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BACK TO NATURE

AWE-INSPIRING SIMBITHI ECO ESTATE

Not just

HORSING AROUND SARDA DURBAN

From a thorn to a rose

BALLITO REVIVAL

VITALITY, LIFESTYLE & RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

Beach chic

BACK TO NATURE THONGA BEACH LODGE

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From the Editor News Ballito Revival Wishing You Enough With Love Economical Viability Back to Nature Market Research Slow Living

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived.� Dalai Lama

Map Tide Be Kind Art Scene Natural Beauty Area Focus Made with Love Not Just Horsing Around 7 Reasons Understanding BBBEE Exercise & Investment

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L U X E EDITORIAL & PUBLISHING VELIA VAN DER MERWE PROJECT/CREATIVE MANAGER velia@luxemediagroup.co.za ELLEN DU TOIT ADVERTISING ellen@luxemediagroup.co.za 078 459 5050

CONTRIBUTORS IN THIS ISSUE ADAM WATSON LIZA GRESSE CAROL REYNOLDS RAINMAKER MARKETING LOUISE HUNT ISABEL ROOS LUXURY COASTAL ESCAPES PRIVATE PROPERTY WENDY WOTHERSPOON DAREN DENHOLM SIMON WATSON STRUAN CAMPBELL

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DISTRIBUTION MEDIASUPPORT | 011 608 2462 WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO COX YEATS ATTORNEYS IMBIZO GALLERY IZINGA ESTATE INTERNATIONAL & PREMIER LOUNGES (KSIA, Lanseria, Cape Town, OR Tambo) LUXURY COASTAL ESCAPES PAM GOLDING DURBAN NORTH PAM GOLDING UMHLANGA PRINCE’S GRANT SIMBITHI ECO ESTATE ZIMBALI COASTAL ESTATE THE COVER IMAGE SUPPLIED BY Chris Allan of PEPPERMINTPIX This property is a great example of how to marry family life with a contemporary design. The main bedroom practically floats in the tree tops on the edge of a greenbelt in Simbithi Eco Estate, and the main living areas are so spacious it is hard to know when the inside ends and the outside begins. It would be a great place to spend summer days around the pool...

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his time of the year we tend to reflect on the year past, the year ahead of us and we all do a stocktake of our lives..... have we been able to achieve those dreams, have I crossed off any items on my bucket list?

We are grateful at this time of the year for friends, family and colleagues for the roll that they each play in this game called life. At LUXE we have been priviledged to meet so many interesting people in our quest to keep you, the reader, informed of all the happenings in KZN, our beautiful piece of heaven. This issue brings exciting news from a couple of developers who continue to grow and expand our area. As always, we are in awe of the beautiful home that is part of the rental selections of Luxury Coastal Escapes. Pam Golding Umhlanga and Rainmaker Marketing keeps us updated on the latest development news and PSG assists us with investment advice. We went "horsing around" with a charity group that assists with disabled children. What an eye opening experience! Finally, the article on page 12 echoes the sentiment that LUXE wishes every reader in this festive period..... Wishing YOU Enough

Velia

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You have been, are, and will always be enough!”

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Carrol Boyes has recognised the importance of sustainable initiatives in mitigating damage to the environment and has partnered with The Joinery to create a range of unique tote bags and pouches. The Joinery’s focus is on finding solutions to environmental and community issues through design. “We create  local, sustainable products made from  recycled  plastic bottles, hemp and responsible  fabrics as a way to positively contribute.” As one of the worst managers of plastic waste in the world – South Africa comes in at 11 – it’s up to industry leaders to pose better solutions and forge a way ahead. It’s not all bad news however, and while the country is far behind others in terms of its recycling initiatives, it is showing gradual improvement. According to Plastics SA, last year 1.144 million tons of recyclable plastic entered the waste stream, of which 41.8% was recycled in South Africa based on input tonnages.  This is a year-on-year increase of 5.9%.  During this period, a growing number of organisations and consumer groups have become actively involved, resulting in a positive impact on the amount of plastics that were collected and recycled.

This increased awareness and growing proactive spirit among businesses and private citizens extends into the luxury sector too, where the emphasis has always been on longevity - pieces that are kept and treasured rather than relegated to trash after a short lifespan. Carrol Boyes is known for its artisanal products, high end and more recently food and wine, and this latest project sees the company collaborating with local business The Joinery to create a range of felt tote bags and pouches. All the products are made by local artisans and sewing co-operatives based in and around informal settlements in Cape Town – and as such its initiatives contribute directly to job creation and furthering innovation in the textile economy, turning potential waste into something positive. This recent partnership with Carrol Boyes has resulted in a beautiful and collectable range of bags. Each handmade tote and pouch is made from recycled plastic bottles otherwise destined for the landfill. A total of 7,000 bottles was used for the creation of 1,000 totes and 1,000 pouch bags for the Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration. Initiatives such as these, where sustainability and community involvement can be combined, underpinned by a spirit of collaboration, emphasize the pioneering and big picture the Carrol Boyes ethos represents.

NEWS Bags and pouches are available from Carrol Boyes stores and online at www.carrolboyes.com.

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Located 30 kilometres west of Durban near Shongweni, Tongaat Hulett’s 2000 hectare Ntshongweni Urban Development will be an environmentally sustainable, people-centric and inclusive new community. Part of its Urban and Retail Core, the Mall of the West, an 80 000 square metre regional shopping centre will kick start the development and activate surrounding communities which have, until now, been largely underserviced. A unique landscape known for its outdoor pastimes such as horse riding, trail running and cycling, these activities will be elevated and enhanced for established and new communities to enjoy. Other elements will include commercial, residential, logistics and warehousing components. The development will significantly boost socio-economic transformation generating 400 000 short term construction jobs and 35 000 permanent jobs during the 15 to 20 year construction period. The project is expected to generate R700 million in annual rates for the eThekwini Municipality and R5,1 billion in annual tax revenue. For more information on Ntshongweni Urban Development go to: www.ntshongweni.co.za

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STYLISHLY SIMBITHI

R14 850 000 Crème de la Crème of the North Coast EXCLUSIVE MANDATE - Situated on the main dam adjoining a beautiful wetland between two nationally protected forests and one of the most scenic areas of this Eco Estate. This home has four spacious bedrooms all en-suite and each with its own private patio overlooking the Fish Eagle Dam. The lounge has double volume ceilings and designer trusses, teak flooring and a gas fireplace. The large country style kitchen has a scullery, pantry and a laundry. This home also offers a wine cellar, a study, a braai and entertainment area with pizza oven. The garden is designed to compliment the natural surroundings and animal life flowing down towards the wetlands. A large home built across two stands with two entrances into the home, so your in-laws can have their own private entrance!

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It has been a thorn in the Ballito landscape for almost ten years now, having never been completed, the subject of much controversy, never fully occupied and almost completely vacated when the new Ballito Junction opened. It was developed in 2009 and occupies a key position and a prime, very visible location within Ballito’s new retail and commercial node and was known as the ‘Ballito Bay Mall’.

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his centre is now destined to become the rose of Ballito Central, and an important part of the rapidly expanding Ballito area. The Centre will be rebranded. however, the name of this new Vitality, Lifestyle and Retail development has not yet been finalized.

This will become Ballito’s first mixed-use development incorporating the ‘LIVE – WORK – PLAY’ concept into a lifestyle centre that will include a medical precinct with an innovative five-star healthcare facility. There will be a well curated retail mix and New York loft style micro apartments and upmarket commercial spaces. Work on the extensive facelift, renovation and build are set to start in earnest in 2019 under Ballito Vitality and Retail Centre Pty Limited, the new owners of the property who have appointed the professional team that includes the De Leeuw Group, BTKM Quantity Surveyors, Arup and AF Planning. The new design and layout under leading architect, Charles Taylor of MAP Architects, is well underway and the due diligence on existing services and dealing with the required planning issues which are part of the process, are being pursued. This exciting new development for Ballito will be a welcome addition to the area’s ever-expanding commercial hub and a very pleasing transformation of this centre to a development worthy of this site.

