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Balize Private Estate

< 1 min readBalize Private Estate is a secure, managed residential estate situated in Sibaya Coastal Precinct offering smart-ready 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Penthouses, Cabanas (apartments) and Villas (simplexes and duplexes) each with 180-degree sea views and priced from R4.050 million.

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What are security companies doing to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

< 1 min readCOVID-19 has had a massive impact on how we interact with others. This impact is particularly felt by essential services staff, who have to continue working despite unsafe conditions. We examine the dangers of COVID-19 to estate security staff, and what companies are doing to keep both their clients and workers safe during this uncertain time.

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Effect of repo rate cuts on your cash investments

< 1 min readWe’ve seen three consecutive drops in the repo rate since the start of the year, the most recent being due to the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Together these have brought the prime lending rate down from 10% at the start of January to 7.75% now. This is a welcome relief for anyone paying off debt, but the opposite is true for those relying on positive interest earned.

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Unpacking the National Water Act

< 1 min readThe National Water Act of 1998 (NWA), which was the first comprehensive legislation adopted immediately after the transition to democracy, has far-reaching implications of which most people are blissfully unaware.

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Sapiens schmapiens

< 1 min readThe COVID-19 pandemic is a terrifying wake-up call for humanity. But will we heed it, or will we ‘overcome’ it as best we can so that we can continue on the self-destructive course that led to it? Certainly, the measures taken by governments, organisations and individuals over the last few weeks show that we can change our behaviour and expectations – if we are convincingly threatened.

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Sea Point: An Investor’s Eye View

< 1 min readSea Point has long been regarded as one of the property jewels of Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. But does it still offer good investments? With Sea Point’s natural attractions and strong short-stay letting market, but should investors be scared off by talk of ‘carnage’ in the local market, and new regulations around short-term rentals?

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Dogs, cats and other cute fluffy creatures

< 1 min readOwning a pet offers many health and emotional benefits. Not only can pet ownership reduce stress, but pets also provide companionship and purpose. However, there are several reasons why pet ownership may not be suitable for everyone, so it’s vital to weigh up the pros and cons before committing to owning a pet.

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Old age

< 1 min readAge – it’s just a number. So when does ‘old age’ begin? If you asked that question in the middle of the previous century, the answer would have been 60. That’s when you were expected to retire, maybe grow roses or go fishing, and wait to die. Well, things have changed.

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District Six open for development

< 1 min readProperty developers are encouraged to invest in District Six, despite rumours that the historic Cape Town precinct might be declared a National Heritage site. That’s according to Shahied Ajam, chairperson of the District Six Working Committee (D6WC).

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Something rich and strange

< 1 min readThe book Sea Change relates how regular excursions into the ocean can change your body, open your eyes, free your mind, and nurture your soul.

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Santam real estate scheme development insurance

< 1 min readSantam’s seamless insurance product continues to receive enthusiastic support from developers and development financiers alike.

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