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Traditional leader sold municipal plots in ‘bad faith’

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 July 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) has ruled against a traditional leader who sold off stands on municipal land. Judas Mahlangu has been selling stands on land belonging to Thembisile Hani Local Municipality for years, for about R2 500 each, reports GroundUp.

City purchases private land after landmark ruling

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Property Law
Seven years after a landmark judgment, the City of Cape Town has finally bought the privately owned land where thousands of families live at Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East.

Fake estate agent jailed for fraud

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 July 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Property Law
A man who cheated would-be home buyers has been incarcerated for two separate fraud cases.

SCA sets date for Rupert estate dispute hearing

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has set aside 27 August to adjudicate on a long-running dispute between Johann Rupert’s Leopard Creek golf estate and the Nkomazi Municipality, over the property’s valuation.

Homeless at Castle of Good Hope face eviction

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 June 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The national Department of Public Works has launched an eviction application to have the homeless living near the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town's CBD removed, according to News24.

LHR slams developer’s ‘Stalingrad’ defence

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 June 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Gauteng-based Dutch developer Arthur Bezuidenhout, who has been found guilty of failing to rebuild the homes his company had demolished to make way for luxury homes, has appealed the ruling and it will be heard tomorrow.

Cape Town given green light to evict 'pavement dwellers'

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 June 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Cape Town has been given the green light to evict about 200 people living on the pavement at several inner-city sites, reports GroundUp.

Stanfield’s Old Mutual property development unpacked

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 June 2024
Tags: #Property Law
Ralph Stanfield, the alleged head of the notorious 28s organised crime gang, and his co-accused wife Nicole Johnson have raked in millions of rands after becoming embedded in the construction of the R3bn King Air Industria project adjoining Cape Town International Airport.

Lights and water cut at Gupta Saxonwold compound

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Tags: #Property Law
The City of Johannesburg has cut off power and water supply to the Saxonwold mansion that once housed the controversial Gupta family, reports The Citizen.

Cape Town releases another parcel of land

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 June 2024
Tags: #Property Law
The City of Cape Town has released its sixth parcel of land earmarked for social development housing – this time in New Market Street, Woodstock.

Farmers want Minister to be held in contempt

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 June 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Three Beaufort West sheep farmers – left frustrated by land redistribution officials’ alleged failure to comply with a court order to restore possession of their land – are to ask the Western Cape High Court to jail the offending parties if they are found guilty of contempt of court.

Legal row over Mall of Africa lease contract

By Daily News Published on Friday, 07 June 2024
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A possible legal battle hangs over the Mall of Africa shopping centre in Midrand after a lapsed rental lease was not renewed for a popular clothing brand this month, reports TimesLIVE.

Eskom tariff application shock for solar users

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 June 2024
Tags: #Environmental Law #Property Law
Eskom is to apply to the energy regulator, Nersa, for an overhaul of its electricity tariff structure that could have a massive impact on users that rely on solar power.

R1bn Mala Mala land claim back in the spotlight

By Daily News Published on Monday, 03 June 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The Department of Land Reform wants ownership of the country’s highest-value land claim to be transferred to it so it can manage a dispute among beneficiaries.

Developer forced into share sale agreement

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Property Law
Michael Georgiou, a non-executive director at JSE-listed Accelerate Property Fund, was forced into a share sale earlier this month which saw 107m shares in the group disposed of.

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