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The global property scene has changed dramatically in the past three months, with property sectors in countries such as France and Germany suffering a noticeable slump and interest rates rising worldwide. Although South Africa is usually a step behind these global trends, the country is sure to follow. Already there…

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  Johannesburg, November 2014: After a creatively challenging 13 weeks, Steyn City in collaboration with the SABC 3 Win A Home show has chosen Donald Nxumalo as the winner of its FourD Interior Design Challenge. A cash prize of R50 000 will be awarded to each of the four young…

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DIY home projects have gained such popularity that they’ve become less biased against women. As women gain more hands-on experience using today’s lightweight, portable power tools, there has been a shift away from what was previously a male only domain, to one that both sexes can get actively involved. Regardless…

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South Africa is in no better state than the rest of the world and the country continues to operate in a difficult macro-economic climate. The country and property sector have, to a large degree, relied on the growth of the middle class, but there is an inherent danger present in…

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Every year, the Tile Africa team travels to the tile and bathroom ware industry exhibition, Cersaie,   held in Bologna, Italy. This year the event was held from 22 – 26 September and it showcased current and future trends that have or will soon shape the local industry. The fair covered…

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Local tile and building solutions manufacturer TAL attended Cersaie 2014 and the fair highlighted that wood-look tiles are still very much in fashion and that tiles are still increasing in size. Both these trends present challenges for manufactures of adhesives and grout as they need to adapt their products to…

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Local tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles recently attended the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings (Cersaie), which took place in Bologna, Italy from 22 – 26 September. “What was evident is that wood, cement and stone designs as well as the ‘ethnic eclectic’ decor trend remain fashionable. These are…

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SAPOA Chairperson and Chief Investment Officer at Stanlib Direct Property Investments, Amelia Beattie, has been active in the commercial property sector for over 15 years and shares her insights into property trends and how best to sell the South African story, despite its challenges, to the rest of the world.…

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Most DIY enthusiasts know the hardship of gathering all the right tools for each specific project. An all-in-one kit for any DIY driven individual would be great to have. Bosch has released a range of DIY kits that would be wonderful practical gifts to give during this festive season. There…

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