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A simple analysis based on all questions in the survey gives the following:

The survey was based on an 'Agree-Disagree' scale that was applied to 28 'statements' that were all positive in nature - for example: 'Mutual Heights is well managed' - hence the green 'Strongly agree' and 'Agree' portions of the results are 'good news', and the red 'Strongly disagree' and 'Disagree' portions are 'bad news'. The grey 'neutral' portion can be passed over in the first analysis, but becomes significant if the survey is repeated; respondents were also allowed to indicate that a statmement did not apply to their circumstances, avoiding any distortion of the results on an 'I don't know' basis.

Thanks go out to the 80 individuals that responded to the survey. A full report on the results of the survey can be found here


Mutual Heights is a sectional title scheme (as defined in South African law), located in a noteworthy art-deco building in Darling Street, Cape Town. This web site serves the needs of the Mutual Heights Community - residents, tenants, owners, service providers and others.

Opened in 1940 as the headquarters of what is now the Old Mutual insurance and financial services company, the "Mutual Building" (or "Mutual Gebou" in Afrikaans) was reportedly then the tallest building in Africa apart from the Pyramids in Egypt, and it had the fastest lifts - they still work, and they are still fast. It is one of the finest art deco buildings in the southern hemisphere, but with neo-classical features; it was one of the first conversions of an office building to residential use in the central business district of Cape Town.
  • Read more about the history of the building here.
  • See the wikipedia page here.
  • See the location of the building on Google Maps here
  • Download a 30-page copy of the Wikipedia pages (2Mb) here.
You can contact us at: info@mutualheights.info. Registered users of the web site (owners and their nominees) can now access facilities allowing them to manage their visitors, submit maintenance requests and submit community reports. There is a six-minute video demonstrating those facilities here.


Last updated:
27 August 2018
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