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WHAT DOES LIVING “OFF-THE-GRID” MEAN?

WHAT DOES LIVING “OFF-THE-GRID” MEAN?

The concept of living off-the-grid is used a lot, but what exactly does it mean? While technically referring to the concept of having the ability to live completely self-sufficiently and to be disconnected from the main electric and water grids, to many, living off-the-grid also means moving to the countryside, having a simpler life by reducing the number of resources consumed, and participating m

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7 SUSTAINABLE HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS FOR MANDELA DAY

7 SUSTAINABLE HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS FOR MANDELA DAY

It’s that super special time of year again – on 18 July, we celebrate Mandela Day! What is the significance of Mandela day? In short, this is a date reserved for South Africans nationwide who honour the 67 years that Nelson Mandela sacrificed to improve human rights in our country and around the world. For many, donating at least 67 minutes of their time to give back to their communiti

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HOW TO BALANCE PARENTING WITH A REAL ESTATE CAREER

HOW TO BALANCE PARENTING WITH A REAL ESTATE CAREER

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate all the wonderful fathers out there. It also couldn’t be a more apt moment to explore how the “super parents” in the world manage to have it all. It’s no secret that juggling a career and life all while raising happy, fulfilled children can be challenging. This is where real estate is coming through for parents by of

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7 COST-EFFICIENT WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY

7 COST-EFFICIENT WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY

It is our collective responsibility to give back and leave this world a little better than we found it. There are many ways to contribute to the development of your community. If you’re hoping to enrich your neck of the woods but don’t have the financial means to do so, then why not give one of these easy, cost-efficient options a try? 1. Donate your time If you’re on a tig

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4 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY MORE SUSTAINABLE

4 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY MORE SUSTAINABLE

Striving to incorporate more eco-friendly habits into your daily life? Interested in trying out some simple ways to make your property better for the planet too? You’ve come to the right place! We can highly recommend looking into the sustainability of your house and even your garden. Not just for altruistic reasons, but also because it can lower the cost of running your home. You can make y

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#ONPARWITHREMAX COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS

#ONPARWITHREMAX COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS

COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS (March 2022) 1.     The Promoter is RE/MAX of Southern Africa (“The Promoter”).  2.     The competition is open to all Residents of South Africa. We cannot be held responsible for courier costs if YuppieChef does not deliver to the winner’s place of residence. Entrants need to be above the age

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5 STEPS TO BECOMING A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

5 STEPS TO BECOMING A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Resiliency, good interpersonal skills and willingness to go the extra mile. If this is you, then you just might be cut out for the life of a certified property practitioner. Being a real estate agent could be one of the most lucrative professions you can pursue. That being said, the job is not for everyone. It requires passion, dedication, and a willingness to go above and beyond the normal 9 to 5

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HOW TO SHOW YOUR HOUSE SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

HOW TO SHOW YOUR HOUSE SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is upon us! Whether you’re an avid enthusiast or a staunch non-believer, while you’re stocking up on heart-shaped treats and greets for bae (or for yourself, we’re not judging), why not also invest in something a bit more long-lasting than wilted roses or chocolates that end up stale? Show your house some love this Valentine’s Day too! Some might say i

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TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

It can be costly to invest in home security or security devices. We wouldn’t blame you if you felt a little overwhelmed when deciding whether or not it is worth installing. To help put your mind at ease about this decision, we have compiled a few reasons why you need to invest in an advanced home security system. Before we get to that, we first need to unpack the meaning of “home secur

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HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR PET-SITTERS

HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR PET-SITTERS

The bags are packed, and the tickets are booked. But what happens to your beloved pets while you’re away? An empty home is easy enough to leave behind when you are travelling simply switch off all appliances, shut all taps, lock up and leave. But the process becomes somewhat more complicated when you have to leave furry loved ones behind. The amount of time a pet can be left alone varies

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HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING PETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING PETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The number of views a cat video on YouTube racks up helps us realise how much we love our animals. But, as much as we might love them, there are certain laws by which we need to abide if we want to avoid running into trouble with the authorities. The Animal Protection Act of 1962 sets out regulations for all South African pet owners. Those who choose not to follow these rules will receive a penalt

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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR IN & AROUND THE HOME

FATHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR IN & AROUND THE HOME

We all know that finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be tricky. Although you want to ensure that you get him something that he’ll actually use, you’d probably also like to get him a unique gift too – something meaningful or funny, maybe even a little bit of both. Whether your dad’s the next Gordan Ramsey, a wicked MacGyver or training like he’s in the Olym

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