Life in the ‘burbs vs living eKasi is worlds apart. The experiences are different. eKasi has birthed many of South Africa’s raw talent. It’s a way of life that is authentic. There’s a sense of community and ubuntu that cannot be compared.
The adage “it takes a village” to raise a child is deeply ingrained in what life in eKasi is all about. Help is always around.
On the flip side, life in urban areas is independent. It can feel like it’s you against the world, especially if you’re new to the city. It’s a hustle like no other. You compete with the endless standards of comfort living that “society” pushes. New car. Bigger place. Conforming to the lifestyle of bar-hopping, dining out and life of the city dreamers.
Proximity to facilities
Being close to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is a perk, especially if you can also walk to some of these hot spots and have a short commute to work. eKasi can easily walk to the Spaza shop and still get all the supplies that a family needs.
In the burbs, children don’t just meet and play – there needs to be a play date that the parents organize. While eKasi there are no dates that parents need to set up, children can play.
eKasi, there is freedom in terms of which colour palette would one want to paint their house. Every community establishes its own ‘theme’ in respect of design, layout, materials used, and colour and rules of maintaining the intended look and feel will directly impact the value of a property.
Fine dining is a nice treat from time to time, however, nothing beats having chesa nyama, maotwana, magwinya and Nama ya hloho any time of the day. eKasi cuisine is in high demand, but we also ensure that we keep the economic flow moving. Kasi cuisine is only eKasi in town fast food joints rule when one wants to have a quick bite.
Codes of conduct
People have the right to expect certain degrees of anonymity, harmony, and tranquillity in their society. The city is made up of people of various ages, backgrounds, belief systems, and laws governing the general behaviour of all residents must provide a basic level of conduct in areas such as music, equipment usage, and pet control, among others.
Affordability: Kasi can be very affordable. From food and drinks to car washes and salons. So while we love living in the burbs, we can’t deny that kasi is where it is at when it comes to affordability.
Security and safety regulations
Having a dog in the yard is a form of security for many people living eKasi. Like in urban areas, the community owns animals; however, the homeowner bears the sole responsibility for protection. Most people who want to live in a safe estate do so for added security. Entry and egress control guarantees transparency.
You will meet people from all walks of life with one goal: having fun. No one seems to care about how much money you have. Everyone wants to come together and have a good laugh over some drinks. Ubuntu is very rife in your hometown; when you need assistance with anything, someone is always ready to help.