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Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster
Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman FosterArticle

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

10 hours ago

No housing on Rondebosch Golf Club for now
No housing on Rondebosch Golf Club for nowArticle

The City of Cape Town has granted in-principle approval of the Rondebosch Golf Club lease renewal, stating that the area is "not suitable for housing purposes at this point" and that it has "severe development constraints"...

Liezl Human 3 days ago

#SUSASummit: Anand Murthy speaks on radical affordable housing
#SUSASummit: Anand Murthy speaks on radical affordable housingArticle

These are the highlights of BridgePort Developments founder Anand Murthy's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

15 Oct 2020

Backyard rentals offer real gains, with help from better utility management
Backyard rentals offer real gains, with help from better utility managementArticle

The informal housing rental (or backyard rental) sector is transforming as it expands, and utility management is key in the new landlord-tenant relationship...

Issued by Semaphore Communications 6 Oct 2020

Brisk recovery of Central Cape Town residential market surprises analysts
Brisk recovery of Central Cape Town residential market surprises analystsArticle

The brisk pace of recovery in property sales over recent weeks in Cape Town's Central City residential market has surprised market analysts and estate agents alike...

1 Oct 2020

James Wilson, CEO, The Amdec Group
Time to rethink Cape Town's unfinished elevated freewayArticle

Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking. It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering of municipal priorities...

James Wilson 22 Sep 2020

Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities
Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our citiesArticle

It's easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities...

Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 18 Sep 2020

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

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case
Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg caseArticle

Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Samela have ruled in favour of housing activists in the landmark Tafelberg case...

James Stent 1 Sep 2020

R4bn River Club development clears major obstacle
R4bn River Club development clears major obstacleArticle

The next step towards a massive R4bn development on the contested River Club site in Observatory, Cape Town, has been authorised by the provincial government...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Aug 2020

Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact
Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impactArticle

The period April to June 2020 of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for magazines is characterised by the negative effect of Covid-19 that has seen publishing houses closing and titles discontinued and terminated...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Aug 2020

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housingArticle

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

Sustainable architecture in a post-Covid-19 world
Sustainable architecture in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

Buildings are crucial to the well-being of people, and designers and architects have the responsibility to ensure that sustainable solutions are placed at the forefront of any potential new project...

21 Jul 2020

Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economy
Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economyArticle

Can an online platform counter gentrification, deliver a double-sided business proposition that leverages shared value for the improvement of an entire segment of the economy, while simultaneously solving for one of humankind's essential needs?

Gil Sperling 3 Jul 2020

5 things you need to look out for before buying property this year
5 things you need to look out for before buying property this yearArticle

The property sector, like all sectors, has not escaped the effects of Covid-19 and its impact can be felt in multiple ways...

Tim Akinnusi 11 Jun 2020

Smart cities in the time of physical distancing
Smart cities in the time of physical distancingArticle

When the State of Disaster was announced as the Covid-19 crisis hit South Africa, a new set of rules began to form, and with it a new set of questions and challenges...

Bouwer Serfontein 2 Jun 2020

Not all credit insurance policies are created equal
Not all credit insurance policies are created equalArticle

In many ways financial services institutions have stepped up to assist South Africans facing financial challenges due to Covid-19. One such option is for people with valid credit insurance policies to claim their benefits...

Anton Davies 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industryArticle

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposal
Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposalArticle

The Parow Station Precinct could become the first in South Africa to be exempted from protections under the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA)...

Tariro Washinyira 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu planArticle

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity...

Dr Victor Oladokun 30 Mar 2020

Expect more buoyancy in affordable housing sector - expert
Expect more buoyancy in affordable housing sector - expertArticle

High demand, easier lending conditions and transfer duty relief is driving the entry-level housing market in Cape Town with developers unable to keep up, according to property expert Toni Enderli...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 Mar 2020

SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launches
SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launchesArticle

South Africa's first fully-integrated, mixed-income, mixed-use development, aimed at reversing apartheid spatial planning and located near Cape Town's CBD, has been launched for sale to the public...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

Devmark launches property management division
Devmark launches property management divisionArticle

Devmark Property Group has launched a new property management division within the group...

3 Feb 2020

Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite
Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy eliteArticle

The City of Cape Town is "subsidising the wealthy elite" by planning to extend the lease on the Rondebosch golf course for another ten years at a very low rental fee, says activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi...

Lucas Nowicki 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertainty
#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertaintyArticle

While South Africa's power crisis is reportedly costing the country up to R80bn a month, it is not loadshedding itself that is currently the biggest threat to the economy...

Karen Petersen 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?
#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?Article

For most of 2017 and 2018, the rental growth rate trended downward - in other words, rents still increased, but at a slower pace...

