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Oops, is it March already!

Due to a jam packed Feb newsletter with last minute additions, including a new born baby boy - Edward, (CONGRATS TO SYM) we are a tad late. But as they say in the classics “better late than never”.
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
The month of love is over, however, we do hope that you have had the opportunity to show love to fellow members of the community.
If you have felt the slight nip in the air in the mornings and late afternoons then you will know that autumn will soon be on its way, and will hopefully bring with it some much-needed rain. The current water situation is still a hot topic and even though day zero has been pushed back please keep up your water saving efforts, to help you in doing this Norgarb Properties have some cost-effective water saving tips and tricks to share – click here for the article.
As usual, this month’s newsletter is packed with many interesting articles, events, newly listed businesses, as well as specials and classifieds. Also have a look at the fantastic prizes available from our generous sponsors namely, Spectacle Warehouse, Ambiente Skin and Body, The Urban Farmer, CCTV Surveillance and SaveH2O.
We do hope you enjoy reading it and love hearing from you so please feel free to drop us a line and let us know your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve the newsletter, website and associated Facebook page.
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KNOW YOUR PROPERTY'S VALUE?
So given the political and economic climate in SA, how is the property market doing? How many sellers are getting their asking price?

Norgarb Properties recently released these sales stats for Claremont, Harfield Village and Kenilworth. It shows the reader the list price VS the eventual sell price.
If you are curious to know the value of your own property why not give them a call. Appraisals are free and without any further obligations.
021-6741120 or info@norgarb.co.za or visit their site www.norgarb.co.za.

JOJO - THE GENTLEMAN
If you want a hassle free, easy-going pet then this is the boy for you! He is especially fond of children and loves to play. He would also be happy with other doggie friends for company. He is 3 years old.
If you are interested in giving him a loving home, please contact tamsyn@ripsold.co.za or 0824117922
*Animal rescue Organisation Adoption Rules Apply! Email: tamsyn@animalrescue.org.za
KITTIES STILL NEED FOREVER HOMES
Tina and Tessa are still loking for their forever homes.If you would like to meet them, please contact Tamsyn on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za.
The Animal Rescue Organisation would appreciate any donations of water. We are able to use our borehole water for cleaning and toilets etc but we need drinking water for the animals in the hospital and at our day clinics. You can drop off at Norgarb offices during office hours and we will collect.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the January Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.

- Christie Cope from Harfield Village, receives a Oggi Activewear gift voucher valued at R250 to spend in store.
- Erika Espach from Kenilworth, receives a 1-hour free business consultation valued at R250 from The Bookkeeping Company.
- Juliane O Hagan from Plumstead, receives a free eye test to the value of R365 from Spectacle Warehouse.

Well done! Thank you to all who entered the competition as well as a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors!.
WIN AN EYE TEST @ R365
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store offering eye care and eye-wear requirements. They also provide an optometric eye care service which includes comprehensive visual assessments by registered optometrists. They are giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.
WIN A CONSULTATION & LACTIC ACID PEEL
Dr Jaco Vorster, the newest member to the Ambiente team, grew up in Pretoria. He completed his medical training at the University of Limpopo in 2014.

He has a keen interest in Aesthetic medicine, particularly Mesotherapies.

He has done many post-graduate courses, including Neurotoxin (e.g. Botox®) and fillers, redermalisation, chemical peels,microneedling, as well as attending a robust course on the use of Laser in the treatment of dermatological conditions.

He also has a profound curiosity with wounds, especially chronic wounds. Jaco has a wealth of experience in the field of medical weight loss and he firmly believes that health is not only the absence of physical disease, but that an individual’s psychological and social welfare should be granted equal standing.

This Month Dr Jaco Vorster is offering one lucky winner a free consultation and lactic acid peel. The winner of this voucher must contact Dr Vorster at Ambiente Skin and Body to make an appointment for a consultation on any Friday or Saturday.
WIN AN ORGANIC WHOLE-FOOD HAMPER
Newly listed business, The Urban Farmer, is giving away an organic whole-foods hamper to kickstart your journey to a better health. The Urban Farmer is an organic products and wholefoods retailer supporting local growers of clean, fresh foods. Their range extends from organic fruit and veg to pasture-fed, ethically sourced dairy and meat. Find out more about them in the new businesses section further down or visit their business listing by clicking here.

