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What are backyard rentals and how can you make this work for you?

What are backyard rentals and how can you make this work for you?

Buying property and renting it out to tenants has always been a solid investment in South Africa, but it’s not the only kind of rental you could be investing in. There has been an emergence of another kind of housing type, and that is backyard rentals, which is...
Creating partnerships for growth

Creating partnerships for growth

When it comes to business growth and expansion, relationships are essential. You need to have good relationships with your customers so they keep coming back to use your services. You also need solid relationships with suppliers to keep your business moving. Most...
Easy ways to track electricity usage

Easy ways to track electricity usage

Citiq Prepaid meters allow for complete transparency between landlords and tenants in terms of tracking electricity and water usage. For tenants who are renting and being charged a lump sum for electricity and water without really knowing how much was true usage,...
Transparency: The ultimate commodity in 2020

Transparency: The ultimate commodity in 2020

Markets are destabilised. Economies are mercurial. Businesses are floundering. And the world is steadying itself, slowly, on foundations defined by the uncertainty of the global pandemic. This is not an easy time to build a business. However, there is one thing that...
Hit the post-lockdown ground running

Hit the post-lockdown ground running

Want to hit the ground running? It makes sense. For most contractors, the past few months have been complicated, slow and difficult to navigate. As lockdown restrictions ease and customers start to revisit their planning, things are going to speed up, fast. This is...
What defines differentiation?

What defines differentiation?

Differentiation. It’s a word that has risen to the surface over the course of 2020. A word that has marked the rapid race of sector, company and industry to reinvent their offerings and refocus their customer markets in the wake of global shutdowns and economic...
Incentivising property development with sub-metering solutions

Incentivising property development with sub-metering solutions

Real estate has a new frontier to explore, one defined by lockdowns and the impact of the pandemic. As people slowly emerge from lengthy stays behind closed doors, their priorities and approaches to home living and purchasing have changed. Across the world, there has...
Why is electricity usage measured in kWh?

Why is electricity usage measured in kWh?

Have you ever wondered why electricity is measured in kWh when all it actually is, is energy? Most people are quite comfortable when it comes to measuring energy in calories or kilojoules (kj), such as when ‘counting calories’ for a new diet or ‘burning kilojoules’ on...