ADAM WATSON Property Developer WildWILD GeeseGEESE Developments DEVELOPMENTS PROFESSIONALS WITH INNOVATION IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

Over 25 years experience in property management and development.

But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

Anne Bronte

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WISHING I never really thought that I’d spend as much time in airports as I do. I don’t know why. I always wanted to work globally and that would mean lots of travel. My career as Human Behaviour Specialist and Executive Leadership Coach affords me the opportunity to work in different cities and organisations globally, right throughout the year. Although I have a passion for what I do, traveling so much is taxing and not at all glamorous.

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hile sitting in airport lounges, observing business people frenzying around on laptops and cell phones, trying to wrapup the year’s business before embarking on a long awaited December rest, I often observe how tired and worn-out most people look, especially around November. Eleven months of performance pressure, deadlines and making ends meet takes its toll on humans. As Executive Leadership coach I often challenge the highly stressed and exhausted executive managers whom I have the privilege of working with, by asking them why they allow themselves to be pushed beyond a limit where they compromise their health, both emotionally and physically. The discussion normally ends up with the same answer all the time: “I do not know what my “enough” is.” We live in a society where the pressure to perform is high and success is defined by having more, doing more and being more. Your success is measured by your corporate job title, the car you drive, the size of your home in the right estate and the expensive clubs you belong to. “When is enough, enough?” - Anthony T. Hincks Evan Tarver, author of “The New Meaning of Rich”, defines social pressure as follows: “Social pressure is the direct influence of other people on your thoughts, desires, and actions. It’s the feeling that you should follow a path that’s considered “acceptable” by modern society.” Social pressure confines us to a box, but, as Evan Tarver points out: “Social pressure isn’t an external force exerted by society in an attempt to keep you confined to a path you ultimately don’t want. Rather, it’s internal pressure you put on yourself based on your subconscious need to fit in with those around you.”

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Just living isn't enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” Hans Christian Anderson

In my opinion, the only way to break the cycle of the societal pressure is to ensure that you know what your “enough” is. So think about this one question that I have been spending a lot of time thinking about: “What is my enough?” Finding the answer may be a most liberating moment. When it comes to work, your personal life, your relationships, and most importantly, your precious time, what is your enough? How much money do you really need to live a full life the way you want to and not what the media dictates to us? What is it that you need to help you achieve your purpose? And when is enough really enough? The word “enough” is defined in the dictionary as: “as much or as many as required.” When you discover what your enough is instead of pursuing someone else’s purpose or dream, you will realize that you get to write the rules for how you want to spend your time and life. And if you are lucky enough to know how to make the shifts to have a simpler life and live your enough, you will use time as a way to make important choices of how you get to work, live and play. Synonyms to the word “enough” is listed in the dictionary as: “Sufficient, adequate, ample, abundant.” Knowing your “enough” is the road to abundance abundance in health, abundance in time, abundance in peace, abundance in focus, abundance in flow and grace. So, do you know what your enough is? What is it that you need to fully live your purpose? I bet when you truly invest the time in yourself to answer this question and use your own success metrics, as you define success, you will make different choices about what’s truly important in your life.


YOU ENOUGH Sitting at the airports which I both love and hate, I have time to reflect on my personal “enough” and I am then again reminded of the story published by Bob Parks in 2001 of an elderly father and his daughter saying goodbye at the airport. They had announced the daughter’s departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and the 80 year old dad said, “I love you. I wish you enough.” She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy.” They kissed and she left. The father walked over toward the window to watch his daughter board her flight. A bystander who overheard the conversation and was standing next to the father at the window asked the old man: “Forgive me for asking, but why is this forever goodbye?” “I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral,” the old man said. “When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?” The old man began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone. When we said ‘I wish you enough,’ we wanted the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them. * I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. * I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. * I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. * I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. * I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. * I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. * I wish you enough hello’s to get you through the final goodbye. As we end of the working year for 2018 and prepare ourselves for Christmas celebrations, my wish for each and every one reading this article is that you will find your enough and that you will align your purpose, your efforts and your focus to match your enough and not anybody else’s enough. I wish you enough! A national HR and Management Consultancy focussing on Leadership and Organisational Development, and Productivity Improvement. Liza is a practising Leadership end Executive coach, coaching clients in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Working with a wide range of organisations and people in both the private and public sector, she is a passionate and inspirational speaker and facilitator who has inspired, entertained and touched audiences. Her expertise in the fields of Leadership, Human behaviour science, Human productivity improvement, Motivation, Emotional intelligence, Inter-cultural intelligence and Social intelligence help to bring out the brilliance in people.

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ECON V As 2018 draws to a close, there are three core pervasive themes that have underpinned the property market this year, all of which may have significant implications for future trends. The first of these is that eco-friendly living is becoming more and more commonplace, and indeed necessary, as we become more mindful of reducing our carbon footprint and adopting a more sustainable way of living. According to a recent survey by SAPOA on office buildings in South Africa, green certified premium and A-grade offices had a vacancy rate of just 4.9% (compared to 8.3% for premium and A-grade offices without eco-friendly features) and enjoy a premium on asking rentals of 76%. (SOURCE: SAPOA Office Vacancy report, July 2018) Thus, eco-friendly buildings are not only in demand from a residential perspective, but also in the commercial space. Secondly, the economic landscape has resulted in consumers reducing expenses and finding more cost-effective ways to live. Finally, finding solutions to housing shortages across South Africa is an ongoing need. Within this context, unique and sustainable building methods may provide an all-encompassing, broad-sweep solution to address all three issues. So let’s explore a few of these options in order to ascertain whether or not they are indeed viable. There are several companies that have taken the initiative, specialising in smaller repurposed accommodation at a fraction of the cost of standard building methods. Umnyama Ikhaya manufactures off-the-grid, self16

sufficient container homes which are transportable to any address within the country. These homes are essentially 30m2 pods, which can be designed to accommodate either two sleeper or four sleeper floor plans. In addition to these standard modules, customised homes can be created by using this modular system to stack units on top of each other or side by side. The standard 30m2 units cost R400 000 and come fully equipped with off-thegrid solar panels, batteries, inverters and gas appliances. In addition, they have rainwater tanks, solar pressure pumps and waterless, extracting dehydration toilets. The result is a low cost and environmentally-friendly housing solution which can be adorned to create a funky, fresh look that is becoming increasingly fashionable across the globe. Indeed, Australia pioneered container homes and many of their container solutions have become part of a growing architectural trend. Ironically, what began as an affordable housing solution, has mushroomed into a design fetish, with world-class architects incorporating containers into their design language. The result has been a plethora of multi-storey contemporary homes with unique “industrial” features that set them apart from their conventional neighbours. At face value, prefabricated, container homes would appear to be the perfect


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OMICAL IABILITY solution for South Africa: quick turnaround times; economically viable; and perhaps most importantly, eco-friendly. So why has this trend not gained traction? The issue might well be that the banks have not yet embraced this building philosophy. Nedbank, for example, would look at a mobile home financing package as follows: the land cost, which would be subject to standard mortgage financing criteria for vacant land, and the “container” home cost, which would be viewed separately. Thus, the land financing would require a loan-to-value ratio of fifty percent, which would mean that buyers would be required to raise deposits of fifty percent of the value of their land. The homes would then be regarded as “mobile” and hence the banks would need to get creative about financing same. One innovative suggestion could be that banks consider financing containers along the same lines as vehicle financing. Another is that in order for the banks to overcome the issue of “mobility”, they would be stringent about the “permanency” of the container – for example, is it embedded in concrete, so that it cannot be easily uplifted from the land?

