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Mall leases - Competition Commission to investigate

A call for the Competition Commission to address exclusivity clauses in shopping-mall leases that may be anti-competitive and restrain economic growth has been made by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Association.

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jul 2014 12:04

Pick neighbourhood before buying a house

Home buyers should pick the right neighbourhood before they even start looking for a house; says FNB because it is pointless buying an affordable house in the wrong area.

By Gaongalelwe Moatshe 28 Jul 2014 13:51

Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'

Not long ago cloud computing and "bring your own device" to work began to change the way businesses and individuals used technology. This is now expanding to include the concept of the "Internet of Things" (IoT).

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Jul 2014 10:45

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Porsche buys Kyalami for R205m

Porsche SA has bought the Kyalami race track for R205m in an auction at Summer Place in Johannesburg - the highest price paid for a property in liquidation in South Africa.

25 Jul 2014 08:36

Discovery builds most expensive offices in SA

Medical aid group Discovery's new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn, which is believed to set a new record for office developments in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jul 2014 11:53

AbaThembu King wants Mthatha land

Controversial AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has lodged a claim for the land on which Mthatha is built despite it already being the subject of a claim by the Zimbane Development Trust.

23 Jul 2014 10:00

Brisbane office building bought by Investec

Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF), a JSE-listed rand hedge announced that it had bought a large office development in Brisbane for A$65.5m (R652m).

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jul 2014 11:55

Samsung's first African factory goes up in Dube

Electronics company Samsung has agreed to establish its first African manufacturing facility at KwaZulu-Natal's Dube Tradeport.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

Kyalami Rack Track to be auctioned on Thursday

Will it remain a track or will it be bulldozed? This is the question on many racing enthusiasts' lips as Kyalami Race Track goes under the hammer on Thursday.

22 Jul 2014 08:45

The reality of property

There is a valuable, but not easy, lesson property investors must learn about their asset...

By Myles Wakefield 21 Jul 2014 12:00

Fast broadband connectivity becomes essential to suburb selection

Broadband speed is an essential requirement for today's home buyers, and there is an increasing awareness in the market of suburbs that don't have it.

21 Jul 2014 09:00

Court confirms auction of Kyalami

High Street Auctions has been advised that the advertised auction of Kyalami scheduled for 24 July has been confirmed, with the additional advantage of the removal of several encumbrances.

18 Jul 2014 13:10

Construction of Langa Junction under way

The construction of a 5,000m² specially tailored pedestrianised shopping centre at the Langa train station is expected to be completed by March next year.

17 Jul 2014 14:00

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

WC house prices increase further in Q2, market balance improves

According to the FNB Western Cape House Price Index, the average house price for the second quarter of 2014 rose 12.5% year-on-year. This is faster than the previous quarter's 11.1%, and represents the fifth consecutive quarter of growth acceleration.

17 Jul 2014 09:50

Property sector recovering from poor start to the year

The JSE's listed property sector has not managed to maintain its run of the past few years of beating the broader all share index, but it has managed to stage a strong rebound from a disastrous start in January to give investors a small return for the year-to-date.

By Alistair Anderson 16 Jul 2014 11:40

The Muize shopping centre under new management

The management of The Muize shopping centre on Main Road in Muizenberg, Cape Town, has been taken over by Spire Property Management.

16 Jul 2014 10:30

Q2 results reveal property prices still buoyant

The property market continues to show year-on-year growth, according to Quarter 2 (Q2) statistics recorded by oobas's first ever quarterly oobarometer.

15 Jul 2014 13:00

Future trends in real estate

The real estate market along the Atlantic Seaboard is on the upswing again...

By Tracy Kitching 15 Jul 2014 11:30

Good returns from Synergy's linked units

Synergy Income Fund's A and B units have been among the listed property index's top performers since the beginning of the year‚ with both having risen nearly 20% while the index gained about 6%.

By Alistair Anderson 15 Jul 2014 08:38

App offers virtual tour of Stand 47, home of the future

Stand 47 is a concept home, recently built at Monaghan Farm Gauteng, to demonstrate what one can do when using considered design and state-of-the-art building materials.

14 Jul 2014 14:51

RE/MAX Foundation donates coats and cans this winter

Driven by its Coats and Cans 2014 project, the RE/MAX Foundation's aim this year was to reach out to its direct community that's in need of food and warm blankets.

14 Jul 2014 13:35

City of Johannesburg's Supplementary Roll 11 is unauthorised

COJ recently purported to open Supplementary Roll 11 to the 2008 General Valuation Roll, for public comment. This roll purports to relate to properties that need to be re-valued for the purposes of the 2008 General Valuation Roll, in respect of the period 1 August 2012 to 30 June 2013.

By Chantelle Gladwin 14 Jul 2014 06:37

Section 44 of LUPO declared unconstitutional

Parties aggrieved by municipal land use decisions are no longer able to appeal such decisions at provincial level through the mechanism of section 44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 (LUPO).

By Jyoti Narshi 11 Jul 2014 14:08

City of Johannesburg's Supplementary Roll 11 published

Supplementary Roll 11 to the City of Johannesburg's (COJs) 2008 General Valuation Roll has been released for public inspection and will be open from 25 June 2014 to 8 August 2014.

By Chantelle Gladwin 11 Jul 2014 13:20

ShowHOUSE joins the mobile revolution

A new app is on the market for estate agents, realtors, and anyone who wants to share, sell or rent property faster with lower overheads.

11 Jul 2014 09:00

Blue Views acquires South Beach Camps Bay

Previously known as The Bloomberg, South Beach Camps Bay will undergo total renovation and reopen in September this year.

11 Jul 2014 08:00

Some pointers for investing in property

When you're looking to invest in a medium to long-term proposition, there are a number of key criteria or 'rules' one needs to bear in mind.

10 Jul 2014 14:05

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