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Developments The 2010 Fifa World cup Soccer is in full swing. Starting with a brilliant From the Desk of Marcel
Winelands Properties opening game and continuing to produce climatic games, we as South Deacon
International Property Africans can sit back and admire the spectacle that is the World Cup Finals. International Property
Property for Rent All reports indicate that this will end up been a great success. Articles
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The question to ask is, do sporting events mean anything for the property
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market? According to analysts, a positive impact is likely to occur in the
2010 Fifa World Cup medium term. The big drive by the government to improve the country's
Property Finance roads, public facilities, transport networks and airports for the World Cup
should contribute toward higher property values in surrounding areas.
So it would seem that the World Cup not only unites our country but may
lead to an increase in the property market.
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EASTERN CAPE - R11 000 000
SOMERSET WEST - R6 995 000
This is undoubtedly one of the best
examples of a top lifestyle game African themed Bed and Breakfast
GEORGE - R2 650 000 farm, with close proximity to with 6 guestrooms and spacious
Grahamstown and private schools and very private owners'
Situated in one of our best areas in as an added bonus. This property is accommodation. The buildings are
George. located roughly 20km from in immaculate condition. Beautiful
1st House: 220m Open plan Grahamstown and the university, large garden with swimming pool.
kitchen / living area with double 35km from the seaside holiday resort
doors onto a entertainment area with of Port Alfred, and 120km from Port Every guestroom has its own terrace
BBQ and swimmingpool with 6 Elizabeth. and beautiful views of the garden.
jacuzzi jets. Kitchen fitted with Very large breakfast and
Rhodesian Teak cupboards and Description: entertainment area, suitable for
Italian designed gas stove. 3 The homestead is a stunning 4 functions and conferences.
Bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (2 en- bedroom home with huge veranda,
suite), seperate lounge upstairs with overlooking the nearby hills. Sit and plot size: 3000 m2
Read more. sip a cup of coffee while viewing building size: 600 m2
game from the comfort of your
armchair! 600 Hectares. BED AND BREAKFAST
Improvements include: Read more.
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PLETTENBERG BAY - R22 000 000
SANDTON - R1 450 000
This spectacular farm is situated only a short distance
Set in the heart of the leafy northern suburbs, The Argyle
inland from the premier Garden Route towns of
combines timeless Art Deco elegance with state-of-the-
Plettenberg bay and Knysna in South Africa. The farm is
art design, offering a unique opportunity for
1350ha in extent on 3 seperate title deeds. It offers
contemporary urban living.
spectacular mountains and valleys with fenced rolling
pastures, and pine forest. There is 1000ha of pine which
provides a steady income for the property. The
The building consists of 30 apartments, with nine
infrastructure is of very good quality with some hard
variations to choose from. Units range from luxurious
surface roads. The main dwelling is an imposing
three bedroom, three and a half bathroom duplexes to
700m2 set in a commanding position overlooking large
two bedroom and two bathroom units. Smaller one
parts of the farm. There is also a second dwelling plus a
bedroom and one and a half bathroom apartments are
futher 7 cottages overlooking a lovely dam. there are 6
also available, utilising a flexible open-plan
sheds, 5 dams (one with a surface area of 22500m2,
and two boreholes.
From the Desk of Marcel Deacon
THE SUSAN DEACON PROPERTY GROUP
OK so Bafana Bafana's match against Uruguay did not deliver what we were all hoping
for let’s focus on the occasion and the importance of a successful campaign for South
Africa… even if we don’t go through to the next round that hosting the World Cup is
one of the biggest victories in our democracy’s history.
Although the loss was disappointing, the Uruguayans on their victory and urged South
Africans not lose perspective of what has been achieved by ‘a passionate nation’ in
only six years.
Let’s not debate whether it was a penalty or otherwise, whether or not we would have
conceded a second goal, and then an inevitable third once reduced to ten men with a
penalty sprinkled into the mix.
Let us also not lament our team of young men, all carrying an enormous amount of
pressure. After all this is soccer! Perhaps the biggest shock was Spain, arguably the
best side in the world over the last few years, losing to Switzerland earlier in the day.
