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TOURISM: CITY’S PLAN TO ENCHANCE AREA’S VISUAL APPEAL

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he scenic drives in the Far South will take centre stage this month. This comes after the City of Cape Town released the Scenic Drive Network Management Plan (SDNMP) for public comment. The extensive document is a review of nine scenic drives, which are divided into four districts, across the peninsula. In the southern district, the review focuses on the area between Fish Hoek and Rocklands, Rocklands to Smitswinkel Bay and Kommetjie Road – from Kommetjie to Fish Hoek. Mayoral Committee member for Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning Gareth Bloor says an internal appraisal of the 2003 SDNMP revealed a number of limitations. It also highlighted the increased development pressures threatening the views of scenic drives. The 2003 document focuses on 41 drives while the SDNMP of 2013 focuses on nine scenic drives. In its first phase, the review includes a detailed analysis of the nine scenic drives and makes recommendations for the protection of views. If resources become available the City could start work on the remaining scenic drives, Bloor explains. “Each phase could consist of approximately nine to 15 drives, depending on the resources available. No decision has been made to initiate a second phase as it is important to gauge the value addition and appropriateness of the Phase One first,” he says. The 2013 SDNMP gives guidelines for the assessment of development applications on land along the drives. He says during the public participation process, people are welcome to submit suggestions for new scenic drives. Scenic drives play an important role in the local tourism industry, says Simon’s Town Civic Association (STCA) chairperson Lorraine Holloway. “Scenic routes are part of the splendour of this area – especially the stretch from Rocklands to Smitswinkel Bay – and convey a ‘sense of place’ to visitors, with the most beautiful sea and mountain landscapes,” she says.

NATURAL BEAUTY: A review document on the maintenance and preservation of scenic drives in the Far South has been released for public comment. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL

The association wants more roads, such as the Glencairn Expressway and Red Hill Road, to be listed as scenic drives. According to the analysis of the scenic drive between Fish Hoek and Rocklands, the railway line between the road and coastal edge is considered a weakness. Bloor says in some places a railway line could be considered a visual barrier between the scenic drive and the coast. But Holloway believes the railway line provides an essential commuter service, which brings tourists to the area. She says it should be considered an inte-

gral part of the scenic route. “However, land in the railway reserve is in urgent need of maintenance as it is unkempt, fences are dilapidated and vegetation needs to be cleared,” Holloway says. “If this essential maintenance is carried out considerable value will be added to the scenic route experience (through) the train service. This, in turn, should reduce the negative perception of the railway line as a weakness.” The review also proposes a 4.8m height restriction for properties on the seaside between Seaforth and Cape Point. This, Bloor

says, is to protect the views of the coast along the scenic drive. The STCA supports the implementation of a coastal setback line, as well as the enforcing of additional planning restrictions on the seaside of this coastal setback line, Holloway explains. “If one of these restrictions is a 4.8m height restriction , then the STCA will want to see this and other restrictions rigorously applied. Any policy restrictions to be applied would need to be clearly specified according to location,” she says. V To page 3


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PEOPLE'S POST | FALSE BAY Thursday, 14 November 2013

RAISING AWARENESS: BROTHERS KEEP ON WALKING

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READY, SET, GO: Denise Klassen, centre manager of the Pink House, wishes Charles Nyakurwa goodluck ahead of his walk. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL

ver 20 organisations, six days, two brothers, one goal. This is the plan of two Masiphumelele brothers who have embarked on a walk from Noordhoek to Worcester to raise awareness about people with disabilities. Deaf Hands at Work (DHW) founder Charles Nyakurwa and his brother Peter departed from Noordhoek on Sunday 10 November.

The walk is expected to end tomorrow (Friday 15 November). The pair are walking to raise awareness about disabled people in the workplace. Their plan is to walk to Worcester, visiting several organisations which assist disabled people on their way. This is the second time Nyakurwa takes to the road to Worcester. “In 2012 I decided to raise awareness and walked from Noordhoek to Worcester. This year my brother Peter, who is deaf, will be walking with me,” he says.

