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Most credit-stressed South Africans feel the pinch of interest rates

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) recent benchmark repo rate hike  raised more alarm bells for the most credit-stressed South Africans, according consulting firm Eighty20. The Cape Town-based consumer strategy and research company’s latest figures point to Middle-Class Workers –a segment made up of about 4.1 million adults typically earning between R8 000 and R30…

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(Boniface Abudho, Africa Senior Research Analyst - Knight Frank)

What to expect from Africa’s Commercial Real Estate in 2023

Africa’s Commercial Real Estate market has registered growth in 2022 and the sector anticipates a better year business-wise in 2023, according to Knight Frank. The four trends the firm expects to define 2023 are: data centers, ESG considerations, hybrid working and rising economic woes. Data centers According to the firm’s recently released Africa Industrial market dashboard,…

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Nairobi makes it to Prime Global Cities Index

Nairobi is the only African city listed among 45 global cities that recorded annual growth in the third quarter of 2022, according to the Prime Global Cities Index by realtor Knight Frank. Nairobi’s ranking has moved up seven places to 29 in the 12 months to September from 35 in the same period last year.…

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