Umhlanga Rocks / R6.495 million Ref# 1ND1397841 Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4 / Garages 3 Modern home in prime upper Umhlanga situated on 1700m2 of level land. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-dac with excellent security makes this a perfect family home. Luscious level lawn for kids to play and large astro turf for hockey/cricket and basket ball. Offering large open plan kitchen, dining, main lounge and family room. Extra office, staff accommodation and 3 garages finish off this perfect home. Phillip Reynolds 082 780 9813

According to Linda Rall of ooba, based on feedback received from the banks, both Standard Bank and ABSA have advised that they are not currently able to bond these structures as they fall outside their acceptable security requirements. FNB is open to considering financing options, but they have several strict criteria for example: the container home is to be fixed to a normal foundation footing/slab; the building needs to have complied with National Building Regulations and Municipal By-Laws; they will also assess the costs and benefits of using alternative building methods versus conventional ones. FNB will also consider developments provided that all banks work together and jointly approve the product in the proposed development. In addition to the above, technical requirements like NHBRC registration, and the use of an accredited professional team of builders and engineers are essential. The rationale behind these somewhat unusual lending criteria, is that the banks may be unsure about the longevity of these housing solutions. Whereas, traditional bricks and mortar homes have stood the test of time, and if anything, appreciate in value over-time, the banks may be of the opinion that prefabricated homes do not have a life-time guarantee and may in fact, depreciate over time. Furthermore, if the containers are perceived as mobile, the banks have no security for their lending – the containers could simply be uplifted and removed, leaving the vacant land as the only security for the banks. In addition, to the limitations imposed by the banks, our municipalities do not appear to condone unusual building methods, and hence, town planning divisions often fail to pass plans for projects that propose more environmentally sustainable, economically savvy, building options. A classic example of this is wooden homes. The use of modular, pre-engineered wooden homes is common-place in countries like the USA and Indonesia, yet in South Africa, and more particularly, in KZN with our Colonial heritage, wooden homes are simply not allowed to be built in many suburbs. This is perhaps a legacy from the past where wooden homes were deemed to be “rural huts” and not in keeping with more sophisticated, affluent suburbs. Again, this archaic mentality needs to shift to embrace a more modern, egalitarian view. Our sub-tropical KZN coastal belt provides the perfect landscape for the development of beautiful wooden beach homes. In closing, perhaps the solution lies in government endorsing some forward-thinking, progressive developers to take the lead and roll-out projects that make modular homes funky and functional and most importantly, financially viable, by having end-user financing options pre-packaged by the banks from the outset.

Umhlanga Rocks / R8.9 million

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Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4 / Garages 2 This exquisite home offers l oads o f a ccommodation f or a large family with sensational sea and surrounding views. Designed for elegant indoor/outdoor entertaining with covered patio’s and pool area with plenty of secure parking. Enormous open plan kitchen styled to perfection make meals a joy to prepare. Add to this an office wing and you would never have to leave home. Excellent top range security including cameras keep you safe 24/7. Situated close to the beach, village, shopping malls and easy access to the airport. This gracious masterpiece is just waiting for a new family who enjoys only the best. Jocelyn Claire Jacobs 076 901 9282


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Nestled in the indigenous forest and dunes of the northern KZN Coastline, Thonga Beach Lodge is the ultimate in beach chic surrounded by natural beauty. It is set on the pristine shores of the Maputaland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal which forms part of the 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Discover unspoilt beaches, snorkel in rock pools, whale and turtle watch while being treated to healthy gourmet meals out on the dining deck under the stars.

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he 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea. Each room is on a raised platform nestled in indigenous forest in undulating dunes. The huts have full length glass windows and doors to let in the fresh breeze and sounds of the sea. Your own wooden deck reaches out into the forest where you may enjoy morning coffee amidst birdsong, or cocktails under starlight. Ashley Maclachlan from Urban Create has been working with Isibindi for the past 2 years, slowly transforming and updating their lodges. Thonga is a piece of paradise, says Maclachlan, so it has been an amazing experience spending time at the lodge while looking after their dĂŠcor, furniture, lighting and general improvements. The recently refurbished interiors are minimalistic and serene, keeping with the natural textures of reed, wood and thatch. Ashley says “The refurbishment of the bathrooms was a big challenge. These were brown in colour and dark. We had to open them up a lot and change the colour scheme to a cool clean grey. A highlight is the natural stone basins and the new large walk-in showers, designed with glass and low walls to maximize sea and bush views. Bedrooms are neutral and calming with blues and silver; the soft flowing mozzie nets add to the tranquility. Pops of funky coral brighten the rooms and bring an interesting element into the spaces. Beautiful rustic wooden walkways lead to the rooms from the main living and dining area.

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The hundreds of ghost crabs that you see running down the long beautiful stretch of beach inspired the cut outs in the dining room, and create a real feature on the aqua wall! The bar area was given a facelift, removing the heavy dark paneled wood counter, replacing it with light wood, and a modern large fish scale design in soft silvers and aqua. Cushions and large bright graphics add a pop of colour and interest. A big talking point for guests is the bar counter top which has a drop in glass display section for shells and sea creatures. Just in case you need a little more spoiling, the Spa and their talented ladies are always keen and willing to treat you to a fabulous massage, either inside or in the new couples’ outdoor treatment area. The Spa has been designed in soft hues of greens and greys and natural products are used for treatments. Known as an Eco Lodge, the Lodge is very sensitive to its surrounding environment. Lighting in the lodge is soft and ambient and all bulbs are energy efficient. The lighting was done so that it cannot be viewed from the beach as it disturbs the turtle beaching patterns. There is also a huge drive towards the reduction of single use plastics and guests are reminded to TAKE TRASH & LEAVE TRACKS. The Group Executive head chef for Isibindi – Carl Moller is talented and enthusiastic about his food and his environment too. He grows his own tasty and trendy microgreens, thereby reducing the plastic and packets being brought into the Lodge. Indulge your beach hut escape fantasies and nature’s gentle beauty from this space of serene luxury.

Tammy Collins (Founder and Owner) studied at Durban University of Technology before working for various shop fitting and well known design companies in and around Durban. She has varied experience and an eye for detail, and in 2010 she started Urban Create Design Interiors. Ashley Maclachlan (Owner) studied in Stellenbosch and Cape Town and has extensive design knowledge gained from working in London and Johannesburg. She moved to Durban in 2011 and joined forces with Tammy at Urban Create. Tammy and Ashley are passionate about designing beautiful space. Apart from travelling north to work on the Isibindi lodges, Urban Create specialises in high-end residential, corporate and retail interiors and has extensive knowledge and experience within the industry. We give our clients complete solutions whether they’re building new homes or offices, renovating or simply need to improve an existing space, says Ashley. Working closely with our clients, we deliver efficient and top quality results, and are passionate about what we do.

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ONLY R10 000 DEPOSIT ONE OF KZN’S FIRST GREEN-RATED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS Only 3 kilometres from the central hub of Ballito, Ballito Groves is a family-oriented pet-friendly estate in a secure environment offering facilities for everyone. • State-of-the-art security • Pool • Gym • Creche • Laundry facilities • Wi-Fi-enabled • Clubhouse • Landscaped recreational areas • Covered parking • Braai facilities

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We have all seen it in the past where a development goes to market, but sales just don’t get off the ground. The state of the market, or the marketing of the development, can play a significant role but very often this comes down to a development just not being configured around what the market really desires at that time.

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hen a new development offering is conceptualised around what a developer, or professional team, may feel is right for the market; or what they may want to see for themselves, it can differ considerably from what the buyer wants. Nowadays, the difference is that when developers are prepared to listen to facts, trends, insights and analysis upfront, they can configurate developments that are not only demand driven, but that also eliminate a vast amount of upfront risk. When simply mentioning “Market Research”, the term, practice and benefits are often not entirely understood, but when done correctly it can be somewhat of a science. In short, market research for property developers is the process of gathering, analysing and interpreting information about the target market, related to a development. The process includes information about historical, current and potential property prices in the area; research into the depth of demand, the demographic and geographic area profiles of the target market, the industry, and the competitors that are faced. This assists researchers to be very clear in their recommendation of detailed development elements such as price-point, sizing, unit mix, sales phasing, facilities to offer, parking allocations to provide, storage provision, and ultimately the projected rate of sale.

