Edition 22 of 2004, Friday 11 June 2004
Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, with its subtropical coastline, Durban, which is often referred to as South Africas Miami Beach, is to enjoy temperatures between 11° and 28° this week and is generally blessed with balmy weather all year round, making it a perfect holiday paradise, especially in rather cold winters time.
Durban also is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world; its port is the busiest in South Africa and also one of the 10 largest in the world. In terms of business, the city already has a good reputation and the solid foundations upon which the economy can grow, being South Africa's second largest industrial hub. The city is a mix of racial and cultural diversity, with its African, Asian and European influences creating a vibrant cosmopolitan society. The EMA currently has an estimated population of just over 3 million people, where a house with a past demands an owner who can imagine its future! Read more in Focus on.
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Long-term investment prospects for the property market remained firm
Although parts of South Africa's property market could be vulnerable
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GOVERNMENT's new retail bonds may attract cautious property investors who are seeking an alternative to the residential property market.
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|>> Land claim victory for Sam Ramsamy's family|
But former tenants of Durban's historic Magazine Barracks say compensation
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But the former tenants of Magazine Barracks have rejected the offer,
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1,100 Realtors from 28 countries attend NAR convention. Of the South Africans, one group of 80 was attending the NAR convention as part of a tour organized by Cherie Eilertson. Other South Africans were part of smaller groups, or came on their own.
Eilertson, a well known South African real estate trainer and motivational speaker, organized her group for Nedcor Bank. She said she first attended a NAR convention five years ago, and felt the experience was so worthwhile that she has since been recruiting ever growing numbers of her compatriots to make the long trip to America each November.
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