State Owned Enterprises – unravelling the government’s property challenges

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As the government grapples with funding shortfalls among the behemoth South African state owned enterprises (SOEs), the Ministry of Finance has been looking to sources away from the collection of tax revenues to shore up some gaping holes in the finances of the likes of Eskom. In last week’s budget the then-finance minister Malusi Gigaba […]

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Critical investment lessons for the Sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector

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Allan Wantenaar, Associate at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, shares learnings from the 2017 Spotlight on Africa – Hotels Overview report that are driving a deeper understanding and more moderate approach to hospitality investment on the continent. A decade of change Was Sub-Saharan Africa ready for the past supply cycle? Ten years ago, the positive outlook […]

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With the right strategy, Africa remains the destination of the future

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The inaugural JLL Africa Connects held in Johannesburg in April 2016 was attended by property professionals from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa. During the sessions I was able to ascertain that Africa is a continent which has a multitude of countries with different laws, cultures and ways of doing business. […]

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Already left the Station

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Growing global emerging market fears driven by depressed oil and commodity prices have put a dampener on the well-documented ‘Africa rising’ narrative of the last decade. Multi-national corporate occupiers, regional investors and developers appreciate the compelling long term fundamentals and demographic potential that the sub-Saharan markets offer, but they are presently cautious as to how […]

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