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Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Public Works has wasted R34,9bn
Public Works has wasted R34,9bn

The Department of Public Works has uncovered R34.9bn in irregular expenditure dating back to 2001, Public Works Minister Thembelani Nxesi says.

30 Sep 2014 10:05

Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements
Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements

Ekurhuleni council has asked its residents who are not receiving their printed municipal accounts because of the Post Office strike to use of other options to view their monthly statement.

30 Sep 2014 09:37

Growthpoint partners with Cavaleros to develop 43ha site in Samrand
Growthpoint partners with Cavaleros to develop 43ha site in Samrand

Growthpoint Properties has acquired a fully-serviced 43 hectare site in Samrand from the Cavaleros Group - its largest industrial land deal to date.

29 Sep 2014 09:00

State says it's made progress on improving service delivery countrywide
State says it's made progress on improving service delivery countrywide

Good progress has been made in the provision of basic services over the first quarter of ANC's government's new term in office according to the Chairman of the Governance and Administration Cluster and Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba.

29 Sep 2014 08:58

A checklist for selecting someone to manage your sectional title
A checklist for selecting someone to manage your sectional title

With the increased demand for sectional title properties in South Africa comes the need for more experienced and compliant property management companies to service this growing demand and further stimulate the growth of the local property sector.

26 Sep 2014 21:00

UDZ tax incentive extended for six years
UDZ tax incentive extended for six years

In 2003 the Urban Development Zone (UDZ) tax incentive was introduced under section 13quat of the Income Tax Act, 1962 to promote urban renewal in demarcated areas.

By Graeme Palmer 26 Sep 2014 09:01

Tourism growth creates spin-offs for property market
Tourism growth creates spin-offs for property market

Over the past 20 years, the tourism sector's contribution to South Africa's GDP has increased significantly - with an average annual average real growth rate of 7.3%, creating jobs and generating valuable foreign currency.

26 Sep 2014 07:18

Why to invest in energy efficient commercial property
Why to invest in energy efficient commercial property

Together with South Africa's challenging economic climate and the looming 2016 carbon tax system, the ROI of energy efficient (EE) commercial buildings in South Africa makes the employment of an EE solution an important investment decision for property and business owners alike.

23 Sep 2014 15:30

Police have crime under control claims Phiyega
Police have crime under control claims Phiyega

While challenges within certain categories of crime such as murder and sexual offences remain, South Africa's police have a firm handle on crime, claims National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega.

23 Sep 2014 08:21

Andrew Golding
Why the property market growth is sustainable

We now have a residential property market which has thrown off the burden of a long recessionary period while defying obstacles to growth.

By Andrew Golding 22 Sep 2014 11:32

Cape Town's fuel storage terminal expansion
Cape Town's fuel storage terminal expansion

A two-year R650m investment will be part of the expansion of the oil and fuel storage terminal at Cape Town harbour, to make it a multi-use and multi-product facility.

22 Sep 2014 11:28

Government commits to looking after its own people
Government commits to looking after its own people

The Department of Public says it is committed to honouring its Constitutional mandate to provide accommodation to government, including members of the Executive.

22 Sep 2014 07:41

Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable
Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable

The stable repo rate is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers requiring access to finance, says Dr Andrew Golding...

19 Sep 2014 12:01

SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

Introducing Blok - the new brand on the property (ahem) block
Introducing Blok - the new brand on the property (ahem) block

While city living isn't a new concept, city living as a culture in South Africa is, and Blok is one of the brands that are pioneering this culture.

18 Sep 2014 08:00

Energy-efficient buildings generate higher income
Energy-efficient buildings generate higher income

A new collaboration between IPD South Africa and the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) proves that energy-efficient buildings offer higher returns for their owners.

17 Sep 2014 08:17

GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA
GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA

The Green Building Council South Africa has announced the launch of the EDGE rating system - a new green building certification programme for the residential property market - to be utilised for homes in South Africa.

17 Sep 2014 08:15

Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices
Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices

Moneyweb Holdings will move to cheaper offices as part of efforts to cut costs, the listed Caxton unit said while announcing a R2.6m loss for its year ended June.

By Nick Hedley 16 Sep 2014 13:22

Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating
Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating

Atrium on 5th, previously known as the Sandton Twin Towers in Johannesburg, has been awarded Green Star Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

16 Sep 2014 08:48

How rental insurance minimises your risk as a landlord
How rental insurance minimises your risk as a landlord

The rental property market appeals to landlords wanting to earn a passive income on their rental properties, but they face the risk of non-payment by tenants, as well as property damage and even theft.

15 Sep 2014 10:45

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.

15 Sep 2014 10:39

Pam Golding Properties to exhibit local and international residential properties
Pam Golding Properties to exhibit local and international residential properties

Pam Golding Properties is bringing a range of residential properties available for purchase or rent to the Gauteng market at the group's national property exhibition in Sandton City next week.

12 Sep 2014 09:00

'Green-over' of The Towers underway
'Green-over' of The Towers underway

Redefine Properties has planned a major transformation of the The Towers (previously Standard Bank Centre) in Cape Town's CBD to meet the most innovative 'green building' standards.

11 Sep 2014 12:40

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

Flexi-term letting could be the answer
Flexi-term letting could be the answer

Winter in Cape Town often results in a drop in visitors looking for short-term accommodation, while much of Joburg and its surrounds become reminiscent of a ghost town over summer months when residents seek December refuge closer to the beach.

10 Sep 2014 12:27

Security boost for SA malls after thefts
Security boost for SA malls after thefts

Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high-risk shopping areas, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba.

10 Sep 2014 09:29

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