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How a buyer's agent can save you time and money
How a buyer's agent can save you time and money

Purchasing property is quite often a time consuming and chaotic task, with which the average homebuyer has fairly limited knowledge and experience.

By Lauren Staley 24 Oct 2014 08:00

Entries open for Outstanding Verge Competition
Entries open for Outstanding Verge Competition

Entries are now open for Pam Golding Properties' Outstanding Verge Competition - a community outreach project to create awareness of the importance of exterior environments, particularly gardens within neighbourhoods.

23 Oct 2014 11:15

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

Upgraded Paledi Mall opens in Mankweng at month end
Upgraded Paledi Mall opens in Mankweng at month end

The upgraded Paledi Shopping Mall opens in Mankweng on 30 October 2014, offering an increase in size and national retailers for this university town's consumers.

22 Oct 2014 12:00

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

New Department of Environmental Affairs building represents green leadership
New Department of Environmental Affairs building represents green leadership

According to Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA), the official opening of the Department of Environmental Affairs' new head office - a 6 Green Star SA Office Design rated building - in Pretoria on 17 October by President Jacob Zuma represents a milestone and significant step in green leadership.

21 Oct 2014 13:50

Just Property Group gains international recognition
Just Property Group gains international recognition

Just Property Group has been awarded a gold Geneva International Star for Quality, as part of the annual program of the BID Awards, which recognises outstanding companies, organisations and people in business.

21 Oct 2014 13:25

Cashbuild's revenue up 10%
Cashbuild's revenue up 10%

Buildings and material group Cashbuild said total revenue for the company rose by 10% for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year with higher sales and the opening of new stores.

20 Oct 2014 11:52

SA REIT is "never a dull sector"
SA REIT is "never a dull sector"

Following Redefine Properties acquiring an 11% stake in Emira Property Fund in late September, speculation about further consolidation in 2014 for the most active sector on the JSE for corporate action, the SA REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) sector, is rife yet again.

17 Oct 2014 14:50

Joburg's business hub drives demand for residential property
Joburg's business hub drives demand for residential property

Sandton's ever-increasing number of commercial buyers and tenants alike is a major factor driving demand for residential property in the area.

17 Oct 2014 13:20

Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit
Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit

Oasis Crescent Property Fund says its interim distribution per unit increased by 13.8% to 50.2c in the six months to September from 44.1c a year ago.

17 Oct 2014 12:34

Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables
Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the fight for food security in South Africa should start at a family level with vegetable gardens in all suburbs.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 17 Oct 2014 09:22

RICS researches role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets
RICS researches role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is collaborating with organisations across Africa to understand the potential role chartered surveyors could play in key African markets as the built environment undergoes unprecedented change.

16 Oct 2014 12:55

Basil Read has a new management team
Basil Read has a new management team

Basil Read's (BSR) restructuring of its executive management team was now complete following the appointment of a permanent financial director and chief executive according to the construction firm.

By Nick Hedley 15 Oct 2014 13:03

SA developers showing more interest in Africa
SA developers showing more interest in Africa

The African continent could become a competitive field for SA's property developers if the developers move in and act as catalysts for future development.

By Alistair Anderson 15 Oct 2014 12:36

PGP provides shelter this World Habitat Day
PGP provides shelter this World Habitat Day

In honour of World Habitat Day, Pam Golding Properties Western Cape joined hands with Habitat for Humanity to build houses and support community development in Pelican Park, Cape Town last week.

14 Oct 2014 12:25

Surge of interest in Northern KZN farms
Surge of interest in Northern KZN farms

A significant percentage of South Africa's small-scale farms are based in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, where agriculture is extensively diverse as reflected in the patterns of topography and the soil fertile for the majority of agricultural activities.

14 Oct 2014 11:15

Atlantic Leaf seeks more funds for portfolio
Atlantic Leaf seeks more funds for portfolio

Atlantic Leaf Properties intends to raise more funds over the next few months as it looks to build on its fledgling property portfolio.

By Nick Hedley 14 Oct 2014 10:27

New property management services company created by property giants
New property management services company created by property giants

Liberty Holdings and Excellerate Holdings have announced a new property management services company, in which JHI, a subsidiary of Excellerate, will own 51% and Liberty 49%.

13 Oct 2014 11:46

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

Growthpoint's talks with Acucap at advanced stage
Growthpoint's talks with Acucap at advanced stage

The plan by Growthpoint‚ the JSE's largest property group by market value‚ to buy Acucap Properties‚ is on track‚ with the companies announcing that takeover talks were at an advanced stage.

By Alistair Anderson 13 Oct 2014 10:26

Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m
Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m

Fleet management company Super Group says it has bought the UK's second-largest Ford motor dealer‚ Allen Ford‚ for R606m.

13 Oct 2014 10:06

Mall payment kiosks for Ekurhuleni residents
Mall payment kiosks for Ekurhuleni residents

Ekurhuleni residents will soon be able to walk into major malls around the city and pay for or view their municipal services accounts while at the mall.

13 Oct 2014 07:11

'Copy and paste' won't work in African retail landscape
'Copy and paste' won't work in African retail landscape

South African retailers looking to expand into Africa need to understand the consumer market because the copy and paste of what works in South Africa does not work in other African countries.

10 Oct 2014 15:45

Gauteng commissions township economy study
Gauteng commissions township economy study

The Gauteng Provincial Government will commission a baseline study on the township economy to understand its size, spread and strength as well as innovative ways of measuring its social and economic importance.

10 Oct 2014 09:08

Government upgrades for mining settlements
Government upgrades for mining settlements

At least 82 informal settlements in a number of mining towns are currently being evaluated for possible upgrading as part of government's National Upgrading Support Programme.

10 Oct 2014 08:44

Fine & Country opens on Garden Route
Fine & Country opens on Garden Route

The recently launched Fine & Country office in Knysna is headed up by André van Rensburg, who has developed the Gauteng branches into a leading licensee operator.

9 Oct 2014 12:40

Report on Lwandle evictions will be studied
Report on Lwandle evictions will be studied

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will study the findings and recommendations of the report of the Ministerial Commission of Inquiry that probed the inhumane evictions of families in Lwandle, Cape Town.

9 Oct 2014 07:52

Redefine offers learnership programme for listed property sector
Redefine offers learnership programme for listed property sector

Redefine is recruiting school leavers and graduates from designated groups fresh out of school and university, giving bright young stars an opportunity to gain one year's hands-on work experience within the listed property sector.

8 Oct 2014 08:00

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