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Good Debt vs. Bad Debt, Know the Difference


‘Good debt’ (Noun): An investment that will appreciate and / or generate income over time. Seems that no matter what you do, its always difficult avoiding the debt trap. You could try, but you might never be able to own your own house, car or any other high value item; unless, of course, you have […]

Gumtree Extreme Refresh was a resounding success!

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Thanks to the hard work and generous hearts of our amazing Joburg Gumtreers, we’ve managed to transform the Little Pina Pina Educare Centre in just four weeks. Feedback from Mama Lorraine is that the children are so pleased with the makeover that parents are having trouble convincing them to leave in the afternoons – they […]

Fine dining in the sky


Many of us associate flying with big confusing airports, lost or damaged baggage, cramped cabins and being seated next to loud and obnoxious passengers, which ultimately ruins the experience of the flight. Airlines have picked up on this hesitation of passengers to fly and have devised clever ways to keep passengers satisfied. Not only are […]

Gumtree at a Glance

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Our amazing team at Ogilvy put together this infographic that gives you a little glimpse into the Number One Locally-Owned Website in SA. Thanks to you, we have over 7 million unique visitors every month, we’re the number 1 most trafficked website in South Africa, and we have over 800,000 Facebook likes! Thank you for […]

Looking for Extra Money?


We’re living in a time where it’s getting more and more difficult for your budget to keep up with your lifestyle. And it is not always possible for you to make cutbacks on your expenses, nor would you necessarily want to. Luckily, you do have options; you can get a second job or take out […]

Create Storage in Your Kitchen for < R,1000

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If you are longing for more space in your kitchen, these tips can help you use wasted space and create clever, affordable storage solutions. Firstly, de-clutter your surfaces. Clean lines create the illusion of space as does a neutral colour scheme. Cork or peg boards (aka notice boards) transform an empty wall into handy storage. […]

We’re Number One!


Effective Measure, the official online audience measurement supplier of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (formerly the DMMA), has announced that Gumtree is the most trafficked South African website based on unique browsers received. “Gumtree is now officially the largest Effective Measure tagged IAB member site in South Africa for South African users,” says Effective Measures MD, […]

Gumtree It and Win R10K!

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GUMTREE IT AND WIN BIG COMPETITION The basics: Post at least 2 new ads on Include “#GumtreeIt” in your ad title Ads posted through 26 September 2014 are eligible to win Double your chances to win by posting from a Gumtree mobile app Click here to post and win! OR download our APP now Blackberry: Android: iOS: […]

Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby

The homecoming of your brand-new baby can unnerve even the most conscientious parent-to-be. Whether it is your firstborn or a sibling added to an already bustling nest, the happy event requires careful planning. One of the smartest things to do is arrange help for when you get home. Ask your mother, friends, and neighbours to […]

Gumtree It – The Game!

Gumtree It- The Game

We here at the Gumtree Office are excited to announce our newest project, Gumtree It – The Game! You have 30 seconds to sell as much unused stuff as you can, and earn cash as you go! To play, Click highlighted items as fast as you can for the full 30 seconds. You can play two […]

Gumtree partners up with For Good for a good cause!


Gumtree has partnered up with For Good, an online platform that connects those who want to help with organisations needing help. Their goals is to connect people with a cause that needs something: a donation of time, goods or money. (You can choose causes that interest you or focus on those in your area.) Gumtree has […]

5 Unused Household Items to Sell NOW

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Perhaps there is a human tendency to gather originated in ancestral hunter-gatherer days. Why else would people hoard so many things they never use? Walk around your house, room by room, and see what is sitting there unused. Pretty soon you will have five or more items on your list of candidates. Decide if you […]

Gumtree Extreme ReFresh T&Cs

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As many of you know by now, Gumtree and DJ Fresh will be working together to give the  Little Pnina Pnina DayCare a brand new look! We’re appealing to all Joburgers to come together, go through their cupboards, garages and storage rooms and donate unwanted items to our cause! HOW TO PARTICIPATE:   1.     Visit to find […]

