Homes consume 17% of South Africa’s electricity. However, this figure nearly doubles to 27% between 5pm and 9pm on weekdays. This explains why Eskom typically schedules load shedding for this time and why the utility has launched a consumer campaign to switch off geysers and
Nearly one in four South African couples is co-habiting. But those buying a home together could be setting themselves up for potential hardship. What happens with the home and its contents following a break up? According to Census 2011, 11% of South Africans over 20
Lobola is contributing to a drop in the number of marriages per year in South Africa, causing the number of co-habiting couples to rise.
Civil marriage numbers are down 11% from their levels 10 years ago. According to statistics, there were 158,640 civil marriages in 2013
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Some 45% of South African credit-active consumers are behind on their debt repayments, according to the National Credit Regulator’s Lebogang Selibi.
Right now, more than 10 million consumers have an impaired credit record in South Africa. If you are included in this statistic, you will battle
Anything below R240/m² for a fully installed wood laminate floor is inferior quality, according to Craig Harris of Smart Heat and Floors, based in Randburg, Johannesburg. He says the product won’t last due to the fact that installation quality is highly important and if not installed
Load shedding is seeing an increase in insurance claims, but the industry is restricting cover. This is according to Sasfin short term insurance broker, Tony Lenhoff.
Insurance is designed to cover unpredictable events. Load shedding, however, is not viewed as unpredictable as Eskom issues schedules as
Celebrity horticulturist Keith Kirsten is returning to retail after selling his first chain of garden centres a decade ago. Come March 2016, his new Keith Kirsten Garden Centre franchise, will open at Waterfall Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg.
There, budding gardeners and old hands can chat to
My mother has been making this pumpkin pie from her Betty Crocker recipe book since we were babies. It has been a mainstay of early New England settlements and the best pumpkin pie I have tasted.
Filling – beat together with rotary beater for a 9-inch
Home sales in the R250,000 and below market declined by 6.2% in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year. This is according to the country’s deeds offices data analysed by HomeBid.
The picture did not get prettier in the R250,000