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Outside Boardmans from 23 to 25 March. For more information please visit the Boardwalk Inkwazi Information and Tourism Hub outside Woolworths.

Spend R200 or more and stand a chance to win a share of

in Prizes Inkwazi Kids Tech Area

Visit us outside Boardmans from 10:00 – 14:00 on 25 March. Grantleigh School will be hosting a Robotics demo.

Junior Maestro Chef Competition

On 24 March Entry forms available at the Boardwalk Inkwazi Information and Tourism Hub outside Woolworths.

Home and Tech exhibitions from 23 to 25 March throughout the centre from 09:00 to 14:00 each day

We do not remember days, we remember moments


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hether it’s removing a beehive from the top of a telecommunications tower, eradicating pests in inaccessible rural areas, or ridding low-lying areas, basements and drains of a rat infestation, look no further than Zululand Pest Control. Zululand Pest Control first opened its doors in 1969 and we have evolved over the years into a household brand name, providing exceptional service with quality products. Owner managed by Nevill Getkate and our experienced staff, we offer a complete range of pest control solutions to the industrial, domestic and commercial markets. Zululand Pest Control has vast knowledge of the local conditions and promotes the use of environmentally friendly chemicals or methods. We provide our services to many places, from north of Durban to across Zululand, from rural areas that are only accessible by 4x4 to places in urban areas. In addition, we offer pensioners a 10% discount and all Zululand Pest Control Services are guaranteed. Our company follows the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) when implementing Pest-Free Programmes for the food industry.


Our Pledge At Zululand Pest Control we are committed to: • Service excellence with out compromising safety • Conducting our business in a fair and ethical manner • Respecting the individu- al needs of all concerned • Serving our valued clients with utmost professionalism and commitment • Maintaining a high level of service. Mission Statement Zululand Pest Control is a specialised Pest Control Company which has been serving the Zululand Community and surrounding areas for 49 years. Our mission is to provide a professional and efficient service with a safe and environmentally friendly approach. Our Vision Our vision at Zululand Pest Control is to continue to be Zululand’s leading Pest Control Company in the Pest Control Industry. is to continue to be Zululand’s leading Pest Control Company in the Pest Control Industry.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR HOME LOAN? If you already have a bond and your property has increased in value since you bought it, switching your bond could allow you to access the extra value in your home. You could use this to pay off expensive short term debt at a lower interest rate – or renovate your home to make it the “dream home” you always wanted. Talk to us and let us show you how easy switching can be. KENNETH HANA Senior Property Finance Consultant 082 631 9645 JUANITA DERCKSEN Property Finance Consultant 083 231 3955

Terms and Conditions apply. Please refer to our website for further details: SA Home Loans is a Registered Credit Provider. Registration Number NCRCP1735.


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Our goal is create you a space that works well Above All Ceiling and Partitioning Systems , owned by Sasha Naidoo, was established in February 2010 having just celebrated

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last month. Since day one Above All has grown from strength to strength making a positive and professional impact on residential and commercial properties and businesses in KZN. In 2016 Above All moved to bigger premises as they expanded from ceilings and partitioning to

include interior decor, lighting with a wide range of doors and flooring. They have a

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of 13 who set out each day to attend to individuals personalized attention making each job unique and of the highest quality with professional finishes and installation expertise. They also supply and install dry walling and ceilings.

Come and view their showroom at

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that would finish off your interior and that will enable you to decorate the space of your dreams.

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Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order


Must costs follow the result in Labour Court disputes? “I’m unemployed because my fixed-term contract was not renewed by my employer. I referred a dispute to the CCMA but was unsuccessful there. My attorney does feel there is merits in taking the matter on review to the Labour Court, but has warned me that it may be expensive and there is no guarantee that even if I win my case, that my legal costs will be paid by the employer. Is this really correct? I always thought that the unsuccessful party must pay the successful party’s costs?”


o clarify the rule of practice that ‘cost orders follow the result’, or plainly put, that the unsuccessful party must pay the costs of litigation, our Constitutional Court recently reviewed this rule of practice in the context of labour matters heard in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. The Constitutional Court found that this rule of practice does not automatically govern the making of orders of costs in the Labour Court or Labour Appeal Court as the relevant statutory provision outlined in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 requires that orders of costs in the Labour Courts are to be made in accordance with the requirements of the law and fairness. This means that our Labour Courts, when considering the making of a cost order, must seek to strike a fair balance between on the one hand, not unduly discouraging workers, employers, trade unions and employers’ organisations from approaching the Labour Courts and on the other hand, limiting parties to bring frivolous cases to the Labour Courts that should not be heard. This means that our Labour Courts have a discretion, whereby they must take considerations, such as amongst others, law and fairness, into account when considering whether a cost order should be awarded or not, and not simply let the costs follow the result. It accordingly does open the door for the possibility that even if successful, a party may not be able to recover its costs from the other party. Our recommendation is to discuss the risk of this with your attorney before deciding to proceed with a review application to the Labour Court.