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After helping his brother complete a three-year course in metal work and carpentry, Nyakurwa realised many disabled people in Masiphumelele did not have the same support to gain meaningful employment. “Many of them are struggling financially as they have to rely on others. DHW seeks to raise awareness and assists disabled people to gain independence,” he says. Nyakurwa has erected containers at the Pink House in Masiphumelele where he hosts workshops for disabled people. “We assist them to realise their disabilities do not define them and with discovering their talents,” he says. “We try to get them into training programmes so they can be formally employed.” DHW strives to help disabled people become financially independent but, Nyakurwa says, the appalling living conditions of many disabled people, needs urgent attention. “When I started researching ways to help my brother I learnt many able-bodied people – like myself – don’t realise the way we perceive disabled people is actually a disability,” he says. Nyakurwa also believes if people did not devalue disabled people on what they cannot do, as opposed to what they can, there would be significant improvements. “For this reason our walk will also cover businesses who employ disabled people, as we want to get a better understanding of what is expected of disabled people in the workplace, so we can prepare them,” he says. V Follow the Nyakurwa brothers’ journey on Twitter @DeafhandsDHW

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Plan to improve scenic drives MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval In the review of the area between Rocklands to Smitswinkel Bay, the document highlights inappropriate developments on private properties as the biggest threat. Patrick Dowling of the Kommetjie Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association says the maintenance and preservation of scenic drives is crucial. In the review of Kommetjie Road – covering Kommetjie, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Sunnydale and parts of Fish Hoek – fragmented quality is listed as the weakness. Bloor says: “In accordance with the plan, views considered to be of the highest quality is determined to be those, that if taken away, will negatively affect the viewing experience along the scenic drive.” Dowling agrees, saying this is a result of the removal of Kommetjie Road from the scenic drive list a few years ago. “They also dabbled with the idea of referring to the road as an ‘activity corridor’ which we have always been against,” he says. He suggests officials revive “meaningful public participation” on development applications to prevent the degradation of the area. V The deadline for submissions is Saturday 30 November. Email your comments to Future.CapeTown@capetown.gov.za or visit www.capetown.gov.za for more information.

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raffic violations in Simon’s Town and Glencairn are under the spotlight following a string of accidents. And while traffic violations by taxis and other motorists are common knowledge not many incidents have been reported to the City of Cape Town. Simon’s Town Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson Aliet Pelt says minibus taxis pose the biggest threat to the safety of road users. “There is a total disregard for the rules of the road (by taxi drivers). Speed limits are not adhered to, they overtake into oncoming traffic on solid white lines, they constantly hoot to attract business and stop, without warning, in the middle of the road to pick up passengers,” she says. On Tuesday 29 October a couple on a motorcycle collided with a minibus taxi in Main Road, after the driver of the taxi made a U-turn into oncoming traffic. “The motorcycle driver and his wife sustained serious injuries, as they were thrown from the bike which landed on top of them,” Pelt says. These traffic violence is a big concern for residents, a frustrated Pelt says. She further describes Main Road between Glencairn and Simon’s Town station and the road between Seaforth and Murdoch Valley as race tracks. Motorists who stick to the speed limits on these roads are tailgated by taxi drivers. A taxi driver People’s Post approached for comment declined the opportunity. In an attempt to curb traffic offences, the CPF has initiated a project to record and log

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Traffic Services, Taxi Unit and ward councillor Simon Liell-Cock. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says in the last three months only two complaints regarding taxis were reported. These included taxis hooting in the area and stopping illegally to pick up passengers. Smith says an operation was held on Friday 2 August where the City’s Public Transport Unit issued 20 summonses for various offences. He further encourages residents to report incidents, so that issues of concern can be addressed. “Our officers work closely with the community and rely on them to alert us to issues we may not have been aware of,” he says. V To log traffic violations email traffic.complaints.simonstown@gmail.com.

