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Capital & Counties drops 4% despite weathering Brexit fall-out
Capital & Counties drops 4% despite weathering Brexit fall-out

Despite London-based property group Capital & Counties (CapCo), which is also listed on the JSE, weathering a difficult 2017 and managing to maintain its dividend growth amid fall-out from Brexit, proposed investors were unimpressed...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Can a lessee withhold rental if denied full occupation of leased premises?
Can a lessee withhold rental if denied full occupation of leased premises?

The Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with the question of whether or not a lessee can withhold rental if it is not given full occupation of the leased premises in the recent case of Tudor Hotel Brasserie & Bar v Hencetrade 15...

By Rosanne Kinder 1 day ago

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 1 day ago

#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots
#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots

According to Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, Wednesday's Budget Speech contained some very hopeful elements for SA's property sector...

1 day ago

#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term
#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term

Wednesday's Budget Speech, delivered by minister of finance Malusi Gigaba, is likely to prove positive for the property market in the medium to long term, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet...

2 days ago

Construction begins on Old Mint Park
Construction begins on Old Mint Park

Atterbury has begun construction on Old Mint Park, a 65,000m2 industrial development located between Midrand and Centurion...

2 days ago

Crime mars Cape Town's largest social housing project
Crime mars Cape Town's largest social housing project

Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town is a gated community with 24-hour security, yet residents complain about the high crime rate...

By Ashraf Hendricks 2 days ago

Resilient's board gives executives benefit of the doubt
Resilient's board gives executives benefit of the doubt

Resilient's board said on Monday, 19 February, it was supporting the company's executive management regardless of allegations in recent reports about how they run assets and regardless of the recent sell-off in its shares...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

L2D's first results fall short of expectations
L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

What body corporate finances really mean for your investment
What body corporate finances really mean for your investment

Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision...

By Chris Renecle 3 days ago

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UK back on property buying lists

SA investors are slowly but surely starting to climb back into UK-focused property stocks, which have been out of favour since Britain announced its exit from the EU in mid-2016...

By Joan Muller 19 Feb 2018

La Rive Villa Franschhoek. Photo: Hamish Niven
Two luxury properties in sought-after Cape locations added to La Rive portfolio

The La Rive portfolio, managed by luxury villa expert Alexis Gillis, has launched two luxury private properties in Franschhoek and on the Atlantic Seaboard...

19 Feb 2018

Resilient set to fall out of JSE top 40
Resilient set to fall out of JSE top 40

One of the highest returning property stocks of the past decade Resilient is set to fall out of the JSE top 40 at the end of February...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Feb 2018

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Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

Emira upbeat on dividend payout growth
Emira upbeat on dividend payout growth

Emira Property Fund on Wednesday, 14 February, indicated some signs of recovery since decreasing its dividend payout in its 2017 financial year...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating
Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town...

15 Feb 2018

Pick n Pay Constantia. ©Lauren Hartzenberg
Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall case

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

By Michelle Gumede 14 Feb 2018

Why water-saving investments are worth it for your property - with or without Day Zero
Why water-saving investments are worth it for your property - with or without Day Zero

There are at least six very good reasons for Cape Town property owners to become less dependent on municipal water...

14 Feb 2018

SA property stocks under selling pressure
SA property stocks under selling pressure

The Resilient group of companies, which has regularly outperformed its peers in terms of capital and dividend growth, has had a torrid start to the 2018 calendar year...

By Shawn Phillips 14 Feb 2018

Property developers will face cash flow pressure due to VAT on temporary rental of residential units
Property developers will face cash flow pressure due to VAT on temporary rental of residential units

The curtains have come down on section 18B of the Value-Added Tax Act, No. 89 of 1991 (VAT Act) and the resultant impact may catch a few residential property developers off-guard...

By Chetan Vanmali, Des Kruger and Andile Miya 13 Feb 2018

Housing shortage an opportunity for high investment yields
Housing shortage an opportunity for high investment yields

Investment is needed in the affordable housing sector. Historically, growth in this sector has been hampered by perceptions of high risk and, as a result, undervalued investments...

By Kiara Suttner 13 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis
How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

Resilient's fight with short seller set to intensify
Resilient's fight with short seller set to intensify

The battle between property group Resilient and a previously anonymous short seller, identified as 36One Asset Management, looks set to heat up considerably this week as the JSE announced it was investigating recent trading of the shares in the Resilient stable...

By Ann Crotty 12 Feb 2018

Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise
Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise

Architecture and design firm Xperiencemakers is the team behind Charles Back's first outlet of his planned organic deli-cum-restaurant franchise - The Butcher, The Baker, Cheese and Winemaker...

12 Feb 2018

Property online: how digital media is changing the industry
Property online: how digital media is changing the industry

The world isn't going digital - it's already there. Businesses without an online presence are fast fading into anonymity...

By Debbie Reabow 12 Feb 2018

Are you buying a residential property for business use? Be sure to first check your zoning rights
Are you buying a residential property for business use? Be sure to first check your zoning rights

PJ Veldhuizen, CEO of Gillan and Veldhuizen Attorneys, warns both estate agents and buyers of the danger of not checking if a property you are buying or selling for commercial use is zoned correctly...

9 Feb 2018

Why you should proceed with caution when buying a property under a trust
Why you should proceed with caution when buying a property under a trust

While there are advantages to buying property in a trust, this is not a solution for everyone...

9 Feb 2018

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DTI to honour furniture design excellence

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to hold the Furniture Design Competition later this month to recognise excellence in the sector...

9 Feb 2018

What lies ahead for residential property this year
What lies ahead for residential property this year

The gradual slowdown in the rate of growth in property prices across the country has left homeowners, buyers and investors wondering what could be in store for residential property this year...

By Herschel Jawitz 8 Feb 2018

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