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Harcourts Platinum reaps top awards At the recent Harcourts South Africa conference held at the Wild Coast Sun, Harcourts Platinum was recognized for outstanding performance at their national awards ceremony.

“The 2012 / 2013 year saw phenomenal growth for our office,” says principal Steve Caradoc-Davies. “We grew from 14 to 20 sales agents and experienced a significant increase in our sales volumes.” Harcourts Platinum has been extremely active with their development sales, with Somerset Country Estate virtually selling out, and Kelderhof Country Village making record sales. Harcourts Platinum has also given much attention to delivering world-class marketing both in print and online. This was recognized at the national awards when they were awarded the “Online Excellence” award for outstanding online marketing. Many of the sales agents at Harcourts Platinum were also honoured. Hornette Botha ranked 44th amongst over 650 sales agents nationally – testament to her incredible performance at Kelderhof Country Village, and her first year in the Top 50. Alistair Ormerod was honoured with first position in the Top Exclusive Lister category and also 14th position in the Top Sales Agent category, his first time in the Top 20 of Harcourts South Africa. Jason Hutton, a regular to the Top 20 category, achieved 15th position in the Top Sales Agent category – the third year in a row he has been honoured in this category. Michael Pashley achieved the highest ranking for Harcourts PlatiSTELLENBOSCH

Here are (from left) Lee Coetzee (agent at Harcourts Platinum), Alistair Ormerod, Jason Hutton, Steve Caradoc­Davis, Richard Gray (CEO Har­ courts South Africa) receiving Harcourts Platinum’s award for third posi­ tion in the Top Sales category. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Michael Pashley took 11th position in the Top Sales Agent category at the Harcourts SA Awards.

Hornette Botha of Harcourts Plati­ num ranks 44th out of 650 Har­ courts agents country wide.

num this year, taking 11th position in the Top Sales Agent category, a significant achievement. He has now ranked in the Top 20 category in excess of seven times. As an office, Harcourts Platinum was awarded third position in the Top Sales Office, ranking in the Top 5 offices nationally for the fourth year in a row. “It’s a significant achievement for our office to achieve third position nationally when you consider we are up against some of our mega-offices in areas with much larger markets, such as Pretoria, the West Rand, and Midrand. I’m really proud of my team and it’s a testament to the combined efforts of every individual,” says Steve CaradocDavies. “Our business grew by 29% last year – which is significant in a market with growth closer to 6% – con-

firming how we are fast becoming the dominant player in the local market. What’s really exciting to us is that, this year, we’re currently up another 32% over last year – so we’re on the right track,” says CaradocDavies. Asked what he attributes this growth to, Caradoc-Davies had this to say: “We strive to deliver what our customer wants. We offer them extremely powerful marketing, guaranteed service, and a choice of selling and marketing options. Our agents are highly trained and we’re totally focused on giving our customer a world-class real estate experience. We’re proud of being different from other real estate companies – and our growth shows that the market likes what we’re doing. “And that’s what our business is all about – giving the customer what they want,” said Caradoc-Davies.

R2 950 000

Alistair Ormeron receiving one of his awards from Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts South Africa.

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Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Garage 1

Jason Hutton receiving his award for from Richard Gray, CEO of Har­ courts South Africa.

R1 820 000

Jané 082 331 1664 Sarene 083 652 9173 R1 295 000

Slaapkamer 1 | Badkamer 1 | Parkering

A home with a heart! Relaxed living with loads of atmosphere! The established Ruim kampuswoonstel. Gesogte blok in boomryke straat. garden embraces the inviting patios. Sparkling pool. Huurinkomste R5 500 p/m. Sekuriteitsparkering.

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170 Main Road, Somerset West, 7130 Tel. 021 85 22942 Fax. 021 85 12515 Cell. 083 675 3012 email. mdprop@global.co.za

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SEA VIEWS, EXCELLENT AREA DUAL LIVING R3 050 000.

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Plenty of completely separate Accommodation for 2 families with lovely gardens. PLUS a Studio Cottage in a Paddock

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Electra-Bug under new management After many years in a career of productive wiring – replacing thousands of earth leakage units, rectifying over 500 000 earth faults, removing kilometres of illegal DIY wiring – Greg Pipe and Mike Roberts from Electra-Bug have decided to call it a day. After 23 years in the industry designed to protect the consumer from below standard domes-

tic electrical installations, they have sold their company to a brighter spark. “I am proud of my service in the industry. Many agents have trusted our service and certificates for many years enabling us to maintain an excellent standard. “I would also like to thank our many loyal staff members for work well done over the years,” said Greg.

