How time flies –

As the temperatures start to drop both early mornings and in the evenings we are reminded of the approaching winter season while we still enjoy lovely warm autumn days.

We trust and hope that everyone stays healthy during this trying time and warm as the cold season approaches.

One again this month’s newsletter is packed with great articles, competition prizes valued at over R2,400, and specials, all of which are thanks to our regular contributors. 

New and updated business listings are also displayed in this newsletter as well as the latest properties for sale from Norgarb Properties, our sponsors.

Norgarb Properties concludes its first “Lockdown Sale”

Team Norgarb is incredibly proud to have concluded their very first Lockdown Sale for the Harfield Village area. 

This indicates that despite the Coronavirus Pandemic and restrictions placed on Estate Agents, there is still some movement in the market place especially if a property is priced correctly. We would like to reassure our current and future sellers that we continue to receive daily enquiries on our listings – a most positive sign that properties situated in the Southern Suburbs (our area of expertise) can still be viewed as an excellent return on investment.

LIST YOUR HOME WITH US

When you put your property on the market, you want it sold. And you don’t want it to take forever.  Are you ready to work with an agency that exemplifies true results?

We understand the real estate market and we’ve mastered the art of showing and marketing a home. Give us a call on 082 894 1004 and let our experience work for you.

With Lockdown Level 4 in effect and many returning to work this week, there has been much confusion as to what is allowed and what is still not permitted. With restrictions slightly relaxed, South Africans are encouraged to still prioritise the fight against Covid-19. This includes washing hands regularly, wearing a mask when going out for essential goods, work or medical treatment and practising social distancing.

Here is a list of what you can and cannot do under level 4 lockdown:

what is allowed
what is not allowed
Online shopping
ONLINE SHOPPING IN AND AROUND THE VILLAGE

Many of the local businesses in and around Harfield Village are now either delivering safely and conveniently to your home or are offering click and collect online shopping services.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the businesses offering these services.

Watch our Facebook Page for daily updates as more businesses open their doors.

ROSMEAD SUPERSPAR CLICK & COLLECT

Rosmead Superspar has launched its Click & Collect Online website for you to order from your home and collect 2 hours later. Click here to order.

PLEASE NOTE: Minimum Order Value is R300.

OBLIVION BAR & KITCHEN

Home delivery direct from Oblivion. Call them on 021 671 8522 free delivery within 2.4km and keep their staff busy. Or you can order on Uber and Mr Delivery.

Breakfast available from 9am via Mr D, Uber Eats or delivered by one of the waitrons.

Contactless payment options available. Last order 6:00 pm

ODDBOX

OddBox is a fresh fruit & veg delivery service based in Cape Town, South Africa. Their current service areas include Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Newlands, Rondebosch, and Pinelands. Click here to order.

THE VILLAGE BICYCLE

Open every day from 12:00-18:30. To place your delivery order, contact them on 021 683 5453 for one of the waiters to deliver within 2.5km. UberEats will also be available during this time.

Please note: The WhatsApp number is currently not working.

PUNJAB KENILWORTH

Punjab Kenilworth store is  OPEN every day from 11:00am to 7:00pm for takeaways and deliveries of hot meals from their normal Kenilworth menu. (No sit down).

To place your orders, please call 021 671 5281 or WhatsApp 081 544 6756.

You are welcome to order and collect, however, no customers will be allowed in the store. Your order will be brought out to you in your car. They are also on Uber Eats and Mr D Food

All of our staff will continue to follow the necessary hygiene practices.

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our April Winners:

Sue Jack from Kenilworth receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

Kathy Edmeades from Kenilworth who won a delicious sit-down meal from Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme worth R500.

Bernice Cowan from Harfield Village won a Gas Appliance Discount Voucher from Gas Appliance Centre valued at R110.

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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 ONE MONTH’S POTTERY CLASS VALUED AT R750

Fiddlewood Pottery Studio is a successful business located in  Harfield Village since 1991.

This month they are offering a free one month pottery class, which includes tuition, clay, glazing and firing to the lucky winner.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions which are in place at the moment the winner may choose any month in 2020 once lockdown has been moved, to attend the class.

Find out more about Fiddlewood Pottery Studio here. 

WIN A FREE WILL’S SERVICE VALUED AT R550

Proactive Wills is a boutique Fiduciary Company specializing in Wills and Deceased Estates. 

Their aim is to support their clients by managing the administration side of the estate.

Should you require a Will to be drawn up, enter the competition to win this free service valued at R550.

Find out more about Proactive Wills and Estates here.

WIN A R200 VOUCHER FOR ANY ORDER

OddBox is a fresh fruit & veg delivery service based in Cape Town, South Africa. Their current service areas include Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Newlands, Rondebosch, and Pinelands.

They are giving away a gift voucher towards any order worth R200.

Find out more about OddBox here.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 14 May 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

ARE YOU HUNGRY? AND A SURVEY

Are you snacking, looking in the fridge and cupboards? How many times have you done so in the last few days during lockdown? There are many reasons for doing so, other than boredom.

