Issue number 028 August/September 2012
CONNECTING SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
Comrades Marathon 2012 Durban to PMB
Happy 40th Birthday, Irene see page 11
Miss UniverseNZ see page 15
From the editor Well, we have another â€˜jam packedâ€™ magazine brimming with a variety of stories and a few new advertisers. You may have noticed Sherelee Clarke is a new member on board at The South African Magazine. She comes from a newspaper background after having been with Independent Newspapers in Durban for 29 years, bringing with her an abundance of experience and passion. Please give her a call if you want to advertise your business or product, or if you have an article you would like to see in the magazine. It is not plain sailing putting a magazine like this together. With a limited budget and no major sponsors we work from issue to issue. We rely heavily on our advertisers (and weâ€™re grateful to you all) to produce The South African, a community based magazine. It has become the initial network for many new South Africans who have recently arrived; who do not know anyone; who need to source service providers; and who are not sure which way to turn. All our advertisers are bona ďŹ de experts in their speciďŹ c ďŹ elds with very high standards. If youâ€™re in need of a doctor, a mechanic, an insurance or estate agent or a hairdresser you will ďŹ nd them right here in our magazine. As most of our advertisers are South Africans, you will feel right at home as soon as you say â€˜howzitâ€™. We are getting some great articles from South Africa, like the coverage of the Comrades Marathon in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Phalaborwa elephants waltzing around the mines making sure everyoneâ€™s pulling their weight on the job. Please go onto THE SOUTH AFRICAN MAGAZINE facebook group and let us know what you think and how we can be more involved in our community. The New Arrivals meetings are also now back on track. Thank you to Eugene Van Heerden for his dedication in ensuring all new immigrants feel welcome on the Shore. Happy reading and we hope to meet you at one of our functions! Regards
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South African LEGAL UPDATE: EMPLOYMENT LAW
A written contract is your right!
o safeguard and establish enforceable rights, every employee is entitled to have an employment contract. Where no collective agreement applies, Section 65 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA), stipulates under the heading “Terms and conditions of employment”, that an employee must be given a written individual employment agreement which as a minimum, must include the names of the employee and employer concerned, must give a description of the work to be performed by the employee and where the work is to be performed, must include the times the employee is to work, and must set out the wages or salary payable to the employee.
The contract must include a plain language explanation of the services available for the resolution of employment relationship problems, including a reference to the period of 90 days in section 114 within which a personal grievance must be raised. The contract may not contain anything which is contrary to law or which is inconsistent with the Act. An employer who fails to comply with this section may have a penalty imposed by the Authority against them, where an action has been brought by a Labour Inspector. Section 63 deals with the bargaining aspects and in 63A(2) requires that an employer provide the employee with a copy of the intended agreement under discussion, and advise the employee that he or she is entitled to seek independent advice about the intended agreement, and gives the employee a reasonable opportunity to seek that advice. To comply with the Act, the employer must consider any issues that the employee raises and must respond to them. Again not complying can result in a penalty being issued against the employer. Since 2000, the Act has been broadened to provide more rights for employees and to regulate compliance. In line with this trend, the level of penalty that can be imposed against a company who ﬂouts the law has been increased to $20,000. Section 4 deals with good faith obligations, making reference in section 1A to parties not misleading or deceiving each other, and requiring the parties to be active, constructive, responsive and communicative in establishing a productive employment relationship. The section goes so far as to require an employer who is proposing to make a decision that will, or is likely to have an adverse effect on the continuation of employees’ employment, to provide those employees with access to relevant information, and to allow them an opportunity to comment on the information before the employer makes a decision. Another interesting addition to the Act is 69AA which provides for ﬂexible working arrangements if the employee has the care of any person, such as an elderly parent or a young baby. To qualify, the employee must have been employed for the preceding six months by the employer, and only one request can be made per every twelve months. The request has to be made in writing and can be to vary the hours, days or place of work, such as requesting to work from home. The employer has up to 3 months to deal with the request, and can only refuse to agree if the arrangement cannot be accommodated on certain grounds including an inability to reorganise work among existing staff, an inability to recruit additional staff, detrimental impact on quality or performance, insufﬁciency of work during the periods the employee proposes to work, planned structural changes, the burden of additional costs that would result, and a detrimental effect on the ability to
meet customer demand. Where the employer fails to respond to the request, it can be referred to a Labour Inspector, then to mediation, and then to the Authority. An application to the Authority must be brought within 12 months of the employer’s decision. Were the Authority to award a penalty against the employer, it would unusually be payable in such a case to the employee in question, but may not exceed $2,000 From 1 April 2009, Section 69Y provides that employers have had to ensure, as far is reasonable and practicable that they have appropriate facilities in the workplace for an employee who is breastfeeding and who wishes to breastfeed in the workplace or to express milk. The employee is entitled to be given appropriate breaks to do so during a work period and these breaks can by agreement be paid breaks, otherwise they will be unpaid. So as an employee, to have rights that can be enforced, you must ask and insist on being given a written contract before you start employment. No contract, no enforceable rights!
