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Your guide to whats happening in and around harfield Village

Your guide to whats happening in and around harfield Village

Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
Autumn is slowly creeping up upon us, the surrounding greenery is gradually turning into beautiful browns, yellows and reds. The duration of daylight has become noticeably shorter and the temperature is starting to cool down.
Our water saving is paying off the latest update of the water map shows that 203 000 households have achieved dark green dots. Read the full report here.
A reminder that the 2018 Harfield Village Carnival is around the corner so save the date!
This month's newsletter is packed with interesting articles, wonderful specials from Ambiente and The Oggi shop, a great tip from Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent, local events and loads more.
Fine Feathers Sewing School shares an article about capsule clothing for autumn, read it now. Winter will soon be here and hopefully bring some much needed rain.
Easter is also just around the corner, so best get those Easter eggs ready! Kim Hoffman shares some yummy healthy Easter nibbles ideas, see them here. The City of Cape Town has launched it's Easter Safety Plan read more about it here.
Should you have any comments or suggestions please email admin@harfield-village.co.za - We love hearing from you.
The 2018 Harfield Village Carnival is around the corner!

Organised by HVCID (Harfield Village Community Improvement District) in conjunction with HVA (Harfield Village Association), most of the funds raised from the Carnival will be allocated to purchase much-needed security cameras for the Village.

For more information visit our website here.

Date: 14 April 2018
Entry: FREE
Time: 9am - Late (9am – 5pm stalls and food trucks, 9am – 11pm restaurants and entertainment)
The Harfield Village Carnival has been running for years and is held along the length of Second Avenue, which supports local businesses and restaurants. Having grown year on year it is a landmark event enjoyed by not only the locals but the general public too.
There is a wide mix of traders, and food trucks from delicious eats and craft beer to home décor, clothing, informal traders and live music in the form of DJ's, dancers and bands. There is a designated kids area that will have activities running throughout the day. The HVCID (Harfield Village Community Improvement District) is running a raffle and there will be a photo booth and jukebox, here is a map to give you an idea of what the layout will be.
Click on the links to see more on the history of this event and some photos of past carnivals as well as a very interesting video about the event and sponsors Norgarb Properties.

Hope to see you all there!
FREE GOODIE BAG! (while stocks last!)

ATTENTION ALL CARNIVAL GOERS……

NORGARB PROPERTIES HAS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SHOPPING BAGS WITH SURPRISE GIFTS FOR OUR READERS ON CARNIVAL DAY!

To qualify our readers are requested to collect their goodie bag (ideally before 1pm) from the NORGARB stand (opposite Thai World Restaurant) but don’t forget to quote the SECRET CODE words which are “HARFIELD IS LEKKER”

Fidelity ADT and the Animal Rescue Organisation will be next to the Norgarb stand.
JOEY NEEDS A HOME
This little darling is ready for a forever home. Joey is a calm, soft-natured boy who loves to cuddle. He adores people and gets on brilliantly with other dogs and cats. He is a whippet X and he will make your heart smile. Joey is sterilised, vaccinated and chipped so he is good to go.
If you have space in your heart and home, please consider adopting this little angel by contacting Tamsyn from the Animal Rescue Organisation on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za
ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION @ THE 2018 HARFIELD VILLAGE CARNIVAL
The Animal Rescue Organisation will be selling lots of goodies to raise funds including pet treats, t-shirts and lovely gifts.

They welcome any donations be it cash, pet food, unwanted pet items, or even bric-a-brac which they in turn sell at their charity shops to raise money for their very worthy cause.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our February Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.

- Jane Threadgold from Kenilworth, receives a free eye test to the value of R365 from Spectacle Warehouse.
- Lisa Connellan from Kenilworth, receives a free consultation and lactic acid peel from Dr Jaco Vorster at Ambiente Skin & Body.
- Heather Hopton from Claremont, receives an organic whole-foods hamper from The Urban Farmer.
- Jonathan Du Bois from Harfield Village, receives a hamper to the value of R250 from CCTV Surveillance.
- Roche Crafford from Harfield Village, receives a voucher to the value of R300 from SaveH2O.
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 SECURITY CONSULTATION AND A MENS/ LADIES FRAGRANCE @ R1000
This month, newly listed company NuTeck Security Solutions, supplier of quality alarm, CCTV and home automation equipment is giving one lucky reader a free security consultation as well as a mens/ ladies fragrance valued at almost R1000.
* T's and C's
WIN A MEAL VOUCHER @ R250
Ragamuffin is a cozy curry restaurant, tucked away in Mains Avenue, between Noyes Pharmacy and the Post Office.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11h00 to 21h00, you can choose to sit in or take out! They do not sell alcohol, but you may BYOB without a corkage charge.
This month they are giving one lucky reader a R250 meal voucher.
* T's and C's
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on 9 April 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
RINGWORM
What is it, how does it spread and how do we treat it?
Ringworm is not caused by a ‘worm’ but is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of skin, hair and nails. It is caused by a specific group of fungi known as the dermatophytes.

