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CityPress - - News - BIÉNNE HUIS­MAN bi­enne.huis­man@city­press.co.za

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

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