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December 2021

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December 2021

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Be A Shrewd Global Investment Citizen With Caleo Capital

< 1 min readCaleo Capital is a global boutique investment management firm, with a strong focus on the principles that one would associate with a family office. The business prides itself on being fiercely independent, which means they provide unique, tailor-made advice to their clients.

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Dealing With A Market Crash

< 1 min readMarket falls don’t come along often, but when they do they could affect our pensions and fund investments, and rattle us into thinking we need to preserve our money in cash-based investments – at least until it’s all over.

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Beat Loadshedding With Huawei Fusionsolar Residential Smart Pv Solution

< 1 min readSpanning 13 years, South Africans have lived with the spectre of load shedding, due to ageing and poorly maintained infrastructure. According to a report released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in August, South Africa experienced 650 hours of load shedding in the first half of 2021, shedding an estimated 963GWh of energy. This represents 76% of the total load shedding experienced in 2020.

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Green Investment

< 1 min readAccording to one Cape Town-based landscaper, Rose Buchanan, investing in and renovating your outdoor space can increase a property’s value by up to 20%.

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Wellness In The Workplace

< 1 min readBig or small, it is important for a business to look after its people – after all, they are your company’s most important asset.

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Steyn City – More Than Just A Secure Lifestyle

< 1 min readIs Steyn City the most enviable address in Gauteng? Several local and international accolades indicate that this may well be the case.

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Welcome Home. Welcome To Xanadu Nature Estate

< 1 min readIf you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and Pretoria, then take a 45-minute drive to North West, and you will soon stumble upon the majestic Magaliesburg Mountains and, nestled within them, the Xanadu Nature Estate.

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Is It Worth Taking Your Furniture Abroad?

< 1 min readWorking out whether to sell or keep your furniture depends on things such as its size, value, transport, and insurance costs. It can be tricky moving furniture abroad, but, with some forward planning and research, it can be done cost effectively.

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Cybersecurity: Info age security cracks require newfangled awareness

< 1 min readOnce considered futuristic, smart homes and offices are now a reality. We never seem to have enough new tech, with products added daily to improve efficiency and convenience.

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Why developers shouldn’t only cater to wealthy baby boomers

< 1 min readIt’s understandable that many developers want to create high-end retirement homes aimed at wealthy boomers – it’s a very lucrative undertaking, after all. While there’s a market for that, it’s important not to lose sight of what pensioners on lower incomes may need when it comes to housing.

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5 Sustainable building materials that could save the planet

< 1 min readActivists have long called for the construction industry to ditch concrete. Back in 2019, there were calls at the Architecture of Emergency climate summit to stop using this building material because the four billion tons of cement produced each year account for 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

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Loan scams

< 1 min readBad debt can often lead people to make snap decisions – often these are the wrong decisions. Some are so desperate to get out of debt that they will consider anything that could help bail them out quickly.

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Educating kids in Mauritius

< 1 min readOne of the many concerns parents have when moving abroad is finding the right school for their children.

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Let it flow

< 1 min readDevelopments in sewerage management are making a positive impact on estate infrastructure and expenses – other than the obvious use of irrigation on golf courses. This tech lightens the load on bulk services provided by municipalities and, in turn, minimises augmentation fees payable by developers to local authorities. 

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Resolving residential frictions

< 1 min readConflict resolution between estate managers and residents is often a work in progress. How long does it take to resolve disputes, and how can rules be amended? Nipping conflict in the bud internally and early seems the answer in most cases.

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Collective property buying

< 1 min readTraditionally, mortgage applicants consisted of two people (whether married or otherwise), but now banks are launching lending solutions that enable groups of people to buy a house together.

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Tackling tender transparency

< 1 min readIn January, the Government Printing Works (GPW) published its last Tender Bulletin before announcing that the GPW was experiencing technical difficulties.

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Green grub

< 1 min readClimate change is top of mind thanks to environmental activists like Greta Thunberg making fun of politicians’ lack of action. Of course, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has also done much to shine a spotlight on the big issues.

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Making it through the medical aid renewal season

< 1 min readAccording to research by Sirago Underwriting Managers, private health costs from 2000 to 2012 doubled in real terms, and the cost trends point to them doubling again by 2028.

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Leasehold laws

< 1 min readThere are lots of desirable properties that grace the shoreline of Mauritius with the most pristine beach views and glorious sunsets that can be enjoyed with favourite sundowners.

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Creating inclusive workplaces

< 1 min readWorking from home has become popular, but there are some jobs – particularly when it comes to security or managing an estate – that can’t always be done remotely.

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Getting board approval for your estate’s budget

< 1 min readThe typical budget of an estate, whether bottom up or top down, can be anything upwards of R5 million and is often a very stressful juggling act for estate managers.

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Santam – Market Leader in Property Development Insurance in any Economy

< 1 min readSantam is the leading general insurer in South Africa, with a market share of more than 22%.  We provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services in southern Africa and internationally through a network of intermediaries and direct channels. We serve more than 1 million policyholders who range from individuals to commercial and specialist business owners and institutions.

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Oceans Umhlanga Hotel Residences

< 1 min readThis unparalleled development consists of 90 one- and two-bedroom elegantly designed hotel residential apartments and two bespoke penthouses.

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Secure by Design

< 1 min readSecuring residential estates in South Africa has become a big business. It is not clear which estate initiated the secure-living trend, but rumour has it that it was a small one from the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s likely it was Selbourne Golf Estate, developed by Denis Barker, in the early 1980s.

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Sectional Title Solutions

< 1 min readSTS, in partnership with Bright Light Solar VCC, specialises in providing cost effective fully funded solar energy solutions to gated residential estates, offering our clients the opportunity to access cheaper cleaner energy.

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Beau Plan

< 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. All in an atmosphere as enjoyable as it is practical, and in which you can easily reconcile your busy professional life and lively social calendar!

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Huawei

< 1 min readFounded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

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FibreSuburb

< 1 min readATEC, founded in 2004, is a specialist ICT and Software company focusing on satisfying the Telecommunication, Security and Management system needs of clients in Gated Residential and Commercial Communities.

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COLAS SA

< 1 min readColas South Africa focuses on pioneering road surfacing products and technology. The International Colas Group is a subsidiary of the Bouygues Group and has its headquarters in France.

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Trellidor

< 1 min readTrellidor is a proudly South African company that manufactures, designs and distributes security gates and window burglar proofing. Some of our burglar bar designs are still best sellers 40 years after we launched them. The top-end models in this range have been internationally certified for their strength.

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Plascon

< 1 min readKansai Plascon is the largest coating supplier in Southern Africa with a proud history of over 130 years in the supply of decorative, professional, industrial and automotive products.

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Santam

< 1 min readSantam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. We provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services in southern Africa and internationally through a network of intermediaries and direct channels. We serve more than 1 million policyholders who range from individuals to commercial and specialist business owners and institutions.

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Servest Landscaping

< 1 min readServest is a multidisciplinary business positioned to coordinate all of your facilities related services, including operational and infrastructure support. We aim to ensure the integration of people, systems, places, processes, and technology.

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Steyn City Parkland Residence

< 1 min readA new and exciting urban city will soon illuminate the Johannesburg skyline. Located on 2000 acres of previously unused quarry land, just north of Fourways, Steyn City promises to be a metropolitan resort offering the best estate lifestyle with a unique concept and entirely unlike existing residential estates and gated communities in South Africa.

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