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Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village

September 2016
Dear Subscriber
If you missed the latest newsletters view them here.
Spring has sprung! There’s nothing as beautiful as spring….. The trees are boasting fresh new bright green leaves and blossoms. Although there is still a nip in the air one feels more energetic and enthusiastic as the days become longer and warmer.
This month's newsletter is packed with great articles, events as well as news about the 2nd Annual Harfield Village Garden Competition, and we would love you to take part in our Harfield Village VoiceMap Tour Survey.
We love hearing from you, our readers, so please send us feedback:
Last week the Friends of Harfield Parks put out a donation request to raise the last R5000 needed to complete the last section of Hampstead Park’s irrigation system, to water the area under the playground equipment.
The good news is that as a result of the local businesses and community members they have raised enough money to complete the irrigation project. It is scheduled to be installed in the second week of October.
The Friends of Harfield Parks and Norgarb Properties (who donated R1000) along with Heads Properties (R500), are truly grateful to the wonderful residents and business owners in Harfield who so willingly support these projects. In the words of Gail Brown it is “Heart-warming to be a Harfielder!”
Look no further for the perfect family pet!
Rio was surrendered to ARO at a mobile clinic in Mannenberg. He is an absolute delight to be around. He loves everyone, especially kids, and has the most amazing social skills with both people and dogs.
He loves life and his tail is constantly wagging. He even gets on with grumpy alpha dogs. He is playful and really well behaved both off and on the lead.
Rio is extremely affectionate and loves cuddles. If you are looking for hassle-free well-socialised dog, Rio is your guy.
He is about 1.5 years old and is sterilised, chipped and vaccinated. If you are interested in adopting him, please email or call on 0824117922.
Take Our Survey

Are you aware of the audio guided historical Harfield Village Tour?

There is usually a charge to use the app but at a cost of R3000 sponsorship from Norgarb Properties the service has been freely available to anyone wishing to give it go.
The VoiceMap Tour involves an educational stroll around the village using your smart phone and earphones and is cleverly linked to Google Maps which works out your location at any given moment in time. There are numerous other such tours in Cape Town for those interested. For more info on how the tour works please click here……
We are conducting research into public awareness about this tour. For example did you know about it? Have you tried it? We would be very grateful to our readers if they would take a moment to respond to our super quick survey on this.
If you have not taken the approx 20 min stroll yet and would like to, please do and we would welcome your feedback also using the survey questionnaire.
Follow this link to our survey: or click on the button below.
We appreciate your time and effort in contributing to this survey. The stats will be published in the next newsletter.
Take our survey now
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations! The WINNER of our August Newsletter competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties, is Fiona Bodenstein of Harfield Village who has won a voucher from Twigs with Beans to the value of R150.00.
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One lucky reader will WIN 2 Taster Tray vouchers valued at R180. Each voucher entitles the winner to 6 Craft Beer Tasters at Banana Jam Cafe.
Unfortunately, No Take-Away and no under 18's.
T's & C's apply
Michelle Mace is giving away one ticket to her Juice and Smoothie Detox Class which takes place at August Deli on 12 October 2016.
This fantastic prize is valued at R380.00
T's and C's apply.
Please note that the draw takes place on the 4th of October.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
Remember to like our Facebook page! We have well over 1300 fans and our posts are kept up-to-date.
feature articles
Following the progress of ‘Dexter’ the Scottish Wheaten Terrier on the Kenilworth Vetrenary Hospital's FaceBook page?
This month we will be focusing on Canine Atopic Dermatitis (or Atopy) in dogs.
As we are still in the process of diagnosing the possible cause of his symptoms, Atopy is the most likely.
In the news recently (January 2016), the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)’s judgement in the case of The City of Tshwane vs Mitchell, in which the Court clarified the wording of Section 118(3) of the Municipal Systems Act wherein the possibility lies that a property purchaser can held liable for historic debt on a property (ie debts older than two years).
STBB studies this Act and highlights important issues to consider when you are buying or selling a property. Read more here.
As we all know, good nutrition is an important component of a balanced healthy life, but unfortunately we sometimes get lost as to what good nutrition really is!
The basics are easy, eat lots of vegetables and fruit, choose whole grains, eat low fat dairy and lean meat, include healthy plant fats, and avoid processed and junk food.
Are you however accomplishing your weight and health goals? Kim Hofmann goes into more detail in her article, click here to read it.
The Friends of Harfield Parks work tirelessly to maintain and upgrade the four parks.
This month they focus on the Hampstead Park Veggie Garden. The idea behind this garden is that residents can stroll down and pick a few leaves to make a fresh salad or healthy veg pot.
We encourage the diversity of wild life found in the garden (birds, bees, butterflies, ladybirds, chameleons, etc.)
Find out more about this Organic Community Garden as well as memberships and upcoming work parties.
In this newsletter HVCID highlight security issues regarding the latest crime trend which seems to be criminals accessing houses via aluminium windows!
If you have or are considering installing aluminium windows read their article wherein they offer a few tips to consider.
By clicking on the link below, you could get Lyn Staples, Easy Avocado Salad recipe. She is the Norgarb Properties Agent with the winning recipe.
Get the recipe now, by clicking here.
As temperatures start climbing plants are showing new growth and edibles such as vegies begin sprouting.
This is the perfect time to start planting! There is very little as rewarding as to harvest your fresh produce from your very own garden.
Click here to look at the recommended list of plants to be planted this month, thanks to the Patchwork Group.
Animal Rescue Organisation is appealing to the public to please carefully consider the following before purchasing a small animal as a pet.
Small pets such as bunnies (rabbits) and guinea pigs consume as much time and energy as for example dogs and cats.
These small animals are sold by Pet Shops at reasonably cheap prices but make their money by selling all the accessories for these pets. They also tend to assure you that you will purchase two of the same sex but many customers end up with babies a few months later. To have these animals sterilised will cost you as much as it does for a cat. Read the full story here. Currently Animal Rescue Organisation do have many gorgeous, friendly bunnies and guinea pigs up for adoption. So if you are looking to acquire a small pet, please consider adopting a rescue in their care.
Local Harfield Village resident, Madge Gibson, shares and interesting article on the topic of Restraint of Trade Contracts in which she points out important facts that you as employee or employer may not be aware of.
Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre highlights the fact that the sacroiliac joints often cause hip pain.
More likely, a hereditary hip condition such as dysplasia can cause joint pain of the sacroiliac joint, but chronic SIJ subluxations can also be the underlying cause of hip arthritis.
This being said, it is difficult to prove, or disprove for that matter as both are intrinsically part of the pelvis.
Thus a condition in the hip joint itself, can immediately have a knock-on effect on the sacroiliac joint.
new businesses listed
Mabel M Florals is a Premier Wedding Service Provider based in Cape Town that focuses EXCLUSIVELY on LUXURY FLORALS & DECOR DESIGNS.
Each of the designs are crafted with immense focus on detail, using only the finest quality blooms to create lavishly elegant arrangements customised for every occasion. Services include: Bridal bouquets, Floral centre pieces, Flower crowns, corsages and boutonnieres; Design and Print of Wedding stationery; decor design and setup, as well as Wedding and Event Management.
Avily is an industry leader in creating web sites for the Healthcare Industry in South Africa meeting their very specific needs by combining award-winning designs with unparalleled customer service.
Jedi Express ,an International Export and Import Courier Company is based in Harfield Village. The company exports to and imports from all countries.
They offer Door to door service to all major destinations, regional areas and Cross Border Exports and Imports.

