Devmark Property Group CEO named 2018 Top CEO of the Year
Devmark Property Group CEO named 2018 Top CEO of the Year

CEO of Devmark Property Group Hein Ehlers has been selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his leadership in the property development sector.

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How digitalisation is impacting the listed property sector

The worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall will have implications for the South African listed real estate sector and for investors who hold this sector in their investment portfolio.

2 days ago

The NU29 project was commissioned in 2014 to benefit poor families in the metro. Construction was abandoned halfway, leaving many unfinished flats. Photo: Joseph Chirume
National government to "go after" housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

The Department of Human Settlements earlier this week said it will be taking legal action against officials across the country who oversaw the construction of poor houses. It cited the construction of 162 duplex flats in Port Elizabeth, which were poorly built and have to be demolished.

By Joseph Chirume 2 days ago

SA needs youth home-building plan
SA needs youth home-building plan

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment, and about 3.9-million South Africans aged 25 to 34 who are unemployed.

By Berry Everitt 3 days ago

Residents facing eviction from these houses in Bromwell Street want the City of Cape Town to give them alternative accommodation near the City CBD. Photo: Rejul Bejoy
Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

Residents facing eviction from their homes in Bromwell Street, Woodstock, are entitled to challenge the City of Cape Town's housing plan, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

By Barbara Maregele and Tara Osborne 3 days ago

Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant
Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant

Old Mutual's Mutualpark office in Pinelands, Cape Town recently launched the first corporate-based waste-to-drinking water filtration plant in the country. The 166,000m2 office, currently accommodating more than 9,000 employees and contractors, is now operating off the water grid.

3 days ago

7 tips for renovating your rental
7 tips for renovating your rental

Almost all rental agreements stipulate that any amendments to the structure of the property is strictly prohibited. Many tenants, however, find this frustrating because even if you don't own the property, it's certainly still your home and understandable that you want to make it look and feel like yours.

15 Aug 2018

Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry
Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry

A new set of bills expected to be passed by parliament this year will fundamentally impact South Africa's R6tn property industry, as it seeks to give the public greater avenues for recourse, sets stricter guidelines for estate agents and provides for improved transparency.

14 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 gaining traction internationally.

14 Aug 2018

Property prices in Pretoria's most in-demand suburbs
Property prices in Pretoria's most in-demand suburbs

Private Property takes a look at the most in-demand suburbs in Pretoria and what you can expect to pay for property in them.

Issued by Private Property 13 Aug 2018

Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange
Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange

A joint venture between Gauteng property developers Brydens Group and Montagu Property Group, Heartwood Properties is the first property company to list on the new 4 Africa Exchange (4AX). Heartwood focuses primarily on properties in the warehousing and commercial sectors.

13 Aug 2018

South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule. GCIS
South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

President Cyril Ramaphosa's late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing a decision taken by the African National Congress (ANC) at its national conference last year to expropriate land without compensation has set the cat among the pigeons.

By Roger Southall 13 Aug 2018

Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress
Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress

About 300 members and supporters of Reclaim the City gathered at Queen's Park High School in Woodstock on Thursday, 9 August, Women's Day. This was Reclaim the City's first annual congress.

By Phathiswa Shushwana 13 Aug 2018