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Monday Jun 29, 2015

'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.

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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.

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Friday Jun 26, 2015

Widow's home 'stolen'

An uMlazi widow yesterday sought relief from the Durban High Court to stop the sale of her home saying it was a fraudulent transaction that was being investigated by the police.

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Thursday Jun 25, 2015

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.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015

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.

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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.

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Thursday Jun 18, 2015

Eskom tariff hike faces opposition

Pressure will be brought to bear on the National Energy Regulator of SA's (Nersa) review of Eskom's application for a 25 percent tariff hike by a coalition of organisations against any increases.

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Monday Jun 15, 2015

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.

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Thursday Jun 11, 2015

'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.

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Friday Jun 05, 2015

Property analyst warns against 'buyer panic'

About a third of all first-time home buyers in South Africa are suffering from buyer panic, a fear they may not be able to afford a house in the future if they do not buy now.

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