Investec Property Fund Limited (IPF or the Fund) has announced a 33.9% decline in distributable earnings yoy to 46.87cps (H1 FY20: 70.93cps) primarily due to the impact of COVID-19 related concessions and tenant failures that affected investments largely in South Africa.

South-African focused JSE-listed diversified REIT, Dipula Income Fund, today announced results for the year ended 31 August 2020 against a backdrop of substantial economic headwinds, exacerbated by Covid-19 (or “the pandemic”) related lockdown measures (“the lockdown measures”.)

By late-2019, all 3 major provinces had seen the rental payment performance of their Commercial Property tenant population slide mildly from highs reached a few years prior.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:19

Mini-budget: A tough balancing act

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a tough juggling act this afternoon, when he presents the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament.

As the country emerges from COVID-19-related lockdowns, the hard lockdown having been in April and May 2020, high frequency data points to quite a lengthy road back to “full” recovery for the economy.

During the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 20), South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown moved from Alert Level 3 through to Level 1.

If there is one thing property investors in Africa can be certain of during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that nothing is 100% certain.

Old Mutual Property and serial retail entrepreneurs Paul Simon, of Young Designers Emporium fame, and Arie Fabian, best known for building the Fabiani brand, have collaborated to reimagine retail.

Since June this year, residential property sales have escalated in the Eastern Cape hubs of Port Elizabeth and East London, and encouragingly, with brisk activity across all price ranges, reports Pam Golding Properties.

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 22:09

What’s making the rand tick?

The rand has been surprisingly strong since early April, with a few reversals along the way. What is driving this and how long can it last?

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