Barry Hilton: back on our shores
irect from sold-out shows in Hong Kong, California, UK, Europe across Africa, South Africa’s favourite cousin and Stand Up comedian, will be performing his Stand Up Chameleon show at the Bruce Mason Theatre on 18th August, Clarence st
Theatre , Hamilton on 22nd August and the Upper Hutt Cosmo Club on 24 August. This is Barry’s 30th year as a successful, professional stand-up comedian who although based in South Africa, performs around the globe. With his ability to blend into society and a tongue quicker than a chameleon’s, The Cousin, Barry Hilton continues to evolve with the times and stays ahead of the (entertainment) pack. It all started with “2 Irishmen, and the one said” and 30 years later he’s still transforming his act, performing with one eye on the audience and one eye on new material as a chameleon would. Bursting with new material, hilarious facial expressions and off-the-wall physical antics, Barry’s new show is not to be missed. It has met with rave reviews in USA, London, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Dublin, Mauritius, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and across South Africa His hilarious contributions to radio, television and ﬁlm include a number of entertaining commercials, TV shows, two movies, and a collection of signature DVDs.
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Running Legends: Zola and Bruce join hands by Gordon Prentice
here is a lifetime of memories associated with the murderous Comrades Marathon but chances are this year’s race will rank among many people’s favourites.
Golden girl Zola Budd and Comrades King Bruce Fordyce ran the last 25km together and joined hands to cross the ﬁnish line to thunderous applause at the end of the “up run” from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. They ﬁnished in a time of 8hrs 6mins 9secs. Budd was famed in the 1980s for running barefoot – even setting a track world record in Pretoria – but the former British Olympian wisely decided to don shoes for the 89km slog in KwaZulu-Natal. The former middle-distance athlete, now a married mother of two, found the going a little harder than when she used to run rings around the opposition. “This was the hardest race I’ve ever run in my life. The furthest I’ve ever run before was the 56km in the Two Oceans (in Cape Town) – so after that it was completely new territory for me,” Budd said. “At the 60km mark, my sugar levels were dipping and rising and I felt really awful and started walking. I was really worried about the 25km that were still lying ahead of me. I started eating energy bars and then Bruce
came up from behind me and said that we should run together and that he’d talk me through the last stretch,” she added. “It was an amazing experience and there was this deafening roar when we entered the stadium. “ Budd now lives in the United States where, ironically, she helps design running shoes for an American company. For his part, nine-time winner Fordyce said he was hanging up his running shoes for now having taken part in 30 races. “I may come back and run the 100th Comrades Marathon. I will be 68 then but for the time being I have run my last race,” he said. For the record, the men’s race was won by South Africa’s Ludwick Mamabolo, the grandson of former winner Titus. However, his victory was marred by a drugs scandal. It is claimed Mamabolo took a banned substance. He is barred from further competition pending the outcome of further tests. The women’s race was won by Russia’s Elena Nurgalieva.
A pastel day in Africa by Eve Hemming
here’s a stillness hanging over the day. Nature’s way of being in repose and reﬂecting until spring’s burst of renewed life of blossoms and stormy skies.