He added that he continues to request people to verify the qualification of the person doing the inspection as there are many fraudulent certificates being issues with unpleasant results for both the agents and the buyer. Greg shares his advice by urging customers not to accept the cheapest quote for the wrong reasons. Greg and Mike believe they have not reached their sell-by date and will now go fishing, travel a bit and work on their wives’ nerves, before deciding what the future has in store for them. New owner Conan Doyle is now at the helm. This young man who, after several years in a management position in Pretoria, overseeing a fleet of almost 30 vehicles and teams involved in the electrical and plumbing upgrade of many buildings on a daily basis, is excited about the future of Electra-Bug. “The infrastructure, staff and morale of the company is great. The two old bulls are leaving,

and I am going to breathe fresh life into the business and ensure that all the requirements of all clients, past, present and future, are met,” he says Conan added that he has lowered the inspection fees drastically for the rest of the year and he guarantees that potential clients will be pleased with the repair costs as well. “I will offer a year’s warranty with each certificate. I offer two things: efficiency and cost effective technical service. I then back my company with a one year warranty, as long as the problem is code related.” Electra-Bug’s phone numbers will remain the same and they will still be operating from the premises in Bright Street, Somerset West. “I am excited about the years ahead and look forward to being of service to you. We may look the same, but I assure you of a young, fresh outlook. I look forward to seeing you soon,” said Conan.

Electra­Bug staff mem­ bers: front row (from left) Patrick Olivier, Hein Camphor, Maryke van Niekerk, Sandra Marais, Deon de Bruin and Mar­ tin Els; (second row): Rasta Xaba, Elvis Steyn, Mike Roberts (owner), Conan Doyle (new own­ er), Stanley Bellow, Ar­ ghil Abader, Wilson Kunesu, Lourens van Wyk and Marius van Niekerk with Greg Pipe (owner) at the back.

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R775 000

HELDERRAND R2 915 000 5 ROBIN STREET

Perfect starter, scaling down or holiday home consisting of 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, separate toilet spacious lounge with fireplace, spacious kitchen. Outside braai in low maintenance garden. Salon/Garage. Do not miss out!

Large family home in cul de sac. Near popular schools - 3 living rooms, fireplace in lounge and main bedroom, modern kitchen + scullery, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, spacious flat, pool in lush garden, double garage.


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Stable interest rate welcomed The decision by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at 5%, is welcome news for the stability of the property market, says Seeff Chairman, Samuel Seeff. Despite the renewed economic uncertainty and downward economic growth adjustment since the second half of last year, one continues to see stable trade with about 18 000 to 20 000 monthly deeds office transactions. There is an overall positive mood

within the market and, especially during the first half of this year, Seeff branches have reported increased buyer sentiment and activity. While the wider macro-economic landscape is still not conducive to a real recovery, the market has settled into a new normal. Overall consumer indebtedness has reduced since 2007/2008 and the banks are more willing to grant loans, although the high levels of consumer debt still constrains overall sales volumes.

This notwithstanding, there is life in the market and well-priced properties are selling, with stock shortages becoming a reality in most of the major metropolitan areas, he says. Buyers should not sit on the sidelines for too much longer; for those who can, now is the time to buy. While a rate hike towards the latter part of the year is probably inevitable, Seeff says, that even at a 1% increase, mortgage finance is the cheapest in more than 30 years. For ordinary home buyers, this means

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that there are significant savings to be had right now. According to FNB’s most recent house price index, average prices are on the whole down by about 20% since 2007/2008 and this, combined with the low interest rate, makes it an ideal time to buy. Even in the primary residential sector, conditions continue to favour buyers and there are good deals to be had. Those looking to acquire a second holiday or investment home will find unmatched value in the second-

ary coastal markets on the South and West Coast and on the Garden Route. If you are in the market for a countryside getaway, you may find even better value in some of the most beautiful towns and villages scattered across the country. While one would need to wait for overall economic sentiment and macro-economic fundamentals to improve, the market seems to be gaining momentum and for now, it remains business as usual with sellers and buyers doing good business on a daily basis.


