Selecting your seeds: growing the right plants in your garden

  • 20 September 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Spring is the season of growth and renewal – the perfect time to review your lifestyle choices. Make some changes to the food you eat. You might like to buy a nice salad from your favourite supermarket, but if you really want the best quality, consider growing your own vegetable patch where you’ll have immediate access to nutritious greens.

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How to make the most of your bathroom makeover

  • 31 August 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

The bathroom. The place where most people start and finish their day. The space that you can lock yourself into to decompress if you had a bad day or get privacy if you need to disconnect from the world for a little while. Most importantly, it’s the one room in the house where you can’t take decor shortcuts as it gives your guests salient clues about your personality.

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Smart sprinkles: water-wise tips to keep your plants alive

  • 21 August 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

There are times when a plant looks unhealthy or begins to lose its leaves. Don’t be quick to assume that it’s dead; it might still have a pulse. Even if it hangs its head and appears to be on the brink of death, you might still have a chance to revive it if you just give it a little pampering.

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Do it yourself: how to detect a water leak

  • 31 July 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Most water leaks go on for a long time undetected and result in frustratedly high water accounts people often blame on inaccurate billing.

If you’ve been receiving bills reflecting significantly higher water consumption than what you’re actually using at the premises, see our tips below and reduce the burden on your pocket by educating yourself on how to detect leaks.

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Stay safe! How to keep your home secure and warm in winter

  • 20 July 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Winter has arrived, unpacked and made itself comfortable for the next month or so. We have been collecting firewood, brought out the heaters and added electric blankets to our beds. But this time of the year is not without some danger to homes. Here are our tips to help you stay safe while you keep warm this season.

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Tips on buying property at the best price

  • 29 June 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

When you’re looking to buy a house, one of the biggest obstacles between you and your dream home can be closing the deal at the best price.

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Cool with the tools: DIY ideas for winter

  • 18 June 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Tackling your home DIY projects can be a daunting task. But it can be fun, and sometimes easy, by using those unused items that you just don’t want to throw out – you know, those old accessories, jars and hats.

There are many examples of simple and cheap home projects that won’t put a drill through your pocket, and it doesn’t have to cost you more than a little bit of time to give your home a noticeable boost. Not sure where to start? The projects below are some of the easiest DIY work and will make your home the best place to be this winter.

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Creating the ideal home office

  • 31 May 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Technology in the information age has delivered people from drab cubicle offices to a variety of locations from which they can work – even their homes.

The benefits of having a home office include operating in a less stressful environment, eliminating long commutes and spending more time with family. But even though the advantages seem to outweigh the hassles, there’s a risk of lost productivity in the comfort of a personal environment.

To ensure you get the best results from working remotely, make sure you set up a proper work environment. Here are some essentials to consider if you want to succeed at creating the ideal home office ...

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Afrocentric home decor for your interior

  • 16 May 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

This Africa Month, bring a touch of the motherland’s spirit into your home with some Afrocentric decor. This brand of styling goes beyond expressing pride in one’s heritage; it allows you to combine modern art with nature in ways that evoke meaningful thinking that is both enlightening and therapeutic. The best part is that you can buy this type of beauty on a budget, as it is available at an affordable price at roadside stalls and craft markets.

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State of the City address

  • 07 May 2018 | Selinah Seipei

The Riverfields development is one of a number of large projects that have resulted in investment amounting to R7.2-billion into the region. This good news was highlighted by Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina in his recent 2018 State of the City address.

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