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Good tenants get the best rental homes
Good tenants get the best rental homes

Building a desirable tenant profile will help tenants to be top of the list of applicants for new rentals. Here's how to do it...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 8 Aug 2019

How to spot a fixer-upper that's worth the investment
How to spot a fixer-upper that's worth the investment

Buying and renovating a fixer-upper property - one that's a little dated or run-down - is a time-honoured tradition for bargain-hunting buyers looking to maximise their return on investment...

By Craig Mott 8 Aug 2019

Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture design
Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture design

"The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors - not to mimic it, but to complement it so that guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately."

8 Aug 2019

Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre
Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

About 40 members of Reclaim the City protested inside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, 6 August. They demanded that Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato meet with them before making a decision to evict them from the Woodstock Hospital...

By Tariro Washinyira 7 Aug 2019

Old Cape Quarter refurbishment under way
Old Cape Quarter refurbishment under way

De Waterkant's Old Cape Quarter in Cape Town is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment that will see it revitalised into a mixed-use hub including new retail and office spaces as well as 55 luxury apartments and penthouses...

7 Aug 2019

Awards vs rewards - a shift in focus to build brand loyalty
Awards vs rewards - a shift in focus to build brand loyalty

Accolades and awards in business for a job well done are undeniably satisfying, but in order to maintain that success, rewards are necessary...

By Yael Geffen 7 Aug 2019

The power of SA proptech: Business opportunities that effect change
The power of SA proptech: Business opportunities that effect change

IWG plc catches up with Sean Godoy, founding member of the SA Proptech Association, on the proptech status in SA...

Issued by GO Content Lab 6 Aug 2019

Buying a home off-plan
Buying a home off-plan

Buying a brand-new home off-plan directly from a developer can be a daunting prospect, but the advantages are significant and the risks negligible - if you do your homework...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Aug 2019

SA's embattled office space market plagued by escalating vacancies
SA's embattled office space market plagued by escalating vacancies

The rapid downward trajectory is shockingly visible in the moribund office space market, which is suffering from high vacancies across the country's four economic hubs...

By Jonathan Turner, Issued by Excellerate Property Services 6 Aug 2019

How to maximise rental returns in a tough market
How to maximise rental returns in a tough market

In a slow market, where stock outnumbers prospective tenants, it's important to have a thorough understanding of the current rental market and to take a hard, objective look at your property...

6 Aug 2019

How to spot the warning signs of 'fake buyers'
How to spot the warning signs of 'fake buyers'

Besides rental scams and other illicit activities, real estate agents and sellers occasionally fall victim to 'fake buyers'...

5 Aug 2019

Trend continues to shift towards sectional title living
Trend continues to shift towards sectional title living

Demand for sectional title units in apartment complexes in easily accessible locations continues to rise...

5 Aug 2019

Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre a five-star Green Star - Existing Building Performance v1 rating...

5 Aug 2019

Vukile subsidiary acquires 30,000m2 Spanish shopping centre
Vukile subsidiary acquires 30,000m2 Spanish shopping centre

Castellana Properties SOCIMI SA, Vukile Property Fund's listed Spanish subsidiary, recently announced that it has acquired the 30,000m2 Puerta Europa shopping centre in Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain...

2 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market
#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market

It seems crazy to think that women, who were once excluded from the right to own property, are now the largest group of property buyers in South Africa...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Aug 2019

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FSA responds to advisory panel report on property rights

According to Francois Wilken, President of Free State Agriculture, FSA remains opposed to expropriation without compensation and issues surrounding it will also be discussed at the annual FSA congress, which takes place between 7 and 8 August 2019 in Bloemfontein...

1 Aug 2019

How does a property stokvel work?
How does a property stokvel work?

Could a property stokvel be the right solution for you? Let's find out...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 31 Jul 2019

Illovo Sugar Africa and partners launch LandAssess Tool
Illovo Sugar Africa and partners launch LandAssess Tool

In order to implement its land rights policies and commitments, Illovo Sugar Africa has collaborated with Landesa and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the development of a new Landesa LandAssess Tool...

31 Jul 2019

Slowdown persistent in global cities' prime residential markets
Slowdown persistent in global cities' prime residential markets

According to the latest data from Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, price growth across the world's leading prime city housing markets has continued to slow during the first half of 2019, rising by just 0.4%...

31 Jul 2019

Company leaves R164m housing project unfinished
Company leaves R164m housing project unfinished

Nophakamile Qongwana is 75 years old. Two months ago she moved into an RDP house for the first time, even though the house in Daluxolo, Madantsane, was not finished...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp staff 31 Jul 2019

Attracting and retaining desirable tenants
Attracting and retaining desirable tenants

Buy-to-let property can be the route to wealth creation. But you need the right tenants at the right rental to make it work...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jul 2019

Real estate developers urged to invest in dorpies
Real estate developers urged to invest in dorpies

Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has called on real estate developers to invest and partner with communities to stimulate inclusive growth and development in South Africa...

30 Jul 2019

Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers
Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

"Marikana can be transformed, made a safe and a better place for the people living in it," said Lauren Royston, a researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)...

By Velani Ludidi 30 Jul 2019

Transforming SA workspaces to enable business growth in the digital era
Transforming SA workspaces to enable business growth in the digital era

Around the world, workspace requirements are changing dramatically. Fuelled by an increasingly tech-driven business ecosystem, office spaces have to evolve in order to meet new workplace demands...

By Jonathan Turner, Issued by Excellerate Property Services 29 Jul 2019

3 ways to spot a bad tenant
3 ways to spot a bad tenant

In today's economic climate, wasting time, energy and money on a tenant that will default on payments or stop paying completely is just not an option...

By Johette Smuts 29 Jul 2019

Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - report
Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - report

According to a new report, retail in the Cape Town CBD is flourishing in spite of the tight economy with the Central City's 2018 retail occupancy rate remaining steady at 93% - the same as that in 2017...

29 Jul 2019

Advisory panel releases final land reform report
Advisory panel releases final land reform report

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has proposed for the amendment of the Constitution that clarifies that expropriation without compensation may be necessary in limited circumstances...

29 Jul 2019

How to successfully maximise your returns on an investment property through renovation
How to successfully maximise your returns on an investment property through renovation

The aim of purchasing an investment property is very simple: to achieve the best possible return through rental yields in the short-term and capital growth in the long run, but astute investors always look for ways...

By Yael Geffen 26 Jul 2019

How the interest rate decision affects you
How the interest rate decision affects you

An economist gives insight into the repo rate reduction and how it will affect consumers and the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 25 Jul 2019

Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations
Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is in the process of creating a policy to curb land occupations in the province, according to MEC Lebogang Maile. This was part of its strategy to lessen overcrowding in Alexandra and other townships...

By Zoë Postman 25 Jul 2019

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