Computer Assisted Property Valuation

Computer Assisted Property Valuation
If you are moving home, getting a reliable property valuation is an essential step in the process. A property valuation will give you an estimate of how much your house should be worth, based upon a number of different factors. Even if you are not planning to move home straight away, house valuations remain an excellent tool to indicate a current market value and what improvements could be made should you want to potentially increase the value of you...

New South African plug standard is mandatory for new installations

New South African plug standard is mandatory for new installations
South Africa’s new plug and socket standard, SANS 164-2 or ZA Plug, has become mandatory for new installations, the SABS confirmed to MyBroadband. This means that any new buildings erected must incorporate electrical sockets that conform to the new standard. An amendment to the wiring code introduced in 2016 stated that the ZA Plug would become semi-mandatory for new installations in March 2018. Each new plug point must have at least one socket

Innovative local students launch online textbook resale platform

Innovative local students launch online textbook resale platform
Bramble is an online platform aimed at connecting students wanting to sell or buy textbooks, as well as physical and electronic notes. This not only allows students to earn an extra income, but it also makes the learning process a whole lot easier. As students ourselves, we understand the real life of a student and we hope to give you more room for the good life, more time for studying and, most importantly, more money at the end of the month. Th...

The Best Gardens and Parks in Cape Town

The Best Gardens and Parks in Cape Town
Find sanctuary at these spectacular parks and gardens where nature and art intertwine. Sun-kissed beaches aren’t the only public places in Cape Town to take advantage of; our pretty city has a plethora of parks, which are perfect for walking your dog, a picnic with friends, or simply stretching out with a newspaper and enjoying the beautiful plant life. Discover green spots for lunch in city parks, or overgrown suburban wonderlands for a romantic rendez...

Tribute to Mohammed Ockards

Tribute to Mohammed Ockards
This month, a true stalwart in the carting industry was lost. Mohammed Ockards, affectionately known as "Oom Gammat" passed away at the age of 72. It is truly the end of an era but not of his legacy. When CHPA started 23 years ago, Oom Gammat was already a well-known and established figure within the industry. He was a born horseman and many of the Ockards' children have it in their blood too. His father used to transport the midwife in District Six in ...

Kalk Bay harbour parking area gets a facelift

Kalk Bay harbour parking area gets a facelift
From: the City Of Cape Town 23 February 2018 The parking area at the Kalk Bay harbour has received a much-needed facelift. Apart from the newly surfaced parking layout, the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) has added paved walkways to the rocky shoreline along with benches, streetlights, and a recreational area for markets, fairs, and exhibitions during community events. The upgrade of the Kalk Bay harbour parking area formed ...

Blue Bird Garage Market

Blue Bird Garage Market
Due to the popularity and awesome feedback of our Sunday markets over the last few months, Blue Bird Garage will be open on the first Sunday of every month for a day filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, awesome shopping options and good vibes. Blue Bird Garage is family friendly! Your kids are covered in our kiddies area and your dogs are also welcome! Bring them through (on a lead) and treat them to an awesome outing and hopefully a few t...

The Echo of a Noise

The Echo of a Noise
Having performed alone on the stages of the world for well over seven thousand times, Pieter-Dirk Uys has learnt that every show is the first and the last performance – because each audience demands and gets a different energy, topicality and excitement. Now in his 71st year, he doesn’t glance back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life sub...

Water meter readings

Water meter readings
From the City of Cape Town: Your home or business is connected to the City’s water network through a water meter, which usually sits in a small chamber under the pavement outside your property. We read your water meter once a month to calculate your monthly water and sewerage use. How the City reads your water meter The meter is read by a different person each month. We take a meter reading using a handheld computer terminal that contains core informa

Muizenberg, Looking Back

Muizenberg, Looking Back
The village of Muizenberg was established by the Dutch in 1743 as a military post on the road between Cape Town and Simon’s Town. It was named after Wynand Willem Muijs, sergeant in charge of the post in 1844, and later commander of the Cape garrison. The railway line from Wynberg reached Muizenberg on 15 December 1882. Muizenberg was initially merely a halt on the long road between Table Bay and Simon’s Bay, a turnpike/toll (the first in the country) a...