Property Trends 2018

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It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s...

By Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 11 Dec 2017

Property owners receive title deeds for Breaking New Ground housing developments

A total of 330 title deeds have been given to the property owners of Breaking New Ground housing developments in Heideveld, Kleinvlei and Roosendal...

1 Dec 2017

Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

We explain an important part of the government housing programme...

By Maxwell Roeland 23 Nov 2017

Sakhisizwe to break ground in December on Nelson Mandela Bay housing development

Developer Sakhisizwe will break ground in December on the first phase of the multi-billion rand Florida Heights integrated housing development in Nelson Mandela Bay...

22 Nov 2017

Future Cape Town unpacks affordable housing

According to Future Cape Town, affordable housing entails housing units that are affordable to a section of society whose income is below the neighbourhood's median or average household income...

10 Nov 2017

Belhar Gardens receives EDGE preliminary grading from GBCSA

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has recognised the Belhar Gardens social housing development for its water and energy saving design...

9 Nov 2017

Cape Town's city centre slum

Residents abandoned by landlord. Now Public Works wants to evict them...

By Tariro Washinyira 9 Nov 2017

Blok to pilot 80:20 inclusionary housing model at Forty on L development

CT-based property developer Blok has selected its Forty on L development to unveil its new Blok Raw product and to pilot an 80:20 inclusionary housing model...

8 Nov 2017

Activists halt Woodstock eviction

About 30 supporters of Reclaim the City and Ndifuna Ukwazi gathered at the home of Carmina Vieira on Tuesday, 24 October, to prevent the eviction of her and her family...

By Ashraf Hendricks 26 Oct 2017

Confortis launches affordable housing hub Wellcity.O2

Confortis International Group launched the display housing developments of the second Wellcity.O2 hub in the new town with the aim to help middle-class Africans buy...

23 Oct 2017

How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps

According to Professor Edgar Pieterse, urban sprawl will continue to be encouraged if private- and public-sector land investment in our cities concentrates on keeping the haves away from the have-nots...

19 Oct 2017

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey...

17 Oct 2017

CT releases prospectus for affordable housing developments in and around city centre

The City of Cape Town recently issued a prospectus for the development of affordable housing opportunities on 11 city-owned sites in Salt River, Woodstock, and the inner city...

4 Oct 2017

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International

How to start your own mortgage business

Have you ever thought of it? One of man's basic needs is shelter - which basically comes in the form of a house, whatever shape and size it is. Being a basic need, the real estate industry is one with many prospects and opportunities.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 10 Jan 2018

How to shop for office bathroom accessories on a budget

The office is known as a place where all kinds of business transactions take place. It's that one place you spend at least eight hours a day, doing all kinds of activities to ensure your venture is profitable.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

How to choose a perfect location for your business

When it comes down to business, there are The Four P's: Place, Promotion, Price and Product. Place in this context stands for where your business is located, where your customers receive your products or services.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

The argument for buying a new house often

For some people, buying a house at all might seem like an event outside of the realm of rational possibility. We've all heard the narrative about how millennials can't buy homes, and while it is totally true for millions of young people, there is reason for people to make it a goal and work hard to achieve it.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2017

Landlord Capco expands Covent Garden footprint

London-focused property company Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) has increased its footprint in Covent Garden, acquiring a long leasehold interest for R1.4bn (£79m) before purchaser's costs.

By Karl Gernetzky 15 Dec 2017

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