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16th Edition

Conservation and wildlife | Meet the neighbours | Our 10th Birthday

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CONTENTS

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Summer Palm Lakes

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Welcome to Palm Lakes Magazine

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estate manager’s letter

10 12 15 17

Meet our New Staff Members

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Our 10th Birthday

ISSUE 16

by Wim Sak by Chris Mathews

Meet Ingrid & Mick Furby Meet Trevor & Dolly Layfte One Decenium time to celebrate by Olivia Roels Sak

Conservation & Wildlife Palm Lakes - How far we’ve come! TrinityHouse - Family, Fun, Faith Fibre To Home Load Shedding: part of living Kids Corner Explore Palm Lakes

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Should you require any information regarding the estate, please contact any of the following persons: ESTATE MANAGER Chris Mathews Estate Manager

078 801 1569 | chris@plhoa.co.za Wilma Prinsloo Assistant Estate Manager 078 730 6188 | wilma@plhoa.co.za Dereck Du Plooy Deputy Estate Manager 083 724 8697 | dereck@plhoa.co.za Security Control Centre 078 547 7182 (24 hours) PALM LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION (PLHOA) Estate Managing Agents Ballito Estates (Contact:Barbara Shingler ) 032 946 2055 E-mail: barbara@ballito-estates.co.za General HOA enquiries: enquiries@plhoa.co.za chris@plhoa.co.za wilma@phloa.co.za BODY CORPORATE MANAGING AGENTS Ballito Estates (Contact: Barbara Shingler) 032 946 2055 E-mail: barbara@ballito-estates.co.za DEVELOPER: Royal Palm Property Holdings Ltd (RPPH) Office: 032 815 1041 Fax: 086 531 2331 Cell: 083 675 7789 E-mail: info@rpph.co.za Sales office: 0860 123 PALM Website: www.palmlakes.co.za

EDITOR justin@fabmags.co.za

Justin Scott 082 256 1192

Graphic designer simi@fabmags.co.za

Simi Ebrahim

Sales sharlene@fabmags.co.za Office Number Fax WEBSITE ONLINE Printed By Cover Photo

Sharlene Odayar 032 946 0357 032 946 0357 086 605 0098 www.fabmags.co.za http://issuu.com/fabmags

Editor’s Note I remember the first meeting we had with the team at Palm Lakes. We were pitching to do the estate magazine and I won’t lie, we were a tad nervous. We visited the offices in Rey’s Park in Ballito and shuffled into the boardroom with all the renderings and maps on the wall. The estate was massive and the opportunity was tangible. It was an important time for us as a business, as we had signed a few estates and the future was looking very promising, but getting the Palm Lakes magazine would move us into a different league. In fact the timing was that good, that getting the agreement to go ahead would make us the second biggest publisher of estate based magazines in the country....you can imagine the nerves! (Since then we’ve gone on to be the biggest!) Well, you know the outcome of the meeting because you’re reading my editor’s letter…which means we did something right! The start of our relationship back then was a milestone for us, but more importantly we found a partnership with a group of people who were approachable, sincere and willing to allow us to grow with them. It’s been an amazing journey with Wim and Olivia and their team and whilst we weren’t there from that very first day we share their excitement, passion and delight as they celebrate 10 years of Palm Lakes - it’s like being part of a family, isn’t it? If we reflect back on the past 10 years there has been some exceptional growth along with a few challenges but, for me, the one thing that seems to stand out is the tenacity of Palm Lakes Estate. This estate has become iconic on the North Coast and its performance during the last few years has been unbelievable...it is one of the top performing estate in KZN, if not the country. We wish the team all the best for the next 10 years! We know they will continue to prosper and do amazing things in the estate....how great it is to be a part of the journey! Regards

Justin Scott

and the FABMAGS team

DNA Print (Pty) Ltd

Chris Allan Photography

Staying In Touch If you have anything you’d like to share with us, whether it’s your opinions, your suggestions or your ideas, please feel free to e-mail me at justin@fabmags.co.za. I’d really like to hear from you.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents FABMAGS cannot be held responsible for any omission or errors, or for any misfortune, injury or damages that may arise there from. FabMags is a privately owned and funded company and is not subsidized by Palm Lakes Family Estate or the PLHOA.

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FROM THE

P

alm Lakes Estate is 10 years young. Exactly 10 years ago we were busy putting a lot of pressure on our contractors to finish our gate house and the road up to the fig tree, because we wanted this to be ready for the launch on December 20. In mid-December we put up the 200m2 marquee, which would become our sales office for the next eight years.

Vodacom has started to install the fibre to the homes which is definitely another catalyst for Palm Lakes.

We launched at the peak of the property boom; on the first day we sold 111 stands and 36 apartments. The construction of the first 6.8kms of roads and services started in April 2006 and first transfers were registered in the first quarter of 2007. That’s when we started to build the 244 apartments, which were almost sold out mid-2008. And then the world went into recession and the property boom came to an end rapidly.

I would like to thank the RPPH management team and board for their input and efforts over these 10 years. But also the professional team members who worked with us. I also have to thank Nedbank who kept believing in us and supported us all these years. I thank all the trustees of the HOA for their work during all these years.A special thank to my wife Olivia who supported me and the company from day 1 and played an important role up to this day.I also have to thank all our investors who keeps believing in our project and who have been very patient. And of course a big thank you to all the homeowners. Without them Palm Lakes would not be where we are now.

Palm Lakes survived and mid-2012, when Trinityhouse broke ground, our sales started to increase. Today you all have seen the progress on the estate. In the last two years, we were selling quicker than we could build roads. At the moment, RPPH is servicing 367 stands in the family estate and creating 135 opportunities in the retirement village. The road works at Impala Ridge have started and the first phase of 28 units is almost sold out. Soon we will release phase two.

