|Winter has officially arrived in South Africa with the passing of a cold front over large parts of the country. As people try to stay warm, Eskom offers cold comfort. The power giant has said is cannot guarantee there will be no power outages as the grid remained tight. Let's hope they can keep the lights on.
According to Dr Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, South African house prices compared to other global property markets, remain affordable while those of Australia, in particular, and Britain, remain extremely expensive compared to household disposable income. Read more in Affordability - it's complicated
In Who can be held liable when a home is found to have a defect after transfer has taken place?, we learn that registered certifiers are not there to check every possible feature of the home. Their task is to ensure that the home complies with the regulations, the aim of which is simply to ensure that the home is safe and meets the requirements of the applicable legislation. If, therefore, a fault is found later it will be up to the buyer to rectify it at his own cost.
Phalaborwa, with its own gate into the Kruger National Park, is an ideal location for a bush retreat. It also has a lot to offer the lifestyle investor, starting with the wildlife which can be seen in the bush and private reserves around the town as well as the KNP, and the fact that this is officially the safest town in SA, read more in Focus On