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Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs
Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costsArticle

Record fuel price increases are grabbing headlines at the moment, but home sellers should be even more concerned about the increases in municipal tariffs that will be implemented in just a few months' time...

Gerhard Kotzé 23 Apr 2021

Harbour Arch development
Absa adds another R1.43bn to Harbour Arch developmentArticle

In one of its largest deals in recent years, the Absa Commercial Property Finance division has provided a loan of R1,43bn, in addition to an existing facility of R210m, to develop the first tower of the Harbour Arch project ...

31 Mar 2021

Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA
Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SAArticle

With demand for logistics real estate on the rise, due to a surge in e-commerce shopping in South Africa, some retail real estate owners are considering converting struggling retail properties into distribution sites...

1 Dec 2020

How to successfully transfer a property into your name in SA
How to successfully transfer a property into your name in SAArticle

Understanding the basics of conveyancing, also known as property ownership transfer, is an essential part of being a property owner. Depending on your situation, this can be a complicated process...

Pearl Scheltema 23 Nov 2020

Key macro impacts of government finance on commercial property market
Key macro impacts of government finance on commercial property marketArticle

Given that 2019 levels of GDP were already insufficient to prevent rising average property vacancy rates, an even lower level of GDP is likely to imply lower demand for space (than 2019), and a further rise in average vacancy rates through the forecast period...

John Loos 2 Nov 2020

City of Cape Town invites NGOs to apply for new grant funding
City of Cape Town invites NGOs to apply for new grant fundingArticle

Organisations wishing to apply for a portion of the R14m in grant funding have to outline exactly which projects they require funding for, and have to submit a business plan and supporting documentation, in line with the City of Cape Town's Grant-in-Aid policy.

27 Oct 2020

How to buy electricity at the lowest possible rate
How to buy electricity at the lowest possible rateArticle

How should I buy my electricity to make sure that I pay the best rate possible? With Eskom and municipal rates being what they are today, every South African is asking (or should) be asking this question...

Issued by Prepaid24 19 Oct 2020

A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumers
A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumersArticle

A growing culture of regulatory non-compliance in the motor vehicle repair industry is not only creating an uneven playing field for many accredited workshop owners in the sector, but also placing consumers at risk...

13 Aug 2020

Breede River Valley becomes solar power hotspot
Breede River Valley becomes solar power hotspotArticle

"The fact that there is relatively little rain in the region puts it among some of the best places for solar generation in the country."

8 Jul 2020

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

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...

1 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreements
Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreementsArticle

During this challenging time of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and national lockdown, it is appropriate when considering commercial lease agreements to also consider...

Darryl Furman and Jayde Vaughan 22 Apr 2020

Want a tax break? Invest in property
Want a tax break? Invest in propertyArticle

As we enter the new financial year, it's time to start thinking about tax savings - or strictly speaking, what deductions one can legitimately claim.

12 Mar 2020

CoCT continues to disconnect Prasa services
CoCT continues to disconnect Prasa servicesArticle

The disconnections should not affect the operation of the trains and thus commuters...

11 Mar 2020

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost componentArticle

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

John Loos 3 Feb 2020

Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate rising
Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate risingArticle

We head into 2020 with little in the way of improvement in key leading economic indicators, suggesting to us that the commercial property market will likely see "more of the same" this year...

John Loos 21 Jan 2020

Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?
Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?Article

Landlords can incur cost increases as a result of municipality property valuations escalating rates, rising insurance premiums, or as levies increase on sectional title property...

7 Oct 2019

Community members in Zandspruit west of Johannesburg block roads after their illegal electricity connections were removed. EPA/Kevin Sutherland
Ramaphosa should focus on inequality rather than squeezing poor peopleArticle

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break...

David Dickinson 26 Jul 2019

Buying property at home still a good option for SA expats
Buying property at home still a good option for SA expatsArticle

South African property is still a good investment opportunity for expatriates who intend coming home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Jul 2019

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

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

What to expect from the post-election property market
What to expect from the post-election property marketArticle

As the excitement of the 2019 general elections begins to die down, the question on most citizens' lips is, "What happens now?" For the property market, at least, predictions are cautiously optimistic...

Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing
Property experts optimistic for post-election upswingArticle

Property owners across South Africa will be pleased to hear that industry experts are predicting a strong chance of a post-election market upswing...

Tony Clarke 30 Apr 2019

Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?
Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?Article

Two property consultants confirm that it is not provincial elections that cause semigration, rather it is the performance of individual municipalities...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Apr 2019

Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour
Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favourArticle

Through wise investment and managed expenditure, property investors can reduce the amount of money owed to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), explains Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Should you ever sell an investment property?
Should you ever sell an investment property?Article

There are those who believe you should never sell an investment property, especially if it's paid off, generating an income for you every month in the form of rental and increasing in value...

