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11/10/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Living with people can be tricky. So tricky in fact it may make you want to kill your roommate! But why is sharing a room so challenging? Here are 11 things that will drive you insane 1. The Late Night Chat. Chatting into the early hours of the morning will only last so long before […]

13/09/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

To look cool, be hip and in touch with the world you have to have all the gadgets, right? Wrong – especially with the weakened rand. The cost of imports What people don’t realise is voracious spending comes at a cost, increasing the demand for imported goods, South Africa’s unemployment and deepening the Rand woes. The […]

09/08/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Once upon a time… Kezi and Frankie, best friends since high school, needed to find a home, fast! But that involved more issues than Vogue! Kezi was in her last year at college studying antique furniture restoration. At night, she worked at The Big Carrot, the town’s famous, organic, vegetarian restaurant. Frankie, meanwhile, was living […]

12/07/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

  Increase your income -it’s a good way to fight inflation. There are a number of ways you can legally acquire extra cash. Renting out a spare room or cottage you may have is one. As we’re in the business of putting landlords and tenants together we want to help you make sure you’re doing […]

14/06/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 and since then our daily habits have been changed unrecognisably. No longer do we clutch bulky phones to our ears and hope for a strong signal. Instead, we are ever connected to the world around us through these seemingly simple devices that have taken over life as we know […]

10/05/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

In our last blog about How to Survive Inflation, we said that people who stop expecting the government to supply all their needs and make a plan for themselves, survive inflation. Ten years ago, people said the cost of petrol would never reach double digits. Think of what you pay for petrol today – between […]

09/05/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

FREE use for all All registered members of TheRoomLink can now use the website, and contact any other users via the website, completely FREE! It is really free? Yes!  Completely free.  The only chargeable items on the site are Lease Agreements & Contracts, which are provided by a third party. We have no control over what they […]

13/04/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

People who survive inflation are those who stop expecting the government to supply all their needs and make a plan for themselves. As everyone knows, South Africa’s economy is in dire straits with few signs of recovery in the near future. Inflation is increasing constantly. During inflation, prices rise – they inflate. Sometimes the actions […]

06/04/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Moving out of your childhood home is a rite of passage that some can’t wait for and others hope will never happen. Those who are excited about finishing high school and leaving home to start their tertiary studies, soon find their excitement squashed by the difficulty of finding a place to live.  To help you […]

30/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Since its launch in July 2006, Twitter has become one of the top social media networks in the world. It is the place to stay up to date with what is hot and happening by following people you want to hear from and keeping up to date with news happening around you. Here are some of […]

23/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Getting housemates and doing house shares are the latest evolution in accommodation and professionals are leaping on the bandwagon. The two main reasons for this trend are the cost of living and companionship without romantic entanglements. Having housemates is much cheaper and more fun than living on your own. How do you go about finding the […]

16/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Things Are Different Here If you are moving to South Africa as an expat or an intern you’re going to learn quite quickly that things are different in Africa. The Time Forget what you know about time. African time basically consists of ‘now’, ‘now-now’, and ‘just now’. ‘Now’ is pretty much a foreign concept. A […]

09/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

What is an app anyway? An app is, for all intents and purposes, a shortcut to one of your favourite sites on the internet. Without an app you have to endure the tedious process of finding the site the laborious way. And you know what I mean – once you’ve opened up your internet browser […]

02/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Life is so short.  You know you should be planning next week’s groceries, remembering to mow the lawn or help the twins look for student accommodation for next year …. but you just need to get the chores out the way so you can relax with a cup of tea and catch up on your […]

24/02/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

South Africa’s roots in the farming community are strong and as vibrant as ever! Many large provincial shows, like the Rand Easter Show, began life as an agricultural festival. Here are a few of the agricultural shows and festivals around the country. As things change easily and rapidly, please check the festival’s own website before […]

17/02/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Whether you’re still at school, off to university or just need to be more efficient at work … you don’t need a deadline screaming at you to know that a shortcut is a wonderful thing. You might only be saving a few seconds each time you use one, but they add up and eventually you’ll […]