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I hope that our new pools at the Dragonfly clubhouse are ready by the time you read this article. Over the past 10 years, a sugar cane farm was converted into a small town. The estate is now one of the top lifestyle estates on the North Coast.

I wish you all and your family a fantastic festive season and a prosperous 2016. Regards

Wim Sak

CEO of RPPH Chairman of the Home Owners Association


Why not let us take the hassle out of cleaning your pool this summer! Our teams will maintain your pool on a weekly basis at very competitive prices.

To all our existing and future clients, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a great festive season.

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October 2015

Estate Manager’s Report

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an you believe it; here we are in the last quarter of 2015. And what a year it has been. One blinks and another year has gone. But if you look at the development on the estate you cannot but help marvel at the growth rate. I would once more like to remind all users of our roads in Palm Lakes that the same rules apply in the estate, as on our regional and provincial roads. A 4–way- STOP street means just that: STOP. We have had a circus on Facebook and Twitter about our good intentions to enforce this law. We will be installing cameras and appointing peace officers to enforce our road rules. We have a large proportion of our residents who are advocating ‘name and shame them’. I therefore appeal to you one more time: work with us to keep this a safe estate. Remember you have chosen to live on an estate and need to make yourself aware of all the rules. If you are not sure of something please contact our office and ask for a copy. If you want to re-paint your home, first check which colours are allowed. If you want to erect a fence or a screen wall, first check what is allowed.

Also take note that no worker, sub contractor, removal company staff, delivery staff etc. will be allowed to enter the estate unless they have their valid SA ID book with them. Photocopies are not acceptable.

If you want to put in a pool or enclose your balcony, you need to submit plans to the DRC and the municipality. If you are not sure of what you may or may not plant in your garden contact Andrew Erasmus and discuss. Make sure you know the pet rules and have your pets registered with the HOA. The directorate of RPPH and the trustees of the HOA have appointed the HOA management to run the estate, according to a set of rules, which we will do to the best of our ability. To keep this estate safe, clean, neat and a pleasure to live in we ask you all to work with us to achieve our goals and the goals of the fastest growing estate in KZN. I once again want to congratulate Chris Garland and his team for a 100 percent safety record. A good security system is integral to the wellbeing of the estate and the peace of mind of the residents. Please report any perceived misuse of access cards and the like to the Control Room on 078 547 7182 or to Chris Garland on 082 887 0427. Also take note that no-one driving a motor vehicle or motorcycle will be allowed into the estate if they cannot produce their drivers’ licence when asked to do so.

Do not let anyone in your family use your access card or hand it to a visitor. If picked up at the gates this card will be blocked immediately. This is for your safety and that of everyone living on this estate. Once more please take note of the following: The Control Room is manned 24/7/352 and is your first contact point, especially after hours and over weekends and public holidays. Their contact number is 078 547 7182. The HOA office is open Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Our contact numbers can be found under contact information on page 5. Please feel free to contact us with any ideas that you feel can benefit the estate. I wish you and your families a blessed and safe Christmas and a prosperous 2016. Regards

Chris Mathews Estate Manager

Let’s take a look at the statistics. Free Standing houses Years

Plans Approved

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Sept.2015

42 33 31 33 29 46 36 49

8 13 10 7 14 27 24 76

Sectional Title Units Plans Units Under Completed Units Approved Construction 85

0

Palm Lakes Retirement Village

Plans Under Houses Under Houses Built Review Construction

274

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19 26 25 26 36 30 48 144

4 10 25 42 63 72 107 201

Free Standing Houses Plans Approved 42

Houses Houses Under Construction Completed 16

42

Sectional Title Units Plans Approved

Units Under Construction

Units Completed

21

0

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Occupancy figures as at September 2015 Free Standing Houses 172 | Sectional Title Units 269 Retirement Free Standing 16 | Ret. Sec Title 5

Total of 462 families living on the estate.


IMPORTANT

Numbers The Control Room is manned 24/7 and should be your first contact for emergencies or queries. Estate Issues Chris Mathews

078 801 1569

Estate Manager Wilma Prinsloo

078 730 6188

Asst Estate Manager Dereck du Plooy

083 724 8697

Deputy Estate Manager Security Issues

Control Room

078 547 7182

SMS to request an entry number for a guest

078 547 7196

Chris Garland

082 887 0427

Security Manager

David Mthembu

071 290 4396

Access Control Manager

Landscaping

Andrew Erasmus

Clubhouse

082 300 8587

Dragonfly Club house

Wesley Joynt

071 008 8387 081 015 9595

Manager Emergency Numbers

Dolphin Coast Emergencies

032 946 2711

Dolphin Coast Emergencies

082 462 0567

Fire Department

032 946 2711

Netcare 911 Ballito

083 557 1591

Shaun Paul (Medic)