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traffic violations, as recommended by the City’s Taxi Unit. They have established a dedicated email address for residents to report traffic violations. Pelts says the reports will focus on all motorists – not only taxis. Residents are urged to provide as much detail as possible. This includes registration numbers, dates, times and locations – photographs will also be useful. “The aim is to log the number of violations in the Simon’s Town precinct, so we can alert the relevant authorities that, due to the lack of traffic police and Law Enforcement officers in the precinct, taxi drivers and motorists are continuously flouting the law and endangering the lives of other road users,” she says. The reports will be handed to the City’s

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Friday 15 November V Kalk Bay: Kalk Bay Books will host an evening of music, poetry and free speech at 18:30. Entry is free. Phone (021) 788 2266 or email books@kalkbaybooks.co.za to book your place. Wednesday 20 November V Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Garden Club will meet in the minor hall of the Fish Hoek Civic Centre at 19:00. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the flower show. Everyone is welcome. For further details phone (021) 785 2386. V Fish Hoek: University of the Third Age False Bay will present a talk by John Byett on 4 Bikes 4 Singapore – Cape to Singapore on Motorbikes at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre at 09:30. Entry is free; everyone is welcome. For more information phone Peter on (021) 788 9469 or Elizabeth on (021) 788 3368. Thursday 21 November V Seawinds: The Muizenberg Precinct Neighbourhood Watch Association will host its annual meeting at the Mothers Unite Training Centre on the corner of St Stephen Avenue and St Swithin Road at 19:00. For further details phone Frank Bokhorst on 073 683 3218 or email secretary@mcsi.org.za. V Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Valley Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association will host their next general meeting at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre at 19:30. There will be an illustrated talk on the 2013 Whale Season by David Hurwitz, as well as reports from the chairperson, treasurer and ward councillor. For more information phone Janet Holwill on (021) 785 1328. V Muizenberg: The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society will host a talk by Ian Van Oordt on the Battle of Blaauwberg at The Stables in Main Road at 17:30. Entry is R20 at the door; including snacks and drinks. For additional information phone George Hill (021) 788 5542 or email music@casalabia.co.za. Sunday 24 Novemeber V Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Ladies’ Choir will present an afternoon of song at the Fish Hoek Methodist Church at 15:00. Entry is R20 at the door. Phone Annette on 082 551 4856 for further details. Friday 29 November V Clovelly: False Bay Hospital will host a charity golf day at the Clovelly Country Club from 11:30 until 13:15. Entry is R200 for unlimited Clovelly Club members, R400 for other members and R450 for non-members. To book your place phone (021) 784 2100. There are special packages for sponsored holes available. For further details phone Allen Rose-Innes on (021) 782 4279 or 073 559 6097. Saturday 7 December V Sunnydale: King of Kings Baptist Church will host a family market from 09:00 until 13:00. Crafts, Christmas gifts, home bakes and other items will be on sale. For more details phone (021) 785 4200.


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CRIME: SAFETY SUCCESS THANKS TO WATCHES

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he dedication of local neighbourhood watches was lauded as the reason for crime success at the Fish Hoek Community Police Forum (CPF) annual meeting last week. At the meeting, held at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre last Friday, CPF chairperson Tony Bullock attributed the policing precinct’s success to community involvement. Bullock said the CPF had undertaken several projects year, including the Report and Reward a Cop Programme, Kalk Bay Beach and the assisting of displaced people. “We are particularly concerned about the woman at Clovelly station. She appeared there a few months ago and is now living there with a newborn,” he said. During the year the organisation also rewarded Fish Hoek Police Station constables Zane Olckers and Rodney Layters for going beyond the call of duty to execute their duties professionally. Commenting on the annual crime statistics, guest speaker and Member of Parliament, Mark Wiley said the Fish Hoek precinct had done well for the 2012/2013 financial year. Comparing the Fish Hoek precinct and the Ocean View precinct – which covers Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Kom-

