Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 09 July, 2004

Edition 26 of 2004, Friday 9 July 2004

Is it not funny how the media always has some finger in the pie?Diepsloot — partly an informal settlement, partly housing estate — has seen violent protests since Monday. While Diepsloot protectors are fighting their battle in court we take a look at what critical housing shortage the government inherited. The 1996 Census already reflecting a housing backlog of 2 202 519. Read more in Houses for everyone.

Is a property investment still a good investment? Well, you be the judge. Two new projects has just been launched, Shelly Beach in Shelly Beach on the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal and "Icon" and inner City development in Cape Town, South Africa. An investor could expect a net return of 7.37% on an investment after one year with an occupancy level of only 50%. The net return would increase to 9.11% in the second year with a 55% occupancy level and to 14.59% in year four with 70% occupancy.

Focus on, and this week focus on the historic Bo-Kaap area where you can enjoy a village atmosphere with a taste of the old Cape lifestyle with various theaters, restaurants, nightlife and shops. We take a walk through, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Have fun - I’m sure that everyone has heard about how the British love their queues. There seems to be an unwritten law about the need to queue for everything in an orderly line, except when on the tube that is. There are even signs up that tell you which end to start the queue from.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

BEE - firm in R390m CT CBD development

In what will be the first major inner city development in South Africa for a black economic empowerment (BEE) group, South African empowerment group Coessa Holdings, acting in partnership with Johannesburg businessman Wandila Mtolana, plan to develop a new 390 million rand residential, commercial and retail lifestyle centre, to be known as Icon...

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>> ANC Warns 'Absentee Landlords', Foreign Speculators

THE African National Congress (ANC) yesterday said it was not against foreign investors buying land for residential purposes, but called for a review of foreign owned farmland lying furlough.

The party's calls came amid debate on land ownership in the country and an increase in the number of farm labourers and tenants being evicted from farms. This, it said, was despite large pieces of land lying idle and owned by foreigners.

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>> South Coast of KZN attracts investors

Platinum Planet, South Africa’s largest Real Estate grouping has transformed the way people do business in Real Estate and have secured another great success on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Shelly Beach, which was launched a few weeks ago, consisting of 132 units, offering 2 and 4 bedroom freestanding sectional title units has already sold 90% of the entire complex with the last few remaining units expected to be sold within the next few days. The site was originally the Carapark caravan site at Shelly Beach, which is situated just above the old South Coast road and within one kilometer of all amenities...

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>> Focus on De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

CAPE TOWN is southern Africa's most beautiful, most romantic and most visited city. Indeed, few urban centres anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. By far the most striking - and famous - of its sights is Table Mountain , frequently shrouded by clouds, and rearing up from the middle of the city...

Click here to read more | Click here to view Real Estate in Cape Town

>> Property of the week

Western Cape - Cape Town - De Waterkant

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 4
Notes: Situated in quiet cul de sac. Green point is the fastest growing area in SA and de Waterkant is currently one of the most sought after areas in Cape Town...

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>> Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all. The government inherited a critical housing shortage, with the 1996 Census reflecting a housing backlog of 2 202 519. Since coming to power in 1994, the state has built 1,4 million housing units, providing more than 5 million people with secure homes...

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>> Have fun!!

English oddities...

While living in the UK appears to be less of a cultural re-adjustment than living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), things are sometimes done just a little differently here and it can feel a bit like you’re living in an out-of-focus picture. You don’t quite fit in and what comes naturally to the locals is often something of a steep learning curve for you...

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>> Be in the frontline

The CyberAgent Freeware package is a limited version of CyberAgent Professional/Lite - it allows the user some of the basic functions including the following:

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Program Access Control

  • You can administer which users have access to which modules and assign a password to each user. Since CyberAgent Freeware can be used in a multi user, networked environment, this module makes it easy to administer your users.

Agent Management

  • The Agent Manager simply holds the details of your agents, the agent details are carried through to the Property Manager - enabling you to simply select the agent responsible for a listing. This information also reflects on the Internet, once you've uploaded your listings onto the Internet.

Property Management

  • The Property Manager holds the details of the property, you can also specify the agent responsible for the listing as well as the owner. You can also add photographs of the listing here.

Sunday Times Advertisements

  • This module makes it easy to manage your weekly advertisements to the Sunday Times. You can quickly see which properties have been selected for publication and what the total cost is for the adverts. The module allows you to upload your advertisements to the Sunday Times and makes provision for verification - you can verify that the listings you've selected for publication has been received by the Sunday Times.

Sales Transfer Manager

  • The Sale Transfer Manager makes it possible for you to track the process of your client's property sale. It relies on electronic communication between yourself and your transfer attorney(s). The electronic communication is a service provided by L@W, to which the transfer attorneys subscribes. The module makes provision for easy communication, supporting both email and SMS technology.

Property Search Facility

  • This module is ideal for searching for properties in your database and producing hardcopy printouts of the search results. Search results can also be saved in Word Document format or PDF format. Search results can also be emailed from this module.

Website Update Facility

When you update your properties - they are sent to the Sunday Times Property website (www.SundayTimesProperty.co.za). This module also contains the Software Update module, with which you can check for new releases of the package.

Context Sensitive Help

Whenever you need help on the form/module you are working on, simply press F1 or click on the Question Mark icon and you will receive a detailed description of the module and it's use.
The CyberAgent freeware package is developed by USP Designs (Pty) Ltd. And is supported by Sunday Times Property 086 1 SUNDAY or 086-1-786329

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