What property style do buyers look for ?
South Africans have a wide variety of tastes in residential architectural styles, but it does pay to be aware of current trends and those factors which make homes particularly acceptable to buyers.[Read More]
Durban city council 'aggressive, evasive' on jumbos
Elephant sculptor Andries Botha has labelled city manager S'bu Sithole's response last month, to his high court application to prevent the scrapping of his Three Elephants sculpture, "aggressive, evasive" and not of a nature one would expect from an "accountable organ of state".[Read More]
Derelict heritage eyesore stifles Joburg property development
The historic 1913 Marshall Street Barracks, a heritage site in the heart of the Joburg CBD have been lying in rack and ruin for the past 20 years.[Read More]
Rates cut 'definitely on the cards'
With the cost price index likely to continue to stay below the 6% upper limit, the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee will 'almost inevitably' find itself able to reduce its interest rates.[Read More]
SA accused of selling off heritage site
South Africa has been blasted by UN World Heritage Committee experts for putting coal mining ahead of protecting one of the nation's oldest cultural treasures, the 1100-year-old Kingdom of Mapungubwe world heritage site.[Read More]
Rietvlei furore set to end up in court
A legal battle is looming between Tshwane Metro Council and the Friends of Rietvlei over the construction of a high-performance training centre on a portion of the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve.[Read More]
Cape Town calls for public participation on cycle lane plans
The City of Cape Town is to drop letters at homes in Woodstock and Salt River notifying residents about the planned building of dedicated nonmotorised transport (NMT) lanes for pedestrians and bicycles in Albert Road.[Read More]
Distressed property sales still high
Distressed property sales have declined significantly since the peak in 2009, but are still too high, according to property analysts and estate agents.[Read More]
'Lets's talk about Thswane's new vision for inner city'
There is an urgent need for discussions between the Tshwane Metro Council, commuters, taxi operators and informal traders.[Read More]
Posted at 08:45AM Jun 28, 2012 by Editor in Cities and Towns |