Netcare 911 Head Office

082 911

Alberlito Hospital

032 946 6711

Trauma Police | Umhlali Saps

032 947 9900

Police | Stanger Saps

032 551 8200

Kwadukuza - Electricity

032 551 3413

Power Failures Kwadukuza - Electricity

032 437 5081

Control Room Ilembe Municipality

080 045 3623

Emergency

Ilembe Municipality

032 437 9395

24 Hour Number Other Useful Numbers

Electrician - NDM Electrical | Len

083 675 7704

Electrician - North Coast Electrical | Sudesh

078 030 3658

Electrician - Tasveer Electrical | Shalen

083 257 9998

Electrician - Tom Finlay Electrical | Quintin

082 462 4005

Plumber - Elite Plumbing | Henrico

081 037 2927

Plumber - APG Plumbing | AndrĂŠ

072 398 3586

Plumber - BK Plumbers | Barend

082 858 8044

Snake Catcher | Neville Wolmarans

082 561 4969

Snake Catcher/Locksmith | Quinton

082 789 3332

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rEGULAR

New Staff

Members George Darling Building Control Officer The HOA welcomes George Darling to its management team. Our recently appointed building control officer George Darling has been a positive addition to the estate and its management team, with his years of experience in the construction industry. His function is to assist in maintaining a high standard of building on the estate and assist and laisse with contractors. George was born in Newcastle upon Tyre in 1951 and served a five year apprenticeship as plumber and drain layer. He came out to South Africa in 1972 seeking adventure and sunshine. The first project he worked on was the oil refinery in Isipingo, south of Durban. The construction industry was active in Durban those days with the building of John Ross House, the Malibu Hotel, the Elangeni and 320 West street taking place. After the building boom in Durban was over, George crossed the Drakensburg to the Highveld where he spent the next 38 years running his plumbing and construction business. George and his lovely wife Caroline relocated to the good life on the North Coast in 2014 and made Blythedale Beach their home. George is a petrol head who loves the freedom of his motor bikes and is also an accomplished guitarist.

Nanto Mthimkhulu Building Co-ordinator Retirement Village Nanto is a 25-year-old bundle of energy who hails from the small Zululand town of Eshowe. She is the newly appointed building coordinator for Royal Palms Property Holdings, for the estate’s fast developing retirement village. She is not only appointed as the new builder co-ordinator but she is also the PA of Wim and Olivia Sak. She obtained her building diploma from the Thekwini FET College and completed her internship at the iLembe department of health, where she met her partner. As a younger woman she developed a love and passion for creating things so the progression into the building industry was a natural one. Nanto enjoys the team sports of hockey and soccer, with soccer clearly being her favourite. One finds this out very quickly when talking to her. As a player she is knowledgeable about the game and is looking for a local women’s team to join. Orlando Pirates is the team that she cheers for on the weekends (come on Chiefs!)… that’s when she’s not off to the movies and the beach with her partner and children in tow. Nanto is a resident on the estate with her children enrolled at Trinityhouse. We welcome Nanto to the team and wish every success with her new appointment.

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Kosie Haarhoff Health and Safety Officer Kosie was appointed to his role in August this year to assist the HOA with the management of building sites and to help keep Palm Lakes the safe family environment that it is. Kosie is part of the team from the company SRM (Safety Risk Management). SRM has been involved with RPPH for a number of years in the development of Palm Lakes Estate. He was born in Pietermaritzburg and is an old boy of DHS. Kosie excelled in rugby and went on to represent the Natal Sharks U19 and U20 teams. Rugby opened many doors for him and he was rewarded with a scholarship to Hartpury Collage in Gloucestershire to study business management. A career-ending injury prevented him from playing club rugby in the UK and he had to return home. After a lengthy rehabilitation he made it back to the field of play where he was part of the Berea Rovers team that won the national club rugby championship. He is married with two children and currently calls Hillcrest his home.

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Meet The Neighbours

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urban was quite a different place in the 1940’s when Mick and Ingrid were born.

Mike grew up on a small holding in Hillary where his parents were market gardeners and flower growers. The family relocated to Malawi when he was a boy before returning to South Africa as a young man to begin his faming carrier on Melville Sugar Estate. Mick then went on to farm sugar in the Empangeni area for the next 38 years before retiring to Palm Lakes. Mick and Ingrid were married in 1967 and moved off into the sugar cane wilderness of the North Coast with Darnall being their neighbourhood for a while before moving further north into Zululand.

Meet

Ingrid &

Mick Furby

Ingrid, who grew up on the Berea in Durban and is a product of Morris Stella Girls School, settled in well to farm life. There was really very little development and infrastructure up the North Coast in those days and living in the country was hard work. While Mick was out farming, Ingrid worked for Tongaat Hullet Sugar in their finance department and later for an architect as a draughts person. They have many fond memories of farm life and the many family luncheons and birthday parties on the lawn under the shade of established trees in their Zululand garden. They have two children Lee and Tanya and are proud grandparents of two. Mick and Ingrid participated in a lot of sport in their younger years and are still very active in retirement. Mick is a keen golfer while Ingrid is active in yoga, pilates and running. She has also signed up for the boot camp held on the Astro Turf twice weekly. And so life moves on. After looking for a home to retire to for some time, Palm Lakes was the last place they looked at and found instant value for their new life style. “The size of the foot print and generously spaced homes, is what attracted us”, say Mick and Ingrid. They were the first couple to move into the retirement village and now that the “dust has settled” are enjoying the tranquillity and the bird life on the estate. Mick sits on the board of trustees for the retirement village.

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Family Estate SALES BILL SMITH 083 307 8186

bill@remaxdolphin.co.za

SALES CHERYL SMITH 083 307 9303

cheryl@remaxdolphin.co.za

SALES DAISY GOVENDER 083 660 7458 daisyg@telkomsa.net

LETTING NICOLETTE BUYTENDAG 082 491 9289 letting@remaxdolphin.co.za

PROUDLY ACCREDITED AGENTS OF PALM LAKES FAMILY ESTATE 032 946 0881 / WWW.REMAX.CO.ZA / 29 SANDRA RD BALLITO

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Meet The Neighbours

Meet

Trevor &

Dolly Layfte

T

revor and Dolly are an energy charged fun loving newlywed couple who have very recently started their new life together on Palm Lakes.

Theirs is an interesting story from the time they first met socially at a friend’s party back in 1978 to when they finally tired the knot last year. They both went on to live quite different lives on opposite sides of the country before reconnecting 30 years later when Trevor was on a business trip to Durban. Their common circle of old friends allowed them to occasionally bump into each other before they finally agreed to go out to dinner together.

