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Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to note
Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to noteArticle

According to Pearl Scheltema, CEO of Fitzanne Estates, while taxes and property go hand in hand, there are fortunately some very real benefits to be had if you...

29 Apr 2021

Property, tax and SONA
Property, tax and SONAArticle

As is expected after a year like no other, the primary focus of the President's 2021 State of the Nation Address was the Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 15 Feb 2021

Richard Neal, MD, Sovereign Trust
SA businesses look offshore to ease Covid-19 painArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries - but it has also forced many South African businesses to look for new approaches and markets...

Richard Neal 21 Jul 2020

Covid-19 public health measures are stalling economic activity. Getty Images
Covid-19 tax relief: a snapshot of what's out thereArticle

Across the globe, many governments have been forced to lockdown their countries in an attempt to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of African countries have adopted similar measures. This has stalled, if not brought to a halt, economic activity...

Lee-Ann Steenkamp 9 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?
Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?Article

For hotel owners and operators already facing nosedives in revenue, the corresponding guest costs, whether over a daily, weekly or monthly basis, can be significant. So who's picking up the tab resulting from these quarantines, and what can hotel owners and operators do...

Jonathan Lynch 8 Apr 2020

The Kampala-Entebbe expressway.
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Massive African infrastructure projects often hurt, rather than help, local peopleArticle

Big infrastructure projects are always controversial. Yet in parts of the world associated with severely deficient infrastructure, the positive value of major infrastructure investments is often taken as a given...

Tom Goodfellow 18 Mar 2020

Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100
Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100Article

Knight Frank has released its 2020 Wealth Report revealing the results of its Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)...

5 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: Transfer duty, personal tax relief welcome news for property market
#Budget2020: Transfer duty, personal tax relief welcome news for property marketArticle

The 2020 Budget Speech presented by minister of finance Tito Mboweni is broadly welcomed, in particular the raising of the transfer duty threshold to R1m...

Samuel Seeff 27 Feb 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters
Residents to take municipality to court over water metersArticle

A group of Witzenberg residents are locked in a fight with the municipality over the installation of water management devices on their properties...

Barbara Maregele 12 Feb 2020

Being at the top of your game - Tips for estate agents
Being at the top of your game - Tips for estate agentsArticle

Rising property tax rates, water restrictions and increases in the cost of water and electricity, combined with high unemployment rates and uncertainty over land expropriation all make for a challenging sell for real estate agents...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Aug 2019

Gen-Z really loves property, wants to own before 30
Gen-Z really loves property, wants to own before 30Article

It's Youth Month, when SA focuses on the 38% of the population aged between 18 and 35. But there are two distinct generations of consumers represented within that cohort, and they have very different ideas about real estate...

Rudi Botha 13 Jun 2019

How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownership
How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownershipArticle

When people want to invest in real estate they usually secure a loan to purchase a property - either residential or commercial. But there are other more efficient and less costly ways to invest in the property sector...

Marc Edwards 6 Jun 2019

Johannesburg’s economic hub, Sandton, lies right next to the sprawling and extremely poor Alexandra township.
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Why South Africa should seriously consider taxing its wealthy citizensArticle

It's well-established that South Africa has one of the most unequal income distributions in the world...

Ingrid Woolard 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

#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order
#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in orderArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget was always going to be tough given the extent of the economic challenges...

Samuel Seeff 21 Feb 2019

How a focus on home ownership could create jobs, boost economy
How a focus on home ownership could create jobs, boost economyArticle

Ten years ago, a survey by Reader's Digest revealed that 65% of South African consumers were in favour of home ownership...

7 Feb 2019

How to determine your return on an investment home
How to determine your return on an investment homeArticle

Owning properties can provide investors with steady rental income or capital appreciation when the property is sold for a profit. However, it is important to measure the ROI...

Veruska de Vita 10 Oct 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

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closuresArticle

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime
Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regimeArticle

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld a ruling handed down by the High Court in Pretoria, setting aside an exorbitant rates regime...

