Challenges facing the property market have resulted in a flat outlook for the rest of the year, but buyers can get a great deal in the current environment.
In a press release by Samuel Seeff, Chairman of the Seeff Property Group he is quoted saying: “Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off so that we can get to the next growth phase, but these along with the many factors which influence the economy, are beyond our control.”

In the midst of the latest merry-go-round with China, once more foreign aid takes centre stage with a bouquet of loan offers, cancellations and grants concocted for the continent. This helps, but is far from the answer to our medium- and long-term development goals. The answer lies with fairer trade and with the continent looking within itself for products and markets. 

The 2018 Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that South Africa’s reputation as one of the most violent and dangerous places on earth is getting worse.

The index measures peacefulness according to three broad categories (militarisation, safety and security, and domestic and international conflict), sub-divided into 23 smaller indicators.

In 1993, President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was then secretary-general of the ANC, spoke at the Land Redistribution Options Conference in Johannesburg, where a future plan for land reform was being thrashed out. He said in his opening remarks:

"The massively unequal distribution of land is not merely an unfortunate legacy of apartheid; it is the totally unacceptable continuation of apartheid."