Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution
Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution

Government is intensifying the implementation of land reform and restitution programmes so that South Africans can leverage land...

21 hours ago

Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management
Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management

Rental inspections are a necessity when it comes to good rental management, and both landlords and tenants should stick to the terms and conditions...

By Nelio Mendes 19 hours ago

Private Property launches SA's smartest property app
Private Property launches SA's smartest property app

Private Property has launched an all-new app, introducing the first property feed to the market. The new property feed feature will change the way South Africans find their next property...

Issued by Private Property 8 May 2018

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas
How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

Land debates are reverberating across South Africa...

By Sarita Pillay 8 May 2018

Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry
Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry

A proliferation of brazen fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated scams to not only fleece buyers and sellers, but also property practitioners...

7 May 2018

Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier
Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier

A change of legislation will now make it easier for sectional title trustees and home owners' association directors to recover arrear levies from defaulting home owners...

7 May 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An expectation of salaries

What can a marketing or communications worker expect to earn in Malta? New figures released in April by Eurostat give broad sectoral outlines across five areas of economic activity providing an indication of wages across the EU in general and the Maltese islands in particular...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 4 May 2018

How to object to property valuations after deadline
How to object to property valuations after deadline

It often happens that property owners miss the deadline for objection to incorrect details on a property roll. If municipal staff advise you that there is nothing you can do after the fact to fix the problem, they are wrong. Here are the steps that a property owner can take to compel the municipality to investigate and correct an error on a valuation roll outside of the prescribed time periods for objection to that roll.

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl 4 May 2018

Steve Wallbanks, CEO, Servest South Africa
Changes in facilities management - trends and progression

Facilities abilities has grown from a mixed array of isolated services that were perceived to be menial tasks performed by 'unskilled labour' to a fully fledged service offering par excellence...

By Steve Wallbanks 4 May 2018

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond
Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond

Growthpoint plans to swap the net proceeds from its $425m Eurobond into euros to fund its expansion in Europe...

3 May 2018

Rosslyn Riviera Shopping Mall
Vantage Capital invests $8m in Kenyan mall

Vantage Capital has provided $8m of funding to Rosslyn Riviera Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya...

3 May 2018

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Property market's slow start in 2018 could be misleading

Property experts remain optimistic for a market turnaround...

By Tony Clarke 2 May 2018

Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?
Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?

Nestled in the heart of Durban are two very different areas...

30 Apr 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!

Where do you find Europe's most avid shoppers? Living on the island of Malta, according to findings released comparing EU28 nations...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 27 Apr 2018

Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE
Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE

Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare...

26 Apr 2018

Property Point incubation programme celebrates 21 SME graduates
Property Point incubation programme celebrates 21 SME graduates

Twenty-one small businesses have graduated from Property Point's two-year incubation programme...

26 Apr 2018

Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo
Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned unsuspecting housing consumers against the fraudulent use of its logo...

25 Apr 2018

What you can expect from house prices in 2018
What you can expect from house prices in 2018

Contrary to what may be expected, the impact of SA's tumultuous start to 2018 has not greatly negatively affected the country's economic growth to date...

25 Apr 2018

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

24 Apr 2018

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Will remote work spaces have a negative effect on commercial property markets?

The negative impact of working remotely upon the commercial property market is of concern to both investors and commercial property agents, alike...

24 Apr 2018

The Maslow at Time Square (Images Provided)
Design masterpiece The Maslow at Time Square unveiled

With the launch of The Maslow at Time Square, the metamorphosis of Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn into a state-of-the-art hospitality, business and leisure hub, is complete...

24 Apr 2018

CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA
CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA

The draft policy proposes that every new development of 10 dwelling units or more must include 20% inclusionary housing...

24 Apr 2018

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

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Why the Fish River Sun land claim case took 20 years

On 10 April 2018, the Land Claims Court delivered judgment in a case involving three competing land claims...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 24 Apr 2018

Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers
Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers

Landlords and commercial developers will need to urgently rethink sustainability issues if they want their properties to remain attractive...

By Gary Palmer 23 Apr 2018

Investing offshore? Here is what savvy investors should look out for
Investing offshore? Here is what savvy investors should look out for

Trends to watch include population growth, the rise of millennials and progress in innovation and technology...

23 Apr 2018

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls...

20 Apr 2018

#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review
#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review

The public hearing process on the expropriation of land without compensation is scheduled to begin on 8 May...

20 Apr 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

19 Apr 2018

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No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

The process is still a long way off from being proclaimed into law...

By Stuart Manning 19 Apr 2018

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Improving office block security doesn't have to be complicated or expensive

Office blocks are quickly becoming more attractive as targets for criminals...

By Laurence Smith 18 Apr 2018

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