Annetjie Coetsee is a practising Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, operating from both the Cape Town and Helderberg branches of STBB. Her responsibilities include: Director of STBB, branch head of Somerset West office, Executive member and head of the Development Law Unit. The specialized Development Law Unit has nine specialists addressing development requirements in the fields of planning law, environmental law, construction law, renewable energy law and, very importantly, local government law. She is a practicing Conveyancer (dealing with a conglomerate of property related matters such as sectional titles, developments, bonds, transfers and municipal work for local councils). Although she specialises in conveyancing she is a family law attorney, with a special interest in the constitutional law aspects regarding children’s rights. She is part of the marketing department and takes care of the brand development on a national level. Annetjie is further responsible for compliance and reporting initiatives. She is involved with substantial research activities relating to the property market and property investment and communicates interesting and relevant facts to her clients and the media, conducts Legal Updates for banks and estate agents. Her knowledge and insurmountable experience in the property market and connections with key roleplayers in the property industry makes her an invaluable ally to any property investor.

Video Article | Are there rules regarding the caging of gas bottles in the Western Cape Province?

Home gas appliances have of late become very popular and with Eskom’s continued problems adding incentive to do so, this will undoubtedly remain the case. From the legislature’s point of view, gas installations must comply with prescribed safety standards and for this purpose, regulations have been issued under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to which gas installations generally, including in residential homes, must comply.

The question whether all gas bottles must be caged is not addressed in the regulations. There are, however, general safety guidelines in the industry and specifically in the Western Cape.