Lindiwe Sisulu, the human settlements minister, welcomed the above inflation allocations, adding that National Treasury was seized with the matter and the urgency of the problems confronting human settlements. File picture: Siyasanga Mbambani/DoCJOHANNESBURG - Budget allocations to the human settlements department would increase by more than the inflation rate, one of the few departments to receive an above inflation rate allocation.
JOHANNESBURG - The slight deterioration in residential property affordability in the first two quarters of this year despite relatively slow average house price growth was expected to be short lived, according to FNB. John Loos, a household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans, said this was because interest rate cutting commenced in the third quarter and the recent small acceleration in house price growth was not expected to be sustained.
JOHANNESBURG - Aveng has raised an impairment of R2.7 billion on long-standing uncertified revenue in the year to June, which will reduce the listed construction and engineering group’s earnings a share and headline earnings a share by 667cents for this reporting period. It has also raised an impairment of R272 million on plant and equipment and intangible assets at Aveng Steel and decided on a R531m write-down of deferred tax assets in the group in line with expected future utilisation.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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