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    Foreign buyers do not makeup as large a proportion of buyers on the Atlantic Seaboard as many suspect. This is according to data from PropStats. However, many sellers continue to price their properties as though foreign buyers are queuing up to buy homes in Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. “This

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    Despite an initial rush of concern about the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, the impact on South Africa’s property market may turn out to be marginal – provided buyers maintain a long-term perspective. The rand took a pummeling when the UK voted by a small margin to leave the 28-member trading bloc

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    The UN General Assembly has encouraged UNIDO to mobilise adequate resources for the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa; while reiterating that African countries have primary responsibility for their own economic and social development. Image by 123RF The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed the UN General Assembly decision proclaiming

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    Nearly a decade since the bottom fell out of the property market, the global financial crisis of 2008 continues to cast its long shadow in South Africa. The gloom is made worse by yet more financial setbacks, such as GDP growth forecast being revised to 0% in 2016. © auremar 123RF.com The local property market is

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    A growing volume of capital is targeted at Sub-Saharan Africa real estate. In June, Actis announced that it had successfully raised US$500 million for its third African property fund, Actis Africa Real Estate Fund 3. This is the largest amount that has ever been raised for a private real estate fund focused on Sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa,

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    For some, the idea of investing conjures up images of men in dark suits, flashing computer screens and baffling terminology. But not all investments have to be like this. Here is a list of some of the unusual investments that South Africans are making. Livestock Buying and selling farm animals is one of the simplest

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    Believe it or not, the South African property sector is valued at R5.8 trillion, according to the latest Property Sector Charter Council’s (PSCC) report — aimed to determine the size of the country’s property sector. This study, released today, builds on baseline research that measured the size of the property market in SA at a massive

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  • The Retail Note

    Social 0 Comments July 14, 2016
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      Marks & Spencer’s Q1 figures made for grim reading. For the 13 weeks to 2 July, general merchandise like-for-like sales fell by 8.9%, although the food arm fared better, with like-for-like sales down by 0.9% (affected, in part, by the timing of Easter). By no means good, these figures still need to be put

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    Knight Frank, alongside BDO, the leading accountancy and business advisory firm, has examined the lifestyle factors that motivate clients at different stages of their lives before purchasing a property. The report compares 26 locations and assesses a variety of factors, including personal safety, political risk, education, cost of healthcare and available leisure pursuits. Knight Frank has weighted these lifestyle elements

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    Wherever you look these days, new buildings are being erected and fabulous shopping centres seem to be spread all around Johannesburg, but one has to ask… How does this all impact our environment? Good question. One that should be answered by the construction and business companies responsible for all these commercial properties popping up. For

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