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DEVELOPMENT:COUNTRY ESTATE WITH RURAL AMBIANCE

R4 billion suburb for Helderberg The development of a new suburb in the Helderberg of “unprecedented size” was launched with a ground-breaking ceremony on 16 April. This R4 billion lifestyle and security development is situated between the N2 and the R102, neighbouring Croyden Olive Estate, and will offer over 3 150 residential properties. The developers behind this development is the Uvest Property Group, who are keeping the details of the development under wraps until the official launch in July this year. Executive Director of Uvest, John Coetzee, has been meticulously planning and designing various aspects of this unique development for over three years. He certainly has the experience for a venture of this kind, having been involved in the planning and bringing to market of other large developments such as Burgundy Estate (in excess of 5 803 apartments and homes plus a commercial component) and Buh-Rein Estate (in excess of 3 500 apartments and homes plus a commercial component). “I have certainly used my experience in planning this project, but Sitari is very different in many ways. Sitari Country Estate is set on 192 hectares, and it is one of the last private access-controlled estates that will be built within the Western Cape. It is a country estate in the truest sense of the word. Obviously one moves from rural towards urban when you develop, but we are attempting as far as possible to maintain a rural

Seen at the ground­breaking event of the Sitari Country Estate were (from left), Ramees Miller (Site Agent, Power Construction (PC), Andre Zandberg (Area Director, PC), Philip van der Berg (Executive Director, Uvest Property Group), Poens Venter (CEO of PC), William MacRobert (CEO of Uvest Property Group), Dr Graham Power (Executive Chairman of the Power Group), John Coetzee (Executive Director, Uvest Property Group), Petrie Smit (Contracts Executive, PC) and David Jacobs (Site Agent, PC). ambiance yet with all the modern conveniences one could wish for,” says Coetzee. Without revealing too much, buyers can expect to see a combi-

nation of orchards, trees, vineyards, olives and parks perfectly matched with contemporary rural architectural design. “We pride ourselves on the care

that we are putting into every little detail as we wish to ensure that Sitari Country Estate remains absolutely unique.” Power Construction has been

tasked with completing all the civil works on Sitari Country Estate. Dr Graham Power, Helderberg local and Executive Chair of the Power Group says the Helderberg has very little space left for development. “The only sizeable land available is here on the R102 route. This area is perfect for what is going to be an absolutely prime addition to the Helderberg. It is a beautiful area, and the site has a wonderful feel about it. I am delighted that we are involved with Uvest Property Group in Sitari – and I see nothing but success for this entire project.” The construction is set to roll out over the next seven years, and in terms of accommodation there will be 3 150 residential units, which includes single residential country homes, sectional title apartments and a retirement village. There will also be private schools, a shopping centre and a medical centre. Coetzee says that Uvest Property Group will allow for a limited number of sectional title development pockets to be sold to external developers. “Our development strategy is focused on Sitari Country Estate being developed in the shortest space of time and for this to happen we need to work with other developers. However, we wish to maintain a very high standard and have therefore decided to restrict the number of available development pockets for sale to external developers, and to carefully consider them in terms of their track record.”


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How do I know when it’s time to scale down? Many property owners who currently own properties larger than they need, wonder when the best time is to sell and scale down. As we move through the different phases of our lives our needs change. The large home that was once buzzing with the noise of our kids is now quiet as they have moved on with their adult lives. It’s a very difficult decision for many to make due to the strong memories that are associated with their homes – and with these memories comes much emotion. But at some point in time everyone sells and moves on. The big question is: When? In answering this question here are some points to consider:

) Do you have any health issues that impact on your ability to enjoy your property as you deserve to enjoy it? For example, do the stairs pose a problem? Is this impacting on you physically or emotionally? ) Are you able to care for and maintain the property as you need to? Large properties, while offering the obvious benefit of space, also come with the added obligation of maintenance. And maintenance doesn’t come without cost. So, if you are unable to maintain your property properly then it may be time to move on. A poorly maintained property will sell for much less than it should – so you could be damaging the value of your asset. ) Are you able to handle the in-

creasing costs associated with owning a larger property? Increased rates and taxes, electricity, and water costs often put huge strain on the budget and eat away at capital that will be needed later. If you answer “yes” to any one of the above questions then it may be time to consider selling. It’s usually a very tough decision to make. There are many additional questions that will need to be answered such as: Where does all the excess furniture go if we scale down? What will we be able to afford? What are the costs associated with selling and purchasing again? How will we cope with the stress? As challenging as it may be to answer all of these questions, you will

