State of Cape Town Central City Report 2019 – A Year in Review

For many, Cape Town is a dream holiday destination that is on the bucket list of thousands of travellers and constantly garners awards. But beyond its iconic attractions, such as Table Mountain and picturesque blue-flag beaches, it is also an excellent investment destination. – Alan Winde, Premier of The Western Cape


Sentiment in the civil construction sector, as measured by the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index, increased to a still low level of 11 in 3Q2020, from 5 in 2Q2020.

Residential Rental Report

Financial pressure caused by the Covid-19 lockdown continues to impact the South African rental market, as the slow deterioration of tenants able to pay their rent on time hits a deep dive. The steady deterioration of 5.43% over the last 6 years is hardly noticeable in comparison to the overnight drop to 50% in good standing in […]

Section 12J Association Inaugural Report

The Section 12J Association of South Africa has released a report to Parliament & National Treasury, outlining the results of the inaugural survey of its members which details the impact which the Section 12J incentive has had on the SA economy.

Covid-19 – Assessing Impact Of SA Real Estate

Whilst much of the focus is on more established markets, the emerging markets in sub-Saharan Africa have greater underlying vulnerability and present both magnified and different challenges, with potentially deeper and more longer-term impacts.

Commercial Legal Solution

SAPOA hosted two webinars recently on the General Principles of Lease Agreements. Herewith, please find enclosed the combined Q&A raised in these webinar sessions, providing clarity on some of the issues raised by member.  

Housing Price Index May 2020

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The Corona Crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020. Economy expected to contract sharply by-4.5%, on the back of domestic shut downs and severe global recession. Average vacancy rate expected to rise more […]

Housing Price Index March 2020

The FNB House Price Index (HPI) showed that house price appreciation slowed to 2.8% y/y in March, the lowest print since May 2011 (i.e. in close to 9 years).