Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 17 September, 2004

Edition 35 of 2004, Friday 17 September 2004

Dear Reader,

"National strike day", Thursday 16 September 2004 is now over and for today we focus on something far more colourful - National colour day!

Colour plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Colour can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. But, can colour affect our memory?

To my dismay this week I had to read that it is still not time to put those winter woollies away, especially if you are going to be in highland areas of the Western Cape, the Northern Cape, the Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend. According to the SA Weather Service there is even possibilities of snow on the mountains. Come summer!

"Sho't left" is derived from everyday South African "taxi-lingo" - a commuter wanting a ride to a destination close by will say "Sho't left, driva", meaning, I want to jump off just around the corner. We take a closer look at this SA Tourism campaign that teaches South Africans where to go in their own country. I don't know about you but I just love this programme!

And lastly - Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa - The name of this town is Afrikaans for "association" or "union" . It was founded in 1892 on the banks of the northern loop of the Vaal River, it is one of the busiest industrial areas. Read more in Focus on.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Land for District Six development

Housing Director-General Mpumi Nxumalo told Parliament's portfolio committee on housing last week that 40 hectares of land have been made available to build houses in Cape Town's historical District Six as part of a comprehensive plan to develop the settlement.

>> Joburg residents resort to "runners"

Desperate Johannesburg residents and attorneys trying to obtain billing and clearance certificates have resorted to hiring "runners" who begin queuing at Jorissen Place from 2am.

A group of about six "runners" that The Star found in line at 4am on Monday said that if they don't line up before dawn, they will probably queue all day and possibly not be served at all.

>> Focus on Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa

The name of this town is Afrikaans for "association" or "union" . It was founded in 1892 on the banks of the northern loop of the Vaal River, it is one of the busiest industrial areas. The town is one of the most important industrial centres in South Africa and cables, chains, steel tubing, farm implements and many other products are manufactured here. Coal reserves have been estimated at as much as 4 billion tons and substantial deposits of fire-clay, silica and building stone are also mined.

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>> How does colour affect our memories?
Colour plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Colour can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

When used in the right ways, colour can save on energy consumption. When used in the wrong ways, colour can contribute to global pollution.

As a powerful form of communication, colour is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go." Traffic lights send this universal message. Likewise, the colours used for a product, web site, business card, or logo cause powerful reactions.

>> Have fun!!

Don't leave home without ...

There are two ways of organising a holiday. The first is to decide on the spur of the moment to head off, and do just that. It's a valid option, but you will probably have to maintain that frame of mind or you might start getting irritated at the things you forgot to organise and pack.

The more usual way is to plan ahead a bit, thus ensuring that you won't have any unpleasant surprises. Check your passport isn't about to expire, check whether you'll need visas, organise travellers' cheques well in advance, organise travel insurance and medical insurance. Check your flight details and don't forget to confirm them – including onward connections and returns. Don't forget to order special meals on flights, or children's meals, if necessary.

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