A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market
A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market

With reports of foreign memos of warning being issued to our presidency to act against corruption and ongoing concerns around the solvency of our national power station, investing in South African real estate might not be high up on foreign investors' to-do lists right now. However, considering the political turmoil that is running rampant across the globe, South Africa does still hold some of the more promising growth potential for foreign investors.

By Adrian Goslett 19 hours ago

Interior design of the future will seem like magic
Interior design of the future will seem like magic

Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you're having a dinner party. A house where every item, from your cushions to your lampshades, interact with you. This might sound like something out of Harry Potter, but such magic interior design could become a real part of our lives in the near future.

By Sara Nabil 1 day ago

Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit
Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit

Grant Gillis considers himself a hostage negotiator. A odd title for an interior designer to choose, but as he explains he is the linchpin between all the parties involved in a project.

1 day ago

Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park
Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park

Heartwood Properties has partnered with landscape artist and sculptor Strijdom van der Merwe to transform the outdoor space of office block Willow Wood in Fourways, Gauteng.

15 Feb 2019

How the repo rate affects you
How the repo rate affects you

Interest rate fluctuations and economic policy announcements can have a big effect on your property, home life, and savings. We help you better understand the repo rate, and how it affects your home and lifestyle.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Feb 2019

Residential estates: Just how secure are they?
Residential estates: Just how secure are they?

Inhabitants of residential estates often cite security as their prime reason for living in a development of this nature. The reality, however, is that while estates may seem a refuge from the criminal threat lurking in the suburbs, crime may be rife here, too.

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 14 Feb 2019

How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal
How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal

Knowing exactly what market rentals are doing is an essential part of all rental negotiations in the industrial property sector, says Tony Bales of Epping Property. Property investors need to be able to time their investments at the best stage in the rental cycle. Likewise, businesses looking to enter into a new lease must be aware of the rental cycle as one may be able to lock into a longer term lease that will limit the upside in rentals if the market rentals are accelerating faster in the short term.

14 Feb 2019

Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA
Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA

Around the world there is a growing rejection of purely efficiency-based office environments. It is giving way to offices principled in sustainability, community, diversity and lifestyle. These are the five biggest workplace designs influences we expect to catch on in South Africa this year.

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 13 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services.

13 Feb 2019