Tourism taps into lessons learned from Cape Town water crisis

Tourism brings in almost 10% of South Africa’s GDP, which makes it imperative that the country doesn’t suffer any jobs losses as a result of the water crisis in the city […]

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Boom time for residential estates in SA

The South African housing market is witnessing a surge in demand for upmarket retirement housing in South Africa, especially with the consistent rise in life expectancy in the country over […]

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Liverpool and Manchester key cities for property investors

The strengthening of the Rand against other major currencies offers a great opportunity for South African investors to purchase international properties. The much-anticipated release of the Global Real Estate Outlook […]

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National Property Group boosts wildlife conservation by R1-million

ABOVE: Reiner Henschel (Operations Manager Melrose Arch), Chris van Gass (National Executive Committee Communications of SANParks Honorary Rangers), Mike Vermaak (Managing Director Melrose Arch), John Turner (Chairperson Conservation Services – […]

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Successful rights offer puts Basil Read on the path to turnaround

With R300-million in new cash in its coffers, construction and mining firm, Basil Read is on track to effect a solid turnaround, according to CEO Khathutshelo Mapasa. Basil Read successfully […]

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Priding local, performing global

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate, talks about his journey to date, his business ethos and some of the company’s notable achievements. The ability to run a […]

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Airbnb pulls the plug on water wastage

Airbnb has begun handing over around 700 low-flow showerheads to hosts across the peninsula, as part of its joint campaign with Wesgro, to encourage Airbnb hosts to save water. These […]

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Cape Town or Joburg? Which city fares best?

When it comes to a choice between purchasing property in Johannesburg or Cape Town, which city fares best from an investment perspective? Both are major growth hubs in the country […]

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Flexible office space ideal for times of economic uncertainty

The uncertainty around South Africa’s current economic and political climates has offered the perfect platform for the thriving local flexible workspace market to step in to offer workspace-as-a-service options. A […]

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Excuse me while I disrupt your industry!

Marcel du Toit, CEO of property disruptor Leadhome, told u|Chief about how homeowners are reacting to his company’s disruptive service offering. Is your product offering exportable or ‘transferable’? Is this […]

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The home (industry) wrecker

u|Chief asked Marcel du Toit, the cheeky young disruptor of the property industry (and CEO of Leadhome), about the shape of the local industry… and what gave Leadhome their edge to […]

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Drywall construction used in Africa’s biggest museum

The grand opening of the new Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) recently took place in Cape Town. In addition to the opening, what makes the space more spectacular, […]

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S&P downgrade: greater value in SA property for overseas buyers

Mike Greeff, CEO, Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate, shares his insight into the recent S&P downgrade on the SA property market. “While the South African Reserve Bank has left repo […]

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Bigger bond sizes encouraging for buyers, says BetterBond

Good news for home buyers is that the average approved bond size has risen by almost 6% in the past 12 months, while the average home purchase price has risen […]

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