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SA Commercial Property Market takes a beating

Listed property’s appeal as an asset class took a hit in 2018 with the sector losing more than 25% showing its worst annual performance. ... Full story

SA Investors put R3.38bn into UK Property despite Brexit

ACTIVITY in the UK property sector has seen South African Investors conclude 29 deals with a combined value of R3.38 billion (£190m) in the past few years.

Corruption scandals widen in South Africa

From KPMG, Nkandhla, VBS Mutual Bank, Gupta, Steinhoff to Bosasa, South Africa has seen endured large scale bribery, fraud and corruption scandals over the past years.

Strong corporate governance key to SA REITs success in 2019

Having been battered with a few allegations of financial manipulation and delays in reporting results, South African Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can enhance investor confidence with robust corporate governance system.

SA fails to shine in Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities, but Kenya made it

JLL's sixth annual City Momentum Index last week announced the list of 20 world's most dynamic cities with South African cities nowhere to be found — but Kenya's Nairobi made it in the chart list.

Office vacancies remain stubbornly high

The economy weakness is exerting a toll on commercial property owners, as a rising glut of office buildings makes it more difficult for some owners to lease the empty spaces.

Shopping Mall Owners worried about Edcon can breathe a sigh of relief

The headlines about retail giant Edcon Holdings on the brink of collapse, have been jarring for South Africa’s big Shopping Mall Owners and the whole nation.

2019 definitely a lot more promising than 2018, Property Analysts say

The prospects for 2019 SA's listed property sector are definitely a lot more promising than 2018, industry analysts told SA Commercial Prop News.

Draft land Expropriation Bill — Here's what you need to know

The Minister for Public Works, Thulas Nxesi, on Friday released a draft Expropriation Bill that gives a summary of the conditions under which the state can take land without paying for it for public comment.

Dark days ahead for Mall Landlords as Edcon battles with Rent

There is still no respite for Landlords as one of SA’s oldest surviving retailers, Edcon Holdings which occupies big pockets of space in many shopping centres, is asking mall owners to chop rent.

Property Market wades through hard times amid uncertainty on land reform

The South African property sector has started to experience tougher conditions especially weaker economic growth and uncertainty on land reform.

UK PM supports S.Africa’s land reform

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United Kingdom has for some time supported land reform in South Africa - as it is a process carried out in a legal, transparent and democratic manner.

Offshore Companies take the lead in SA’s Listed Property

The South African Listed Property sector is wading off many challenges including a weak economy, a volatile rand and tenant struggles. Much of the sector is now offshore which is providing support to investors returns.

Property pinch ‘to push consolidation’

Executives in the property sector have had a wild ride over the past year as South Africa’s economic woes continue to hit hard.

Overseas Property gets attention from South African Investors

There has been a change in the thinking of the South African property investor community towards offshore diversification in recent years.

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