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14th Edition

Meet our hoa Conservation and wildlife | Meet the neighbours | Lemon Cookie Recipe PALM LAKES 1


HERE’S TO GOOD NEIGHBOURS

As your neighbourhood experts, we’ll help you find the perfect home, with the right neighbours. They’ll be the ones with the sugar when you’ve run out and the spare key when you’re locked out. They’ll be the ones to help you find your feet or even a beloved pet.

RAWSON PROPERTIES BALLITO 032 150 0500 ballito@rawsonproperties.com www.rawson.co.za 2 PALM LAKES


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

061 075 1502 | wilma@plhoa.co.za

Assistant Estate Manager.

Security Control Centre: 078 547 7182 (24 hours) 072 252 6209 (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 or info@royalpalmestates.net

Driving to fetch my kids after sport the other evening I realised with sadness that at 5.30pm, it was already dusk, car lights were on and the evening was a bit cooler than usual…and you realise we have definitely turned the corner and another season is upon us. And you stop to think - how does time move so quickly? It got me thinking: we only have four Saturdays on average in a month, 12 Saturdays in a season, and we wonder where the time goes. Simple, we live for every weekend and there are so few…only 52 in a year! We are currently 14 weekends done! How have you spent your time? Your days? I heard in church the other morning that a man at about 41 years of age decided to count his days (in other words make everyday count) visually and bought himself 1544 marbles – those represented the number of Saturdays he had left if he lived the average lifespan of 70.7 years. Every Saturday he would wake up early while the house was quiet, take a moment to reflect on his week, make any mental needed changes, and then remove a marble. It is was such a very visual and real way of making every day count! The Saturday he woke up and took out his last marble, he celebrated for a moment, then ran upstairs woke up his wife and told her he was taking her and the whole family out to breakfast, and then he said : “oh, and we need to stop at the toy store, I need to buy some marbles.” So, how many marbles do you have left? And are you spending your days focusing on the important things? Make some breathing room in your life, and take those golden moments, those opportunities, no matter how crazy the days and weeks are, find something to say: “this week was wonderful because...” Follow your passions, don’t wait - enjoy your family, your home, your estate, enjoy the North Coast and its lifestyle! This edition is nice and full with all kinds of interesting reads. Put those feet up, grab your favourite warm (or cold beverage) and enjoy the read!

Till next edition, make everyday count,

Sales office: 0860 123 PALM Website: www.palmlakes.co.za

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Dear Residents Tempus Fugit. The first quarter of 2015 has passed in a blink of an eye. At the end of this year, we will celebrate 10 years of Palm Lakes. As I wrote in our previous edition, Palm Lakes has blossomed into a small town, but it is still growing fast. Phase 2DA, comprising 110 freehold stands, has been completed and construction of the first houses will commence soon. Phase 2CB, on the left of Thanganiyka Boulevard going to Trinity House, is also almost completed. This phase comprises 64 freehold stands. Because these two phases were quickly sold out, we are excited to announce that we started to develop the land next to the Baby Academy and released another 94 stands. You have probably noticed that we have started to survey and level the road from the Baobab tree to phase 1F behind the Dragonfly clubhouse. Here we’re releasing 88 stands and we expect completion of the civils at the end of this year. The first homeowners have moved into the retirement village. The retirement village clinic is almost completed and will open soon. Because of the resounding success of this village, RPPH has started to build another 30 sectional title opportunities and freestanding houses and Regency is developing another 15 houses.

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Welcome to Palm Lakes Magazine by Wim Sak

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estate manager’s letter

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Meet the nicholls Family

by Chris Mathews

Meet jan and vi

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Our Palm Lakes Home Owner Association is financially getting stronger and stronger. As a result of that, great news is that the Trustees have decided not to increase the monthly levy. A subcommittee is working on a project which will add substantial value to the Dragonfly Clubhouse and the quality of the estate in general. I have to thank Jean Marais, who has spent a lot of his personal time to negotiate with the data suppliers. We are waiting the final contract of one of the major players who will bring fibre optic to the homes in Palm Lakes. We will organise an info evening once we have finalised the agreement. The directors of Trinity House are happy with the growth of the school which exceeds their expectations. In January 2016, grades 4 and 10 will be added and therefore an extension of the facilities is planned. I believe you will agree with me, if I state that our estate is growing rapidly and I hope you are proud to be part of this growth and be proud to be a homeowner in Palm Lakes. Wim Sak CEO of RPPH – Chairman of the Home Owners Association

