The pros and cons of deed digitisation
The pros and cons of deed digitisation

While the digital signing of documentation could pave the way to more efficient and streamlined processes for the real estate industry, it comes with its own set of risks...

17 Sep 2018

PropertyFox acquires Steeple, consolidating both agencies
PropertyFox acquires Steeple, consolidating both agencies

Online estate agency PropertyFox has acquired Steeple, a similar business which has been in operation since 2012...

10 Sep 2018

Private Property launches refreshed website
Private Property launches refreshed website

Private Property has updated their website with a host of fresh, new features that make finding the right property even easier...

Issued by Private Property 21 Aug 2018

Pam Golding Property group acquires Eazi.com
Pam Golding Property group acquires Eazi.com

The Pam Golding Property group has acquired online, digital estate agency Eazi.com, embracing the online 'hybrid' estate agency model...

14 Aug 2018

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Consumers will drive change in property sector over next few decades

Linda Erasmus, chief executive of Fine & Country Sub-Saharan Africa, attended this year's Inman Conference in San Francisco...

31 Jul 2018

Ronald Ennik, founder and CEO of Ennik Estates
Has technology truly diminished the value of estate agents?

"Given the rise in technology, the value offering of real estate agents has fallen - as reflected in their compensation."

By Ronald Ennik 19 Jul 2018

Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers
Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers

A critical shortage of affordable housing across the world is triggering creative solutions...

By Rina Chandran 7 Jun 2018

Emira releases refreshed, rebranded commercial property leasing app
Emira releases refreshed, rebranded commercial property leasing app

First launched in 2016, Emira Property Fund has released the second version of its leasing app...

18 May 2018

Traditional vs online estate agencies - consumers will vote with their feet
Traditional vs online estate agencies - consumers will vote with their feet

The establishment of a number of new, low-commission, purely online estate agencies raises the question...

15 May 2018

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

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

Increased space, affordable rates drawing people away from city centres: report
Increased space, affordable rates drawing people away from city centres: report

According to the PropertyFox second annual Virtual Realty report, people are moving further away from city centres to enjoy increased space at potentially more affordable rates...

23 Mar 2018

Property industry needs to adapt to new 'on-demand' environment
Property industry needs to adapt to new 'on-demand' environment

Speaking at the PayProp PropTech event in Cape Town last week, Adriaan Grove from Entregral Technologies said that in 2018, the property industry will have to adapt to cater for the new 'on-demand' environment...

7 Mar 2018

Technology and real estate: embracing change for a better industry
Technology and real estate: embracing change for a better industry

Over the last decade or so, the real estate industry has been inundated with tech startups, and yet the vast majority of homes, worldwide, are still sold under the guiding hand of a professional estate agent...

By Schalk van der Merwe 27 Feb 2018

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Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

Smart homes no longer strictly the domain of the wealthy
Smart homes no longer strictly the domain of the wealthy

The perception of smart homes as the domain of wealthier home owners and tech junkies only is changing quickly...

30 Jan 2018

Michael Louis (co-founder and CTO), Michael-John Dippenaar (founder and CEO), and Henri Bam (co-founder and COO)
#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

Properbuz grows to over 700,000 listings
Properbuz grows to over 700,000 listings

Since its launch in September this year, free global property search portal Properbuz has grown its service to over 700,000 listings, and is available in 15 languages in 48 countries...

14 Dec 2017

Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry
Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry

SA Home Loans has acquired a 49% stake in online property start-up, PropertyFox...

28 Nov 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 Nov 2017

Attacq and LaunchLab Smart Cities Innovation winners
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq...

16 Nov 2017

New app launched to connect people to places to work
New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network...

14 Nov 2017

Jawitz Properties brings VR tech to property-viewing in Blouberg
Jawitz Properties brings VR tech to property-viewing in Blouberg

Located in the newly opened Table Bay Mall in Blouberg, Jawitz Properties Western Seaboard has incorporated virtual reality and view panning technology into its service offering...

31 Oct 2017

Preferental team
Preferental property management platform launched

Property management platform Preferental, previously operating in its beta phase as MyRentr, hosted its official launch recently at the Property Buyer Show in Sandton...

30 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone
#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017...

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

ProsperiProp introduces asset-backed crypto tokens
ProsperiProp introduces asset-backed crypto tokens

Newly launched fintech startup ProsperiProp is introducing low-cost asset-backed (property) crypto tokens...

28 Sep 2017

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Local property companies should use tough economic times to strengthen themselves for the future

Real estate firms are no strangers to cyclical disruption, especially the likes of which the local market is experiencing at the moment, but to prosper in the future, the industry must enhance their capabilities to manage new types of disruptions...

By Lee-Anne Bac 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible
#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible

OnShowThisWeek.com is one of the latest entrants to the South African proptech scene. The platform allows home buyers, property investors and tenants to search for on show properties from around the country, removing some of the frustration from the home-buying/home-selling process...

By Sindy Peters 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management
#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

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