Soweto at a glance

The well known urban area on the outskirts of Johannesburg has grown from its tumultuous past to become a world-renowned tourist destination and prime home buying node

Once the home to the mine workers from the various mines in the area, Soweto has grown to become home to various economic classes - boasting with different properties from small starter homes to large mansions.

The town is a melting pot of cultures and it is reflected in the colourful landscape, from restaurants serving local cuisine to world-class shopping facilities at the Maponya Mall. The town is also the destination of choice of many sporting fans - from the soccer fans, rugby fans and runners who partake in the Soweto Marathon each year.

The FNB Stadium also known as Soccer City has played host to world-class soccer matches during the Soccer World Cup and AFCON tournaments. But don’t be fooled that it is just the sport fans visiting the iconic building, the stadium has played host to many international music acts.

Soweto reflects the multicultural society that South Africa prides itself on and the growth of this area doesn’t seem to slow down. It is shaping up to become one of the crowning jewels in the South African property market.

Property Types

  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Vacant Land


  • Aurora Girls High School
  • Moletsane High School
  • Altmont Technical High School
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Market & Opinion
What are the affordable housing options in South Africa?
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The affordable housing market in South Africa is limited, making it incredibly difficult for many to enter the real estate market. While experts in the industry agree that the current market presents the perfect opportunity for first-time buyers, the reality is that the majority are simply unable to afford the high entry costs.
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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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Growth in the Soweto property market
14 Feb 2020
The current economic outlook for South Africa is putting the luxury housing market under pressure. On the other hand, properties priced below R1.5 million account for almost 80% of all real estate transactions recorded at the National Deeds Office.
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