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South Africa: Water blow for city

THE City of Tshwane must charge the homeowners association of the upmarket Blair Atholl golfing estate a special tariff for water supply as opposed to what it had been billing it for more than 10 years.  The estate, located 50km

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South Africa: Big fight between Telkom and Vodacom could leave residents without fibre

Telkom has won what it calls a “landmark” court case against Vodacom regarding the use of its infrastructure.  The case was resolved in the Western Cape High Court on 26 July, following an urgent application brought against Vodacom by Telkom.

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South Africa: Court blow for ratepayers in homeowners’ associations

It said there is not a direct link in law between the rates paid by property owners and the municipal services they receive

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South Africa: Durban tycoon loses case to gated estate

A property tycoon has lost his legal battle to overthrow what he says are “draconian” rules

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South Africa: Home owners to be charged additional levy for ombud service

Some homeowners have been told that they will soon be paying an additional levy which will go towards the Homeowners Association Ombud service. This levy will apparently depend on the value of a respective property.   Read the article………….

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Rules are rules: Pets in flats (South Africa)

Pet ownership generally creates problems in sectional title schemes and HOA run estates as many will either have conduct rules which stipulate “no pets allowed” or “one or two pets, of a small nature” but what happens when an owner

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