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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Lifestyle & Architecture
The R2 billion Jewel City set to launch
17 Sep 2020
Johannesburg's inner-city district redevelopment, aptly named Jewel City, is set to launch on Heritage Day - the 24th of September. The more than R2 billion redevelopment project first broke ground in 2018, with construction starting in 2019.
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Market & Opinion
Signs of increasing activity in the luxury residential property market
09 Sep 2020
As South Africa continues gradually emerging from the national lockdown, the luxury residential property market is showing promising signs of increasing activity, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.
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Market & Opinion
Building the way forward in South Africa’s commercial property market
08 Sep 2020
The perception that commercial property has been over-priced and that the oversupply caused by Covid-19 will result in a slump in rental yields is a trap of over-simplification.
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Market & Opinion
Top property trend: Remote workers are heading out of town
03 Sep 2020
When we talk of semigration now, we are no longer just talking about the familiar pattern of movement from Gauteng to Cape Town, but about the worldwide counter-urbanisation or de-urbanisation movement, which sees people actively moving away from cities to smaller towns in search of a less stressful, more peaceful, country lifestyle, while still retaining their city jobs, if they wish to do so, by working remotely.
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