A couple of rotations around the dance floor and they have been married for one year now. Trevor was born in Dundee and grew up in Durban before moving off to Cape Town and onto Johannesburg where he started a successful medical supply company. Before he sold the remainder of his shares in his company and retired to the South Coast of Natal he completed a number of Comrade’s marathons. Being the iron man that he is, he has also completed the Duzi River canoe marathon a number of times. Trevor enjoys the outdoor life and is still an enthusiastic paddler and mountain biker. Oh! He also really enjoys a round of golf and is a member at the Umhlali country club. Then there’s Dolly. A retired Afrikaans teacher from Danville Girls high in Durban North who has spent many wonderful years living in umhlanga Rocks and Ballito from the age of 14. She was born in in the “platter land” town of Ermelo and relocated to Ballito with her parents way back when. Her father was a property developer and had a part in helping build Ballito into what it is today. She enjoys the finer things in life and practices reflexology and aroma therapy for friends and long standing clients. In between her teaching career and reflexology Dolly found the time to work as a chef in a trendy organic restaurant for period of time. They were both sold on the vision of Palm Lakes and are looking forward to watching the estate develop into maturity.

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Let’s talk Palm Lakes... ...buying or selling

Bonny Muringai - 071 533 8838 - bonny@elan.co.za Wyatt Greening - 083 609 4524 - wyatt@elan.co.za www.elan.co.za

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Sales Office: +27 32 946 3244 1 Club Lane, Simbithi Country Club, Shaka’s Rock Road


One Decennium

Time to Celebrate! For this special occasion, I would like to share my history with you.

O

nce upon a time I met a guy. His name was Wim Sak. He was a sweet manufacturer, but he loved SA more than his sweets.

In May 2005, he took me for a short trip to SA. When we flew back to Belgium he asked me if I would be interested in immigrating to this sensational country. I was far too in love to say no…so in July 2005, we immigrated. The adventure started! I would like to share with you some EMOTION and fun facts. Ten years ago, RPPH – the development company of Palm Lakes Family Estate, owned a large portion of land covered in sugarcane, located next to the Tinley Manor offramp. Although the launch of Palm Lakes Estate went very well, we had a lot of problems during the first years. It was hard work. Lots of negative stress! World recession, credit crunch and it seemed Ballito residents needed some time before they accepted Palm Lakes Estate. Palm Lakes was too far for them (exactly seven minutes’ drive from the Ballito offramp). My husband often joked about it: ‘residents of Palm Lakes need to take a backpack full of food and drinks when they travel to Ballito’.

After 10 years, it’s important to thank all the people who have been on board since the beginning: 1. Jaime Ernst, one of our inhouse sales consultants, was involved in Palm Lakes before we even started . She was the sales agent when RPPH bought the land from a couple of farmers. 2. Coleen Naidoo, who sold our first stand, is still, after those 10 long years, an inhouse sales consultant of the company. Her first client was Ritesh Maharaj. 3. Chris Garland, who started the implantation of our security plan, which continues to be one of our biggest sales points. 4. Investors. 5. The professional team: Sergio and Carlos Mendes, Hannes Struwig, Simon Williams, Simon Bundy, HSG Conveyancers, Breytenbach Electrical Engineers, Stemele Bosch and Duval from TWC computers.

Some other interesting facts

- Mr Sassi, retired Embassador of German, was the first homeowner to finish his stunning house. - Our estate manager, Chris Matthews, was the fourth homeowner on the estate to finish another beautiful house. - At the launch, we sold some pieces of land for R 150 000, and the cheapest apartment for R550 000. Yebo! After 10 years, the most expensive house was sold for R3,5m.

The house was built by Geoff Chennels. - For years and years, the provincial road to Palm Lakes was the national pothole road. It took my husband 1899 calls to the provincial department to get some beautiful results. - My daughter, Amelie, was the first official pupil of TrinityHouse. Who is surprised? - The landscaping of our entrance was done by Lucas Uys. He is quite a wellknown landscaper and an international icon in the landscaping industry. - Our first showhouse was the first house on your right, when you drive into the estate. - The biggest house in the estate is owned by Brad Rayson: it is an absolute masterpiece. - On December 16 2005, one day after the launch, I took a picture of the newly built gatehouse with a rainbow falling into it…a sign of good luck, for sure! - Did you know that our fenceline is 7.8 km long, and that our security guards patrol permanently? - 15 kms of road have been built on the estate. - Thousands of jobs were created while building roads, houses and apartments, not to mention a few hundred jobs created in the form of domestic workers, landscaping, security and maintenance.

Palm Lakes and Celebrities

- Do you know that we bought land from Micky and former Miss World Penny Rey (Coelen). THE most sexy senior couple of SA. - Our first models for our marketing photographs were AJ Venter (former Springbok player) and Jenna Worlock (two-time winner of Fittest Woman in the World). - Dominique Donner, one of the best friends of Charlene, Princess of Monaco, lives in Palm Lakes. - The fig tree on our big circle, used to belong to Louis Luyt. When we moved it, the tree was cut in half to transport. Let’s get ready for the coming years. Approximately 300 ha of 700 ha has been developed. We are halfway. Tjew! Hope to meet you all soon in one of our Clubhouses for a coffee or some bubbly. Warm regards,

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10th Anniversary

Palm Lakes

How Far We’ve Come 2005 to 2015 By Chris Mathews

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10th Anniversary

I

am attempting to give you an insight into our history, but I’ll back it with a collection of photographs, because, as the saying goes:

“A picture says a thousand words.”

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10th Anniversary

We are now in our tenth year and if you look at statistics our estate has grown from a dream in All that there was, was a gatehouse, an entrance road and 320 hectares of sugar cane. Development rights being granted in November 2005.

2006

. The first 8.5 kilometres of roads were built, with the official statutory development rights being granted in October 2006; the sales tent was erected near our main entrance and Group 5 moved in to build the first of the 244 apartments. The two show houses were also constructed.

