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Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy
Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy

The Reserve Bank should have been brave and should have cut the interest rate to kickstart the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 1 day ago

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Promising signs for an uptick in activity in SA's housing market

As anticipated, the MPC kept the repo rate steady, taking a conservative approach against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, and with a wary eye on CPI inflation...

By Dr Andrew Golding 1 day ago

Cape Town's hostels to be upgraded
Cape Town's hostels to be upgraded

Upgrading of hostels in Langa, Nyanga and Gugulethu is likely to start next year, the City of Cape Town announced on Thursday, 23 May...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 1 day ago

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

2 days ago

UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure
UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

2 days ago

Green shoots at last in the property sector?
Green shoots at last in the property sector?

Following the elections, there are signs of increased activity in the property market which may signal a possible upturn, says Gary Palmer, CEO, Paragon Lending Solutions...

By Gary Palmer 2 days ago

What you need to know about investing in student accommodation
What you need to know about investing in student accommodation

Student accommodation is one of those property investments where the location is predetermined and the demand far exceeds the supply, making for the ideal foundation for a lucrative investment...

3 days ago

The future of co-working space in South Africa
The future of co-working space in South Africa

The co-working space in South Africa has seen tremendous growth over the years since its inception in early 2000...

By Andrew Utterson 3 days ago

R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way
R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way

Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way...

21 May 2019

Peter Gilmour named chairman emeritus of RE/MAX Property Group
Peter Gilmour named chairman emeritus of RE/MAX Property Group

Peter Gilmour, who co-founded the RE/MAX franchise group in South Africa with his wife Val, has been appointed chairman emeritus at RE/MAX...

21 May 2019

How the huge gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women
How the huge gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women

Recent statistics from Lightstone show that single women are now buying significantly more homes in SA than married couples, and way more than single males...

21 May 2019

Leadhome launches online bond origination service
Leadhome launches online bond origination service

Hybrid real estate agency Leadhome has announced the launch of Bondspark, a free, online bond origination business...

20 May 2019

Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August
Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

The minister of rural development and land reform has promised, once again, to deliver a finalised District Six redevelopment plan in three months...

By Kristine Liao 20 May 2019

Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio
Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio

Emira Property Fund has made two further equity investments into grocery-anchored dominant shopping centres in the USA...

17 May 2019

Data is the key to a better real estate customer experience - here's why
Data is the key to a better real estate customer experience - here's why

The saying "data is the new oil" has been cropping up with increasing frequency as industries explore the many applications of this 21st century commodity...

17 May 2019

Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate...

By Nabeela Edris 17 May 2019

Election results set to boost commercial property prices, lower yields
Election results set to boost commercial property prices, lower yields

With the elections now over and the results announced, we can now start to expect more movement in the commercial property sector across South Africa...

By John Jack 16 May 2019

EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce
EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce

Change your shopping habits if you want to lighten your environmental footprint, says Hadley Dean, CEO of JSE-listed EPP...

15 May 2019

Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track
Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track

Joint developers of the Sandton Gate precinct Abland and Tiber have confirmed that they are on track to complete phase one of the mixed-use development...

15 May 2019

What to expect from the post-election property market
What to expect from the post-election property market

As the excitement of the 2019 general elections begins to die down, the question on most citizens' lips is, "What happens now?" For the property market, at least, predictions are cautiously optimistic...

By Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business
Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business

There's been a dismaying dip in business confidence in the first quarter of 2019 that analysts will tell us is unsurprising ahead of any election...

By Joff van Reenen 15 May 2019

Lynette Ntuli, founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, and TC Chetty, RICS country manager for SA
2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalised

The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central...

14 May 2019

Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation
Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation

The public has 30 days in which to have their say in the designation of the Bojanala Special Economic Zone in the North West province, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday...

13 May 2019

Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say
Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say

On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the consolidated matters of Trustees of the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz and Others and City of Cape Town v Da Cruz and Others (Simcha Trust) in which it had to decide whether there was an obligation on local authorities considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test...

By Joe Whittle and Reece May 13 May 2019

2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries
2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for this year's South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019...

13 May 2019

Elections 2019: What it means now that all the votes have been counted
Elections 2019: What it means now that all the votes have been counted

Now that the general elections have smoothly run their course and most of the speculations have abated, we expect an upswing of positive market sentiment...

By Mike Greeff 13 May 2019

These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable
These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable

The bottom line in owning commercial property is to make money, but this won't happen if you are experiencing frequent vacancies...

By Leon Breytenbach 10 May 2019

Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value
Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value

According to Clifford Oosthuizen, MD for Westbrook, and Christo Slabbert, sales associate at RE/MAX, despite housing markets around the world experiencing a slowdown in prices thanks to challenging economic conditions and political uncertainty, there is still potential and value in investing in property in South Africa...

10 May 2019

Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?
Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?

The once buoyant residential market is not the golden goose it was a few years back, says Rowan Alexander, director of Alexander Swart Properties, but this is a short term view for which there is little or no justification...

9 May 2019

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