ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya, joining previous successful implementation in Mexico and current implementation in India. The programme aims to facilitate housing markets to better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan startups and growth-stage companies that are bringing shelter products and services to the low-income household market.

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The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap, preventing the community from interfering with construction.

By Kelly Vinett 1 day ago

4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values
4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values

Few properties in South Africa can compete with the excellent price and rental growth experienced by top security estates. The techniques used to achieve this phenomenal growth are actually surprisingly simple.

By Schalk van der Merwe 1 day ago

5 reasons why coworking spaces work for entrepreneurs
5 reasons why coworking spaces work for entrepreneurs

Coworking spaces are designed to be dynamic by offering functionality and flexibility and are particularly well-suited for companies and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses.

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Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets
Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets

The growing challenge of affordability and an increasingly cautious investor sentiment have fuelled the rental market in the Winelands, where enquiries have picked up significantly in recent months after a slow start to the year.

2 days ago

Namibian farmland by Sigismund von Dobsch├╝tz, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa. The resistance of the local communities against the invasion culminated in the first genocide of the 20th century among the Ovaherero, Nama and other groups. As main occupants of the eastern, central and southern regions of the country they were forced from their land into so-called native reserves.

By Henning Melber 2 days ago

5 buying secrets from property investors
5 buying secrets from property investors

When starting out as a property investor a lack of knowledge can lead to costly mistakes.

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Increase in tenant fraud is taking its toll
Increase in tenant fraud is taking its toll

An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease, compromising the ability of the property owner to secure future growth finance.

By Gary Palmer 3 days ago

Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network
Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network

When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors. This is according to Gregg Huntingford, CEO of Spire Property Management, who says that there has not been an easily accessible way for South Africans to buy top commercial property internationally - particularly those properties that have not been widely canvassed and which tick all the boxes.

3 days ago

Workshop17 takes 'Best Coworking Space' title in Southern Africa Startup Awards
Workshop17 takes 'Best Coworking Space' title in Southern Africa Startup Awards

One of 75 local finalists shortlisted across 15 categories, Workshop17 was named Best Coworking Space - South Africa, at the recent Southern Africa Startup Awards.

9 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

Atterbury recently announced the conclusion a B-BBEE transaction that secures 30% black ownership of the Atterbury Property Fund (APF). The fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners (TIP) and 70% owned by Atterbury Property Investments (API), a subsidiary of Atterbury Property Holdings.

9 Nov 2018

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how
The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector (low and mid value) is by far the largest portion of the residential property market, amounting to 71.4% of the total volume of properties in South Africa.

8 Nov 2018

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?
Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

The land at Salt River market has become "ground zero" for spatial transformation of Cape Town, says Ndifuna Ukwazi's co-director Jared Rossouw, following statements by outgoing councillor Brett Herron that the city's DA caucus has blocked social housing on the site.

By Kelly Vinett 8 Nov 2018