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10th Anniversary

2007

. Construction continued on the apartment blocks, we started our own nursery and the golfdriving range was laid out.

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10th Anniversary

2008

. Gardens and verges started looking really good and the Dragonfly restaurant was opened for business.

2009

we had 104 families living on the estate and the exciting In talk was of the new King Shaka International Airport and Dube Tradeport that was to be built!

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10th Anniversary

2010

was preparing to host the FIFA World Soccer Cup. We had 19 completed homes on the estate with 14 under construction and we now had 190 families living on the estate. In September we introduced our Impala herd at Palm Lakes.

2011

saw the new kiddie’s clubhouse, to be known as ‘Mini Palms’, was under construction. We were also very proud as we now had 251 families living on the estate.

2012

. On May 14, 2012 a great new milestone was reached when the contractors moved on site to start building the new school: Trinityhouse Palm Lakes. We now had 274 families living on the estate. 2012 was also the year that we undertook the R7million project of laying our own electric cables from the Shakaskraal substation to Palm Lakes. This ring-feed of 8.4 kilometres is two underground 33 000 volt cables that increased our access to power from 2mVA to 7mVA in phase one and brought huge relief as our power problems were reduced to a minimum. 2012 also saw RPPH, Palm Lakes Retirement Village.

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10th Anniversary

2013

By April , we had 72 homes completed which jumped to 91 homes completed by the end of the year. Our town-house development known as ‘Sun-Set Place’ was well underway and we started building our new dams. We also started laying out all the new roads and services to open up the rest of the estate. The official opening of Trinityhouse Palm Lakes took place on March 10, 2013. We also saw the launch of our very own ‘Prestige Baby Academy’ run by Judy Van Nieuwenhuisen.

2014

. this was a BIG year as we reached 500 transfers, bearing testament to the success of this superb lifestyle estate. This called for a very special party and a surprise party was organised by Olivia for her husband Wim Sak. We launched three new residential phases which represented 284 residential opportunities and sales were unbelievable. By March we had 120 homes built with 57 under construction, and 256 sectional title units. By July this had increased to 131 homes completed with a further 70 under construction. By October 2014 the figure sat at 146 homes completed with 94 under construction. The sectional title units had increased to 262 units with another 12 under construction. Construction on the homes in the retirement village was progressing well and the furnished show house was open. A lot of interest was shown in this new development with steady sales. The Lap-Pool at Mini-Palms was opened on April 23 to lots of fanfare. We arranged a reciprocal agreement with Trinityhouse, allowing them to use the lap-pool for training, while the residents of Palm Lakes had access to their tennis courts. Late in October Palm Lakes tied up a deal with Alessandro Craparo, a coffee connoisseur with a PHD in coffee physiology, to open our own very special boutique coffee shop known as the The Science Of Coffee. The bean roaster is on site and the smell and different coffee experiences are a must.

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10th Anniversary

As we approach the last quarter of we realise we have never stopped to even catch our breath. Development on the estate is unbelievable and we are rated as one of the busiest estates in South Africa. Our one major news event in 2015 is that we have signed with VODACOM to install fibre to the home thanks to Jean Marais. This will guarantee us fast, reliable broadband. The Vodacom Fibre is the next generation of internet. On June 30, we had the opening of our world class Astroturf football arena, thanks to Merlin and Jason from Multi group. The 5-a-side pitch comprises an artificial turf carpet that meets the 5-a-side size and specifications and is internationally recognised. On August 9 we had the opening of the retirement village clinic run by Aldem Health Care (Pty) Ltd, which will serve the residents of the retirement village. All our new phases on the south side of the estate have been sold out, even before the roads and services have been completed. We have decided to open phase 1F behind the Dragonfly clubhouse that will be reached by the new road being built from the circle with the Baobab tree running due East. This will release a further 88 stands. RPPH has also started to build another 30 sectional title units and free standing houses. RPPH has taken over the development to be known as Impala Ridge which will comprise 80 town houses, a clubhouse and swimming pool. We have just completed an upgrade on the Mini Palms clubhouse and are busy with a new kiddies’ pool with a lazy river at the Dragonfly Clubhouse that will be finished in time for the December holidays. In early 2016 we will be adding a 60 square meter facility with ablutions next to the new pool at the Dragonfly Clubhouse and will do extensions to the kitchen. Trinityhouse has announced extensions to the school as grades four and 10 will be added in January 2016.

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Nature

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Conservation

Wildlife

With Chris and Rie Mathews

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s we enter the last quarter of 2015 we are still waiting for the good rains to arrive.

The clouds build up, the winds blow as if it is still August and we get a sprinkling of rain, just enough to keep the grass green and make the indigenous trees think it is time to burst forth with their spread of new green leaves. Our lakes are holding their own but will start dropping if we do not get a good downpour soon.

Our birds are back into their summer dress with the weavers in their brilliant yellow and black; the cuckoos have returned and birds like the spotted ground thrush and fiery necked-nightjar, which were over-wintering in KZN, have left. The Yellow-Bill Kites arrived on cue, on August 25. Our swallows are arriving by the day and very soon you will be able to have your sun-downers watching the masses at sunset as they settle down in the reed-bed at Mount Moreland.

