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Friday, 07 April, 2006
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Edition 14 of 2006, Friday, 07 April 2006

Dear Reader,

It's friday - but not just any old friday - it's national cleavage day today. To all our non-South African readers, eat your heart out! Some South Africans have this at number one of their list of 100 reasons why it is great to be South African. Read more...

In the news this week :

Why Business Property Investors are on a HIGH.
We invite you to come along on a cyber visit to Harrismith.
What is the one thing we do better than the Aussies? We can BRAAI!

And lots more...

Enjoy!
The editor

>> Real Estate News – Corovest International to list property fund

Corovest International will shortly list its CIREF property fund on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange

Corovest International, the UK arm of South Africa-based Coronation Investments and Trading, will shortly list its CIREF plc property fund on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, raising a total of 380 million rand in capital in the process...

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>> Business property investors ‘on a high’

THE prospects for South African commercial property investors over the next two years seem positive, with steady confidence levels from major players in this asset class.

According to the latest commercial property confidence index released by online business property portal eProp, market confidence in “business property” is stronger than ever, suggesting that the property cycle is in an upward phase...

>> Call for ‘less-elitist’ golf estate developments in SA

By Athane Scholtz Garden Route Reporter

A NEW type of golf estate development – aimed at South Africa’s growing middle class – is being proposed to open the industry to a larger market and break down perceptions that golf estates are elitist...

>> Focus on Harrismith, Freestate, South Africa

Harrismith is a small, charming country town, founded in 1849, but discovered by tourists only recently. Visitors remark on its cleanliness, and the friendliness of its inhabitants.

Harrismtih is the ideal destination to break a long trip, hold a conference or escape from the stresses of city living and recharge batteries in tranquil surroundings and excellent facilities...

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>> Property of the week

Freestate, Harrismith

UNSPOILT MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR! Large blocks of good veld grazing surrounded by majestic mountains. Abundant water from perennial fountains. - Ideal getaway!

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>> Parastatal land to be sold to boost growth

By Moshoeshoe Monare

The government will sell or dispose of property and land owned by parastatals so as to boost its economic growth strategy and address the housing backlogs.

Buildings in George Goch outside Johannesburg and the land along the N2 highway in Port Elizabeth, which are owned by infrastructure parastatal Transnet, are some of the "non-core properties" earmarked for this purpose...

>> Have Fun – THE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO BRAAING

WE SHALL SPREAD THE WORD OF THE BRAAI TO ALL, EVEN IF THEY'RE THICKER THAN THE TWO BRICKS YOU NEED TO POP UP THE GRID.

Step 1: Invite Your Guests

Braais don't need invitations. A simple phone call or SMS to some mates, or even a drunken suggestion to them to come over the next day will do just fine. They'll rock up. Don't worry.

Step 2: Buy the Ingredients

Spend far more than you'd budgeted for on meat, vegetables, sauces and drinks. Or call it a bring & braai, save your money and eat someone else's food. Being cheap never tasted so sweet.

Step 3: Prepare the Meat in Advance

Marinating is both an art and a science. So if you're an accountant, get somebody to help you.

Step 4: Get the Music Right

This one's hard to get wrong. Put on whatever will get you and your guests into a party mood. But remember not to put on something that's too good. You wouldn't want to miss the jol while you're braaing.

Step 5: The Actual Braai

The women do the cleaning, the chopping, the marinating, the checking, the salad making, the double-checking, the beer bringing, the table setting and the washing. The men put the meat on the braai and ask the chicks how they're enjoying their day off.

Step 6: Make Small Talk

Small talk? Guys don't have to talk to enjoy each other's company. The standard braai stance of 'drink in hand, eyes on fire' is small talk enough.

Article from: www.braaiday.co.za

>> News form the Cape Times

Foreigner pays R7m for Smitswinkel Bay land

Fourty hectares at Smitswinkel Bay, one of the Peninsula's last pieces of undeveloped coastal property, has been sold at auction for R7.73 million to a foreigner living in South Africa.

The sum includes VAT and commission...

>> Software at its best!

With the latest innovation from USP Designs, you can expect your office to be a little quieter from now on. At USP Designs, we understand that time spent behind a desk, is money lost, therefore we have invested a great deal of time to develop software that allows you to spend less time in the office, and more time seeing clients.

CyberAgent Mobile has incorporated the most commonly used functions of the CyberAgent package, into a mobile application. Included in this software is a powerful Website Interface catering for those agents without handheld devices, CyberAgent Online. The software is designed to be user friendly, and will run on any handheld device supporting Microsoft CE

If you would like to know more about the above features and benefits that CyberAgent offer, visit: www.cyberagent.co.za or email: sales@cyberprop.com

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