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March 2016
Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on any of the newsletters you can see them here.
This month we celebrate Human Rights Day as well as Easter, and it is the build up to the annual Harfield Village Carnival where people from all over the greater Cape Town area will descend on our little village.
In this newsletter there are some wonderful articles written by our panel of local business owners. Topics covered are: the selling of puppies on street corners which is in fact animal cruelty; how to add onto your sectional title legally; licence plate recognition cameras in the village; how to check your dog for tumours; what will grow in your garden this month; a very quick and healthy kale salad recipe; and so much more...
For the past 9 years, Norgarb Properties has been the main sponsor of the Harfield Village Carnival and they have again pledged R10 000 to the HVA as a sign of continued commitment to the community in and around the village.
Last year Lew Norgarb interviewed various members of the community to find out how the Carnival came to be, his research is extremely interesting and you can read more about it by clicking here.
Stop off at the Norgarb Properties stand this year and take part in their raffle. All proceeds will go to the Animal Rescue Organisation. If you plan to take part in our raffle complete our survey a little lower down so that we know what we can expect on the day.
Should you wish to donate any prizes for the raffle please pop in at their offices during working hours or email
Madge will spend time in a kennel at the TEARS animal housing facility and experience first hand what the animals feel, see, hear and smell while they are in the kennels.
The Sleepathon is a fund raising initiative to raise as much money as possible (of course). People are invited to sponsor as many hours as they’d like to with an appeal from TEARS that a set minimum of R150 per hour.
In other words, people can make a donation for one hour, or a few people can together contribute an amount to make up the set minimum e.g. 3 friends could each contribute R50.
Lew Norgarb from Norgarb Properties is pledging 12 hours (R1800) and challenges all the local businesses to contribute, even if for only one hour for this great cause.
*** The challenge has been accepted and so far STBB have pledged 3 hours (R450) ***
TEARS is a registered charity (they qualify under section 18A of the Income Tax Act), so contributors can request a tax receipt as their donations are tax deductible.
Madge is appealing to people to sponsor as many hours as possible to assist her in raising as much money for TEARS as possible. One friend has pledged R450 (3 hours) and another R300 (2 hours). She is however excited to receive single hour pledges (R150) as well, as it all adds up.
She is expected to cover a minimum of 12 hours but is hoping to exceed that.
For those who would like to participate, proof of payment should be sent to together with your name and contact details, which will manually added to the fundraising participation form.
Madge has also arranged for two collection points for cash donations:
  • Fatima Brey at Allie’s Cafe on the cnr of Putney & Goldbourne Roads (Kenilworth)
  • Sue Norgarb at Norgarb Properties in 2nd Avenue (Harfield Village)
Madge says “It’s for a very good cause and I’m a huge fan of the incredibly selfless work they do. From a personal perspective I would like to raise the highest number of donations for the event.”
Charlie (grey) and Kelvin (tabby) are ready for their forever homes. They can be homed together or separately.
They are both happy little kittens that are doing well in foster care. They enjoy the company of cats, dogs and are very affectionate.
They are approximately 8 weeks old. If you are able to offer either or both of them a good home, please contact Tamsyn 0824117922 or
Carnival Attendance Results
Thank you to those who responded to our latest survey!
What a positive result 91% of respondents will be attending this year’s Harfield Village Carnival. For those of you still sitting on the fence have a look at our Carnival Page to see what can be expected. We do hope to see you all there.
Will you enter the NP/ ARO Lucky Draw at this years Carnival
We are trying to gauge how many people will enter the Norgarb Properties/ Animal Rescue Organisation Lucky Draw at this years' Harfield Village Carnival!
Prizes are still being arranged, but if the previous years are anything to go by it is hoped that plenty local businesses will contribute and that prizes will be plentiful and of great value. Lucky draw tickets have usually been R10 each (many people enter multiple times) and this is likely to remain the case this year. To view last year’s prizes and winners please click here.
Please click the button below to complete our survey!
Please remember that all proceeds go to assisting the Animal Rescue Organisation improve the lives of and deliver medical care to animals in need.
Enter the Lucky Draw at the Animal Rescue Organisation stall outside the Norgarb Properties office at the Carnival.
