rising prices...

19 Jan 2015 11:45

Retail space still drives listed property sector

The listed property sector on the JSE had a surprisingly good year in 2014, thanks to buoyant retail figures, relatively benign moves in the bond market and a weakened rand...

By Brendan Peacock 19 Jan 2015 10:30

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