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Building a house on a budget

Dear Jonno I regularly read your column in Farmer’s Weekly and like your work. I far...

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Tented getaway for campers

I received a call from Johan, a resident of east Pretoria, who wants to construct a tented geta...

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Farming lessons from Poland

I have previously written about the serious threat posed to the future of agriculture because y...

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Understanding Controlled Foreign Companies rules

This legislation is used to tax people in one country who have shares in a company in another c...

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Fireproofing your thatched roof

Gill, Adele and Dick gave me a call to see the proposed development site on their 5 000ha game ...

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Lesotho and SA farmers face similar challenges

I was reminded recently that many of the challenges faced by our country’s farmers are, if no...

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5 cottage designs to choose from

Dear Jonno I am situated in Aliwal North, and want to construct a one- bedroom cottage of 36m&s...

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In Mike Mlengana we trust

South Africa’s agriculture sector breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Mike M...

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Wine-tasting cellar & pub with a view

A client, Peter, is keen to add public facilities to his lodge in the White Mountain area of th...

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Special Economic Zones: well worth considering

The incentives offered by Special Economic Zones offer substantial benefits for companies and l...

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A stylish wedding venue in KZN

Dear Jonno I am looking to build a wedding facility in my hometown in KwaZulu-Natal. I would li...

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SA agriculture sector remains in recession

Recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data points to a negative growth of a seasonally adjusted an...