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Retrenchment is a dismissal


n this instance the dismissal is for operational reasons that may include the financial decline of the business, or the loss of client contracts. You have the right to fight for your job, and once you are aware of retrenchment, you should immediately speak to your credit providers who may put payment plans into place. ‘It is important at this stage to avoid increasing your debt due to stress purchases or any mismanagement of funds received during the process. Speak to a registered, qualified advisor on how best to utilize whatever funds you may have,’ says Anba ‘Paddy’ Padayachee of A Padayachee & Associates. Your rights You are entitled, by law, to severance pay. This should be one weeks pay for every completed year of service. You should be paid out in full for any annual leave due to you, and your notice pay should be between one week and four weeks (depending on your employment contract, which varies from employer to

Under administration? Debt review? Too many loan accounts and you want to pay them off? employer). You may be eligible for a ‘prorata’ annual bonus, depending on your contract, and are also entitled to your pension payout package. However, it is advisable that you not cash this out unless absolutely critical. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is there to assist you in the event of the loss of your job, if you are registered and paid up by your company. Look to the future It is important to stay positive during this time and concentrate on the future. Concentrate on maintaining a clean credit record during this time by contacting a registered and reputable advisor to assist

in the steps needed in order to ensure your creditors are aware of your change in employment status, and steps have been taken to ensure your debt is professionally managed. ‘It is important to remember that the more time you spend out of the work market, the harder it will be to become re-employed,’ advises Padayachee. ‘As hard as it is, try to remember that retrenchment is often beneficial to your future, as you are forced to look at other opportunities, and this could ultimately be good for growing your skill set and enhancing your career path.’

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Celebrating Women Past, Present and Future. . .

8 March

If you are thinking of selling or buying your home ‌ or if renting seems to be a better option . . . We are here to help you every step of the way ! Veldenvlei

R 1.360.000

Value for money, a lovely 3 bedroom home w/2 granny flats for extra income or family . Olivia 061 279 6876 REF: 21RB-1580


R 2.620.000


R 1.185.000 Richem

Spacious 3 bedroom family home w/loads of potential & a renovators dream w/granny flat Larry 081 422 3961 REF: 21RB-1573


R 920.000

Newly renovated 3 bedroom home w/builtin cupboards, large yard,near schools & mall Adrian 061 495 0813 REF: 21RB-1484

R 2.690.000 Eshowe

R 650.000

Striking 4 bed home very near schools, landscaped-garden, ample parking, 3 garages Simphiwe 061 496 2941 REF: 21RB-1584

Heaven on earth‌ 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, massive open-plan living areas. Keshmeera 072 377 5340 REF: 21RB-1559

beautiful 3 bedroom home in Sunnydale, w/modern finishes, double garage & flatlet Venessa 071 871 2028 REF: 21RB-1549



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R 1.280.000

Well looked after 3 bedroom home w/spacious rooms & granny flat, near school Olivia 061 279 6876 REF: 21RB-1576


R 550.000

Neat 3 bedroom home for small family with 2 bathrooms, one of them ensuite. Carport. Xolisile 078 210 6257 REF: 21RB-1585

R 890.000

R 935.000

Marvelous 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse for sale. Open-plan lounge /dining, modern kitchen. Larry 081 422 3961 REF: 21RB-1582

Immaculate 2 bedroom duplex in a sought after complex w/garage & private garden . Vanessa 081 796 4587 REF: 21RB-0940



R 660.000

Well maintained 5 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms, 2 garages and beautiful garden Sibusiso 078 223 5629 REF: 21RB-1574

R 410.000

Lovely 2 bed home for small family w/space for children to play, Close to mall &school Sakhile 071 1602462 REF: 21RB-1453 | Tel. 035 789 0450|

FOCUS MAG | March 2018  

Mad Hatter Inspired

FOCUS MAG | March 2018  

Mad Hatter Inspired