Weekly News letter
Friday, 08 April, 2004

Edition 13 of 2004, Friday 09 April 2004

Dear Reader,

It is full steam ahead for the national elections with only 4 days to go! IEC chair Brigalia Bam, said she had never been this anxious about an election despite the run-up preparations running smoothly. She said she had been amazed at the growth in political maturity since independence and this was highlighted by how seriously the parties had adopted the code of conduct.

Some interesting facts about the election:

  • Supporters are no longer prepared to die for their leaders and for their beliefs
  • There are more female candidates than males
  • There are 35 000 voting stations in the Country
  • The IEC had spent millions of rands on voter education and the training of staff
  • The IEC's budget for the 2004 election is R640-million, down from 1994's R963-million
  • The 215 000 electoral staff had been comprehensively trained to an almost para-legal status
  • Prisoners voting would pose a challenge as many had been sentenced and placed in prisons in areas away from where they had originally been registered
  • The counting of votes would start immediately after the close of voting stations

Land is a highly sensitive issue in South Africa and might just play a major role when casting votes. Land reform has progressed slowly with 80 percent of the land still held by the white minority, rising impatience among landless blacks. Read more in "The issue of land"

Focus on - Pretoria, Should the name Pretoria be changed to Tshwane?

This week I also give you feedback on those wines that was under the hammer.

Don’t forget to cast those votes!

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

The issue of land

A bold agrarian reform pledged 10 years ago by the new dispensation in South Africa to rectify the injustices of colonialism and apartheid has progressed slowly with 80 percent of the land still held by the white minority, fueling rising impatience among landless blacks.

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>> Focus on Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is situated in the Province of Gauteng.

It is a very pleasant and cosmopolitan city, situated in the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld. As a result of its location, Pretoria has a particularly abundant variety of birdlife.

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Bedrooms: 4
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Garages 4
Established Garden
Swimming pool
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>> Feedback on - SA wine under hammer

Local wine-makers were pleased as punch at this year's Nederburg Auction, South Africa's premier wine showcase. Early analysis of auction figures suggests good prices and an increase in foreign interest.

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