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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

SA has no reliable data on subsidised housing, says report
SA has no reliable data on subsidised housing, says reportArticle

The data on state subsidised houses is unreliable and incomplete, according to a report by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa...

Drew Wayland 14 Oct 2019

Dip in Western Cape rental growth rate could stabilise over next few quarters
Dip in Western Cape rental growth rate could stabilise over next few quartersArticle

Trending downward for the past six quarters, the moving average trendline for the residential rental growth rate in the Western Cape during this 18-month period is not showing any sign of a turnaround...

26 Sep 2019

Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape TownArticle

Social enterprise housing NGO, Communicare completes the first phase of the Musgrave Park development in Diep River, Cape Town...

20 Sep 2019

Housing activists take City of Cape Town to court
Housing activists take City of Cape Town to courtArticle

Activist organisation and law centre Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) has launched litigation in the Cape High Court to compel the City of Cape Town to develop a housing policy that would require new developments to include affordable housing...

Sandisiwe Shoba 16 Sep 2019

Green roofs, like this one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have many benefits. Leonardo Ikeda/Shutterstock
How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofsArticle

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

Upcoming SAIBPP Convention to focus on property finance, SMME funding, enterprise development
Upcoming SAIBPP Convention to focus on property finance, SMME funding, enterprise developmentArticle

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) will host its 2019 convention at the Durban ICC, 11-13 September, under the theme of 'Funding the future'...

6 Sep 2019

Last chance to enter Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge - are you game?
Last chance to enter Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge - are you game?Article

The Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge is inviting all Grade 8 to 12 learners to participate in their annual five-week competition, which uses gamification to educate high school learners across South Africa to think like entrepreneurs...

28 Aug 2019

RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu
RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia NdlovuArticle

Activist, medical practitioner, and owner of Motheo Construction Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu has passed away following a car crash over the weekend while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg.

27 Aug 2019

4 new affordable housing developments in Philippi approved
4 new affordable housing developments in Philippi approvedArticle

The City of Cape Town's Planning Appeals Advisory Panel has approved the construction of four private sector affordable housing developments located between Strandfontein, Ottery and Boundary Roads in Philippi...

19 Aug 2019

Rezoning application for Salt River Market site approved
Rezoning application for Salt River Market site approvedArticle

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday, 13 August, announced that the rezoning application for the Salt River Market site has been approved. This will allow for the land to be developed for mixed-use purposes and will include social housing units...

14 Aug 2019

Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques
Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniquesArticle

As economic pressures increase, and affordability continues to limit access to property, millions of South African families are without a reliable place to call home...

Tony Clarke 13 Aug 2019

Africa's real estate sector poised for growth
Africa's real estate sector poised for growthArticle

Host of the 10th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit Kfir Rusin asks: as Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for South Africa's property sector due to subdued growth potential and earnings locally, should these funds not be investing closer to home?

12 Aug 2019

The power of SA proptech: Business opportunities that effect change
The power of SA proptech: Business opportunities that effect changeArticle

IWG plc catches up with Sean Godoy, founding member of the SA Proptech Association, on the proptech status in SA...

Issued by GO Content Lab 6 Aug 2019

Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures
Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figuresArticle

All Magazine categories declined on the previous quarter and the prior year in Q2 2019. Once again, the B2B category was the only category to show an increase on the prior year, as it did in Q1 2019...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Aug 2019

Arc Skills students form company, win home-building contract
Arc Skills students form company, win home-building contractArticle

Thirteen formerly unemployed students of Arc Skills have formed their own company, Simunye Trading Construction, and have won their first house-building contract...

25 Jul 2019

Prospects for property as household numbers rocket
Prospects for property as household numbers rocketArticle

The new General Household Survey (GHS) report recently released by StatsSA has huge implications for the residential property sector...

Rudi Botha 24 Jul 2019

Heritage body pushes Woodstock developers back
Heritage body pushes Woodstock developers backArticle

Plans to build a luxury eight-storey apartment block in Woodstock have been put on hold by Heritage Western Cape which has instructed the developers to review the impact on social heritage...

Steve Kretzmann 19 Jun 2019

Mixed reaction to City of Cape Town's Parow revamp proposals
Mixed reaction to City of Cape Town's Parow revamp proposalsArticle

Proposals by the City of Cape Town to open up the Parow Station Precinct for new developments have been met with mixed reactions in the area...

Tariro Washinyira 10 Jun 2019

Can online disruptors and agents co-exist under one brand?
Can online disruptors and agents co-exist under one brand?Article

Until recently, low-cost, fixed-fee online real estate services were in direct opposition to the traditional real estate model...

Adrian Goslett 4 Jun 2019

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