Property Trends 2018

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We need bowling greens and golf courses for affordable housing

Despite a profound housing and segregation crisis, the City of Cape Town continues to lease well-located public land for next to nothing to private companies and associations for bowling greens, parking lots, golf courses, and other inefficient and exclusive uses...

By Nick Budlender 13 Mar 2018

Empower Shack long-listed for RIBA International Prize

Located in Khayelitsha, Empower Shack - an Urban Think-Tank project - has been long-listed for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize...

12 Mar 2018

Housing picket outside Brett Herron's home

About 60 tenants facing eviction, together with supporters of Reclaim the City, picketed outside the home of Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, early on Tuesday morning, 6 March...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2018

City says no money to house evictees in Woodstock

The City of Cape Town says that a group of Woodstock families facing eviction cannot be temporarily housed in converted containers near where they currently live "due to budgetary constraints"...

By Barbara Maregele 2 Mar 2018

Crime mars Cape Town's largest social housing project

Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town is a gated community with 24-hour security, yet residents complain about the high crime rate...

By Ashraf Hendricks 21 Feb 2018

Housing shortage an opportunity for high investment yields

Investment is needed in the affordable housing sector. Historically, growth in this sector has been hampered by perceptions of high risk and, as a result, undervalued investments...

By Kiara Suttner 13 Feb 2018

#BizFinFocus: Neighbourhood watch of a different kind

Success Marota is a bit of an alchemist. While not a wizard, the chartered accountant [CA(SA)] and registered auditor is a whiz at what he does...

8 Feb 2018

Housing crisis: data collection is critical

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

Innovative thinking vital for continued effectiveness of SA's affordable housing sector

SA's high and increasing levels of poverty and unemployment, and still very low average household income, mean that a disproportionate number of individuals and families across the country are unable to participate in the housing market...

By Leanne Govender 29 Jan 2018

Cape Town warns of housing fraudsters

The City of Cape Town has warned prospective housing beneficiaries to be wary of fraudsters posing as community representatives...

18 Dec 2017

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

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Tower Property Fund launches TPF International

Tower Property Fund has announced the launch of TPF International, separate offshore company to be incorporated in Mauritius as a Category 1 Global Business Licence company, explains Marc Edwards, CEO of Tower. The company intends to list TPF International on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the JSE in due course.

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The garden of envy

"I hate you", I said to the pregnant pharmacist. The vilification was justified. She had the second best house in the village.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 9 Mar 2018

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Feb 2018

Five benefits you get from renting a self-contained storage space

Expansion of businesses and the associated change of circumstances have increased the demand for storage solutions in different parts. Depending on your business needs, you either can choose to rent self-contained units, outside metal containers, or stacked wooden boxes. All of these different types of storage units come with their pros and cons. There are so many reasons why you would consider self-storage units. However, before you even think of the type of storage space to rent, it is important to evaluate the suitability of renting out a storage space for your business needs.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2018

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