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Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market boomsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

Samuel Seeff 3 days ago

Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationally
Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationallyArticle

With no international travel permitted during the Covid-19 lockdown, properties in sought-after areas such as Camp's Bay and the Atlantic seaboard are now listed at a steal, says Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty...

16 Sep 2020

Treasury advisors body launched
Treasury advisors body launchedArticle

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? You may have to wait three years...
Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? You may have to wait three years...Article

The National Treasury published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 (Draft Tax Bill) for public comment. One of the more contentious proposals in the Draft Tax Bill relates to the ability of people emigrating from South Africa to access amounts in their pension preservation fund, provident preservation fund and retirement annuity fund (retirement funds) when they leave...

Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm 8 Sep 2020

Remote workers heading out of town
Remote workers heading out of townArticle

When we talk of semigration now, we are no longer just talking about the familiar pattern of movement from Gauteng to Cape Town, but about the worldwide counter-urbanisation or de-urbanisation movement...

Berry Everitt 3 Sep 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?Article

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

Cape Town dethroned as Lightstone reveals significant shifts in property market
Cape Town dethroned as Lightstone reveals significant shifts in property marketArticle

Lightstone's June 2020 house price index has revealed significant shifts in the market place. With a current growth rate of 4.8% per annum, Mpumalanga now has the highest house price inflation...

13 Jul 2020

Flying the flag - Your role as SA's brand ambassador abroad
Flying the flag - Your role as SA's brand ambassador abroadArticle

You miss SA? SA misses you too. There's something you can do to feel closer to home...

Tshepo Matseba APR, Issued by Brand South Africa 2 Mar 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolutionArticle

The African workforce is mushrooming, and by 2035, its numbers will have increased by more than the rest of the world's regions combined...

24 Jan 2020

Semigration: What's all the hype about?
Semigration: What's all the hype about?Article

The last decade has seen a massive uptick in South Africans choosing to emigrate and semigrate. While much has been written about the former, less is known about the trend of semigration and the motivations behind it...

Grant Smee 20 Jan 2020

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Semigration: What's all the hype about?Article

Grant Smee, entrepreneur, property investor and himself a semigrant shares his views on this growing trend...

Grant Smee 16 Jan 2020

Andrew Möller, CEO, Citadel
#BizTrends2020: 5 trends reshaping wealth managementArticle

From disruptive technology to ageing populations, from a rise in a new wealth to an increasingly turbulent environment, wealth managers are facing an exciting outlook with a plethora of new opportunities...

Andrew Möller 7 Jan 2020

2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market
2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property marketArticle

Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019

CT scoops highest prices paid for residential property despite challenging year
CT scoops highest prices paid for residential property despite challenging yearArticle

For the 12-month period to end November, Cape Town topped R21.75bn in residential property transactions at an average transaction value of R2.2m...

11 Dec 2019

Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020
Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020Article

Experts in the South African residential market predict no improvement until the final quarter of 2020, when supply is expected to align better with demand...

10 Dec 2019

Reasons to stay in the local housing market
Reasons to stay in the local housing marketArticle

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...

Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2019

Mike Teuchert, national tax head at Mazars
SA looks to mid-term budget for a turnaround planArticle

There is no clarity yet about the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS). But one thing is certain, Minister Tito Mboweni has his work cut out for him...

21 Oct 2019

Comprehensive guide now available to address expat tax
Comprehensive guide now available to address expat taxArticle

South African expatriates, their employers and tax advisors have little time to come to grips with the impact that the 'expat tax' policy and law change will have on them personally...

Issued by LexisNexis 18 Oct 2019

Why the Western Cape is experiencing a semigration slow-down
Why the Western Cape is experiencing a semigration slow-downArticle

Has affordability finally tipped the scales out of the Cape's favour, or are there other factors at play?

8 Oct 2019

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AI transforming, not threatening radiologyArticle

When the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI), Professor Geoffrey Hinton, predicted that deep learning would render radiologists redundant within five years, he overlooked medico-legal and ethical considerations..

3 Sep 2019

Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolutionArticle

Franchise opportunities - Africa's economy will grow faster than any other continent's over the next five years and flexible working is a huge part of that future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 31 Jul 2019

Alarming number of engineers leaving SA - SAICE
Alarming number of engineers leaving SA - SAICEArticle

In a statement issued by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), the organisation has decried South Africa's brain drain problem as reaching alarming proportions, particularly in the infrastructure sector...

