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We’ve been in the grip of World Cup fever for the past few weeks, and it
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shows no sign of stopping! For those who are looking for something other
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than soccer to feast their eyes on, though, Susan Deacon Properties
International Property has the best selection of property on offer, from the luxury homes, International Property
Property for Rent retirement villages, commercial property, rentals, coastal homes, Articles
Accommodation SA apartments, you name it we have it covered. Book your holiday Events/ Things to do
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Go beyond the 90 minutes of the football game and fill your free hours
2010 Fifa World Cup
shark-cage diving, PROPERTY HUNTING, whale watching, elephant riding
or braving the world’s highest commercial bungee jump. Or indulge in
sweet and spicy Cape Malay cuisine and sunset cocktails on the beach, all
in the Western Cape. http://beyondthe90minutes.com/en/
We wish you the best for the week, the soccer, tennis and Tour de France
starting this Sunday. Everyone visiting Knysna for the Oyster Festival - Have
a great week and enjoy everything the festival has to offer.
Weekly Property Feature
LADISMITH - R16 000 000
OUTENIQUA STRAND - R2 900 000
GEORGE - R799 000 2800 HA WITH GAME FARM
Lovely open plan living areas with
REDUCED!!! BEST BUY FOR 2010!! BORDERING THE GAMKA RIVER.
kitchen, scullery, laundry, BBQ
DIFFERENT SPECIES OF ANIMALS.
Spacious plot. House with flat. Quite
undercovered outside, BBQ room, 4
HOUSE AND COTTAGES ON FARM.
area and beautiful view. A must see! 35 HA ARABLE WITH WATER
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bedroom
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and bathroom outside, double
New Release Property
Tramonto - Weddings & Events JOHANNESBURG - R485 000
Inspired by the latest global trend towards an
MOSSEL BAY - R1 900 000
uncompromising urban lifestyle, BridgeView looks set to
take city living to new heights. Conveniently located
Situated in popular Mossel Bay. Excellent investment.
within easy access to the major highway arteries and the
Spacious open plan living area and kitchen, 2 bedrooms
CBD, this brand new development is perfectly positioned
and 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), parking and balcony.
to take advantage of Braamfontein's distinctive village
atmosphere, while remaining within easy reach of the
best that urban living has to offer.
atmosphere, while remaining within easy reach of the
best that urban living has to offer.
From the Desk of Marcel Deacon
2010 PROVIDES SA WITH OPPORTUNITIES
Preliminary figures indicate that the South African tourism industry can expect a huge
fillip from the Soccer World Cup – provided that new development is done with an eye
on the environment.
Quoting recent figures more than 100 000 international visitors were counted during the
opening days of the soccer tournament, with more expected as it progresses towards
Moreover, the country benefited from a 34% increase in inbound tourism spending
during the first quarter of 2010 – arguably thanks to the additional interest in the
country generated by the World Cup. And tourists generally, as well as soccer fans
who will undertake short tours during their stay, are undoubtedly attracted by the
country’s famed wildlife and spectacular scenery.
Which presents a challenge for all stakeholders in the local property industry: while SA
faces pressing housing and infrastructural needs, new development simply must take
account of the impact on the environment and thus on future tourism, which is one of
South Africa’s most promising sources of foreign exchange, not to mention the
opportunities it holds to create much needed jobs.
Stakeholders, which include homebuyers as well as town planners and developers,
should wholeheartedly commit themselves to sustainable development that is
environmentally responsible. Putting the brakes on urban sprawl is imperative to
prevent degradation of our natural attractions.
One way of limiting encroaching development is to take a......
HILLSIDE VILLAGE - TURKEY
The Hillside Village offers a luxury new development of villas and apartments located in the unspoilt town of Akbük,
one of the most picturesque and sought after areas in Turkey.
