Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • The Sectional Title Housing Market Segment still mildly outperforms the Full Title Segment, but both segments have slowed through 2016 to early-2017 Ongoing above-inflation municipal rates and tariff increases, tough economic and financial times, and rising personal tax rates, pose financial challenges to the Household Sector. This environment plays into the hands, relatively speaking, of […]

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  • Highlights SA: South Africa’s inflation trajectory continues to moderate with March CPI printing at 6.1% y/y, down from 6.3% in February. SSA: Swaziland headline inflation decelerated to 6% y/y in March from 6.8% the month before. Global: China GDP advanced 6.9% y/y in 1Q17, slightly higher than the 6.8% posted in 4Q16, and comfortably above […]

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  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the second largest contributor to national GDP (16.3%) with the tertiary sector accounting for close to 70% of provincial GDP. In recent years, KZN has been plagued with severe drought conditions, weak domestic and global demand dynamics and subdued levels of business confidence. While credit rating downgrades by S&P and Fitch will […]

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  • Small-sized home price inflation still outperforms, but there is no longer a clear outperformer between the Medium and Large-sized segments Early-2017 saw what we believe to be a long term trend continuing in terms of smaller sized home price inflation out-pacing that of medium and larger sized homes, something it has consistently done since 2010. […]

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  • South Africa’s inflation trajectory continues to moderate with March CPI printing at 6.1% y/y, down from 6.3% in February. The month-on-month increase was 0.6% (from 1.1% in the prior month). The biggest contributor to the headline inflation number was again food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.5ppts), although this eased from 1.7ppts in February, and was largely […]

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