Today the sky was a stone-washed hazy translucent blue, with insidious patches of pinky- grey winter smoke. The golden grass basked in the frozen moment; static and brittle. The miasma from burning koppies shrouded the vista from any brilliance. Otherwise nature felt endlessly still. I soak in the luminescent sunlight, the pastel sky and winter caramel golds and biscuits. A shockingly red poinsettia, a vibrant amber berry, or the orange on a statuesque aloe in ﬂower, adds depth and contrast to the washed out hues of the hazy day. It’s a good time to visit Africa; to imbibe the sun’s rays arching across opaque sky, while relishing the winter blandness after the rich verdant greens and azure blues of New Zealand. Contrast! Ah, we do thrive on it. That’s what is offering me pleasure – the bits of Africa we yearn for when we are so far away – the balmy winter sunshine over dry ancient earth… It is dusk now. The Hadedas bellow as they ﬂy to their nesting grounds. The electricity dances then dies. I ﬁnd my trusty box of Lion matches next to the waiting candle. I have just been here a week and the list grows:;b[Yjh_Y_joekjW][i3( ;b[Yjhed_Y]Wj[Z[\kdYj3' EkjZeehWbWhcfWd[biWYj_lWj[Z_dj^[d_]^j3( JhW\ÆYb_]^jiXhea[d3' 9Wh]kWhZ_hh_jWj_ed3( :hkdaWdZZ_iehZ[hboi^ekj_d]Zemdj^[heWZW\j[hc_Zd_]^j3' BeYWbckhZ[hih[fehj[Zedj^[\hedjfW][e\j^[fhel_dY_Wb d[mifWf[h3) But I am in love with Africa’s winter sun and hues, and with my sons and their families, which largely cancels the above out. I ponder and come to my own conclusions…when here as a tourist or an expat, one can more easily revel in the Africanness of Africa. The messy verges, the broken roads, pavements and shoddy buildings, dangerously bent over electricity poles, broken cars with malfunctioning lights, crowded malls, unsavoury ablutions and trafﬁc light vendors who foist themselves at one, are part of the package of the landscape. One can see past it to newer buildings being erected and positive initiatives like volunteers who pick up the garbage and take on the task to maintain the pavement outside their shop, and many caring organisations who do astounding gestures of tireless and dedicated service to care for abandoned and dying children, the fragile and elderly, as well as animal rescue, notably ‘Save the Rhino.’ Shouting pedestrians sauntering on littered pavements to queue at taxi ranks, high fenced enclosures, unkempt vistas; creates the notion that it all
needs to be rescued from precariously being held together by a thin veneer. Each time I return I see areas of deterioration and decay encroaching like a slowly moving glacier and other areas which signify attempts at salvaging, or which indicate progress. The African women who are empowered are elegant, self-assured and sophisticated. I personally would like to see them playing a pivotal role in the country’s African resurgence; as decision makers and role models to the next generation. It is a funny thing, Africa. It’s the type of place one cannot make predictions about. It’s a place that has backbone, people of amazing fortitude and a hardy resilience. I, for one, cannot ascertain ‘what will happen next’… much may depend on the control of the Aids virus, how much longer this can be globally ﬁnanced in terms of ARVs, how many illegal immigrants continue to add to the burden of poverty and unemployment, how the next elections will pan out, how much support Zille will have to secure a robust opposition so as to protect the Constitution, how land distribution, equity, unemployment as well as poor service delivery, amongst others, can be proactively addressed, and if the amelioration can be adequately accelerated to meet the growing populations’ hunger for empowerment. But knowing it is a brief encounter means that one can cherish the sunshine along with idiosyncrasies, without trying to have a solution; for in my case I will soon be returning to order, functionality, safety and the rainy season. I don’t feel the same visceral fear I encountered living here 4 years ago. In the small area I have frequented to date, all has felt safe, though when I read the newspaper I know that I am wrapped in a delicious illusion; the comfort zone of my mind.
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Kickboxer Dylan on his way up
ylan Botha, 20, is the new up and coming kickboxer in Wellington. He originally hails from Durban and is looking forward to visiting his home country one day. He answers a few questions for us about his life and his dreams.
Tell us about your family and how long have you been in New Zealand? My family moved to Wellington in New Zealand from Durban 17 years ago when I was 3 for a safer lifestyle. I am now 20. When did you decide to go into kick boxing? I’ve been following Mixed Martial Arts since I was 15. Once I left school at 16, I decided to join my local Muay Thai Club in Wellington. Where do you train and how much do you train? I train at MTI Club and am being trained by Mark Hampton and Tom Sheppard 5 or 6 days a week. Who is the best ﬁghter of all time? Anderson Silva. His timing and accuracy is on another level. He is my role model What do you eat while training? I have to keep my diet low in carbohydrates so no junk food unfortunately! I love avocados so in season I eat them with practically everything. Where’s your favourite place to eat in Wellington? Burger Fuel. (Maybe it shouldn’t because I shouldn’t be eating burgers). What’s your favourite food to eat when NOT in training? I have a weakness for chocolate. In fact, I’m salivating just talking about it. Where will people ﬁnd you?
