'Future of towns and cities depends on new planning act'
On July 1, 2015 the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (Spluma) comes into operation. As with many earthquakes the legislation, while long overdue, has arrived largely unannounced, but its ramifications will be seismic.[Read More]
Posted at 07:44AM Jun 29, 2015 by Editor in Market |
Phoenix tenants square up to controversial businessman
Phoenix residents in a protracted legal battle with businessman Jay Singh have been given a five-month window period to resolve the issues before the matter comes back to court - but there are strict conditions, which could see many families evicted.[Read More]
Posted at 06:04AM Jun 29, 2015 by Editor in Market |
Nedbank wants to halt property liquidation inquiry
Nedbank is trying to avoid a probe into its involvement into the liquidation of a property company and wants to prevent its chief executive Mike Brown from having to give evidence at the inquiry.[Read More]
Posted at 08:31AM Jun 25, 2015 by Editor in Market |
Nedbank boss to testify over 'property scam'
Nedbank chief executive Mike Brown has been subpoenaed to give evidence today at a confidential Section 417/418 inquiry in terms of the Companies Act.[Read More]
Posted at 08:08AM Jun 22, 2015 by Editor in Market |
Wrangle over Salt River street market
Controversy has erupted over the withdrawal of a permit for a public market in Salt River, with two business owners in the area allegedly behind complaints to the city, while stallholders and marketgoers have cried foul.[Read More]
Posted at 06:48AM Jun 22, 2015 by Editor in Market |
Fraudsters force the vulnerable out their properties
Housing Class Action (HCA), an NGO dealing with evictions, has called on the government to establish a full-scale public inquiry into evictions and property fraud, including extreme corruption in the legal system and the police services.[Read More]
Posted at 07:05AM Jun 15, 2015 by Editor in Market |
'Buyers at risk with delay of Property Practitioners' Bill'
The publication of the new Property Practitioners' Bill has been delayed and the absence of this law compromises the consumer protection of all South African home buyers says John Graham, founder of HouseCheck.[Read More]
Posted at 09:18AM Jun 11, 2015 by Editor in Market |