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|>> The Property Game - SA Property Bubble - Trevor’s blowing bubbles!|
Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za
In our discussions on property bubbles it might be interesting to digress
slightly to Finance Minister Trevor Manuel’s 2005/6 budget speech
on Wednesday. There are a number of elements of his speech that are particularly
relevant if you’re interested in examining the causes of the current
property boom and analyzing whether it has the elements of a property
|>> The Northern Suburbs come to life - The Property Magazine|
Words: Donald Paul Photography: Melanie Cleary
|>> A home in Africa|
By Kate Tyndall
Deep in the remote African bush country of northern Zambia lies Shiwa, a sprawling 40-roomed English manor house complete with chapel, pool, tennis court and terraced gardens, a monument to one man's African dream, home now to dust motes, termites and the encroaching vegetation. Born when Victoria was still England's queen, Stewart Gore-Browne built Shiwa for a woman who never lived there, his dashing aunt, Ethel Locke King, 19 years his senior and for whom he cherished a lifelong, though unrequited and only tacitly acknowledged passion.
|>> Focus on Mafikeng, North West, South Africa|
Mafikeng, situated next to Mmabatho, the vibrant provincial capital of the North West Province and has an interesting history, rich culture and wildlife variety.
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|>> Budget 2005 by Sanlam|
Click on the link below which will take you directly to the Sanlam home page. Then look under Shortcuts for National Budget 2005 and click on the link. Here you will find a comprehensive overview of the immediate impact of the Budget on the macro economy, as well as what implications the Budget announcement holds for you as an individual and your business.
Amongst others, Jac Laubscher, Chief Economist of Sanlam and SA Economist of the Year 2003, will share his thoughts and inputs on the Budget announcement.
We trust that you will find the information useful for future planning. You are more than welcome to contact your Sanlam adviser or broker should you need a personal meeting or financial planning.
Please note that the overview will only be available on February 24th from 8.00 am onwards.
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|>> Have Fun|
South Africa - Land of the Rainbow Nation
Q: Does it ever get windy in South Africa? I have never seen it raining on TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.
A: Depends how much you've been drinking.
A: Sure, it's only two thousand kilometers, take lots of water...
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes...?
A: ....and what did your last slave die of?
A: Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific.
A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe which does not... oh forget it.
Sure, the Koala Bear racing is every Tuesday night in Hillbrow. Come naked.
A: Face south and then turn 90 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is... oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Hillbrow, straight after the Koala Bear races. Come naked.
A: No, WE don't stink.
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
A: Yes. Gay nightclubs.
A: Only at Christmas
A: Not yet, but for you, we'll import them.
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter-gatherers. Milk is illegal.
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-me-ri-ca, which is where YOU come from. All South African snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.
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