Treat your water right

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

Whether you’re treating rainwater or waste water, grey or black (or whichever other colour) – it’s important that you leave it to the professionals

As we all become ever more aware of our country’s water scarcity issues with the passing time, water treatment is taking off in popularity. But never mind just the fact that we’re fast running out of water, the water we do have, isn’t as reliable as it used to be as municipalities struggle to keep up with urbanisation (and a plethora of other reasons/excuses). More and more people are moving away from the grid, becoming self-sufficient, taking water treatment into their own hands. From rainwater harvesting to onsite black and grey water treatment plants – it’s all about sustainability and saving as much money as possible these days. But no matter where your water comes from, if not treated properly, the consequences can be severe. A job best left to the professionals.


South Africa is facing a water emergency

 Compiled by Daniella Favis for Fix Shack’s Home Inspirations. Source: Eyewitness News.

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Over the past two weeks, especially after the death of four protestors over water shortages in the North West, the country has started talking about water much more seriously. As a result, Eyewitness News decided to conduct an investigation into the water conditions South Africans are forced to live with. This is what they found:


CPA starts biting – beware!


A local retail wholesaler is being sued for R22 million under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) for lack of safety involving non-compliant ladders.


DIY versus hiring a contractor

You’ve spent a few months collecting home design ideas from magazines and the internet, and now you’re ready to renovate. But you’re plagued by the following decision: Do you hire a builder? Or is this the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a DIY project?


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Prevent unnecessary deaths or serious injury by knowing what you can and can’t do in and around your home. Some tasks require registered contractors to do the work.