STEFAN BOTHA Managing Director | Rainmaker Marketing Rainmaker Marketing, based in KwaZulu Natal, is Africa’s leading property development marketing company. Stefan Botha strives to redefine the way property developments are marketed. Botha’s innovative approach to property marketing stems from a passion for property and a commitment to push the boundaries and create unique solutions. 24

It is natural that developers will make assumptions on market demand if prior market research is not conducted. The problem with this approach is that intuition replaces a methodical evidence of development demand. Due to the large financial risk that developers take, failure to establish demand evidence could lead to serious issues for the developers, banks, investors or others. Market research is therefore a practice protecting developers from costly investment and development failures. Development risks include changing conditions such as decreased product demand, or several mirrored developments serving the same offering as your proposed development, within the same timeframe. Market research therefore enables the developer to seek evidence to determine, with a reasonable degree of certainty, the income producing prospects of a development and the ways in which that development can be differentiated within the market.

It’s always interesting to see how various elements of quantitative data can paint a very clear picture on a target market for a development. Insights related to aspects such as population growth of an area, historic rate of sales, the age breakdown of buyers, the percentage of first-time buyers and the ratio of renters versus buyers can all have significant impacts on product recommendations and can identify emerging trends within an area. When combined with market insights, then this becomes a very clear development yard-stick. In short, effective market research will guide the property development space throughout the country going forward, and considerably reduce the number of entities who develop on “gut-feel”. The result is better configured developments that attract greater demand and enhanced rate-of-sales. This is obviously an outcome that is in the best interest of developers, financers, investors and end-users. There are certain areas within South Africa where there is a large pipeline of developments that are in the planning, or newly launched phased. In future, there would be a combination of new development releases, and new phases within existing developments. The area from Umhlanga through to the North Coast is obviously one of these areas and here it becomes even more critical to ensure that each developer clearly identifies their niche and their differentiators and builds an offering around that. The result is meticulously planned developments that appeal to a cross section of the actual market demand. We expect that in the next few years there will be much stronger emphasis on upfront research and analyses from developers across the board which can only be a good thing for the market and all prospective buyers. We are always asked if the North Coast can sustain the amount of new and upcoming development. It most certainly can, as we are in the middle of SA’s property hot-spot! We just need to ensure that parties continue to work together to collectively position the area (to continue to attract investment from outside of the province), and we need developers continue to focus on differentiating their product offerings, create diversity of choice and to really identify their products to their target markets. Effective market research, across the board, is a critical factor in achieving this.


The sheer volume of knowledge necessary to maintain a competitive edge is overwhelming. Keeping up with pricing changes, market movements, target market profiling and competitor movements, is a full-time job and one of the key reasons why market research has become such a key service offering for a business such as ours.�

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SLOW LIVING

Text Melanie Rosettenstein | Firm Hunt PR | T: 083 708 6078 E: louise@huntpr.co.za | Photography Supplied by Plascon

Modern, evolved greys like Ravine (62) come across as a premium colour painted in Plascon Cashmere, every designers dream, with a plush matt finish that hides imperfections on your wall to create an elegant transformation for the inside of your space.

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Ravine (62), the ultimate grey is the perfect accompaniment to add richness to any space, as you enjoy life’s simple indulgences. Combine with Phantom Night (P1-E1-2) and Nutmeg Dust (O3-C2-2) to get this luxurious minimalistic look.

Busy-ness be gone! It’s all about slowing things down these days and weekends are for relaxing so your eyeballs don’t feel like fur balls on a Monday morning. So how do we (easily) create a home that encourages rest? Looking at Plascon’s Colour Forecast 2019, it seems the colour wizards may just have the answer!

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lascon’s recently launched Colour Forecast 2019 identifies cocooning, mindfulness and individualisation as some of the trend drivers compelling people to transform their homes into personal sanctuaries away from a busy, technologicallydriven world. An artful blend of grey and beige, timeless Ravine (62) is Plascon’s duly appointed neutral of the year, a warm grey with a taupe undertone perfect for the classically decorated home or for building a signature palette. Moving away from the ‘more is more’ concept, Ravine (62) and its sister colours are about creating spaces where life’s simple pleasures take centre stage. Colour Expert Claire Bond shares, “The concept of luxury has taken a new direction with the new interpretation extending to simple joys like reading a book, taking a bath or enjoying a long lazy Sunday lunch with family and friends.” More than ten years on, grey continues to be the neutral of choice for interiors as it provides a natural canvas making it a safe option when detail needs to be added. Ravine (62) is an evolved warm grey that invites a minimalistic yet luxurious look and, because it partners perfectly with just about any colour, it all depends on the mood you’d like to create.

Claire recommends using it with optimistic blush pinks such as Nutmeg Dust (O3-C2-2) or gentle salmons such as Orange Delight (O5-A1-4) for a soft, feminine aesthetic. Together with bright whites and blonde wood tones, this versatile neutral also invites a clean and calm Scandinavian look to a home while darker hues such as Black Bean (71) and Dark Antelope (P7-E1-1) inspire drama and depth. Claire comments, “In contrast to other cooler shades that have been popular in the past, this neutral shade of grey adds warmth to a space. Paint it in Plascon’s Cashmere, which gives a cosy, contemporary and welcoming feel. Complement it with beautiful wood or shiny copper fittings or textural elements like a rich floor rug to inspire minimalistic luxury. As the ultimate grey, Ravine (62) can be used for building a signature palette. Paired with colours such as calming Berry Good (P1-A2-3) and beautiful pastels, it also offers a French Provence edge. Claire concludes, “Ravine (62) effortlessly brings opulence into a home without having to fill the space with too much stuff. With this wonderfully adaptable grey you won’t go wrong when transforming your home into a minimalistic refuge.” A versatile colour that’s easy to use and helps create a slower pace of life? Sign me up! 27


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Estate Manager Theo Potgieter 031 020 0712

Jackalberry Estate www.jackalberry.co.za

29°15.71 S 31°41.28 E

Estate Manager Andrew Thompson 061 427 2476

Lazuli Coastal Retirement Estate www.lazuliestate.co.za

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Sales Manager Kevin Swart 082 303 5439

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29°48.13 S 31°25.66 E

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5 Ha

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29°43.19 S 31°02.65 E

Estate Manager Terry Keller 031 502 5360

208 Ha

Certified Conservancy

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29°21.21 S 31°22.07 E

Estate Manager Roelf du Toit 032 482 0002

Simbithi Eco Estate & Country Club www.simbithi.co.za

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f we are looking to grow healthy relationships with the world, our workplace, the people around us and ourselves, learning how to be kind is so important. Somewhere along the way, many of us forget and misplace this value and skill. Sometimes we all need a reminder and a nudge back in the right direction. There is no doubt that healthy staff development has a significant impact on work performance and productivity. A happy team is more likely to ensure you have satisfied customers. KindnessCan offers a series of workshops, activations and products which promote kindness as a simple yet meaningful way of growing happier individuals, teams and consumers. Thoughts and acts of kindness are easy and cost effective to implement in all settings, and yet can have far-reaching benefits. KindnessCan pride themselves on delivering practical and insightful activities that can be applied and implemented into the work space. These tools can easily become habits which positively change mindsets and relationships. Paul and Jane provide a safe, open space to workshop exercises like journalling, affirmations, kindness challenges & social media prompts. These are just a few ways to get people to start conversing and becoming more aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Being imbalanced, feeling inadequate and overwhelmed at work and at home can be managed when given the right support and tools. KindnessCan change lives. For more information contact us on : www.kindnesscan.co.za | hello@lovejlt.com | bushellpaul@live.co.za

Jane Linley-Thomas is a radio personality that has been with East Coast Radio since 2003. Jane is mom to 3 precious children including a set of twins. When Jane isn’t connecting with people through the medium of radio she is spreading the word of love and kindness through kindness workshops and her work as a spiritual life coach. Paul Bushell is a psychologist and author of the book #raisingkids To Thrive in a Constantly Changing World. With local and international working experience, Paul is a regular commentator and facilitator on emotional intelligence and purposeful living. He believes that every act of kindness - not matter how big or small - has the potential to change the world.. 36

Radio personality and mom of three, Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist & author Paul Bushell, teach that as simple as it may sound, kindness - as a core human value – can have a profound impact on the way people do life and work.


