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How digitalisation is impacting the listed property sector

The worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall will have implications for the South African listed real estate sector...

12 hours ago

The NU29 project was commissioned in 2014 to benefit poor families in the metro. Construction was abandoned halfway, leaving many unfinished flats. Photo: Joseph Chirume
National government to "go after" housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

The Department of Human Settlements earlier this week said it will be taking legal action against officials across the country who oversaw the construction of poor houses...

By Joseph Chirume 13 hours ago

SA needs youth home-building plan
SA needs youth home-building plan

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment...

By Berry Everitt 1 day ago

Residents facing eviction from these houses in Bromwell Street want the City of Cape Town to give them alternative accommodation near the City CBD. Photo: Rejul Bejoy
Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

Residents facing eviction from their homes in Bromwell Street, Woodstock, are entitled to challenge the City of Cape Town's housing plan, the Western Cape High Court has ruled...

By Barbara Maregele and Tara Osborne 1 day ago

Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant
Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant

Old Mutual's Mutualpark office in Pinelands, Cape Town recently launched the first corporate-based waste-to-drinking water filtration plant in the country...

2 days ago

7 tips for renovating your rental
7 tips for renovating your rental

Almost all rental agreements stipulate that any amendments to the structure of the property is strictly prohibited...

2 days ago

Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry
Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry

A new set of bills expected to be passed by parliament this year will fundamentally impact South Africa's R6tn property industry...

3 days ago

Pam Golding Property group acquires Eazi.com
Pam Golding Property group acquires Eazi.com

The Pam Golding Property group has acquired online, digital estate agency Eazi.com, embracing the online 'hybrid' estate agency model...

3 days ago

Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange
Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange

A joint venture between Gauteng property developers Brydens Group and Montagu Property Group, Heartwood Properties is the first property company to list on the new 4 Africa Exchange...

13 Aug 2018

South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule. GCIS
South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

President Cyril Ramaphosa's late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing...

By Roger Southall 13 Aug 2018

Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress
Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress

About 300 members and supporters of Reclaim the City gathered at Queen's Park High School in Woodstock...

By Phathiswa Shushwana 13 Aug 2018

Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence
Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence

Property ownership among South African women is on the rise...

10 Aug 2018

Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?
Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?

There are certainly advantages to paying cash for your investment property, however there is an intriguing alternative...

By Pieter Piek 10 Aug 2018

Ramping up Black Friday sales in 2018
Ramping up Black Friday sales in 2018

Over the years, Black Friday has grown by leaps and bounds with more retailers and shopping centres jumping on the bandwagon to offer South African consumers bang for their buck...

8 Aug 2018

Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices
Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices

Not all of us have a degree in economics. Understanding how external forces impact the price of property can be confusing...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2018

Property sellers competing for limited pool of value-driven buyers
Property sellers competing for limited pool of value-driven buyers

While 2018 promises to be a better year for our country, the initial spikes in consumer and business confidence have been short lived...

By Herschel Jawitz 8 Aug 2018

These RDP houses in Joe Slovo flood regularly. Photo: Joseph Chirume
RDP houses built in a floodplain

"I don't know who approved this project because our houses were built in a floodplain," says 63-year-old pensioner Zamile Mgabadeli...

By Joseph Chirume 7 Aug 2018

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Intergovernmental pact seeks to speed up housing in North West

An intergovernmental agreement to speed up the provision of subsidised houses will see more residents in the North West...

7 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property
#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its annual convention this week, 7-8 August...

By Sindy Peters 6 Aug 2018

Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, South African property rights
Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, South African property rights

The South African government's plan to change the constitution to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends...

By Steven Friedman 6 Aug 2018

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Aug 2018

Cuba: private home ownership recognised for first time since the revolution
Cuba: private home ownership recognised for first time since the revolution

As one of the few remaining societies with a state-led Communist economy, Cuba's housing has taken a distinctive social and economic path since the 1959 revolution...

By Isobel Anderson and Regina Serpa 3 Aug 2018

Parkwood housing project gets underway
Parkwood housing project gets underway

A team of professionals is to visit seven sites next week where social and affordable housing will be built for backyarders in Parkwood...

By Barbara Maregele 3 Aug 2018

Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market
Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market

Absa Commercial Property Finance and MSCI have partnered to launch Residential Results, an investor guide...

2 Aug 2018

The ABC of buying a second property
The ABC of buying a second property

Property is almost always an appealing investment and an accessible way for most South Africans to build wealth over time...

By Bruce Swain 2 Aug 2018

BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties
BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties

Following its recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the addition of two new properties in the KwaZulu-Natal region, namely BON Hotel Empangeni and BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay...

2 Aug 2018

How to deal with illegal tenant activity
How to deal with illegal tenant activity

According to a study conducted in 2012 by Anti Drug Alliance South Africa, 5.8% of their 57,809 national respondents reported using drugs on a daily basis...

By Adrian Goslett 1 Aug 2018

How selling and moving overseas affects the conveyancing process
How selling and moving overseas affects the conveyancing process

Whether you are selling or buying property in South Africa while living or working abroad, it is noteworthy to know that your property transactions can be concluded...

By Chantalle Bell 1 Aug 2018

Apply to serve on the Municipal Demarcation Board
Apply to serve on the Municipal Demarcation Board

Applications are now open for persons interested in serving on the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB)...

31 Jul 2018

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