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April 2018

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Community

April 2018

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North Islands Views Grand Gaube – Mauritius

< 1 min readGrand Gaube offers an incredible experience with its coastline and remarkable views on the northern islands. This fishing village is a 12 minutes drive from Grand Baie, the multicultural hub with restaurants, bars, shopping centres. Grand Baie also boasts sports and health centres as well as international schools. Grand Gaube is known for its laid-back vibe. The northern coast offers countless opportunities for adventure seekers.

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Fibre Pre-Deployment – Building a Framework of Collaboration

< 1 min readThrough a series of webinars, Estate Living and Huawei are discussing and have launched a collaborative agreement between the property and building sectors, Local Government and Telco’s that supports provision for fibre infrastructure in all new builds. On the panel: SALGA, NHBRC, Hauwei, Openserve, Digital Council Africa, eLAN Group

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ACS Solutions

< 1 min readAdvanced Corporate Solutions (ACS), established in 1995, is a global player in Corporate Intelligence and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) “Debugging”.

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Beau Plan Mauritius

< 1 min readFrom offices to residential neighbourhoods, the city’s Creative Park to its Lifestyle Village, and Greencoast Elementary School to African Leadership College (ALC), Beau Plan has imagined the city of tomorrow, in which everything is possible.

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Estate Living introduces the Association of Residential Communities ( ARC )

< 1 min readJeff Gilmour, President of ARC, discusses the benefits for Community Management, Trustees and Director of community schemes to join ARC.

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Water monitoring made easy

< 1 min readWater is life, and it is second only to air as the most essential substance for the continuation of life. So ensuring that your residents have a reliable, safe, measurable water supply is one of the most important functions of estate managers.

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Invest in Mauritius

< 1 min readWith its stunning scenery, fabulous lifestyle, ease of doing business and excellent return on investment, Mauritius is a fabulous place to invest – whether you decide to live there or not. And the best part is that, contrary to what you might think, there are some very affordable options – in fact, something for every budget.

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Verifier

< 1 min readInitially set up in 2009 to monitor the Constantia community, Verifier quickly grew a significant national portfolio of commercial and residential clients. We have since expanded, having established monitoring centres in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. This configuration allows for the automation of fail-over and load balancing protocols – crucial for internet reliant remote monitoring and management.

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ViewProtect

< 1 min readViewProtect design, manufacture and distribute transparent safety and security barriers for the global market. Our advanced Smart Bar technology products have the unique ability to combine the old, dependable physical security barrier system with new, sophisticated alarm monitoring systems to create the ultimate security product.

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BMI Coverland Dry Ridge system

< 1 min readWhen it comes to roof ridges and hip-lines, not much thought is put into the application. For many home owners ridge and hip tiles are fixed with pigmented mortar. When the mortar cracks and their roof leaks it is then either replaced with more mortar or waterproofed with a “pap-en-lap” system resulting in a ridge and hip line that is usually a darker shade to the rest of the roof. This is acceptable. This is how is has been done locally for years. Why change?

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Common pool resource management

< 1 min readManaging a residential estate is a little like juggling with eggs. It can be tricky to balance each resident’s rights to fully enjoy all the communal facilities and services with the need to protect, preserve and maintain all the elements that go to making the estate the special place it is. Fortunately, Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, has developed a framework for managing common property that can be used by societies, communities, countries and – of course – residential estates.

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Development Opportunities in Joburg’s Nodal Review

< 1 min readOn 28 February 2020, Johannesburg woke up to a new city map: one based on the Nodal Review, which had passed a council vote the day before. The Nodal Review, which aims to deliver on the City of Johannesburg’s Spatial Development Framework, could have far-reaching impacts for residents and property developers.

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Empty shopping malls: crisis or opportunity?

< 1 min readIn an environment in which retail is under pressure, and there’s already an oversupply of shopping centres, mall owners are being forced to rethink how they use their space.

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A matter of some gravity

< 1 min readThere are very few people by now who don’t acknowledge that renewable energy is the way of the future, but there is that pesky problem with managing peak demand, and the storage of, for example, solar energy for ‘a rainy day’. Storage is the main constraint for the installation of renewable energy, so it’s not surprising that this is a growing field.

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Why is it necessary to (still) secure your home when you live in an estate?

< 1 min readLiving on an estate is sometimes like living in a bubble. All that perimeter security removes us from the ugly reality of life beyond it. But the truth is that we can’t escape it completely, so here are some reasons why it is still necessary to secure your home when you live in an estate.

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What are the 5 benefits that Trellidor contemporary range offers community management

< 1 min readTrellidor made its name through its iconic retractable sliding steel gate for doors and windows, so it may not be the first supplier that comes to mind for estate homes where perimeter security is a major selling point for buyers. However, with the rise in demand for residential estates in recent in the last decade, Trellidor has developed a range of designs that are perfectly suited to this peaceful way of life.

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Xanadu Nature Estate welcomes you home

< 1 min readNestled in the majestic Magaliesberg Mountain range, Xanadu Nature Estate offers the perfect location for communal living in the tranquility of nature.

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Vumacam’s network effect

< 1 min readSmart CCTV company Vumacam is bringing its networked security solution to residential estates in Gauteng. Its AI-powered platform strikes the balance between technology and staffed solutions, and provides a level of data-driven intelligence that makes estates – and their communities – safer.

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Moka Smart City

< 1 min readThe Moka region is transitioning into a more sustainable and liveable city through the progressive rolling out of a concept of ‘citysmarting’ over the past decade. Stemming from a well-thought-out Master Plan, this flexible improvement process is continually adapted in line with the critical mass attained and technological advances.

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Ranesh Ranjith, Sales and Marketing Director, highlight the benefits of Thorburn Security Services

< 1 min readThorburn Security a division of Tsebo Group offers various security services designed for community living environments. Estate Living and Ranesh Ranjith unpack these benefits.

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