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Covert 19 forced people to work from home. Many people inquire whether this can be made a permanent ruling. The answer to that resides with the definitions provided in the relevant town -planning scheme or land use rights on a specific property.

A home-based office is defined as a HOME ENTERPRISE. This means the practice of an activity, business, hobby or occupation in a dwelling, with the aim of deriving an income therefrom.

In general terms the conditions under which a Home Enterprise may be operated on is –

a. Only one bona fide occupant who shall reside permanently in the dwelling-unit.

b. A maximum of 30% of the gross floor area of the dwelling unit. (Permission may be obtained to use an area not exceeding 60 with the local authorities consent).

c. The display of one sign showing only the name of the occupant intended in a condition of the Local Council hereof, the address and the telephone number and the nature of the home enterprise.

d. The storage of goods of whatever nature, reasonably essential for such home enterprise, within the area, contemplated in Condition of the Local Council hereof.

e. The display of goods is not visible from the outside.

f. The loading and off-loading of goods by means of a private motor vehicle or commercial vehicle with a mass not exceeding 3 500 kg (loading capacity included), and of which only one such vehicle may be parked regularly at the dwelling-unit out of sight from the street.

g. One parking space per 25 m² or portion thereof shall be provided on the property.

h. Only in thee case of a dwelling-house on property zoned “Residential 1”; “Agricultural”; or “Undetermined” may a maximum of two persons be employed, whether on the property or off the property

i. Noxious Industries and Industries are not permitted.

j. Some businesses are excluded mainly where there will be health and safety issues, noise pollution, be applicable.


Flexible work is the future work. With companies all over the world asking their employees to work from home, remote work has become the new normal for global businesses and enterprise employers. Some of the benefits of working from home for employers and employees can include improved well-being and lower costs. 

In this article, we’ll break down some of the other benefits of remote working and offer some tips on how to hire remote employees who are a good fit for your organization. 

Remote working advantages for enterprise employers 

To be clear, there are remote working advantages and disadvantages. However, with software solutions that streamline communication and improve daily workflows, managing a distributed workforce has never been easier. 

The biggest remote working advantages for enterprise employers all revolve around employee well-being, daily operations, and revenue. Here’s what working home can do for you and your team: 

1. Communication is more efficient 

2. Productivity increases 

3. Save on team building events 

4. Employee health and wellness improves 

Benefits of remote working for employees

The benefits of remote working for employees include the freedom to choose. Here’s how they can improve their lives and still be productive while working from home: 

1. Work and live anywhere.

2. Have flexible hours.

3. Eliminate or reduce commuting. 


4. Accommodate special needs. Remote working for employees with physical

disabilities and mental health concerns can drastically improve their lives.

To formally re-locate your office as a HOME ENTERPRISE contact The Studio Practice,, to confirm the STATUS of your property.


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