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Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

Heritage Western Cape has slammed the study on which the developers based their proposed R4bn property development at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town...

By Steve Kretzmann 20 Feb 2020

How SPLUMA will affect sellers

According to new legislation, all municipalities will have to be compliant with the SPLUMA (Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act) by October 2020...

By Oliver Moorcroft 19 Feb 2020

The politics behind South Africa's property clause amendment

It is hard to comment on a draft constitutional amendment that is apparently not in its final form...

By Theunis Roux 18 Feb 2020

Ante-nuptial contracts: The fine print of love

The month of February is synonymous with romance and roses as Valentine's Day takes centre stage once again. Often, in this heady state of love and romance, newly engaged couples shy away from discussing how exactly their finances and assets will be managed to their detriment...

By Nayna Cara 14 Feb 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

A group of Witzenberg residents are locked in a fight with the municipality over the installation of water management devices on their properties...

By Barbara Maregele 12 Feb 2020

Constitution Amendment Bill submissions extended

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has extended the deadline for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill...

31 Jan 2020

Deadline to comment on land reform approaches

Interested parties have until Friday to comment on legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution...

29 Jan 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Five Elands Bay beach property owners have been served warning notices by the Western Cape's environmental authorities for allegedly illegally building houses and other structures within the protected coastal zone...

By John Yeld 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Mining - the future in 2020: An optimistic forecast

Mining remains one of the major contributors to the South African economy. In 2019, the mining industry saw a number of exciting developments. More interesting developments lie ahead...

By Athi Jara 6 Jan 2020

Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views

The government is due to announce its decision on a massive new wind energy project on the West Coast within the next two weeks...

By John Yeld 18 Dec 2019

60 recommendations on land reform recommended

Cabinet has since endorsed 60 of the recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture...

18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords, agents

Once promulgated in the Provincial Gazette, new municipal bylaw amendments by the City of Cape Town will allow "short-term letting from a house or flat for a period not exceeding 30 consecutive days for the same guest"...

13 Dec 2019

Unpacking the Property Practitioners Bill

The Property Practitioners Bill has now been signed into law by the President but it is not yet known when the Act will come into operation...

By Simphiwe Maphumulo 11 Dec 2019

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