Women on Wheels: Top Tips for Buying a Car Seat


If you have a baby or small child, you can’t do without a car seat as it is pivotal to the safety of your child when driving in the car. You may not have thousands to spend and that is what it can cost these days. Well, why not go check out some car seats […]

How to Start a Spaza Shop at Home

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Spaza shops are especially popular in South Africa, generating billions each year. If you know the local trade in your area and see an opportunity to earn money by starting your own spaza shop, you’ll benefit from the best tips on how to start a spaza shop from your home. Talk to the Experts If […]

We re-did our office entirely on Gumtree!


When the marketing team moved into our new offices in Cape Town, we really wanted to put our unique  stamp on it…creating a space that was funky and functional, practical and pretty, and very Gumtree. Of course, we always say that you can find anything you want on Gumtree…which is why we asked our long-time […]

O Magazine: Everything You need for a new Baby


Having a baby is one of the most exciting, life-changing experiences but it can also come with a lot of stress and financial strain. These baby essentials from are affordable and will make the process that much easier. Baby Monitors A baby monitor is a must-have to track your newborn’s movements and sleep patterns. […]

Cosmo Party Planning Excitement

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I’m celebrating the big 3-0 this weekend, and I’m keen to have a (budget-friendly) retro-themed party at my flat. So, instead of wasting time hunting for party props and traipsing from shop to shop, I decided to have a squiz on Gumtree. I was blown away by how many amazing deals I found! 1. Chocolate […]

Women on Wheels Top Hands-Free Kits on Gumtree


There is no reason to get caught talking on your phone whilst driving. It is illegal after all.  What you need is a handsfree kit for your car and what better place to find this than on Gumtree. An array of units that will suit your specific needs can be found on this site. VW […]

Marie Claire Top Accessories on Gumtree

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Bargains on bargains on some more bargains! This week we bring you all the best places to purchase some little things that do wonders for your everyday look: Click here for leather, classic prints and graphics, bags that are uniquely designed to suit your routine. Click here if you appreciate a design with just a […]

House and Leisure 5 Super Sofas

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In need of a new place to perch? Look no further: we’ve found these 5 incredibly well-priced and plush couches on Gumtree.  1. Wetherly’s Genuine Leather Couch, R6 500 This genuine leather, full grain couch is in mint condition. With a deep seat and high back rest, this comfy sofa is sure to be snuggle-heaven. […]

Good Housekeeping Tips for Improving Your Lifestyle with Gumtree

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These items will kick your lifestyle up a notch. 8 Seater Jacuzzi for sale R4 500 Relaxing in a Jacuzzi with a cocktail is a dream shared by many people. This 8 seater Jacuzzi can be yours for only R4 500.   Apple tree -1m tall R 130  Grow your own organic apples! If you […]

Create Space in Your Bathroom for < R1,500

Create Space in Bathroom

Whether you’re sharing a bathroom with the whole house, your partner, or just your housemate, things can get cramped. If your bathroom feels small, cluttered, and uncomfortable but you don’t have a lot of cash to fix it, there are some great ways to update, renovate, refresh, and revive your bathroom for under R1500 – […]

Gumtree Tips: 5 Things in Your House To Sell Now

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The weather isn’t warming up anytime soon, and we know a lot of South Africans are getting a serious case of cabin fever. But have no fear, because Gumtree has the perfect tips to get you through the rest of winter – and make extra money while you’re at it! It’s time for a pre-spring […]

Cosmo’s Moving Made Easy with Gumtree

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I’m moving house this weekend. Yay. I want to be excited, I really do, but the thought of spending hours and hours traipsing through homestores and getting more blisters than bargains makes me want to curl up in a dark corner of my unfurnished flat and weep. To save myself some of the Agony of […]

Marie Claire Get Fit with Gumtree!