Andrew Molver 5 Jun 2018

Property: To buy or not to buy?
Property: To buy or not to buy?Article

Whether to buy property or continue to rent is a tough question. Here are five reasons to buy now and five reasons to put it off...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Apr 2018

The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bonds
The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bondsArticle

Cities around the world have been financing their long-term investment needs through municipal bonds for centuries...

Jeremy Gorelick 16 Feb 2018

Investment property owners be aware of common tax pitfalls
Investment property owners be aware of common tax pitfallsArticle

Whether investing in property for long-term returns or for resale in the short term, taxpayers are often faced with the question of how their decisions affect their tax liabilities...

Leonard Willemse 28 Dec 2017

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ
Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQArticle

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get...

19 Oct 2017

Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?
Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?Article

You need to take care, there are pitfalls...

Samuel Seeff 21 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven things to consider when buying business propertyArticle

Regardless of what type of property you're considering, there are some important considerations you'll need to bear in mind before you start looking for a place to set up shop...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 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

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

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

Smart pricing will drive property sales in 2017
Smart pricing will drive property sales in 2017Article

A key theme for the property market in 2017 will be smart pricing...

7 Dec 2016

Lease-back sales gaining traction in SA
Lease-back sales gaining traction in SAArticle

According to commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, lease-back sales are fast gaining traction...

22 Nov 2016

The ins and outs of capital gains tax
The ins and outs of capital gains taxArticle

Although most property transactions will not be subject to CGT, it's still important for sellers to understand the implications it could have on their sale...

27 Jul 2016

No sign that push into property is slowing
No sign that push into property is slowingArticle

Cash-strapped homeowners with mortgages, who are faced with inexorably rising consumer costs across the board, will be relieved...

Dr Andrew Golding 22 Jul 2016

By Ollem lins –
Occupational rent and your rightsArticle

The payment of occupational rent is a standard clause in almost every property sales contract, and yet it is also one of the more common causes of contention between buyers and sellers...

Bill Rawson 24 May 2016

Rates and taxes hikes fill municipal coffers but empty cities of business
Rates and taxes hikes fill municipal coffers but empty cities of businessArticle

Ongoing high municipal rate hikes are harming communities because of a lack of understanding about the far-reaching impacts of these increases, reports Marius Muller, CEO of Pareto...

18 Sep 2015

Hartbeespoort becomes 'water desert'
Hartbeespoort becomes 'water desert'Article

Pollution from 2.7m people living in areas surrounding the Harbeespoort Dam is turning the dam into a "water desert".

11 Oct 2013

Property indicator reveals improved performance
Property indicator reveals improved performanceArticle

The SAPOA/IPD South African Biannual Property Indicator, released yesterday, 25 September 2013, showed that the South African property sector delivered an improved 9.2% total return for the first six months in 2013.

26 Sep 2013

Population growth will change the face of the workplace - Van den Barselaar
Population growth will change the face of the workplace - Van den BarselaarArticle

It is predicted that the global population will grow to about 10 billion by 2050. This growth will change every aspect of human life, including the way people work and what jobs will be the most popular.

12 Jul 2013

Shopping centres mushroom across SAArticle

SA is experiencing a wave of new shopping-centre development across the country, supported by retail expansion and backing from banks and creating intense competition among shopping centres.

Thabang Mokopanele 20 Jun 2012

Weak retail sales indicate low GDP: Economists
Weak retail sales indicate low GDP: EconomistsArticle

Weaker retail trade sales growth, coupled with other recently released disappointing economic data, are an indication that growth in the second quarter (Q2) could have faltered, some economists forecast. Stats SA is expected to release the second quarter GDP data on August 30.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 18 Aug 2011

Egyptian journalists on trial over criticism of tax lawArticle

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Egyptian Minister of Finance Youssef Boutros-Ghali, to drop charges against Wael al-Abrashy, the editor-in-chief of the weekly Sawt al-Umma, and Samar al-Dawi, a reporter for the weekly.

24 Jun 2010

DRC newspaper publisher releasedArticle

The DRC newspaper published who was arrested recently for allegedly "threatening and attempting to swindle" a public official, has been freed.

21 May 2007

Journalist in police custody in KinshasaArticle

Article critical of appointment of senior official facing charges lands publisher in custody.

11 May 2007

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