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Ascension Properties goes green with first PV installation

Ascension Properties' first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Cape Town is currently under way, underpinning a move in the property sector to show eco-awareness and reap the financial rewards of green energy over the long-term...

26 Nov 2015 06:00

Johannesburg and Cape Town property markets maintain upward trend

According to JLL South Africa's Q3 2015 research report for the Johannesburg and Cape Town property markets, retail sales - measured in constant prices (adjusted for inflation) - have managed to maintain a flat upward trend, which bodes well for retailers in the current economic climate, more so in the Johannesburg area...

26 Nov 2015 06:00

Cape Town's short-term rental market has become saturated

The demand for short-term property rentals, specifically in Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl area, is expected to rise considerably as many holidaymakers flock to the coast...

26 Nov 2015 06:00

Nedbank and Green Fund partner to supply affordable green housing

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) and the Green Fund - which is managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) - concluded an agreement to jointly fund the development of approximately 400 affordable green housing units in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces...

25 Nov 2015 07:11

Average residential rental rate drops

The average residential rental rate in South Africa shows a downward trend, and sits at just above R6,500 per month...

25 Nov 2015 07:30

Vukile announces half-year results

The Vukile Property Fund has reported 7% growth in distributions per share for its half year to 30 September 2015, delivering results in line with its market guidance. Its results show strong operational performance and an increased retail property focus...

25 Nov 2015 12:25

Bayside Mall wins energy efficient award

Growthpoint Properties' Bayside Mall in Tableview, Cape Town, scooped the award for the Large Building Retrofit Category at the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards...

25 Nov 2015 07:43

Growthpoint's Ridgeview building achieves five-star Green Star rating

Growthpoint Properties' new R157m green office development in Ridgeside, Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal has become Durban's first five-star Green Star SA rated building...

23 Nov 2015 11:59

GBCSA awards five-star rating to Chevron's headquarters

Chevron Century Boulevard in Cape Town has been awarded a Five-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for excellence in green building design, construction and management...

20 Nov 2015 06:00

USA and Germany attract attention from SA property investors

According to IP Global's 2015 Global Real Estate Outlook for the third quarter, Southern African property investors are increasingly looking towards Germany and the United States of America as potential markets...

20 Nov 2015 06:00

Advantages of buying property in a trust

Buyers of residential property are advised to purchase their primary residences in their personal capacities, as they will enjoy the R2m capital gains tax exemption when they decide to sell...

19 Nov 2015 06:00

Interactive spaces is gaining traction in corporate environment

The workplace environment is changing as companies adopt a more holistic approach to doing business, with a focus on team integration and participation...

19 Nov 2015 12:00

Mara merger to boost Delta Africa

Delta Africa will become the largest pan-African property fund on the JSE, with more than R6.5bn worth of assets if its planned merger with Mara Diversified Property Holdings goes ahead...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Nov 2015 09:37

Innovation in facilities management necessary to grow smart telecoms

According to Cornelius van der Merwe it's vital to apply innovation to facilities management in the telecoms space, which by its very nature is risk adverse...

18 Nov 2015 12:42

Cape Town launches own Monopoly board game

Cape Town's very own Monopoly board game was revealed at the V&A Waterfront last week...

18 Nov 2015 08:33

RICS and SAIV sign MoU to promote professional standards

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the two bodies collaborating closely in future...

18 Nov 2015 07:54

Judgement indicates that CIDs in Gauteng could be unlawfully charging levies

There is no national legislation authorising the creation and management of City Improvement Districts (CIDs)...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gabriel da Matta, 17 Nov 2015 11:40

Impact of NHBRC system downtime on property industry

The announcement by the National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) that its IT systems will be down while being upgraded, will have a material effect on and seriously impede the South African residential property development industry, according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop...

16 Nov 2015 08:02

Dirco in talks over property acquisition strategy

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation recently presented its Annual Report to Parliament which showed it is in talks with National Treasury to develop a property acquisition strategy...

16 Nov 2015 11:52

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