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I am involved in Web Training, Development and Digital Marketing: Blogging, Ecommerce, Email Marketing, Google Ads, Social Media Marketing, SEO - Search Engine Optimization and WordPress. My main website https://webtrainingjohannesburg.com/ lists the various Training Courses and my hobby website https://fitandfunnow.com is about health and fitness.

An Inexpensive Cell Phone for Seniors - Nokia 105 AE

An Inexpensive Cell Phone for Seniors – Nokia 105 AE

I needed to get an easy to operate cell phone for my dad. Having lots of features would defeat the purpose. My dad is not interested in WiFi/ WhatsApp, etc… The phone a senior needs should have the following features: On a Google search I found a number of phones. I purchased the Nokia 105 […]

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500W is being Produced by our Solar Panels

500W is being Produced by our Solar Panels | Going Green

It is 9am and there is a power outage i.e. no electricity is provided by the electricity grid. Currently it is sunny and our house is relying 100% on the solar installation (solar panels and inverter) for the fridge, freezer, computer, WiFi and gate motor. In South Africa, power outages continue on a daily basis.

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We are 90%+ OFF the Electricity Grid

Intro – We are 90%+ OFF the Electricity Grid We are basically off the grid. Our household is now off the electricity grid for all the lights* (indoor as well as outdoor lights); fridge, freezer, WiFi and the desktop computer (which means we don’t need electricity from the municipality for the internet, WhatsApp, etc…) and

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Do Not Buy an Inverter with a Gel Battery

Do Not Buy an Inverter with a Gel Battery

Intro Having to replace a gel battery every year at a price of R3000/ battery is costly. If you are going to use an Inverter go for a lithium battery. It is double the cost but it lasts many more times when compared to a gel battery. My Experience I purchased a 850VA/ 600W pure

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Chamberlain Strubens Valley - Excellent Service

Chamberlain Strubens Valley – Excellent Service

I visited Chamberlain Strubens Valley this morning as I needed a few hardware items. I was surprised by our huge the store is and was also pleasantly surprised by the excellent service received from the various staff members. Chamberlain Strubens Valley is big, very well organised and very clean. There is a huge carpark and

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Johannesburg Residents with PV solar systems will soon be able to feed back their excess power to the grid

Johannesburg Residents with PV solar systems will soon be able to feed back their excess power to the grid

The move to pay solar users for excess electricity follows similar measures introduced in Australia in 2008 and closer to home in the City of Cape Town last month. Feed-in tariffs for residential generation in Cape Town is expected in 2024. A feed-in tariff (FiT) is a credit you can receive for any unused electricity

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12 hrs Usage Time for Solar LED Flood Lights

12 hrs Usage Time for Solar LED Flood Lights | Save Energy | Get OFF the Grid

Intro The good news is that 3 of our solar lights stay on for over 12 hours. We are now in winter. Last night the lights automatically switched on at about 6 pm and they were on the whole night until 6:45 this morning – amazing! Not all our solar lights last that long just

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Why You Should Use Electricity Sub Metering if You Have a Tenant

Why You Should Use Electricity Sub Metering if You Have a Tenant

Intro First the good news: yesterday I received confirmation from Meter Mate that the payment for our tenant’s electricity from 1st June to the 30th June had been duly deposited into our bank account. Dealing with Meter Mate has been a breeze👍👌👏. I don’t want to go into a long drawn article but I would

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How to Prevent Thieves from Breaking into Electricity Boxes in your Street - Image courtesy of Murphy NO CRIME: +27 72 662 7463

How to Prevent Thieves from Breaking into Electricity Boxes in your Street

It is happening all over Johannesburg. Thieves break into electricity boxes, steal metal components and sell them to scrap dealers for a pittance. In the meantime affected residences are left without electricity for days on end… until City Power replaces the stolen parts. What is the electricity box on the street called? A power box

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12 Household Essentials to Cope with Power Outages in South Africa

12 Household Essentials to Cope with Power Outages in South Africa

Intro Load shedding continues unabated for hard-hit South Africans, and is set to get even worse in the coming weeks. South Africans are enduring ‘Stage 6 Load Shedding’ (10 hours without electricity every 24 hours) and experts forecast the power outages to increase to Stages 8 and possibly stage 10. The constant power cuts wreak

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