REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS

CAPE TOWN DUE DATE FOR REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS Owners of properties with solar power systems, and which properties are situated in the jurisdiction of the City of Cape Town Municipality, must register their installation with the City by 31 May. The initial deadline was set for the end of February 2019, but the City extended the grace p...
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The Winter Garden in Cape Town

There’s always work to be done in the garden to keep green fingers busy – even in winter. Our June gardening guide is packed with tips, from keeping your garden healthy to which vegetables to grow in winter. Spotlight on: Indoor projects for kids Keep your children busy these winter holidays with fun indoor-garden projects: We love this eggshell succulent garden, and s...
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Post Elections Activities!

The Best May Events in Cape Town 2019 as curated by The Inside Guide Food trucks, olives, cab franc and design… These are the things to look forward to in Cape Town during May 2019. The Mother of all cities is hotting up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s their pick of where to go and what to do in May 2019. Take a look at The Inside Guide   
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Local Real Estate MD Predicts Increases in Sales Activity after Elections

Sally Gracie, an experienced local agent and MD of Chas Everitt Cape Town South with offices in Fish Hoek, Tokai and Bergvliet says there are plenty of buyers waiting to take action after the election. “It is not just an observation based on gut feel, it is the clear imbalance between those viewing properties on the portals and the offers being taken. As an agency that monit...
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Noseweek article on baboons asks many questions

Klein Constantia and the two exhumed baboons Noseweek Issue #234, 1st April 2019 By Adam Welz A primate murder mystery puts one of South Africa’s best-known wine estates on the spot.  Klein Constantia on the slopes of the Constantiaberg in Cape Town, is one of South Africa’s most famously “green” wine estates. A WWF Conservation Champion, it touts its environmen...
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Rates Increases! Property Valuations!

PROPERTY RATES INCREASE? YOU CAN OBJECT! General Valuation Roll for 2018 (GV2018) The current General Valuation Roll, known as GV2018, was certified by the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Valuer on 31 January 2019. It contains the municipal valuations of about 875 000 registered properties in Cape Town, as at the valuation date for the new roll, being 2 July 2018. You ca...
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Cape Town Cycle Tour – Road Closures

On Sunday, March 10 2019, the Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place along various roads around the Cape Peninsula, which will be closed as a result on the day. Some will also be closed on Saturday, March 9 as well as Sunday. Locals who are not taking part in the cycle tour are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the road closures that will be in place so they can find...
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Do You Employ a Domestic Worker?

Big changes on the cards for South African domestic workers – here’s what you need to know Alongside the recent announcement of a new minimum wage, South African domestic workers are also set to receive new benefits under the Compensation for Occupational and Diseases Act (COIDA). The proposed amendments are open to public comment until 18 December, with the changes expecte...
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Let’s all play tourist!

iVenture City Pass Cape Town, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism, is the ultimate key to unlocking unforgettable travel experiences. The Pass gives you access to over 70 of the most popular Cape Town attractions, tours and things to see and do, a large number of those being kids-friendly activities. Whether you prefer day tours, museums, adventure, or the great outdoors, the...
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Motivated Property Sellers

There is no one way to sell a property because no property and seller are alike!  It is a fundamental flaw in the marketing offered by most real estate companies that the same essential package is offered to most sellers.  Little regard is made for the difference in seller's circumstances and motivation or the area or the property!  It's a one size fits all or some extra bells ...
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