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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Market & Opinion
Ongoing record-low interest rate bolsters property market confidence
23 Sep 2021
Faced with recent setbacks to the economic recovery and with inflation hovering close to the mid-point range of the inflation target, as widely anticipated, the Monetary Policy Committee’s stance remains supportive of the economy by keeping the repo rate at near five-decade lows (3.5%).
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Market & Opinion
House price inflation holds steady at 5.03%
23 Sep 2021
The latest Lightstone Report reveals that national year-on-year house price inflation is sitting at 5.03%, beating out the current CPI levels of 4.6%.
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Market & Opinion
The ‘call of the Cape’ irresistible to semigrators
21 Sep 2021
The Cape lifestyle with its natural scenic attractions, wide open spaces and good schooling, retains an emphatic stamp of approval from ‘semigrators’ seeking a more appealing and healthy way of life, which this region offers in spades, says Annien Borg, MD of Pam Golding Properties in the Boland and Overberg.
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Four provinces where the average house purchase price is below R1 million
15 Sep 2021
Property prices may be increasing across the country as buyers continue to make the most of the lowest interest rates in more than five decades, but there are still areas where the average purchase price is less than R1 million.
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