Edition 34 of 2004, Friday 10 September 2004
This week we saw NASA's Genesis space capsule slammed into the Utah desert after its parachutes failed, leaving scientists unsure if its invaluable cargo of microcosmic solar dust survived the journey to Earth.
We also saw according to Absa's monthly house price index that
was released on Monday that House prices increased by a record 27.7 percent
year-on-year in August 2004 from a revised record 26.8 percent (26.1 percent)
year-on-year in July 2004.
From snoek (which can be bought fresh for R20 or less) to crayfish and
mussels from the bay. The Weskus (West Coast), Western Cape, South
Africa is also a popular spot for tourists to see whales during their
mating season, which is from early August to about November. Focus
on, this week takes a look at this beautiful region of our country.
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House prices continue to rise
House prices increased by a record 27.7 percent year-on-year in August 2004 from a revised record 26.8 percent (26.1 percent) year-on-year in July 2004, according to Absa's monthly house price index released on Monday.
This means that house prices have more than doubled since June 2000,
while consumer inflation has risen by less than 25 percent over the same
period. The year-on-year growth in house prices during the first eight
months of 2004 has averaged 25.1 percent...
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The property investment outlook has been bolstered over the last couple of years by a number of factors including a volatile/declining equities market and good returns from property investments. This has generated renewed interest from investors in property as an asset class.
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IN A move welcomed by the residential property industry, national property manager Trafalgar has launched SA's first residential property rental index, saying that the lack of sound rental information has been a major cause of arguments over a price bubble.
Trafalgar CEO Neville Schaefer says it has been preparing the index with statisticians for a year to make sure it is acceptable to economists and academics...
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For sale: Thatcher's mansion
Mark Thatcher's mansion in the leafy Cape Town suburb of Constantia is going up for sale on Monday for R24-million, according to a newspaper report.
The businessman son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher,
who has been charged with bankrolling a plot to stage a coup in oil-rich
Equatorial Guinea, has decided to sell the two-storey, eight-bedroom home
he purchased in 1995, the Sunday Times reported.
|>> Focus on the Weskus, Western Cape, South Africa|
The "Weskus" (Western Coast), Western Cape, South Africa
One of the many routes that lead north from Cape Town is the road
that follows the rugged western shores of South Africa, commonly referred
to as "The West Coast". This region, which stretches
from Yzerfontein in the south (about 80 km north of Cape Town)
to Strandfontein (about 40 km north of Langebaan), comprises
mostly of a chain of small fishing villages and holiday resorts.
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|>> SA Internet cafes among world's best|
Cape Town and Nelspruit do not have much in common, one would think, but Internet junkies can rest assured that both cities offer them excellent means to access the net.
Nelspruit's Alpha Internet Café and Cape Town's Café Erte have been shortlisted among the world's best places to surf the Internet in the most recent Yahoo! Mail Internet Café Awards.
This year, net surfers and travelers submitted more than 1 000 nominations from 111 countries...
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Taking Care of your Cat
Cats can be one of the most lovable and playful pets to have. They bring
a sense of radiance to the house and fill it with joy. Surveys conducted
in the past have documented those families with cats in their house score
higher on the happiness index. It isnt surprising that cats are
the most preferred pets to keep; by the single occupant. But keeping a
cat at home means taking on a big responsibility. The health of the pet
in the house is an indicator of the general health of the entire family.
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