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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

Household security - a major determining factor

There is one aspect that unfortunately has many South Africans up in arms...

10 Jul 2014 08:30

Holiday and retirement home buyers make their way to Hermanus

Aside from local buyers trading up and down, holiday makers and retirees have been making their way back to the Hermanus Whale Coast, and not only to go whale watching...

9 Jul 2014 11:15

Schools going up in Bardale Village

The Department of Education has commenced the construction of a second school in Bardale Village, an estate situated in Kuilsriver on the outskirts of Cape Town.

8 Jul 2014 08:00

SA property market continues to grow

South Africa and its economy has faced challenges and will continue to do so going forward, but irrespective of this, the property market continues to grow. After all, everyone needs a place to live - regardless of what the economy is doing.

7 Jul 2014 12:45

Gothic-style, turreted church building under the hammer in Cape Town

In the past 50 years, Cape Town has seen a large number of churches, synagogues and other places of worship sold and put to use in novel ways...

7 Jul 2014 12:33

Trending: The zero deposit lease

The option to enter into a zero deposit lease seems to be the latest trend.

4 Jul 2014 09:00

Temporary VAT relief for property developers

A property developer usually holds residential properties as trading stock and therefore accounts for VAT at a rate of 14% on the sale of the developed units.

By Graeme Palmer 3 Jul 2014 10:49

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