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Veggie patch for autumn

Move over, spring. Autumn is the most beautiful of all seasons! Especially if you planned your garden well and now have a good selection of maple trees, with leaves just waiting to burst into the spectacular show of autumn colours. If you (sadly) …

Property 2013

According to the experts, the state of the South African property market at the beginning of 2013 is slightly rosier, but remains overcast. While the sector is recovering from the sad stagnation of 2008, there are simply not all that many buyers, not …

Gadget of the week: Smart cameras

Camera technology has come a long way in the last thirty years, with a steady progression being made from analogue, film cameras of yesteryear to faster, lighter and more sophisticated digital cameras. The first attempt at building an entirely digital …

Kitchen, so pretty

The very mention of the term “kitchen” brings to the mind straight, smooth, shiny surfaces. In other words, an antiseptic and impersonal look. But it does not have to be like that. You can have it all: a kitchen with all the modern paraphernalia that at …

Which TV to watch?

When buying a new TV one is confronted by a barrage of technical jargon, abbreviations, acronyms and other technical lexicon, leaving many of us asking the question, what does this all mean? This guide sets out to explain some of the nuances of buying a …

Kruger Rands

If the thought of investing in gold appeals to you, consider investing in Kruger Rands.  Kruger Rands are bullion coins, meaning that their wealth is gauged from their metallic composition rather than their rarity of occurrence (which is the case with …

Proteas, indigenous plants of South Africa

Written by: Seeds for Africa The South African Floristic region is one of the world’s 6 recognised floristic regions. Commonly known as the Cape Floristic Region, the region covers the Western Cape and extends eastwards into the Eastern Cape. This …

The Mandela treasure

Every once in a while a truly unique, one-of-a-kind, item finds it's way onto bidorbuy for sale.  February 20 - 2013 - was one such day. That's when an amazing listing opened on the site: the so-called Mandela Treasure. The Mandela Treasure consists …