WIN A HAMPER
CCTV Surveillance, is offering one lucky winner a hamper to the value of R250. CCTV Surveillance offers state of the art CCTV Surveillance for protecting your home or office. Find out more about this newly listed business here.
WIN A VOUCHER FROM SAVEH2O
SaveH2O supply top quality water saving devices that can easily be installed in kitchens, bathrooms and on outdoor taps. Their nozzles are so quick and easy and cost-effective to install you don't need a plumber to fit them. In these times of water crises SaveH2O is giving away a voucher to the value of R300 to spend on any available product on their website. Click here to read more about SaveH2O.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 14 March 2018.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles
7 SMART AND INEXPENSIVE WATER-SAVING TIPS & TRICKS

Norgarb Properties, which is campaigning for homeowners to be waterwise, has interviewed Aslam Davids, junior department manager for the Stodels Shop department.
Rare85 compiled a list of products and tips to help you conserve more water – a very precious resource for those in the Western Cape. Click here for the tips & tricks.
WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT WORMS
In this time of drought personal hygiene is of paramount importance. With short showers and little access to water it essential for us to keep our hands clean. Deworming your pet is an important part of its regular health regime.
Kenilworth Vet explains more about the four most common types of worms that affect our domestic pets.
ARE YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS STILL IN PLACE?
You made your New Year’s resolutions, and started all strong in the beginning of January. That is great, but more importantly, how is it going now, some months later? Research has shown that about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months.
Kim Hofmann explains more here.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUBURB A NO-GO ZONE FOR CRIMINALS
Your neighbours are often the first people to see if something is wrong at your home, which makes them the ideal partners in the fight against crime.
Fidelity ADT has issued a public call on South Africans to become involved with their local community safety groups as these voluntary organisations have time-and-time again been proven to make a positive difference.
HVCID explains more here.
TUNA CAKE
Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares a Tuna Cake recipe with us, delicious as a starter.
Madge Gibson - Harfield Village Resident
DAY ZERO - 6 TOILET FACTS
Our biggest water guzzler is the toilet. Madge Gibson a Harfield Village resident answers 6 of the most asked questions regarding your toilets.
Click to read all previous articles by Madge Gibson.
FITNESS CHALLENGES: THE PROS/CONS
Here’s the thing: there’s nothing wrong with trying to improve yourself - and a challenge might be a good way to motivate yourself. But we should probably discuss whether it’s the best way to go about it.
2018 INTERIOR COLOUR TRENDS
Every year we see new colours come and old ones go, bringing with them a new mood and a whole new look. We always see the new year as a fresh start, so why not give your home the same treatment.
Norgarb Properties agent Andre Ter Moshuizen shares some of the colour trends to look out for in 2018. Click here to read more.
UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF PAYING A BIGGER DEPOSIT ON YOUR HOME
There’s a vital factor that home buyers need to be aware of when they apply for a home loan, and that is the loan-to-value ratio.
This ratio - known in the home loan sector as the LTV – can make all the difference when banks are deciding whether to approve or refuse a loan application.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
NEUROSCIENCE ABOUT THE BRAIN'S PROCESS OF PANIC
Panic stations are upon us – the water crisis deepens and Day Zero is fast approaching. But what can neuroscience tell us about the brain processes of panic, and how we can get a handle on them? Click here to read more.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
SPRING CLEAN YOUR BUSINESS
As the financial year draws to a close on the 28th February, and the new Financial year approaches. It’s time to have a look at our businesses and how they are doing. The Bookkeeping Company shares some finance tips and suggestions for a better year. Click here for the full article.
STYLISH INSTEAD OF FASHIONABLE
“Never confuse fashion and style. Fashion relies on unattainable looks on women with unrealistic bodies. Style is about utilizing the best aspect of you.”

Fine Feathers Sewing School explains more here.
new businesses listed
CCTV SURVEILLANCE
Local Harfield Village resident, Robert Stella offers state of the art CCTV Surveillance for protecting your home or office. He and his team of qualified, skilled experts are available to assist you with a free on-site assessment.
With the ever-increasing security problems facing residents and businesses, CCTV Surveillance can offer you total peace of mind and confidence in that your home, loved ones as well as your business are protected.

Find out more about CCTV Surveillance and the services they offer by clicking here.
THE URBAN FARMER
The Urban Farmer is an organic products and wholefoods retailer supporting local growers of clean, fresh foods. Their range extends from organic fruit and veg to pasture-fed, ethically sourced dairy and meat. They wish to instil a community of conscious consumers who make educated decisions around their foods, lifestyle and environmental impact.
The Urban Farmer undertakes the journey of providing food and natural products from earth to mouth. They pride themselves in environmental awareness from their relationships with local farmers to ensuring that as much of their produce as possible is packaged in biodegradable materials and delivered to deliver to local homes or offices.

Their brick and mortar store will be opening mid-Feb at 278 Kenilworth Main Road (down the long drive way) and their online store will be launching end of March! Find out more about The Urban Farmer here.
SAVE H2O
Cape Town is currently in an unprecedented water crisis and at Save H2O we want to encourage and assist everyone to save water.

We supply top quality water saving devices that can easily be installed in kitchens, bathrooms and on outdoor taps. Our nozzles are so quick and easy and cost-effective to install you don't need to call a plumber to fit them.

We can ship to anywhere in the country – we are not restricted to the Cape Town where we are based.

In light of the current water crisis in Cape Town, the whole of South Africa should become more water-wise. Find out more about how you can install water saving devices in your home today by clicking here.