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Sole Mandate

R 8 000 000

Stellenbosch

Web Ref: 38501

Charming Guest House with 4Star rating is the perfect business to run from home. Accomodation for owner/manager. 5 beautiful rooms all selfcatering. A tranquil atmosphere. Within minutes from central town, have the Guests experiencing the Stellenbosch Lifestyle. Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

Joint Mandate

Web Ref: 570245

R5 900 000

Old world charm combined with modern touches and finishes enhances this beautiful property situated on a large corner stand with established garden. Solid, well built home in establish and sought after suburb. Contact: Marelise Visagie 072776 2645

Dermont - 1 Bedroom - R 489 000 Vier Eike - 1 Bedroom - R 820 120 Bastmolen - 1 Bedroom - R 995 000 Simonsplein - 1 Bedroom - R 1 295 000 Huis Piron - 1 Bedroom - R 1 480 000 Bergzicht Plaza - 3 Bedroom - R 1 700 000 Boschenpark - 2 Bedroom - R 1 350 000

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Krigeville Hof - 2 Bedroom - R 1 600 000

R 2 550 000

Amatoni - 2 Bedroom - R 1 665 000 Bosmans Crossing - 2 Bedroom - R 1 695 000 Contact: Detlef Struck 079 597 1727 Each office independently owned and operated

Web Ref: 35060

Web Ref: 564644

Val de Vie Estate | Offers from R6 950 000

New Release Private house situated in a cul-de-sac. Timber deck and pool, with views of nature reserve. Under floor heating and climate control throughout house. Asking Price: R7 200 000 Contact: Mercedes Labuschagne 082 555 2043

Each office independently owned and operated

New Release North Facing 4 bedroom en-suite home. Open plan living with double volume ceiling and fireplace. Natural elements such as wood and exposed brick ads warmth to the house adding to the appeal. Contact: Louise van Aarde 083 653 1381

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Sole Mandate

R 5 450 000

Web Ref: 520820

Facing north-east and situated close to the clubhouse, this spacious, warm home offers two living areas and 4 bedrooms, all en-suite. Perfect for a large family who need space and enjoy entertaining. Covered patio and pool boasting exquisite views towards vineyards and surrounding mountains. Contact: Monique Holzen 072 390 9227

Web Ref: 38883

Pearl Valley Golf Estate | R5 850 000

Joint Mandate

Web Ref: 605065

R3 800 000

Good location in a leafy suburb. This spacious family Nuwe vrystelling. Uitstekende adres – baie gesog. home will surprise you with the extras. Lovely private Kry jou voet in die deur in hierdie immer gewilde garden with pool and covered braai patio. Double buurt of druk jou stempel af en verander in jou garage & storeroom plus a covered carport. Excepdroomhuis! tionally neat and ready to move in. Kontak: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645 Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540 Old Mutual Building, 40 Bird Street, Stellenbosch t 021 809 2760 | admin@sothebysrealtystb.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.com

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Paarl | Wellington

Joint Mandate

Web Ref: 39564

Pearl Valley Golf Estate | R4 500 000

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Wellington | R1 450 000

Web Ref: 38355

Sole Mandate

Web Ref: 592030

Val de Vie Estate | R3 550 000

You will be proud to own this 3 bedroom dwelling set in a sought-after complex. Open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Private garden and veranda with braai. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117

New Release It is all about lifestyle. North facing 4 bedroom home on corner plot with modern interior. Contact: Mercedes Labuschagne 082 555 2043

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Paarl | R3 900,000

Web Ref: 40057

New Release New Release 3 Bedroom home in tranquil cul-de-sac on lake with Late 18th century National Monument on Zeederstunning views of the surrounding area. This compact berg Square. 3 En-suite bedrooms, lounge, dining home is perfect for lock-up-and-go holiday home or room, library, 2 studies, storage room, studio for scaling down. apartment and double garage on 1576m² plot. Contact: Bronwyn Boyd 083 420 1747 Contact: Louise van Aarde 083 653 1381 140 Main Road, Paarl. 7646. | t 021 870 1011 | info@sirpaarl.co.za www.sothebysrealty.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.com | www.farmssouthafrica.com | www.farmandranchsir.com

