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Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

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As we come to the end of yet another year, on behalf of the Harfield-Village Online team, we would like to thank each and every one for your support throughout the year. Special thanks to our local businesses for their generous prizes which they donated throughout the year and to our article contributors for their thoughtful and informative contributions. A huge thank you to thank our sponsor Norgarb Properties, for their support and encouragement.
Below are the local businesses who supported us so generously, please support them. "Local is Lekker."
A note from Lew Norgarb:
As the year draws to a close and 2018 fast approaches, it would be remiss of me not to pass on my thanks and gratitude to the following people:
First and foremost to our 6000 plus readers, without you there would be no newsletter! We appreciate your interest and participation and also feedback.
To our article writers. All of you have been great and we really appreciate your collective and respective wisdom sharing.
Local businesses, you guys do rock! It’s really the cherry on the top to make things local and lekker and your prizes and special offers are hugely appreciated! Keep them coming.
A humungous thanks to the HVA, (Harfield Village Association), FOHP (Friends Of Harfield Parks) and HVCID (Harfield Village CID). You all play such an important role in making Harfield Village more organised, greener and prettier, safer and a welcoming place that we residents are proud to call home.
Furthermore you mostly do this without financial compensation and out of your own love and passion for the area. So on behalf of the entire business and residential community we thank you and your teams for this dedicated effort. Lastly we sincerely hope your collective security camera fund raising initiatives go well and we at Norgarb Properties endeavour to support this drive both financially and in terms of any exposure we can offer to our clients and the community at large on your behalf.
Also thank you to Lyn Staples and Andre Ter Morshuizen from Norgarb who take the time to submit recipes and DIY or handy tips each month, we hope our readers enjoy it and these things don’t go unnoticed.
Then to Symantha, our producer of this mailer. Sym, you have to put up with so much and are pushed beyond the point of pleasure with last minute changes and deadlines. Especially being a mother of a baby and now with another bun in the oven about to pop, so on behalf of all our readers and us at Norgarb Properties, we thank you for your tireless efforts to bring us this mailer each and every month.
From the Norgarb team we would like to wish all our loyal customers and our readers a safe, relaxing, fun and peaceful holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.
CITY MAKES TREATED WATER AVAILABLE TO INDUSTRY
On the 7th of December, the City of Cape Town released a statement by Mayor Patricia de Lille informing the public on the latest measures that the City is taking towards the water crisis.
She goes on to say that "We can only avoid Day Zero if we all work together by saving water while the City works on additional supply projects. This team effort will see us beat this drought".
IMPORTANT PROPERTY NEWS
The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa [Western Cape] has received numerous complaints regarding local real estate agents. We would therefore like to clarify the following:
Once the new Property Practioners Bill is enacted, [possibly mid-2018] no protection will be offered to anyone utilising the services of an unregistered agent/attorney. The public are urged to only buy/sell/rent via a registered agent. Commission is refundable in the case of an agency or the agent not having a valid FFC (fidelity fund certificate).
The public should ensure that their agent is listed on the EAAB website and has a current VALID FFC before doing business with them. This includes rental or sales contracts, mandates and deposits. Very soon the onus will soon be put on the public to ensure that they only deal with estate agent/ agency/attorney offering a real estate service:
  • If they are registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board [EAAB]
  • Hold a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate - details are searchable on www.eaab.org.za
Estate agents/ agencies & attorneys offering a real estate service are required to renew their registrations annually and pay into the Estate Agents’ Fidelity Fund which protects the public against any losses due the actions of a property practioner [Agent or Principal].
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the November Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
Jenni Coleman from Harfield Village receives a free eye test to the value of R365.00 from Spectacle Warehouse and Estelle van Koesveld from Claremont receives a voucher from Puremix Cocktail Solutions valued at R250.00
feature articles
All of our featured articles can be found on our blog. If you are looking for a past article that you would like to refer to please visit our blog or follow this link.
FESTIVE TREATS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR PETS
It is the time of the year when everyone is gearing up for the festive season and summer holidays! Many pets will be taken to kennels and catteries. Please ensure that their vaccinations are up to date!
To those whose pets are with them during this period Kenilworth Vet explains what not to feed your pet during this festive season, as your generosity may kill your pet.
FESTIVE FEASTING
As the festive season is now fast approaching it creates the challenge of maintaining your healthy lifestyle. This is generally a time of overindulging with delicious meals, desserts and drinks and a decrease in exercise.
Kim Hofmann, our local dietitian offers supportive advice to making better holiday food choices.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The Friends of Harfield Village Parks would like to thank all the local businesses and community members who joined in at the various work parties held throughout the year.
It is due to these work parties that the parks are inviting places for all community members to spend time. Have a blessed festive period and please continue to support us through 2018.
FESTIVE SEASON SECURITY
The HVCID shares some very important security tips for the holiday season and wish the residents of Harfield Village a very happy and peaceful festive season.
CARAMEL AND PEPPERMINT PUDDING
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares an 'old-fashioned' Caramel and Peppermint dessert recipe with us.