Meet the mccabe’s Socials @ Palm Lakes Wesley Bench-Capon Conservation and Wildlife

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important numbers hoA lemon cookie recipe recipe - Chef Luke Nair

it’s a twin thing

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March 2015

In 2010 the following comment was made: “2010 brings a multitude of opportunities...but for those fortunate enough to be living in the heart of this highly sought after northern KZN corridor, arguably the fastest developing area in the country and which offers huge investment and growth prospects, and who are enjoying an enviable and idyllic lifestyle and the pleasures of the Dolphin Coast.” The above words count just as strongly for Palm Lakes Estate, which experienced phenomenal growth in 2014 that is continuing into 2015. Let’s look at the statistics once again.

FREE STANDING HOUSES: YEAR

PLANS APPROVED

PLANS UNDER REVIEW

HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

HOUSES BUILT

2008

42

8

19

4

2009

33

13

26

10

2010

31

10

25

25

2011

33

7

26

42

2012

29

14

36

63

2013

46

27

30

72

2014

36

24

48

107

2015

58

14

89

177

UNITS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

COMPLETED UNITS

12

262

PLANS APPROVED

UNITS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

COMPLETED UNITS

35

25

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RETIREMENT HOMES:

As you drive around the estate you will see sites being cleared every week. Once more I want to thank Chris Garland and his team from Frontline Security for a 100% safety record. However, it has been noticed that some owners are misusing their access cards, either by giving them to friends and relatives or in the case of remotes operating the boom to let other vehicles through without registering them on the system.

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Please report any perceived misuse to the Control Room on 078 5477182 or to Chris Garland on 082 8870427. Another major concern is speeding on the estate and disobeying the rules of the road. The roads in the estate are registered as public roads and carry the same rules and regulations as the roads outside the estate. Speeding, not stopping at the stop streets, passing on a blind rise, overtaking on a solid white line and overloading will not be tolerated. We have systems in place to bring drivers breaking the rules to book and fines will be issued. So please note, you have been warned. The mini-quads are being discontinued for a number of reasons; the lack of use, the problem in obtaining spare parts for these units that are now eight years old and future development in the quad bike area. Once more – please take note of the following: The Control Room is manned 24/7 every day of the year and is your first contact point. Their contact number is 078 5477182. The HOA office is open Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00.

SECTIONAL TITLE UNITS: PLANS APPROVED

I would like to appeal to all owners in this regard: a good security system is one of the greatest assets an estate can have. It is integral to the wellbeing of the estate and the peace of mind of the residents.

CONTACT NUMBERS ARE: Chris Mathews Estate Manager: 078 8011569 Dereck Du Plooy Deputy Estate Manager: 083 7248697 Wilma Prinsloo Assistant Estate Manager: 078 7306188 Please feel free to contact us with any ideas that you feel can benefit the estate.

Best regards, Chris Mathews Estate Manager


Meet the

Darren, Lorraine and Bryce Nicholls When meeting families who have recently invested into Palm Lakes, it is clear that more and more people are leaving traditional Durban neighbourhoods and making the move up the North Coast into the greater Ballito area. Darren and Lorraine Nicholls made Durban North their home for many years before moving to the upper highway area recently.

Their adventures have taken them all over the country and after a three-and-a-half year stay in London, they decided to return to South Africa in order to start their family. They are proud parents of 13-year-old Bryce, who is enjoying his schooling at Curro Mt Richmore. They enjoy the great outdoors with camping up and down our coast line being a favourite family pastime.

After an attempted home invasion at Lorraine’s sister’s home, Belinda Bezuidenhout recommended the secure, open spaces of Palm Lakes. “The decision to invest was easy,” says Lorraine. “It’s quiet and peaceful. We don’t have to lock ourselves in at night”.

Darren started out his career in banking, but has spent the better part of his career in the freight forwarding industry. Lorraine has a legal background and is working from home as a court transcriber. This gives her the flexible time to raise her family and settle into the good life at Palm Lakes.

