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Before Buying Into Sectional Title – Ask Yourself ….

If you are buying into a sectional title, the more you know about this type of title, the more likely you are to protect your investment. Here are some questions you need to ask.

What exactly am I buying?
When you buy into a sectional title scheme you are buying a composite thing called a “unit”. A unit consists of a section together with a share in the common property. A section is an area which you own exclusively (townhouse or apartment) to the median line of the walls, floors and ceilings. The common property is an area which you will co-own with all other section owners and includes all areas of the scheme which are not included in the sections such as driveways, entrance foyers, stairs etc.

Can I participate in the management of the scheme?
Buying a unit in a sectional title scheme comes with automatic membership to the governing body of the scheme, called the body corporate. Membership is mandatory so even if you are a buy-to-let owner you, as owner, are the member of the body corporate and not your tenant

What costs will I be responsible for?
All costs related to your section, which you own exclusively, are for your own account, the common property (driveway, garden, roof, etc) is not your exclusive financial responsibility. All costs related to the common property, which is co-owned by all owners, as well as all payments for the general running of the scheme are paid by the body corporate from its levy fund.

How do the rules of the scheme restrict the use of my unit?
Every sectional title scheme is governed by the Act but each scheme may have different management and conduct rules which are in place to regulate the way the scheme is run and the way in which the owners and occupiers behave. All owners and occupiers are bound by the scheme’s rules so even if you are a buy-to-let investor you are responsible for ensuring that your tenants are aware of the rules and abide by them. The rules of a scheme can be incredibly restrictive and therefore it is essential that you read and understand the rules before committing to being bound by them when buying into the scheme.

Is the scheme financially sound?
Have the scheme’s financials been audited? Maybe a “special levy” is due to be paid and the Estate Agent hasn’t told you!

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Worm farming

If you one of those individuals who are interested in saving the environment and gardening, then you need to continue reading this article.

Worm farming is another term for worm compost and vermiculture is the technical word for it. it is a great way of getting reed of your food scraps.
Worm farming uses the same principles as composting, but does not generate heat, making it cold composting. This form of composting, produces what is called vermicast and worm tea which have high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compared to ordinary soil. If you decide to get into worm farming ,Red wigglers are recommended. These worms survive on organic matters. So when you start off feed them, scrap foods like fruit peelings, hair clippings, vacuum dust, tea leaves and tea bags, egg shells and veggie scraps and peels. You should avoid feeding them foods containing high protein, animal products, oily foods, bread, uncooked onion or garlic or any dry foods. The food/scrap that these worms eat become compost as they pass through worms body. Only use vegetarian scraps when feeding the worms. Meat and other fatty foods will produce and attract pest like insects.
The time frame and life expectancy of these worms is based on a proper environment. Because worms are hermaphrodites, any one of the can reproduce if they are of the same species. These worms can produce about 12 babies per week. Baby worms mature in about 4 to 6 weeks and live for about a year, meaning you will have mature breeders after 6 weeks. If you want to stimulate reproduction feed the worms more egg shells or high calcium foods.
Worm farming is not only easy and cheap to use, you also get free compost and plant food, less waste goes into dumps and your garbage bins do not smell as bad. Worm farming provides an easy opportunity for you to enrich the soil your flower and vegetable gardens.

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Blonde jokes

This blonde walked into a party store and asked the cashier if he had a hanger or something to unlock her car because she locked her keys in the car. He nodded and handed her a hanger. She thanked him and went outside to set to work. A little while later the cashier decided to check on her and saw her working at it and another blonde in the car was saying “a little to the left…no, a little to the right…”

There was a blonde who found herself sitting next to a Lawyer on an airplane. The lawyer just kept bugging the blonde wanting her to play a game of intelligence. Finally, the lawyer offered her 10 to 1 odds, and said every time the blonde could not answer one of his questions, she owed him R5, but every time he could not answer hers, he’d give her R50.00. The lawyer figured he could not lose, and the blonde reluctantly accepted.
The lawyer first asked, “What is the distance between the Earth and the nearest star?”
Without saying a word the blonde handed him R5. then the blonde asked, “What goes up a hill with 3 legs and comes back down the hill with 4 legs?”
Well, the lawyer looked puzzled. He took several hours, looking up everything he could on his laptop and even placing numerous air-to-ground phone calls trying to find the answer. Finally, angry and frustrated, he gave up and paid the blonde $50.00.
The blonde put the R50 into her purse without comment, but the lawyer insisted, “What is the answer to your question?”
Without saying a word, the blonde handed him R5.

