The Covid-19 pandemic and South Africa’s lockdown regulations are impacting all aspects of our lives.

In the midst of a rapidly contracting economy in limbo under an extended lockdown, today’s (21 May 2020) announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has declared 136 priority human settlements and housing development areas (PHSHDAs) across the country.

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the COVID-19 Crisis is “changing the world”.

During the Corona Crisis-related lockdowns, many residential rental tenants would have seen their incomes decline sharply, and in certain instances even drop to zero.

Urbanisation has been a major watchword of the 21st century, with 55% of the world’s population already living in urban areas and numbers expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050, however, the course of urbanisation is likely to be significantly altered by several forcible disrupters.

MSCI Index reveals 7.9% total return in 2019.

The Property Industry Group has announced an industry-wide assistance and relief package for retail tenants that are hardest hit by complying with South Africa’s lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JSE-listed Texton Property Fund today announced that it is embarking on a planned leadership transition to tailor its executive composition to its new streamlined business structures and shifting operational needs.

Offering 16 parks, five dams and some of the most spacious homes in Midrand, Kyalami Estates continues to attract buyers looking for a well-located and secure environment.

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