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This week we bring you a fun way to stay fit and sexy. The gym is not for everyone and these alternatives might be your ticket to a fabulous summer body. Here are a few suggestions: Belly Dance: Click Here for a tutorial on how to move those hips like Shakira and burn a few kilojoules while […]

Women on Wheels Top Picks for the week


Car manufacturers always try to improve new models by boasting lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Fuel consumption is very much influenced by the manner of driving; you can easily save some cash by adjusting your driving habits. However, what makes a bigger difference is the actual car you drive. One of the biggest […]

O Magazine Winter Warmers


Stay warm in style this winter with unique statement pieces like the ones we found on Gumtree. Winter Trench Coat A classic trench coat can be worn over many winter seasons. A Scarf or wrap These beautifully patterned scarves will add a pop of colour to your winter outfit, ensuring that winter blues stay away! […]

House and Leisure: 5 Occasional Chairs on Gumtree

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If selected correctly, mismatched chairs can make for lovely statement pieces. Have a look at these cool finds from Gumtree this week. 1. Retro Atomic Armchair, R1 000 This blue armchair would be lovely close to a cosy fireplace, with a good stack of books nearby. 2. COKKA Armchair, R400 These fun COKKA chairs are […]

Good Housekeeping: In with the old…

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Get the look, the body, the holiday and the phone you want! 1. Bet you wish you’d never thrown out your typewriter! Retro typewriters are finding their spot in the sun once again. Great for old-school letter writing, or as a conversational collectible. R350 is a bargain price! 2. Renovating? These port-hole windows […]

Gumtree Cycling Club Competition

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August is bike month on Gumtree! AUGUST IS BIKE MONTH ON GUMTREE We want your wheels! Gumtree is challenging all major cycle clubs in Gauteng to sell their unwanted cycling gear on during the month of August. We want as much stock as possible in preparation for Bike-to-work day in September and we want […]

Find free Wi-Fi in your area

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As you may have heard in the media, Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free Wi-Fi to communities across South Africa. Although these are primarily centered around schools, everyone in the vicinity will benefit. View the map here. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have Wi-Fi in your area, […]

Gumtree partners with Isizwe to bring Free Wi-Fi to communities across South Africa


Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free wi-fi to low-income communities across South Africa, starting with a large roll-out in the City of Tshwane. The initiative plans to create capacity to connect over 1 million people in the municipality by August 2014 via 219 “Free Internet Zones”, with even greater capacity planned for […]

Gumtree is giving away R20,000 to aspiring entrepreneurs


Regular PowerFM listeners will know that Gumtree will be giving to aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to win big time!  Two entrepreneurs with the best ideas for expanding their business or creating one from scratch will each be given R20,000 to power up their company and take it to a new level. It could be a […]

Win with Metro FM and Gumtree


How to Enter Got unwanted stuff, need cash? Or, got cash, need stuff? Gumtree it! Post a free ad of your unwanted stuff for sale on between the 28th July and the 15th August 2014 and you could stand a chance of winning your share of R100 000 in cash by winning one of twenty […]

Women on Wheels Alternative Transport


Cars aren’t the only way to travel – there are actually plenty of other ways to get around town. And now that the petrol price is on the increase again, maybe South Africans need a way of transportation that’s a little lighter on the wallet! Here are five alternative ways of transportation, and you can […]

O Magazine 7 Ways to Update Your Living Space On a Budget


Redesigning your home doesn’t have to mean a big renovation that comes with massive costs. Here are five ways you can update your space for less. Get your wooden floors sanded  Sanding and polishing your wooden floors will breathe new life into a room. This sanding service even promises a dust-free experience! Install new shelves […]

Marie Claire Mobile Beauty with Gumtree

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Marie Claire’s August issue features a special make-up guide to help you get that catwalk beauty look in a few easy steps. This week we’ve rounded up a few mobile beauty services you can use to transform your look in the comfort of your own home: A professional make-up artist and hair stylist We recommend […]

