Credit reports can make or break a property deal
Credit reports can make or break a property deal

Why a good credit rating is important when it comes to buying or renting property.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 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. Globally, BTR is proving itself to be a key deliverer of quality, affordable housing and shows potential for very promising yields to investors.

By Harold Spies 2 days ago

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. While some may well be choosing to leave, those who choose to invest in the local property market can be glad they chose to stay instead.

By Adrian Goslett 2 days ago

What to expect: 2020 property trends
What to expect: 2020 property trends

Private Property reflects on what happened during 2019 in the South African property market, and how that'll lead to 2020 property trends.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open
BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 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 between landlords and the large supermarket chains and its impact on the retail sector.

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. The title deeds of the properties are being returned to the registered owners and the underlying debt is being waived.

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. The University of Pretoria is the winner of the Greenovate Property Award 2019 and North West University the winner of the Greenovate Engineering Award 2019.

4 Dec 2019

How to finance your festive season
How to finance your festive season

Here's how to finance your festive season, without going for broke.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 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 of gated residential communities and commercial parks than a peaceful night's sleep.

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. The first phase entails security upgrades; by October 2019, the security upgrades were at 70% completion. The upgrades, which includes fencing, construction of guard houses and the installation of high mast lights, is estimated to be completed by February 2020.

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