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DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recovery
DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recoveryArticle

The news that listed group Italtile expects its full-year earnings to surge by 70% is an impressive business growth story in the midst of a pandemic...

1 day ago

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 3 days ago

Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for markets
Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for marketsArticle

It's been a year since the pandemic and the events that followed took the world into unchartered territory, calling on humankind's innate ability to adapt to survive...

Reza Hendrickse 4 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek value
Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek valueArticle

Pepkor Holdings said on Wednesday half-year earnings were expected to rise by at least 20%, supported by growth at its discount clothing business and a reduction in net debt and finance costs...

Nqobile Dludla 29 Apr 2021

Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

Top findings from PayProp's State of the Rental Industry Survey
Top findings from PayProp's State of the Rental Industry SurveyArticle

PayProp has released the results of its second PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey, with agents continuing to feel the effects of Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate market
Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate marketArticle

Real estate investment trusts, commonly known as Reits, are facing increasing pressure amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 26 Apr 2021

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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

6 signs your business could use growth capital
6 signs your business could use growth capitalArticle

If your business growth has plateaued, or you've hit a wall with your business plan, then it may be time for you to change things up...

Dov Girnun 22 Apr 2021

Flisp partnership answers property dreams
Flisp partnership answers property dreamsArticle

First-time home buyers in South Africa now have added support to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder, thanks to a new partnership between LexisNexis South Africa and MDW Inc...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

Unprecedented activity in housing market following lockdown - Re/Max Q1 2021 report
Unprecedented activity in housing market following lockdown - Re/Max Q1 2021 reportArticle

Since South Africa emerged from hard lockdown in June 2020, the local property market has been seeing unprecedented levels of activity driven by pent-up demand...

13 Apr 2021

Property investment 101: practical steps to consider
Property investment 101: practical steps to considerArticle

Last year's five consecutive repo rate cuts, which dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, has resulted in an increase in buyer activity in the property market...

12 Apr 2021

Financial fitness: Taking your credit score to the next level - top tips
Financial fitness: Taking your credit score to the next level - top tipsArticle

Your credit score impacts your entire financial future - here's what you need to consider...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 9 Apr 2021

High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB surveyArticle

We continue with the first quarter 2021 results of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey, which surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in the six major metros of South Africa...

John Loos 8 Apr 2021

Final chance to enter Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition - with a chance to WIN big!
Final chance to enter Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition - with a chance to WIN big!Article

Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition is well underway, with thousands of people joining in the hunt every week...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 Apr 2021

FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020
FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020Article

FNB has reported a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased secondary properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019...

7 Apr 2021

Qualified Buyer's Certificate: What is it and do you need one?
Qualified Buyer's Certificate: What is it and do you need one?Article

In the current unstable economic climate, even experienced buyers may require some help determining their current financial standing when buying property...

31 Mar 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration
Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administrationArticle

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economy
SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economyArticle

The Reserve Bank has completely missed the mark with their decision to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%)...

Samuel Seeff 26 Mar 2021

Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steady
Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steadyArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%...

Adrian Goslett 25 Mar 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Now is the time to buy - but don't leap before looking
Now is the time to buy - but don't leap before lookingArticle

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you'll ever make, and if you want to get the most from your investment, you need to stick it out for...

David Jacobs 24 Mar 2021

Residential property boom predicted to continue into 2021
Residential property boom predicted to continue into 2021Article

According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of MultiNet Home Loans, the notion of pent-up demand driving the current residential property boom has long been thrown out the window...

23 Mar 2021

Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholdersArticle

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%
An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%Article

The surprise turnaround of the residential property market is possibly the greatest economic highlight of the past year...

Carl Coetzee 18 Mar 2021

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021
Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 64 in the first quarter of 2021. This is the highest level of the Agbiz/IDC ACI since the second quarter of 2014...

17 Mar 2021

Youth most optimistic about property investment - survey
Youth most optimistic about property investment - surveyArticle

According to the recently released Absa Homeowner Sentiment Index, aspirant buyers between the ages of 18-24 have the highest positive sentiment towards property investment...

