Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 13 August, 2004

Edition 30 of 2004, Friday 13 August 2004

Dear Reader,

Olympics 2004! The world's biggest sports event this year, the Olympic Games started in Athens on Wednesday with the first round of the Olympic men and women football tournament. As the Greeks are scooping up tickets in record numbers, South Africans will be glued to their television sets this weekend and you can count me in!

The Greek nation is such a colourful nation! How do we in South Africa match it? Hidden in central Cape Town, just beyond the hassles and bustle, you will find a little treasure which is an attraction for many holidaymakers - The "Bo-Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" that belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting and colourful parts of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Read more in Focus on and Catch of the day.

A Clifton, Cape Town 600m² flat still under construction has been sold for R25-m – the highest price yet paid for an apartment on the Atlantic Seaboard!

With summer knocking at our doors we share some tips to a better Spring garden - Have fun

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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Is investing in Real Estate in South Africa still safe?

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JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- South Africa is now among the hottest destinations of international travelers as it took away several top titles in a worldwide vote by readers of the leading travel magazine Travel & Leisure.

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>> Flat sells for R25-m

A Clifton 600m² flat still under construction has been sold for R25-m – the highest price yet paid for an apartment on the Atlantic Seaboard.

That is according to Gail Gavrill of Pam Golding Properties (PGP), who said this week that there is currently “strong demand for sought-after properties” on the Cape Town coastline...

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>> Home buying has nothing to do with profit

All the articles on the property market last week did not properly answer the question that most South Africans are asking: "Is it the right time to purchase a residential property?"

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In my opinion, the answer has blow-all to do with the increase in property prices. We are missing the point. In financial planning terms, one never buys a home to sell it at a profit...

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>> Focus on Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town. Many of the inhabitants are decendants of the people from Indonesia (Batavia), Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia, who were captured in the 17th and 18th century and enslaved by the Dutch-East Indian Trading Company. Many were Mulims and others were converted to Islam by the Cape Muslim community.

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>> Catch of the day! Cape Town's Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap

Gentrification, long thought to be a positive solution to urban decay, is putting Cape Town's Malay Quarter under threat, writes Karin Schimke. Garth Stead took the pictures.

Biesmiellah restaurant in upper Wale Street is full of Afrikaans tannies on this chilly Thursday morning. They're completely out of place. The whites that hang around the Bo-Kaap are usually young, often European and always magazine-trendy. They know that Biesmiellah makes the best rotis in Cape Town. Unlike the tannies - on some sort of group outing - they wouldn't know how good the koeksusters are...

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Insights from Bridgeway Limited

Bond Switching – What’s it all about?

The current environment has seen the lowering of interest rates combined with significant increases in the value of residential property in most areas. This has lead to a strong trend in the home-loan market where home-owners are:

re-financing their home-loans at highly competitive rates; and
obtaining greater home-loans based on the increased value of their property, thereby gaining access to surplus funds.

Kevin Cimring of Bridgeway says that in certain circumstances this may present an effective financial planning opportunity...

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>> Have fun!!

Fall Tips for a Better Spring Garden

Spring is usually the time that brings us gardeners out to till and plant. We go out on the first warm day and dig that garden we plan in the winter. Some planning now can give us fertile beds that are ready for spring planting. And without the muscle strain of all that digging...

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