Gerhard Kotzé 8 Mar 2019

What to do about a derelict property in your neighbourhood
What to do about a derelict property in your neighbourhoodArticle

It's an eyesore, it seems to attract criminal activity, and it's bringing down your property value. What to do when there's an unmaintained property in your neighbourhood?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Dec 2018

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?Article

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidenceArticle

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

Greater need for retail innovation as hard times bite
Greater need for retail innovation as hard times biteArticle

Retailers and shopping centres need to work harder at enticing shoppers as shrinking salaries, a VAT increase, petrol price hikes, escalating food costs and soaring electricity fees are contributing to mounting financial pressure...

30 Aug 2018

Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law
Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the lawArticle

For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market...

Bruce Swain 21 Aug 2018

The ABC of buying a second property
The ABC of buying a second propertyArticle

Property is almost always an appealing investment and an accessible way for most South Africans to build wealth over time...

Bruce Swain 2 Aug 2018

Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments
Using technology to ensure accurate property assessmentsArticle

The City of Cape Town Valuation Office is currently preparing the 2018 General Valuation Roll (GV2018) which will be published in February 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 31 Jul 2018

How to protect and grow your home equity
How to protect and grow your home equityArticle

One of the smartest things that homeowners can do in these days of uncertain investment markets is to build up the equity they have in their properties...

10 Jul 2018

Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's why
Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's whyArticle

First-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain an initial foothold on the property ladder...

20 Jun 2018

CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuation
CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuationArticle

Earlier this year, Johannesburg residents voiced their outrage over property valuation increases...

22 May 2018

Many Joburg homes might have been undervalued five years ago
Many Joburg homes might have been undervalued five years agoArticle

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has blamed the city's previous management for the municipal rates crisis...

Alistair Anderson 2 Mar 2018

Commercial property ripe with investment opportunities
Commercial property ripe with investment opportunitiesArticle

The property market in South Africa remains unfavourable for real estate agents and sellers following years of low price growth and stagnant sales...

Christo Botes 14 Dec 2017

L-R: Professor William Gumede of the Democracy Works Foundation, Inyathelo programme director Nazli Abrahams and Noel Daniels, CEO of the Cornerstone Institute and Inyathelo board member.
Building resilient democracies, societies through philanthropyArticle

Speaking at the Inyathelo Philanthropy Forum in Cape Town on Thursday, 9 November, Professor William Gumede, noted that we need to focus on resilience in order to survive and prosper in the current context of state failure and lack of trust in democratic institutions...

13 Nov 2017

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All that twitters is not soldArticle

Online real estate companies offering to sell your home for a low fixed price or a discounted commission appear to be multiplying daily, but they are actually just peddling old - and unsuccessful - concepts dressed up in new digital clothes.,,

Berry Everitt 24 Aug 2017

Amore Paulsen in the Laastedrif library
Ceres grower a leader in transformationArticle

As early as in 2003, 60% of the ownership of Morceaux farm, a 93-hectare apple and pear farm adjacent to Ceres and part of the Laastedrif business, was transferred to a group of farm workers...

30 Jun 2017

Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial results
Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial resultsArticle

Since listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November last year, Spear REIT Limited has declared a first dividend of 16.75% over its forecast in the company's first set of financial results...

25 May 2017

Taxing South Africa into prosperity
Taxing South Africa into prosperityArticle

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) has called for written submissions by 31 May 2017 on the desirability and feasibility of wealth taxes for South Africa...

Graeme Palmer 17 May 2017

Getting into the buy-to-rent market without risking everything
Getting into the buy-to-rent market without risking everythingArticle

A low-growth economy and a rising cost of living has given property investors pause for thought. However, there is still money to made for the astute investor in the buy-to-rent market...

Gary Palmer 4 May 2017

Experts warn wealth tax 'a complex issue'
Experts warn wealth tax 'a complex issue'Article

Wealth taxes, now under consideration by the Davis tax committee, are notoriously complicated and expensive both to administer and to comply with, tax practitioners say...

Linda Ensor 28 Apr 2017

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlordsArticle

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

Adrian Goslett 26 Apr 2017

Judge Dennis Davis. Source:
Davis committee to mull wealth taxArticle

The Davis tax committee has begun its investigations into a possible wealth tax...

Linda Ensor 26 Apr 2017

George Radford, IP Global director of Africa
More governments considering higher taxes on foreign buyersArticle

To protect local property buyers and keep price increases in check, governments are considering introducing additional property taxes predominantly on foreign purchases...

24 Apr 2017

Property value affects rates and taxes
Property value affects rates and taxesArticle

Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property...

Adrian Goslett 24 Feb 2017

Rates Watch reappointed to monitor rates policies
Rates Watch reappointed to monitor rates policiesArticle

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has reappointed specialist consultants Rates Watch on a five-year contract to monitor rates policies...

22 Feb 2017

Should you buy property together?
Should you buy property together?Article

Property is pricey and for many first time home owners the only way to get onto the property ladder is by doing it with a partner...

Bruce Swain 14 Feb 2017

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