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Consumer, technology, trends and the future of South African retail were the pillars that made up the 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Research Conference.

Friday, 19 May 2017 16:50

SA ups its stats collection strategy

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has set itself a goal of modernising the collection of statistics, while also fine tuning trade statistics.

 Residential building activity remained under pressure in both the planning and construction phases of the South African market for new housing in the first quarter of 2017.

JSE diversified REIT - Dipula Income Fund (Dipula) - today reported strong interim growth with a 9,5% increase in distributable earnings on the prior period.

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday launched the new revitalised Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

In April 2017, the FNB House Price Index showed some further acceleration in year-on-year growth compared with the March rate, after having gone through a “dip” late in 2016.

Real estate consulting firm, JLL SSA, has released its 2016 Investment Review of the South African property market with analysis reporting a R28.8bn increase in investment (from 18,5bn in 2015), and a similar 52.8% increase in gross lettable area (2 million square metres).

Examining the FNB House Price Indices for the country’s major regions, slowing price growth in the country’s recent star performing region, the Western Cape, continued in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Rebosis Property Fund, a JSE listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) whose strategy is directed toward dominant retail malls and which recently internalised its management team, has reported net property income growth of 74,6% for the six months ended 28 February 2017.

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