Home Loans

House prices rise but property values decline in real terms

Residential property prices have declined in a big way over the past seven years and there is an increased demand for rental properties as a result.

Banks focus on affordable home loans

Financial institutions, backed by the state, are increasingly catering for this fast-growing market, writes Lisa Steyn.

Single homebuyers leading the market

An increasing number of home buyers these days are single and there are some special considerations for such buyers to take into account.

Fix your home loan at 9%?

Homeowners with mortgages can take up offers not seen in the market for a long time.

Why Basel III will raise home loan costs

Implementation of Basel III will make it more expensive for potential buyers to get home loans.

New insurance to boost SA’s housing market

The new mortgage default insurance is due to go a long way in addressing the housing finance needs of the low to middle income households in SA.

How do I consolidate my debt?

I want to consolidate my debt and apply for a home loan. How do I go about doing it?

Banks continue to relax lending criteria

Highest number of bond approvals recorded last month since October 2008.

Sharp increase in single women buying homes

Women are changing the face of the historically male-dominated property market.

Opting for a single-transaction account

Does it make financial sense to opt for a single account for your mortgage, credit card and day-to-day banking?

When to pay off your home

Should I buy a home with my inheritance or take out a mortgage and invest the inheritance in equities?

Paying your home off in five years

Why, if you can pay off your car over five years, can't pay off your mortgage over the same period and save hundreds of thousands in interest?


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories