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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. ... Full story

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.

Bitcoin outdoes Property but its future is unknown

Digital currencies like Bitcoin, are getting a lot of attention as a new asset class, but property remains solid for investment because of its defensive nature.

Offshore Property offers top Value

The number of Real Estate companies promoting offshore property as a low-risk rand hedge investment has grown in recent months, reports SA Commercial Prop News.

More effort needed to Transform SA’s real estate sector

The CEO of the Property Sector Charter Council, (PSCC), Portia Tau-Sekati, says SA’s real estate sector has shown a strong commitment to transformation, but work needs to be done to convince black talent to pursue careers in property.

Listed Property wades through hard times

It’s getting harder for listed property companies to repeat their former successes in the current South African landscape, according to Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director.

Real Estate Investments in South Africa increased by R28 billion

Investment volumes in South Africa’s real estate saw a 55,2% increase in 2016, despite economic challenges, weak currency and political uncertainty.

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