Web Ref: 20425

Wellington | R2 500 000 (ex VAT)

5 Hectares set in beautiful Blouvlei alongside a perennial stream. Property is ideally situated close to schools and town. Partially planted with young vines under irrigation. No buildings. Water and electricity supplies available. Contact: Irene 0741279280 / Danie 0836272148


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The difference between turnkey and plot-and-plan Buyers these days have a number of options open to them when purchasing certain developments. It used to be the case that, in most cases, a buyer could purchase a plot, or a plotand-plan. A few years ago, with the reduced funding appetite from the banks, developers introduced a turnkey sale which the banks were very receptive to. However, there are some fundamental differences between a turnkey and a plotand-plan sale, which need to be understood. The conventional plot-and-plan sale meant that a buyer would purchase a plot, have plans drawn up and a building quote, and submit to the bank for finance. Once finance is approved, the buyer takes transfer of the plot and enters into a building contract with a builder. As the building progresses the builder is paid out in stages, or draws, either by the buyer or the bank, until the property is completed. The benefits of such a purchase are that the buyer can build the house he wants according to his budget, with the finishes he desires. The negative is that the buyer has to carry to cost of servicing his bond while the property is under construction, which could be anything between 4 and 12 months. In addition to this, the buyer has to deal directly with the builder, handle the payments, deal with issues, and carry the risk of delivery – in other words, it’s up to the buyer to manage the whole process. A few years ago the banks took a conservative approach to plot-and-plan fi-

nance applications, mainly because of the delivery risk, and in many cases only offered finance up to 80% of the total building and land cost. In order to appeal to buyers who required a higher loan-to-value bond, and who wanted to avoid the stress of building, some developers, on the advice of Harcourts Platinum, introduced a turnkey product. The turnkey product consists of a range of pre-designed homes with plans already approved by the municipality. The buyer selects the property he wants and signs a contract to purchase a completed home where he has a choice of finishes from the range provided, but where no changes to the plans can be entertained. The benefits of a turnkey product are that the developer funds the entire building process, deals with all building issues, and delivers a completed product to the purchaser. The buyer only pays for the property once it is completed, thus removing any delivery risk for the purchaser. This has proved an extremely popular option to many buyers in developments marketed by Harcourts Platinum. The main difference is that buyers cannot change the pre-approved plans, and need to restrict their finishes to the range the developer offers. However, the benefits of not having to fund the construction or deal with building issues means that a buyer gets a brand new home, with the finishes he wants, without any of the stress associated with building.

Talking Property by Steve Caradoc­Davies, principal of Harcourts Platinum Banks are generally happy to finance a turnkey home to the same extent they would finance a second-hand home – so buyers benefit from higher loan-to-value rates, although banks have warmed up to plot-and-plan bonds again. Both products have their advantages – be sure you understand exactly what you are purchasing. E-mail your real estate question to steve.cd@harcourts.co.za.


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The real value of real estate is stable family life and neighbourhoods There has been so much said since the financial crisis overtook the world in 2008, about property as a good or bad investment – so much analysis, discussion and dissection – that there is a danger of forgetting that what the real estate market is really about is the individual, human benefits of home ownership. So says Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, who believes that it’s time to re-focus on these benefits, “the first of them being, as shown

in many studies over the years, that homeowners are happier in their homes and in their neighbourhoods than tenants. “According to Habitat for Humanity, for example, homeowners only move every eight years, on average, while the average length of stay for tenants is only two years.” Writing in the Property Signposts newsletter, he says the second benefit, and probably the most important for those with families, is that the children of homeowners have been shown to do bet-

ter in school, have more chance of obtaining a tertiary qualification, have less problems with alcohol or drugs, and earn more in their own adult lives than the children of those who remain tenants. “This is probably not that surprising, since home ownership also provides social stability and makes for better neighbourhoods. Those with a longer-term stake in their area are of course more likely to participate in local organisations and work for the good of their community through schools, chur-

ches, blockwatch and ratepayer associations. They are also more likely to garden!” And generally, Everitt says, neighbourhoods with high rates of home ownership will “give back” to those owners in terms of lower crime rates, better schools, more demand in future from homebuyers and higher property values. “Which brings us back to finances – but not just to the cold ‘investment value’ of property ownership. “There is a warm truth to the fact

that homeownership, unlike tenancy, enables individuals and families to create wealth with which to better their own lives and those of the people they care about. “Just by paying off their home loan (instead of paying rent) they can build up equity that can then be used to educate children, start a new business or provide for their own retirement – all prospects that are much more ‘real’ and enduring for most prospective homebuyers than the possibility of making a killing in the next property boom.”