Uruguay were ranked 16th in the world coming into this World Cup. We were ranked
82nd. They have looked the part and frankly deserved the win. Let’s celebrate what the
World Cup means for all of us, such as the focus over the last six years in assembling
infrastructure and job creation, and an opportunity to showcase arguably one of the
world’s most fascinating countries to millions of people, who will now know where we
are and the many wonderful offerings available for all visitors to our country.
South Africa has hosted more global sporting events than any other country since 1994
and none bigger than this. What has pleased me no end, is how the whole nation has
rallied behind Bafana Bafana with tremendous unity and passion. I want to encourage
everyone to continue with great commitment and enthusiasm to support the World Cup
and Bafana Bafana in particular. Let’s celebrate and focus on the occasion, and the
importance of a successful campaign for South Africa, even if we as a country don’t go
through to the next round. South Africa has the reputation of a gregarious, warm and
friendly nation and that that this should be our focus for the remainder of the
Maintain the magic of the Rainbow Nation and continue to host everyone – locals and
visitors alike – in the friendly, accommodating, vibey atmosphere that constitutes and
defines our amazing country.
PORTUGAL - VILLA MANHAZINHA
An exceptionally designed luxury villa set on two levels commanding spectacular views from its hillside, overlooking
the sea and the Monchique mountains, surrounded by a spacious panoramic terrace.
Location Location Details
Portugal Beach 15 km
Algarve Bars/Restaurants 5 km
Golf Course 1 km
Property Type(s) Airport 35 km
6 Bed Villas
The villa is located on the Portuguese Algarve, renowned for its long sandy beaches, idyllic coves, distinctive red
cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. However, the Algarve is more than a strip of south-facing coastline. It
includes pine forests, rolling hills and groves of almond, fig, olive and orange trees.
Quinta da Manhazinha is designed in a typical Mediterranean style on a 5.000m2 plot with a large basement,
covered terraces, swimming pool and barbeque house set in beautiful landscaped gardens. This truly luxurious
villa of approximately 700m2 is a comfortable 35 minutes from Faro Airport and near to excellent golf courses and
THE WORLD CUP SA'S GREAT LEAP FORWARD
An extraordinary thing happened recently in the iconic
chamber of London's cavernous Royal Albert Hall.
RETIREMENT PROPERTY GUIDES
With 21 days to go before South Africa hosts the 2010
The Susan Deacon Property Group are proud to be
Fifa World Cup, eight South African stand-up comedians
associated with some of the best retirement property
representing a kaleidoscope of the country's racial
and lifestyle developments on offer. We will be advising
diversity kept an overwhelmingly South African audience
you on the best tips and information for your retirement
of more than 3 000 doubled up with laughter for three
investment. PART 7 & PART 8 as follows:
View our portfolio at http://www.sdpretirement.co.za/
The show - called Bafunny Bafunny, a word-play on the
national football team Bafana Bafana ("the boys" –
YOUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD
was an irreverent attempt to build national enthusiasm
for the world's largest sporting event among South
Africa's largest expatriate community – sometimes
referred to as the 10th province of South Africa.
CASE STUDY AND CONCLUSION
It was catharsis of the kind that has been kindled – and
could be fast-forwarded – by the national convergence
and unity of purpose thrust on South Africans by hosting
the world's largest and most diverse sporting event.
WILL SPORT EVENTS IMPROVE THE MARKET
With several major international sporting events
PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS STILL RISING
scheduled in South Africa, London and Brazil over the
next few years, the property market is definitely heating
The real estate market showed further signs of recovery
with an uptick in property sales last month and rentals
Past international sporting events have proved that being
a host city brings investment in public infrastructure,
Absa's house price index shows the average nominal
urban regeneration, a significant social impact and an
value of small, medium and large houses rose 15.2%
increase in property values.
year on year last month. This resulted in an average
house price of about R1.08-million in the middle
On average, the previous Olympic host cities of Athens,
segment after 14% growth in April.
Sydney, Atlanta and Barcelona all outperformed their
national markets, with 19% higher property prices in the
Continued strong growth in the average value of smaller
five years leading up to the games.
and more affordable housing is believed to be related to
Similarly, before and after the 2002 World Cup in Paris,
property prices increased by as much as 55% over a
After a marked improvement in the affordability of
one-year period before and after the tournament, with
housing over the past two years on the back of house
properties near the stadiums rocketing by more than
price and interest rate trends, housing affordability
100% in value.
appeared to have turned around in late 2009.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup has and is going to have a
dramatic impact on the country.
