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Province overview

It may be the smallest of the nine provinces but Gauteng is definitely home to some of the most sought-after properties in the country. Properties in Gauteng is as varied as its residents - from inner-city apartments to country style small holdings and family homes in leafy suburbs. With many new residential property developments springing up all over the province it is worth the effort to expand your search to newer areas.

Economic prospects in Gauteng has seen 22% of South Africa’s population live, work and play in only 1.4% of its landmass - which means that rental properties are in high demand in the metropolitan areas. With the construction of Gautrain many tenants now can extend their searches into other areas which are serviced by the Gautrain bus services.

Quick Facts

  • Gauteng is the home of the Cradle of Humankind (a Unesco World Heritage Site where some of the world's oldest humanoid fossils have been found)
  • A large variety of historical attractions that trace the history of South Africa like the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Lillie's Farm, Hector Peterson Museum and Nelson Mandela House, Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine, Freedom Park and the Origins Centre in Johannesburg is located in the province.
  • The city of Johannesburg was rebuilt four times in the span of one century. It started out as a tented camp. Then it was a town of tin shanties. Next it was a town filled with four-storey Edwardian brick buildings and finally, it became a city of modern skyscrapers.
  • Vilakazi Street in Soweto is famous for having 2 Nobel Prize winning residents. Former South African president Nelson Mandela and former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived on this street.
  • Tshwane is the administrative seat of the South African government boasting with the second-largest concentration of foreign embassies in the world after Washington, DC
  • The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site has delivered more than 900 catalogued fossil hominid specimens. The Sterkfontein excavation has been active since 1966, making it the world’s longest sustained palaeoanthropological excavation.
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Latest real estate news in Gauteng view all news in Gauteng
Relief as the repo rate drops with 1%
19 Mar 2020
Following a cut in interest rates at their last meeting in January, and the Finance Ministers decision to lower income tax levels during the budget speech in February, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced some further relief for South Africans today by lowering the interest rate by 100 basis points. The repo rate therefore drops to 5.25%.
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Average Gauteng rent leapfrogs to second place
10 Mar 2020
According to the PayProp Annual Review of 2019, rents in Gauteng overtook those in KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape during the past year. With an average rent of R8 360, Gauteng is now the second-most expensive province in which to rent after the Western Cape.
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City of Tshwane placed under administration
05 Mar 2020
Speaking in a presentation earlier today (5 March 2020), Gauteng premier David Makhura has announced that the City of Tshwane will be placed under administration.
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The trick to selling property in a buyer's market like Hermanus
21 Feb 2020
When it comes to selling within a buyer’s market where supply outweighs demand, sellers will need to work a little harder to ensure their home sells for full value.
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