There are various types of dermatophytes, the most common is Microsporum Canis which is spread between animals and from animal to human causing ringworm in cats, dogs and humans. Kenilwoth Vet explains more here.
HEALTHY EASTER NIBBLES
Easter has become a time of overindulgence with stores stocking shelves and shelves of Easter treat options. We all know we can have the occasional treat but shouldn't overdo it. Why do we continue buying too many treats and overindulging?
Kim Hoffman shares on how to make delicious, enjoyable homemade Easter treats. Click here for her ideas and recipes.
HARFIELD VILLAGE NEEDS YOU
The environment has been proven to influence our behaviour and thinking patterns and living near or commuting through the visual rubbish bin, that has become the norm for our railway line, seems a poor way for people to start and end their working day or gain entrance into our neighbourhood.
In 2002 over 200 trees were planted from Harfield right through to Kenilworth station, to beautify the area. And in 2012 what has now become an Annual Harfield Railway Clean-up was started on the 1st Sunday in May.
The Friends of Harfield Parks are looking for volunteers from the community to arrive at Kenilworth Station armed with black bags and gloves – and sturdy walking shoes, no open sandals to join us for this worthy cause. We will all arrive at Harfield Station 2 hours later leaving behind a clean and neat section of railway line.
Should you not be able to attend please consider donating funds for about 15 labourers employed on the day to assist with weed eating, branch chopping, collecting and delivering the bags to the collection point.
Read more about this year's annual railway clean-up here.
10 WAYS TO SECURE YOUR HOME
Having security measures in place is not enough! It is imperative that you have a ‘’back up’’ plan should your security measures fail. Take time and sit down with your family, discuss this important aspect of home security and plan a simple routine to secure your home.
Because home safety should be one of your top priorities, HVCID (Harfield Village Community Improvement District) shares 10 ideas that you should do to help secure your home.
FILLET STEAK TIP
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares a tip that she heard on Cape Talk radio station. The caller stated that it was absolutely delicious.
Cover your fillet steak with marmite and then add either dry or moist mustard. Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
 
APRIL IN THE GARDEN
It is still possible to grow your own food, even with under 50L per person per day. It just means growing in smaller quantities and to take better care of what we're planting and when. Going against the natural cycles and seasons uses more resources, including water.

To read about tips and check the list of plants which can be grown in April supplied by Patchwork, click here.
IRP 5'S AND EMP501'S
What is EMP501? This is the Annual Reconciliation of all salaries and wages paid to your staff whether permanent, temporary or contract. It is both PAYE and UIF that you have deducted from everyone.
ASBESTOS - TO USE OR NOT TO USE?
Asbestos is a fibrous material that was popular in the building industry in the early 1900’s. Asbestos occurs naturally and is useful to create products that are extremely durable and resistant to corrosion and weathering.
BUY SMALLER AND BUY SOONER
First-time buyers typically need to save for at least three years to afford the deposit on a home. With the VAT and fuel price increases announced in this year’s Budget it is going to make it even more difficult for first-time home owners.

“And as home prices continue to rise, they may feel like they are never going to afford to buy a home especially since they will also need cash to pay bond registration, legal and transfer fees,” says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s biggest bond originator. BetterLife explains more here.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
CONDOM USE
A recent study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has revealed that the use of condoms in South Africa has declined since 2012. Using condoms is essential in reducing the risk of sexually-transmitted diseases, such as HIV, and preventing unwanted pregnancy. Click here for the full article by Dr Samantha J. Brooks.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
CAPSULE CLOTHING FOR AUTUMN
Seasoned Capetonians know that the only way to survive our temperamental weather is by dressing in layers.
As the seasons are gradually changing we begin preparing for autumn and winter, and as the cooler weather approaches we begin to dress, once again, in layers. Fine Feathers Sewing School explains Capsule Clothing.
new businesses listed
INHARMONY SOLUTIONS
inHarmony Solutions is South Africa’s leading expert in smart home/office and sound & vision solutions, using Z-Wave as its backbone.Purchase the best smart equipment directly or contact inHarmony Solutions for a custom installation.
They also distribute connected space devices and provide training to existing resellers, installers and distributors; such as electricians and security installers. Read more here.
NUTECK SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Nuteck is an established business with the intention to provide a wide variety of the best quality and top of the line equipment at the most affordable prices with regards to alarm equipment, CCTV and home automation equipment.

They are more than willing to come out to site and provide a free and quick quotation by an experienced sales representative. Click here to read more.
RAGAMUFFIN CURRY

From its beginnings at the Blue Bird Market in Muizenberg, to its new location next to Noyes Pharmacy in Mains Avenue.

Ragamuffin Curry offers an eclectic array of delicious foods to eat in or take out, for lunch or dinner also catering for vegans and vegetarians.

