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Lift takes Redefine up to the next level
Lift takes Redefine up to the next level

When Redefine got into the landlord business, they marketed themselves as not being landlords...

27 Feb 2015 13:30

Transfer duty and the 2015 budget
Transfer duty and the 2015 budget

Commentary from David Warmback of Shepstone & Wylie on some interesting changes proposed to the transfer duty rates and brackets announced in the 2015 Budget Speech...

By David Warmback 26 Feb 2015 11:44

Durban's R3bn 'best-kept property secret'
Durban's R3bn 'best-kept property secret'

Wealthy holiday-makers can expect to shell out anything from R5,000 to R10,000 a night for two- and three-bedroom apartments during peak season at the luxurious Pearls of Umhlanga...

26 Feb 2015 08:40

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015 07:59

Rebosis makes offer to acquire Ascension
Rebosis makes offer to acquire Ascension

Rebosis Property Fund on Tuesday announced its firm intention to acquire the entire A and B linked unit capital of Ascension Properties that it did not already own...

26 Feb 2015 07:50

Tshwane development has makings of African super city
Tshwane development has makings of African super city

Tshwane's swift development is causing the boundaries of Pretoria and Johannesburg to become increasingly blurred with the two regions predicted to become one immense "super city", and the continent's undisputed powerhouse within several years...

25 Feb 2015 14:25

Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on
Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

The "electricity war room" is focusing all its energy towards implementing government's five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday...

25 Feb 2015 11:27

GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014
GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014

South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday, 24 February...

25 Feb 2015 09:05

Synergy improves H1 distribution slightly
Synergy improves H1 distribution slightly

Listed property loan stock company Synergy Income Fund on Friday posted a slight increase in interim distribution for its A and B linked unitholders...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Refurbishment on track at Riverside Hotel & Spa
Refurbishment on track at Riverside Hotel & Spa

The Three Cites Riverside Hotel & Spa has been undergoing a phased refurbishment over the last 18 months...

20 Feb 2015 12:50

GBCSA launches new tool to encourage reduced environmental impact of interior projects
GBCSA launches new tool to encourage reduced environmental impact of interior projects

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has launched its new Green Star SA Interiors tool...

20 Feb 2015 08:15

Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas' cloud
Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas' cloud

ROME - Cash-strapped authorities in Rome are to auction off four Mussolini-era public buildings to fund the completion of a long-delayed but eagerly-awaited new conference centre by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas...

18 Feb 2015 13:15

Accelerate to buy Parktown Crescent for R850m
Accelerate to buy Parktown Crescent for R850m

Accelerate Property Fund (APF) has entered into an agreement to acquire Parktown Crescent Properties (PCP) and Wanooka Properties for R850m...

17 Feb 2015 12:30

Road show on new labour laws kicks off
Road show on new labour laws kicks off

The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will today kick off with their road show to educate the public about amended labour laws...

16 Feb 2015 11:55

Business invited to enter annual awards
Business invited to enter annual awards

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is inviting South African businesses to submit their entries for the 3rd Annual South African Premier Business Awards...

16 Feb 2015 10:51

Putprop plans rights issue
Putprop plans rights issue

Low-key property firm Putprop - whose biggest tenant is the subsidised bus company Putco - will embark on a concerted diversification drive after a surprise announcement of a R100m rights issue this week.

By Marc Hasenfuss 13 Feb 2015 14:30

Tower 'is too small for a single specialist focus'
Tower 'is too small for a single specialist focus'

Tower Property Fund CEO Mark Edwards discusses interim results and the necessity of diversification‚ which is good for company's risk profile‚ in this interview conducted on 6 February...

12 Feb 2015 13:15

Rockcastle clinches Polish deal
Rockcastle clinches Polish deal

Rockcastle Global Real Estate has concluded its first acquisition in Poland‚ a fast-growing attractive economy which it has selected as a major component of its direct property strategy...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Feb 2015 10:00

Affluent Africa drives demand for property
Affluent Africa drives demand for property

The number of Africans with $30 million in assets - the ultra high net worth individual - is anticipated to rise by 53% to 2,858 by 2023, far outstripping the average pace of growth across the rest of the world...

11 Feb 2015 08:27

Stenprop makes first disposals and acquisitions since listing
Stenprop makes first disposals and acquisitions since listing

Stenprop, a property company listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange‚ with a recently achieved secondary listing on the JSE's AltX, on Monday announced the sale of its multi-let office building Chiswell Street asset in London and the purchase of Trafalgar Court‚ another office building in Guernsey...

By Alistair Anderson 10 Feb 2015 13:00

Tower Property grows earnings 59%
Tower Property grows earnings 59%

Cape-based Tower Property Fund grew its distributable earnings 59% to R63m over the six months to November...

By Alistair Anderson 10 Feb 2015 12:45

More new projects for Sandton despite congestion
More new projects for Sandton despite congestion

Despite concerns about a looming oversupply of office space and increased road congestion, commercial real estate investors and developers continue to pour billions into the Sandton CBD...

By Joan Muller 9 Feb 2015 07:10

Tower Property interim revenue rises‚ despite difficult trading environment
Tower Property interim revenue rises‚ despite difficult trading environment

Tower Property (TWR) on Friday said it was pleased with its interim results‚ which had been achieved "in an increasingly difficult trading environment"...

9 Feb 2015 07:00

Forty-year-old bakery goes to market
Forty-year-old bakery goes to market

Later this month, one of South Africa's oldest bakeries will be taken to auction...

6 Feb 2015 14:10

Rosebank's allure grings development
Rosebank's allure grings development

Up to 100,000m² of office space set for Rosebank in near future, writes Alistair Anderson...

By Alistair Anderson 6 Feb 2015 12:00

Transfer duty - taxing for buyers and ultimately also sellers
Transfer duty - taxing for buyers and ultimately also sellers

Taxing a sale between a willing home owner and buyer is controversial in most countries in which it is levied; no less so than in South Africa, where it is termed transfer duty. Its critics argue that it is simply a tax for which there is no specific reason or rationale, other than to help fill national coffers...

By Andrew Golding 6 Feb 2015 11:30

Foreign direct investment could drive property market
Foreign direct investment could drive property market

An exciting ride from the property sector during a year that is full of potential is the forecast for South Africa...

6 Feb 2015 10:30

Are you sure you want to buy there? There's been a lot of crime in that area lately.
Are you sure you want to buy there? There's been a lot of crime in that area lately.

Here, some recent findings on the impact criminal activity has had on property prices...

6 Feb 2015 09:30

'Renovating' your home insurance policy
'Renovating' your home insurance policy

Thinking of renovating? Consider how this will affect your insurance needs, both during and after the renovations...

5 Feb 2015 13:45

With property, 'you need to look at long-term performance'
With property, 'you need to look at long-term performance'

Vukile CEO Laurence Rapp discusses the success of the bid to gain control of Synergy Property Fund and how take-up is in line with company expectations‚ in this interview conducted on 3 February...

5 Feb 2015 09:00

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