LASER THERAPY
Laser therapy has been utilised for medical reasons such as eye surgery and skin treatments for decades, even though it sounds futuristic. Is this something that can be useful to YOU?
Claremont Chiropractic explains what laser therapy actually is.
NORGARBS GUIDE TO FIREWOOD
There is an art to fire making and unfortunately not all wood makes a good fire.
Andre Ter Morshuizen, the Claremont agent for Norgarb Properties shares a simple guide to the best firewood and where to source it and in so doing, you can maintain your braai master title this summer!
SOME HOME TRUTHS ABOUT HOME PRICING
When buying a home the first thing that one thinks of is value for money, yet as a seller in the property market that unfortunately is the last thing one thinks of.
Click here to read all about it in the full article by Betterlife Home Loans.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
NEUROSCIENCE OF DESPOTISM
Last month, there was a suspected coup to overthrow Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who has held a powerful, poverty-spurning grip on the country since the 1980s. Can neuroscience shed light on the brain processes of despotism? How can we avoid similar incidents in future? Read the full article by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. here.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
TAKE THE HEADACHE OUT OF FICA'ING YOUR DOCUMENTS
Cherine Mac Pherson from The Bookkeeping Company shares some important information about fica'ing your documents, it will save you a lot of time, effort and frustration.
A list of documents you should always have on hand. For verification / FICA purposes is available on her website.
KITTENS UP FOR ADOPTION
Please contact the Animal Rescue Organistation if you are interested in adopting one of these adorable fur kids. Bob, Stuart and Kevin are about 12 weeks old. Adoption rules apply. Kittens can go back into foster care should you be going away for the festive season.
RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE
Re-Model your Retro or Vintage Clothing or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe.
A new aspect of the Fine Feathers Sewing School is Alterations.
Remodelling your wardrobe is as easy as 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss and transform your wardrobe together.
The initial hour-long appointment will cost your R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes or a minor adjustment can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour for her time and labour.
Sharon's offerings include “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing for more complicated ones due to cut or fabric. If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time.
Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons during the holidays at a rate of R150 per hour suited to your requirements, from beginners to advanced.
Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 HARFIELD VILLAGE CARNIVAL
The Harfield Village Carnival returns next year and will be organised by HVCID in conjunction with HVA. Most of the funds raised from the Carnival will be allocated to purchase much-needed security cameras for the Village.
For more information visit the Carnival website www.harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HarfieldVillageCarnival/
If you are interested in booking a stall at the Carnival, please e-mail Gillian on stalls@harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za.
Date: 14 April 2018
Time: 9 AM - Late
Hope to see you all there!
RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY 2018
The Friends of Harfield Parks event is an ideal way to spend a Sat/Sun morning with the rest of the community cleaning up the area. We hope to see you there.
Date: 6 May 2018
- Cape Town (1 November - 28 Febuary)
- Goodwood (10 November -21 January)
- Kenilworth (27 January)
- Kenilworth (5 & 6 January)
- Artscape (1 December - 7 January)
- Cape Town (Open daily)
- Kommetjie (Tuesdays - Sundays)
- Gardens (Monday - Friday)
- Strand (Tuesday - Sunday)
- Stellenbosch (Saturdays & Sundays)
- Swellendam (26 - 29 January)
- Elandskloof farm (27 - 29 January)
- Stellenbosch (22 & 23 January)
- Stellenbocsh (27 January)
- Stellenbosch (13 January)
THANK YOU - EXCELLENT SERVICE
A word of thanks to Dr Andrew Jackson and team for their excellent dental services over the years. - Burmans on Stafford St.
Village Dentist Drs Jackson & Jooste
2nd Ave Harfield Village
Tel (021) 683-4777
principals pen
We are still looking for that perfect house with that perfect mountain view for our international buyer. If you have a superb mountain view and are considering selling, we might just have the ideal buyer for you. Please contact Lew Norgarb directly on info@norgarb.co.za
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Harfield Village - Great Position With Value Add Opportunity (R2 695 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R6 200 000)
House in Kenilworth - Enjoy the Lifestyle in Second Avenue - ON SHOW – Sunday 3pm-5pm (R3 395 000)
House in Kenilworth - Large, Leafy Garden With Resident Squirrel (R3 350 000)
Townhouse in Kenilworth Upper - Tranquil Surrounds (R2 995 000)
House in Harfield Village - Absolute Charmer in Wesley Street - ON SHOW – Sunday 3pm-5pm (R2 650 000) *REDUCED
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth - Stylish Garden Apartment (R2 295 000)
House in Kenilworth - Sunny Semi With Mountain View (R2 150 000)
Apartment / Flat in Claremont Upper - Walk To Cavendish (R 990 000)
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If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120
Lew Norgarb: Harfield Village - 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 - jeanette@norgarb.co.za
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
16 December 2017 - Day of Reconciliation
24 December 2017 - Christmas Eve
25 December 2017 - Christmas Day
26 December 2017 - Day of Goodwill
31 December 2017 - Old Years Eve
1 January 2018 - New Years Day
17 January 2018 - School Starts
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