Weekly Newsletter
Thursday, 13 January, 2005

Edition 1 of 2005, Thursday 13, January 2005

Dear Reader,

It is back to work... back to reality for most of us! I trust that it has been a most enjoyable week for most of you.

Here at CyberProp we are back at working to give you the latest and greatest property related news and articles. One of the articles that I can recommend this week is Durban property - big "catch up" in 2005? Will house prices in Durban catch up with the house prices currently achieved in Cape Town and Johannesburg? Read what Barak Geffen of Sotheby’s International Realty had to say about this issue.

A community worked together to help save belongings worth thousands of rands when lighting struck a thatched roof house, a familiar face in South Africa. Read what the owners had to say in Lightning sets thatched-roof house ablaze

With this article in mind I just had to share some valuable point to ponder on with all our thatched roof house and lapa owners - Have fun.

One of the best sights to observe dolphins leaping and surfing in the wind is Ballito, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. The dolphins favour this stretch of coastline because of its relatively clear and shallow water allowing the dolphins to swim close to the shore to feed. Ballito is "The Pearl of the Dolphin Coast". This week in Focus on we take a closer look at this jewell.

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

Durban property - big "cath up" in 2005?

Durban is likely see house prices appreciate strongly in 2005 as the city plays "catch up" with the Cape Town and Johannesburg property boom. Barak Geffen of Sotheby’s International Realty says this area has experienced an increase of almost 40% in the past two years..

>> Industrial property tipped to perform best

With manufacturers experiencing a boom, the industrial property market would probably be the best performer in the commercial property sector next year, property valuers and economists Rode & Associates said last week.

In the latest Rode's Report on SA's property market, Rode & Associates said that all types of property in the country were set to prosper in the coming year...

>> City Power to spend R300m to end cuts

City Power says that it will spend about R300m this year to upgrade Johannesburg's ageing and erratic electricity distribution network.

The city of Johannesburg has been hit recently by frequent power cuts caused by poor infrastructure costing organised business millions of rand...

>> Lightning sets thatched-roof house ablaze

A Knoppieslaagte community pulled together at the weekend and helped save belongings worth thousands of rands when a double-storey thatched roof house was struck by lightning and caught fire.

Trevor and Jenny Smith were at home on Saturday night at their smallholding, which houses several families, when a lightning bolt struck their roof, setting the house ablaze...

>> Focus on Ballito, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Ballito, the heart of the Dolphin Coast, lies nestled between rippling fields of Natal's famous "green gold"
and is flanked to the east by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The area known as the Dolphin Coast borrows its name from the Bottlenose dolphins that frequent
the Indian Ocean coastline...

View Properties in the Kwazulu Natal | View Properties in Ballito

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>> Hout Bay flats go sectional title and get facelift

A neglected block of flats in Hout Bay, Cote D'Azur, is being restored and the units are to be sold under sectional title.

The original block consisted of 18 two-bedroom units which had the big advantage of being strategically situated on the corner of Victoria and Oxford roads, with easy access to Cape Town and the freeways as well as to the best of Hout Bay's shopping centres, beachfront, restaurants and harbour...

>> Have fun!!

How to care for you thatch roof..

• Good thatch will not require frequent maintenance.
• Establish early on what condition the thatch is in - then appropriate work (if necessary) can be programmed.
• Do not assume that because materials are slipping or that the roof looks a mess that it needs rethatching...

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