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Beware of these Property Scams in South Africa

Beware of these Property Scams in South Africa Fraud in the real estate industry has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, and fraudsters’ increasingly sophisticated scams are not only fleecing buyers and sellers but also property practitioners. There are numerous ways in which the fraud happens, from digital communication interception to syndicates posing as agents, …

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Surveys Highlight COVID-19 Impact on Student Mental Health

Surveys Highlight COVID-19 Impact on Student Mental Health New research has indicated that many university students in Japan face mental health issues stemming from long periods of lockdown and social distancing to contain the COVID-19 virus, with 60% of student respondents saying they are unhappy at university and face an uncertain future because of an …

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SARS is Targeting Rental Properties in South Africa – What You Should Know

SARS is Targeting Rental Properties in SA – What You Should Know The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently warned property owners who receive rental income from hosting fee-paying guests against their tax obligation. The tax collector emphasised that property owners who host fee-paying guests, and receive rental income, have the same obligation to declare …

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How Wise is Investing in Student Accommodation?

How Wise is Investing in Student Accommodation? The demand for tertiary education continues to grow on a regular basis, yet many campuses usually do not have the capacity to accommodate the growing number of students seeking campus residence. Most South African students attend our public universities and colleges, and these institutions are trying their best …

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When & How South African Universities Will Open in 2021

When & How South African Universities Will Open in 2021 Higher Education minister Blade Nzimande has announced that South Africa’s universities and colleges are on track to complete the 2020 and 2021 academic years. In a media briefing on Monday (18 January), Nzimande said that ten institutions had concluded the formal academic teaching year and …

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Student Accommodation – A ‘Golden Opportunity’ for SA Investors

Student Accommodation – A ‘Golden Opportunity’ for SA Investors In recent years, there has been a significant increase in purpose-built student accommodation in South Africa, yet we are still behind the curve in terms of supply versus demand compared to developed countries. This is good news for investors wanting to get into what is deemed …

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