RARE85 NEW CUSTOMER SPECIAL
Package 1: “The Starter” R2,500 – 50% upfront
2 x 500 word web or print articles
2 x stock photography included
BEGINNERS DRESSMAKING COURSE
10% Discount for the 13-week Beginners & Beyond Dressmaking Course at Fine Feathers Sewing School.
- Aquire a useful skill.
- Make clothing from patterns.
- Work at your own pace, with individual attention in small friendly classes.
- Morning or Evening Classes available.


50% OFF AT OGGI FOR CARNIVAL

Date: 14 April 2018
Time: From 9am onwards
Place: Oggi Activewear Shop, 2nd Avenue Harfield Village
Upcoming Events
WYNBERG FAMILY FESTIVAL
Date: 2 & 3 March 2018
Time: 16: 00 - 12:00
Place: Wynberg Park (Maynardville Park)
You’ll be treated to local vocal groups, DJs and dance performers, all of which will hit the stage throughout the day to provide you with a lekker soundtrack.
Kids will be kept entertained with face painting, fun-fair rides, magicians, and plenty of game. Its bound to be a fun-filled family experience. Find out more here.
VOTERS REGISTRATION WEEKEND
Check and confirm your address at your closest voting station. Find your closest voting station here.
Time: 10 - 11 March | 8AM - 5PM
For more information visit the IEC website by clicking here.
The Harfield Village Carnival returns this year and will be organised by HVCID in conjunction with HVA.

For more information visit the Carnival website and Facebook page.

If you are interested in booking a stall at the Carnival, please e-mail Gillian on stalls@harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za.

RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY 2018

The Friends of Harfield Parks event is an ideal way to spend time on a Sat/Sun morning with the rest of the community cleaning up the area. We hope to see you there.

Click here to view event.


West Side Story
(From 7 March, Tue - Fri 8PM) - Artscape
Cape Town Cycle Tour
(11 March, 6AM - 5:30PM) Cape Town Castle

Women Music Project: Natural Horns & Marimbas
(13 March) - Baxter Theatre
Cape Town Carnival
(17 March, 7PM) - Green Point Fan Walk

The Road to Mecca
(From 27 March, Tue - Fri 8PM) - The Fugard



Wolfie Familie Festival
(1 Jan - 4 March) Various
Woordfees Family Day
(3 March 11:30 till late) Stellenbosch
Piekniek en Musiek
(4 March) Cape Town
Athletix Grand Prix Series
(22 March) Paarl

Spiritfest 2018
(1 - 5 March) Swellendam
Paarl OmmiBerg Round the Rock Festival
(3 March 10AM onwards) - Paarl
Italian Festival Idiom
(3 March) Stellenbosch

Absa Cape Epic
(19 - 26 March) Various

KKNK
(29 March - 4 April) Oudtshoorn



CALL FOR CARNIVAL VENDORS
The Harfield Village Carnival is happening again on Saturday, 14 April 2018.
We already have a wide selection of vendors but there is still space for more. We would love to hear from you if you can offer anything from home décor, vintage, accessories, jewellery, health and wellness, clothing and any other clever idea you may have.
Breads, cheese, olives, pickles and all things braai are welcome. Please contact Gill at stalls@harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za for an application form or log onto our website.


HOUSE/ PET SITTER AVAILABLE
Honest and reliable, animal lover, non-smoking mature widow & local resident available for House and Pet Sitting.
Contact Sharon now on 021-671-1387

SPACE TO LET
Room to let at Ambiente Skin and Body for a therapist or medical practitioner. Please email Ronell for more information ronell@awe.co.za.
POST-GRAD STUDENT LOOKING FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

My experience as a dialect coach for Out of Africa Entertainment, personal assistance at property.co.za, tutor and senior student assistance at the University of the Western Cape has enabled me to achieve teamwork ethics and time management skills. I possess the necessary writing and computer skills as I had to do a lot essay/ research projects for the different courses throughout my university career. I also have gained various administration and communication skills. I am a mature, self-motivated, positive and hardworking individual, who always strives to achieve the highest standard in any given task.

I am interested in the following job opportunities: Data capturing, Research assistance, Admin, Tutoring, Promoter, Babysitting, Waitressing.

Should you wish to consider me, I am available immediately. Please make contact on 0611244959 or yoditzsamuel@gmail.com
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Claremont - Dual Living In Leafy Lynfrae (R4 850 000)
House in Kenilworth - Large, Leafy Garden With Resident Squirrel (R3 100 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R6 200 000)
House in Claremont - Quirky, Charming and Versatile - serious seller, make an offer! (R2 995 000)
House in Claremont - Easy Living with Village Vibe (R2 695 000)
House in Harfield Village - Modern Secure Townhouse Perfection (R2 585 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth - Neat As A Pin - Just Move In (R1 220 000)
Apartment / Flat For Sale in Plumstead - Excellent Investment (R1 150 000)
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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:
  • 11 March - Argus Cycle Race
  • 17 March - St Patrick's Day
  • 30 March - Good Friday
  • 31 March - Human Rights Day & Two Oceans Race

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