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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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Expropriation Bill hearings kick off in Mpumalanga

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will on Thursday start a four-day public consultation programme in Mpumalanga to gather public input on the Expropriation Bill...

14 Apr 2021

Erratic heritage application processes costs billions in lost investment - survey

Investors and built environment professionals are extremely frustrated by the drawn-out and increasingly vague processes being encountered with heritage applications...

1 Apr 2021

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher

"The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size."

1 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

By Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

Cabinet approves land administration, land tenure reforms papers

Cabinet has approved the draft position papers on Land Administration and Land Tenure Reforms in Communal Areas for further consultations with relevant stakeholders...

12 Mar 2021

Land Court Bill aims to improve claims process

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola says the Land Court Bill will ensure stronger judicial oversight over claims...

1 Mar 2021

Cabinet approves four bills

Cabinet has approved the Land Court Bill and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill of 2021, among others...

26 Feb 2021

Vumelana Advisory Fund welcomes R9.3bn allocation to land restitution claims

The Vumelana Advisory Fund has welcomed the R9.3bn allocated over the next three years to finalise 1,409 land restitution claims...

26 Feb 2021

Reflecting on land reform: Milestones achieved and the work that lies ahead

2020 marked exactly 368 years since the displacement of indigenous people from their land following the colonisation of the country...

By Peter Setou 28 Jan 2021

Land reform: Importance of exploring, understanding various models to fast-track pace in 2021

The Vumelana Advisory Fund believes the various models on how land reform can be administered should be explored and adapted to the programme as SA plans to fast-track its pace...

14 Jan 2021

Now is the time to relook approaches to addressing the land issue

As the year draws to a close, it is worthwhile to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2020 in land reform.

21 Dec 2020

Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation process

In a Land Claims Court judgment on 19 October 2020, Judge Spilg established a precedent for evaluating land claims that places the onus on the Land Claims Commission to ensure that the land intended to be described on the land claim form, and not what was written, is the claim that is investigated...

By Samantha Robb 17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Property

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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 Property & Real Estate site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court...

By James Stent 4 Dec 2020




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