Don’t Assume a False Alarm!

Has your household got a common understanding of what should actually happen when the alarm goes off?  This morning we had another false alarm, and yes most times they are!  Being a house where we have a few people at home most of the time, I considered this morning's casual response as the alarm was switched off and how everyone just carried on about their business. Sooner or ...
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The most expensive streets, suburbs and estates in Cape Town

Amid the tumultuous environment of the property market over the last several years in South Africa, Cape Town has not only remained stable in house price inflation but shown significant growth thanks to foreign investors and migration from other provinces. Data a research group, Lightstone, recently analysed data of several million properties in the Western Cape and pinned t...
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Latest Property Report – 1st quarter of 2018

IN AND AROUND THE CAPE PENINSULA THE CITY’S MOST EXPENSIVE MARKETS CONTINUED TO SHOW THE CLEAREST SIGNS OF SLOWING PRICE GROWTH IN THE 1ST QUARTER.  Atlantic Seaboard, has seen its price growth slow the fastest off the highest base, while in certain more affordable sub-regions of the City there has still been some growth acceleration. In the 1st quarter of 2018, we saw furth...
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Leisurely rambles to invigorating hikes, something for everyone!

Whether you’re after a windswept coastal wander, a mountainous hike with spectacular views, or a leisurely amble through one of the Cape’s lush nature reserves, here’s our pick of the best hiking trails in and around the city. So, lace up your hiking boots and get cracking… And, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Important note: Although the Cape is rich i...
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Computer Assisted Property Valuation

If you are moving home, getting a reliable property valuation is an essential step in the process. A property valuation will give you an estimate of how much your house should be worth, based upon a number of different factors. Even if you are not planning to move home straight away, house valuations remain an excellent tool to indicate a current market value and what imp...
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New South African plug standard is mandatory for new installations

South Africa’s new plug and socket standard, SANS 164-2 or ZA Plug, has become mandatory for new installations, the SABS confirmed to MyBroadband. This means that any new buildings erected must incorporate electrical sockets that conform to the new standard. An amendment to the wiring code introduced in 2016 stated that the ZA Plug would become semi-mandatory for new in...
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Innovative local students launch online textbook resale platform

Bramble is an online platform aimed at connecting students wanting to sell or buy textbooks, as well as physical and electronic notes. This not only allows students to earn an extra income, but it also makes the learning process a whole lot easier. As students ourselves, we understand the real life of a student and we hope to give you more room for the good life, more ti...
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Mel Botes @ Cafe Roux

A celebration of the poets, their songs and of course paired with wine!  Featuring guitar virtuouso & songwriter, Mel Botes. For the past nine years, multi-talented musician and master guitarist Mel Botes, has tantalized audiences all over the country with his critically acclaimed musical performances in two Pink Floyd tribute shows, “Crazy Diamond” and “Dark Side of the...
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Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White

In his new one-man show, Dry White, Nik explores the causes and its ramifications of Cape Town’s water crisis – which if you know anything about Cape Town, you may know are not the same for everyone. He looks at the bigger picture, but also the smaller picture – the details nobody has had time to consider. For example; should we really still be referring to it as The Cape of St...
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Water meter readings

From the City of Cape Town: Your home or business is connected to the City’s water network through a water meter, which usually sits in a small chamber under the pavement outside your property. We read your water meter once a month to calculate your monthly water and sewerage use. How the City reads your water meter The meter is read by a different person each month. We ta...
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