I love playing pool at the Grand on my down time with a few friends. I’m also biking crazy and love going downhill mountain biking at Makara Mountain. So you can catch me at either one of those two places when I’m not at the gym. What’s the best movie of all time for you? Anchorman. I’ve seen it at least 20 times. What are your plans for the future? I want to build a good stand up base by competing in Muay Thai kick boxing and my next ﬁght is on 27 July at the Wellington Indian Association Hall in Kemp Street, Kilbirnie. My dream is to turn Professional and ﬁght in the UFC one day. I would love to visit my place of birth and set up a couple of ﬁghts in South Africa. At the end of this year I’m travelling to Burma to compete against the locals in Burmese Bear Knuckle Kickboxing Tournament.
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The rise and fall of our heart attacks by Gordon Prentice
have ﬁnally discovered what really is the main cause of heart disease and it is not smoking, moking, drinking too many frosties or lazing on the couch for days on end, eating crisps and biltong and watching Super Rugby.
No, the root cause of ticker problems is the politician – that’s the men and women who decide when, how and what we do in every single aspect of our lives, as opposed to the champion South African racehorse. From Beit Bridge to Cape Town, people in South Africa get very angry with a man who is named Julius Malema. He is in the newspapers every day. And every time he appears on national television, men and women have to be restrained from punching Malema’s image on the screen. This is, unfortunately, the terrifying truth. The mere sight of Malema’s image and the sound of his causes the viewer’s blood pressure to rocket and before you know it, he or she is being discussed at length in the cardiac unit of the local hospital. Admittedly, this will take place after the viewer has chain-smoked at least a dozen cigarettes and necked a bottle of brandy. So there is some merit in what your friendly physician tells you. Politicians are like lies and cockroaches. You see one and you can bet your last penny that there will be others. And other death machine comes in the form of Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism. I wonder if he knows just how responsible he is for the rise in coronary heart disease. His spectacular conversion from the New National Party to African National Congress when on the verge of political extinction deﬁes belief, not to mention the look on the doctor’s face when he takes your blood
pressure and tells you are in mortal al danger of having a stroke or heart attack at any minute when he discovers you having been reading about or watching Van Schalkwyk on television. In Britain, almost every controversial decision made de by a politician results in a public inquiry. The decision by Tony Blair to send British itish soldiers to Iraq, the closeness of successive British governments to mediaa tycoon, Rupe Rupert Murdoch. I can go on, so I will. The loss by the governmentt of pe people’s medical records, the loss of information relating to people’s driving licences and the loss of the criminal records of everyone in the United Kingdom have all resulted in a retired judge being forced to listen to endless lies, half-truths and fantasy at a much-hyped public inquiry. So, when I asked whether or a spare judge could be found to convene an inquiry into the effects of politicians have on people’s health, I was asked to ring back in 2366. By which time I will be the sole occupant of a pine box or something resembling the remains of a charcoal braai. Because I will be dead – most probably from a heart attack.
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For eight years, Shane and Dee shot Rossi’s Restaurant to successful heights before ﬁnally leaving the African Continent to join their siblings in New Zealand. After years of nostalgia, countless requests and a whole lot of experience and expertise, this foody family are back. Once more, the family are ready to reintroduce their most popular dishes from their beloved African restaurants. At last, Bushman’s Grill is born and has ﬁnally opened in Northcote on the North Shore. Once again, enjoy a relaxing dinner DV8 in Zimbabwe experience, in a warm upbeat environment with an African ﬂavour. Good food is worth waiting for so select one of our wines from our reasonably priced wine list, chill and have a chat while we prepare your gourmet meal from scratch. Our food is cooked and served in our skillets, hot and succulent, for your taste buds to savour before the next mouthful. Kiddies have their own special area where they can play a few games before and after eating. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported and encouraged us so far. It’s wonderful to see the start of our Bushman family. “Home is a place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in”. Robert Frost. Please book for this experience as it will be our pleasure to accommodate you.
Happy 40th Birthday, Irene! Arguably the best Netball player in the world, Irene van Dyk does not think she’s done anything special or groundbreaking.