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PALM LAKES

The bulk of the returning swallows are Barn Swallows but among them are also Wire-tailed and Lesser-Stripped swallows. The little black birds you see flying at speed high up are the Swifts that are also now returning for the Summer. We have a number of different swifts in our area such as the Palm Swift (which nests in tall palm trees) Black Swift, Little Swift, WhiteRumped Swift, Horus Swift and Alpine Swift. Primarily swifts can be distinguished from swallows in that their wings are slender and form a bow-like shape. Our Impalas are doing just fine. The mature males that have been kicked out of the breeding herd now number eleven. They often split into groups of four to five and move freely around the estate. A small group has taken up residence on the exposed hill on the right hand side of Lake Tanganyika Boulevard on the way down to the school gate. It is for this reason that Wim has decided to name his new development Impala Ridge. They also move around to the green belt between Hanna and Kariba Road. The breeding herd stays close to the new dam in front of the retirement village but also moves along the tree line from the retirement village up towards the green belt below the Dragonfly clubhouse. A number of the adult females are carrying and should drop their young late November and early December. Please give me a call if you see new young

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ones around. I still find it very pleasing to see vehicles stop near the impala with kids hanging out of the windows to see the buck. In our last magazine I did a write up on indigenous trees, shrubs and ground covers to plant. We encourage you to plant indigenous and insist that 70 percent of your garden should be so planted. Indigenous plants survive much better in our warm climate, are hardy and once established need no care. If you need any advice or have questions as to what to plant or want guidance on your garden please contact Andrew Erasmus, our landscape manager, on 082 300 8587. We will not accept new house plans without a landscape garden plan that has been drawn up by one of our appointed landscape designers. They are: Clair Latham (083 502 3825) Louisa Johnson (083 463 7829) Tracey Riley from Eco Balance (032 815 1172) and Rick from Eblue Landscapes (076 431 2784). We will also be addressing gardens that have been neglected, never planted up properly, and not maintained along our expected standards with home owners. Please work with us on this as we want this estate to stand out high in the garden stakes.

BEDS 4 BATHS 3.5 GARAGES 2 This lovely 220sqm 4 bedroomed home on level land, due for completion mid December is an entertainer's delight. The open plan kitchen & living area flow out onto a large covered patio via aluminium stack back doors. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is a large full family bathroom. The main bedroom also opens out onto the patio, which overlooks a beautiful green belt. There is direct access from the double automated garage. For all your property requirements in Palm Lakes, contact our accredited agents.

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Palm Lakes at a Glance

The Estate has grown in leaps and bounds since ground was first broken in 2005. Here is an overview of our development, to date. Well done, Palm Lakes!

Free Standing houses Years

Plans Approved

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Sept.2015

42 33 31 33 29 46 36 49

Plans Under Houses Under Houses Built Review Construction 8 13 10 7 14 27 24 76

19 26 25 26 36 30 48 144

4 10 25 42 63 72 107 201

Sectional Title Units Plans Units Under Approved Construction 85

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Completed Units 274


Palm Lakes Retirement Village

Free Standing Houses Plans Approved 42

Houses Houses Under Construction Completed 16

42

Sectional Title Units Plans Approved

Units Under Construction

Units Completed

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Occupancy figures as at September 2015

Free Standing Houses 172 | Sectional Title Units 269 | Retirement Free Standing 16 | Ret. Sec Title 5 Total of 462 families living on the estate.

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Trinityhouse Family. Fun. Faith

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ince its inception in 2013, Trinityhouse Palm Lakes has firmly entrenched itself in the Palm Lakes community. We chat to pre-primary school principal Carolyn Slabbert and preparatory and high school principal Darren de Gouviea-Smith, who shared the heart of this special school.

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Tell us a bit about yourself. Why did you choose to become an educator and how do you keep your passion for teaching alive? Carolyn: I have loved children all my life; I babysat from the moment I was allowed to. Ultimately, I believe the great teachers I have had have inspired me to create an ideal learning environment, starting in my own classroom, for others. Darren: I’d always been involved in youth development. After I returned from the United Kingdom, where I’d been working in the hotel industry, I had a dream that propelled me to study teaching. For me, it’s the honour of being entrusted with South Africa’s most valuable resource – our children. Share a bit of your background in the education sector. Carolyn: I taught at primary school level, was a grade one head and then a pre-primary school principal of my own school for a while, teaching three to five year olds. I went back to government teaching grade R, left to join Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge and was honoured to open Trinityhouse Palm Lakes in 2013. Darren: I studied at UKZN, Edgewood Campus and spent five years at Clifton College in Durban, heading up their geography department. Later I moved to John Wesley Primary School as their deputy principal. Prior to joining Trinityhouse Palm Lakes I was the head of St Benedict School. I have been at Trinityhouse Palm Lakes since April. What has been the highlight of your time at Trinityhouse Palm Lakes, thus far? Carolyn: When I joined Trinityhouse and saw that it actually was as great as I thought it would be. I love that we could create a new Trinityhouse, here at Palm Lakes and, of course, our Make a Difference parties where we invite

children from neighbouring schools to spend a day with us. As we grow we are in a position to bless others in our community. Darren: The Spring Day on Palm Lakes Estate, which the school organised with Prestige Baby and Palm Lakes Estate – it was great receiving praise from residents. That, and watching our choir at the Rotary Choir Festival. Both were truly wonderful moments. How do you believe the close proximity of the estate benefits the school? Carolyn: It’s an immense benefit. For the estate residents to know that there is a safe, nurturing environment on their doorstep is fantastic. Also, for the residents – particularly those from the retirement village – to come and use our facilities, like the tennis courts, and enjoy the sound of children’s laughter…how wonderful. Darren: It’s a win-win situation; younger families who move onto the state know that, when they do have children, there is a great school just minutes away. What are your future hopes for Trinityhouse Palm Lakes? Carolyn: To continue growing, as we have been, but to remain true to what we believe. And to have fun while we’re at it. Darren: To create a fun, happy environment we’d be happy to put our own children in. This is a family environment and we always say, you’ll fall in love the moment you walk through these doors. As teachers, we want to keep that alive. We wish Darren and Carolyn all the best as they develop and grow Trinityhouse Palm Lakes.

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To experience the Lloyds Personal Touch call me today for a free evaluation. Neerie Narain Palm Lakes Accredited Agent C 072 266 0622 E neerie@lloydsrealestate.co.za

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Fibre to

Home S

oon, Palm Lakes Estate will enjoy high-speed internet access. This is thanks to the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) project due to start soon, which will involve the use of optical fibre from a central point to individual homes.