sible to make an offer be comforted to subject to the sale of know that they can your existing home. all be answered. It is Approximate best to speak to a costs of transfer and professional real esagent’s fees can also tate agent that you be given – so you can trust who can help plan your finances you. well. And even For example, a though selling your knowledgeable Talking Property, by Steve family furniture is agent will be able to Caradoc­Davies, principal hard to do – it can be give you an accurate of Harcourts Platinum done. Perhaps other appraisal on your home. But be sure to ask for the family members could benefit? While it is a difficult decision to facts! It is no use planning on a “thumbsuck” or unrealistic value. make the important thing is that Why not start looking around to you make it yourself – on your see what properties are available terms. Stay in control of the process that could suit you? If you find some- by being pro-active and sourcing thing you like then it is always pos- knowledge and sound advice early.


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Rawson Property Group is advising investors to buy along the Cape’s coast before prices soar.

Buyers should invest in Cape properties Buy-to-let investors looking for tips on areas where they can still buy at very low prices but with a potential for increases in the coming year or two, should be investigating the opportunities in the Cape’s country and coastal villages, especially those within reach of Cape Town. This is according to Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, who says previously only the inexpensive homes in Strand saw big value rises but now they are seeing freehold prices in the R800 000 to R1,5 million bracket rise by 12%. “What is more, it appears that this increase is likely to continue, and it seems possible that the many luxury units, priced anything from R1,5 million to R6 million, will start finding buyers by the end of this year,” he said.

A similar scenario, says Rawson, is unfolding at Betty’s Bay and Pringle Bay. Prices have remained low since 2008, the majority still being in the region of R800 000 to R1,5 million - but in the last twelve months the Deeds Office has recorded 21 sales in the R1,5 million to R3 million bracket and this figure is apparently on the increase. “Almost none of these prices represent a price upturn, they are still being offered at big discounts - but the improved volumes suggest that this situation is due for a change.” He says in Hermanus, the local Rawson franchisee Peter Greyling reports that below R1 million, demand far exceeds supply There is however still some good stock on the market, despite being discounted by 30% since 2008, while in other cases sellers have either withdrawn from the market or are

staying there with unrealistic prices. “Looking at the overall situation, I agree with Greyling in that investors with resources should be taking the gap here and buying because analysts are telling us that next summer Hermanus’ worldwide reputation will once again be pulling in both upcountry and international buyers,” says Rawson. In Langebaan, he says, it is also now accepted that the falling off of prices, which was possibly more drastic than in most other areas, is now over, and a 20 % rise in sales is expected this year. This, it is said, will be boosted by the steady influx of contractors coming to work on the new Saldanha Bay Industrial Zone. Right now, however, the area can still provide a well-built, three bedroom home on a 1 000 m² stand for as little as R1,3 million. A

similar home in the southern suburbs of Cape Town will probably cost about R3 million. In the Shelley Point/Paternoster area, as the local agent has recently pointed out in a press statement, bargain sales are still possible any day of the week. At the moment, for example, this franchise has a two bedroom freestanding townhouse available at Shelley Point for R870 000, and a freestanding two bedroom home at Paternoster for R1,4 million. Homes of this kind only a few years ago were selling at R1,5 million and R2,5 million. Moving inland, says Rawson, is it also now clear that Boland and Overberg towns such as Malmesbury, Bredasdorp, Robertson, Montagu and Wellington are still able to offer buyers good prices on homes. -Property 24


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The City of Cape Town has been successful in the first phase of the implementation of the new Development Applications Management System (DAMS) for the submission of development applications. Since 1 April 2014, customers have been able to submit plans in PDF format by using a memory stick and it is now possible to make on line payments for development applications through an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This is a first for a metro in South Africa. “I would like to thank the City’s Planning and Building Development Management Department for the efficient way in which they have

handled this enormous task, which aims to improve the turnaround times for the development proposal process. Some applications were delayed as a result of the normal teething problems associated with such a massive overhaul of an existing system and we thank our customers for their understanding. As the system is bedded down within the next few months, we anticipate that there may be teething problems and we will address these as quickly as possible. The City has managed to process 836 building plan applications and 840 land use applications since 1 April 2014 to date – an impressive performance,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Environmental and Spatial