The Norgarb Properties team of Lew Norgarb, Lyn Staples and Andre Ter Morshuizen (Harfield, Kenilworth & Claremont agents) feel so strongly about this cause that they have again agreed to pledge that collectively they will match up to a maximum of R5,000 of monies the community donates to the ARO.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of the February Newsletter competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties:
Michele Logan of Plumstead won the A4 Notebook Gift Set from Carte-Blanche
Shaun Bosch, Retha le Grange and Svetlana Doneva all from Harfield Village each won a Beer Bucket with Striped Horse Beer from Fat Harry's
Juliane O'Hagan of Plumstead won a breakfast for 2 from Harfield Guest Villa
Glenda McClean of Harfield Village won an A3 Canvas print from Ink Station in Palmyra Junction
Paul Bezuidenhout of Harfield Village and Lucille Smith of Kenwyn have each won a voucher from Knead in Palmyra Junction
Lindsay Jolly of Harfield Village and Eilidh Venning of Kenilworth have each won a shopping voucher from Rosmead Superspar
Lauren Oosthuizen of Harfield Village has won a free eye test from Spectacle Warehouse South Africa in Access Park.
Rosmead Superspar Ink Station Palmyra Junction Spectacle Warehouse Carte Blanche
Knead Fat Harry's Harfield Guest Villa
Norgarb Properties
Win a luxury breakfast for 2 at Harfield Guest Villa to the value of R200!
This fabulous prize includes a scrumptious buffet comprising of croissants, fruit salad and various assortments, as well as a choice from the extensive cooked breakfast menu! Bottomless tea, coffee and fruit juice are also on offer.
*Voucher can be redeemed for any day of the week.
Please call at least 24 hours in advance to book your table.
Win a meal voucher to the value of R250 from Home Bar!
Situated in the heart of 2nd Avenue this friendly and hospitable meeting place, is divided into a smoking and non-smoking section and boasts an outside veranda where one can view the "comings and goings" of the village.
The restaurant has a small but varied menu filled with firm favourites as well.
Rosmead Superspar are giving away two vouchers to the value of R250 each in this months' competition. These vouchers can be spent at Rosmead Superspar during trading hours.
If you are having trouble clicking on our "Enter competitions here" button please cut and paste the following link into your browser to enter the competitions:
The draw takes place on the 31 March 2016. 
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles
Last month Kenilworth Vet looked at some of the common benign tumours that can affect your dog's skin.
This month we are warned about the most common malignant tumours in your four-legged friend.
Click here to read the complete article.
STBB explain exactly how to go about it!
In many ways, sectional title ownership is more complex than full title ownership. The reasonbeing that when a purchaser purchases a sectional title property, he/ she becomes part of a closed community which is governed by certain legislation (the Sectional Titles Act) and rules that govern the interests of all the owners. Common law rules relating to neighbour law are also applicable.
For example, where an owner wishes to extend his/her unit, be it by way of extending into the hallway adjacent to the apartment or by enclosing the balcony, it generally impacts on the rights of all owners and comprises red tape than is often understood. Read more here.
Kim Hofmann knows that Easter can be a very tempting time for those of us that are trying to eat well and stay healthy.
In her article this month she shares some tips on better choice treats and healthier options as well as how to avoid the bad choices. Click here to read more.
Selling puppies on the streets is a CRIME!
This month Princeton Armed Response takes a closer look at puppy trafficking and provides options for members of the community to take action to prevent this kind of criminal activity in and around our village.
This month the HVCID share information about the proposed licence plate recognition cameras for Harfield Village as well as a handy home safety check-list from the Community Police Forum.
They will have a stall at the Harfield Village Carnival this year where visitors can stand a chance to WIN a R5 000 alarm system or an alarm system upgrade courtesy of ADT Security!
Looking for a quick and healthy salad recipe? This super contribution from Lyn, is exactly what you need.
Click here to see her Massaged Kale Salad and you'll see why she is the Norgarb Properties Agent with the winning recipe!
Gabriella from the Patchwork Group has a sincere request for spare seedling trays and seeds for her to start growing seedlings to donate to the HVA carnival this year. All proceeds go to Friends of Harfiled Village Parks who beautify of our village.
Click here to see what you should be growing and harvesting at this time of the year.
Annette Miller from The Working Life offers some much needed practical advice to parents with children in grade 9.
Assisting in the selection of subject choices; Considering what your child is interested in; What their career goals are and what their strengths are.
This can be daunting but click here for some guidance.
Animal Rescue Organisation will be joining Norgarb Properties at their stall at the Harfield Village Carnival on 2nd April 2016.
Please pop by and support us at the Norgarb Properties stall.
ARO will have a variety of awesome goodies for sale including some great treats for your much loved pets.
  • Support us by entering our raffle and stand to win great prizes.