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sporty than its edgy 1.8 Quattro sibling but I had the most fun in the ordinary, manual 1.4 TFSi. Standard features on all models include power everything, remote central locking, air-con, MMI interface with retractable LCD screen, adjustable multi-function steering wheel, auto lights and wipers, extensive trip computer and Bluetooth. Posher versions get leather, more bling, sporty accoutrements and bigger wheels. Options include full LED headlights, a more compact version of the superb B&O sound system available in bigger Audis, MMI satnav and infotainment upgrades, radar-guided cruise control with collision detection and mitigation as well as an automatic parking system. Prices range from R283 000 (1.2 TFSi) to R370 000 (1.8 TFSi Quattro STronic) and Audi’s 5-year/100 000 km Freeway Plan is included. The 206 kW S3 Sportback is expected to arrive in South Africa in August 2013. Galimoto Media

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It was about time. BMW’s crisp new 1-Series did what it could until Merc’s hotly anticipated A-Class pitched up and recent A3 sales reflect this. Developed on VW’s accomplished MQB platform of Golf 7 fame, the cool Bavarian and fashionable Benz may now have a fight on their hands. Visually, an A3 is the sensible, sober, sophisticated choice. Its clean lines and slanted lights have an air of elegant simplicity about them; which also typifies the interior. The updated MMI interface is based on Audi’s MIB (Modularer Infotainment Baukasten) platform, which transcends models more easily. The Sportback has a 35 mm longer wheelbase to take those rear doors and create extra space at the back. Boot space grows by 30 F and the rear overhang is a bit longer. By using aluminium and other weight-saving materials, the new Sportback sheds about 80 kg over preceding models. What else can one say about the new A3 Sportback? Let’s see: just like the 3-door A3, it is available in S, SE or Quattro trim with escalating specifications. Engines are also identical with 1,2, 1,4 and 1,8 turbo-petrols as well as a 1,6 turbo-diesel. The 1.6 TDi produces 77 kW and 250 Nm, achieving 0-100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 195 km/h. Average CO2 output is just 99g/km and fuel consumption 3,8F/100 km.

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ood news – if you’re in the premium hatchback market, your extremely tasty choices have just been supplemented with a rejuvenated version of an old favourite – the Audi A3 Sportback. Ingolstadt’s regular 3-door A3 arrived late last year, but the Sportback 5-door version has taken a little longer to gestate.


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The SLK AMG Sport Line uncompromisingly takes driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment to a new level. It blends lightfooted sportiness with stylish comfort, a striking sports-car design with total suitability for everyday use, top performance with exemplary ecology. The SLK model range now has an eye-catching appearance with its exciting design, stature and high-class interior. Even more dynamic highlights have been added with the AMG Sports Line, a standard offering across the range. The AMG Sport Line adds a sporty and fashionable stylish appearance. This includes a muscular front apron, prominent side skirts

and a new rear apron that suggests sheer power. Headlamps with dark surrounds and darktinted tail lights provide further visual distinctions. The seats with their specific vertical fluting and colour-coded top-stitching emphasise their sporty nature. As a no charge option to the customer, all contrast stitching, red seat-belts and perforated leather in grip area of the steering wheel are also available. “Whilst further enhancing the sporty appearance of the SLK range with the AMG Sport Line, we have also added a new engine derivative, the SLK 250 BlueEfficiency. Buying trends have shown that there are customers looking for the additional power and torque in a 4-cylinder engine,” says Selvin Govender, Di-