SURVEY: Kim hofmann is offering an online series to assist you with your nutrition/diet/eating habits during lockdown and even afterwards. Join Kim to find out why and what you struggling with. 

Read more here.

MAY IN THE GARDEN

We are reminded, as the seasons change, that there is much to do in the garden before planting can be done.

Patchwork shares the May Plant List, see it here. 

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Enter online or download the raffle sheet to complete. Stand a chance of winning one of three super trendy prizes in the ARO Raffle.

To enter, visit https://www.animalrescue.org.za/raffle-2020/ where you can either enter online or download the raffle sheet.

Tickets are only R20 each and all funds go to keeping the clinic open during and after lockdown. 

Contact aro@animalrescue.org.za for more information.

3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

Purchasing your first property equals with some of life’s most significant milestones like marriage, graduation, a first job or moving abroad. 

Property is a big investment and likely to be one of the biggest you’ll ever commit to.

BetterBond explains more here

Dr Samantha Brooks

THE COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF COVID-19

What are the pros and cons for our brains of living through this unprecedented global lockdown?

Read the full article by Dr Samantha Brooks here.

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

FIDELITY ADT INTRODUCES THEIR NEW VIRTUAL AGENT SYSTEM

Fidelity ADT introduces their new *Virtual Agent System (VAS*) that will automatically phone you after they receive a signal from your alarm system.

This system enables you to interact with ADT and to cancel a false alarm without speaking to an agent

Find out more here.  

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Harfield Village Association (HVA) COVID 19 Emergency Relief Plan

The HVA “Campaign of Goodness”
Before the dramatic unfolding of the Covid 19 crisis, the HVA took a decision at its monthly committee meeting on 3 March 2020 to engage with civic associations in Hanover Park with a view to developing a meaningful and respectful dialogue.

The goal of this dialogue would be to explore ways in which to build sincere and genuine bridges and provide developmental support between the two communities, which are geographically only 10 minutes from each other but worlds apart in manner of living.

The Covid 19 crisis accelerated the importance of developing this initiative with the extremely important and immediate need for food aid to some of the most at-risk and destitute families in Hanover Park.

Just prior to lockdown on 24 March the HVA embarked on a passionate “Campaign of Goodness” to reach out to our neighbours in Hanover Park to investigate how the Harfield Village and surrounding areas can assist and support during this crisis and going forward into the future. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

HVA Association

Civic embarks on a ‘campaign for goodness’

A campaign by Harfield Village residents is supporting the Covid-19 charity work of two Hanover Park organisations.

The Harfield Village Association’s Campaign for Goodness has been running for the past month. It collects food, toiletries, cleaning products and other essentials.

Read the full article as it appeared in the Southern Suburbs Tatler.

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New Businesses Listed

PROACTIVE WILLS & ESTATES

Proactive Wills is a boutique Fiduciary Company specializing in Wills and Deceased Estates. 

Their aim is to support their clients by managing the administration side of the estate.

*Offering a FREE WILLS Service throughout the month of May 2020. 

Find out more about Proavtive Wills & Estates here.

ODDBOX.CO.ZA

OddBox is a fresh fruit & veg delivery service based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our current service areas include Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Newlands, Rondebosch, and Pinelands.

They offer fresh fruit & veg boxes in two sizes: “The Double” ( enough produce for 1-2 people for a week) and “The Family” (enough produce for a family of 4 for a week). Once you’ve chosen your size, you can choose your combination, we offer the “Veg Heavy” which is around 70%vegetables and 30% fruit, and an equal split of 50/50.

The contents of the box is based on several factors, including the size and composition, but more importantly what’s freshest and highest quality on the day of your delivery.

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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.

20% OFF AssembLIT lighting

Spending all this time at home we think you might be contemplating freshening up your home decor… and if that’s the case, we think you might like to use our 20% off COUPON when you checkout on your online purchase. Buy NOW (we’ll ship after lockdown).

FREE WILLS SERVICE

Newly listed, Proactive Wills & Estates are offering a Free Wills Service for the month of April and May 2020.

Kindly get in touch and they will be happy to assist you.

Find out more about Proactive Wills & Estates here. 

For the Kids
Upcoming Events Kids1

Below are some links of exciting activities and things to do with the kids during the lockdown period. 

Traditional games to bust boredom and grow. 
These games are suitable for kids aged 2 years and up. The focus is on development.

Fitbrain.
Educational Toys and Games

Keep the kids busy with fun activities.
28 fun activity ideas to keep your kids entertained.

29 kids’ activities to keep them busy, and you sane during lockdown
Have time set out for educational tasks and take a break with fun activities (and actual breaks!) to keep your kids engaged and happy.

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UNWANTED GOODS APPEAL

Animal Rescue Organisation relies on donated goods to raise funds. 

They will gladly accept any donations of unwanted goods and bric-a-brac which they then sell at their charity shops to enable them to support the animals in their care.

ARO is still open for emergencies and will log collections for a later date, after lockdown..

Please call our office on 021 396 5511 / 082 836 5880 or email reception@animalrescue.org.za

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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:

10 May – Mother’s Day

12 May – International Nurse’s Day

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