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Residential property market promising despite recession
Residential property market promising despite recession

The effects of the ratings downgrades are beginning to hit home, throwing the country into an economic recession...

By Harry Hattingh 1 day ago

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa
Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa

Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land...

1 day ago

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Developer fined R1.6m for non-compliance

The National Home Builders Registration Council's (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of R1.6m on a developer after failing to enrol residential units which were under construction at Elarduspark in Gauteng...

1 day ago

Building wealth through multiple properties
Building wealth through multiple properties

Many individuals who already own more than one property mistakenly overlook key principles of wealth creation that could potentially unlock their ability to grow their property portfolios...

By Praven Subbramoney 2 days ago

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Attacq prepares for conversion into Reit

Attacq, the owner of Mall of Africa and other assets in Johannesburg's Waterfall node, is cleaning up its portfolio to focus on developments in Midrand and the rest of Africa as well as offshore opportunities...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote
Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market...

By Ronald Ennik 3 days ago

Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend
Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend

While the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Retail Trends Report recorded a turnover growth of -4% for the first quarter of 2017, Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain has remained resilient...

3 days ago

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Land audit still not completed

The land-reform programme has generally been tardy, which has created uncertainty in the agricultural sector. The biggest challenge for the land reform programme remained...

15 Aug 2017

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era
Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings...

15 Aug 2017

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem
Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing...

By Ben Cousins 15 Aug 2017

Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla
Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla

Investec Property Fund (IPF) has sold a seed portfolio to Izandla Property, its broad-based black empowerment partner, for R586.9m...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2017

When does an offer to purchase lapse?
When does an offer to purchase lapse?

Buyers who have found the right home will be eager to know whether their offer will be accepted by the seller or whether they need to keep looking. Being in a state of limbo can be frustrating...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Aug 2017

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance
Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

SACSC Annual Congress set for Cape Town in September
SACSC Annual Congress set for Cape Town in September

The South African Council of Shopping Centres Annual Congress is being held on 13-15 September 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

11 Aug 2017

Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials
Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials

How do you restore work-life balance to encourage happy, healthy and motivated employees...

By Robyn Gray 11 Aug 2017

Jacques van Embden, MD, Blok
Making middle-income earners' urban home-owning dreams reality

For many of South Africa's 4.2-million middle-income earners, owning a well-located urban home is but a dream...

By Jacques van Embden 11 Aug 2017

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled
Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled, taking inspiration from its lush riverside position...

10 Aug 2017

Tie-ups in store at listed property
Tie-ups in store at listed property

The South African real estate investment trust (Reit) sector is poised to enter a period of sustained stress as SA's economic woes continue to hit hard...

By Alistair Anderson 10 Aug 2017

When is a property sales agreement valid?
When is a property sales agreement valid?

Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through...

By Bruce Swain 10 Aug 2017

Executive mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, Cllr Vusimusi William Tshabalala and Sedise Moseneke, executive director of Vukile Property Fund at Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre (formerly Setsing Crescent) in Phuthaditjhaba.
R338m redevelopment for Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre

The Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre in the Free State is undergoing a major redevelopment...

8 Aug 2017

What agents consider when setting an asking price
What agents consider when setting an asking price

Although there is a vast amount of information available to homeowners online, there is currently no site or programme outside of the real estate profession that can accurately evaluate a property...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2017

New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction
New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction

The commercial growth of Walmer's Main Road in Nelson Mandela Bay is gathering pace, with the building of a R20m office and retail development set to modernise the rapidly expanding business node...

By Shaun Gillham 8 Aug 2017

Dr Andrew Golding, Saleh Said at Zanzibar Amber Resort
Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017
Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017

The recently released PayProp Rental Index has reported that in the past quarter, the weighted average national rental exceeded R7,000 for the first time...

7 Aug 2017

Thavhani Mall geared to support community business
Thavhani Mall geared to support community business

The Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou is ready for its big opening on 24 August 2017, when local businesses as well as national companies will benefit...

7 Aug 2017

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga
Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run...

7 Aug 2017

Resilient lives up to its name with growth during recession
Resilient lives up to its name with growth during recession

Resilient Reit's strategy of owning a diverse range of shopping centres in SA and interests in several offshore groups is paying off, with the company continuing to outdo its peers...

By Alistair Anderson 7 Aug 2017

Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs
Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs

Growthpoint Properties has opened up its Property Point incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. The initiative aims to build sustainable small businesses in the industry...

4 Aug 2017

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Hyprop 'should keep investors in the loop'

Blue chip shopping centre owner Hyprop Investments needs to reassure investors about its European and African strategies given the pressure the domestic portfolio faces...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Aug 2017

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