The cheapest cities to live and work in South Africa

Online job aggregator Adzuna has published on a new analysis which ranks South Africa’s cities on earnings, job opportunities per person, average house prices and rental figures. Johannesburg was crowned as the best place to live in South Africa based on the availability of job opportunities, average salary and house price affordability. Since the average renter only spends about 19% on rent...

Covid-19’S Impact On The Commercial Property Finance Industry And Property Markets

Covid-19’S Impact On The Commercial Property Finance Industry And Property Markets The COVID-19 outbreak has had a systemic impact on the global economy, affecting many asset classes adversely across many geographies. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published projections  which indicated that global growth will decelerate by -3.0% in 2020 in line with a base-line scenario that assumes...

7 Kitchen Details You Might Not Have Considered

Good kitchen design is made up of lots of little well-executed details. But sometimes one significant detail can make an entire kitchen feel fresh and exciting every time you’re in it. Here, seven designers share a key detail that elevated their clients’ kitchen design. 1. Shiplap Cabinet Fronts Homeowners’ request. “Since this is a ground-up new construction, we did not start by...

Guide to Contracts and Force Majeure During a Pandemic

Understand the force majeure clause and how it applies to contracts you can’t fulfill due to the COVID-19 crisis If the coronavirus pandemic has affected your ability to complete your work, you may be wondering about your legal obligations to your clients. In this article, we’ll cover force majeure — a common contract provision that can potentially excuse parties from performing the obligations of...

How to Focus Your Family Room on Family

How to Focus Your Family Room on Family Reclaim your room from screens and headphones with these ideas for fostering family togetherness Family rooms are supposed to promote family togetherness, but most of the time, a television dominates the space, and family members often lie unspeaking, splayed across furniture — or find themselves in another room working on a task alone. It doesn't have to be this...

Everyday Tips for COVID-19 Prevention

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by the recent spread of a Novel Coronavirus.  Coronaviruses are a member of a large family of viruses. Many of them infect animals, but some coronaviruses from animals can evolve (change) into a new human coronavirus that can spread from person-to-person. This is what happened with the current novel coronavirus which causes the disease known...

Tips For Moving House

There are many reasons why we move house. Most often it’s because of our work, changing jobs, upgrading to a better location, finding the right schools for our children, marriage and divorce, inheritance, and so on. They say moving your home is one of the most stressful events in life – and there are always so many things to consider. However, depending on your reasons for moving, there are various...

Stay Informed on Load Shedding

Stay Informed To be prepared, is important for every customer to know the answers to 3 important questions at all times: 1. When it is likely that load shedding will next take place? The outlook for the country’s power system can be monitored in the following ways: Notices on the Eskom website, www.eskom.co.za Eskom App “MyEskom” – free download from apple, windows mobile and...

Interest Rate Cut – What does it mean?

WHAT THE INTEREST RATE CUT MEANS FOR THE SA PROPERTY MARKET The MPC announced on Thursday a lowering of the repo rate by 25 basis points. The repo rate drops to 6.25% and the prime lending rate changes to 9.75%. The repo rate is the benchmark interest rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money to other banks. Before Thursday, the last time the bank changed the rate was in July 2019, when it was cut...

Do You Have These Essential Kitchen Accessories ?

There are umpteen products that you could potentially fill your kitchen items list for a new home. Depending on your cooking abilities and tastes you may be vying for a treasure trove of kitchen tools and equipment for cooking. Regardless, there’s a foundation to pretty much any kitchen equipment list. Even the most accomplished culinary maestros will have these essential kitchen accessories in...

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