SEEFF NORTH COAST A FUTURE TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

Seeff North Coast Head Office

Having operated in a hugely successful partnership with Andreas Wassenaar since 2009 as Seeff Dolphin Coast, we are thrilled to announce an exciting strategic change for the Seeff brand. To service an exponentially growing area, we have decided to re-focus our collective efforts by splitting into two new operations. The new Seeff North Coast branch will see us service the area northwards from Ballito to the Tugela River whilst the area from Seaward Estates to La Mercy in the South will be serviced by the new Seeff Zimbali branch. We look forward to servicing all our clients as their Real Estate brand of choice on the North Coast.” Tim & Mark Johnson - Seeff North Coast

Seeff North Coast Boardroom

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SEEFF SALES OFFICE: Suite 4, First Floor, New Salt Rock Shopping Centre, Salt Rock THE SEEFF LOUNGE: Simbithi Office Park, Office B217, Shaka’s Rock


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Isabel Roos asked Natasha Barnes, one of Imbizo Gallery's bestselling artists, to tell us a bit more about herself. Upon meeting Natasha, you immediately feel the enthusiasm and energy exuding from her.


Did you find art or did art find you? Art found me. I actually studied for an International Grande Diplome in Cordon Bleu Cookery from the prestigious Silwood Kitchens in Rondebosch and worked for many years as a cookery editor for one of South Africa’s top women’s magazines at the time. Painting was my hobby. Realistically “life is what happens while we are busy planning other things” and I soon found myself in a very different direction in a very short space of time. Swapping the spatula for a paintbrush. Art found me, but it was never the end game. Looking back, I took the right road, I don’t wake up in the mornings and say “all I want to do is cook” that never happened. I’m up before the sun every day so I can get into the studio and paint. Next year marks 25 years of professional painting, with no other source

of income. I’m proud of that.

over the world; tell us a little about that journey? I think if you have a passion for your work and you believe in what you do then you are capable of a great many things. You have to be the leader, not a follower, do your own thing; don’t copy other people because you perceive they are successful. I have been fortunate to have met an American art dealer early on in my career who has been hugely instrumental in my success. For a large part I have always treated my art as a business and still follow the same rules and principals. Over time the contacts and business relationships one build, feeds the machine that drives the whole package. I exhibit internationally 5 to 6 times a year and I am represented by numerous other galleries and dealers at individual events, art fairs and exhibitions. The traveling is part of the process and to be successful one has to be seen and heard. Attending the art fairs is my favourite part of my “job “. I have a share in a Gallery in the UK, the TURNER BARNES GALLERY is based in Shenfeild

and we have branch in Chelmsford, as well.

So you are an abstract painter? How often to you hear “ I can do that” “I can do that” should be my mantra; if only I had a dollar for each time I have been told that I would be Donald Trump right now. But the truth is you cannot do that, abstract painting is the hardest form of art, before you get to that point where you can let go and let the abstract mark making of the journey take shape, an artist has to have known and practiced traditional painting, and it takes many years to become a good abstract painter. There is a lot of bad stuff about lately, many of the paintings nowadays are more about craft than true abstract painting. You are considered as one of the best, your work sells all

Where have you just come from? When I started out 25 years ago the USA was my biggest market, but as the world has opened up we find ourselves looking East. Today, my largest selling markets are Hong Kong and Singapore. I have just returned from a Sell our Art Fair in Singapore. I am fortunate that my work appeals across the board to the expats and locals. It took years to get into the market, but I am established there and have a great following. Tell us about your creative process, what excites you? I paint on more than one canvas at a time, they are really large and take a while to complete, it depends on so many things, the weather, the light, how often the phone rings, where I have to rush off to, how many of my cats are lying under my feet!!! My travels are part of my creative process and provide my inspiration. I 39


colours for the next two seasons are pink, cobalt blue and mustard. Neutrals are still grey and an eggshell yellow cream. Not very exciting. Tell us about Natasha Barnes the author? One morning I woke up and thought that I wanted to write it all down, so I wrote a cookery book which is actually the story of my life as told through food. It is called the culinary adventures of a travelling cook and was published by Struik. I did all the food styling myself which was one of my favourite parts of my previous life as a cookery editor at the magazine. But like I said, I love cooking, but not enough to want to do it every day. Your brand recently branched out into home product and branded items, how did that come about? I have many images on file from work I have done over the years for publishers or for licencing. My decorative floral artworks go onto product through many companies worldwide; I wanted to extend the work to include product in South Africa; I wanted to bring the talent home. It’s only been going a few months and I am going to keep it small and exclusive, but having said that, I have just accepted my first international client in Singapore. We will be collaborating together on art workshops and home décor projects next year. If you were not a painter, what would you have done differently with your life? You know, I have always wanted to be a flight attendant. But I was too short back in the day. I know my life would not have turned out like this, but I sometimes wonder what the road had installed for me had I taken that route. don’t paint every day either, life has to go on and we have things to do, so about 5 mornings would be a good average. I never paint after 1pm, by then I am mentally done. My work is all in acrylic and I import my own paint from the USA. I use only the very best. I recently started painting watercolours again after 20 years, it was fun to dust off my old brushes again- I painted 6 and took them to Singapore and sold them all. You are considered to be one of South Africa’s most published artists, what does that mean? In a nutshell art publishing companies licence the rights from me to put some of my artworks onto posters and sell them as prints worldwide. I earn royalties from the sale of each poster. I still get asked to do a range of artwork prints each year for large stores in the UK and USA, most recently John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond. They send me the colour briefs for the next seasons – we work 18 months in advance, I do some new easy decorative abstracts for them and we create the next range going into homeware. I paint under several different names. The

What’s in stall for 2019? Whew, it is going to be my busiest year ever. For starters I am turning 50. So for that I am going to walk up to Everest Base camp with my friends from Bootcamp. Then I have several solo exhibitions this year, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito in April, Belgravia, London in June and Melbourne, Australia in August. A couple of painting workshops in Singapore and Mauritius, and Art fairs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Miami, Singapore and Jakarta. And for fun I am going to run and run until the road is up…


UNRIVALLED COASTAL FAMILY LIVING SHEFFIELD BEACH, KZN NORTH COAST

Stands from R 1, 425 million. Apartments from R 1, 89 million. First transfers expected in first quarter of 2019

LIVE HARMONIOUSLY AMONGST NATURE AT AURA The depictions herein are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change without prior notice.

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ululami Luxury Coastal Estate is proud to present 3 luxurious sectional title developments to the North Coast market; Moyana, The Reserve and Aura. Situated in a prime position within the greater Zululami estate, these new opportunities boast vistas across dams and wetlands to the Indian Ocean.

M O D E R N 2 A N D 3- B E D R O O M APARTMENTS AT MOYANA The depictions herein are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change without prior notice.

Construction is officially underway, with the

Gatehouse due for completion in February 2019.

Situated only 100 metres from KZN’s Sheffield Beach, Zululami provides freehold stands and a choice of unique sectional title opportunities that are perfect for families, professionals and first-time homeowners. All of these nature-inspired homes will have direct access to world-class facilities including private beach access with a luxury beach clubhouse, picturesque wetlands to explore and engage with, a signature floating clubhouse, bird hides, kids’ park, and tennis court.

VISIT OUR ONSITE SALES OFFICE Andrew: 082 654 5062 | Charlie: 079 128 8695 | sales@zululamiestate.co.za | www.zululamiestate.co.za

The depictions herein are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change without prior notice.