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economical V6 in its visional Manager segment. Marketing, MercedesThe V6 engine has Benz Cars. been completely newThe engines for the ly developed. Its most new SLK excel with a important hallmarks considerably lower fuare 3rd-generation el consumption comdirect injection, piebined with a comparazo injectors and mulble or higher output ti-spark ignition. than those in the preThe seven-speed ceding series, as well 7G-TRONIC PLUS as sporty and emoautomatic transmistional appeal. The The V6 engine in the SLK 350 BlueEfficiency sion has steering three petrol models of generates 225 kW from its 3498 cc displace­ wheel shift paddles to the SLK are all pow- ment, using this power to accelerate from 0 facilitate sporty gearered by direct injec- to 100 km/h in 5,6 seconds (top speed 250 shifts. tion engines, the SLK km/h). PHOTO: QUICKPIC A sporty instru200, SLK 250 and ment cluster in “chequered flag” design, black SLK 350 BlueEfficiency. The four-cylinder petrol engines in the velour floor-mats with red piping and a AMG SLK 200 BlueEfficiency and SLK 250 BlueEffi- logo round off the exclusive interior. The technical basis for the SLK AMG Sports ciency develops 135 kW and 150 kW respectiveLine is provided by a lowered sports suspenly from a displacement of 1796 cc. The SLK 200 BlueEfficiency has the lowest sion with a stiffer, sportier spring and damper CO2 emissions in its segment. With the en- setup. Contact with the road surface is estabhanced, optional seven-speed automatic trans- lished by 18-inch 5-twin-spoke high-sheen lightmission 7G-Tronic PLUS it consumes just 7,0 Fs alloy wheels with mixed-size tyres (front of premium petrol (NEDC, combined) over 100 225/40, rear 245/35) from sports car specialist km, corresponding to 164 g of CO2 per km. This AMG. A braking system with perforated larger sporty model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in brake discs and callipers bearing the lettering 7,3 seconds (7,0 auto), and achieves a top speed “Mercedes-Benz” ensures outstanding decelerof 237 km/h (240 km/h with 6-speed manual ation. “The four-cylinder roadsters, the SLK 200 transmission). The SLK 250 BlueEfficiency is equipped with BlueEfficiency and the SLK 250 BlueEfficiency an automatic transmission as standard, and are also equipped with the AMG Sports Line consumes only 7,3 F (NEDC, combined) per that expresses their special character acousti100 km (169 g of CO2 per km). From standstill cally – with an even sportier engine sound,” it reaches 100 km/h in 6,6 seconds, and has a added Govender. As with all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, top speed of 243 km/h. The V6 engine in the SLK 350 BlueEfficiency the SLK AMG Sport Line comes standard with generates 225 kW from its 3498 cc displacement, the class-leading Premium Drive maintenance using this power to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/ package 6-years/100 000 km, with no customer h in 5,6 seconds (top speed 250 km/h). With a contribution. SLK 200 BlueEfficiency: R 579 238 “best-in-class” overall consumption of 8,3 F SLK 250 BlueEfficiency: R 635 811 (NEDC, combined) per 100 km and 194 g of CO2 SLK 350 BlueEfficiency: R 763 673 per km, the SLK 350 BlueEfficiency is the most


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AUTO 22 Range Rover Sport official pace car at Pikes Peak Donderdag

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QUICKPIC The all-new Range Rover Sport has been confirmed as the official Pace Car for this Sunday’s 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Known as the Race To The Clouds, the annual event on America’s Mountain in Colorado,USA, is famous for its spectacular location and unforgiving nature, with much of the 12,4 mile course lined by sheer drops down the mountainside. As the course-opening car, the Range Rover Sport will revisit the scene of its own record-setting run earlier this month, when it powered to a new best time up the hill for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle and broke the long standing record for any type of production-standard vehicle. The Range Rover Sport negotiated the 12,42 mile course, which has 156 corners and ascends from 9,390 feet (2,860 m) above sea level to 14,110 feet (4,300m), in just 12 minutes 35,61 seconds – an average speed, from a standing start, of 59,17 mph (95,23 km/h). The record was set in a Range Rover Sport powered by a 510PS 5,0 F supercharged petrol V8 engine, the vehicle altered from production specification only in the fitment of a roll cage and harness seat-belts to meet racing safety requirements. On the record run, the Range Rover Sport was driven by Pikes Peak specialist Paul Dallenbach. This Sunday, the Pace Car will be driven by veteran motorsports competitor and official Gay Smith, of Colorado Springs. Smith was the 1974 Rookie of the Year on Pikes Peak and has served on the event’s Board of Directors for 20 years. This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has attracted 157 competitors (70 cars and 87 motorcycles), with drivers and riders from 16 nations. The entry is headlined by World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb.