15 Mar 2021

Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictions
Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictionsArticle

Results from a vote by 25 economists on Finder's repo rate forecast report were unanimous - the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will hold the repo rate...

12 Mar 2021

Thinking of purchasing an investment property in the current market? Here's what to consider
Thinking of purchasing an investment property in the current market? Here's what to considerArticle

Current real estate conditions pose an interesting dilemma for real estate investors. Purchasing an investment property now means that...

Adrian Goslett 10 Mar 2021

Where should African real estate investors put their money?
Where should African real estate investors put their money?Article

2020 was one of the most extraordinary years in living memory. The world to which we'd become so accustomed was flipped on its head...

Barbara Chanakira 10 Mar 2021

PayProp Index confirms devastating impact of lockdown on rental market
PayProp Index confirms devastating impact of lockdown on rental marketArticle

In November 2020, for the first time since the PayProp Rental Index launched, growth was negative - the average rent was 0.3% lower than in November 2019...

9 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021
Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

8 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

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First-time buyers flood market, but should be cautious when signing an offer
First-time buyers flood market, but should be cautious when signing an offerArticle

Driven by a five-decade low interest rate and favourable lending conditions, it remains one of the best times in decades to buy property...

2 Mar 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumersArticle

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

Mel Meltzer, joint manager, Platinum Portfolio
Which is right, red, or white?Article

In the 1974 movie Juggernaut there is a scene in the end of the movie when the bomb disposal expert, Fallon must choose between two wires - red or white to disarm the bomb. Finally, as the clock ticks, Fallon makes his choice by intuition...

Mel Meltzer 24 Feb 2021

Can new car dealers expect a smoother road in 2021?
Can new car dealers expect a smoother road in 2021?Article

Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, Mark Dommisse, reveals what type of road new car dealers will be dealing with this year...

Mark Dommisse 23 Feb 2021

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress FundArticle

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021

Finance minister Tito Mboweni. Image: Reuters
#BudgetSpeech2021: South Africa's economic rebound expected to trim budget deficitsArticle

South Africa's consolidated fiscal deficit is expected to narrow this year because of an economic rebound, although the long-term trend of higher debt remains unchanged due to Covid-19 and pre-existing spending...

Vuyani Ndaba 20 Feb 2021

Steve Brice, chief investment officer for wealth management. Standard Chartered Bank
Tilting towards valueArticle

Although we maintain a bullish outlook for global equities in general for 2021, we are switching our bias from a preference for the so-called quality and growth stocks to an increasingly optimistic outlook for value equities...

Steve Brice 20 Feb 2021

Now cheaper to buy than rent for first-time SA home buyers - global expert
Now cheaper to buy than rent for first-time SA home buyers - global expertArticle

Selected properties under R1.5m are now significantly more affordable to buy than rent, offering first-time homeowners an unprecedented opportunity to get into the property market, says global property expert Toni Enderli...

Issued by Leap Communications 19 Feb 2021

TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdown
TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdownArticle

According to specialised credit bureau TPN, residential rentals were -0.75% cheaper on average for the last quarter of 2020. However, the Gauteng High Court's recent ruling...

18 Feb 2021

Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?
Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?Article

Despite President Ramaphosa's optimistic analogies of fynbos re-emerging after fire, 2021's State of the Nation Address made it clear that South Africa...

Tony Clarke 16 Feb 2021

SA car market faces challenging 2021
SA car market faces challenging 2021Article

The South African automotive industry faces a challenging 2021, with new vehicle prices continuing to climb well above the inflation rate in a market already severely constrained by the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Feb 2021

Buying vs renting - is the time to purchase now?
Buying vs renting - is the time to purchase now?Article

According to ooba Home Loans CEO Rhys Dyer, "Unlike other 'flash in the pan' trends, the time to purchase a home is...

10 Feb 2021

SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is key
SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is keyArticle

Small and medium enterprises (SME) owners across the country gave a unified sigh of relief, as certain lockdown restrictions were eased in South Africa earlier this month...

10 Feb 2021

Covid-19 continues to impact business values
Covid-19 continues to impact business valuesArticle

Businesses will need to incorporate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic into their financial forecasting in 2021...

8 Feb 2021

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