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DESIGN SUMMARY: PALM LAKES ESTATE Region Total Homes Homes Targeted OLT Position OLT Feeder Cable Supplier OLT Feeder: Spur Distance OLT Feeder: Total Distance Feeder Fibres Required ODF

Clusters

Optical Splitters Existing Infrastructure

DURBAN – PALM LAKES ESTATE 712 712 BALLITO WEST DFA 1700m from Estate entrance to nearest DFA manhole 15 137m 12 Will be installed in a 15 U cabinet at the Comms Room next to Gate Entrance Sufficient room space will be available – proposed room 3m x 3m Cluster 1: 140 Homes Cluster 2: 24 Homes Cluster 3: 32 Homes Cluster 4: 103 Homes Cluster 5: 126 Homes Cluster 6: 40 Homes Cluster 7: 59 Homes Cluster 8: 47 Homes Cluster 9: 32 Homes Cluster 10: 54 Homes Cluster 11: 55 Homes 8 Way Splitters at ODF and 8 Way Splitters in Fibre Distribution Pedestals 110mm Sleeves – Estate Owned 50mm Duct – Etstate Owned Manholes – Estatate Owned The existing infrastructure can be used for the Vodacom FTTH network.

The FTTH project was conceptualised at Palm Lakes just over a year ago, when the estate approached resident Jean Marais, Stortech regional manager, to act as a consultant. Since the infrastructure for FTTH is already in place at the estate, Jean says it was a matter of choosing a service provider to implement the project. Several service providers submitted proposals to the Home Owner’s Association, cellular giant Vodacom came out tops. The FTTH project comes at no initial cost to the homeowner. In a letter of commitment, Vodacom stated that it would invest the necessary capital for the project, provided a minimum of 40 percent of current residents sign up to the Vodacom fibre service. The network will further invest for the planned expansion of the estate –

2300 homes once complete – again, provided a minimum of 40 percent of residents sign up. According to Jean, 85 residents have signed up to date, giving Vodacom the green light. Plans have been approved to build a communications room near the estate’s main gate, where the project will run from. First, the ‘in-estate’ distribution network will be installed, following which each house will be connected through a two stage process: a Vodacom representative will contact the home over to setup a home survey meeting to ensure the owner is happy. The second stage encompasses the physical installation of the fibre, configuration and setup.

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Holiday Survival H Words Jodi van Wyk

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ere they come: anywhere between two and four (six, if you’re lucky) weeks of HOLIDAYS! It might seem a bit on the daunting side, and the days go so quickly! Before you blink, you’re back behind your desk ready for the New Year. We’re going to help you out a bit; here is a comprehensive guide to surviving the festive season. Ready? Let’s go!

Gifts

What do I get? What did I give them last year? These are the questions that start to pop up, accompanied by beads of sweat across your forehead. There’s no winning formula here, but there are a few rules of thumb you can follow to keep yourself in safe territory: • Be thoughtful, especially if it is somebody close to you. Nothing is worse than a gift that is noticeably unsuitable for someone. Ask a few surreptitious questions if you need a hint. • Don’t always resort to money. Eek! Unless you know the person would appreciate cash, or they specifically asked for it, this could be considered impersonal. Rather get a gift voucher from their favourite store! • Prepare early! If the gift you want to get is going to take time, order it early. That will avoid that awkward ‘oops’ moment on Christmas morning.

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Getting Along…

Sigh. Setting the table and placing family members around it, especially if the group is large, can become quite a dicey operation. Here are some tips for working with the different personality types: • If you’re hosting, try to move around. Speak to everyone individually, so each guest feels important and valued. • Keep the food coming. Aside from the fact that it’s difficult to argue with your mouth full, food has a calming effect on frayed nerves and personalities. • Keep talking! Flowing conversation will keep the atmosphere light. As the host, make sure a steady stream of chatter is kept up and steer it away from anything that could cause a tiff.

Going Out

If you have the whole family staying over in one place, chances are everyone will have an idea of where they would like to go, or what they want to do. So, to avoid a third World War, try to: • Listen to everyone. Allow all family members – from the littlest person to the oldest – to have a say. Write down what everyone wants to do and then try to accommodate them all. Be fair. If you can visit more than one place in a day, go for it. Try to spend an equal amount of time at each place to keep the playing fields level. Get smart. If you can divide the family up and let different groups visit the places they would like to, there’s your solution. Make sure you meet up at the end of the day to hear about everyone’s stories.

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Load shedding Part of living Words Chris Mathews

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e have all experienced it: supper is just about ready, the kids are heavy into their homework, dad is playing catchup on the latest sports news, and then WHAM! We have load shedding. Fortunately in our new world we have options, at a price. Today one can install a full solar system that can take you off the grid completely. There are many options on the market and one has to look at them carefully, cutting through the sales talk etc. and, if necessary, get some expert advice before signing up for a product. Remember to discuss and get permission from Palm Lakes management. In some cases you need to get plans passed by the Design Review Committee so that we have conformity on the estate. This is even more important for Sectional Title Units where you would also need permission from the trustees.