metjie – Wiley said the Fish Hoek precinct was deemed “far safer”. He also attributed this to the community’s hard work. In her report Fish Hoek police’s head of visible policing Captain Vuyiswa Mdebuka said, while theft out of motor vehicles in the policing precinct had increased by 36%, a new disturbing trend of damaging vehicles has been reported. “In several cases we find that the windows of cars are smashed, but nothing is stolen,” she said. “These cases are registered as malicious damage to property.” Furthermore, Mdebuka said property-related crimes had also increased. She asked residents to be careful and vigilant when visiting ATMs, especially in Main Road. During her report, she highlighted new trend currently under investigation. In the new scam, complainants visit ATMs to withdraw cash, but do not receive the money from the machines. “The person’s bank account reflects that a certain amount has been withdrawn, but complainants do not get money from the machine,” Mdebuka said. “We are asking people to be careful and to report any suspicious activity to the police.” V Share your thoughts! Starting with the word “Post” SMS your comments to 32516. SMSes cost R1.


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People’s Post is published by WP Newspapers, a subsidiary of Media24. FALSE BAY 30 972 copies distributed Tuesdays to the following areas: Marina da Gama, Lakeside, Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Welcome Glen, Da Gama Park, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn, Glencairn Heights, Glen Marine, Glen Ridge, Fish Hoek, Clovelly, Sun Valley, Sunnydale, Faerie Knowe, Imhoff’s Gift, Capri Village, Kommetjie, Simon’s Town and Noordhoek. OTHER EDITIONS People’s Post also has the following nine standalone editions: Woodstock / Maitland (16 391) Mitchell’s Plain (83 340) Retreat (23 423) Grassy Park (21 838) Lansdowne (21 130) Athlone (30 252) Constantia / Wynberg (30 069) Claremont / Rondebosch (30 843) Atlantic Seaboard / City (29 246) Total print order: 318 495 WHOM TO CONTACT NEWS EDITOR: Mandy King Email: mandy.king@peoplespost.co.za SPORT: Liam Moses Email: liam.moses@peoplespost.co.za ADVERTISING MANAGER: Garth Hewitt Email: ghewitt@tygerburger.co.za MAIN BODY ADVERTISING: Theresa Lawrence Tel: 021 910 6500 Classified Advertising: 0860 117 520 PRESS CODE, CORRECTIONS People’s Post subscribes to the South African Press Code and we are committed to journalism that is honest, accurate, fair and balanced. Under our editorial policy, we invite readers to comment on the newspaper’s content and we correct significant errors as soon as possible. Please send information to the news editor at mandy.king@peoplespost.co.za or phone 021 910 6500. Alternately, please contact the Ombudsman of Media24’s Community Press, George Claassen at george.claassen@media24.com or 083 543 2471. Complaints can also be sent to the SA Press Ombudsman on telephone 021 851 3232 or via email khanyim@ombudsman.org.za or johanr@ombudsman.org.za

. I think the tennis court should be revamped into a skate park. . Yes to the skateboard park. Kommetjie resident . Yes, please, this area is in desperate need of a skate park. Other distant areas in Cape Town have recently built skate parks, which are currently helping keep kids who don’t enjoy team sports involved in physical activity. Skateboarding is an art, not a crime. A skate park will give skaters a place to enjoy the sport, other than on the streets. Keep skateboarding alive and build more parks. Craig Kerr . Yes for the skate park. It’s about time our kids are looked after. . Most definitely, yes! There is very little for youngsters (to do) in the area. (They need) fresh air. (It’s an) innocent sport. Maureen . Yes, without any hesitation! These folk need a place to enjoy their sport, rather than dodging traffic. It’s about time the KRRA realised we need to entertain our people in Kommetjie. Barry . The skate park is a great idea – why not? . Yes, revamp (the tennis court) into a skate park. . Yes, we need a skate park for the kids. Mom of two young skaters . It’s a step in the right direction. Build it and keep the kids entertained and contained in a safe environment. Each and every small town in Sydney has a concrete skate park for all to enjoy. Let’s move forward for a change. Brendan Gibb . Regarding the tennis court to be revamped into a skate park: yes, please. . Yes to the skate park! . Yes, as long as it can be manned to control bad elements. I had to take my kids as far as Stellenbosch to skate and that park has since closed. There is simply not enough good, clean fun for the youth in this area. Cathi, ex-skater mom . Yes please, to the skate park! A place for the kids to skate that is traffic free, where

