With a new emerging Africa, the continent offers opportunities to serious property developers and investors looking to diversify their investments.
25 Apr 2013
Gradual mounting downward pressure on real disposable income growth has seen slowing demand in real household consumption expenditure growth.
12 Apr 2013
Of 600 000 affected consumers, 64 percent of these consumers who benefited from the credit amnesty entered into new credit agreements.
22 Mar 2013
The weak Rand debate is back, and the arguments in favour of a weak currency still seem to largely ignore the realities of human behaviour.
19 Mar 2013
The longer-term damage of the South African Rand depreciation heavily outweighs any short-term boost to export competitiveness, says an economist.
27 Feb 2013
When a couple decides to move in together, two households become one. But when things go pear-shaped, somebody has to move out, usually the man.
14 Feb 2013
2013 will see improvement in household debt servicing come to an end, as the Reserve Bank starts to allow household debt servicing costs to rise.
08 Feb 2013
Liberty Life founder Donald Gordon (Donnie), developer of the iconic Sandton City mall in Johannesburg, is worth US$860 million down from US$2bn.
31 Jan 2013
Low consumer expenditure growth is expected in 2013 as higher consumer inflation takes a bigger bite out of household disposable income, says expert
28 Jan 2013
South Africa’s household sector with its low savings rate and high levels of indebtedness appears highly vulnerable to any external economic shocks.
22 Jan 2013
Although the next peak in the SA property market is at least another five years away, investors should see a steady improvement in 2013 and 2014.
17 Jan 2013
A one-size-fits-all approach to designing and developing retail developments does not work in African, Indian or Middle Eastern markets, says expert
28 Dec 2012
Project bonds, an asset class that is still untapped in this country, could be a viable alternative means of financing infrastructure projects.
27 Nov 2012
When applying for a home loan, it is better to do it through your own bank first as the interest rate is likely to be lower than at another bank.
09 Nov 2012
It is estimated that around 12 million people are without adequate housing with a current government backlog of between 2.1 and 2.5 million units.
11 Oct 2012
In today’s world, it is essential that communities especially property developers are involved in various initiatives to protect natural resources.
21 May 2012
Aside from expropriation in rural areas, it should not be forgotten that the development agenda will increasingly be played out in cities and towns.
10 May 2012
Paddy laments Joburg’s inefficiencies and says the city needs to clean up it’s act so investment can flow and its citizens can thrive...
27 Jun 2011
Paddy suggests that while Malema might be serious, he doesn’t think that too many other people in government will take him that seriously...
21 Jun 2011
Paddy says land reform is a tricky issue and the big question of how to effect positive change while ensuring sustainability remains top of mind...
15 Jun 2011