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City of Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo says the city will offer significant debt write-offs to qualifying ratepayers through its debt rehabilitation programme. In his state of the city address on Tuesday (4 May), Makhubo said [...]
MUNICIPAL ADVISORY - EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION!!! Five big Metros are publishing New General Valuation Rolls (as well as several smaller Municipalities) in the next few months:- • Tshwane (Pretoria) • Ekurhuleni (East Rand) • eThekwini [...]
The City of Johannesburg Valuation Appeal Board will resume hearings in February 2015. To date we have dealt with approximately 20% of our Appeals. This is a competent board by Raymond Mashazi and assisted by Maryke Serfontein and others. We have been alerted to the fact that City of Johannesburg notices for Supplementary Valuation Roll 1 ‘revived outcomes’ will be sent out in February 2015. The eThekwini (Durban) Supplementary Valuation Roll 9 is currently open for Inspection/ Objection. Listed property delivered returns of 26,6% outperforming all other asset classes for 2014 – Property 24. Capital raised in this sector was approximately R40 billion for 2014.
According to Curwin Rittels of Catalyst Fund Managers the top performing stocks were:
- Fortress B (100%)
- Rockcastle (82%)
- Resilient (60%)
According to ‘Property 21’, ‘Old Mutual’ and ‘Pareto’ have entered an asset swop whereby ‘Old Mutual’ will acquire ‘Pateros’ 50% stake in Cavendish Square and ‘Pareto’ will acquire ‘Old Mutual’ 50% stake in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre with the net consideration payable in cash.