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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

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development

Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines...

By Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2017

City of Cape Town shelves Wolwerivier housing project

Other sites should be prioritised, says Brett Herron...

By Peter Luhanga 27 Sep 2017

South Africa's housing challenge seen through the lens of its third largest city

As with all of South Africa's larger urban areas, rapid urbanisation has continued to place pressure on the eThekwini Metro...

By Glen Robbins 22 Sep 2017

4000 families to benefit from CT housing project

About 4,000 lower-income households in Cape Town are expected to benefit from affordable housing developments on well-located city-owned land...

14 Sep 2017

Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods...

By Ashleigh Furlong 11 Sep 2017

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International

Four creative ways self-storage units can be used for business

The major reason people go into business is to make money and expand. However, the expansion part can't take place if there's no available space.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 2 days ago

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

Mortgage rates are dropping; Now is the time to refinance

Although mortgage rates have taken a slight jump in the past month, they're still holding at a lower rate than they have in several years. This has naturally spurred an increase in mortgage applications and refinancing.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m. The group has bought a 19,909m² cross docking distribution centre in Coventry, England, for £41m. This means Equites now owns four distribution centres in the UK worth about £104m.

By Alistair Anderson 19 Oct 2017

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