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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

Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development

In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Ministers and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect an over-R650m Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country's five metropolitan municipalities...

1 Sep 2017

Housing unit the weak link in SA Corporate results

SA Corporate Real Estate, the diversified owner of industrial, retail, commercial and residential buildings located primarily in the big metropolitan areas of SA, with a secondary node in Zambia, grew its dividends 4.4% in the six months to June...

By Alistair Anderson 31 Aug 2017

'We should be able to stay in cities where we work'

Activists from across the country meet to take housing struggle forward...

By Thembela Ntongana 30 Aug 2017

R188m for Joburg inner city housing

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has recommitted R188m to the City of Johannesburg for the development of housing in the inner city...

28 Aug 2017

Cape Town skyscraper to include “affordable” apartments

Buyers would have to earn at least R25,000 a month...

By Ashleigh Furlong 25 Aug 2017

CT revised development framework aims to reverse impact of apartheid spatial planning

The City of Cape Town has issued a draft revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework which outlines how it intends to transform the city's spatial form...

3 Aug 2017

City announces u-turn on social housing

Reclaim the City welcomes plans for ten new sites for affordable housing but says it remains cautious...

By Barbara Maregele 19 Jul 2017

Rejuvenating inner cities cannot be at the expense of communities

Inner city rejuvenation has gained momentum globally over the last couple of years, says Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, with a strong focus on brownfield sites (existing buildings) and repurposing these buildings into mixed-use spaces...

13 Jul 2017

Construction of Bridge City affordable housing project to start soon

Construction of an affordable housing project at Bridge City in eThekwini is due to start within weeks...

5 Jul 2017

Community participation not simply a check-box task

“Each urban development affects not only those that invest in it or occupy the buildings and places within it, but the wider community...

4 Jul 2017

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International

Nepi Rockcastle buys Budapest mall in €275m deal

Nepi Rockcastle, the largest property company listed on the JSE, has bought a large mall in Budapest, Hungary for €275m.

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

How can you save money when you invest in real estate?

Real estate investments are very tricky to navigate. It is really important to keep a tight control of finances since there are many areas where you end up losing money without even realising why that happens. The experienced investors are those that manage to save a lot of cash when they make every single investment. This is possible in so many different ways, ranging from eliminating taxes with 1031 exchange properties for sale to conducting very good research before buying something. Always consider the following...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Sep 2017

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe. The growth of e-commerce is reshaping the retail world. Online sales have been growing globally at an annual rate of close to 25% in recent years.

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

How to sell your home quickly

There are various ways that you can boost the attractiveness of your home. You can, however, skip any efforts needed to pamper the appearance of your home, and just sell it directly through a company that specialises in the instantaneous buying and selling of homes.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Sep 2017

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