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The Industry Journal

The Industry Journal serves as an official reference guide to best practice, policy and procedure, rules and regulation relevant and significant to the estate and community management industry. The articles serve to educate through experience-driven industry knowledge and covers all aspects relevant. Features include but are not limited to: Financial Management, Human Resources, Security, Risk Management, Legal, Conservation, Occupancy Standards and Government Legislation sectors. An essential tool to the Board of Trustees, Estate Management, Managing Agents, Homeowners Association and Bodies Corporate.

Experience Is The Currency Of The Future And The Future Is Now

Disruptive technologies and the digital sharing economy are what’s on everyone’s lips right now. Coupled with cryptocurrencies and the need for a business to future proof against possible eventualities, it has all the makings of a sci-fi movie. So what does this mean for marketing, media and communication, and what… Read More

Leveraging Technology For Effective Communication Within Estate Communities

The word ‘community’ has many definitions; however, within the context of the residential estate communities, the following seems an ideal fit: ‘an interacting group of people with similar characteristics and interests, residing in a common geographic location’.   Where you have an organised group of people, such as a residential… Read More

Bank Balance Vs Lifestyle

Over the past several months I have engaged extensively with residents, contractors, companies, clients, regulators and others on the leveraging the longterm approach to creating value for owners of property within a residential development, while ensuring that the lifestyle they bought into is at the level of fair expectancy. There… Read More

FTTH Survey By The Industry

Although the uptake of fibre in residential communities has rapidly progressed, it was found that there are still a few burning questions in the industry around aspects to the offerings and deployment. Estate Living sheds some light on the matter with Frans Verwoerd – GM FibreSuburbs Network  Q: What makes… Read More

Fibre To The Home In Residential Estates

Since its inception, Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) has risen from a novice technology to one of the choice for developments in residential estate communities. It has become so important that the FTTH Council Africa is paying specific attention to what it coins home communities. The FTTH Council Africa arranges various interventions like… Read More

Increasing The Value Of Your Property (Without Spending A Cent!)

South Africa’s economy is struggling. High interest rates and weak household finances are pushing investors and buyers to the sidelines, and homeowners are under increasing pressure to find alternative ways to ensure that their property remains relevant and attractive. Gone are the days when manicured gardens and interior décor were… Read More

The Future Of Decision Making In Residential Communities: Is This The Beginning Of The End Of AGMs As We Know Them?

Residential Communities (estates and sectional title complexes) are managed according to basic democratic principles, where rules, regulation and decisions are based on the preference of the majority. In many instances, the supporting documents, which are usually a large number of pages, are printed and hand delivered or posted to owners…. Read More

Dynamic Solutions For Dynamic Environments

Central to any estate security product offering should be the understanding that estate security is not only about keeping the criminals out, but also about managing the behaviour of those that belong in the community. This includes residents, personal and recreational guests, staff, and contractors. To most estate managers, balancing… Read More
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