Today’s repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property market augur well for the balance of the year and underscore the opportunity for home buyers to capitalise on the current favourable market conditions before the market enters a decisive upturn.

One of the key ways for Africa to attract significant external investment is to improve levels of liquidity across the continent. 

Indluplace Properties Limited (“Indluplace”), the largest, residential focused JSE-listed REIT, with a portfolio that provides affordable rental housing, today released its financial results for the six months ended 31 March 2019.

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector.

It is nearly universally accepted that good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples’ quality of life. Kenya currently has a predicted annual infrastructure spend of US$6.5bn a year by 2030.

It is nearly universally accepted that good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples’ quality of life. South Africa currently has a predicted annual infrastructure spend of US$50bn a year by 2030.

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank’s inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected.

4th Quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data, released in the March SARB Quarterly Bulletin, showed a further year-on-year decline in the Value of New Mortgage Loans Granted, but it was a decline of a lesser magnitude than that of the prior quarter.

The geopolitical landscape is a treacherous one, with many global economic powerhouses being exposed to a variety of risks seemingly around every corner.

Last week’s NERSA decided to allow a further above-inflation tariff hike.

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