We're excited to welcome yet another expert to HomeTimes' panel of experts in all things residential property and home-living related. Spiandi Dickson is an interior decorator with years of experience and a keen eye for style. She is a part-time lecturer at Inscape Design Company

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Fransche Hoek Estate in Franschhoek, 80km from Cape Town and 30km from Stellenbosch, currently has only two stands available. Sized at 800m² each and priced at R2,1m, the estate is set among vineyards and indigenous fynbos and proteas in the winelands valley of the Drakenstein Mountains. According

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Nimbati Estate, a 30-unit full-title development in Brentwood Park, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is on the market. The estate, developed by owner-developers, Jill and Jacques Myburgh, is situated on 20,000m² of land surrounding their own residence, and offers buyers plots and the choice of four

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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