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New green SU residence honours legacy of Nkosi Johnson

Stellenbosch University (SU) has named a new student residence after Nkosi Johnson...

6 Jun 2018

Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister
Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister

Deputy minister of rural development and land reform Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering expropriating land without compensation...

By Barbara Maregele 6 Jun 2018

Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime
Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld a ruling handed down by the High Court in Pretoria, setting aside an exorbitant rates regime...

By Andrew Molver 5 Jun 2018

Belinda Clur, MD, Clur Research International
Clur report reflects strengthening shopping centre trade

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, sales per square metre in shopping centres continued to grow in March...

5 Jun 2018

SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls
SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls

Looking to curb ever-climbing electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint, JSE-listed REIT SA Corporate Real Estate Limited is investing...

4 Jun 2018

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How different regulations affect ST schemes and homeowner's associations

Marina Constas explains how innovations and special provisions that apply to sectional title apartments and town houses do not necessarily apply to homeowners' associations...

4 Jun 2018

Two confirmed arrests related to alleged illegal water connections at Waterfall City
Two confirmed arrests related to alleged illegal water connections at Waterfall City

Waterfall Management Company confirmed on Friday, 1 June, the arrest of two of its employees...

4 Jun 2018

Historical CT hotel to be refurbished as luxury apartments
Historical CT hotel to be refurbished as luxury apartments

Romney Park, a former five-star hotel, sited on the lower slopes of Signal Hill in Green Point, Cape Town is earmarked for refurbishment...

1 Jun 2018

Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct
Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct

Phase one is now under way on the R3bn Sandton Gate precinct development...

1 Jun 2018

Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector
Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday, 31 May, called on property sector representatives and members of the public to work with government to expose corruption...

1 Jun 2018

Vukile portfolio delivers 7.7% full-year distribution growth
Vukile portfolio delivers 7.7% full-year distribution growth

JSE-listed REIT Vukile Property Fund has reported 7.7% growth in dividends to 168.82 cents per share for the year to 31 March 2018...

31 May 2018

Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop
Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop

There is no doubt that traditional brick-and-mortar shopping remains the backbone of the South African retail industry, but new ways of purchasing are fast becoming standard practice in retail markets...

31 May 2018

Attacq denies allegations of illegal water connections at Waterfall City
Attacq denies allegations of illegal water connections at Waterfall City

JSE-listed Attacq has refuted allegations from the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) related to illegal water connections...

31 May 2018

Piet Retief Mall
Investor demand for local retail centres remains high

Investor demand for solidly performing neighbourhood and community retail centres continues to outstrip auction supply...

30 May 2018

Jeff Zidel steps down as Fortress deputy chair
Jeff Zidel steps down as Fortress deputy chair

After a distinguished 47-year career in the South African property industry, Jeff Zidel, deputy chairman of JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Fortress, is set to retire in June...

30 May 2018

Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentals
Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentals

With Airbnb gaining in popularity with property owners in SA, many sectional title (ST) complexes and estates have given up on trying to prevent owners from letting their homes...

29 May 2018

3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property
3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property

Since 2001, sectional title properties in South Africa have, on average, consistently outperformed their full title counterparts...

By Tony Clarke 29 May 2018

In the right environment, everyone is creative
In the right environment, everyone is creative

Scroll back if you can, to the office of the 1970s - 'working 9 to 5' was the norm and employee happiness had little or no bearing in a largely autonomous corporate environment...

Issued by GO Content Lab 29 May 2018

Seven Miles South, Claremont
Flat rental rates in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs decline by 36%

According to Seeff's Imtiaz Adam, the Southern Suburbs sectional title rental market has softened notably over the last few months...

28 May 2018

Confidence is returning to the Gauteng property market
Confidence is returning to the Gauteng property market

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at the current level of 6.50% (base home loan rate of 10%) was largely expected by the market...

By Stuart Manning 25 May 2018

Growth prospects for housing market on the up
Growth prospects for housing market on the up

The Monetary Policy Committee has opted to keep the repo rate stable...

25 May 2018

Why the future of urbanisation is the colossal meta city
Why the future of urbanisation is the colossal meta city

Urbanisation will be the defining trend of the next 25 years...

24 May 2018

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What you need to know about "airing" your property

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

By Bruce Swain 24 May 2018

GCRO/Clive Hassel
Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 24 May 2018

8 ways to ruin your chances of selling your home
8 ways to ruin your chances of selling your home

Selling a home quickly and for the best possible price is what any property owner wants. However, there are many sellers that unintentionally make mistakes that sabotage their sale...

Issued by Private Property 23 May 2018

SAPOA, Property Sector Charter Council to continue partnership on transformation
SAPOA, Property Sector Charter Council to continue partnership on transformation

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) will continue to fund the Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) to the tune of around R250,000 a year for an additional three-year period...

23 May 2018

Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now
Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now

The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) and the Footprint Marketing Awards have officially opened for entries...

23 May 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Community retail centres tick all the boxes - here's why

While some big retail centres are experiencing a reduction in rentals...

22 May 2018

CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuation
CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuation

Earlier this year, Johannesburg residents voiced their outrage over property valuation increases...

22 May 2018

Why buyers need to be honest with their estate agent
Why buyers need to be honest with their estate agent

Providing your estate agent with an honest assessment of your finances and needs will make it easier for them to match you with the perfect property...

Issued by Private Property 21 May 2018

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