Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 18 June, 2004

Edition 23 of 2004, Friday 11 June 2004

Dear Reader,

Residents all over South Africa had a busy week up to now. In Durban, outside the Durban City Hall, West Street, the cock crowed marking the start of the 2004 Comrades Marathon. An event supported yearly by thousand of Kwazulu Natal residents.

Residents of a small South African coastal town are threatening to declare all-out war on baboons who have terrorised pre-schoolers, raided homes for food and urinated on clothes after pulling them out of closets. In Pringle Bay, an hour's drive east of Cape Town, baboons broke into the local nursery school — located in a church — three times, using the same method.

In Johannesburg residents began the week with yet another power failure with the prospect of being late for work because many traffic lights were also blacked out.

Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa - surrounded by various wildlife sanctuaries and parks, it is one of Gauteng's most prominent tourist areas. But did you know that it has the most millionaires per capita in South Africa? Krugersdorp can truly be called the best of two world's..

Real Estate in South Africa, we look at the fact that the property boom has attracted so many new estate agents that there are far more agents than houses up-for-sale in some areas. Hout Bay, Cape Town, which has about 8000 homes, is serviced by more than 130 agents.

We escape with Jocelyn Newmarch to harsh beauty with promise of no electricity and no cellphone reception. Read more in Have fun.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

Property price hype shocker

Many residential properties are advertised at about 30% more than they are worth – with sellers not getting these overinflated asking prices.

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>> Focus on Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa

With a population of more than 350 000, Krugersdorp is the industrial hub of Western Gauteng and was founded in 1887 by MW Pretorius when gold was discovered on his farm, Paardekraal. The mining industry has formed an integral part in the development of the town, which has a rich cultural and historical background.

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Gauteng - Krugersdorp - Featherbrooke Estate

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Garages: 3

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>> Have fun!!

Cape mountain escape

I must admit that the farm Simonskloof’s main attraction for me was the promise of no electricity and no cellphone reception. As an increasingly hectic week drew to a close, I found myself wanting to escape into the peace you only find from being in the middle of nowhere.

And let’s face it, Simonskloof is pretty much as close as you can get to the middle of nowhere while still being within easy reach of a weekend getaway. To get there you have to drive right into the heart of the Langeberg mountains, in the Koo valley (where the canned fruit comes from), which is itself off fairly off the beaten track. About 40kms along, you turn off onto a dirt track which winds its way over the hill and down into a previously hidden valley — and that’s our destination.

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