There are pockets of glory, particularly in East Africa - but property investors need to do their homework before venturing in
JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.
Joan Muller 20 May 2014
Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.
Homecoming Revolution's London Expo will take place from 15-16 March 2014 and will feature a variety of exhibitors, guest speakers, workshops and case studies aiming to encourage Africans to return home.
US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.
Hyprop Investments will buy 87% of the issued shares of African Land Investments for R768m. African Land owns the Manda Hill shopping centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.
Zeenat Moorad 30 Sep 2013
Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.
Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.
Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013
The Billion Group, a property developer that is also the asset manager of JSE-listed Rebosis Property Fund, has several significant developments underway in SA, and is simultaneously targeting retail developments on the rest of the continent, which may eventually be listed separately.
Nick Hedley 11 Jun 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.
The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).
It is "worrisome" that South Africa is losing many of its commercial farmers to countries to the north of it, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele said on Sunday (24 March).