While it appears South Africa’s repo rate still remains in a rising cycle, today’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to pause and keep the rate stable makes sound economic sense given the stagnant economy and ongoing cost pressures exerted on consumers, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

In a strategic move to expand its footprint and service offering in Zimbabwe, Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe has announced a merger with Donavans Property Consultants.

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.

Following a year which was saw South Africa’s housing market rise to the challenge amid tough economic conditions, a number of positives stand out, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

With inflation within the target range and a sluggish economy struggling to regain impetus while the country experiences the worst drought in decades, the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to further increase the repo rate by another 25bps was ill-timed, as a stable rate would have helped boost business and consumer confidence at a time when it is needed most, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

With robust economic growth coupled with prudent fiscal management and infrastructural improvements, South Africa’s northern neighbour of Namibia is proving increasingly attractive to investors – including property developers, reports Pam Golding Properties Namibia.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:27

Reserve Bank keeps Repo rate to remain unchanged

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 6% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday.

Dr Andrew Golding CEO of Pam Golding Property Group and CEO of Jawitz Properties Herschel Jawitz comment on the impact of the 25 basis point interest hike on the property market.

Heart of Cape Town takes centre stage with landmark 'Open House' artwork.

Having been one of the first markets to react to the 2007 downturn in the residential property market, KwaZulu-Natal has been relatively slow to respond to the current upturn. 

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