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
Millennial property buyers piling into top Gauteng suburbs
08 Oct 2020
Millennial buyers are piling into the property market despite the belief that they would rather rent. This is no surprise, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, we are in the “perfect storm” for young homebuyers who are using the benefits of buying right now and taking the property market by storm.
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Market & Opinion
Multi-generational house sharing on the rise
07 Oct 2020
Many new trends have emerged within the real estate sector as a result of the national lockdown, one of which is the increase in multi-generational living. No longer able to afford the costs of living alone, many have combined households to share the living expenses.
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Market & Opinion
5 Properties for sale in Midrand
29 Sep 2020
Location, location, location - we all know the saying, and nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning Midrand. Perfectly located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, with access to all the major routes and a recent uptick in development means that for property buyers, Midrand has a wide variety of options available.
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Market & Opinion
Here are the emerging trends among property buyers & sellers
28 Sep 2020
Lockdown restrictions may have eased, but life has still been altered by the effects of COVID-19. A few months outside of Alert Level 5 and 4 have allowed real estate professionals the opportunity to spot the emerging trends among property buyers and sellers during this tumultuous time.
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