Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town
Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town

According to student housing facility, StudentatHome, Adderley Street in Cape Town has seen a stream of national and international students drawn into the city...

23 Jul 2018

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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

RIP Pam Golding
RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

Historic properties, rare development opportunities in March High Street Auction
Historic properties, rare development opportunities in March High Street Auction

The property housing Sharpeville's present-day police complex and the Masonic Hotel, Brakpan's famed historic landmark, achieved millions under High Street Auctions hammer in March...

3 Apr 2018

DigsConnect, a new way to advertise and find student accommodation?
DigsConnect, a new way to advertise and find student accommodation?

DigsConnect, the 'Airbnb of student accommodation', founded by ex-UCT SRC members Alexandria Procter and Greg Keal, is a platform dedicated to connecting landlords with student tenants around South Africa...

Issued by DigsConnect 1 Mar 2018

Seven things students should know about lease agreements
Seven things students should know about lease agreements

Even as a student, it's important to know your rights and your responsibilities when it comes to your rental contract...

26 Feb 2018

Do your homework before you let to students
Do your homework before you let to students

Becoming a student landlord can appear to be an attractive proposition. But, before you take the plunge, here's what you need to know about this type of investment...

Issued by Private Property 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six trends set to gather momentum in the property market
#BizTrends2018: Six trends set to gather momentum in the property market

Here are the key trends we believe will gather momentum in the property market in 2018...

By Dr Andrew Golding 8 Jan 2018

Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings
Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) has launched an initiative to recover government buildings that are illegally occupied...

1 Nov 2017

Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018
Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018

Built by the Respublica Student Living Fund, a new purpose-designed student residence will be ready for occupation in January 2018...

17 Oct 2017

Property remains safe haven asset for investors
Property remains safe haven asset for investors

When the economy is struggling with low growth, as South Africa's currently is, there are still opportunities for investments...

11 Oct 2017

SA Women's Hockey team off to Africa Cup for Nations
SA Women's Hockey team off to Africa Cup for Nations

The South African Women's Hockey team, sponsored by Private Property, heads off to Ismailia in Egypt for the Africa Cup for Nations this month...

Issued by Private Property 6 Oct 2017

CampusKey lifts student beds target for listing
CampusKey lifts student beds target for listing

CampusKey, owner of prestige "student hotel" accommodation, still intends to list on the JSE but only in 2019 when it owns at least 10,000 beds, says MD Leon Howell...

By Alistair Anderson 6 Sep 2017

Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development
Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development

In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Ministers and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect an over-R650m Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country's five metropolitan municipalities...

1 Sep 2017

Competition offers free student accommodation in PE
Competition offers free student accommodation in PE

CampusKey is running a competition offering free accommodation at its new Scarborough facility in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth...

31 Aug 2017

UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades
UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades

A 288-unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of an electricity substation at the University of Zululand's main KwaDlangezwa Campus have been completed...

14 Aug 2017

Student digs fund targets JSE niche
Student digs fund targets JSE niche

The listing of the first student accommodation group Inkunzi should encourage more companies focusing on student housing to go public...

By Alistair Anderson 3 Aug 2017

Artist’s impression of CampusKey Scarborough in Summerstrand, PE.
Suburban high-rise student digs boon

A new R145m student accommodation block is rising on the beachfront, promising some relief to the city's crippling student accommodation crisis...

By Guy Rogers 28 Jul 2017

Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenue
Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenue

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is looking to generate R100m in revenue from a potential partnership with the private and public sectors to develop its 300ha estate in the north of Johannesburg...

By Michelle Gumede 11 Jul 2017

Redefine lifts Melbourne investments
Redefine lifts Melbourne investments

Redefine Properties has acquired a second development site for student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into this highly competitive property sector...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2017

Tips for investing in student accommodation
Tips for investing in student accommodation

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants...

27 Jun 2017

Millennials are keen on these three Pretoria East neighbourhoods
Millennials are keen on these three Pretoria East neighbourhoods

Hazelwood is fast becoming one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Pretoria East...

28 Apr 2017

R7bn boost for university infrastructure
R7bn boost for university infrastructure

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide...

20 Apr 2017

New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre
New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province opened additional education and boarding facilities, funded by the TK Foundation, at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town last week...

3 Apr 2017

Pros and cons of investing in student accommodation
Pros and cons of investing in student accommodation

Investing in student accommodation remains a highly attractive option provided you buy the right kind of property in the right location, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group...

3 Apr 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education
#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5bn has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20...

22 Feb 2017

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Student housing crisis hits NMMU

NMMU students have resorted to sleeping in TV rooms and laboratories while others squat with friends and family amid what the Black Students Stokvel (BSS) has called a housing crisis at the university...

By Siyamtanda Capa 17 Feb 2017

Your eight-point checklist for choosing student digs
Your eight-point checklist for choosing student digs

Upon acceptance into a university far from home, one of the top items on that to-do list is finding accommodation...

9 Feb 2017

Systems in place to ensure smooth 2017 varsity registration
Systems in place to ensure smooth 2017 varsity registration

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says a lot of ground work has been done to ensure a seamless registration period for the 2017 academic year...

1 Dec 2016

Private student accommodation - should you buy or rent?
Private student accommodation - should you buy or rent?

With student accommodation at tertiary education facilities experiencing a significant drop, parents are now turning to private housing options close to institutions. Top of mind is the decision of whether to buy or rent, says Misty Kesting, an estate agent at Knight Frank Residential South Africa...

12 Oct 2016

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