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Trident – Building to do

This feature helps you keep track of what you (or your staff) have done on the monthly accounts and what still needs to be done. BUILDING TO-DO checks off (✓) what you have already done, i.e. generated electricity usage or if you don’t generate electricity usage the event will be crossed out (X) or it will be open if it still needs to be done. still needs to be done.

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Trident – Reports

Trident is able to generate full reports such as transaction batch, age analysis, audit trail, levy roll, statements (with your logo) with or without utility usage, graphs or VAT. Other reports include debtor transaction history, bank statements, out standing balance with notes, owners insurance list, credit control letters, budget variance reports and other letters and notices.

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Important people.

The Pope had just finished a tour of the East Coast and was
taking a limousine to the airport.
Having never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he
could drive for awhile. Well, the chauffeur didn’t
have much of a choice, so the chauffeur climbs in the back
of the limo and the Pope takes the wheel.
The Pope proceeds to hop on 95 and starts accelerating to see what
the limo could do. Well he gets to about 90 mph and, WHAM! There are
the blue lights of our friendly State Patrol in his mirror.
He pulls over and the trooper comes to his window. Well the
trooper, seeing who it was, says “just a moment please I need
to call in.”
The trooper radio’s in and asks for the chief. He tells the chief
“I’ve got a REALLY important person pulled over and I need
to know what to do.”
The chief replies “Who is it, not Ted again?” The trooper says, ”
No, even more important.” The chief replies, “It’s the Governor, is it?”,
the trooper replies “No, even more important.” “It’s isn’t
the President is it?” “No, more important”, replies the trooper.
“Well WHO the HECK is it “, screams the chief.
“I don’t know” says the trooper. “But he’s got the Pope as a chauffeur.”

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Biodiversity

I personally do not think that ‘going green’ is limited to saving water/energy, recycling, minimizing your waste, etc. I think that one should also be aware of the biodversity that surrounds them and try by all means to protect it. We could start by purchasing products that have not been tested on animals and donating pet food to your local spca or animal shelter.

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Electronic waste

How many times have you replaced a house hold appliance or cell phone or computer and where do you dispose of the old ones. Did you know that this waste is called e-waste?
E-waste describes loosely discarded surplus, obsolete or broken electronic devices. E-waste includes ICT equipment, consumer electronics and small/large house hold appliances. A rapid change in technology, low initial cost, and planned obsolescene have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of e-waste around the globe. We do not want to throw our e-waste in landfills because it usually contains hazardous toxic materials such as lead. CFC’s, mercury and arsenic will eventually become part of our food-chain if we dump our electronic waste in landfills. Electronic waste contains both hazardous and valuable materials. Recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve enough risk to workers and communities, great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes. Informal processing of electronic waste can cause serious health and pollution problems. Contaminates such as lead, mercury, brominated and flame retardants can find their way into landfill sites.
Majority of e-waste is disposed of in landfills, where it can eventually create health problems through human exposure. Currently less than 10% of e-waste produced is reused or recycled. 80% of the worlds e-waste is transported to Asia and most of it winds up in China.
The best thing for you to do is ensure that your e-waste is taken to places it can be properly disposed of.
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Riddle me that.

I found some Really interesting riddles that had me scratching my head for a while. Try figure the riddles out before following the link.

1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three
rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of
assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t
eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over
5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out
together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when
you throw it away ?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words
Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

5. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious as to just how quickly
you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and
plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing
is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think
about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at
it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

answers
1. The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
That one was easy, right?
2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband,
developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung).
3. Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.
4. Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and
tomorrow!
5. The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English
language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.

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