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they can develop their skills on well made ramps and rails, is a great idea! Lauren Hofmeyr . It is astonishing how these selfish, short-sighted people block every attempt to give youngsters something positive to do. And then they moan about them when they are bored stiff and get up to mischief! Chris . We are badly in need of a skate park in the area. It’s sad that the kids have nowhere to skate. The road is not an option. . Absolutely! Our kids have nowhere safe to skate. (This) should have happened long ago! . I strongly agree with courts being revamped into skate park. Michelle de Rosnay . Our children need the opportunity for a healthy outdoor activity. . It’s a great idea for the kids and gives them something constructive to do by skating in a park. Why not make it huge and charge them to come in, so it can be sustainable? Let’s keep our kids entertained and out of mischief. It’s an excellent idea. Bryn Reeves, Klein Slangkop . Being a skater myself, I can see the skate scene in Cape Town increasing, but we are lacking facilities. Since no-one is using the tennis courts I think Kommetjie and the whole of Cape Town would benefit from a new park. . The tennis courts should change to a skate party. . I vote for the skate park! . We need a skate park this side of the mountain. . I think that is a perfect place for a skate park. The valley really does need a proper skate park, which will last for ages. A concrete one is a very good idea. I make my own skate obstacles, take it to parking lots and let a bunch of kids know. They love it; some of them are really good. The old skate park at the old mall was great; kids (used) it. I worked there and monitored the skate park. Establishing a skate club would be a very good idea, as skaters can help design obstacles. Please let me know how this goes and any news that comes up. I would love to get involved. Josh Adams

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lans to remove the Pelican vessel from Kalk Bay Beach are dead in the water. The unsightly boat which ran aground a few months ago raised the ire of residents who claimed it made the beach unusable. Mike Townsend of the Harbour House Restaurant, former harbour manager Patrick Stacey and Harry Dilly subsequently teamed up to have the vessel removed (“Vessel move hamstrung”, People’s Post, 31 October). After weeks of planning and preparing, the team made a second attempt to remove the vessel on Monday 11 November. But, Stacey says, the team were dismayed when they found the vessel had filled with

water. “We suspect when it drifted onto the beach, it must have hit a rock. There are holes and the vessel has filled with water,” he says. Stacey explains the plan was to remove it from the beach and place it in the harbour. But with the vessel filled with water there are fears that it may sink. “There is just too much at risk and we cannot allow it to sink in the harbour. I am bitterly disappointed the authorities didn’t take action sooner,” he says. Resident Zahida Stanley says many residents, who had hoped the team would be successful, are disappointed. “With summer around the corner, we were looking forward to taking our children to the beach we visited as children. The boat is an eyesore,” she says.

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elling your home is always a wrench, especially if it has been your family residence for a long time and is full of happy memories. If you then add the stress of organising the actual move – deciding what to take and what to discard, packing everything up, hiring movers and dealing with details like insurance, utility and phone disconnections and letting everyone know about your change of address – it’s no wonder sellers often feel like calling the whole thing off, says Jan Davel, managing director of a real estate franchise group, in a statement. “And it doesn’t help that moving often brings with it all sorts of unexpected expenses such as connection deposits, locksmith’s charges, additional insurance, cleaning costs and, if you are moving from a freehold property to an estate, access tag deposits and the first month’s levy.” But cancelling the deal is generally not an option unless you want to incur severe legal and financial penalties, Davel says. So the best thing to do is remind yourself why you decided to sell and try to focus on creating a bright future in your new area and community. “You may have decided to sell because your treasured home is too big, not as secure as you would like, you are finding it hard to maintain or it is costing too much in terms of utilities, rates and taxes. Perhaps your lifestyle or job has changed and you need a different type of home. Or perhaps you decided to sell because you need more space to accommodate a growing family, an ageing parent or a home business; or because you want to live in a better area. “Whatever the reason, you need to remember that selling your home was only the first part of a bigger overall plan. Try to focus on how good you will feel once the actual move is over and that plan starts to unfold – into your dream job, more travel, a peaceful life in a country town or a chance to make new friends.” To help you do this, Davel says, you should: Reserve some time for family and relaxation even in the midst of your move. This will “Home staging” is the process of highlighting a property’s features and minimising its faults to appeal to a wider number of potential buyers. According to a Cape Town company which offers this service, home staging is new to South Africa, but is well established in the USA, Australia and Europe. “When it’s time to sell, owners must get in the mindset that their home is a product to be tailored to the potential buyers’ wants and needs,” says Rebecca Weber, a co-founder of the company. “At every price point, Capetonians are looking for value right now.” Statistics from the international Real Estate Staging Association show that staged houses

