“[Minister of Finance Pravin] Gordhan has been handed the proverbial sow’s ear by government and told to turn it into a publicly palatable silk purse.
It’s unfortunate that the finance minister’s post doesn’t come with conjuring powers, because working as he is with one hand tied
Nicholas Spargo, owner of Spargo Landscape Consultants, has been in the landscape trade for 12 years as well as being a lecturer at the Lifestyle Garden Design Centre for the past year. Here Home Times' resident landscaper shares some wisdom on which paths to follow if you
Is there a building, structure or tree in your scheme that is obstructing your view of Table Mountain, the ocean, or the banks of the Vaal River? If the answer to this question is yes, then do you have a right to an unobstructed view
My neighbour and I have a duet sectional title scheme. The body corporate (just the two of us) do not have meetings and we have our individual accounts for rates and taxes as well as electricity. We do and pay for maintenance ourselves to our individual
If you haven’t had to move homes or been out of the property market for a while you might not be aware of the perfect storm brewing. Increased densification of our cities coupled with the growing “no pets” trend is leading to vacant rental properties
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Karoshi - or death by overwork - as identified by the Japanese needs to be guarded against at all costs. Long hours, no vacation time, no exercise, sleeplessness, poor eating habits, fewer medical visits, increased anxiety, stress and tension lead to
When the City of Cape Town announced on 18 October that Level 3 water restrictions would be implemented from 1 November, 2016, it was intended to be a warning to all households in the Cape that a dry summer lay ahead and that serious consideration needed to
National average rental inflation is a lowly 2.89% according to the latest TPN Market Strength Index. This means that as a landlord, if you on average were charging a tenant R10,000 per month, your rental escalation would be R289 – hardly enough to cover above-inflation
Good day, just over three years ago we bought into a sectional title complex. The chairman acts like a dictator and in a complex of only 10 units, he owns three (two of which he has sold) and has always had more votes.
No one person
Despite its steady stream of office and commercial development some experts are noticing a subdued sectional title market in Sandton as a result of over-supply of new developments.
This is according to Robin von Mayer, Sandton and Morningside Sectional Title Specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International