Career Timeline 1994 - Debut for South Africa 1995 - Burst on to the international scene with a stand-out performance at the world championships in Birmingham, where South Africa upstaged New Zealand in pool play, effectively ending the Silver Ferns’ hopes of making the ﬁnal 2000 - Moved to New Zealand initially to take up a six-month contract with the Capital Shakers Controversially made herself available for Silver Ferns selection later that year, making her test debut against Australia in Newcastle
Irene van Dyk celebrates her 40th birthday with the crowd and cake and action.
hat’s her feeling, too, as she approached her 40th birthday - “oh, it just feels like another birthday”, she claimed. Van Dyk captained South African before making New Zealand her home in 2000, becoming a New Zealand citizen in 2005. She holds the world record for international test caps while also holding the record as the most capped Silver Fern of all time. As Van Dyk has to reinvent herself every year to stay unpredictable to her opponents, at 40 will she still be able to keep up with the younger ones? “I think she is playing the best netball I’ve seen her play in the ANZ Champs. She’s increasing her repertoire - her fast feet movement, her ball availability and even the distance on the shot - I think if she chooses, deﬁnitely she has another year in her,” said Magic’s coach Noeline Taurua. “And if she keeps building for next year, she can do another year after that.” She is forging new territory for female athletes by playing professional netball into her 40s. It’s amazing as she is not only breaking new ground for netballers but it’s a great thing for all women in sport. Irene says, “I love it - it’s the ultimate highs and the ultimate lows, you just can’t give it up.”
A ﬂat!... What’s that? Travelling on the highway out of Westport towards Greymouth, Zelda Ivens-Ferraz and her daughter, Glorian, were flagged down by another motorist travelling in the same direction. It seemed Zelda had a ﬂat tyre. This stranger, a kiwi lady ‘Kerry or Carey’ offered Zelda her car as long as she dropped her off at the local hospital as she was on night duty. A shocked Zelda was blown away by her kindness. Zelda managed to get her tyre ﬁxed and dropped ‘Kerry or Carey’s’ car off at the hospital. No surnames or phone numbers were exchanged so Zelda has asked us, through The South African Magazine, to pass her extreme gratitude on to the kind Samaritan for her help and trust.
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everley Nathras (57), arrived in New Zealand with her husband, Fred, in May 2009. After being here in 2008 on holiday to see their grandchildren, Fred was suddenly retrenched when they returned to South Africa, so they decided it was time to move on. Fred wrote all the relevant exams and converted his papers to be in line with the freight industries in New Zealand. Work Visas for both were granted and before long they were back in paradise. Working at Eveâ€™s Pantry in Takapuna, Bev served Paula and Yvonne, 2 women from the Breast Screening Clinic, who wanted to know if the ladies had had their mammograms. â€œAs I had never felt a lump I had never felt it necessaryâ€?, said Bev. Being over 45 meant Bev was entitled to a free breast screening for women aged between 45 and 69 years by the national breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa. Within weeks and after much discussion, she had the form completed and her Beverley Nathras appointment booked. She went for her mammogram not in the slightest bit concerned as nobody in her family had had breast cancer. After a couple of weeks she received a phone call from the Clinic to say they had found a lump
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Six years ago, 16 year old Bohm and her family arrived in New Zealand from South Africa. A top achiever at school and Dux of her school every year since she was 10 years old, Bohm adjusted to being taught in English by being self-motivated and setting herself goals. A sporty athlete growing up in South Africa, she achieved Gauteng North colours for Acrobatics and in high jump. She was a keen Voortrekker too and in 2003 she came first in the Voortrekkers Tranvaal regions exam for the Penkop Avianca Bohm and Drawwertjies. During her 2 years at Howick College she played hockey for the ﬁrst 11 and achieved Auckland colours in high jump.
Completing a Diploma in Fashion Design at the NZ Fashion Tech last year, Bohn would love to start her own fashion label in the next few years. She plans to further her studies next year in Business. 4 years ago, Bohm started modelling and participating in pageants when she was 18 years old. She won the Miss Howick competition in 2011 and one of the prizes was automatic entrance in the Miss Universe NZ 2012 competition. Winning the Miss Universe NZ is a dream come true and a stepping stone to greater things. She sees the title as an opportunity to encourage and motivate the youth, here and in South Africa. The outdoors is a big part of her life and she loves camping and skiing. She has chinchillas as pets and likes nothing better than hanging out with her friends watching DVDs.
