If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The winners of the 2019 SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence were announced at the recent SAPOA Convention & Property Exhibition.
SA businesses are threatened by the idea that citizens must own land, says political analyst Karima Brown.
Yields to date in the SA Real Estate Investment Trust sector reflect the underlying weakness of the economy, says an expert.
To beat corruption, corporates must also clean up their act, Lord Peter Hain has said.
South Africa's elites are too single-minded and can't afford to be money-driven, a political analyst and conflict transformation expert argued at the annual conference of the SA Property Owners' Association.
South Africa needs to crystallise whatever edge it has in competition with other emerging markets, says Mohammed Nalla, head of economic research at the Public Investment Corporation.
The pace and quality of land reform in South Africa has been weak and actually pathetic, says Deputy Minister of Public Works Jeremy Cronin.
Consumers are visiting malls less often, but spend more per visit, according to a retail trends report.
There are four things needed to fight corruption, according to former state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, now head of a private prosecutions unit.
Those who think that removing President Jacob Zuma tomorrow would address all South Africa's ills are sadly mistaken, says a political analyst.
South Africans should stop talking of there being different "factions" in the ANC and rather think in terms of "interest groups", says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.
Retail trends are about going from one extreme to another and then settling in the new middle, says trend analyst Dion Chang.
South Africans cannot just sit back, listen to SONA and wait for President Cyril Ramaphosa to bring change and rebuild trust in the country, says Pick 'n Pay's Suzanne Ackerman-Berman.
Global investors are just not interested in SA at the moment, SA-born British peer and anti-apartheid activist Lord Peter Hain has told a property conference in Cape Town.
The role of the state in South Africa should be changed from just a rule maker to an actual enabler, according to economist Mike Schussler.
The DA leader says that the national average growth rate can be boosted if metros are able to grow at higher GDP levels.
It is critical to ensure that land ownership is dealt with while the economic stability of the country continues to be reinforced, says SAPOA.
Growthpoint Properties has launched a property portfolio in SA that is highly rated by both the SA Property Owners Association and the Green Building Council SA.
Anybody entering the property market – whether it is commercial or residential – needs to take into account the long term trends, says a property economist.
Servicing its debt is now costing the South African government more than the amount it spends on social grants, says a political analyst.
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