Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
With the current drought conditions looking set to stay in South Africa, developing water-wise habits is becoming essential. Homeowners are already feeling the pinch in their gardens with yellowed lawns, drooping foliage and pools with low water-levels that are starting to make buyers think twice
If you’re planning to sell your large family house and downsize to a smaller property, now’s the time to make your move, says Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.
“The prices of large homes have shown much greater growth in the past year
The property markets of mining towns around the world have gone from boom to bust in the past year as a result of the slump in commodity prices, with most now having a serious oversupply of real estate that is driving both rentals and purchase
Unemployment is South Africa’s most serious unresolved problem, say ordinary South Africans. Racism barely features as an issue of this kind. And only nine people out of roughly 2 250 identify land reform as an important problem that still needs to be resolved.
These are some
This Third Century Roman Saint can strike terror into a man’s heart, causing sweaty palms right to the build-up of the 14th of February.
The wonderfully wise poet Maya Angelou said it perfectly: "Eating is so intimate. It's so sensual. When you invite someone to sit
In the past year, home prices in the first-time buyer sector have grown only half as fast as they did in the previous 12 months, according to the latest statistics from BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator.
And that, says CEO Shaun Rademeyer, is good
Based on Absa’s house price data, year-on-year growth in home values was on a declining trend through 2015, with full-year growth down compared with 2014. The lower house price growth was the result of a range of macroeconomic developments and factors that affected consumers financially,
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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Depression and anxiety currently affect one in every five South Africans. It’s a debilitating state of mind which can seriously affect an individual’s quality of life. One way to support a healthier mental state is by being in an organised and welcoming office and home