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Acoustic blues guitarist Born in Africa in a place called Durban. I understand Dutch and some words in German. Dad’s from Dundee, Laetitia Paris. We met in Sydney one New Year’s eve. We wed in London and moved to New Zealand for a house with a garden for children. Parked a car in a train-Folkstone to Calais, then we were back on the other side of the road again. I’ve been pale in the snow, brown in the sun, soul searching, world circling, since I was young. Thes e are song lyric s from singer, songwriter and Jethro Clarke acoustic guitarist Jethro Clarke. Jethro Clarke - Acoustic Blues and Ballads Tel: 0211 486 846 www.myspace.com/jethroclarkemusic I type in the web address and it states ‘Playing original and cover songs for any type of public’. I listen to a great cover sample of Eric Clapton’s ‘Before you accuse me’ and I am informed of his latest release, a song entitled ‘Short of the Mark’ (Big vocal harmonies with a gospel spiritual feel accompanied by acoustic guitar) which is available for download from CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon. I’m thinking- Wine? Food? Live acoustic entertainment? – “Sweet as!” Jethro is available to play at your next function for an enjoyable evening of gentle sounds, please give him a call.
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Passive income: your pathway to a comfortable retirement Gary ry Duberly, Duberly Gary Hey, Hey John Vincent, Vincent George Deeb, Deeb Neil Clarke and Peter Woodberg Woodberg.
he ﬁrst seminar was held on the 18th of June, introducing a number of clients to the meaning of Passive Income. This resulted in a highly successful evening with eye-opening facts and ﬁgures delivered by a group of like minded professionals.
A few clients have made a start and are on their way to plan for their ﬁnancial freedom. A client who was there on the evening, Eleanor D’Sylva says “My success in investing is now up to me as I was given all the information I needed to make the correct decisions. And they’re always available should I need more guidance.” The Group is made up of a lawyer, George Deeb, a mortgage broker, Gary Hey, an insurance consultant and authorised ﬁnancial advisor, Neil Clarke, accountants, John Vincent and Gary Duberly and a property and business broker, Peter Woodberg. Some examples of passive income are: 1) Earnings from a business which does not require direct involvement from the business owner 2) Rent from property
3) Dividends and Interest on investments like stocks, securities and bonds. The object is to tailor an investment plan to the individual as one size does not ﬁt all. The group present mini seminars designed to show people the process and then offer one-on-one assistance in setting up and implementing an individual plan. There are many aspects to a plan that need to be considered i.e. age, lifestyle, aspirations and income and all these facets need to be properly integrated when developing your plan. This group can assist with all aspects. The younger you are the better but there is still hope for the slightly older generation to get their passive income in order before their retirement. If you are an investor who is interested in your ﬁnancial freedom, please contact Vicki on 09 915 0100 to book a seat for the next seminar.
South African PROPERTY CORNER This regular feature is written by Richard Pearce of Barfoot & Thompson.
he newspapers are full of articles reporting increasing property prices, but many focus on the sensational and emotional sides. It is important for us as home owners and tenants, and as buyers and sellers, to look at the facts as this helps us understand the market and gives us a basis to make decisions. I have included, with permission, an edited version of the July review by QV.co.nz with my comments below in italics:Richard Pearce
QV Residential Property Market Report 10 July 2012
Residential Property Values increasing – Main centres pushing up national values Nationwide residential property values have risen again in June according to the latest QV index. National values are up 1.8% over the past three months, 4.2% up over the past year, and are now only 1.3% below the previous market peak of late 2007. Jonno Ingerson, QV.co.nz Research Director said “all the main centres have increased in value over the past year. The fastest increasing areas are Auckland and Christchurch. There is more variability in the provincial centres and smaller towns across the country, as values in those areas respond to local economic inﬂuences”. Ingerson said “sales activity has been signiﬁcantly higher in the last few months than it has been for several years, with Auckland again stronger than most other areas. In contrast, the number of new listings coming onto the market has slowed considerably in recent months meaning reduced choice for potential purchasers. As a result sales activity is likely to slow in the coming months until the number of properties for sale once again increases, which typically will occur in spring”. “Despite the number of sales being up on recent years, and values increasing, we are not experiencing a boom. Nationwide, the current number of sales is still around one third below peak levels, and over the past year values have increased only one third as quickly as they did in the boom years 2003 to 2007. Even in Auckland the rapid increase in values over the past few months is less than the rate seen in the boom years. Zealander’ss remain cautious y ars. Overall,, New Zealander ye around house buying and selling decisions”.
