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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Construction of R16bn Harbour Arch precinct on track

Harbour Arch, a mixed-use development steadily taking shape on Cape Town's foreshore, is well on track according to Nicholas Stopforth, MD of Amdec Property Developments...

1 day ago

How flexibility, community, amenities are key to sustainable apartment living

According to BlackBrick founder Moritz Wellensiek, 'flexibility, community and amenities' is the three-pronged approach that is going to ensure sustainable apartment living in the Sandton CBD...

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Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks

While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears...

2 days ago

Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas...

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#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

Issued by 7 May 2021

Atterbury sells 50% stake in Deloitte HQ building to PIC

Atterbury has concluded an agreement to sell its 50% undivided share in the property on which the new Deloitte African headquarters stands in Waterfall City...

7 May 2021

Is the first offer on your property really always the best offer?

Almost every property seller will at some stage hear from estate agents that the "first offer is always the best offer", but is this always the case?

By Gerhard van der Linde 6 May 2021

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

By Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 5 May 2021

Life rights vs sectional title living: pros and cons

As an increasing number of South Africans look ahead towards retirement, the two most popular homeownership options are life rights and sectional titles properties...

4 May 2021

Residential developments not PoPI Act compliant could be fined up to R10m

Community housing schemes like sectional title complexes, apartment blocks, residential estates and retirement villages must comply with the PoPI Act...

By Marina Constas 3 May 2021

Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

Growthpoint Investec African Properties undergoes rebrand

Growthpoint Investec African Properties Limited has been rebranded to Lango Real Estate Limited...

30 Apr 2021

Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to note

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

SA's first Reit sustainability-linked ESG bond launched

The Investec Property Fund recently issued a three-year, sustainability-linked bond of R800m - a first for the local real estate investment trust sector...

29 Apr 2021

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

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

Residential property remains a sound option for investment

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...

By Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

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