By now, it is well known that the Western Cape has come out tops in the country for matric passes this year. No less than 27 schools obtained a 100% matric pass rate for the fifth consecutive year. The Cape is of course renowned for
Estate agents paint a mediocre buy-to-let picture, but that may not be all bad in current times of economic downturn reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist.
If one is looking for big excitement, the buy-to-let residential market is probably not the
Business tip of the day
Take the first 30 minutes of the day to plan your day. Schedule what is important for you and for your business and when they need to be done. Have a physical whiteboard or email calendar that all relevant parties can
Last year was a solid year for the Atlantic Seaboard, CBD and City Bowl property markets. While sales volumes were down compared to the mini-boom 2013/14 period and price growth slower, it was nonetheless a very active year according to Ian Slot, Seeff’s managing director
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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Is the level of residential maintenance and upgrades starting to settle after a period of significant improvement, John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist, poses the question. The latest FNB Estate Agent Survey points to a possible stalling in the strengthening trend
Business tip of the day
Understand the difference between urgent and important. Urgent is what someone else needs you to do and important is what your daily schedule says you must do and when it must be done by. Focus on important tasks and don't let
Among the household sector issues in 2016, loss of employment is expected to be the serious one, as we look set to move into a period where real household disposable income growth underperforms real economic growth, reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property
During extreme weather cycles - such as record-breaking heat waves, hail and flash floods - physical damage to a property can be unavoidable. Managing director of Tenant Profile Network, Michelle Dickens, clarifies who is liable in this instance: “The risk and liability involved with immovable
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get