JLL, one of the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firms, today released its Q1 South Africa Real Estate Market Performance report which outlines the implications that Covid-19 will have on major sectors across the country.

Kim Pfaff-Karg, BSc Property Studies (Honours) is the Chief Investment Officer at Spear REIT Limited, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Property, whether directly held or listed, was the darling of South African investors over the past decade and longer.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised South Africa’s growth forecast to 1% this year.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:52

House prices a signal of gloom

The trouble with house prices is because of a booming market that causes consequence of upbeat consumer confidence.

National Treasury has revised downwards South Africa’s economic growth to 1.5%.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:08

Global economic update on the property market

Looking at the international scenario while the global economic recovery remains on track, it is both fragile and uneven.

South Africa has welcomed the announcement that Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, is now the biggest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after it rebased its gross domestic product (GDP).

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:51

Interest Rate Hike: Will You Sink or Swim?

During the last meeting of the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee in September this year it was decided to leave interest rates unchanged for the seventh time, a decision that has made it easier for many home owners to comfortably pay their mortgages.

Economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to remain robust at a 5% growth in 2013 and 6.2% in 2014, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest Regional Economic Report Outlook

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