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Timed runs start on Sunday 30 June at 08.00 Mountain Daylight Time (BST – 7 hours, GMT – 6 hours). For the first time, the event is being broadcast to fans around the world via the internet, on RedBull TV. Internet visitors can also, starting from this weekend, watch a newly-released fourminute documentary film about the Range Rover Sport’s record run at Pikes Peak earlier this month, with spectacular views from inside and outside the vehicle. This can be seen on Land Rover’s YouTube channel. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb The Pikes Peak car and motorcycle hill climb competition is held annually on a 12,42 mile (19,99 km) section of the road that runs up to the summit of Pikes Peak Mountain, 14 miles north-west of the town of Colorado Springs. First run in 1916, Pikes Peak is the USA’s second-oldest motorsport event. Some of America’s most famous racing drivers – Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Rick Mears, and Al Unser – have won the competition, as have internationally acclaimed rally drivers such as Michele Mouton, Ari Vatanen, Per Eklund and Stig Blomqvist. All-New Range Rover Sport Developed alongside the highly-acclaimed Range Rover, the all-new Range Rover Sport delivers the brand’s best-ever on-road dynamics together with class-leading, genuine Land Rover all-terrain capability, while presenting customers with a more assertive and muscular exterior, more luxurious interior and the flexibility provided by the option of occasional third row seating. Exploiting Land Rover’s breakthrough lightweight suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies, the AllNew Range Rover Sport’s first-in-class aluminium architecture achieves a weight saving of more than 420 kg.

The all­new Range Rover Sport has been confirmed as the official Pace Car for this Sunday’s 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. PHOTO: QUICKPIC


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24 Mercedes-Benz to help build a nation

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The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa (MBSA) announced its participation in an exciting nation building project called 21 Icons South Africa, which celebrates the contribution by iconic South African citizens to shaping our society. The project aims to inspire and mobilise young South Africans to emulate the example of these inspiring individuals, whose strong values and morals have allowed them to achieve greatness. The 3-year project focuses first on the legacy of established icons such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and FW De Klerk; then introduces emerging South African role-models; and finally works towards laying a foundation for young leaders of a future South Africa to emerge. In addition, the project will include a community development element through corporate social investment. 21 Icons uses the art of storytelling, across multiple media plat-

forms, to build a picture of the tenacious spirit of South Africans. Media platforms used will maximise the national reach of the project in order to touch the lives of as many South Africans as possible. These stories of courage, determination and inspirational leadership echo a set of values, which are also the foundation of MBSA’s own corporate culture. As a proud patriarch of the South African village for more than 60 years, MBSA is at the forefront of teaching the country’s youth about self-actualisation, through its various social investment initiatives. MBSA CEO, Dr. Martin Zimmermann says: “History – whether of an individual, a business or a nation – allows us Mercedes­Benz announced its participation to learn specific lessons, which called 21 Icons. we are able to apply to our lives and our future. South Africa stands and success. As the country charts on the brink of adulthood, as it its way into the next 20 years of derounds out 19 years of democracy. mocracy, these lessons have the poDuring this time there have been tential to become the cornerstone many stories of hope, inspiration that drives renewed nation build-

tion, so that they may be inspired to similar success. MBSA has a long history of contributing to the building of South Africa, spanning over more than 60 years. The company continues its commitment to the country, not only by running one of the most renowned and successful motor manufacturing plants in the world, but also through its comprehensive skills building focus and community outreach programmes. “Our production plant in East London is in itself an iconic story of success. The resolute spirit of our workers, their dedication to excellence and their passion has placed this plant at the southern tip of Africa firmly on the world’s automotive map,” Zimmermann says. South Africans can look forin an exciting nation building project ward to seeing more about the PHOTO: QUICKPIC 21 Icons project in the media, ing, and the emergence of tomor- with an innovative series of documentary style programmes set to row’s leaders.” Zimmermann adds that it is im- flight on SABC 3. Catch the first epiperative for these stories of success sode on Sunday, 28 July before the to be shared with a younger genera- news at 19:00 o’clock.

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PHILIPPI AUTO ELECTRICAL: The staff from Philippi Auto Electrical (from left): Fiaza Langeveldt, Kassiem Anthony, Ganief Ryklief, Ashley Jacobs and Faiz Anthony.

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