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Rental market growth in SA remains on the cards
Rental market growth in SA remains on the cards

The recently released PayProp Rental Index for Q1 2019 has revealed a quarterly year-on-year (YOY) rental growth rate of 3.7%...

5 Jun 2019

JHI and JHI Retail embraces new brand identity as Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail
JHI and JHI Retail embraces new brand identity as Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail

As of 7 June 2019, JHI and JHI Retail will be rebranded to Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail as part of a wider shift within the group whereby the existing alliance and co-branding with Cushman & Wakefield will end on 6 June...

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 4 Jun 2019

Can online disruptors and agents co-exist under one brand?
Can online disruptors and agents co-exist under one brand?

Until recently, low-cost, fixed-fee online real estate services were in direct opposition to the traditional real estate model...

By Adrian Goslett 4 Jun 2019

Minimalism - the age of less is more
Minimalism - the age of less is more

If the 80s was defined by opulence and excess, the next decade is likely to be remembered as the era of minimalism, both in design and in lifestyle...

By Yael Geffen 3 Jun 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

By David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

KZN is flexing its real estate muscles
KZN is flexing its real estate muscles

The coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal is experiencing good month-on-month real estate growth...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 31 May 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

Why businesses are creating a 'super-experience' for employees
Why businesses are creating a 'super-experience' for employees

In the race to attract and retain the best talent, dramatically improving the workplace experience to make it a 'super-experience' is now on the radar of every organisation...

31 May 2019

Housing activists interrupt council meeting
Housing activists interrupt council meeting

About 20 members of Reclaim the City (RTC), a housing activist group, protested inside a city council meeting at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday afternoon, 30 May...

By Katherine Liu 31 May 2019

How prepaid sub-meters can eliminate electricity bill shocks and disputes
How prepaid sub-meters can eliminate electricity bill shocks and disputes

In multi-tenanted properties finding fair ways to pay for shared utilities can be an onerous task...

30 May 2019

CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection
CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection

Residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the City of Cape Town's proposal to exempt the Parow Station Precinct from heritage protections under the National Heritage Resources Act...

29 May 2019

Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areas
Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areas

Increasing the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords, the much-anticipated Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 will help eliminate potential grey areas that could create disputes...

29 May 2019

Dealing with rental deposits
Dealing with rental deposits

When it comes to the management of rental properties, there is one thing that often causes a dispute, and that is how a tenant's deposit has been handled...

By Sunell Afrika 28 May 2019

Winelands village voted tops, up for property 'Oscar' award
Winelands village voted tops, up for property 'Oscar' award

A community-focused residential and commercial village in the Stellenbosch winelands has been judged as South Africa's best mixed-use property development, placing it in line for one of the most prestigious property awards in the world...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 May 2019

Planning for digital retail: What does the future look like?
Planning for digital retail: What does the future look like?

In the age of hyper-connectivity, enabling new and seamless experiences will be key...

By Nomzamo Radebe, Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 28 May 2019

Tourism Amendment Bill could negatively impact the Cape's property market
Tourism Amendment Bill could negatively impact the Cape's property market

The proposed Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April and currently open for public comment, has the potential to impact the Cape's housing market...

28 May 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town
Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand, making it the brand's debut property in Africa...

28 May 2019

How to maintain your home and its value
How to maintain your home and its value

Keep your most valuable asset in top shape with a practical maintenance schedule and budget...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 May 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square
New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square

Hatfield Square mixed-use student accommodation in Pretoria was designed by the Paragon Group for owners and developers Respublica and Redefine...

27 May 2019

Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgrade
Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgrade

The current property climate affords home owners and first-time buyers a window of opportunity to upgrade and to get a foot in the market...

27 May 2019

Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocket
Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocket

According to BetterBond CEO Rudi Botha, while interest rates have a big influence on the residential property market, in SA sentiment often plays an even bigger role...

27 May 2019

How to cut down on your home energy consumption
How to cut down on your home energy consumption

Everyone's trying to cut down on their bills, but have you tried these tricks for reducing your home's energy consumption?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 May 2019

How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sector
How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sector

The announcement this week by the Reserve Bank governor to keep the repo rate unchanged shows that there is some stability in the economy...

By John Jack 24 May 2019

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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 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019

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...

23 May 2019

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...

23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019

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...

22 May 2019

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