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Planning, Councillor Garreth Bloor. In order to increase efficiency further, the Department started the process of migrating data from the existing system to the new system. Previously, development applications (which include building plans of various prescribed sizes, in accordance with the National Building Regulations) could only be physically submitted at the Department. The new system allows for payments to be made through EFTs, which was not possible on the previous system. It is important to note that the application only proceeds when the City obtains confirmation from the relevant bank, which takes between one and two days depending on their

response. Although paper submissions are still possible, the new system allows for customers to receive their plans back on their own memory stick with the comments from the officials for amendment or a copy of the approved plan. Customers therefore have both the electronic and paper options. “Ultimately this new system will serve to enhance the City’s services and ensure a more convenient system for customers, in line with our commitment to being a well-run city,” said Bloor. The Planning and Building Development Management Department has already achieved great success with the increase of the turnaround times of the building application

A NEW VENTURE: Whitey Basson, CEO of Shoprite Holdings (left) officially opened the brand new Checkers Hyper in Somerset West with Nataniël on Wednesday 23 April. This is the first Hyper­ size store in the Boland. According to Basson the store is much more user friend­ ly and boast a variety of products. Checkers Hyper is the anchor tenant of the new Hel­ derberg Centre, which also boast various de­ cor and lifestyle shops.

process in general by improving its existing systems. To this end, the value of building plans approved has increased from R10,2 billion in 2011 to R13,1 billion in 2012 and to R15,5 billion in 2013. This is an overall increase of R5,3 billion. For more information, please visit www.capetown.gov.za/en/Planningportal/Pages/default.aspx Customers with any specific issues of concern are urged to contact Marius Crous, Manager of Systems Integration in the Planning and Building Development Management Department for further investigation and action; E-mail: Marius.Crous@capetown.gov.za. Customers can also send an e-mail to DAMS.system@capetown.gov.za to register to receive updates.


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Stellenbosch agent receives top honours Stellenbosch’s own Elmarie van Huyssteen has just been named by the Chas Everitt International property group as its Top Non-Metro Agent, not only in the Western Cape but in the whole of South Africa. Elmarie’s award was presented by group MD Berry Everitt during a ceremony held at Asara Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Group managing director Berry Everitt says the awards were made in recognition of Elmarie’s outstanding performance for 2013. What makes this achievement even more special is the fact that she has won these same awards for three of the past four years. Raised in Stellenbosch, Elmarie matriculated from Jan van Riebeeck High School in Cape Town. She studied at the Stellenbosch and

Pretoria universities, and lectured at Unisa in International Politics before exchanging her academic career for a rewarding 18 years in the real estate business. After starting the Chas Everitt International franchise in Stellenbosch and operating it for 10 years, she recently opted for the new Chas Everitt Notebook© model and currently enjoys owning and managing one of the four Notebook outlets in Stellenbosch. The love of property and people are the passions that drive her in this extremely competitive industry. “Respect for our clients and the skill to focus on their needs and wants are what this business is all about,” she says. This is reflected in the fact that some of her investor buyers have repeatedly bought and sold properties through Elmarie over the years.

Although the investor market is lively in Stellenbosch, Elmarie says the most rewarding clients to work with are the local homeowners with whom not only business is conducted but solid friendships have also been formed over the years. “We have the most wonderful people around, and it is my privilege to meet so many of them” She says her work would not be possible without the support of the team and the encouraging ethos that pervades the whole Chas Everitt group. The high quality of support in both systems and people are a vital part of her success, she says. Elmarie says she is also extremely fortunate to have a supportive family to provide her with good work/ life balance. - News24

Top Stellenbosch agent Elmarie van Huyssteen has once again been named by the Chas Everitt International prop­ erty group as its Top Non­Metro Agent in South Africa. Her award was presented by group MD Berry Everitt during a ceremony held at Asara.