Interestingly enough this fun-loving, adventurous couple met in a pub back in 1996. “Thank you Durban Collegians Rugby Club for making this possible. Without your facilities this happy union would not have taken place.”

Welcome, and enjoy the wildlife on your doorstep.

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Meet

Jan Bakels and Vi McHardy

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Captain Jan Bakels must be one of the best travelled individuals living on Palm Lakes Estate. Born in Indonesia before WW2 he spent four years in a Japanese concentration camp in Java. In his late teens he left Indonesia for continental Europe where he matriculated in Holland before enrolling at the Dutch Nautical College. Jan chose to hang his duffle bag at the Port of Durban, over Hong Kong and Singapore where he and his late wife had raised their two daughters. Jan has many interesting stories to tell from the years he spent on the high seas and is able to speak five languages including English, Dutch, French Indonesian and enough Chinese to keep him out of trouble. The Master Mariner is now retired and enjoying the good life at Palm Lakes with his partner Vi McHardy.

and the Red Cross as well as an avid conservationist giving a lot of her time to the cause of saving the African Rhino.

Vi was born in Scotland and, as a young lady, had had enough of the cold weather and moved to sunny South Africa in 1970 with her young family, settling in Durban. She was, coincidently, also in the shipping industry for her working life and is the proud mother of three successful sons who have warmly adopted Jan into their family. She was an active member of the NSRI (as was Jan)

Jan and Vi were looking for a place to retire on the North Coast and discovered Palm Lakes to be great value for their chosen life style. They are able to lock up and go and explore interesting places.

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Both Jan and Vi enjoy jazz music and it was by chance that they met at the University of KZN’s jazz club one evening with friends. One can often hear Jan’s jazz CDs playing in the “Science of Coffee Shop” down at Mini Palms lap pool; there is a good chance that you will bump into him enjoying a quick cup himself. They are an energetic couple who enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures. They are often away for months on end living, eating and socialising with the locals at the amazing places they visit. They really get the opportunity to taste another way of life. The usual tourist destinations are not on their travel list.

Welcome aboard guys.


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Easy flow from the entrance hall to the open plan living spaces. The exposed beams enhance the bright and light feel of the interior which opens up onto a patio, where you can relax and enjoy the peace estate living is all about. Christine Robberts Web ID: ENV79091 083 386 3984 ZAR 3,095 million

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Meet the Stuart and Barbara Mccabe There must be more farmers living inside the Palm Lakes fence line than on the surrounding farm land itself! Stuart Mccabe is the latest farmer to settle in Palm Lakes with his wife Barbara. Who says that one should not meet one’s future wife or husband in a bar? Stuart and Barbara met each other in the local pub at the Pot Luck Caravan Park back in Amanzimtoti back in 1979 when they were youngsters. Barbara was then a student teacher at the Johannesburg College of Education in Parktown and Stuart was down the South Coast on holiday from where he was farming in Piet Retief. The rest is history. 33 years later with two grown-up sons they are still going strong. Stuart has been working the land since leaving Weston Agricultural School in the early 1970s. He farmed in Rhodesia in the early part of his career, but spent most of his years in the forestry industry in KwaZulu Natal. Most recently he has been contracting to Mondi (PTY) LTD up in Glendale and assisting their son with alien tree eradication in the Natal Midlands.

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Barbara is a dedicated grade four teacher at Ashton International College in Ballito and has also spent some time abroad teaching. One really gets a sense that hers is a calling to teach children. Stuart and Barbara have spent most of their lives living in far out places with lots of space around them, so scaling down was always going to be challenge. After looking around the greater Ballito area for suitable accommodation their minds were made up when they viewed Palm Lakes. “The foot print of Palm Lakes is so much larger than equivalent estates,” Barbara explains. “One is not looking directly into your neighbours’ sitting room and kitchen.” Because of the great security Stuart is able to fight forest fires, root out alien vegetation and harvest Pine Forests almost anywhere in KZN knowing that Barbara is safe at home. Welcome to a real neighbourhood, where farmers can still be farmers.


caring for our community

Community Newsletter Netcare Alberlito Hospital

Mental health is often ignored but is also vital to our well-being, often additionally impacting on physical health. High stress accelerates cardiovascular aging predisposing to premature heart disease, colon disease, even decreasing immunity predisposing to infection, and even cancers. It also affects the choices we make regarding eating habits and choosing crutches such as smoking and alcohol or other bad lifestyle changes as coping mechanisms. Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues are very prevalent in modern society and need to be managed early and appropriately to improve quality of life and its negative impact on physical health.

