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Unpacking the Property Practitioners Bill
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 5 hours ago

R320m Millroad Industrial Park set for completion
R320m Millroad Industrial Park set for completion

The final phase of Growthpoint Properties' 40,000m2 Millroad Industrial Park in Cape Town is set for completion this December...

8 hours ago

3 pointers to warehouse transformation
3 pointers to warehouse transformation

It wasn't very long ago when fulfillment was described as "just logistics". How times change...

By Neil Gouveia 12 hours ago

Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own
Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own

When buying an investment property, you should apply the same "rules" about location, condition and security as when buying a home for yourself...

By Berry Everitt 1 day ago

Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched
Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched

The inaugural edition of Wesgro's Western Cape Property Report was launched this week, providing comparative analysis on commercial office, retail, industrial and residential property for sale or to rent...

1 day ago

Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020
Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020

Experts in the South African residential market predict no improvement until the final quarter of 2020, when supply is expected to align better with demand...

1 day ago

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Land expropriation draft bill open for public commentary

The parliamentary committee on land expropriation has opened a new draft for public commentary over the holiday season. According to Dr Mathole...

By Claudi Nortjé 1 day ago

Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop
Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop

According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI) for Q3 2019, house prices in Nairobi's high-end market fell by 5.4% in the year to September...

2 days ago

Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami
Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami

Clothing brand Diesel and real estate group Bel-Invest have unveiled the first residential Diesel Wynwood building, situated in Miami, Florida...

2 days ago

Global and historical lessons on how land reforms have unfolded
Global and historical lessons on how land reforms have unfolded

Land reform has always been closely tied to shifts in the wider political economy of countries...

By Ben Cousins 2 days ago

Why property developers need to create more agile business models
Why property developers need to create more agile business models

Many business models around the world are under pressure, now more than ever, to be able to respond more speedily to volatile developments...

By Francois Schoeman 2 days ago

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

Reasons to stay in the local housing market
Reasons to stay in the local housing market

Recent reports reveal that emigration sales are on the rise, climbing from 7.3% of property sales in 2017 to 15.7% of sales in Q3 2019...

By Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2019

Opposition to City of Cape Town's business park plan
Opposition to City of Cape Town's business park plan

Some business owners in the Racing Park near Dunoon are opposing the City of Cape Town's plan to rezone the area from industrial to residential...

By Peter Luhanga 5 Dec 2019

Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains
Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains

A key finding of the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry highlighted the anti-competitive nature of exclusive tenant clauses in long-term lease agreements...

4 Dec 2019

Investec cancels bonds on 3,600 houses in Gauteng townships
Investec cancels bonds on 3,600 houses in Gauteng townships

Investec, at its own cost, is cancelling the mortgage bonds and distributing 3,600 title deeds for houses in 15 townships around Gauteng...

4 Dec 2019

2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced
2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced

The Greenovate Awards recognises outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment at university level...

4 Dec 2019

Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities
Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities

According to Chris Cilliers, CEO and principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in the Winelands, while often associated primarily with security, there is a lot more to the growing global trend...

3 Dec 2019

First phase of Dimbaza Industrial Park revitalisation project nearing completion
First phase of Dimbaza Industrial Park revitalisation project nearing completion

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is nearing completion of the R50m first phase of the R2bn Dimbaza Industrial Park revitalisation project...

2 Dec 2019

Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020
Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020

The long-awaited Tafelberg case ended on Friday, 29 November, after five days in the Western Cape High Court...

By Madison Yauger 2 Dec 2019

Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund
Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund

Vukile Property Fund announced this week that it is disposing of all its remaining non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund, a new black-women-owned and managed unlisted property fund...

29 Nov 2019

School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site
School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site

If the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School acquires the Tafelberg site, 40 affordable housing units will be built on the property as well as a school...

By Madison Yauger 29 Nov 2019

The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales
The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales

During the last four years there were a lot of speculations regarding the real impact of Black Friday shopping on especially December trade.

By Dirk Prinsloo 28 Nov 2019

How regular maintenance can help preserve the capital value of your rental property
How regular maintenance can help preserve the capital value of your rental property

While regular maintenance on a rental property not only attracts the best tenants and secures the highest possible rent, it also helps preserve the capital value of a rental property...

28 Nov 2019

Judges question province's argument in Tafelberg case
Judges question province's argument in Tafelberg case

Judges in the Tafelberg case questioned arguments by the Western Cape government on Wednesday, 27 November, about the decision to sell the valuable property to a private school instead of building social housing on the site...

By Madison Yauger 28 Nov 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The first building to be completed in the mixed-use Irene Link precinct in Centurion, the Barloworld Automotive and Logistics head office has been awarded a five-star Green Star SA Design Rating v1.1...

27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

Court case on future of Sea Point property begins
Court case on future of Sea Point property begins

The four-day case on the fate of the Tafelberg property began in the Cape High Court on Monday, 25 November. The case could potentially set a precedent on what can be done with inner city state-owned land...

By Madison Yauger 27 Nov 2019

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