COMPETITION:BUILDING A VIRTUAL CAR

Matthew Burke wins a new Kia QUICKPIC Kia Motors South Africa (KMSA) launched an exciting on line competition to the South African public. As an industry first, entrants were required to build the newly launched Cerato Koup on KMSA’s Facebook page, by collecting and swopping various part codes. Over the duration of the competition, 38 part codes were hidden all over the internet, in Kia dealerships and in print and radio ads, each one unlocking a different part towards the completion of the virtual car. During the last week of the competition at the end of March, over 4 000 players were competing for the prize, with 248 Kia fans in search of the last code. The final code was released at 12:00 on 31 March 2014 and was hidden in the Cerato Koup microsite. This code was very strategically placed and

hard to find. It was only discovered 26 hours later by Matthew Burke. Matthew, a financial advisor at Liberty Life in Edenvale, made it his top priority to find the last part. “I started playing the game towards the middle of February and started to collect the various codes throughout the competition”, comments Matthew. “Getting the last few parts were very difficult, and I was in total disbelief when I found the last part”. When asked about how he felt when he realised he was the winner, Matthew commented: “I thought it was an April fool joke, as I was called by Kia on the 1st of April”. Matthew is now the proud owner of a brand new 1.6 Turbo GDi Koup, boasting an impressive 152 kW of power. “This was a very exciting competition for all of us at Kia, and was just another platform for us to showcase our power to surprise”, concludes David Sieff, Marketing Director, Kia Motors South Africa.

Matthew Burke receives the keys to his new Kia Cerato Koup.

Hino joins Pinkdrive’s fight against breast cancer QUICKPIC A specially-equipped Hino 500 Series 1626 chassis cab, fitted with a box body, has joined the fleet of vehicles operated by the PinkDrive charitable organisation for its fight against breast cancer in South Africa. The box body is fitted out with very specialised equipment for carrying out mammographic screening and is valued at approximately R10 million. “This is our second mobile mammography unit while we also have a truck-mounted educational unit that traverses the country along with three educational cars,” explained the founder and director of PinkDrive, Noelene Kotschan, “The mobile mammography units travel to semi-urban and urban areas with the objective of enabling various disadvantaged communities access to education, physical examination and how to do breast self-examination in the fight against cancer. We have already provided over 5 000 free mammograms, done over 54 000 clinical breast examinations, educated over 79 000 people and distributed

The box body is fitted out with very specialised equipment for carrying out mammographic screening and is valued at approximately R10 million. PHOTO: QUICKPIC over 90 000 items of educational material,” added Ms Kotschan. The fact that BIDVest is a major sponsor of this project resulted in the group’s McCarthy automotive retailer being called on to supply the vehicle. In the end it was Hino Selby that undertook the project, which included lengthening a long-wheelbase 1626 chassis cab and coordinating the construction and fitment

of the box body by Elite, with MWS supplying specialised components. The expensive medical equipment is fitted in three portioned areas in the air conditioned body. The Hino tows a big generating set so that the unit is self-sufficient. The handover of the Hinobased unit took place in Johannesburg recently and the high

profile PinkDrive and its projects occupy in the eyes of the government was evidenced by the attendance at the function of First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, and Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu and the MEC of Health for Gauteng, Hope Papo.

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Audi A3 is named 2014 World Car of the Year QUICKPIC The Audi A3, the premium compact best-seller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the tenyear history of the World Car of the Year Awards as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005. The third generation of the Audi A3 is now officially confirmed as a world beater. It overcame the challenge from 23 other cars to win the prestigious World Car of the Year title in 2014. The A3 was voted as the winner by an international jury panel comprising 69 top-level automotive journalists from 22 countries around the world. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said: “The Audi A6 was the first ever winner of this award and we are delighted that the Audi A3 has repeated that achievement by being voted 2014 World Car of the Year. The Audi A3 showcases Audi’s technical competence in all aspects of car making, not least in the areas of lightweight technology, drivetrain, mobile infotainment and driver assistance systems. This major-award win is an achievement that the whole company can celebrate”. The new Audi A3 is available

as a three door, Sportback, Cabriolet and Sedan. It is powered by a range of TFSI gasoline and TDI diesel engines. Audi can look back on a 16year success story with the A3. In 1996, the first generation of the model series established an entirely new market segment the premium compact class. With the second generation, which followed in 2003, the brand extended its lead with the addition of a Cabriolet to the familiar three-door and Sportback body styles. The third A3 generation is available in four body styles following the further addition of the Sedan. With this win for the Audi A3, Audi has maintained its position as the manufacturer with the most World Car of the Year titles. The brand with the four rings has previously won three World Performance Car titles, two World Car Design of the Year titles and the inaugural World Car of the Year title. In total Audi has won seven titles at the World Car of the Year Awards: 2005 Audi A6 World Car of the Year; 2007 Audi RS 4 World Performance Car; Audi TT World Car Design of the Year; 2008 Audi R8 World Performance Car; Audi R8 World Car Design of the Year; 2010 Audi R8 V10 World Performance Car and 2014 Audi A3 World Car of the Year.