H

ealth Awareness month, which falls annually during April, is an excellent opportunity for us to take stock of where we are in the continuum of our lives. As Doctors we are taught that our approach to one’s health must incorporate the ‘bio psychosocial’ model which translates into health incorporating mind, body and environmental aspects working individually, but also interdependently, in defining good health. Bodily health means ensuring that our organs are monitored for signs of disease, taking measures to protect them or even enhancing their longevity. This requires a proactive approach with regular general check-ups with your doctor, especially as we get on in years, and entails a physical examination, blood tests for specific organs and possibly investigations such as X-rays or colon/gastroscopy. This may disclose disease long before

any symptoms arise, improving your chances of recovery. Screening tests are also tailored individually depending on family history such as Diabetes mellitus and Hypercholesterolaemia, and also personal habits and environmental exposure. Cardiovascular disease is especially prevalent in modern times and annual stress ECG’s are recommended if there are multiple risk factors such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, smoking or a family history of strokes and/or heart attacks. Seeking early medical attention is vital if there are untoward signs such as severe or persistent pain, dizziness, weight loss or change in bowel habit, and may sometimes be life-saving. Protecting your body entails good habits – regular exercise, healthy eating and good sleep, avoiding toxins such as smoking, excessive alcohol or drugs. This gives your body the best chance of avoiding disease and improving longevity.

Many environmental aspects that affect our health may not be in our control, but we can make conscious decisions to avoid circumstances that are deleterious to our physical and mental wellbeing. In many communities social issues translates into access to clean water and electricity, in others exposure to pollution, poor lifestyle choices and habits.

Dr. Adesh Naidoo Specialist Physician (M.B.Ch.B) Natal (FCP) SA

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Dragonfly Clubhouse

The clubhouse has been hosting some exciting events. The ladies book club is ever popular, and another exciting event was the ladies’ night with a French theme. The wine tasting evening, hosted by Nicola Schroeder from Bidvest Liquor Category, also proved a big success. Here is a collection of photos taken at some of our social events.

Wine Tasting

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Book Club

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t Ladies Nigh

Halloween

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THANK YOU! To all our loyal Palm Lakes clients who contribute to our ongoing success year after year.

BILL SMITH 083 307 8186 billsmith@vodamail.co.za

CHERYL SMITH 083 307 9303 cheryls@ionline.co.za

DAISY GOVENDER 083 660 7458 daisyg@telkomsa.net

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Thirteen years ago, at the age of 23, Wesley started the North Global Group company with Ingo Roolf while doing a home renovation. Today, Ingo and Wesley are partners of the company. Over the years North Global Group has grown from strength to strength and now consists of North Global Construction, North Global Properties and North Global Investments. The Group specialises in sectional title residential developments, industrial, commercial and retail developments. List of companies is also Great Force Investments, Sovereign Sectors, Proud Heritage and Canelands Beach Club and Spa, and Gibtiq.

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esley was born and bred in Ballito and obtained a Bachelor of Architect’s Studies in 2003, from the Natal University and formed a partnership with Roolf just before they purchased their first home to renovate. NGG specialised in luxurious home builds and designs, and between 2002 and 2003

