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 for property investment. While the […]

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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 lack of surplus funds, high […]

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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 part of your Master Plan… […]

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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 enter an already crowded market. […]

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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, is the plasterboard material used to […]

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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 rates unchanged, South Africa’s credit […]

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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 only 3,3%. That’s according to […]

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