The A3 was voted as the winner by an international jury panel comprising 69 top­level automotive journalists from 22 countries around the world. PHOTO: QUICKPIC


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New WRX is premium by nature

QUICKPIC The all-new Subaru WRX, which launches in South Africa on 23 May 2014, is set to redefine one of the world’s most famous nameplates, elevating the WRX badge to new levels of refinement, quality and value. “The all-new Subaru WRX represents a new era of sports vehicle manufacture for the Subaru brand and, in South Africa where these vehicles have formed a cult following since introduction in 1992, we expect the allnew model to be received with continued enthusiasm and excitement,” comments Subaru Southern Africa Marketing Manager, Ashley Lazarus. “The new range brings with it improvements in every aspect, with heightened quality levels and higher refinement levels matching the increased driving performance and enhanced handling characteristics which the new WRX exhibits at all times. The Subaru WRX remains a powerful car with the practicality and comfort which have always enabled it to double as a daily drive and a focused performance vehicle.” True to form, the Subaru WRX continues to headline the brand’s performance vehicle portfolio. Under the all-new body, a new 2.0-litre DOHC direct injection turbocharged (DIT) Boxer® petrol engine develops 197 kW at 5 600 rpm and 350 Nm between 2 400 and 5 200 rpm, with performance figures translating into a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 6.0 seconds (manual transmission, 6.3 seconds for the Lineartronic™ model) and a top speed of 240 km/h. The Boxer® engine is mounted either to a six-speed manual transmission or Sport Lineartronic™ CVT, either of which transfers

True to form, the Subaru WRX continues to headline the brand’s performance vehicle portfo­ lio. PHOTO: QUICKPIC the power and torque to Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ system which, in the case of the new WRX, also features Active Torque Vectoring (ATV) for crisper turn-in and improved cornering dynamics. Sport Lineartronic™ is based on Subaru’s own CVT, albeit with special sports tuning for quicker response and better driver engagement, benchmarked against some of the world’s finest and quickest single- and dualclutch transmissions. Linked to Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE), Sport Lineartron-

ic™ offers the perfect balance of transmission performance and smoothness in all driving modes. In automatic mode and under Intelligent (I) mapping, six simulated gear ratios are served up with a focus on fuel efficiency and comfort. Switching to Sport (S) or Sport Sharp (S#) modes reprograms the transmission with eight predetermined ratios, which maximise performance from the Boxer® engine. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles transfer Sport Lineartronic™ into full manual mode, allowing full driver control of transmission ratios.

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The two new models in the new Subaru WRX range are both available in Premium guise, featuring high-grade specifications, with no options available. Exterior highlights include the trademark bonnet scoop, dual-twin exhaust pipes, an electric sunroof, a rear diffuser and boot spoiler, daytime running lights, automatic headlights with selflevelling LED elements, rain-sensing wipers, LED tail lights, privacy glass, a sports body kit and 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/45 R17 94W Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT performance tyres. On the inside, the full leather upholstery and soft-touch surfaces create a comfortable driving zone which is complemented by features which include a full six-speaker multimedia audio system incorporating USB, Bluetooth and voice control, red stitching accents, electric power steering, keyless access and push-button starting, folding rear seats, a 4.3-inch full colour multi-info display screen with readouts for audio details, economy figures, trip information and a new digital boost gauge, a rear-view camera, cruise control, SI-DRIVE, automatic climate control and red ambient lighting. As with its fellow Subaru vehicles, the new 5-star ANCAP-rated WRX subscribes to the highest safety levels and features a host of safety systems and equipment such as ABS with EBD and BAS, VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS with LSD (Traction Control System with Limited Slip Device), seven airbags, Subaru’s Ring-Shaped Reinforcement™ body construction and ISOFIX child seat anchor points. The all-new Subaru WRX is now available for pre-order at Subaru dealerships across South Africa, with pricing to be confirmed at a later stage.


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