Some parts of South Africa are being blessed with some much needed rain. Apart from the safety reasons for staying home, rainy weather has always meant home, books, and comfort food to most. We asked Nina Timm of Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen, to share
This past week has seen heavy rains and flash floods in and around Gauteng. The east of Johannesburg, especially, has been hit hard, with damage to cars and homes, and tragically lifes lost. Standard Insurance Limited reports that it has registered nearly 600 claims lodged
Is the “Three Strikes Rule”, often utilised by landlords to create an instant cancellation mechanism in the event of a tenant repetitively breaching a lease, still valid in terms of the amendments made to our common law of landlord and tenants by the Consumer Protection
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
The rains that Johannesburg so desperately needed arrived in a great deluge on Wednesday (9 November, 2016) causing flash flooding which resulted in deaths and large-scale damage to property.
Bearing the brunt of this disaster was the informal settlement of Setswetla in Alexandra. The settlement is
The Community Schemes Ombud Service was officially launched today in Rosebank, Johannesburg, with officials and key stakeholders in attendance.
Although the office of the chief ombudsman was established at the end of 2014, the draft regulations were only gazetted little over a month ago on 7
A landmark Pringle Bay property fondly referred to as ‘Trix se Trein’ has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for close to the asking price of R1,85m.
The home incorporates 1.5 first and second class SA Railways train carriages which aroused considerable interest when they were transported
The landlord-tenant game is an entirely different animal in South Africa’s popular coastal towns. Landlords and investors realise the potential for significant rental income over the busy holiday periods, while acknowledging that good long-term tenancy, and the stable income, arguably holds more benefits for an
John Loos, FNB’s poster boy for residential property economics, pictured himself as a criminal lawyer when he was a youngster – something he attributes to watching too much LA Law. He never saw himself as an economist, let alone a property economist – a job
Business tip of the day
Build your customer base locally with people whose background, likes and dislikes are known to you. Venturing into unknown pastures will bring with it new challenges before it brings profits.