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Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector slowed down further to 0,4% year-on-year (y/y) to R1 501,7 billion up to the end of February 2017.

The first month of 2017 saw building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa (see explanatory notes) contracting by a relatively large margin, based on data published by Statistics South Africa.

Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa remained much subdued in the first eleven months of 2016 compared with the corresponding period in 2015, based on data published by Statistics South Africa.

The FNB House Price Index for 2016 as a whole rose by 5%, slower than the 7.2% and 6.5% for 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s will today make its decision public on South Africa’s credit rating.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 14:48

Gooderson earnings slide as revenue grows

Gooderson experiences some disappointing years since it relisted on the JSE in 2006.

This is according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan who tabled the 2016 Budget during a joint sitting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and the National Assembly, in Parliament, on Wednesday.

Monday, 22 February 2016 10:27

Government hands over land for housing

Transport and Human Settlements Ministers have signed an agreement to transfer 72 hectares of land from South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL) to the Housing Development Agency (HDA).

JSE newcomer Stor-Age Property REIT has followed its November 2015 listing debut with strong growth momentum, despite the current turbulence in the local economy.

Ooba says the decision today by the South African Reserve Bank to increase interest rates by 0.5% from 6.25% to 6.75% will negatively impact the residential housing markets as many consumers are already facing increasing financial strain through dealing with elevated levels of debt and the rising cost of living expenses.

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