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Renewed focus on health and safety in the mining industry.

Renewed focus on health and safety in the mining industry.

A health and safety working group has been established by the five major stakeholders in the South African mining industry. Mining Innovation News reported that companies - including industry giant AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. - had formed the group in order to tackle the...

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Frustrated by flea bites? Our guide to flea control

Frustrated by flea bites? Our guide to flea control

Ah, that all too familiar sensation. Whether you’ve recently cuddled a furry friend or holidayed in some questionable accommodation, few things are as irritating as being on the receiving end of flea bites. Unfortunately, catching the culprits can be difficult, to...

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Powder post beetle – the ticking time-bomb of pests.

Powder post beetle – the ticking time-bomb of pests.

What do gleaming wooden floors, an original Art Deco drinks trolley and a bag of braai wood have in common? They’re all potential homes of powder post beetles. Older South African homes typically consist of timber structures. Supporting beams, wooden decks or floors,...

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An introduction to soil poisoning for first-time home builders

An introduction to soil poisoning for first-time home builders

You’ve dreamt about this moment for years. Owning your very own piece of prime property and building the home of your dreams is about to become a reality. Before your abode starts to take shape however, it’s wise to do a bit of research about the not-so-glamourous...

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Our top tips to home cleaning the green way.

Our top tips to home cleaning the green way.

The pungent smell of bleach and anti-bacterial sprays once signalled a sparkling clean abode. Today, home cleaning methods hark back to the days when industrious housekeepers made their own home cleaning solutions. As families seek safer, more environmentally-friendly...

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