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Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Planned power outages - what about insurance?

It is that time again - with the festive season behind us and everyone having returned to work, the national energy provider has warned that we may expect planned power outages country-wide.

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Monday Jan 26, 2015

Insurers won't pay for home maintenance

You cannot expect your homeowner's policy to cover the ongoing maintenance of your home, even though, under specified conditions, it will cover the replacement or repair of certain fixtures and direct damage caused by the failure of those fixtures.

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Tears as St Bernard leaves Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate

A two-year legal battle to keep a family pet came to a tearful end yesterday when Theodore, a 75kg Saint Bernard, vacated his home in the plush Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate - on the orders of a high court judge.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

DTi rule pulls plug on solar geysers

The local low-pressure solar water heater industry says it has been killed because of "technical red tape" that has disqualified almost all South African companies from manufacturing these geysers for the government's mass installation programme.

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Trustees tussle with bank over repayment of monies

The trustees of an upmarket uMhlanga block of flats are suing Absa Bank for allegedly withholding R182 000 in funds, claiming the bank had led them and their attorney on a "merry old dance".

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Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Note this if you're buying a house in which to live and work

Estate agents are increasingly fielding queries from prospective buyers about properties in which to live and work, especially in the age of the mobile office, but you need to know what to look for or you could be house hunting again very soon.

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New ombudsman for sectional title properties

The recent appointment of a community schemes ombudsman is good news for the increasing number of homeowners in sectional title complexes and other community housing developments, as it means they should soon have access to a user-friendly dispute resolution service.

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

Call to make solar geyser plan public

The Department of Energy has said it will release details of how it will run the solar water heater rebate programme towards the end of the month.

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Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Alarm at switch in solar geyser rebate scheme

Eskom will cease its rebate programme for solar water heaters at the end of the month and has told the industry the Department of Energy will take over the running of the programme.

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Monday Jan 12, 2015

Do South Africans disapprove of high-density living?

High-density living is perhaps not as unpopular with middle and upper income groups as we may think, if we do it right. But it's coming regardless - due to increasing land scarcity and as property competes with a proliferating number of consumer goods and services.

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