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This is a captivating home that inspires and calms you from the moment you enter.�

'Bring the outside in' - was the brief to Tyrone Reardon at Metropole Architects. New owners Ian & Sandra McMurchie wanted to walk in and see straight through the house and onto the surrounding forest and Heron dam below. Tyrone confirms that the intent of the design was to really take full advantage of the beautiful "forest" site. With such thick bush encapsulating the house, privacy and direct sunlight were not really issues, so that enabled us to use large amounts of glazing to maximise views and natural light on offer and reinforce the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that Ian and Sandra had in mind'.

NATURAL BEAUTY Images Chris Allan Photography

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Location Simbithi Eco Estate, KZN North Coast

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Flooring | Kaizer Floors - 082 941 6222

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he original house on the plot of land was only half built and never took advantage of the incredible setting and views. Sandra and Ian fell in love with the large Flat Crown tree and views over the dam and decided it was to be that they would breathe new life into this house and make it their home and with the help of Louise Metcalfe from Storehaus Design and Tryone Reardon from Metropole Architects they did just that. Louise Metcalfe says� My roll was to take the architectural brief and express that in the interior design. We work closely with our clients to design an interior that compliments the family’s lifestyle, and in this home, the family is talented in many creative fields and wanted that eclectic flair to shine through. Many bespoke pieces of furniture were commissioned to give the home a sense of individuality while we incorporated some existing pieces of furniture and this lends a sense of history. Extensive use of wood, metals and stone made the home feel organic. Each room was designed to flow to the outside which accentuates that feeling of space and unity with nature. Every room has a view of the forest through the vast panes of glass. There are wooden decks off each room giving the sense of being in an indulgent adult tree house. The private and tranquil setting within the forest allows the wildlife to get as close as possible to the house. The owners are lucky enough to get Giant Kingfishers on their balcony upstairs each morning and frequent visits from the buck and porcupine in the garden below.

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Interior Designer | Storehaus - 083 268 3431

The main bedroom cantilevers over the covered patio below, and the concept for the splayed form of this feature is to "thrust" the main bedroom out towards the view of Fish Eagle Dam, as well as create a sense of movement and drama to the architecture.�

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Volumetric play was another theme that was explored with the design, with the double volume staircase area, as well as the high level glazing and raked ceilings on the top floor, and the generally high ceilings throughout.”

The Simbithi Eco Estate home featured in this edition of LUXE magazine has been sourced by Luxury Coastal Escapes and is part of their ever expanding collection of luxury coastal holiday homes both on the KZN Dolphin Coast, Western Cape & Eastern Cape. We are now approaching the December silly season and booking enquiries are still coming through, with demand for houses on the beach outweighing supply. If you own a unique and luxurious home in Ballito, Salt Rock or Sheffield Beach that you are interested in renting out over the Christmas holidays for extra income then please email Louise. The goal of LCE is to set a gold standard with holiday rentals and for both Guests and Home Owners to know they are in safe and trustworthy hands. We walk the Owners through the process in getting their homes to this standard and rental ready, enabling them to get the maximum rental return. Luxury Coastal Escapes only selects around 1 in 4 homes that it values

Guests pay a premium to stay in our luxury homes and with the knowing that we have personally selected the home, photographed it and prepared it for their stay gives them the peace of mind to book with us and keep coming back each year.”

For more information on this featured home or any others from our large collection of special homes please contact the Bookings Team on bookings@luxurycoastalescapes.com

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KZN PROPERTY OVERVIEW BY AREA A SNAPSHOT OF THE CURRENT LISTINGS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

KEY :

HOUSE

FLAT/APARTMENT

COMPLEX

R6.600m

7 6

R4.900m

5

Ballito

Full of upmarket estates, restaurants and shopping centres, these North Coast areas are flourishing. Many families are relocating to the areas to take advantage of the relaxed coastal lifestyle on offer.

R0.990m

R2.050m

R0.650m

Dbn North

R0.890m

Umdloti to Westbrook

R2.625m

Umhlanga

R2.250m

R2.495m

R2.600m

R2.900m

R4.050m

NORTH COAST AREAS

R3.500m

R2.450m

0

R2.195m

1

R2.995m

2

R1.248m

3

R3.550m

4

Meerensee (R/Bay)

Blythedale to Zinkwazi

4.5

0 Montrose (PMB)

Howick

R1.500m

Scottburgh

Margate

R1.650m

R1.950m R0.895m

R2.495m

R2.895m R1.400m

Kloof & Gillitts Westville

R0.820m

Laid back coastal towns attracting the young, old, retired and working class - all for the same reason... the beach! Main attractions in these neighbourhoods include surfing, swimming and fishing and ensure that holiday makers flock here in the summer.

0.2 Amanzimtoti

Hillcrest

SOUTH COAST AREAS

R0.650m

R0.880m

R1.100m

0.4

0

R2.595m R1.356m

Nottingham Road

R1.850m

Hilton

R1.350m

R0.995m

R1.798m

R1.825m

R2.300m R1.625m

R1.040m

Wembley (PMB)

R1.850m

R1.693m R1.025m

R0.965m

R1.200m R0.900m

1

R1.500m

R1.750m

R1.600m

1.2

0.6

R0.595m

0.5

1.8

0.8

R1.895m

1

R1.413m

2

2

1.4

R2.785m

2.5

1.5

R2.950m

3

Set amidst rolling countryside, these inland areas are characterised by rivers, farms and nature reserve. Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in the Province. For arts, crafts and tourism, the Midlands Meander is just a 20 minute drive from the city of Pietermaritzburg

1.6

R3.885m

3.5

INLAND AREAS

R3.950m

4

Southbroom to San Lameer 4.5

Port Edward

R1.950m

R1.995m

Morningside

Musgrave

R2.250m

R2.795m

R3.395m

Essenwood

R1.155m

Berea

R1.100m

1

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R1.895m

1.5

0.5

R2.145m

2

R1.195m

2.5

R3.500m

3

R3.250m

Central neighbourhood in Durban - minutes away from the beach, nightlife, shopping and schools. Leafy suburbs with grand old houses, steeped in history. Multicultural residents enjoy a sense of space and grace in an area characterised by creativity, artistic flair and stunning architecture

3.5

R0.800m

DURBAN AREAS

R4.125m

4

Point Waterfront


AREA FOCUS AMANZIMTOTI

MOST POPULAR AREAS Median Price

① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩

UMLAZI

R590 000

NEW GERMANY

R935 000

MALVERN

R1 399 000

PHOENIX

R880 000

DURBAN NORTH

R3 750 000

WATERFALL

R1 500 000

SUNNINGDALE

R2 424 500

WESTVILLE

R2 250 000

MORNINGSIDE UMBILO

R1 785 000 R880 000

MOST EXPENSIVE AREAS

Amanzimtoti, meaning ‘the water is sweet’ is a laid-back coastal town near Durban. This town attracts the young, old, retired and working class - all for the same reason.. the beach! With the beach being the main attraction in this neighbourhood, surfing, swimming and fishing are the most popular outdoor activities and holiday makers flock here in summer. Life moves a little slower in Amanzimtoti, and many people like to live here and commute to work in Durban. The Thirsty Whale is the locals favourite spot to curb any hunger cravings throughout the day. Situated on Beach Road, overlooking the ocean, the ambience and vibe couldn’t be better to enjoy a meal. There are many sports clubs in this area, which are a great way to get involved with the community, and socialise. For the nature lovers, the Bird Sanctuary offers an escape from the hustle and bustle, and a chance to experience nature firsthand. Pipeline Coastal Park offers a safe environment for those wanting to picnic on the beach and also has a private pool, a great day out for the whole family. For those wanting a little more adventure there is also the paddle boating option along the river. Kingsway High School and Kuswag Combined School are two of the most popular schools in Amanzimtoti. One being English and the other Afrikaans, this area offers a variety of school choices for families with children. Shopping can be done at various shopping centres and malls, but Galleria Shopping Mall would be the most popular - offering a great food court, an arcade room, ten pin bowling, miniature golf and even the old favourite bumper cars.