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Bench-Capon and Roolf created another two luxurious homes. In 2004 NGG did their first sectional title development comprising of luxurious beachfront apartments, which was completed in 2006. In 2007/ 2008 Wesley and Ingo completed 76 sectional title units in Sheffield, and in 2010 NGG started work on the development of Sheffield Manor - a 321 unit sectional title


estate with a number of exciting amenities. In 2009 NGG also developed and started operating a luxurious beach hotel with restaurant and spa, called Canelands Beach Club in Salt Rock. In addition to the hotel, still currently under their ownership, they rent out customised industrial warehouse office facilities nationwide. According to Wesley, “I believe that with a dream, determination and a passion in your chosen field, anything is possible. I’d like young people to use the NGG and our success story as motivation to create their own financial wealth in property. The market that our projects have been geared towards are all for residents around my age group. We offer them affordable ways to own property, in order to break into the market and create their own wealth.” NGG ventured into Palm Lakes in September last year, when they announced plans to launch The Village, a new development

within Palm Lakes. The Village offers four different housing options within a safe and relaxed lifestyle with ample amenities and all at an affordable price. “It is clear that the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is brimming with possibility. We felt that starting another project in this area would be a solid investment as it shows such potential for growth. We have seen that more and more

people are choosing to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle the Dolphin Coast has to offer, based on all the development and increased number of people living and working in the North Coast area. Ballito itself, which is only 13km from Palm Lakes, has seen such significant growth that one can hardly call it a town any more – it’s practically a city on the North Coast”, said Bench-Capon.

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The changes in the seasons have started and the sun is moving across its spectrum. Each morning when we have breakfast at 6.30am we measure the movement of the sun against the line of royal palm trees on the hill. You would have noticed that the yellow-billed kites (milvus aegytius) departed during the second week of March and started their migration to West African countries. The barn swallows (hirundo rustica) are once again gathering on the phone lines along our roads, getting ready to migrate north. The barn swallow is a non-breeding Palaearctic migrant. The average weight of this little bird is only 19.5 grams and yet, birds ringed in South Africa have been recovered across the Palaearctic from Ireland in the west to 90° east in Siberia. I have just received the annual invitation to witness the barn swallow migration north. This invitation is open to everybody from the “Friends of the Barn Swallow” who operate from Mount Moreland. There is a big marsh area at Mount Moreland, just behind the King Shaka Airport where these little birds roost every night. This roosting site and migration has become a phenomenon in South Africa with up to 3 million swallows at the roosting site. March is the best viewing month with autumn colour sunsets and uncountable/millions of barn swallows coming in to roost. As the invite states: Time to arrive: 5pm ‘til sunset, open every day weather permitting. What to bring: Chairs, sundowners, picnic, mozzie spray and binoculars. Cost: R 10.00 per person. Barn Swallow memorabilia will be on sale at the entrance desk. More details at www.barnswallow.co.za. Our impala herd is still doing well with six new youngsters born in December last year. The breeding herd can be found around the new dam at the retirement village on most days and the older males have moved to the south side of the estate where the new roads are being put in just before the contractor’s gate. I am sad to report that we found one of the female impala with a snare around her neck; this animal had to be put down. I ask everybody living on the estate to report anything they find suspicious pertaining to our wildlife on the day; don’t wait, as it is difficult to trace the perpetrators as time goes by. We have a full-time team on the estate working hard to remove alien plants and vegetation. We are also busy thinning out the

reeds and grasses around our lakes, but you must remember that our fish and water birds breed in these areas, so all is managed accordingly. We promote indigenous gardening on the estate so that even in dry months the plants and trees stay looking good. If you have any questions on the estate rules for gardens or need information about what to plant, or what grows best in our soil conditions please contact Andrew Erasmus on 082 300 8587. I ask the question, can they really predict the rainfall? All the roads on the estate have been designed to catch and lead all rain water to our lakes. You can see how the lakes look presently, and I must admit that unless we get some good rain we could have problems by not being able to supply the free garden water from the lakes. In 2010 Wim Sak wrote: “The spring rains have brought welcome relief to arguably the driest period in the entire area for over 50 years.” In 2011 we had some serious rain; here are also two pictures taken on November 19, 2011. One shows the water flowing over our dam wall of the horseshoe dam and the second shows the flood plain. In 2012 we had continuous rain in February and on March 27 the rain flattened part of our security fence. We then engineered and built control sluices with gates and I include a picture of rain following through these gates on October 21, 2012. In 2013 I wrote, the rains have been very good this year and our lakes are holding a good supply of water going into winter. Rain figures for the first few months in 2014 were as follows: January - 50 mm February - 31 mm March - 123.5 mm Rain figures for the same months in 2015 are as follows: January - 82 mm February - 96.5 mm March - 21 mm up until the 13th March 2015. The rain clouds build each day and the weather forecast predicts rain so we wait to see what will happen.

