Johette Smuts

Head of Data and Analytics at PayProp
Location:South Africa

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Johette Smuts is head of data and analytics at PayProp, a processor of rental payments for the property management industry. In addition to being a CFA charterholder, Smuts is a Stellenbosch University graduate with a BCom honours degree in financial risk management. She is the author of the PayProp Rental Index - a quarterly guide that outlines trends in the South African residential rental market.
Rising importance of proptech in a new world

For many rental agencies in South Africa that still relied on outdated processes to manage their portfolio payments, Covid-19 brought on...

By Johette Smuts 10 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?

For most of 2017 and 2018, the rental growth rate trended downward - in other words, rents still increased, but at a slower pace...

By Johette Smuts 6 Jan 2020

3 ways to spot a bad tenant

In today's economic climate, wasting time, energy and money on a tenant that will default on payments or stop paying completely is just not an option...

By Johette Smuts 29 Jul 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?

2018 saw the continuation of a tough economic climate keeping consumers under pressure. So it is not really surprising that rental growth dipped to levels last seen in 2014...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

By Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

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