Median Price

① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩

ZIMBALI

R8 900 000

IZINGA RIDGE

R7 950 000

SALE LISTINGS

MT EDGECOMBE EST 1 & 2

R7 450 000

HERRWOOD PARK

R6 070 000

A typical property for sale in Amanzimgoti is a 2 bedroom apartment, currently with a median asking price of R860 000.

BRETTENWOOD COASTAL EST

R5 850 000

SALES AVG:

SIMBITHI ESTATE

R5 647 500

COMPLEX

COTSWOLD DOWNS ESTATE

R5 200 000

FLAT/APARTMENT

LA LUCIA

R5 100 000

HOUSE

EVERTON

R4 995 000

UMHLANGA ROCKS

R4 800 000

R1,200 R0,900 R1,600

16% 36% 48%

RENTAL LISTINGS A typical property for rent in Amanzimtoti is a 2 bedroom apartment, currently with a monthly median asking price of R6 800.

18%

23%

RENTAL AVG: COMPLEX FLAT/APARTMENT HOUSE

R10,000 R7,000 R12,500

59%

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Making your presence (no..... I don't mean presents) count this festive season by leaving a heartfelt touch of yourself, and there is no better way then hand crafted gifting. It could not be simpler. Using commonly found ingredients from your kitchen cupboards, a few minutes of blitzing, and before Santa can check who is on the naughty or nice list you have made all your amazing aromatic holiday gifts. Here's how:

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MADE WITH Ingredient list 1kg Oats or Rice, blitzed in blender 500gr Castor Sugar 50ml Vanilla Essence 3 or 4 Lemons, Limes or Oranges 500gr Epsom Salt 500gr Course Himalayan Salt 500gr Bicarbonate of Soda 500ml Olive Oil 500ml Coconut Oil 50ml Wheatgerm Oil 11ml Lavender Pure Essential Oil A few 200gr glass jars, cleaned and dried. Optional: Fresh Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme Leaves, picked fresh from your best friends garden Bath Salts Relieve muscle aches and pains 50gr Epsom Salt 50 grams Himalayan Salt 50 grams Bicarb of Soda 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil Softening Soak

For relaxation and softer skin

50gr Bicarb of Soda 100gr Oats/Rice Powder 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil Mix well. Scoop into your prepared Glass Jar. Wrap with a lovely ribbon, perhaps a natural twine or maybe even seal with some washi tape. Optional: finely chop 1 teaspoon of rosemary, lavender and thyme herb. Blend this into the mixture. Omit the essential oils for sensitive skins.

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The difference in these kids is unbelievable and the smiles that they leave with is absolutely amazing. It's so heartwarming to see how we can make such a huge difference in under an hour.� Volunteer - SARDA Durban

Not just HORSING around SARDA is an acronym for SA Riding for the Disabled Association, or as we like to call it: SA Riding for the Differently Abled. SARDA Durban is a registered NPO and PBO that enriches the lives of children born with physical or mental difficulties and Autism. The vision of SARDA Durban is to improve the quality of life for children with special needs through the physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits associated with therapeutic horse riding. 52


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hildren facing physical, visual or intellectual impairments participate in riding activities that are planned to add therapeutic value and to teach riding and other skills in an environment that is safe and tons of fun.

Volunteers are what keep the smiles on the children’s faces as SARDA Durban is entirely run by a group of passionate and trained volunteers. On riding days, volunteers prepare the ponies, activities and the paperwork for the arrival of the real stars of the show – the children. Our very special ponies at SARDA Durban are cared for as the heroes that they are. SARDA Durban has world-class facilities due to our generous supporters. These include a covered arena, a sensory trail and other outdoor areas. The riding sessions are planned to maximise each child’s potential in various areas. Rides on the trail include riding through a splash pond, having to duck under branches, stepping over logs and smelling different fruits and herbs planted on the property. This adds great input from a sensory perspective, offers lots to talk about and challenges reactions and balance. A very important aspect of the program is undoubtedly the sense of freedom it provides to the children who are restricted to exploring the world with crutches or bound to wheelchairs. It’s hard work for the volunteers but when they hear of the positive impact they are having on the children’s lives, it’s worth all the effort. We received feedback from a teacher: “I have also seen an increase in the clarity of speech, children with limited or no vocabulary appear to try new words and sentence construction has improved. Children currently using wheelchairs are beginning to show greater determination in trying to move independently for example reaching for toys or rolling over when they are on the mat to access things they want. The walking gait of other children using devices to aid walking has also improved. There is a definite improvement in muscle tone and an overall greater sense of self confidence from all the children who have had the opportunity to ride with SARDA Durban.” The results SARDA Durban have been achieving have been monumental in the children’s lives, given that the organisation is run by compassionate volunteers and donations. If you would like to have a part to play in this beautiful initiative, donations of any kind will enable SARDA Durban to continue their excellent work. To find out more, you can contact SARDA Durban at durban@sarda.co.za or Chairperson Tracey Cumming on ridgetop@mweb.co.za. There’s also a SARDA Durban Facebook page if you’d like to follow the great work being done. We hope you can join in and become a part of the SARDA family and be involved in an organisation that really is making a difference in the lives of so many children with special needs. 53


7 REASONS

why now is the perfect time to digitise your training company

In case you haven’t noticed, online education is booming - and it's only just the beginning! According to the World Economic Forum, online education is currently a $250 billion business and is primed for massive growth in 2019 and beyond. Many experts believe that advances in technology will cause more innovation to take place in education in the next 5 - 10 years compared to all previous innovation experienced over the past 300 years.

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It’s no longer about innovating just products and services. It's now vital to consider innovating your entire business model as well. Building a new digital learning company isn’t just about trying to capitalise on new revenue opportunities; it’s about safeguarding the ENTIRE future of your company. The 33 - year average tenure of companies on the S & P 500 in 1964 reduced to 24 years by 2016 and is forecast to shrink to just 12 years by 2027. The pace of creative, digital destruction is accelerating.

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Digitising your training company allows you to LEVERAGE your knowledge, skills, expertise and experience in ways that few other contexts can offer. A great definition of leverage is: "working once, and benefitting from this work many times in the future." Going digital opens up the perfect LEVERAGE opportunity. Wealth = Value x leverage. The more experience you have in your brickand-mortar business, the more opportunity you have in going digital and scaling your current operation. It also opens up the opportunity for you to transact with a global audience.

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You get to earn foreign currency, while still living locally and being able to enjoy the many benefits that South Africa has to offer. Despite naysayers who've departed for "greener pastures"... we live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Earning foreign currency can be used as additional "seed" to create more products and services that you can monetise further. It also provides you with the opportunity 54

of increasing your service back to our local community. Or you can go on that holiday you have been dreaming about. "Kruger" anyone?

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Going digital allows you to hire some of the world's best online talent and pay on a project-to-project basis. (And cancel at any time you need to.) Building a tech-savvy business requires the ability to hire top-rated global talent at affordable rates. This also prevents you from getting tied in to lengthy contracts that don't serve your best interests. Say goodbye to unnecessary "retrenchment packages."

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Going digital enables you to create multiple streams of additional income over and above your current offerings. The internet never sleeps. Your new customers are online 24 / 7 / 365. And so should you be. As you break through the "digital wall of overwhelm and complexity", you will start to envision new world's of opportunity, that you never knew existed. And – thinking about leverage again – most of the digital assets you will need to set up, such as web pages, email sequences, optin forms, payment gateways, analytics etc., can be used over and over again with new products and services. Tweaked, improved and applied to your latest innovation. The only obstacle to your digital training growth should be your imagination.

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Going digital allows you the freedom and security that very few other business opportunities have to offer. (Which is not influenced by the stability – or instability – of the South African economy.)

