As South Africans, we’ve all been facing new challenges as measures are put in place to curb the spread of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As Autumn approaches, so does Easter which may be very different this time during COVID-19. We hope families use this time to reflect, giving in to more family time. While we are living in an unprecedented time, Harfield Village Online is committed to continue to bring monthly newsletters to our residents and neighbours.

This month’s newsletter is, once again filled with great articlescompetition prizes with a total value of R1,090, things to do with the kids during Lockdown, specials, all of which are thanks to our regular contributors. Also in this newsletter are new and updated business listings as well as the latest properties for sale from Norgarb Properties, our sponsors.

Corona Virus

Message from Lew Norgarb – COVID-19

It’s been nearly a week since South Africa entered into COVID-19 Lockdown and surely it’s been a challenging time for everyone. Schools have closed, most businesses in the Village have shut doors and regular routines have been broken. But communities certainly have come together in the fight against this Pandemic. We thank all those residents and neighbours who have been adhering to the Lockdown Regulations and encourage you all to continue to #StayHome.

It isn’t easy to suddenly have to make these drastic changes, but given the scary statistics we are faced with, the more we follow the measures put in place, the sooner we can heal and get through this challenging time. We commend the businesses that have closed, and some that continue to work in the background. We understand the financial implications this may have but when this is all over, we wish your business prosperity and success.

To our residents and neighbours who will be celebrating Easter – while this may be a very different Easter, not being able to spend time with family and friends, Easter symbolizes the renewal of life. We wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness.

Last week, Norgarb Properties sent a notification to all its clients and business partners and wish to share the same with you.

Our offices are closed until further notice regarding COVID-19 Regulations. However, our Team continues to work remotely.

Our landline number will not be available during this time, but you can call us on our office mobile number on 082 297 2970 for any queries. You can also contact our agents directly on their mobile numbers, which are listed on our website at www.norgarbproperties.co.za.

We appreciate the co-operation and understanding of our clients during this challenging time.

Take Care and Be Safe.

With South Africa in Lockdown, not everything needs to be doom and gloom. We have amazing members of our community that have been working to help people in need. There are great activities to keep the little ones busy at home. And we still have some essential businesses that are open and operating in The Village. Let’s join together (from a distance) and support each other in this challenging time.

We highlight some of the stories, activities and updates from local businesses!

HARFIELD RESIDENTS RESPOND TO OUTBREAK

Harfield Village is rallying to support society’s most vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Harfield Village Association (HVA) donated nearly 200 large bars of soap to U-Turn charity centre for the homeless in Imam Haron Road on Monday March 23, after getting a discount on the soap from a Claremont store.

HVA chairman James Fernie said: “This is just the beginning; we will look at all avenues to help all people in the community.”

Read the full article in the Southern Suburbs Tatler here.

THE DELI CAFE IS OPEN!

We are an Essential Services Food Store in the heart of Harfield Village. Our essentials products include: fruit and veg, eggs, milk, bread and basic essentials. We have products for those who are gluten intolerant and sugar-free, natural shampoos and soaps.

We’ve chosen to stay open and supply the Villagers who have been so good to us and supported us. Thank you to our regulars who always support us.

Here are our hours and what we have available. Please feel free to WhatsApp an order through for quick and easy collection: 0829022109 or elsepelton65@gmail.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 8:30am – 4:00pm OR 5:00pm depending on demand
SATURDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm
SUNDAY: Closed

THE VILLAGE CAFE IS TRADING!

The Village Cafe on 1st Avenue is certified to trade. Please note that for our safety and yours, only 2 customers will be allowed instore at one time, and using the hand sanitizer provided is essential.

We stock basic grocery and food items as well as other essentials such as electricity, airtime, gas, wood, soaps, pet food, snacks, cleaning products etc.

If you would like to limit your time outside, please message us if you would like to place a collection order. We will confirm the available stock and prepare it in advance for you to pick up if you wish. You can message your shopping list on WhatsApp to 081 433 8747.

Please let us know if we can assist in any other way during the lockdown. Stay safe and healthy, let’s get through this together! Thanks for giving us love.

URGENT NOTICE: OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 

Our armed response officers are on duty during the 21-day lockdown period. Some of our back-office and admin support services are scaled back, but we have put contingency measures in place to keep all our staff safe and healthy. Our commitment to keep you safe remains unchanged, and we will work with the various law enforcement agencies across the country during this lockdown period.

Our internal COVID-19 joint operations centre is on duty 24/7, and can be contacted on 086 100 0374 or via email on COVID19@fidelity-services.com

COVID-19 FAKE NEWS REPORTING

Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Disaster Management Act

Electronic Communications Services Licensees, OTTs and ISPs that provide linear and non-linear services bears the responsibility to remove fake news related to COVID-19 from their platforms immediately after identified as such.

What is Fake News?
“Fake News” means statements made with the intention to deceive as contemplated in the Disaster Management Regulations, 2020

Read the Full Statement Here

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Every effort being made to clear refuse collection backlog, says City

The City of Cape Town assures residents that every effort is being made to maintain delivery of basic services despite the threat posed by Covid-19.

This comes from Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services, Xanthea Limberg.

“We have taken every legal step available to address the backlog in refuse collections and have procured the services of two private contractors to assist with collections.

