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Cut power bills 40 % by switching to “green” lighting such as LEDs – Philips

Connected lighting: each luminaire has its own IP address....

Loadshedding: 8 myths debunked

He recommends a basic power audit to prioritise needs and make an educated decision....

Survive or Thrive during the Blackouts – The Complete Guide

The blackouts are rolling and by all indications they won’t be getting better any time soon. PM decided that there are more productive ways to...

Join the homebrew revolution

Making your own beer is easier than you think. Here’s how to join the homebrew revolution...

Everything you need to know about LED lightbulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle? Here's a primer that addresses your concerns and helps you navigate the dazzling array of LED lightbulbs...

First glass: building a DIY valve amplifier from scratch

I’d just finished – finally – building a valve amp under the watchful eye of its designer, Karel Mars...

Smartphone apps for home improvement

For today’s homeowner, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. Here are some apps worthy of...

Getting creative with metal: PM tackles a welding design course

Under the tutelage of internationally renowned South African artist and sculptor Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube, Sean Woods tackles a welding design course...

Novasun solar water heating system aims to eliminate the glitches

Robust, locally developed Novasun hybrid solar water heating system gets set to shine...

A brief history of dad advice

A brief history of dad advice by Amanda Green. From Ancient Greece to 2012...

Fatherly DIY advice

Fatherly DIY advice

PM visited hardware and home-improvement stores in Lawrence, Kansas (the centre of the world, according to Google Earth), to ask patrons what their dad told...

What my father taught me: Mike Rowe

What my father taught me: Mike Rowe The Eagle Scout and Dirty Jobs star on learning how to fell trees and prepare firewood....

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