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Housing minister could act swiftly to make huge difference

The newly appointed Minister for Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, is welcomed by a real estate industry desperate for change says Jan le Roux, chief executive of Rebosa.

“The minister now has an unique opportunity to distance herself from an ostensibly failed Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), the real estate industry regulator, by making a number of quick decisions that can put matters rapidly back on track.”

How to choose the best letting property management agency

A minimal growth in the rental market is an early indication of improving conditions in this sector of the property market. The national rental growth rate remained under pressure through the second quarter of 2021, but seems to have stabilised for the short-term, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index for Q2 2021.

House price growth hits a five-year high

South Africa’s residential property market continues to shine with national house price inflation at its highest in five years, despite 16 months of a pandemic and recent unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Changing lifestyle demands reflected in new residential developments

SPEAKERS CORNER: If it’s beginning to feel as if there’s suddenly an influx of new residential property developments popping up everywhere you look, you’re not alone. FNB’s Property Barometer reported that six in ten residential properties constructed in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 were apartments and townhouses, a trend that has continued in 2021 with this category accounting for a 58.2% share of total building plans passed in the first quarter.

SA Property Investors Network host free webinar: hidden costs of death for property investors

The SA Property Investors Network (SAPIN), South Africa’s leading property networking platform, will be hosting a free webinar covering the hidden costs of death for property investors.

SAIBPP Annual Convention:


The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners will be hosting its’ Annual Convention and 25th Anniversary on 8 and 9 September 2021. The 2-day conference will be hosted via a virtual platform and will bring together captains of industry, business leaders and political decision makers on a single platform to discuss the various challenges facing the property sector and the economy.

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