BizTrends 2018


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RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

Increased space, affordable rates drawing people away from city centres: report

According to the PropertyFox second annual Virtual Realty report, people are moving further away from city centres to enjoy increased space at potentially more affordable rates...

23 Mar 2018

Property industry needs to adapt to new 'on-demand' environment

Speaking at the PayProp PropTech event in Cape Town last week, Adriaan Grove from Entregral Technologies said that in 2018, the property industry will have to adapt to cater for the new 'on-demand' environment...

7 Mar 2018

Technology and real estate: embracing change for a better industry

Over the last decade or so, the real estate industry has been inundated with tech startups, and yet the vast majority of homes, worldwide, are still sold under the guiding hand of a professional estate agent...

By Schalk van der Merwe 27 Feb 2018

Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

Smart homes no longer strictly the domain of the wealthy

The perception of smart homes as the domain of wealthier home owners and tech junkies only is changing quickly...

30 Jan 2018

#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

Properbuz grows to over 700,000 listings

Since its launch in September this year, free global property search portal Properbuz has grown its service to over 700,000 listings, and is available in 15 languages in 48 countries...

14 Dec 2017

Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry

SA Home Loans has acquired a 49% stake in online property start-up, PropertyFox...

28 Nov 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 Nov 2017

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq...

16 Nov 2017

New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network...

14 Nov 2017

Jawitz Properties brings VR tech to property-viewing in Blouberg

Located in the newly opened Table Bay Mall in Blouberg, Jawitz Properties Western Seaboard has incorporated virtual reality and view panning technology into its service offering...

31 Oct 2017

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