Ever since the tightening of credit rulings in the South African economy which followed on from the global financial collapse, self employed people (even those with flourishing businesses) have battled to qualify/be considered for bond finance.

Lucid Ventures, the R350M Cape Town based Hotel Fund, this week announced the launch of an all new boutique hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels into the South African market.

The generally market-friendly election outcome will in all likelihood create a degree of certainty and stability and go some way towards addressing the issues currently affecting  confidence in the South African economy - and as a consequence have a positive effect on the South African residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

While elections are just days away, the rand has remained relatively unresponsive to local elements ranging from politics to economic data.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:45

Growth revised down to 1.5% in 2019

National Treasury has revised down the South African economy’s growth to 1.5% in 2019.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 21:32

Africa Investment Forum a game-changer

This week’s inaugural Africa Investment Conference is expected to be a game-changer for the development and economic growth prospects of the continent, organisers said on Monday.

The inflow of imports, most consumer goods, is contributing to increasing demand for storage, logistics and warehousing services in South Africa, and a clear correlation is visible in the trend of wholesale and retail trade sales in comparison to imports.

Labour issues, late payment and slow growth ‘catastrophic’ for the sector, says Master Builders’ Association North.

Emira Property Fund is selling a sizeable R1.8bn portfolio of 25 office assets to a new majority black-owned entity, specially setup for this purpose.

While it is now widely agreed that disruptive innovation is key to effective property funding structures and solutions, the imperative for providers of property finance to think out of the box extends beyond funding propositions; they also have a key role to play in helping to shape the future of the property sector as a whole.

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