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Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's future
Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's future

An analysis of the South African fast food industry in 2019 showed that there was opportunity for the continued expansion of fast food outlets but that the market was beginning to saturate. A consequence of this is that there are fewer sites available for fast food outlets and those that are available, are generally for smaller outlets.

By Craig Schwabe 2 days ago

Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economy
Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economy

Can an online platform counter gentrification, deliver a double-sided business proposition that leverages shared value for the improvement of an entire segment of the economy, while simultaneously solving for one of humankind's essential needs?

By Gil Sperling 2 days ago

New trends noted in rental market following travel ban
New trends noted in rental market following travel ban

New trends have emerged in the rental market due to the Covid-19 travel ban, particularly affecting those who had plans to emigrate just before the lockdown started. Fully-furnished, medium-term rentals are becoming increasingly popular and Airbnb homes are moving to the long-term rental market to avoid vacancies.

2 days ago

Brenda Matyolo joins PayProp SA board
Brenda Matyolo joins PayProp SA board

Brenda Matyolo has joined the PayProp South African board of directors as a non-executive director, as of 1 July 2020. Matyolo is the COO of African Rainbow Capital (ARC). She is also a director of ARC Financial Services and serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several other companies.

3 days ago

Property market holding steady in challenging times
Property market holding steady in challenging times

The continued rise in home loan applications since lockdown restrictions were eased at the start of June suggests that a modest market recovery is under way, especially at the lower end of the market.

By Carl Coetzee 3 days ago

Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concerns
Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concerns

A global biweekly consumer survey published by Deloitte earlier this month shows that traveller health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel.

1 Jul 2020

Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rights
Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rights

The Covid-19 crisis and the resulting lockdowns has impacted many financially. Some have been placed on unpaid leave, while others have been informed of a reduction in salary or completely lost all income. This has led to the inability of many tenants to continue paying their rent, effectively defaulting on contractual agreements with their landlords.

1 Jul 2020

SAIBPP provides stepping stones for next generation of black property professionals
SAIBPP provides stepping stones for next generation of black property professionals

Through its initiatives, such as its bursary fund and Young Professionals Forum, the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) aims to nurture the next generation of black property leaders and professionals. The organisation also provides property education and coaching, and matches talented students to internship opportunities with corporates.

1 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path

Chelsea Brown is a student representative at the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV) Northern Branch executive. A University of Johannesburg alumna, Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth.

By Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our name
Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our name

This July #BizUnity Month will replace the former Mandela Month but, still, retain the same objectives - focusing on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Jun 2020

Lew Geffen Estates sold to Savukazi Properties
Lew Geffen Estates sold to Savukazi Properties

Lew Geffen Estates has been sold to Savukazi Properties, owned by Hloniphizwe and Masechaba Mtolo. The sale was announced last week by company founder Lew Geffen, who noted: "This is without doubt among the most significant ownership transfers in South Africa's real estate industry in recent years."

29 Jun 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformation
#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformation

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) notes with concern the recent Supplementary Budget presented by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni.

By Tholo Makhaola 29 Jun 2020

In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office. Many will have enjoyed aspects of what is sometimes called "distributed work", but some may be dreading the return.

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

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