Turkey Location Details
Didim Beach 1.5 km
Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km
Property Type(s) Golf Course N/A km
2 Bed Apartments Airport 40 km
3 & 4 Bed Villas
Fractional Ownership of freehold property is a very simple concept of putting like-minded people together to
purchase a property that they could either not afford or justify for a variety of reasons.
Each property is divided into eight shares and each share or share(s) that you acquire are supported by land
registry ‘title deed’ documents (the Turkish equivalent are called TAPU) and registered in your name.
Each luxury apartment block has been designed with six apartments, laid out over three levels, with two, two
bedroom apartments on each level.
The Hillside Village development has been extended to include an additional eight high quality linkedvillas to be
built in the Venetian style, unique to this area, with fantastic panoramic bay and mountain views.
Your exclusive detached villa is designed for maximum comfort, convenience and relaxation.
The generous internal living space is complemented with your own private outdoor area. From the living room,
through double glazed doors, you’ll step out onto a raised sun terrace with steps leading down to your own private
WEEKLY PROPERTY UPDATE
Although it’s over for Bafana Bafana the World Cup stay
Blue Mountain Carenet Retirement Estate is a
spoken about and supported by many South Africans.
development in its own class with its beautiful Cape
Furthermore it has raised South Africans' expectations of
Dutch architecture which blends in with the history in
what the country can achieve in the future.
George. Overlooking the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma
Mountains. It offers security and access control, and an
One lessons the World Cup offers on the stock market is
enhanced lifestyle conveniently close to George Airport,
that you must watch your margin of safety. The same
Harold's Bay, Victoria Bay, wilderness and a stone-throw
with real estate. Turnarounds happens all the time and
from all new Garden Route Shopping Center.
almost anything can happen.
The development will be phased and the 1st phase
Is the property sector benefitting from the influx of the
consists of 76 full title homes. The Clubhouse, ........
World Cup visitors? I suppose it’s one of those things
that is not easy to counter for as the effect might only
show in years to come. One thing we can say is that
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South Africa did an excellent job in showcasing the
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FOREIGN BUYERS ADVICE
SMALLER HOUSES IN BIG DEMAND With Cape Town suddenly taking on a truly international
look as a result of the influx of World Cup visitors - South
Financial pressure pushing South Africans to purchase Africa is one of the easiest countries in the world in
smaller houses. which to buy a residential property.
Good news for homeowners of small houses who are Unlike so many countries, the red tape and restrictions
looking to sell up and buy something larger, is that are minimal and the SA Reserve Bank allows you to
smaller houses (80m²-140m²) are the strongest growth repatriate your money if and when you decide to sell.
category in the year-on-year figures, read Upward trend
in house price growth continues. South Africa does list overseas buyers as non-residents
unless they take out SA citizenship – but it is
The average nominal value of small houses continued exceptionally accommodating to them.
on the upward growth trend rising 29.2% year on year in
May after rising by a revised 24,4 year on year in April. Firstly, if the buyer is paying with cash, he must ensure
This brought the average nominal price of homes in this that he has his own copies of the title deeds and
category to about R843 700 in May. financial documents and that these are stored in a safe
Read more. place. They will have to be produced if the buyer at any
stage chooses to sell and repatriate his cash.
ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY INCREASE
GOOD NEWS FOR THE HOUSING MARKET
Total income for the accommodation industry increased
4,2% year on year in April to R966,8m, according to data
"CGT was the main story, as the proposed increase was
from Statistics SA released yesterday.
heavily trailed in advance. In reality the rise to 28% for
high-rate tax payers is a non-issue for the housing
These figures show that the accommodation industry is
"The rise is coming into play overnight - so there will be
gaining momentum although the spin-offs of the Soccer
no sudden sell-off of second homes or investment
World Cup will be known only at a later date.
properties. The new rate takes us back to a similar rate
to where we were under the pre-2008 rules, when taper
Total income for the accommodation industry for the
relief was able to reduce a 40% headline rate of CGT to
three months ended April increased 0,9% from the three
months ended April last year.
