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Should you be taking your Money Offshore?

Last week’s news that Moody’s kept South Africa’s investment rating as one notch above junk but revised its outlook from stable to negative, seems to spell a junk status downgrade in the near future unless Government can take drastic action on key economic issues.
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Identifying Offshore Property Hotspots for the best Investment results

The key to a successful investment property is to buy in a ‘property hotspot’, but how does one identify a hotspot in areas you don’t know well?...
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Municipalities in terrible state

MOST South Africa’s municipalities are in a financial state so terrible, threatening their ability to deliver services, says Auditor General (AG) Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday. ...
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Property Investors need to be Patient

South Africa still offers a viable commercial property sector regardless of the country's current economic malaise — SA Commercial Prop News has learned....
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A snapshot of SA energy regulatory framework

The building stock in the world consumes approximately 40% of the energy and emits one third of the total greenhouse gases emissions (GHG)....
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The current state of Flexible Working

A survey of 15,000 professionals in 80 countries by IWG has revealed that a towering majority find flexible working to be “the new normal.”...
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Small businesses in uphill battle over Airbnb regulation

The saga between small operators and large hotel groups over Airbnb regulation in South Africa, takes a new twist after a business lobby group says it is considering legal steps to challenge a new bill. ...
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Presidential Advisory Panel finalizing report on Land Reform

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalizing its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency....
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Mixed feelings about African Real Estate Investing

While Hyprop investments (JSE HYP) plans to exit its investment in sub-Saharan Africa, Grit Real Estate (JSE: GTR) remains committed spreading itself across the continent....
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Why Companies Need Workspace Recovery Now More Than Ever

When this year’s Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum warned that the world is ‘sleepwalking’ into a crisis, the impact on business may not have been top of mind. ...
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Retail trading density shows signs of growth but sector is in for some tough times

Shopping Centres had a better 2018, but the months ahead are still going to be tough as owners are having to adapt to a tough retail trading environment....
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SA Property Sector Financial Reporting comes under spotlight

Following its worst performance in 2018, the South African REIT Association has lifted its game to a significantly higher level, as it aims to regain its reputation from financial manipulation allegations....
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Advisory panel on land reform makes progress

The ten-member expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform has its hands full with a looming deadline to submit a policy perspective to the Presidency that will drive land reform in the country....
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Global lift and escalator industry players to explore Africa’s market potential

The Elevator and Escalator (E&E) industry is abuzz with the news of the Global Lift & Escalator Expo (GLE Expo) entering the African market. ...
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Landlords cash in on Prime Office Space

Appetite for well-positioned P-grade (Prime grade) Offices appears to go against the grain of the current sluggish national economic climate — SA Commercial Prop News has learned....
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