The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan today announced plans to introduce a long-awaited carbon tax on 1 January 2015.

Government is exploring options aimed at boosting infrastructure funding through enhancing the role of the country’s development finance institutions and by mobilising private-sector capacity, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.

The primary social benefit of this sector of the housing market cannot be denied but there is a bigger, indirect, benefit that affordable housing and construction provides

Friday, 24 February 2012 02:00

Poor infrastructure maintenance hurting SA

Almost a third of the country’s municipalities are without municipal managers

Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:00

Not all infrastructure projects to be built

Not all of the R3.2-trillion of infrastructure projects under consideration would be built, says the National Treasury in its 2012 Budget Review

The industrial development zones that have not had the up take government had expected

The reductions on transfer duty on properties which the Minister of Finance announced in his end of February budget are significant – but they will have relatively little effect unless they are accompanied by a less stringent approach to individual home loans on the part of the banks

Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:00

Property agents positive on prospects

Estate agents have expressed confidence about the sustainability of foreign interest in the South African residential property space post the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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