Animal Rescue Organisations relies on donated goods to raise funds. ARO has 3 shops that needed to be kept fully stocked. We accept all donations from clothing, shoes, toys, books, working appliances and furniture.
We can collect. Please call our office on 021 3965511 and speak to Chantal.
ARO will gladly accept donations at the Harfield Village Carnival. Prior to the Carnival, donations can be dropped off with Michelle at Norgarb Properties during office hours.
Pet food, beds, flea and tick products and especially collars and leads are needed for our clinic work.
Please email should you need any further information.
new businesses listed
Albion School of Highland Dancing offers Highland lessons for boys and girls aged 4 years and older. A lively alternative to other dance styles like ballet, Highland dancing is enormous fun, great fitness with muscle control as well as discipline. Beginners of all ages welcome.
Younger dancers do music and movement and learn basic movements before advancing on to learning the sword dance, the Highland fling, sailor's hornpipe, Irish jig and others. You do not need to be Scottish to learn Highland dancing!
Teacher qualified and registered with the Official Scottish Board of Highland Dancing. Albion offers an oppourtunity to do exams, compete at Scottish Gatherings and partake in choreography.
Classes currently offered in Claremont (East Claremont Congregational Church, Craven Hall, Franklin Road, entrance) and Pinelands (Pinelands Congregational Church, Nerine Avenue). Contact for class schedules. Classes are R50.00 a class.
The first two classes are free.
Nick from Dotcoza Design models, textures and renders just about anything.
He has done work for Architects, property developers, advertising agencies, product development teams, coffee shops, packaging design companies and a host of private individuals who have wanted to see what something will look like before going to the expense of building it or developing it.
Read more about his business here.
Natural Pet are dog food specialists who have created a unique raw dog food comprised of only the finest free range chicken with seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Their product is far superior to dog pellets as it is free of fillers and preservatives.
It is a fact that dogs fed on a raw diet have shinier coats, whiter teeth and are also less prone to illnesses.
Natural Pet dog foods are freshly prepared and frozen sealing in the goodness and nutrition, ready for you to simply defrost and feed to your favourite four legged family member.
They have been around since October 2015 and their food is priced from as little as R32.50 per kilogram.
Natural Pet offer FREE DELIVERY in Harfield Village.
Excel Answers is a freelance, home based service to the business community and private individuals that offers Excel solutions for compiling new Excel data workbooks, maintaining and updating current workbooks and student projects.
Danie from Excel Answers is your go to guy should you need pivot tables and graphs based on new or existing data.
All project information is designed to a client’s requirement and treated confidentially.
Contact Excel Answers for reasonable hourly or project rates.
updated businesses
Lyndsay Theron The Avenue Restaurant and Grill Heartwood Trees
Home Sit Cape Town Dance Link
Upcoming Events
The annual Harfield Village Carnival is around the corner and we’d love you to join us on the day!
  • There’ll be lots of exciting entertainment throughout the day with acrobats, parades, brass bands and musicians!!
We have a huge variety of excellent quality stalls selling just about everything your heart desires – from jewellery, trinkets, home décor and soft furnishings, funky clothing, home-made crafts, speciality foods, a wide variety of plants, mementoes, gifts, and so much more!! Please bring loads of cash and enjoy the day with us. Snapscan will also be available at some stalls.
The restaurants will be offering delicious food and drinks and extended seating has been arranged.
The Kids’ Area will again be in Wesley Street with all sorts of entertainment!
This year we’re using Purley Park for the acoustic music performed by up-and-coming artists.
See you there!
Local resident Madge Gibson will be taking part in the TEARS SLEEPATHON on 2 April 2016.
The Sleepathon is a TEARS initiative to raise funds to change the lives of desperate dogs and cats in the Southern Peninsula.
Madge understands that at present some of these animals are suffering from an act of violence, illness, injury and neglect. And she wants to make a difference.
Help her to help them!
It is the FINAL opportunity to register to VOTE in the upcoming municipal elections.
So check the voters roll to see if you are registered and if not find out where your closest registration station is and head on down there on the 9th or 10th of April and register to vote.
You will need: your green barcoded ID and maybe take some snacks, sunblock and water just in case the lines are a little long.
The only way to make yourself heard in a democracy is to vote for the party that best represents your views, and you need to be registered to vote so don’t miss this last opportunity to register.
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If you would like to know what your property is worth or thinking of selling? Please contact us for a free valuation - no obligation at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120
Lew Norgarb: Harfield Village - 082 894 1004 or
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or
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