VIBRANT CAPE PROPERTY MARKET

The Western Cape property sector – despite the prevailing dour economic mood – is still looking vibrant with key properties still generating attractive returns, inspirational corporate action and adventurous developments. Arguably Cape Town’s most inspired large property acquisition remains Hyprop’s ...
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Airbnb Experiences can inspire a new hobby

07/18/2019

Fun Ways To Pick Up A New Hobby   It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of life – wake up, go to work, get home, eat, maybe watch an episode or two of your favourite series, then it’s bedtime – only to have it all start again the following day. Feels…

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10 hacks for entrepreneurial success

07/15/2019

Local research reveals that more than half of South Africa’s millennials would rather be entrepreneurs than employed. Here are ten steps to seeing your startup dreams come true. Many millennials dream of owning their own businesses. A 2018 study by Ernst & Young has found that 58% of Americans who fall in the 20 to 34 age…

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BON Hotels grows their Namibian footprint

07/11/2019

BON taking over Namibian hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay A South African-based hotel chain is expanding its footprint into one of our favourite neighbours – Namibia. BON Hotels will be taking over the management of two hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay from the well-known Theart family. The group already has its own wholly-owned…

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Naspers Foundry invests in talented and ambitious tech entrepreneurs in South Africa

07/09/2019

Internet giant Naspers’s Foundry investment fund for South African startups has announced its first big bet with a $2 million (R30 million) investment in gig economy startup SweepSouth. The Cape Town-based firm is an online cleaning service for domestic cleaners in South Africa’s major urban centres. It was started in 2013 by couple Aisha Pandor…

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Can blockchain help us fight financial crime?

07/04/2019

  Could Blockchain Prevent Another Bernie Madoff? In early 2009, Bernie Madoff pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in world history and the largest financial fraud in US history. Over the course of nearly three decades, the financier turned career criminal had stolen billions of dollars from investors by way of deceit and using…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Property in Port Elizabeth

06/20/2019

Port Elizabeth (PE) has always been known as ‘the friendly city’, but in the past few years it has also grown into an attractive option for savvy property investors. Looking beyond its booming creative culture and culinary blossoming, PE provides investors with the perfect combination of an enviable coastal lifestyle at affordable prices, says Clifford…

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Buying a Car – Should you go New or Used?

06/20/2019

Everyone likes the idea of a shiny new car – you want to take that obligatory selfie in front of your new set of wheels, with the pink bow that always seems to grace the bonnet in the background. Sadly, the novelty wears off as soon as the expenses rack up. There are a host…

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