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    Offer to purchase question

    If that's a rubber tree (ficus something or other) planted right next to the garage that's bad news. Highly invasive roots that cause mayhem many metres away from the plant itself.
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    Offer to purchase question

    Am I right in thinking this needs to be a sub-division rather than sectional title?
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    The homeopathic scam.

    Unless there is evidence of fever, don't give your baby medicine.
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    Fermented foods

    We start tasting after about 10-14 days - we enjoy it when it still has some crunch. It seemed to take a few days longer in the middle of winter, so I guess the ambient temperature influences things, and it will be interesting to see what happens in mid-summer. As you can tell, we are rookies at...
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    Fermented foods

    We'd never done fermenting, at least not intentionally, but at the start of lockdown we did a batch of sauerkraut as an experiment. Red cabbage, with pink Himalayan salt, and a ground-up apple (found a recipe on YouTube) in a Kilner jar. We enjoyed it and it seems foolproof so we have kept going...
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    Do you harvest rainwater?

    We had a 'first-flush' put in between where the water leaves the roof and the tanks, which collects the first 20 litres or so (which we tap off and use in the garden). It's amazing the amount of dust, bird-poo etc that collects there. By contrast, the water in our tanks is clear, clean and has...
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    Do you harvest rainwater?

    Yes, but manually, bucket system. We are in Cape Town and started doing this before the drought really hit (the signs were all there). We use almost all of our washing machine water for loo flushing, supplemented by tank water when needed. 2x 5000 litre Jojo tanks supply all our garden...
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    Woolworths Credit Card

    I got my June-August WW CC loyalty statement in the mail today and noticed they have us down as having purchased zero at WW during this entire period, with plenty of non-WW purchases. I have emailed them. Is it just me or have others had this same error? It clearly affects the amount of the voucher.
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    Webafrica installed Fibre on Friday ... Line still not active today ... no reply to any calls?

    Webafrica Helper answered and sorted out my PM'ed query in less than a day last week.
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    Woolworths Credit Card

    I got the SMS to collect my new (as in replacement for soon to be expired card) in store, so I did. On the next statement I got charged R155 courier fee. I wasn't asked if I wanted it couriered, otherwise I would have said yes, certainly at the moment. I phoned WWFS to query, more than a month...
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    Woolworths Credit Card

    I got an SMS to go and collect mine.
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    Best recipes for a bread machine

    We've had a Russell Hobbs for the last 6 years, inherited from our emigrating daughter. I'd start with one of the recipes from the manual and later on you can start experimenting. Ours has settings for lightness of crust (we use light otherwise it's a bit crusty) and size of loaf (ours has 3...
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    Offer to purchase question

    Yes, you don't want your new property unoccupied if you can possibly avoid doing so.
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    Webafrica - Double natting

    Not relating to this specific query, but I sent WA Helper a DM last week and I got a prompt response and a satisfactory resolution to the issue.
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    Face mask to breath easier when training

    Buffs have apparently been proven to be much less effective in preventing droplet dispersion than masks. Quite a few studies, if you just Google the issue. What gets me is those who think there is any point in wearing a mask or buff if it's around your chin...
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    Clarification on driver's licence expiry periods

    R140, certainly in Cape Town. They kept 1 photo, no temp licence was required. As on a different thread, fetching it 4 weeks later was by appointment on a Sunday morning at the Fish Hoek branch and was very quick - in an out in under 3 minutes. True story, did it this past Sunday, and no, we...
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    Renewing a Drivers Licence on behalf of someone else

    Yes. Fish Hoek is a 25 minute drive from home, but worth it from comparing experiences friends had elsewhere.
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    Renewing a Drivers Licence on behalf of someone else

    Collection today worked like a breeze. 3 minutes from arriving a bit early.
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    Renewing a Drivers Licence on behalf of someone else

    We went to Fish Hoek a month ago today. We had to renew 2x car licences and 1x driver's licence and were in the queues (separate for each kind) by 8.15. The car licences took 2.5 hours in the queue, the driver's was all done in under an hour, including nipping off to a local optometrist for a...
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    Rain and storm for Cpt

    Yes, that thunder around 3.40am sounded like a plane crashing. Saw 2 people earlier driving around trying to find missing cats.
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