Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:40

The fallacy of relying on a weak currency

There is prevailing conventional wisdom among labour and certain parts of government and industry who believe that a weak rand will reverse South Africa's sagging industrial competitiveness, thereby lifting economic growth and redress our unemployment problem.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:40

Real Estate Industry transformation required

A recent two-day Estate Agency Industry Affairs Summit was held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand to address the burning issues that are currently being experienced within the property industry. Matters that were discussed by the Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, included the structure and role of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), transformation of the industry and the education of real estate agent

Competing against real estate agencies around the globe, Pam Golding Properties (PGP) has been awarded Gold for Best Estate Agency in Africa by the international Overseas Property Professional (OPP) Awards for Excellence in 2012 held in London. In addition, PGP received the Silver Award in the category for Best Global Estate Agency.

Phase 2 refurbishments to Jewel City, a high-security district in the eastern part of the Johannesburg CBD and located adjacent to the Maboneng Precinct, were completed this month

Confusion on estate agent mandates, fees and conditions apparently still exists and will have to be remedied now that the consumer protection act is in force

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 02:00

Solid Oaks

Following the finalisation of a R55-million finance deal through Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, Phase III of the immensely popular Rondebosch Oaks sectional title development is underway

Monday, 24 January 2011 02:00

Estate agents regret Machanik’s downfall

Property players yesterday expressed sadness at the downfall of property doyenne Wendy Machanik, but welcomed a widespread investigation into malpractice in the industry by the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:00

Estate agency sector faces widespread probe

A countrywide investigation will probe 5826 estate agencies and 27769 estate agents as the Estate Agency Affairs Board throws its net wider in ensuring that firms and individuals are operating above board.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 02:00

Coastal auctioning gains momentum

The auctioneering industry is showing that demand for coastal properties is on the rise as more and more homes along the South African coastline are being sold via the auction mechanism

Putting its own auction profession to the test and showing its clients how to lead from the front, South Africa’s leading auctioneer house, Auction Alliance, will be taking its own head offices in Cape Town to the auction floor

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