"With higher-rate CGT at 28% the argument for property
Income from accommodation rose 0,5% from the three
investment still looks strong, and capital gains still
months ended April last year, mainly due to an increase
compare very favourably with income tax at 40%.
of 4,6% in the average income per stay unit night sold
during the same period.
during the same period.
CAN LANCE WIN THE TOUR DE FRANCE
From his first, unprecedented Tour de France victory in
WHAT HAS 2010 DONE FOR SA 1999 just three years after being diagnosed with
testicular cancer, the seven-time champion's ability to
South Africa has been a busy place over the last few confound expectations has become legendary among
weeks. With the World Cup kicking off less than a the public and his fellow racers. On his way to a third
fortnight ago, the country has been dealing with the victory in 2001, he used the now-famous "bluff" to trick
enormous influx of visitors arriving from all over the his rivals into thinking he was weak and about to fall
world. Hundreds of thousands have come steaming in behind. Then at the base of the final climb, he exploded
to enjoy the finals for the first time on the African out of the pack to win the stage atop Alpe d'Huez. In
continent. Between June 1 and June 21, the South 2003, Armstrong was the least prepared he'd been for
African Department of Home Affairs reported 682,317 any of this Tour wins, and was under the fiercest
foreigners arrived in the country. Not surprisingly, the pressure yet from the other contenders when Joseba
majority of visitors came from the UK, Germany, USA, Beloki crashed in front of him on a high-speed mountain
Brazil, Netherlands, and Argentina. The local population descent; Armstrong swerved off the road, bumped over a
in South Africa and neighboring countries hasn’t been grassy field, dismounted and hopped a drainage ditch
quite as high in numbers, but the country has definitely then neatly rejoined the pack on the road below the site
seen an enormous rise in tourism since the tournament of the carnage. Later that same year, knocked down on a
began. climb when a spectator's bag snagged his handlebar,
Read more. Armstrong remounted then powered up Luz Ardiden to
not only catch his rivals but win the stage-on a snapped
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VODACOM FUNNY FESTIVAL
Join us at one of Gautengs most established races to
The 6th Vodacom Funny Festival, Cape Town’s premier date. The organisers have yet another trump card up
comedy festival runs for the duration of the FIFA World their sleeves by taking part of the existing route and
Cup 2010 at the Baxter Theatre. The popular annual adding some interesting new bits for 2010 which is
event, which has become “Cape Town’s winter tonic”, nothing short of sublime! Our trusty course designer has
opens on 7th June and runs through to 11th July. pulled out all the stops and the route boasts loads of
awesome single track, jeep track, drop offs, technical
The hugely popular event was awarded Official Event ascents and white knuckle descents. We have a 68km
status by Cape Town’s tourism authorities and now marathon (with one start loop and two laps), a 40km
carries the insignia of the Cape of Great Events. It is the half-marathon (with one start loop and one lap). The start
only comedy project in the city to have been awarded the loop is 7.5km long and is there to break up the riders by
accolade. the time they reach the taxidermist and Erich's
Read more. Zuchspitze.
MALAY SPICED FISH ON A BED OF BUTTERNUT
This is a superb combination of Cape flavours. Serve the fish with golden rice
and add colour with a selection of salad sambals. For convenience this dish
can be prepared in advance, and baked just before serving.
1¼ kg kabeljou or Cape salmon filleted, skinned and cut into portions
Ina Paarman's Lemon and Black Pepper Seasoning
4 T (60 ml) Olive or Canola oil
1 medium butternut, peeled, seeded and coarsely grated
Ina Paarman's Garlic and Herb Seasoning
2 T (30 ml) flour
2 t (10 ml) medium-strength curry powder or fish masala
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman's Chilli and Garlic Seasoning
4 T (60 ml) melted butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman's Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
1 x 200ml Tikka Curry Coat & Cook Sauce
½ cup (125 ml) coconut cream or fat reduced fresh cream