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Saturday Apr 18, 2015

Obey your smart meter or have your power cut

If you don't switch off your microwave, washing machine and kettle for boiling water when told to do so, you will sit in the dark in a gloomy winter evening.

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Friday Apr 17, 2015

Durban hits back over Currie Rd high-rise

The eThekwini Municipality has hardened its stance in the legal fray over the construction of a multi-storey apartment development in Durban's Currie Road, filing a strongly worded affidavit defending its officials from "gratuitous allegations of mala fides, bias and innuendos of corruption" regarding rezoning and building plan approvals given to the project.

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Joburg cellphone masts now need councillors' consent

Joburg ward councillors now have to give cellphone companies permission before cell masts can be erected in the suburbs.

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Thursday Apr 16, 2015

At least five Joburg suburbs now average R10 million

There are now at least five suburbs of Johannesburg where the average freehold home price is above R10m - and at least 114 homes in these areas have been sold in the past year, according to the latest research by Sotheby's International Realty.

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Cape Town promotes new walking tour

A walking route through the Cape Town CBD, showcasing museums, retailers and restaurants, already exists, but will now be officially mapped and marketed as a tourist destination.

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Soweto agents struggle to keep up with housing demand

The Soweto residential property market is currently experiencing a boom and the only factor holding it back is a dearth of suitable stock.

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Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

Joburg introduces 'load-limiting'

The message to Joburg residents is clear: If you don't want to face load shedding or exorbitant electricity costs, you will have to change your usage habits drastically.

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Court declares auction vendor bids legal

The legality of vendor bidding has been confirmed by a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment related to alleged sham bidding at an auction where a prominent businessman acquired a lodge and game farm for R20 million.

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Residents of flats evicted after rent boycott

School books, papers, clothes, broken desks and wardrobes litter the streets of Friendship Town as evictees try to rebuild what is left of their lives and possessions.

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Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

'Louder than usual' foghorn keeps residents awake

Cape Town's Green Point lighthouse's foghorn has been blowing irritatingly louder than usual since Friday, some Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl residents have complained.

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