Read the full article here

MZANSI MARATHON LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE – 42KM OVER 21 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN

Here’s something to help you maintain you sanity during what will inevitably be a difficult period of “lockdown”. Sign up and run the Mzansi Marathon Lockdown Challenge. You have 3 weeks of “Lockdown” to get it done (Not that you’ll need that much time to get it done).

There will be awesome medals and T-Shirts available (Only for delivery in SA). They’re almost certainly going to become collector’s items as hopefully, this will be a once in a lifetime event for most of us.

All the proceed will be going to the Solidarity Fund to help our fellow South Africans.

FOR THE KIDS

One of the many challenges faced during lockdown, is keeping the kids busy and entertained. We’ve listed some links of exciting activities and things to do with the kids during this time.

9 best apps that stimulate kids’ brains
Most kids will have a little (or a lot) more screen time than they normally would, especially if parents need to work. Thankfully there are many cool online resources that stimulate kids’ brains.

Things To Do With Kids
Guide to Covid-19 – How to thrive these 4 weeks with 100+ activities!

Read or listen to books
Free audio books for people of all ages are available on Audible

Mindset
A learning platform of creative and inspiring videos to support learning in a range of subjects.

Siyavula
An education technology organisation providing high school maths and science practice questions and free online books for students.

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our February Winners:

–  Allengary Naicker from Claremont receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

Andrew Thomson from Kenilworth wins a delicious sit-down meal from Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme worth R500

–  Elise Farley from Harfield Village wins an Admin Voucher from Vooma VA valued at R250.

Monthly Competition

WIN AN EYE TEST VALUED AT R480

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

ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL VALUED AT R500

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.

WIN A 50% DISCOUNT 

Gas Appliance Centre is offering a 50% discount on your next purchase of a 9kg gas refill valued at approximately R110.

Gas Appliance Centre services gas heaters and fire places. They deliver within the radius of Norgrarb Properties area, and should you be selling your home, they are able to assist with the certificates of compliance.

Stand a chance to win your share of prizes valued at R1,090.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 8 April 2020. 

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

Good Luck!

Feature Articles

APPLYING FOR A “VERLORE AKTE”

The procedure in applying for a copy of a lost title deed or morgage bond (“verlore akte”) is that an advertisement needs to be placed in the local newspaper in which the property is located. 

STBB explains more here.

Following the announcement from our President Cyril Ramaphosa of a 21-day lockdown STBB has advised various changes.

Read the full Newsflash here.

THE MARATHON SERIES

The question foremost in a runners mind is, what do I eat when training for an ultra-marathon?

Training for any marathon including the comrades is hard work and dedication to the training schedule. Endless hours of training either on the road or gym – you need strength, endurance and stamina, as well as good nutrition and hydration.

Kim Hofmann Explains more here.

APRIL IN THE GARDEN

Slowly the temperatures drop in the early mornings and late afternoon/evenings. A good time to start mulching for the winter season.

Patchwork shares the April Plant List, see it here. 

4 LESSONS TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY

Financial education is complex. It is an emotional subject but one that requires understanding to manage it well. Finances are complex, however BetterBond explains more about its complexities here. 

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During these uncertain times, supporting you remains our priority. BetterBond is open for business to help you make your dream of homeownership come true.

FREEDOM AND FREE WILL, THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND IT ALL

As South Africans celebrate Freedom Day. What can we learn from neuroscience in relation to freedom and free will?

Read the full article here. 

Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. 

Dr Samantha Brooks

FIDELITY SERVICES GROUP TIGHTENS UP PRECAUTIONS & SERVICE (COVID-19)

The health and safety of all South Africans is a top priority during the current national state of disaster.

The Fidelity Services Group has taken a number of decisive steps to ensure the safety of employees and customers during this challenging time.

See the full Fidelity ADT article here.

New Businesses Listed

JION MARTIAL ARTS

We teach Traditional Shotokan Karate, Sports Karate, Taebo, Kickbox Bootcamp, Cardio Karate, Self Defence and Anti Bullying to adults and children of all ages.

Jion Martial Arts

Karate is known for its ability to teach determination, respect, self-control and discipline. Our Karate and Cardio Kick Box Bootcamp classes are the best in the southern suburbs as it does not only help everyone to get fit and shape up or lose weight or lose bodyfat but also empowers women and children by teaching them self defence that works on the street. We are walking distance away from Cavendish Square in Claremont and very accessible to areas such as Rondebosh, Rondebosh East, Kenilworth, Constantia, Wynberg and Bishops Court.

Contact: Sensei Dirk Ackerman | Cell: 084 515 4722 | Emailinfo@jion.co.za

Updated Businesses
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DOES YOUR WARDROBE NEED RE-MODELING

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.

Colleena Ceramics offers a relaxed, creative environment for beginners and more advanced potters to experience the wonders of working with clay. I run classes from a beautiful garden studio, where I guide you in hand-building, sculpture, coiling, slab work and functional moulding.

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL PLATTER DECORATING EVENINGS, ADULT CERAMIC CLASSES AND KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

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CONSULTATION TIMES HAVE CHANGED

Kenilworth Vet would like to inform you all that their consultation times have changed and are now open at the following times:

Monday – Friday: 8am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 12pm & 5pm – 6pm.

They are unfotunately no longer open on Sundays or Public Holidays. 

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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

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

2 April – World Autism Awareness Day

7 April – World Health Day

10 April – Good Friday

13 April – Family Day

22 April – Earth Day

27 April – Freedom Day

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