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Friday, 12 November, 2004

Edition 42 of 2004, Friday 12 November 2004

Dear Reader,

This week we read that it is not only heavy suitcases weighing down airplanes, requiring them to burn more fuel and increasing the cost of flights, but also the weight of the passengers - America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies.

Who or what is to blame for the increase in property prices in South Africa? The growing spending power of an emerging black middle class and the booming economy are both key factors pushing the property prices in South Africa - Real Estate in South Africa

The community along the Garden Route is angry! This has led to the formation of Guardians of the Garden Route (Gog). Gog is a loose alliance of land activists, environmentalists and individuals who say they are not anti-development, but are anti-greed. Gog has protest marches planned for Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay this coming Saturday - Garden route 'greed' angers residents

Property prices in Camps Bay on the Atlantic seaboard is regarded by many agents as being overrated. Property prices in some of the prime areas of Cape Town have more than doubled in value in the past three years.

One of South Africa's most beautiful coastal towns is situated on the Garden Route, Mosselbaai or Mossel Bay. Long known as a quaint little fishing village waking up only at the start of the 'season' - when just about everyone from the interior would converge on the seaside for Christmas and the New Year celebrations - Mosselbaai has now grown into an all year round friendly holiday haven. Read more in Focus on

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

Foreign investors are not the villains

A booming economy and the growing spending power of an emerging black middle class are seen as among the key factors pushing property prices in SA.

A prevalent myth, according to some leading property analysts, is that the escalating cost of property can to a larger or lesser degree be attributed to the buying power of foreigners

>> Still a housing backlog in Gauteng

Gauteng still has a housing backlog of over 440,000 people, housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane said on Tuesday.

Addressing a luncheon of "housing stakeholders", Mokonyane said Gauteng's housing goals fell within the Breaking New Ground housing plan document introduced by Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu earlier this year...

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>> Garden route 'greed' angers residents

Community anger at rampant development taking place along the Garden Route in the Western Cape has led to the formation of Guardians of the Garden Route (Gog), with protest marches planned for Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay this coming Saturday...

>> Cape Town prices more than double

Property prices in some of the prime areas of Cape Town, such as the Atlantic seaboard, and the areas popularly known as City Bowl and De Waterkant overlooking the harbour, have more than doubled in value in the past three years.

Estate agents attribute this in large measure to the rejuvenation of the city's central business district, where conversions of old office blocks into residential apartments have been among the main factors spurring a retail and residential boom...

>> Focus on Mosselbaai, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Situated in the southern Cape area of South Africa, Mosselbaai is one of the most beautiful coastal towns on the Garden Route. Long known as a quaint little fishing village waking up only at the start of the 'season' - when just about everyone from the interior would converge on the seaside for Christmas and the New Year celebrations - Mosselbaai has now grown into an all year round friendly holiday haven. First-class accommodation, shops crammed with curios and souvenirs, and mod cons to rival any found in the First World contrast delightfully with bare feet and vendors selling their wares on sidewalks in easy-going Africa mode...

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