Edition 40 of 2004, Friday 22 October 2004
And this is it, the weekend of the sell out Currie Cup final at Loftus in Pretoria on Saturday. It took only six hours on Monday for supporters to grab up every single ticket. The first supporters, were waiting at the gates as early as 02h00 and although ticket prices rose sharply R200 for the grandstand and R150 for the open stand it was all snapped up.
"A stop to Estate Agents commission?" - The Competition Commission has investigated the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA), following a complaint initiated by the Commissioner of the Competition Commission. The Commission has found that IEASA has contravened the Competition Act 89 of 1998, in that it indirectly fixed the selling prices of the various services rendered by estate agents. A bench mark of 7,5% commission in respect of residential sales was set Nationally.
Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa is the centre for a large mining and agricultural economy and boast the second largest grain co-operative in the world, "Focus on"
Vegetables for a house? Last week we heard about Christina van Rooyen who bought vegetables on credit for R200. Her failure to pay for these vegetables near cost her her R15 000 home. If you missed this news item last week you can read more about it in "A sale must be justifiable"
On the subject of fruit and vegetables, how often did your mother tell you to eat your veggies? Fruit and vegetables are gifts of nature - good for us and given in abundance. In "Have Fun" we take a closer look at planting a vegetable garden.
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Slowdown in Cape property prices?
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Competition Commission puts a stop to 7.5% Estate Agents Commission
The Competition Commission has investigated the Institute of Estate Agents
of South Africa (IEASA), following a complaint initiated by
the Commissioner of the Competition Commission. The Commission has found
that IEASA has contravened the Competition Act 89 of 1998, in that it
indirectly fixed the selling prices of the various services rendered by
|>> Listed property sector still in white male hands|
THE South African listed property sector is lagging far behind when it comes to transformation, according to an MBA thesis written by a property player .
Marius Muller, a director of Kagiso Intaprop, says in his thesis, which
he researched at the beginning of this year, that out of 138 directors
on the boards of 14 listed property companies studied, only two were black
and three female...
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In what is the very first project allowing open foreign investment in
property on the exotic island holiday destination of Mauritius, Pam Golding
Properties' International Division has been appointed to market the island's
first Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) - the Tamarina Golf Estate and Beach
|>> Focus on Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa|
This modern bustling town started originally as a farm settled by one
of the first Voortrekkers on the banks of the Schoonspruit (clear
stream). It continued as a small rural village until the discovery
of gold in August 1886. Then the boom began. By 1889 the town had over
200 commercial buildings including 69 taverns and a stock exchange. But
the rush did not last long as the gold was too low-grade for most over-capitalised
companies to make a profit...
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|>> A sale must be justifiable|
Vegetables for a house?!!
Christina van Rooyen bought vegetables on credit for R200. Were it
not for Cape Town attorney Matthew Walton, her failure to pay for them
could have cost her her R15 000 home. The Court had to decide on whether
section 61(1)(a) of the Magistrates Court Act infringes section 26 of
the Constitution which entrenches the right of access to adequate housing...
|>> Have fun!!|
Growing a vegetable garden!
If this will be your first garden, you have a lot of work to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season. You will have three choices for your garden depending upon your growing space, time you can devote to your garden and abilities:
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