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t’s been said that life is ‘tworiffic’ when you’re twins. For the twins themselves, and possibly their families, it is not difficult to be told apart. There’s always something…a birthmark, mole on one twin’s face or different hairstyle. But for the people who interact with the twins daily, it’s a myriad of confusion: who is who? Which one is which? And how do we tell the difference? Here on the Palm Lakes Estate we have our own set of twins: the Erasmus boys. Andrew and his twin brother Steven get mixed up all the time, by residents and staff. Andrew is the landscaping manager and Steven, the internal project manager for RPPH, the developer. It’s quite common for one to be called by the others’ name, which the brothers are used to rectifying. Well, here’s the secret to telling the twins apart: Steven (the project developer) – he is on the left in this picture – can be recognised by his spectacles. There we go – get it right the next time you see him!

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So many good things come in pairs. Like ears and socks and panda bears. But best of all are sets of twins . With extra laughter and double grins!

1. Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. 2. Massachusetts has the most twin births of any state in America. 3. Mirror image identical twins have reverse asymmetric features. 4. Identical twins do not always have the same genetics. 5. Mothers of twins may live longer. 6. Tall women are more likely to have twins. 7. Women who eat a lot of dairy are more prone to conceiving twins. 8. Twins interact with each other in the womb. 9. Some conjoined twins can feel and taste what the other one does. 10. Forty percent of twins invent their own languages to talk to each other.


Falling in love with the half moon...

T

he eLan Property Group has had a long standing committed relationship with the North Coast, in particular the Ballito and Blythedale Beach areas. With the huge success of Simbithi Eco Estate and the creation of Jackalberry Estate and Blythedale Coastal Resort, it made sense to participate in the sales of Palm Lakes.

Our interest in the North Coast is to guide investors, particularly in commercial, retail, residential, industrial or hospitality type investments with a primary focus on the half-moon space between Richards Bay harbour, Durban Bay harbour and the New King Shaka International Airport. With this

aerotropolis catalysing the region, a thorough understanding of the North Coast is required. The North Coast has been earmarked for substantial growth and is set to become the “Clifton” of Durban. Our team on Palm Lakes, Bonny and Wyatt, is well equipped to guide you towards your ideal residential investment.

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

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The Control Room is manned 24/7 and should be your first contact for emergencies or queries. Estate Issues: Chris Mathews Estate Manager Wilma Prinsloo Asst Estate Manager Dereck du Plooy Deputy Estate Manager Security Issues: Control Room SMS to request an entry number for a guest Chris Garland Security Manager Jared Garland Access Control Manager Landscaping: Andrew Erasmus Dragonfly Club house Clubhouse Dawn Heydenrych Operations Manager Wesley Joynt Manager

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Meet the HOME OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

CHRIS MATHEWS

DERECK DU PLOOY

Estate Manager

• Moved to Palm Lakes in May 2009 and served on the Palm

Lakes Board of Trustees. ber 2011. • Appointed estate manager in Octo onsible for the overall • As the estate manager Chris is resp te. esta of the growing smooth operation and development erty Holdings, Prop Chris works closely with Royal Palm s, building contractors and developers, engineers, architect develop the estate. the community at large in helping and has two daughters, • Chris is married to Rie Mathews Clair and Sharon. y being out in the bush • He and Rie are avid birders and enjo

Deputy Estate Manager •

Dereck moved to Palm Lakes in September 2011 and served on the Palm Lakes Board of

Trustees before being appointed to deputy estate manager in October 2014.

ws in • Dereck was brought in to assist Chris Mathe . the ever-expanding Palm Lakes • Dereck is married to Janine and has two daughters, Camilla and Rebecca • He loves life.

with wild life.

ANDREW ERASMUS Landscape Manager

WILMA PRINSLOO

Personal Assistant to Estate Manager

• Joined the Palm Lakes Home er Owners Association in Decemb 2008 as personal assistant to the

estate manager.

