The City of Johannesburg Department of Development Planning has soft-launched its new web-based construction permit system. Designed specifically for building permit purposes, the Construction Permit Management System, which will be piloted until the 8th of November, intends to modernise, and streamline the current Site Development and Building Plan permit system.Continue Reading

The largest global salary survey for real estate and built environment professionals has launched. For the first time, the annual Macdonald & Company Salary, Rewards & Attitude Survey has been extended to South Africa and surrounding Sub-Saharan countries where the real estate industry has seen a resounding level of growth,Continue Reading

The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) recently launched the 2021 edition of its South African Women in Leadership Census report. The consensus took place during a global pandemic with companies working from home under lockdown conditions and the research included 266 companies, of which 294, are JSE-listed firms andContinue Reading

The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) is launching the South African Women in Leadership Census Report 2021 on Friday, the 8th of October 2021. A critical research report that measures the effective participation of women in the mainstream economy, BWASA has over fifteen years conducted research to measure andContinue Reading

The trend in the real estate market has shifted from business continuity to defining new workspace models and even reinventing the traditional office environment. While some industrial sectors were rendered obsolete due to being closed for long periods, others have changed direction and been completely reinvented. According to Cushman &Continue Reading

According to StatsSA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics June 2021, South Africa’s total employment decreased by 86 000 (-0.9%) quarter-on-quarter (q/q) from 9 562 000 in March 2021 to 9 566 000 in June 2021 largely due to decreases in numerous industries including the construction sector which reported – 7 000 (1.4%). However, formal sector jobs increased byContinue Reading

PropTech venture building group, Castle One, has announced that HL Hall and Sons Holdings (‘Halls’) has made a significant investment in the company, with a view to unlocking new, synergistic value for the benefit of the real estate industry, both locally and abroad. Founded by tech entrepreneurs, Jonothan Rawson andContinue Reading

Entrepreneurship to the Point is launching a user-friendly guide dedicated to providing women-owned businesses with all the info they require to be successful when engaging with funders and investors. To effectively overcome systematic and socioeconomic issues that make it challenging for women to access funding and investment, dialogue, and understandingContinue Reading

What started out as a simple solution to better connect property professionals, has now grown into a fully-fledged mission to enhance the experience of the commercial property sector.   Traditionally, property brokers have had access to vacant properties through their direct landlord networks or through notoriously dissimilar vacancy schedules whichContinue Reading

Sumenthree Moodley is a CFA Charterholder with a background in equity analysis and investment management. Following positions with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Absa Asset Management, Sumenthree was in search of that ‘next step’ that would broaden her career knowledge and extend her capabilities and in 2017, she joinedContinue Reading

Auditing season can be stressful for property practitioners, especially given the pandemic-induced lockdown regulations and remote working conditions. Not only is it a costly undertaking, but it also requires focused attention from team members which may divert resources and hinder normal output. Understanding the roles and requirements of your ownContinue Reading

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its Annual Convention and 25th Anniversary on the 8th and 9th of September 2021. The two-day conference will be hosted via a virtual platform, bringing together captains of industry, business leaders, and political decision makers on one platform toContinue Reading

As part of SAPOA’s ongoing initiative to gather reliable data to address the impact of the recent civil unrest and looting on the South African property sector, it has issued a fifteen-minute survey to provide updated research and facts. Start the survey here Participants’ privacy is of the utmost importanceContinue Reading