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Weak economy impacts estate agency commissions.

by David de Waal on May 29, 2018

The mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund suggests that South African fuel users could be facing increases of 74 cents a litre for petrol and 81 cents for diesel. Some economists are predicting that the price of fuel in June will increase to its highest level ever. Consumers are under pressure, [Click to continue …]

Property outlook remains bleak despite CPI reduction

by David de Waal on May 4, 2016

Despite Stats SA announcing that Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) decelerated from 7% year-on-year in February to 6.3% in March, food costs in March were nearly 10% higher than in March 2015. The reduction in CPI for March is largely due to a 5% petrol price cut, and, although welcome, is unfortunately probably not the start [Click to continue …]