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South Africa ranks 25th in Global Real Estate transparency

New research shows 75% of global real estate investment takes place in highly transparent markets, with South Africa ranking 25th out of 109 markets covered — supported by its listed property sector. ... Full story

Why Municipal Elections are Important for Property Owners and Investors

Local government plays a major role in governance and the provision of basic public services in the country. Whoever governs the municipalities holds the key to South Africa’s success and attract property developers and investors.

Education Minister renews call for help with Student Accommodation

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande decries the lack of private sector involvement in resolving the accommodation crisis experienced at universities.

New specialized JSE listings in property unlikely

A lack of activity in South Africa's property market suggest we may not see any significant new specialized property listings coming on to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year.

It Doesn’t Cost to Build Green, says Study

Despite the growing recognition of sustainable practices and green buildings, concern within the facilities industry continues due to lack of accurate quantifiable information regarding the financial cost and economic impacts of high-performance buildings.

Government pension fund pours R10.5bn to boost Affordable Housing

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), SA's largest pension fund, has approved R10.5 billion facility to lender SA Home Loans, in-order to boost government employees and the public access to housing.

SA Property Market volumes to a Staggering R5.8-trillion

Believe it or not, the South African property sector is valued at R5.8 trillion, according to the latest Property Sector Charter Council’s (PSCC) report — aimed to determine the size of the country’s property sector.

Africa Real Estate still offer value for hardworking Investors

Africa property industry still represents good value for investors wanting a relatively secure income stream despite challenges that faces the continent.

There's bucks to be made in Urban Renewal

The bravest investors are now starting to look at property in areas where, up until recently, only slumlords took interest — Central Johannesburg is a prime example.

Well priced Property Acquisitions difficult to find in SA

SA listed property companies are struggling to find well priced acquisition opportunities with takeovers becoming more difficult to achieve now as there are no easy targets.

Patrice Motsepe’s foray into property sector

Billionaire and mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital considers residential sector following the group's decision to acquire 20% stake in Val de Vie Investments as its first foray into property.

Not a rosy picture for Listed Property Sector

While development projects are under way in Gauteng, most of the big ones were concluded years ago and listed real estate funds are struggling to clinch sizeable deals domestically.

Digital disruption inevitable in SA Commercial Real Estate

The way that South African commercial real estate companies, sell, buy and invest is about to change profoundly, as technological advances are rapidly disrupting the conventional ways.

International Hotel Group eyes listing on JSE’s main board

International Hotel Group (IHL)‚ which recently released its half-year financial results, plans to move from the AltX to the JSE’s main board.

Acquisitions push Rebosis Property Fund’s portfolio up R18.6 billion

Black-owned property group, Rebosis Property Fund pushed up total assets under management to R18.6 billion after a R6 billion acquisition that will substantially increase the group’s exposure to retail assets.

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