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Monday Oct 22, 2012

Cape properties will soon lose or gain some zoning rights

If you are considering buying a property, you need to be aware of its zoning and the rights it entitles you to, particularly if you have plans to do renovations down the line, says Lanice Steward, managing director of Knight Frank Anne Porter.

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Fourways property owners in conflict with dassies

A professional hunter has shot dead 102 dassies plaguing Fourways residents, marking the start of a controversial municipal culling programme that has split communities under siege by the rodents to the north and south of the city.

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Subsidised properties put home builders fund at risk

The subsidy housing sector represented a substantial potential risk to the R3.8 billion warranty fund managed by the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), but not a single claim had been made against the fund yet from this segment.

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Property development threatens Amanzimtoti railway line

Twice daily inspections and sandbagging were some the measures the developers of an Amanzimtoti shopping centre have been ordered to take to ensure that the adjacent railway line - the link between the city and the southern areas - was not affected by flooding.

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Property mogul Machanik pleads guilty

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik has pleaded guilty to 90 counts of theft, totalling R27 million, according to a report on Monday.

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Theft of Joburg drain covers costly and hazardous

Joburg scrap-metal thieves are removing the covers of stormwater drains, causing damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of rand.

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What it costs to keep properties safe

Looking after your property does not come cheap.

Three major private security companies - Blue, ADT, and Enforce - were asked what it would cost to set up an alarm system for a typical three-bedroomed, two-bathroom home ranging from a basic kit to a top-end system, and whether they had any other innovative security solutions and tips to offer.

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Central authority to streamline Cape transport

Cape Town is moving closer towards a system that will revolutionise the way the city's public transport operates. On Thursday the city officially launched its transport authority: "Transport for Cape Town".

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'No quick fix' for the EAAB and property industry

Following the recent twod-ay EAAB industry summit, Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff has lauded the move by the Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale and EAAB administrator, Advocate Taswell Papier to engage with the industry.

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