Crime Stats for Your Hood!

Crime Stats for Your Hood!
Crime Stats South Africa displays the latest and historic South African crime statistics in an easy-to-understand format. You don't need to know anything about police precincts or provincial boundaries. You can search, by address, for your area on a map of South Africa and immediately access the information you need. We have created this analytical application to be used as a guideline for the reported crimes in South Africa. This should in no way influ

Cape Town dams: Joy as water levels jump up by another 6%

Cape Town dams: Joy as water levels jump up by another 6%
What an unbelievable month for the Cape Town dams. Four weeks ago, the facilities were at less than 20% full. But now, they’re pushing the 40% mark. More news on dam levels here “The dams feeding the City of Cape Town are now better off at 37.8%.” “The Voëlvlei dam (currently 31.4% full this week), the Theewaterskloof dam (26.6% full this week) and the Bergriver Dam (61.7% full this week) are all showing improvements in excess of 5%.” “With Ber

Numerous Amendments to Water By-laws

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 amendments to the Water By-law. These changes were aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-sc

Property Valuations City Council

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 the monthly rates property owners should pay for their property. The municipal valuer, as in the City’s valuer,

Bishopsford Bonsai

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, pruning, boarding, bonsai corporate gifts and anything you need that is bonsai related. Pay a visit to our ...

Constantia Wines Special

Constantia Wines Special
A unique selection of our suggested red wines including a variety of 6 red wines from the Constantia farms. This box will vary each month and be updated with latest releases and our best selling reds. On purchase of this case of wines Constantia Wines will add you as a Wine club member and offer you special prices on the wines included in this box for the month ahead! A fantastic way to journey through a variety of Red wines from the Constantia f...

How to Keep Chickens at Home

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 Browns that are looked after by farmer Christo. We collect their eggs daily to be served at Babeland the Green

Don’t Assume a False Alarm!

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 off and how everyone just carried on about their business. Sooner or later we could pay a high price for that casual response of annoyance and irrita

The most expensive streets, suburbs and estates in Cape Town

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 Cape and pinned the annual inflation rate at just under 4.0%, with a monthly rate of 0.27%. On...