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South African homebuyers, it seems, have heeded the warnings from financial institutions and home loan experts since 2016, and have managed to reduce their short term debt before applying for bond finance. According to Trading Economics April 2018 data, the average South African (not just those

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When children are not at school they have got to be somewhere. Whether your own children are spending idle time at your home or you’ve got grandchildren or nieces and nephews visiting, these are all situations that require a decent check-in with the kids or

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Imagine, for a second, that you are an employer with multiple offices across the country, employing some 200 people of various skill levels. You’ve just signed a long-term lease agreement for a newly built office park and moved your head office there; and then within

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What do you look for in an area before buying a home? Depending on whether you are buying to live or let, you will probably look at factors like rental yield or potential capital growth. Most experts will also advise you to look at what

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We’ve all read about the perks of working for ourselves: you set your own hours, your earning potential is determined by you and you reap all the benefits. But what is it that makes an entrepreneur different? While that’s a difficult question to answer, it’s just that

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The bad news is that employment trend forecasters are saying that retrenchments, or dismissals for operational requirements, are likely to continue rising into 2018 as businesses respond to the economic conditions and in/outsourcing trends. The good news is that the workforce is becoming more holistically focused,

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Ah February, the month of the RA (retirement annuity) top-up. To minimise their tax liability those with some extra cash will make an additional contribution to their RA or a voluntary contribution to an employee pension fund before the deadline on the 28th of February. The government

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Q Hi there. I am interested in investing in a bachelor apartment in Braamfontein. It would be a cash purchase. Could you share some insight into rental prices for an apartment like this in the area as well as property value growth rates? Thank you –

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In the last week I’ve worked with two sellers in the process of selling their Joburg North properties to relocate to Cape Town. Upon hearing this I have asked, with ill-disguised surprise and probably a little bit of judgement, “but WHY?” And every time it has

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Q I lived in my primary residence for 16 years, since 2001, but rented it out in 2017 and will sell it in 2018. What is the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) calculation under these conditions? – Charles A Hi Charles, this is good question, especially since you acquired

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