Property

Sea Point body accused of being captured

The executive and planning committees of Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association have been taken over by property developers, say some residents and land activists. The association’s objective is to represent the…


CT property prices easing

The water-crisis is slowing down the growth of property prices in Cape Town, according to new Standard Bank research. “House price inflation in Cape Town has been moderating from highs around 15% y/y in Q1:16, to…


Land expropriation may need law change

The land question in South Africa is generally known to be a highly sensitive matter. Characterised by a history of dispossessions, discrimination and oppression, discussions and debates around the land issue have to be approached with…





Traditional property investment is dead

The traditional property investment cycle has dramatically changed since the last property boom a decade ago. The days of buying property, benefitting from rental increases and the associated yield compression and then selling off at a…