Not entirely sure what can be sent overseas, call and enquire – they are pleased to assist.
They can assist with your medication shipments as well as offer advice on customs documentation to make your shipping experience as easy as possible for you.
Michelle Mace a Certified Nutritionist, trained in Human Needs Psychology, a BodyTalk Practitioner and Behaviorial Kinesiologist.
She has worked with staff at large companies like ABSA, Cell-C, UWC, UCT now consults in Cape Town and on Tuesdays in Stellenbosch as well as the greater Helderberg area.
In her career Michelle has been invited to lecture medical students at UCT on wellness and stress practices as well as a module for 3rd year reflexology students.
She has been practising for 15 years now and has also presented workshops in America attended by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch and motivational guru Wayne Dyer.
Michelle will be running a Juice and Smoothie Detox Class next month.
August Deli is a proud local gourmet and boutique Deli specialising in organic, fresh and conscious food while supporting local community development projects.
Pop in for delicious coffee, delectable fresh goodies including daily home bakes, various breads, banting products and an irresistible selection of sweet pastries.
They boast fresh produce daily.
updated businesses
Jasmine & Ginger Milk and Honey Beauty Salon Mannys Fish Shop
Upcoming Events
The Animal Rescue Organisation is hosting a Quiz Night on 30th September 2016.
Book a table now to avoid disappointment. The Organisation is also appealing to companies and individuals who may be able to sponsor prizes for the Quiz night.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the various projects that Animal Rescue Organisation are running to assist animals in need.
Michelle Mace is presenting her Juice and Smoothie Detox Class in Harfield Village at AUGUST DELI on 12 October at 18:30.
The cost for this class is R380 per person.

Click here to find out more and see what others have said about this remarkable class.
Spring is in the air! We are preparing for our second HARFIELD VILLAGE GARDEN COMPETITION again sponsored by Norgarb Properties and Hart Nursery.
Click here for the FOHP Garden Competition Entry Form – please complete and return to Caroline via email at
There are loads of fabulous prizes in all categories.
A wonderful Prize Giving Tea Party for all entrants and winners is to be held!
Join in and become part of the Friends of Harfield Parks garden work parties:
Princes Park Work Party - Saturday 22 October
Purley Park Work Party - Sunday 20 November
Surrey Park Work Party - Sunday 11 December
GARDEN COMPETITION - Sunday 6 November
principals pen
Norgarb Properties would like to welcome, Jeanette Kroon to their sales team.
Jeanette has been in the profession since 1983 and has experience in most areas including commercial, development projects and residential sales. Jeanette’s main focus will be the residential sector of Wynberg.
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
House, Claremont - Victorian gem with a mountain view (R3 850 000) - viewings Tonight 5pm to 6:30pm
House, Wynberg - A cottage with a big heart (R 2 500 000)
Townhouse, Kenilworth - Perfect lock 'n go in the village(R 1 999 000)
Apartment, Claremont - Just move in and enjoy (R 1 175 000)
Apartment, Kenilworth (R 675 000) - under offer
COMING SOON: Sign up for property alerts below to receive information on new releases.
House in Harfield (R3 500 000)
House in Harfield (R2 295 000)
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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
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 -

We hope that you have a wonderful month!