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Mayfield Square officially opens
Mayfield Square officially opens

Mayfield Square, Daveyton's first major shopping centre, was officially opened on 28 August 2014 by Ward Councillor Makgopa Kgopa, MMC for City Planning and Economic Development Bennett Nikani...

29 Aug 2014 12:49

Land tenure reforms under the spotlight at summit
Land tenure reforms under the spotlight at summit

Land tenure reforms will take centre stage at a three-day National Land Tenure Summit in Johannesburg next week.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Aug 2014 07:38

Better days ahead for SA Corporate
Better days ahead for SA Corporate

It seems perennial under-performer South Africa Corporate Real Estate Fund has finally turned the corner after completing internalisation of its management company.

By Joan Muller 29 Aug 2014 06:03

Growthpoint distributes 161.3 cents per share
Growthpoint distributes 161.3 cents per share

South Africa's largest listed property group Growthpoint exceeded its distribution forecast for the current financial year‚ helped by new acquisitions and a weaker rand.

By Fifi Peters 29 Aug 2014 05:47

Redefine wins Development Award for CSI initiative
Redefine wins Development Award for CSI initiative

Supported by Redefine Properties, the Buskaid Soweto String Project equips young black musicians in SA townships, for which they won the Development Award at the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards earlier this week.

28 Aug 2014 11:35

Has social media changed the face of real estate?
Has social media changed the face of real estate?

Has social media changed the way buyers and sellers interact and the way in which business is conducted within the property industry? Here, Adrian Goslett explores the answer to this question.

28 Aug 2014 10:00

Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu
Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leaks and the poor quality of water provided to municipal residents

By More Matshediso 28 Aug 2014 09:43

Davis Miller
Expert tips on managing your rental property

Many people consider that buying rental property is an appealing income investment, especially now when rates are low and the market is so volatile.

By Davis Miller 28 Aug 2014 09:20

Title deed handover will open formal housing market
Title deed handover will open formal housing market

The expected handover of more than a million title deeds to owners of subsidised houses during the next five years could speed up the opening of the formal property market in areas like Soweto.

By Fifi Peters and Sikonathi Mantshantsha 27 Aug 2014 10:25

Exclusive use areas should not attract municipal charges
Exclusive use areas should not attract municipal charges

There are three ways in which exclusive use areas in sectional title schemes can be created. This article will argue that, regardless of the manner in which such areas are created, they should all be treated in the same manner by the City of Johannesburg.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gabriel da Matta 27 Aug 2014 07:41

Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion
Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion

The Port Elizabeth High Court has dismissed an application brought by Irish businessman Ken Denton's Ummi Properties for summary judgment against Brazilia Fusion Restaurant to evict it because its rental was not paid.

26 Aug 2014 11:37

Texton distribution up to 85.47c a share
Texton distribution up to 85.47c a share

Texton Property Fund grew its distribution by 10.6% to 85.47c per share in the year to June.

By Alistair Anderson 26 Aug 2014 11:16

Regulatory changes face insurance sector
Regulatory changes face insurance sector

Insurance companies and intermediaries are bracing themselves for rapid, far-reaching regulatory changes that are due to be introduced in 2016.

25 Aug 2014 11:05

Proposed Rental Housing Amendment Bill could bring about significant changes
Proposed Rental Housing Amendment Bill could bring about significant changes

Here, Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa highlights your rights as a tenant.

25 Aug 2014 10:30

Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year
Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year

Italtile has reported a 13% rise in full-year profit, bucking the broader retail malaise, as the group's higher-income customers and integrated supply chain supported growth.

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Aug 2014 09:44

SA cities need to invest in 'smart' infrastructure
SA cities need to invest in 'smart' infrastructure

All over the world, the pressure is on for cities to become 'smart' in providing quality working and living conditions for citizens.

25 Aug 2014 09:30

Mark Brickles
New bill to fast-track property registration welcomed

The news that an electronic deeds registration bill will be introduced to decrease turnaround time and the registration of property is fantastic news.

By Mark Brickles 22 Aug 2014 13:45

SACSC Awards announced - Cradlestone Mall scoops top award
SACSC Awards announced - Cradlestone Mall scoops top award

At the opening day of the annual congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), the winners of the annual Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) were announced.

22 Aug 2014 12:04

How to use a pic of your property as a marketing tool
How to use a pic of your property as a marketing tool

In today's age of modern technology and digital shopping, a home's online listing photo has become one of the most important marketing tools in trying to sell your property.

21 Aug 2014 11:50

South African shoppers still love shopping at centres
South African shoppers still love shopping at centres

Broll Property Group launched its Retail Consumer Survey 2014 at the 18th Annual Congress of the South Council of Shopping Centres in Cape Town last week, 20 August 2014.

21 Aug 2014 11:38

How to avoid the death trap of double commission claims
How to avoid the death trap of double commission claims

It makes sense to give one agency the sole mandate to sell and market your property.

21 Aug 2014 11:20

Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%
Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%

Specialised Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Hospitality Property Fund posted distribution growth of 14.5% for the year to June‚ blasting growth expectations by only 4%.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Aug 2014 10:30

Considering commercial
Considering commercial

Investing in property has always been about location, but getting value from the estate agent or broker and securing the best ROI means knowing and asking the right questions, and pushing to get them.

By Paul Stevens 20 Aug 2014 15:30

PiA recognises lawyer for outstanding contribution to real estate
PiA recognises lawyer for outstanding contribution to real estate

At a meeting in London, Property Investor Africa awarded Peter Petrou an award for Outstanding Contribution to Real Estate in Africa 2014.

20 Aug 2014 15:00

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

Myles Wakefield
Property ticks up

The latest FNB statistics reveal an intriguing story for the property industry, not least of which is the reassurance that the levels of activity remain firmly nudging the positive bracket and that agents are seeing an improvement in the balance between supply and demand.

By Myles Wakefield 19 Aug 2014 13:00

City Lodge to expand in East Africa
City Lodge to expand in East Africa

City Lodge Hotels has set aside R475m to build two new hotels in East Africa, and is looking for other opportunities to add hotels in capital cities across East and Southern Africa, the company said.

19 Aug 2014 10:38

Tips on managing your rental property
Tips on managing your rental property

Many people consider that buying rental property is an appealing income investment, especially now when rates are so low and the market is so volatile. I for one, think it is important to make sensible decisions.

By Davis Miller 18 Aug 2014 09:44

Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts
Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts

Des de Beer and his team's ability to make money for Resilient shareholders is underscored by the 20,9% increase in income payouts achieved for the year to June.

By Joan Muller 18 Aug 2014 09:32

Johannesburg's new by-laws cause problems
Johannesburg's new by-laws cause problems

The City of Johannesburg recently promulgated its By-law on Problem Properties. We wrote a previous article commenting on the difficulties that the Draft By-law on Problem Properties pose. This article looks at problems caused by the promulgated version, which is now legally in force.

By David Hepburn and Chantelle Gladwin 18 Aug 2014 09:04

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