Johette Smuts 3 Jan 2020

Your 2020 property goals
Your 2020 property goalsArticle

What are your 2020 property goals? Private Property helps you plan towards achieving them during the fresh new decade, coming right up...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 9 Dec 2019

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watchArticle

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

What to expect: 2020 property trends
What to expect: 2020 property trendsArticle

Private Property reflects on what happened during 2019 in the South African property market, and how that'll lead to 2020 property trends...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Dec 2019

Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020
Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020Article

The long-awaited Tafelberg case ended on Friday, 29 November, after five days in the Western Cape High Court...

Madison Yauger 2 Dec 2019

School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site
School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg siteArticle

If the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School acquires the Tafelberg site, 40 affordable housing units will be built on the property as well as a school...

Madison Yauger 29 Nov 2019

Judges question province's argument in Tafelberg case
Judges question province's argument in Tafelberg caseArticle

Judges in the Tafelberg case questioned arguments by the Western Cape government on Wednesday, 27 November, about the decision to sell the valuable property to a private school instead of building social housing on the site...

Madison Yauger 28 Nov 2019

Court case on future of Sea Point property begins
Court case on future of Sea Point property beginsArticle

The four-day case on the fate of the Tafelberg property began in the Cape High Court on Monday, 25 November. The case could potentially set a precedent on what can be done with inner city state-owned land...

Madison Yauger 27 Nov 2019

Land expropriation update
Land expropriation updateArticle

Homeowner concerns around land expropriation and what this could mean for you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Nov 2019

Technology, research data forcing real estate innovation
Technology, research data forcing real estate innovationArticle

Analysing property trends in South Africa based on recent barometers and research documents, there are varied reasons and opinions explaining why certain markets are under pressure and others are thriving. ..

Richard Gray 25 Nov 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remainArticle

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

Making property ownership more accessible to more people
Making property ownership more accessible to more peopleArticle

The costs of buying a property in South Africa include transfer duty, attorney's fees, and deeds office registry fees. As a rule of thumb, these costs amount to 8-10% on top of the purchase price of any property over R900,000...

Paul Stevens 21 Nov 2019

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) members sign Cape Town Declaration for governments to address housing finance shortage.
5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortageArticle

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

15 Nov 2019

Blockchain-based property register launched in Cape Town
Blockchain-based property register launched in Cape TownArticle

South Africa's first blockchain-based property register has been launched in Cape Town with the pilot study area consisting of almost 1,000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha...

7 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sectorArticle

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

Virginia housing market boom home causes homelessness to rise
Virginia housing market boom home causes homelessness to riseArticle

The market boom has been dubbed the 'Amazon effect'...

Issued by IV V.O.F 5 Nov 2019

Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approvedArticle

The City of Cape Town's Council approved amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) yesterday, 31 October 2019. Once promulgated, the amendments will, among others, allow for controlled densification, short-term letting from flats, and minor freestanding and minor rooftop cell masts, either as of right or as a consent use...

1 Nov 2019

Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre
Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centreArticle

City-owned land along lower Buitengracht Street, which has been held by the province as road reserve for the unfinished Foreshore freeway, is in the process of being returned to the City of Cape Town...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Oct 2019

Increased housing supply in Gauteng limiting rental growth
Increased housing supply in Gauteng limiting rental growthArticle

Gauteng landlords can no longer easily demand high rental increases due to below-inflation income growth and an increase in housing supply in the province...

29 Oct 2019

City of Cape Town approves R14bn Foreshore development despite objections
City of Cape Town approves R14bn Foreshore development despite objectionsArticle

The Harbour Arch development, which will be the largest of its kind in the Cape Town city centre, was approved by the Municipal Planning Tribunal on Thursday, 24 October...

Aisha Abdool Karim 25 Oct 2019

Lessons learned from Bay Area real estate market developers
Lessons learned from Bay Area real estate market developersArticle

The property market in the greater San Francisco metropolis is such that limited supply and heavily overpriced real estate serves as a strong deterrent to homeownership...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Oct 2019

Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activists
Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activistsArticle

Last Friday night, about 200 people gathered at Helen Bowden Nurses' Home for Reclaim the City's (RTC) second annual congress...

Aisha Abdool Karim 22 Oct 2019

How inclusionary housing can make Cape Town a better place
How inclusionary housing can make Cape Town a better placeArticle

Last month, Ndifuna Ukwazi launched litigation in the Western Cape High Court to advance inclusionary housing in Cape Town. Some members of the public may be asking: what is inclusionary housing? Why do we need it?

Jonty Cogger 17 Oct 2019

Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners
Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winnersArticle

Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry...

15 Oct 2019

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