Gauteng Overview

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 ensure that there is a steady influx of workers looking for employment 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 of 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 cataloged fossil hominid specimens. The Sterkfontein excavation has been active since 1966, making it the world’s longest sustained palaeoanthropological excavation.
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Market & Opinion
Positive growth in the residential rental market continues
28 Nov 2022
PayProp’s quarterly Rental Index shows continued growth in the residential rental market into the third quarter of 2022.
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Market & Opinion
10 holiday home hotspots to invest in this summer
21 Nov 2022
There has been a notable uptick in holiday home sales over the last two years and according to Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, coastal towns have been among the best performing areas, especially those along the Cape coast, but also the KZN South Coast.
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Featured Property
High demand for life rights sees launch of Ryn Village Retirement Estate just east of Johannesburg
10 Nov 2022
Globally, the life rights model which provides retirees with the security of tenure for the rest of their lives is prevalent, particularly given the low entry costs and low levies. This is coupled with the fact that with medical advancements, people generally live longer, says Nelson Ferreira, Gauteng regional head for Pam Golding Properties.
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Market & Opinion
Here are the richest areas in South Africa and prime property trends for luxury homes
01 Nov 2022
According to data from New World Wealth there are approximately 3 600 homes in South Africa that are valued at over R18 million (as of June 2022). By this measure, South Africa ranks as the 25th largest prime residential property market in the world, well ahead of the other countries in Africa and in line with big emerging markets such as India and Brazil.
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