Numerous Amendments to Water By-laws

 The City of Cape Town last month approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law. In addition to noting the amendments, the City encourages residents to familiarise themselves with what is required of them in terms of this legislation. Read more below: On 31 May 2018, Council voted to approve a number of proposed

Property Valuations City Council

 Every 3 years the City of Cape Town does a revaluation of all properties in accordance with market values to ensure that the property rates charges are assigned fairly and correctly. How is your property valuation calculated? Property valuations should reflect the market value of a property. The City uses a property’s value to calculate

Bishopsford Bonsai

 The biggest bonsai nursery in the Western Cape is situated in Constantia. Bishopsford offers a large selection of ready made Bonsai and also stock all bonsai requirements such as pots, tools, soil, mesh, starter trees, fertiliser, pestcare and penjing. With over 47 years of Bonsai experience, we offer Bonsai courses and services such as repotting,

How to Keep Chickens at Home

 From Babylonstoren blog – If you still have not visited why deny yourself? Free-roaming chickens can often be spotted scratching in the garden and plucking pesky bugs off our farm produce. We have five different types of chicken here at Babylonstoren – Boschvelders and Potch Koekoeks in the garden, as well as the Leghorns, Araucanas and Lohmann

Don’t Assume a False Alarm!

 Has your household got a common understanding of what should actually happen when the alarm goes off?  This morning we had another false alarm, and yes most times they are!  Being a house where we have a few people at home most of the time, I considered this morning’s casual response as the alarm was switched

The most expensive streets, suburbs and estates in Cape Town

 Amid the tumultuous environment of the property market over the last several years in South Africa, Cape Town has not only remained stable in house price inflation but shown significant growth thanks to foreign investors and migration from other provinces. Data a research group, Lightstone, recently analysed data of several million properties in the Western

Latest Property Report – 1st quarter of 2018

 IN AND AROUND THE CAPE PENINSULA THE CITY’S MOST EXPENSIVE MARKETS CONTINUED TO SHOW THE CLEAREST SIGNS OF SLOWING PRICE GROWTH IN THE 1ST QUARTER.  Atlantic Seaboard, has seen its price growth slow the fastest off the highest base, while in certain more affordable sub-regions of the City there has still been some growth acceleration. In