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Apart from the cost of the inverter and batteries you need to convert your lights to LEDs. This is expensive and for a standard house could cost in the vicinity of approximately R5000. Inverters with their battery backup can range from R8000 to R60 000 depending what you want to run. If you are thinking of going this route speak to us and we can give you some detail on companies that are working on the estate. And then let’s look at gas. A gas stove is a must in any modern home. One often hears it said that gas can be dangerous! Yes, it can, but only if you do not follow the rules. It is against the law to connect up your own gas supply. You need to have a gas compliance certificate for you to get your occupancy letter. You will also not be able to sell your home one day without this certificate. The SABS document on the handling, storage and maintenance of liquefied petroleum gas in domestic, commercial, and industrial installations is a document of 83 pages. These laws cover where the gas bottles depending on size are allowed to be kept. For apartments the maximum size is 9kg and for a free standing house it is 19kg. Our estate rules state that any outside gas cylinders have to be housed in a lockable cage with a cut-off valve outside the cage. Management will be inspecting properties to check on gas installations. If you go away over a weekend or on holiday make sure your gas valve has been closed. We had an electric fire in a home last month and on inspection found a large gas bottle that was not caged. I dread to think of the consequences if this fire had reached the gas bottle. If you have experienced load shedding make doubly sure after the electricity has come back on that there are no loose gas lamps or gas stoves near your stove in the kitchen. Rather be safe than sorry.

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Kids Corner

Marshmallow

Bubble Slice T

hese treats are gooey, messy and very yummy! You’ll have to ask Mommy or Daddy to help you with the stove, or your older brother or sister. Make a whole batch, and then have them throughout the holidays; it just takes three ingredients!

Recipe (makes 16 slices) • 75g butter • 1 ½ packets marshmallows (pink and white) • 6 cups Rice Krispies Method • Grease a large baking pan with Spray and Cook, or some melted butter. Line it with wax paper. • Melt the butter in a large saucepan. • Add the marshmallows carefully and slowly. Stir constantly, until the marshmallows have melted. Watch the heat; don’t burn the ‘mallows! • Add the Rice Krispies and stir quickly to combine. • Carefully pour the mixture into the baking pan. It should be nice and firm. Press the mixture down with the back of a clean spoon. • Once it is cool, cut into cubes, slices or bars…whatever you like!

Tips • You can add anything to your slices! Some dried fruit, like cranberries, or some chocolate pieces. You can even sprinkle on some hundreds and thousands or cover the top with a layer of caramel. • To make a lovely gift, wrap up a slice or cube with some baking paper and tie a ribbon around it. Gran and Gramps will love it! • If you want your slices to be for Christmas, then dip a few Rice Krispies in some red and green food colouring and use this to decorate the slice. Or, instead of pressing your bubble mixture into a pan, die your Rice Krispies green and then shape a blob into a Christmas tree. Put it on top of a cupcake for an extra special treat!

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SPECIALISTS IN CORPORATE RELOCATIONS With such positive growth on the KZN North Coast, the demand for quality properties is increasing as well as property investment opportunities. With this in mind, Coastal Relocations have expanded from La Lucia and now have an office in Ballito. We have a solid database of clients who are looking to settle in the Palm Lakes Estate and enjoy the benefits of a safe and well maintained gated community.

If you have a property to rent or sell, or if you would like to rent or buy a property on the estate, please contact Mary Kane on 082 889 6279 or email: mary@coastalrelocations.co.za

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Explore

Palm Lakes Astroturf Field

Thanks to Multigroup, Palm Lakes now boasts a spectacular astro turf soccer field which is available to all residents. This great venue can also be hired for kiddies’ birthday parties or fun fitness activities. Any people interested in hiring it can contact the HOA office for details.

Tennis

Palm Lakes residents are lucky enough to be afforded the use of the tennis courts at Trinityhouse School, free of charge, when the courts are not in use by the school. A facility that is safe and an environment that is scenic and peaceful.

Mini Palm Clubhouse & Dragonfly Clubhouse Mini Palm Clubhouse is the perfect place for hours of family fun, with jungle gyms, sand pits, swimming pools, and astro turf field for all to enjoy. Not to mention the wonderful coffee shop and braai facilities, too! This venue is available for hire to residents to host their children’s birthday parties at a very reasonable rate. Dragonfly Clubhouse is another perfect spot for residents to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and surroundings. Thanks to Palmdune, our clubhouse operator, residents can also enjoy a few drinks and delicious meals too, their pizzas being a firm favourite. Renovations are currently underway to build a wooden deck around the main pool, as well as a ‘lazy river’.

Dams

Palm Lakes currently has five dams that are stocked with bream, bass and barbel. All these dams are open for residents to fish from – on a “catch and release” basis of course. Now and again the estate hosts a fun fishing competition for the residents, which is well attended by keen fishermen of all ages. Aside from fishing, the bigger dams are also used by some residents for canoeing and sailing. The big shady trees and picnic benches are great for families to sit and relax under on a warm summer afternoon. 48 | www.palmlakesfamilyestate.co.za


Boot Camp

Christa Koekemoer, A.C.E. Accredited Personal trainer & Exercise Physiologist (University of Stellenbosch), recently introduced a BOOTCAMP fitness programme for all interested residents at Palm Lakes. The programme which consists of different functional fitness training exercises takes place on the Astro Turf Field situated near the Mini Palm Clubhouse. The first class took place on Tuesday, October 6 and boasted a good turnout of residents eager to get their bodies in shape for summer. The Bootcamp Package that Christa currently offers consists of: • One full hour training sessions, twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays 17:30 for 17:45). • 1 Free diet meal plan per client. • Residents can pay a monthly fee of R360 or a R50 dropin session per class attended.

All genders in age groups between 16 and 65 are welcome! And yes gentlemen, this fitness programme will also benefit you – not just the ladies. Christa is also planning to introduce a Kids Development Exercise programme to Palm Lakes which will consist of exercise training and the development of different movement, physical and sporting skills and abilities of children over a period of 4 weeks. Programs will include games and exercises which are structured on the development of: • Ball skills (catching, kicking, and throwing). • Hand, eye and general coordination. • Proprioception, balance and stability. • Neuromuscular development (Strength, endurance and execution). • Control of movements (Motor Control). • Physical and general conditioning. • Mental skills and positive attitude.

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YOUR SMART MOVE IN PALM LAKES

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