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Going digital will help you increase profits and decrease operating costs in your current training business. Increase profits by: • Offering new and improved blended learning solutions that didn't exist before. • Create a membership site for your current (and new) customers for additional support and learning. (And benefit from the additional extra recurring revenue stream.) • Create up sells, down sells and cross sells across all your current product lines. Reduce costs by: • Reducing live staff training (costs and time) by digitising this training material. You can easily track and measure online staff engagement to maximise ROI. • Reducing the amount of printed material you currently provide to your clients by providing workbooks in more of a "summary" / to the point form. More in depth "manual" type material can be supplied digitally, to "help save the trees." (And increase your share of wallet.) What about this next sentence Abigail.... a bit stuck here. (Which the "trees" (and your wallet) will thank you for.) • Streamlining / reducing / eliminating unnecessary admin tasks. Go on a "digital vaporisation" mission ... ! Replace outdated processes, with well thought out, digital systems. (That Patricia can still oversee and report back on!) Patricia needs time off, a 13th cheque and maternity leave. Your digital systems do not. Make the move today. Push through the resistance you will encounter. Some of the additional income saved can be used to incentivise savvy staff for taking initiative. (Which will help create and sustain a culture of innovation.)


7 Tips to get you headed in the right direction Going digital can seem like a daunting task. Although the learning curve IS steep, you can fast-track your progress by learning a few nifty strategies that can help you start teaching, transforming and transacting online ... in no time.

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Leverage all the best technology and software you can get your hands on (Software as a Service - SAAS). Don't reinvent the wheel. Use the best technology out there to help you move forward as quickly and effectively as possible. Want a GREAT resource to help you keep an eye our for when emerging technologies are expected to become main stream?

2. Leverage the best outsourced / global talent you can

get your hands on. I recommend visiting www.fiverr.com and www.upwork.com to get started.

3. Leverage the best contacts you have access to: your

tech-savvy nephew who can build you a website in less than a day, or your daughter who can set up your google analytics account.

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Leverage your experience, knowledge and skill set. Your job is to be the designer of the machine you envision building. You are the architect. You need to see the bigger picture and then discern who you need at each step, to build.

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Spend 80% of your time, money and energy on the only 2 factors that will get you results (according to Peter Drucker, Father of modern day management) • Marketing and • Innovation. All the rest are costs.

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Leverage one of the greatest gifts you were ever given: the ability to learn. If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.

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Maximise your chances of online success by focusing on the 3 essential pillars to digital learning success. • Digital infrastructure. • Digital content and • Digital scale.

Daren went from nearly failing University to becoming the highest ranked competitor at the World Memory Championships from Africa and the Southern Hemisphere for 6 years in a row. (2006 - 2011) Daren uses his passion for education and technology to help build digital solutions that have the potential to change the world. He has shared his story and insights with millions of people around the world on local and international news carriers such as: Cliff Central, BBC Knowledge and BBC Africa.

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Understanding While laws influenced by race are not unique to South Africa, the impact of such laws are arguably far more reaching here than anywhere else. Understanding them can help decision making.

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any people do not take the time to understand empowerment laws properly. This is a potentially costly mistake. If you invest in any business in South Africa you owe it to yourself to understand empowerment laws.

Using the photograph function on your phone, scan the QR code below if you want to be responsible and better understand:

Simon Watson is a partner at Cox Yeats practicing in its Commercial and Natural Resources Team. He is qualified as a South African and an Australian lawyer. Simon is the author of Commentary and Precedents for Joint Ventures in South Africa and the LexisNexis Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions.

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key features of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act the empowerment rating system. how prescribed empowerment targets relating to ownership influence businesses to enter into empowerment transactions. how the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act provides for a system of rewarding empowerment credentials in the allocation of state tenders. the importance of empowerment to the issue of licenses; the functions and powers of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission. the crime of fronting, how it is defined and what the consequences are.

The link will provide you with a comprehensible breakdown of the reach of Empowerment Law with a focus on the above topics.


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INVESTMENT What do investing and getting summer ready have in common? More than you may think! Dedication, perseverance and discipline are as key to investment success as they are to getting fit. The most important realisation, however, is that it is a lifestyle decision – not a one-off effort. You need to adopt three key behaviours to be successful in making this long-term lifestyle shift:

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espite all the gimmicks and fad diets on the market, there is no programme to get fit or in shape quickly. If you go to the gym during winter, or for an early morning run in July, you’ll notice unused gym equipment and empty streets. Any dedicated runner or cyclist will tell you it is the regular, constant workouts throughout the year that allow them to live out their passion – even when the weather is less than ideal. Just as it takes a year-round effort to be fit come December, growing and maintaining your wealth is also a long-term game. In both cases, you need to adopt three behaviours to achieve your goals. Behavioural effects Canadian research company Dalbar has conducted research on the performance of investors relative to the S&P 500 Index for more than 30 years. They have found that the average investor’s portfolio only performs around half as well as the market average. The gap between market performance and investor return is due to destructive investor behaviour. This includes poorly timed switches between investments and poor capital allocation. You are unlikely to blame failure on your running shoes if you fall short of your Comrades dreams after not training for six months. Yet investors are quick to blame the markets, their adviser or the economy when it comes to not reaching their own goals, and ignore the impact of their own decisions and behaviour. Understand that emotional switching in response to market movements and news headlines leads to poor investment allocation decisions. Commit to a cool head and rational research under the guidance of an experienced investment coach. Benjamin Graham puts it best in The Intelligent Investor: “Investing isn’t about beating others at their game. It’s about controlling yourself at your own game.”

Realistic expectations You cannot go to the gym once a month, skip exercise during winter, and expect to be the ‘Hero of Hermanus’ in December. You need to train often, consistently, and over prolonged periods of time. You cannot focus on one body part and expect your entire body to be transformed, or only do cycling training when your aim is to complete a triathlon. It is important that an investment portfolio should be viewed holistically, well diversified and matched to your specific goals and needs. Take a long-term view – remembering that a period of three or four years is not long term, but 10 to 15 years is. Make sure your portfolio can deliver the expected return you require to achieve your goals. If you invested in shares for one year and reinvested your dividends, there was a one in five chance that your return would be negative over the year. Over three years, that negative experience drops to one in six – so a lower chance of not at least getting your money back after three years. This drops even further to one in ten over five years, and just one out of a hundred over ten years. Regardless of the training and commitment you put in, not all of us have the same physique. In the context of investments, it is important to keep in mind that inflation rates in South Africa have declined substantially over time. The 20-year average inflation rate is now 5.8%. Investments are best understood and evaluated in the context of their after-inflation returns. We can therefore also expect investment returns to be lower, and the classic annual return of 15% that we have grown accustomed to may now be too high an expectation. Considering afterinflation returns, however, investors are still well positioned to achieve their long-term goals.

The first important mind shift is to understand that you may very well be your own worst enemy when it comes to your investments.” 58

Planning and strategy While some may argue that any exercise is better than no exercise, the reality is that your exercise plans need to match your fitness goals. Randomly exercising on the first machine you set your eyes on in the gym is sure to disappoint you in the end. This is why most gyms include a consultation and provide you with a basic plan when you join. Of course, if you follow this plan diligently, you are sure to outgrow your workout plan and will need an updated version to ensure you remain on track. In the investment world, a similar principle applies. Craft an all-season, all-weather investment plan and do as Napoleon Hill said in his famous book, Think and Grow Rich: “Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.” Your plan will require upfront analysis, regular reviews, and tweaks along the way – and a financial planner can be your personal trainer or coach to help ensure you reach your goals.

STRUAN CAMPBELL Portfolio Manager PSG Wealth Struan has been in the financial services industry since 2003 and with PSG since 2011. He has an Advanced Certified Financial Planning Diploma and is a member of the JSE This article was originally written by Jac de Wet CFP® National Head of Sales PSG Wealth For any queries please contact Struan Campbell, a certified financial planner at PSG Wealth on struan.campbell@psg.co.za. PSG Wealth, Brandfin House, La Lucia Ridge, Umhlanga is part of PSG Konsult – the largest independent adviser network in South Africa and Namibia, with in excess of 200 offices and 750 advisers.


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