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Thursday, 23 January, 2004
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Edition 2 of 2004, Friday 23 January 2004

There are always some daunting challenges at the doorstep! My challenge this week was to discover the true meaning of the phrase, "Real Estate". I asked myself, Can I eat it? Can I drink it? Can I sit on it? I am sure that there are times that one would like to do all of the above but a grade one learner will tell you that the answers on these questions is, No..and..No..and..No.

"Real Estate" is also called "real property" and the true meaning is, "Land and anything permanently affixed to the land, such as building, fences and those things attached to the buildings, such as light fixtures, plumbing and heating fixtures, or other such items that would be personal property if not attached"

We are truly never too old to learn!

This week we have a look at South Africa's land issue in 2004, an article not to be missed.

Lastly, don't miss the cricket on Sunday!

The Editor

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>> The real estate market in South Africa

Absa's monthly House Price Index (HPI) that was released on Monday, showed that house prices slowed to a nominal increase of 19,00% y/y in December 2003 from 19,6% y/y in November 2003. A fact proven that most South Africans sits on the beach during December holidays.

>> Property of the week

Exquisite 28 Ha vineyard and natural spring water bottling plant. Main house comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges, kitchen and adjoining room and 4 car garage. One bedroom flat and office. Vineyards: 18 Ha (Cabernet, Shiraz, Pinotage, Merlot, Chardonnay). All trellised vineyards, all drip irrigation. 2 Dams from fountains. Bottling plant: All still water (no carbonated water). Averaging 11 000 cases per month.

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>> The Municipality and housing

MUNICIPAL HOUSING (I): POLICY AND LEGAL BASICS
Publication Date : 26 November 2003
(Published in the Government Digest, vol. 23 no 4, November 2003)

Introduction

As regards the provision of housing within their respective jurisdictions, the role played by municipalities has for some time now generated considerable...

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>> Have fun!!

Being Willing Vs Wanting.
Taken from Graham's Mid-week Coaching Tip. - January 21, 2004

"I know that I have good ideas and that my skills and experience far outclass this job, but it is safe!" He looks at me with pleading in his eyes, willing me to understand, to let him off the hook. "What if I fail? What if I give it all up - my security, I mean - and let my family down?"

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>> South Africa land issue looms in election year
Friday, January 16, 2004 By Ed Stoddard and Hannington Osodo, Reuters

BRAKSPRUIT, South Africa - The weather has not been kind to South African maize farmer Tom van Rooyen, but his biggest worry is the political forecast.

Standing by a stunted maize crop wilting in the African heat, van Rooyen says farmers are worried about impending land claims by communities evicted under white minority rule. Their concerns center on a new act which will allow the government to expropriate land for restitution where negotiations on a "willing buyer, willing seller" basis fail.

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Banner advertising together with direct email is one of the more successful ways of marketing products and services on the Internet. It is common practice in Internet marketing to charge per impression (every time a banner or advert is displayed). This however can get costly especially if a site is very busy. Being on a busy site is not necessarily the ultimate. Advertising to a smaller but more targeted market often results in a more successful campaign.

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