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Rawson offers free training seminars to general public
Rawson offers free training seminars to general public

The Rawson Property Group has extended its training services by offering anyone interested in property as a career or simply as a subject the chance to take part in free one-day seminars.

30 Oct 2014 15:55

SAPOA bridging the gap between the public and private sector
SAPOA bridging the gap between the public and private sector

Through its "Meet the Mayor" campaign, the South African Property Owners Association seeks to strengthen the dialogue between government and the private property sector.

29 Oct 2014 12:00

Cape Town business park awarded first "existing building" green rating
Cape Town business park awarded first "existing building" green rating

As part of the Green Building Council of SA's new Green Star SA Existing Building Performance pilot tool, the North Park at Black River Park in Observatory is the first to have been recognised with a 5 Star GBCSA EBP certification.

29 Oct 2014 11:20

Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs
Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs

While consumers tighten their belts as living costs steadily rise, personal debts remain high and jobs are in short supply, Shoprite's turnover rose by 12.3% in the quarter to September.

29 Oct 2014 09:48

2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out
2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out

For the second consecutive year, Coronation Fund Managers has been named Top Company in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards.

29 Oct 2014 09:47

Commercial property experts gather to discuss trends and challenges
Commercial property experts gather to discuss trends and challenges

Improvon recently hosted its 4th annual Property Trends Forum at Green Park in Sandton, creating a space for commercial property experts to analyse the major trends and challenges facing the industry.

28 Oct 2014 15:30

$2tn social innovation opportunity presents itself with the rise of megacities
$2tn social innovation opportunity presents itself with the rise of megacities

New research from Frost & Sullivan has identified a $2-trillion social innovation market opportunity in 2020 for key players looking to address the issues driving human development in the 21st century.

28 Oct 2014 12:25

Property sector nears deadline to keep its transformation charter
Property sector nears deadline to keep its transformation charter

The property sector is running out of time to align its transformation charter with the DTI's revised B-BBEE act and codes.

27 Oct 2014 15:15

Show gardens event raises R162k for charity
Show gardens event raises R162k for charity

Pam Golding Properties' Gardens on Show attracted a generous crowd with up to 800 people visiting one garden alone on the Saturday of the weekend event, raising approximately R162,000 for local charities in East London.

27 Oct 2014 12:15

Lauren Staley
How a buyer's agent can save you time and money

Purchasing property is quite often a time consuming and chaotic task, with which the average homebuyer has fairly limited knowledge and experience.

By Lauren Staley 24 Oct 2014 08:00

Entries open for Outstanding Verge Competition
Entries open for Outstanding Verge Competition

Entries are now open for Pam Golding Properties' Outstanding Verge Competition - a community outreach project to create awareness of the importance of exterior environments, particularly gardens within neighbourhoods.

23 Oct 2014 11:15

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

Upgraded Paledi Mall opens in Mankweng at month end
Upgraded Paledi Mall opens in Mankweng at month end

The upgraded Paledi Shopping Mall opens in Mankweng on 30 October 2014, offering an increase in size and national retailers for this university town's consumers.

22 Oct 2014 12:00

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

New Department of Environmental Affairs building represents green leadership
New Department of Environmental Affairs building represents green leadership

According to Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA), the official opening of the Department of Environmental Affairs' new head office - a 6 Green Star SA Office Design rated building - in Pretoria on 17 October by President Jacob Zuma represents a milestone and significant step in green leadership.

21 Oct 2014 13:50

Just Property Group gains international recognition
Just Property Group gains international recognition

Just Property Group has been awarded a gold Geneva International Star for Quality, as part of the annual program of the BID Awards, which recognises outstanding companies, organisations and people in business.

21 Oct 2014 13:25

Cashbuild's revenue up 10%
Cashbuild's revenue up 10%

Buildings and material group Cashbuild said total revenue for the company rose by 10% for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year with higher sales and the opening of new stores.

20 Oct 2014 11:52

SA REIT is "never a dull sector"
SA REIT is "never a dull sector"

Following Redefine Properties acquiring an 11% stake in Emira Property Fund in late September, speculation about further consolidation in 2014 for the most active sector on the JSE for corporate action, the SA REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) sector, is rife yet again.

17 Oct 2014 14:50

Joburg's business hub drives demand for residential property
Joburg's business hub drives demand for residential property

Sandton's ever-increasing number of commercial buyers and tenants alike is a major factor driving demand for residential property in the area.

17 Oct 2014 13:20

Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit
Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit

Oasis Crescent Property Fund says its interim distribution per unit increased by 13.8% to 50.2c in the six months to September from 44.1c a year ago.

17 Oct 2014 12:34

Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables
Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the fight for food security in South Africa should start at a family level with vegetable gardens in all suburbs.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 17 Oct 2014 09:22

RICS researches role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets
RICS researches role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is collaborating with organisations across Africa to understand the potential role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets as the built environment undergoes unprecedented change.

16 Oct 2014 12:55

Basil Read has a new management team
Basil Read has a new management team

Basil Read's (BSR) restructuring of its executive management team was now complete following the appointment of a permanent financial director and chief executive according to the construction firm.

By Nick Hedley 15 Oct 2014 13:03

SA developers showing more interest in Africa
SA developers showing more interest in Africa

The African continent could become a competitive field for SA's property developers if the developers move in and act as catalysts for future development.

By Alistair Anderson 15 Oct 2014 12:36

PGP provides shelter this World Habitat Day
PGP provides shelter this World Habitat Day

In honour of World Habitat Day, Pam Golding Properties Western Cape joined hands with Habitat for Humanity to build houses and support community development in Pelican Park, Cape Town last week.

14 Oct 2014 12:25

Surge of interest in Northern KZN farms
Surge of interest in Northern KZN farms

A significant percentage of South Africa's small-scale farms are based in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, where agriculture is extensively diverse as reflected in the patterns of topography and the soil fertile for the majority of agricultural activities.

14 Oct 2014 11:15

Atlantic Leaf seeks more funds for portfolio
Atlantic Leaf seeks more funds for portfolio

Atlantic Leaf Properties intends to raise more funds over the next few months as it looks to build on its fledgling property portfolio.

By Nick Hedley 14 Oct 2014 10:27

New property management services company created by property giants
New property management services company created by property giants

Liberty Holdings and Excellerate Holdings have announced a new property management services company, in which JHI, a subsidiary of Excellerate, will own 51% and Liberty 49%.

13 Oct 2014 11:46

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

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