art of the R246 million upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla included a cluster of 21 houses 1km away. These three-room “bachelor units” cost R136.5 million – an eye-watering R6.5 million each.
What does R6.5 million get property buyers around the country these days? City Press went house-hunting to find property purchases that would have provided more bang for the country’s buck. Incidentally, most of the properties we found are also equipped with “fire pools”.
BETTER THAN NKANDLA? What about this home in Atholl, Sandton, which is on sale for R6m? It has four bedrooms and comes complete with a braai room
LOFTY APARTMENT This R6.5m, two-bedroom apartment overlooks a canal at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town