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Stage your home to market your property spend significantly less time on the market than houses which weren’t staged, and typically sell at higher prices. It is almost impossible to see your own house objectively, Weber says. A recent study shows that 93% of luxury homeowners believe their house is the best one on their block, according to a statement. When a house isn’t selling, owners often consider a price reduction or a new estate agent. A fair asking price and rigorous promotion are essential, but how well a house shows is often overlooked as the missing link to getting good offers.

“Cape Town buyers are demanding and are used to receiving sophisticated marketing messages,” Weber says. “Home staging isn’t decorating – it’s targeted marketing. Most people have a hard time visualising what a house will look like with different furnishings and colours, but they can recognise when one stands out from comparable properties.” Bringing in an objective pair of “buyers’ eyes” gives the homeowner a clear understanding of what needs to be done to prepare the house. During a consultation Weber creates a prioritised plan which addresses design and related issues.

attractions, landmarks and cultural activities which interest you or other family members, as well as a definite plan to explore or experience it as soon as possible. This should give you a sense of adventure and discovery and significantly lessen the dread of moving. Home staging focuses on boosting universal appeal, such as making rooms appear as bright and spacious as possible. Outdoor areas are also staged, so that buyers walk through and connect with a garden rather than just looking at it from the stoep. Professional real estate photography goes hand-in-hand with staging. The ever-increasing trend of buyers screening houses online has intensified the importance of listing pictures with a “wow” factor. “For sellers who want to make sure they don’t leave any money on the table, the combination of home staging and professional photography ensures that their property makes the best impression both online and in real life,” Weber says.

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Marina da Gama

R 574,000

Glencairn Heights

R 1,975,000

Affordable starter home. Open plan living area, two bedrooms, storeroom and parking bay. Brand new fitted carpets. Secure complex with communal swimming pool and laundry. A must to view. Angela Muskett 072 341 4583 Web ref: 108005

Modern three. bedroom beach villa overlooking Glencairn beach. Balconies on upper level offer panoramic views. Ideal seaside retreat or holiday home with abundant entertainment space and double garage. Deborah Paré 082 556 2331 Web ref: 94386

St James

R 950,000

Quaint one bedroom apartment with sea view. Good security makes this gem perfect for weekend getaways or holiday rental. Stroll along the Coast walkway to Kalk Bay village and harbour. Darryl Soule 082 700 1181 Web ref: 110167

Fish Hoek

R 3,275,000

Beautifully appointed and perfectly positioned for a growing family. Close to schools and amenities this five bedroom home is set on one of the best roads in Fish Hoek. North-east facing, sunny and light. Lorraine Webb 082 675 0725 Web ref: 110864

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Fish Hoek

R 1,795,000

Fish Hoek

R 3,400,000

Luxury apartment with stunning views. The outstanding three bedroom apartment offers o/plan living, top quality finishes, an easy care lifestyle in a superb elevated position with the added benefit of a double garage. Lorraine Webb 082 675 0725 Web ref: 101982

Stunning views across the bay. Secure updated family home can be utilized separately on two levels. Perfect as holiday home or income earner, or just enjoy living in this position. Lift to all levels. Dorothy Warner 082 882 4555 Web ref: 101669

