When travelling you may want to store your goods somewhere. The best options for self storage in South Africa are:
"Stor-Age Property REIT Limited" (REIT is short for "Real Estate Investment Trust") listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (its JSE short code is "SSS") on 16 November 2015, with immense demand for its shares in the IPO. Stor-Age was the first storage REIT to be listed in South Africa, a sub-sector which has done really well in the United Kingdom and United States. Whilst the company listed in November 2015, it has been around since 2006 as a private company.
It's a rookie error to have a hyphen in your brandname ("Stor-age"), as people aren't that good at typing hyphens into urls; so I'd suggest that "Stor-age" change their name and purchase the www.storage.co.za url. I could be wrong, but I suspect that what's at play is that the owner of www.storage.co.za wants an exorbitant amount for the url. This would be a similar situation to what Facebook found itself in, as they had initial named themselves thefacebook as the facebook.com url had already been purchased by somebody else, who wanted a large amount of money for it. Eventually they sucked up the cost, bought www.facebook.com renamed themselves, and the rest is history.
At the time of writing, Stor-age owned 74 properties with storage units around South Africa and the UK. The UK storage units are sold under the Storage King brand.
In 2020 Stor-Age entered a jv with Moorfield, a United Kingdom property asset manager, to develop selt-storage units in the UK.
At the time of writing the major shareholders in Stor-age were:
At the time of writing, borrowing facilities were available to Stor-age from Futuregrowth, Investec, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Lloyds Bank (in GBP) and Standard Bank D (in GBP). The loans were secured over a variety of Stor-age's properties.
My understanding is that Storage King SA is unrelated to Storage King UK, which is owned by the Stor-age Property REIT.
Who is storageking.co.za? The contact in the registry is Xneelo, an internet hosting company, with the Registrant name having been redacted.
However, on their website it says that Dylan Rodrigues and Antonio Rodrigues founded Storage King in 2012.
In South Africa, storage franchise opportunities are offered by: