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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New Gauteng highway offers benefits for Riverfields

  • 30 April 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi | Category: Business

According to the Gauteng government’s Integrated Transport Master Plan of 2013, the city of Ekurhuleni has an extensive road network that gives it the greatest length of highway when compared with neighbouring regions.

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Property: how millennials make themselves at home

  • 20 April 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Millennials have constituted the largest group of home buyers – 36% – in the US for four years running, according to the National Association of Realtors, the country’s largest real estate trade association.

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Go green on a budget

  • 26 March 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Everyone loves a good two-birds-with-one-stone solution: solving problem A (saving the environment) without applying much effort to problem B (the cost to achieve this goal).

Global warming has made most of us environmentally conscious and demanded that we make eco-friendly changes to our lifestyles. Most of us care about the melting snow caps and worry about the depleting ozone layer, but still find it expensive to stand tree tall in the fight against greenhouse gases.

But don’t stress. Many earth-friendly organisations, such as the US-based Worldwatch Institute, have ideas on living lightly while saving money.

We have identified some cost-effective tips from conscious consumers around the world. Here are five things to do if you want to go green on a budget.

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Housing trends to look forward to in 2018

  • 28 February 2018 | Selinah Seipei

The housing and property market is always growing, changing, and with this comes new and some not-so-new but reinvented trends in the market.

Here are a few to look forward to in South Africa in 2018.

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