Fish Hoek

R 1,895,000

Simon’s Town

R 7,500,000

Come and see for yourself! Four bedroom family home-great position - valley views and a peep of the sea. Double garage, office/guest flat, open plan living with space for a large family. Lorraine Webb 082 675 0725 Web ref: 109314

Enjoy the lifestyle with superb sea and harbour views from this designer home in Simon’s Kloof. Spacious open plan living and multiple entertainment areas, balconies and infinity pool deck. Lorraine Webb 082 675 0725 Web ref: 102089


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Consumers are still hungry for home loans The number of home PHOTO: loan applications received by a mortgage origination group increased by 5.06% in the 12 months to end-October. This is according to the latest statistics released by the mortgage originator, a statement says. This number of home loan applications is compared with the previous 12 months, while the total value of those applications showed a 12.26% year-on-year increase. Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of the company, says the total value of home loans formally granted through the originator showed a huge year-on-year increase of 23.85% at end-October – by contrast with the 2.7% year-on-year growth in overall household mortgage balances reported by the Reserve Bank at the end of the third quarter. “This shows,” he says, “that there has

been a healthy increase in the demand for property over the past year, in spite of all the cost-of-living increases that consumers have had to contend with, and the fact that home prices have been rising. “Secondly, these figures indicate that applying for a home loan through an originator really does give prospective home buyers a better chance of being granted that loan, with the value of bonds that we were able to secure for clients having grown at about six times the rate at which household mortgage lending grew in the general market.” The statistics also show that its initial decline rate – the percentage of applications declined by the first lending institution to which they are submitted – showed a year-on-year drop of almost 9% at endOctober, to 38% of applications submitted.

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R4 500 000 Kommetjie 4

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This property is situated in the security of Klein Slangkop Private Estate on the beach. The home offers a large kitchen, double garage, off-street parking, separate flatlet/domestic quarters, fireplace, large open-plan living with flow to the deck and swimming pool. Denise Huber 082 968 7108 Pippa Muter 082 920 6587 WBW 4698

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Listen to the sounds of the sea from the patio, whilst enjoying that holiday feeling. Situated in Riverside Glen and within walking distance to the beach. The house boasts two fireplaces, under-floor heating throughout, has been newly painted and is in pristine condition. Denise Huber 082 968 7108 Pippa Muter 082 920 6587 WBW 4692

UPDATE YOUR HOUSING DATABASE DETAILS The City of Cape Town requests housing applicants to update their housing database details. To ensure that you can be contacted when a housing opportunity arises, make sure that the City has the correct information with regard to your residential address, marital status, green bar-coded ID number, telephone/cellphone numbers, monthly income and any disability in your family. Please complete a housing application form which is available at any of the City’s housing estate offices listed below or it can be downloaded from the City’s website www.capetown.gov.za/en/Housing/Pages/Housinglist.aspx and hand it in at your local housing estate office. The following must accompany your completed form: • •

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021 936 8870

Athlone

Avenue Dr Abdurahman, Kewtown, Athlone

021 637 9120

Belhar

Cnr Huguenot and Alabama Square, Belhar

021 952 6100

Bishop Lavis

Cnr Kasteelberg Road and Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis

021 934 6020

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Kiaat Way, Bonteheuwel

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Grassy Park

Cnr Linda and Olga Roads, Grassy Park

021 706 1833

Gugulethu

Cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu

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Hanover Park

Hanover Park Avenue, Hanover Park

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Heideveld

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021 637 1230

Langa

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Bind Avenue, Macassar

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Cnr Vygieskraal Road and Wye Street, Manenberg

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Lake Michelle Waterfront Splendour.