They offer mild traditional curries, as well as some more adventurous options. You will also be able to get your Durban curry fix and Tuesdays are bunny chow days!

There is no alcohol for sale but you can BYOB without a corkage charge. Find out more about Ragamuffin Curry here.
FREE MANICURE WITH EVERY PEDICURE
Cormelite Afrika from Ambiente is offering a FREE mini manicure valued at R230 with every booking for a 60-minute pedicure between 26 March and 7th April.
Phone/WhatsApp Cormelite directly for this special on 0827384003.
FREE MANICURE OR BACK MASSAGE
Jessie from Ambiente is offering the following specials from 26 March to 7th April.
- Book a 60 minute pedicure and get a mini manicure valued at R230 FREE.

- Book a 60 minute ENVIRON facial and get a FREE 20 min back massage valued at R450.

Phone/WhatsApp Jessie directly for this special on 0769112382.
ANNUAL 50% SALE AT OGGI ACTIVEWEAR
Oggi Activewear is your one-stop shop for all your yoga, dancewear, swimwear and active gear. In April Oggi is hosting its annual sale, it is a great opportunity to purchase locally produced quality products at discounted prices.
Sale Dates: 6 - 18 April 2018
Place: Oggi Activewear Shop, 2nd Avenue Harfield Village
 
Upcoming Events
ANNUAL RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY

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

Date: 6 May 2018
From: Kenilworth to Harfield Village Station
Bring: Black Bags, Gloves, Sunblock, Wind breakers, No-open shoes.

Click here to view event.
TRAVEL WRITING COURSE
Hit the road to adventure and creativity on this course run by James Bainbridge, a Lonely Planet author with 15 years' experience.
We'll cover everything from research techniques and honing your prose to media industry insights and selling your stories, with inspiration from passages by great travel writers.
Booking is essential as places are limited. Details below.

WHERE: Callow House, opp Christ Church, Richmond Rd, Upper Kenilworth (near Kenilworth train station)
WHEN: Mon 7th May - Fri 11th May, 10am-noon daily
COST: R1000 per person; R500 deposit payable on booking
CONTACT: jamesbains.travel@gmail.com, 073 335 1196
Woof Project - (1 - 29 April) V&A Waterfront
Puppet Guy - (3 - 4 April) Baxter Theatre
Cape Getaway Show - (6 - 8 April) Somerset West
Tuning the Vine 2018 - (11 April - 13 June) Cape Town
Summer Sessions - Jimmy Nevis - (29 April) V&A Waterfront
Free Astronomy Outreach - (24 Feb - 15 Dec) V&A Waterfront
Tales of Little Grey Rabbit- (29 March - 9 April) Artscape
Easter time at the V&A Waterfront - (31 March - 8 April) V&A Waterfront
Peppa Pig Live in SA - (6 - 8 April) CTICC
Shakespeare Schools Festival SA- (19 - 21 April) Artscape
Pinotage & Biltong Festival - (14 - 15 April) Paarl
Vergenoegd Pizza & Wine Festival - (21 - 22 April) Stellenbosch
Afrikaburn - (23 - 29 April) Tankwa
SA Cheese Festival - (27 - 29 April) Stellenbosch
principals pen
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Lynfrae - Dual Living in Leafy Lynfrae (R4 850 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Claremont Upper - All The Space And Charm Of Yesteryear (R4 200 000) - Under Offer
House in Harfield Village - Be The Host & Impress Your Friends! (R3 395 000)
House in Claremont Village - Special Home With Child-friendly Garden (R2 695 000)
House in Harfield Village - Modern Secure Townhouse Perfection (R2 495 000)
Apartment / Flat in Plumstead - Modern 2 Bedroom In Small Secure Block (R1 195 000)
COMING SOON:
Harfield – Full of charm and character - 2 bed cottage with secure under-cover parking. (Price still to be confirmed)
Harfield - Totally unique, very secure, 1 bed cottage with private garden and loads of parking! (R1 695 000)
Harfield – A total must see! Drop dead gorgeous 2 bed, 1 study cottage in great position. Garage, plus additional secure parking (R2 695 000)
Harfield - Great position in sought after street offering a lot! 3 beds, 2 baths, private garden, open plan living a good security! (R2 695 000)
Harfield – Absolute stunner! 3 beds, 3 baths, 1 study, additional separate granny flat, great entertainment area, pool, deck, garage plus secure parking x 3 more cars! Ready to just move in. (R3 900 000)
Harfield – A piece of paradise for the distinguished buyer. We hope to bring you something rather special! 3 beds, 2 baths, and the kind of modern living flow that dreams are made of. Pool, garden, garage and additional secure parking – Approx (R4 200 000)
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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:
1 April - Easter
2 April - World Autism Awareness Day / Family Day
27 April - Freedom Day
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