• • •

d and Ethan. • Proud mother of two sons: Jare r between October 2010 and Wilma was acting estate manage hews joined the team. September 2011 when Chris Mat g the estate manager in the Wilma is responsible for assistin te as well as assisting day-to-day operation of the esta ous body corporates. the managing agent of the vari g and relaxing on the beach. She loves reading, scrapbookin

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rking at • Andrew has been wo Palm Lakes for many years in the development and maintenance of the ore being landscape gardens bef rch 2014. landscape manager in Ma officially appointed as intenance on le for the landscape ma • Andrew is responsib with planning their assisting home owners the estate as well as to estate guidelines. gardens in accordance Louise • Andrew is married to ud representative in his spare time is a pro • He loves trail running of the Salomon team.


Our much needed helping hands to keep the estate nice and neat

Back row: Sizwe Mtelelwa, Sbulele Zwelinzima, Lihle Gema, Lucky Kheshana, Sphelele Gugaza

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Front row: Siyabonga Vundla, Sifiso Gumede, Thembelani Jubhle, Nthombomzi Ndonyana, Nobosuthu Madikizela, Nophindisa Ngangaza

Back row: Mthobis Ndlovvu, Zothani Gcobo, Msawenkosi Mloefe Front row: Stehembiso Gcabashe, Mzolisi Gugaza, Siyanda Gumede, Noncedo Tsili, Bulelwa Ndonyan, Sbusiso Dlomo, Mangezi Mtsalwa, Sthembiso Dube

Back row: Thamsanqua Jubhele, Mandla Mcizwa, Vukani Shezi Front row: Mzuthotyiwe Nqina, Sihle Hlongwane, Zobuphi Ngina, Lihle Cexarha, Simlindile Ncakay

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BUYING SELLING OR LETTING A HOME

For all your property requirements in Palm Lakes, contact our accredited agent .

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Here’s a quick, easy recipe to make a batch of delicious cookies – eat them all through your school holidays!

Ingredients You will need: 85g butter 85g caster sugar 1 lemon (zest) 170g plain flour ½ teaspoon mixed spice 50g raisins 1 egg, beaten Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Method 1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius 2. Cream butter and sugar until pale 3. Add lemon rind, then fold in flour, mixed spice, raisins and enough egg to pull mixture into a firm dough. 4. Roll the dough out to around 1cm thick. Use cutters to make all kinds of shapes. 5. Place your biscuits on greased baking trays. Bake for up to 10 minutes, until golden brown. 6. Sprinkle with sugar or ice, or melt chocolate over. 7. Enjoy!


WHAT DO SHARKS LOVE TO EAT? Peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches.

WHAT LIES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN? A nervous shipwreck.

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Chef Luke Nair’s Famous Chicken and Prawn Curry

Ingredients

Method

• 500g large prawns shelled and

Melt butter on low heat

deveined

Add onion paste and simmer for two

• 500g chicken breast cubed

minutes. Add ginger/garlic paste and

• 160g butter

cook for four minutes.

• 60g ginger/garlic paste

Add turmeric, curry powder and chicken

• 100g onion paste

cubes and cook for five minutes.

• 200g tomatoes blended and strained • 20g cumin • 20g fennel powder • 10g turmeric powder

Add prawns and juice of strained tomatoes and simmer for four minutes. Add all spice powders and cook for five minutes. Add fresh and coconut cream

• 60g mild curry powder

and continue to cook for five minutes

• 10g elachi powder

without the lid.

• 60ml pure honey

Add honey, coriander, curry leaves (finely

• 150ml fresh cream

chopped); add salt. Cover pot and leave it

• 100ml coconut cream

on the stove for a few minutes.

• 10g fresh coriander

NB: This meal must be cooked on very

• 5g curry leaves

low heat with light stirring.

• Salt

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CHEF LUKE NAIR Head Chef @ The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

Quickstix with Chef Luke Nair What can’t you do without in the kitchen? My knives. I’ve collected around 30. What’s your unbreakable kitchen rule? Hygiene. Keep your area clean. And, never stop learning. What’s your favourite meal to cook at home? Pasta! I make it fresh. Your kitchen secret? Spice. Go with tomato, onion, chilli as your base. Cumin for chicken. Fennel for fish. Clove for beef. Cardamom for lamb. Simple.


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