R5 295 000 Lake Michelle

R2 725 000

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Offering 180° mountain and lake views, this fabulous home offers open-plan living, separate scullery, family room and large enclosed patio with built-in braai. Added bonus of a lake at the bottom of the garden, swimming pool and easy jetty access. Robyn Smith 078 618 1100 Jenny Shaw 084 307 9256 WBW 4645

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Architect-designed home to be built in the Lake Michelle Nature and Wetlands Security estate in Noordhoek on a plot which has direct access to, and views of the main lake. Open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen plus separate scullery. Amazing peaceful lifestyle in this lovely estate. Jenny Shaw 084 307 9256 Robyn Smith 078 618 1100 WBW 4659

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We have a DEDICATED team of agents SPECIALISING in the following areas: Capri, Faerie Knowe ,Kommetjie, Lake Michelle, Milkwood Park, Noordhoek, Sun Valley, Sunnydale


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PEOPLE'S POST | FALSE BAY Thursday, 14 November 2013

S e e f f S i m o n s To w n For the best Property investment Simons Town and Glencairn enjoys a spectacular setting near the Southern tip of the Cape Peninsula and property and real estate owners here enjoy stunning views of the sea and mountains. In addition to prime vacant land, there are stunning historical properties and large, exclusive homes that take full advantage of the views across False Bay. Real estate in Simons Town and Glencairn has provided excellent capital returns for local and international property investors. It is a favourite destination for holidaymakers who enjoy the beaches, mountains and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Seeff Simons Town can assist you with all types of residential property for sale and renting including houses, apartments, cluster developments, security complexes, land and guesthouses. Give us a call for a free no obligation market related evaluation.

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R 1 695 000

LE E SO DAT AN M

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EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, PHENOMENAL POSITION This home has beautiful surroundings, excellent curb appeal and very good security in the area. This is a must view as it will sell quickly.

GRAND OLD DAME... If you love the double volume bedrooms, oversized lounge, wooden floors, high ceilings, the plus of a separate living area and Garden that boast great mountain views, then we’ve found your home!

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NEW RELEASE!!! Nestled between Heaven and Earth wrapped in Sea Views. This gracious home with large proportions, wooden floors and high ceilings has the charm associated with a by-gone era. Set on Boyes Drive. 4 Bed 2 Bath 1 Garages Web Ref: 308753 Bonita Lee: 082 624 7880 Paul De Roos: 078 525 2074 Office: 021 788 8279

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PEOPLE'S POST | FALSE BAY Thursday, 14 November 2013

Waging love’s war Charles J. Fourie’s highly acclaimed play The Parrot Woman will open at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg for a short season. The production features Leonard Moss and Adri van der Hoven in the roles of a British soldier and a Boer man, held captive for the shocking murders of the woman’s husband and children. Set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Boer War, the bitter-sweet love story has seen over 15 different productions with various actors over the years. It was last staged in London and Oxford. The unique story revolves around an unwilling soldier who guards over the so-called parrot woman in a concentration camp during the Boer War. In an attempt to reveal the truth surrounding the murders of her husband and children, the soldier falls in love with her in a poignant game of ritual and escapism. What is revealed in the powerful and touching end, sheds light on the ravaging effects of war on the human psyche as the two characters find solace in each other’s pain and loss. V The Parrot Woman runs from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November. Tickets are R75 and shows start at 19:00. To book phone (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za.

LOVE AND WAR: Leonard Moss in The Parrot Woman opening at the Masque Theatre on Monday 18 November. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

ACOUSTIC SOUNDS: Assembly Radio, together with the Rock and Rollercoaster with Dylan Culhane, will host an evening of interviews and live acoustic music by Taxi Violence at The Assembly in Harrington Street, Cape Town on Monday 18 November at 19:00 for 19:30. This will be the second in the series of events, with the first featuring Van Coke Kartel last month. Tickets cost R40 pre-sold and R50 at the door; limited seats are available. Book your place by emailing wtf@formusiclovers.co.za or by visiting www.webtickets.co.za. People’s Post readers stand the chance to win one of five double tickets. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. PHOTO: SVEN KRISTIAN

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CHALLENGE CHAMPION: Local surfer Tanika Hoffman took first place in the open division at the Surfing South Africa Women’s Surf Challenge in Kommetjie on Sunday. Local Tarryn Chudleigh finished second and Cape Town resident Tasha Mentasti was third. PHOTO: CLAIRE

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