House and Leisure 5 Winter Warming Fireplaces

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Stuck in a mid-winter chill? Be prepared to get cosy with any of these 5 fireplaces we found on Gumtree this week. 1. Wood Burning Firebox, R31 800 The three-sided, widescreen, glass windows allow for flames to be viewed from all angles. Made from durable solid steel, smoke is prevented from coming out during opening […]

Good Housekeeping: Be Prepared for every occassion

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Being the perfect hostess is many woman’s dream, and something Good Housekeeping specialises in! Make sure you are prepared for every occasion whether it is a birthday party, a casual picnic or donuts and tea at home with these great buys from  1. Photography for Weddings, Family, Baby, Maternity, Corporate, Events and Birthdays Negotionable […]

Cosmo’s Finds of the Week

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We trolled Gumtree again. These were the best deals we found.  Vintage Tin I am obsessed with this vintage tin. For only R20. The old-school image would actually make an incredible tattoo. 1939 bottle of KWV port Totally stumped as to what to get your dad for his birthday. Cause, like, he already has errything. […]

Marie Claire: How to think smart with Gumtree

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At Marie Claire we are all about thinking smart, while looking amazing. This week we hope to bring you a few fantastic ways to learn new or to expand your skills with Here are five recommended courses to try: Learn a new language Ever wanted to learn Spanish? So do we. La Casa-Escuela de […]

House and Leisure: 5 Beautiful Chandeliers On Gumtree

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Chandeliers are eye-catching  pieces that can easily make a statement in your space. Here’s five of our favourite chandelier finds on Gumtree this week. 1. Globe Chandelier, R3 950 This large 600mm-diameter chandelier is a serious statement lighting piece. If you are looking for a wow factor, this light is it. 2. Glass Chandelier […]

Good Housekeeping Tips of the Week

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1. Five Very Large Glazed Ceramic Garden Pots R3 000 Give your garden a chic look with these pots in different shades of blue and one sand colour. It is perfect for small trees like lemon trees to create a finished look along a wall or to cover unsightly drains or pipes. 2. Biltong […]

Women on Wheels Top Car Accessories


Women tend to love accessories, so why not enhance your car with some cool gadgets? We found so many options on Gumtree, we could hardly choose. These are the top 5 gadgets you just wouldn’t want to go without once you have them. And all for under R1000! Bluetooth Iphone snap-in adaptor What better way […]

O Magazine ideas for organizing your book collection


Do you have more books than places to store them? If you’re a book-lover, you’re probably loath to part with your favourite page-turners but excess creates chaos, and settling down with your favourite read is much harder when you can’t find the book you want and know you have…somewhere. O has a few simple yet […]

Gumtree Celebrates Mandela Day

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This year, Gumtree is celebrating Mandela Day by paying tribute to the wise words of our own Madiba, Nelson Mandela. Check out some of the most powerful Nelson Mandela quotes we know, and let us know what your favourite quote is on Facebook!  

The Lean Mean Green Gumtree Machine

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As many of you may know, Gumtree has sponsored racing veteran Mike Schmidt’s season. Saturday was our very first race and the entire Joburg team came out to support him. Race day dawned cold with clear blue skies. Having entered the car in two different categories it was decided that although we were going to […]

Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Favourite Gumtree Picks

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We trolled Gumtree again. These were the best deals we found Brown Leather Jacket Brown leather jackets go with everything! But they’re also not the cheapest. This is a steal at R250! Statement Ts These fab statement Ts add instant glam to your usual jeans and t-shit combo. And their only R140! Go Get em: […]

Gumtree chats to Growing Tomorrow about Free WiFi initiative

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Gumtree’s country manager Johan Nel appeared on SABC 2′s Growing Tomorrow about our partnership with Project Isizwe. Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free wi-fi to low-income communities across South Africa, starting with a large roll-out in the City of Tshwane. The initiative plans to create capacity to connect over 1 million people […]