February is known as the month of love. We do hope that you had the opportunity to show fellow members of the community some love during this past month.

Our Christian readers and neighbours have also welcomed their period of Lent. We wish them peace and love during this time.

Soon we will experience the Autumn season bringing with it some much-needed cooler air and beautiful colours. Have a look at some of the events to enjoy before the chillier days approach.

As in the past, this month’s newsletter is filled with many interesting articles, events, newly listed businesses, as well as specials and classifieds. Do have a look at the fantastic prizes available from our generous sponsors, SeaGrill 2nd Avenue by La BohemeSpectacle Warehouse and Vooma VA. As well as all the properties for sale by Norgarb Properties. 

Lent is a six-week period of fasting or self-sacrifice, prayer and charity – observed by Christians each year to prepare for the celebration of Easter. It is a time for personal reflection that prepares people’s hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter.

21 March 1960 – Sharpeville Massacre – That fateful day when 69 people lost their lives and hundreds wounded, when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws.
Today, we commemorate it as Human Rights Day – as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights.

What are Human Rights? South Africa has included indivisible human rights in our own Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. 
The Bill of Rights preserved in our Constitution is the cornerstone of our constitutional and representative democracy. The Constitution as our supreme law means that no laws may be passed that goes against it. The Bill of Rights also comprehensively addresses South Africa’s history of oppression, colonialism, slavery, racism and sexism and other forms of human violations. The Bill of Rights embeds the rights of all people in our country in an enduring affirmation of the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Source: Human Rights Day 2020

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our January Winners:

Gail Brown from Claremontreceives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

John Cunningham from Kenilworth, wins a delicious sit-down meal from Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme worth R500

Crystal Hall from Harfield Village, wins an Admin Voucher from Vooma VA valued at R250.

Monthly Competition


Once again, we thank Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner – An eye test valued at R480! 

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

Sea Grill


Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme, is offering you a chance to win a delicious sit-down meal to the value of R500.

Found on 2nd Avenue in Claremont’s Harfield Village foodie hub, Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme is the epicurean offspring of Sea Point’s Sea Grill restaurant and La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro.


Vooma VA provides remote access to quality administrative support and services.

On offer is an Admin Voucher to the value of R250.

* The voucher is valid for 6 months.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 9 March 2020. 

Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.

Good Luck!

Feature Articles


As a number of Parvovirus cases have recently been reported in and around Cape Town Kenilworth Vet shares information on the reasons vaccinations are an essential part of your pets welfare.

Read the full article here. 


Human Rights Day reminds us of two things – namely the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960, as well as the progress we have made as a nation in achieving human rights for all South Africans.

It is furthermore on this day that we commemorate the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

STBB explains more. Read the full article here. 


Ever thought about using water from your shower, sink or washing machine to water your vegetable patch? It’s amazing how much water you can recycle by doing just this. Obviously only if you use biodegradable products. 

See the March plant list supplied by Patchwork, here.


Shadow & Frankie, Alley & Misty are now ready for their new fur-ever homes. These four little 8/9 week old girls have done really well in foster care.

They have become accustomed to family life with dogs, other cats and humans. They have passed all their health checks and had their first vaccinations.

Shadow and Frankie share a foster home and have provided endless entertainment to the family. Both Alley and Misty are in another foster home together and are a little more chilled than the oher two.

If you would like to meet any of these young ladies please contact Tamsyn on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za.

*Animal rescue Organisation Adoption Rules Apply!


Moving is the big downside of buying a new home. It can be stressful and become a financial burden. Fortunately there are ways to make it easier.

BetterBond explains how. Read the full article here.


With the warmer weather, many are taking to the outdoors to train. It is extremely important to be safe and to ensure personal safety becomes part of your training regime.

Fidelity ADT explains more. Read the full article here. 

New Businesses Listed


Naturally Slate has acquired a reputation as one of the leading specialists in slate roofs in the Cape using both local and imported quality slate. 

Formed in 1987, Naturally Slate has been committed to high quality slate installations for over 25 years.

With a passionate, highly skilled team and an unrivaled work ethic, Naturally Slate has been able to position itself as a leader in slate installation and maintenance in South Africa.

Slate Roofs will enhance the value of any building and come with a 10 year warranty. Contact Naturally Slate on 021 704 1122 or email: info@naturallyslate.co.za.



Fine Feathers Sewing School offers just that and many other aspects in sewing.

Alterations, Re-Modeling your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe are just some of the offerings.

To remodel your wardrobe: 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 set you back only 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.

Another of Sharon’s offerings is “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing in price for the 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, in your own home.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, to beginners and advanced, at a rate of R150 per hour. She is willing to adjust her plan to suit your requirements.

Upcoming Events


Colleena Ceramics invites you to come be creative, have fun and learn new things.

Let the creative juices, which we all have by the way, flow.

Click on the event name below to find out more about the events. 


Book your spot now to avoid dissapointment!


Claremont Ballet School presents “Beauty’s Gifts” – A show for all ages.

It is based on the story of Sleeping Beauty, but has a few twists which inspires laughter and some heartfelt moments.

When: Saturday, 7 March, 11am & 3pm Show
Where: Bergvliet High School
Cost: R75
Contact: Call Jeremy to book (081 413 9881) or buy at the door.

Hope to see you guys there! Find out more here.


The Crazy Store LIghthouse TEN Night Race
4 March: Cape Town 

Cape Town Cycle Tour
8 March: Cape Town

Paint & Sip at Venue D’Aria
15 March: Cape Town 

Cape Town Carnival 2020
21 March: Green Point 

Fish Hoek Beach Clean
28 March: Fish Hoek

For the Kids

SA Kids Golf Tournament March 2020
1 March: Green Point 

Rondevlei – Free Parent & Child Nature Session
14 March: Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Jellybean Junior Dash
22 March: Cape Town 

Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival
27 March: Wynberg 

SpyKids March Madness Nerf Festival
29 March: Cape Town 

Out of Town

SpiritFest 2020
5 March: Swellendam  

Langtafel 2020
6 March: Stellenbosch 

Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective Harvest Celebration
21 March: Stellenbosch  

The Giant Pumpkin Festival
27 March: Heidelberg 



Unfortunately the Oggi Shop will not have their usual annual sale this year. There are however a number of items they are clearing, for example ballet skirts, and ladies gym vests.

Pop in for some great specials!

Principals Pen

Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

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 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za


26 February – 9 April – Lent

21 March: Human Rights Day

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