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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas...

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Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

Fica and KYC compliance for property professionals

LexisNexis will host a free webinar on 4 May 2021 at 10am, specifically looking at KYC verification as a subset of Fica compliance...

Issued by LexisNexis 22 Apr 2021

Out with the old, in with the new - body corporate rules

Many owners of a unit in sectional title schemes, especially those schemes opened before 7 October 2016, remain confused as to which body corporate rules apply to their scheme...

By Lisa Tonini 19 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

By Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021

Trustee duties in a sectional title scheme

Sectional title properties have become a popular way of living for many South Africans, and along with this type of living comes a body corporate and trustee setup...

Issued by Propell 12 Apr 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removal

According to Indawo managing director Geoffrey Jäck, it has been a long time coming, but asbestos is now outlawed and building owners have only 14 months...

23 Mar 2021

Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancy

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of empty buildings as offices, malls and other commercial spaces have shut down...

By Devan Pillay 18 Mar 2021

Can body corporates and homeowners' associations borrow money?

Good financial and cashflow management is crucial for well-run and efficiently operated community housing schemes, including sectional title schemes and home owners' associations...

Issued by Propell 15 Mar 2021

Mirfin survey highlights what managing agents expect from service providers

Mirfin recently conducted a client survey with a view to gain a more thorough understanding of the needs and preferences of industry decision-makers...

3 Mar 2021

Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement

As the new year gets under way, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. This is the ideal time for tenants to reconsider...

By Jamie Louw 23 Feb 2021

How property owners can navigate financial distress

Many property owners have felt the pinch since the start of the pandemic, whether in commercial or residential property, and thus might find themselves stranded and lacking the necessary insight into how to navigate the financial distress of their properties...

By Matseleng Mogodi 12 Feb 2021




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