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Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl hardest hit by declining prices.
The much anticipated FNB Property Barometer is available to read here Property barometer – CPT – Aug

Free Property Valuation – Cape Town South

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Chas Everitt Cape Town South Rentals

Over the last few months the Chas Everitt Cape Town South franchise has invested substantially in its rental infrastructure to offer a more substantial growth orientated service offering.  If you are looking for a great rental service we have it!

Our rentals team are managed by by Taryn Retief who has many years experience in residential property management.

Our current selection of over thirty rentals in the Cape Town South area has a very deliberate focus on quality and our tenant vetting procedures through TPN and rental management through Rent Connect are vital partners in offering reliable end to end services.

View our current rental portfolio

If you are interested in a superior rental experience Talk to Taryn 

 

 

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Table Mountain gets its own squad of rangers to protect tourists

Sixty security staff have been appointed to guard tourists in Table Mountain National Park, two weeks after a Russian tourist’s murder.

Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane met the 60 white-gloved guards on Thursday at Kloof Nek, in the shadow of Table Mountain’s northern face.

Their numbers will be boosted to 86 in October, and cameras and drones will join the anti-crime effort from December.

James Vos, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for economic opportunities, said he was delighted by the deployment of the guards.

“Table Mountain is a leading tourist attraction on the African continent with local and global significance,” he said. “We need to make sure that we protect and promote our tourism sector. It is the backbone of our economy and job creation, with almost 300,000 Capetonians employed in this sector.”

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Women’s Day in South Africa

Women’s Day in South Africa is a different date to the rest of the world.  Women’s Day in South Africa marks the anniversary of the great women’s march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.

On 9 August 1956, about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.

The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day,”was held on February 28, 1909, in New York, organised by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel.

In August 1910, an International Socialist Women’s Conference was organised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual Women’s Day although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights including suffrage for women.

The following year on March 19, 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.  In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honouring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Women demanded that they be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination.

The Americans continued to celebrate National Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February.

Chas Everitt Cape Town South pays tribute to the fact that the real estate industry remains one where so many women have not only been welcome but have excelled and in so many company’s have taken the lead.

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Water Discolouration

The City of Cape Town is advising residents that water in the distribution system is currently discoloured over a large part of the eastern, central and southern suburbs.

“The discolouration is due to a process control fault at the Faure Water Treatment Plant. As a safety precaution, residents are advised to boil the water before drinking especially if it appears discoloured,” the City said in a statement. “We are now feeding the affected areas of the network from Blackheath Reservoir and the situation is anticipated to normalise over the next few days.”

The City is working on resolving the problem as soon as possible, and wishes to apologise to the public for any inconvenience.

Community notice sponsored by Chas Everitt Cape Town South

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Restaurants with Fireplaces in Cape Town 2019

This latest Inside Guide has the answers for cold winters!  With a stormy winter on the horizon, we’ve rounded up the cosiest restaurants in Cape Town, where fireplaces provide warmth and atmosphere.

Read more here

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Free Online Valuation Offer

Valuator:  Our computer-assisted valuation is now only provided free of charge to property owners in the Southern Suburbs, Constantiaberg and False Bay areas of Cape Town.

The valuation will be sent to you by email.

Valuator is a service marketed by Homeimage (in association with Chas Everitt Cape Town South).  HomeImage provides real estate marketing services such as floor plans, professional property photography.

Your local Chas Everitt agent will be able to review the valuation at your request without any obligation or cost to you.  If you subsequently wish to have a local agent provide you with a more detailed valuation assessment after a viewing of your property, please let them know directly.

Proceed to free property valuation 

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REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS

CAPE TOWN DUE DATE FOR REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS

Owners of properties with solar power systems, and which properties are situated in the jurisdiction of the City of Cape Town Municipality, must register their installation with the City by 31 May. The initial deadline was set for the end of February 2019, but the City extended the grace period to Thursday this week.

In this Youtube video, the City explains why such regulation is necessary and also which exceptions apply, such as in the case of solar powered water geysers.

According to the City’s website, applicants can either register a grid-tied system or an off-grid SSEG.

For a complete guide to registering your systems, visit: Grid-tied systems application process or Off-grid systems application process

Curated content for Chas Everitt

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The Winter Garden in Cape Town

There’s always work to be done in the garden to keep green fingers busy – even in winter. Our June gardening guide is packed with tips, from keeping your garden healthy to which vegetables to grow in winter.

Spotlight on: Indoor projects for kids
Keep your children busy these winter holidays with fun indoor-garden projects:

  • We love this eggshell succulent garden, and so will your kids. They’re easy to make and an effective way to teach the basics of gardening.
  • Dress up ordinary flowerpots with these creative gumboot gardens. They are also the best way to upcycle your old boots!
  • Transform an ordinary herb pot into a work of art with just two creative tools: blackboard paint and chalk. Simply paint the rim or base of your terracotta pots (whichever style you prefer) with blackboard paint, then label with the herb name in chalk when it’s dry.

ON YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR JUNE  

Plant and sow

Feed

  • Feed lemon trees with a 2:3:2 general fertiliser.
  • Remedy yellowing leaves with a micro-element mixture such as Trelmix.
  • Feed bulbs with bulb food once every two weeks and water well.
  • Winter- and spring-flowering seedlings require an organic fertiliser such as Nitrosol or Atlantic All-purpose fertiliser every two weeks with a weekly watering.
  • Check the edges of sweet peas. If they’re brown and papery, feed with a 3:1:5 fertiliser.
  • Feed indoor plants with Nitrosol weekly.

   Prune & Trim

 Pests

  • Keep an eye out for leaf miner on cinerarias and spray with Bioneem.
  • Use Bioneem on conifers to ward off aphids, or dissolve insecticide granules in water to pour at the base of the tree.
  • Use organic snail bait for snails on cliviasdaffodils and young seedlings.

    Thanks to Stodels for this article

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Post Elections Activities!

The Best May Events in Cape Town 2019 as curated by The Inside Guide

Food trucks, olives, cab franc and design… These are the things to look forward to in Cape Town during May 2019.

The Mother of all cities is hotting up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s their pick of where to go and what to do in May 2019.

Take a look at The Inside Guide 

 

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