Edition 27 of 2006, Friday, 07 July 2006
As we head toward the final match this weekend lets take a closer
look at soccer and its current impact. It is easy to identify industries
that are pretty much guaranteed winners during tournaments. As this
year's World Cup got into its stride, in England for example, sales
of electronic goods jumped 19 percent over last year. Supermarkets
reported huge rises in sales of beer, wine, and barbecue foods,
and it was estimated that each of England's games would add more
than $50 million to pub profits. Meanwhile, industry experts estimated
that roughly $550 million extra would be spent on food- and beverage-related
advertising during the Cup.
Now this makes one wonder
will real estate in South Africa
be on the winners side or will it join the loosing team over the
next few years?
People who are looking to rent residential property for
the long-term are getting themselves trapped in an unavoidable situation,
say analysts Buying more popular than renting
Robert Kiyosaki, entrepreneur and renowned author of 'Rich Dad,
Poor Dad', is betting on South Africa and a gold price of between
$1000/oz and $1500/oz. Why? Well, because South Africa is the gateway
to Africa, America is going down and George Bush is still president.
World at six, July 03 SA is the place to invest
Focus on Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa - Famous or
notorious, Soweto is a former township from the times of Apartheid.
Starting about 15 km away from the centre of Johannesburg, it comprises
some 63 sq. km, where an estimated three million people live. Originally
there were only temporary living quarters for the mine workers,
before Soweto was declared a ghetto for the black population of
Johannesburg by the infamous "Urban Areas Act" in 1923.
Soweto is a city of contrasts: luxurious mansions across the road
from tin shanties, green fields and streams around the corner from
piles of garbage, the biggest public hospital in the world with
the world's highest HIV infection rate, and a friendliness and cheerfulness
that disguises a high unemployment rate,
In its second year on the Johannesburg social calendar is the Heart
of The Home Channel Charity Décor event. It provides those
with a sense of style, as well as a social conscience with the opportunity
to network, learn from décor, design, gardening and lifestyle
experts about the latest trends to watch out for, have a classy
lunch and improve the lives of Johannesburg's less privileged children.
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