9 Jul 2019

If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?
If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?Article

This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry...

Patrick McInerney 4 Jul 2019

Desiree Goodwin
Financial emigration - Is it the answer for expats working abroad?Article

Emigration lawyers and consultants have noted a significant increase in the number of South Africans applying for financial emigration over the past two years...

Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 3 Jul 2019

Western Cape rental market continues to outperform national average
Western Cape rental market continues to outperform national averageArticle

Last year saw the national average year-on-year (YoY) rental growth rate plummet from 6.4% in 2017 to just 3.9% at the end of 2018, however not all markets performed equally...

25 Jun 2019

Uptick in semigration, tourism to boost Cape rental market
Uptick in semigration, tourism to boost Cape rental marketArticle

According to the Seeff Property Group, it is not just the demand for residential accommodation that drives the Cape Town rental market, but added economic drivers such as tourism, conventions and events, corporate contracts and semigration...

18 Jun 2019

KZN is flexing its real estate muscles
KZN is flexing its real estate musclesArticle

The coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal is experiencing good month-on-month real estate growth...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 31 May 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

Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enough
Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enoughArticle

The 2019 elections simply cannot come quick enough. It is time to get it done and dusted as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we can get back to the business of building the economy and property market...

Samuel Seeff 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

How loadshedding affects the residential market
How loadshedding affects the residential marketArticle

The hows and whys of loadshedding and how it affects the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 1 Apr 2019

Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market
Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property marketArticle

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank's inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected...

Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2019

London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new report
London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new reportArticle

The 13th annual Knight Frank Wealth Report has been released...

8 Mar 2019

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the marketArticle

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2019

Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax law
Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax lawArticle

The tax exemption on South African expatriates is set to change, with significant repercussions, for the many South Africans who are employed by companies abroad, from an SA tax liability point of view...

Claudia Aires Apicella 16 Jan 2019

Nardee Brims, COO, PropertyFox
#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expectArticle

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property marketArticle

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

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Holistic management is what we needArticle

If you feel at all worried about climate change, or our future on this planet, you really should read this from beginning to end. This applies to every human on the planet and it offers great hope in very dark times...

14 Dec 2018

2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released
2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report releasedArticle

The ASAQS has released its 2018 Salary Survey Report with over 100 quantity surveying practices, some of which operate in more than one province, having participated in this year's survey...

10 Dec 2018

R76bn masterplan for KZN's North Coast taking shape
R76bn masterplan for KZN's North Coast taking shapeArticle

Private land owners within KwaZulu-Natal have come up with a R76bn masterplan for the province's North Coast...

28 Nov 2018

Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?
Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?Article

The Western Cape is renowned for its buoyant property market, which has made the recent months of relative price stagnation unusually worrying for residents accustomed to consistent growth...

Schalk van der Merwe 16 Oct 2018

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Western Cape rental market remains a good investmentArticle

Despite the uncertain political climate and less-than-ideal economic outlook, the national buy-to-let market has remained fairly stable over the last few years...

Schalk van der Merwe 2 Oct 2018

The great north coast 'semigration'
The great north coast 'semigration'Article

The north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is attracting younger buyers, while current property owners in the area are just as keen to stay put, recent property statistics have revealed...

17 Sep 2018

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Cape Town best luxury-for-price proposition for retirement propertyArticle

Retirement property markets worldwide are strengthening. Driven by increasing longevity and quality of lifestyle trends, retirees are now looking to dual citizenships and investment in international destinations...

29 Aug 2018

Gauteng primed for rental property growth recovery
Gauteng primed for rental property growth recoveryArticle

Gauteng is primed for rental growth recovery in the next two quarters, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index...

22 Aug 2018

Magda Wierzycka, CEO: Sygnia
#WomensMonth: Magda Wierzycka talks passion and businessArticle

When state capture and corporate wrong doing started oozing out in the media, Magda Wierzycka was a lone voice brave enough to speak out against corruption...

Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2018

Jonty Leon, legal manager at Financial Emigration
New tax law doesn't put your passport at riskArticle

The tax law amendment designed to compel expatriates to pay tax is going ahead, causing many citizens living abroad to consider the legal formalities of terminating their South African tax and exchange control residency...

Jonty Leon 8 Aug 2018

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