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS South African Social North Shore: Every ﬁrst Friday of the month at Browns Bay Bowling Club. 6pm – 10pm: Cash Bar, a braai or a light meal is available. SANZ Social: 18 August at the Thai Ocean Restaurant, 55 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, from 6pm onwards. Meals only $12.00 each. The Sax Man and a DJ will entertain you. All welcome. Contact: Carol: 021 049 4259. South African Biznet Meeting: Twice a month on the ﬁrst Wednesday and the Third Wednesday of every month. Please join us and meet like minded business people. Please bring business cards. Christchurch Socials: Linda Klok: email@example.com
The South African Magazine can be found here: I-Site Takapuna
SA Shop, Browns Bay
SA Shop, Rosedale Road
Fred’s Fine Foods, Oteha Road, Albany
SA Shop, Howick
Inside Africa, Albany
Beef on the Beach, Pakuranga
Inside Africa, Henderson
Selected Doctor s rooms in Auckland.
Janssen’s, Browns Bay
New Arrivals Social A new arrivals meet and greet for all Immigrants will be held at HWP Financial Services ofﬁces at 100 Bush Road, Albany, at 6pm on 31 July and every last Tuesday of the month thereafter. Anyone who has recently arrived to live in New Zealand is invited to enjoy a few nibbles and a glass of wine, to meet other newbies, and to interact with some of the oldies in a relaxed atmosphere. From time to time we will be inviting guest speakers to discuss interesting Eugene Van Heerden: topics about New Zealand. If you are Ph: 09 915 0100 : interested in coming to one of these Mobile: 022 276 0082 functions, please contact Eugene Van Heerden.
Whether you’re new to NZ or starting to sound like a Kiwi, let’s talk. You don’t have to be born a local to be treated like one. You can apply for a personal or business loan with the team at your local Westpac branch, so you can get a straight answer, straight away.
Riaan Wilson Business Manager L3 Corinthian Towers 9-11 Corinthian Dr Albany Phone (09) 448 0926 Mobile 027 498 0756
Eddie Biesenbach Mobile Mortgage Manager Westpac Birkenhead 29 Birkenhead Ave North Shore Phone (09) 478 0676 Mobile 027 208 8968
Michelle Hutchens Personal Manager Westpac Albany 219 Don McKinnon Dr Albany Phone (09) 414 3928
Applications for ﬁnance are subject to Westpac’s applicable lending criteria. An establishment charge may apply. See www.westpac.co.nz for further details. Westpac New Zealand Limited
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Rogers, the cell phone provider, charged me as a THIRD PARTY bill collector for a number of text messages I did not read. When I complained, they told me that my argument was with the sender of the texts. They were only the THIRD PARTY BILL COLLECTOR. I then sent them an account for $10,000 stating that I was the THIRD PARTY BILL COLLECTOR for the Johannesburg Zoo. The account was for the delivery of 1 elephant and 1 giraffe. They have 30 days to settle the account. Any complaints should be made to the Johannesburg Zoo. I was simply the THIRD PARTY BILL COLLECTOR. They passed me a credit, and changed their policy.
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Immigration Service you can Trust (established 1993)
New Zealand is slowly coming out of the recession and there are now more skilled jobs being advertised in most of our cities. Christchurch will be needing hundreds of skilled people to assist with the rebuild, so trades people as well as civil and other engineering posts are now becoming available. North Shore immigration with their wealth of experience & sound reputation can assist migrants relocate to New Zealand as providers of highly personalised service, from temporary, permanent and business visas. For those business people that would prefer to work for themselves, they can either start a brand new business in New Zealand or buy an existing business via the Long Term Business Visa. There are also two investor categories of $1.5 million & $10 million. Please contact us for more info at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide specialist immigration solutions for: 8Residence (Skilled Migrants, Business, Family) 8Business Visa (Entrepreneur and/or Investor Categories) 8Work Visa (for those who have a job offer, based on their skills & experience) 8Work/Student visas for their immediate family members 8Student Visas for those who wish to study in New Zealand, and 8Job Search Visas for students who have completed their NZ studies.
We also offer help and assistance with: 8unabridged birth certificates 8 police clearance certificates 8 passport renewals 8 translations 8 assessment of overseas qualifications 8 obtaining NZ registration for occupations where this is required. website: www.nsis.co.nz
ph: 09 415 3392
The South African is the vehicle for the South African immigrants living in New Zealand to integrate socially with their own community. It p...
Published on Jul 23, 2012
The South African is the vehicle for the South African immigrants living in New Zealand to integrate socially with their own community. It p...