WORLD CUP SITE HITS RECORD LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FINANCIAL
Johannesburg - The official website of the World Cup in
South Africa registered a record 265 million page views South Africa’s top construction companies remained
in a single day on Tuesday, football's world governing financially sound, but Africa-focused ratings agency
in a single day on Tuesday, football's world governing financially sound, but Africa-focused ratings agency
body Fifa said on Wednesday. Global Credit Ratings (GCR) on Monday warned that
there were some uncertainties facing the local industry.
The page views on www.FIFA.com were accessed by
nearly 10 million users. GCR pointed out that while construction industries had
reported strong operating results and net cash positions
The match between five-time World Cup winners Brazil throughout most of 2009, this was largely due to
and North Korea on Tuesday helped boost traffic to the contracts that had already been under way.
site, which is partly supplied by Agence France-Presse.
“The evidence of the downturn in the industry was only
Continues Below↓ apparent in the declining order books, which is forward
The previous daily record for the site was 250 million looking, and suggests uncertainty of adequate
views on June 22, 2006, when eventual winners Italy opportunities to sustain revenue growth, even at
beat the Czech Republic in their final group game at the moderate levels,” said GCR corporate sector head Eyal
World Cup in Germany. Shevel.
The site is well on the way to beating the total of 48 Shevel further pointed out that the construction sector
million unique users for the entire four weeks of the was “highly reliant” on government’s R850-billion
2006 World Cup. - Sapa-AFP infrastructure development spend coming to fruition.
Read more. Read more.
THE BOKS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD NEW 6% HOME LOAN SCHEME SURFACES
Witbank – Nick Mallett says the manner in which the A Cape-based scheme is asking its clients to believe in
Springboks ripped France apart last week came as a financial miracles by offering them home loans fixed at
shock to the Northern Hemisphere. 6% for the life of the loan.
“I don’t think rugby people in South Africa even realise Most sensible people would be suspicious of such an
how good that performance (at Newlands) was. To beat offer, particularly if they are asked to put money in before
an accomplished French team, that won the Six Nations, they receive any. However, the scheme has apparently
like that, was incredible. There is no doubt that South succeeded in luring a handful of clients, who are now
Africa are the best team in the world,” said the former waiting for their loans to be paid out.
Springbok coach at the Italian team hotel on Monday.
Regular readers will remember the demise of Rudco, a
He also does not view it as a slap in the face that the company that scammed many with a similar promise of
Boks are resting some key personnel. 6% home loans. Its whiskey-sipping boss Rudi Visagie
is sitting behind bars in Pollsmoor Prison where he
“There is so much depth in South African rugby that it awaits trial. His recent bail application was denied by the
probably does not even matter who they play. It’s going court.
to be another formidable team.”
There is no apparent link between Rudco and the latest
Mallett also beams with pride when he talks about new scheme, which trades under the names Quickvest, PKA
Bok sensation Gio Aplon. Financial Services and Arctogen Investments.
Read more. Read more.
Events / Things to do
It is around the corner and the response to this Festival
From 6 - 9 August 2010 time will go by exceptionally
is phenominal. 'n Real true Town Festival in Mossel Bay.
slowly in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley when the
The "Kraak-i-Mossel" Town Festival will be held from 6-9
4th Robertson Slow will take place. 29 Wineries and
August 2010 at the Point in Mossel Bay. We invite
Guesthouses from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and
everyone to become part of the Festival! There will be
Robertson will welcome visitors into their homes, to
stalls (fleamarket), music concerts, entertainment for the
their dining tables and onto their farms for a food & wine
young crowd and off course, the debut of the Mossel Bay
experience - enjoyed SLOWLY.
2 slices of white bread, cut into cubes
1 x 200ml Ina Paarman’s Tikka Curry Coat and Cook Sauce
3 T (45 ml) canola or sunflower oil
2 onions, chopped
500 g lean beef mince
1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman’s Beef Stock Powder
1 cup (250 ml) grated carrot or apple (about 2 whole apples)