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Minister Pravin Gordhan had a difficult budget speech to deliver as the economy struggles through its largest under performance since the 2009 recession, with the added challenge of a R30.4bn tax shortfall. ... Full story

Some relief for first time property buyers in National Budget

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900 000, up from R750 000, as announced in today’s National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first time buyers. ... Full story

Budget 2017: Property under R900 000 will not attract Transfer Duty Tax

Tabling the South African National Budget Speech 2017 on Wednesday, Finance minister Pravin Gordhan revealed that properties under R900 000 (previously R750 000) wll not attract transfer duty tax. ... Full story

Listed property sector winning favor with Investors

Having raised about R153 billion in the past six years, South Africa’s listed property sector is gaining ground and remains unaffected by a weaker economy growth. ... Full story

SA Property Sector survives 2016 rollercoaster

Towards the end of 2015, the naysayers and the sorry folk who have avoided listed property investing in the past said the sector would struggle in 2016. ... Full story

Property demand pushes Rosebank to new market highs

Property punters say they are seeing increasing demand in the Rosebank precinct — with rentals surpassing those in Sandton and Melrose Arch. ... Full story

Investors should take advantage of Healthcare Reits

With growing interest in real estate investment trusts (Reits) and a desire for strong returns, it is time to consider listing a healthcare Reit, advises Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director. ... Full story

British Pound volatility brings hot opportunities for SA Property Investors

The weak post-Brexit pound has opened a window of opportunity for South Africans to invest in the UK property market. ... Full story

Killarney Mall underperforms despite upgrades

Compared with other assets in Octodec Investments' R12.3bn property portfolio, Killarney Mall has not performed as expected though its trading density has increased. ... Full story

Property Auction Market resilient despite economy turmoil

This was a tough year for South African real estate, but resilience prevails across various sectors of the property auction market. ... Full story

Trends in Cape Town and Johannesburg property market

The office sector has been out of favour for the past few years, but there are some positive signals in retail while industrial property sector shifts to clean properties focussed on light manufacturing as heavy manufacturing struggles. ... Full story

Listed Property ‘fares well’ in tough year

The South African listed property industry has risen nearly 9% in the first nine months of the year, about double what equities have achieved, which was 4.82%. Bonds achieved a staggering 15.05% and Cash managed about 5.4%. ... Full story

New Sectional Title regulations to affect Developers, Owners and Trustees

Property developers, owners and trustees will have to up their game significantly with the new Sectional Title regulation which came into effect starting this month. ... Full story

Property hurdles loom for black entrants, says SAIBPP

The traditionally white male property industry is far from a true reflection of South Africa’s demographics, judging from the number of blacks participating. ... Full story

South Africa scales up on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

South Africa's ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index has risen by two place to stand 47 out of 138 countries surveyed by the World Economic Forum. ... Full story

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