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Liquid Lines – unsalted covered / heated Swimming Pool facility Whatever your reason is for swimming, its is up to you the overall objective is better health and better fitness… We’re encouraging aquatics as a fitness-improving activity and as a sport.

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The dexterous, hand-like forefeet of the African clawless otter are its most remarkable feature, enabling it to grapple with its prey with notable ease. The forefeet have long fingers, rounded finger tips and, as its name describes, lack any claws  The hindfeet are also clawless, but unlike the forefeet, have webbing between the digits . Also making the African clawless otter a proficient predator is its large skull, which houses […]

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Article by Ray Mahlaka of Moneyweb South Africa’s leisure property market has not amassed strong capital growth on properties over the years, but it may be rousing interest in value chasers. The market is however facing a bevy of challenges for now. House price growth has slowed from its relatively decent run in 2014 for this market, which is still viewed as a nice-to-have. Figures from FNB’s holiday towns house […]

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Article from Mail & Guardian 21 DEC 2012 05:00 LIONEL FAULL The process of rolling out a massive nuclear power expansion programme gained momentum in November when the Cabinet endorsed electricity utility Eskom as the owner and operator of the proposed new nuclear power stations. But the plan still faces an uphill public battle, not least from the people in whose back yard the first new nuclear behemoth is going to […]

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Transfer duty rates and brackets have been amended to provide relief for individuals, trusts, companies and close corporations who are active in the lower end of the property sector. Those taxpayers in the higher value property sector will face higher transfer duty on properties valued at over R2,250,000. The transfer duty tax table with be effective from 01 March 2015. The transfer duty threshold has been increased to R750,000 but […]

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Extract From Mail & Guardian 06 MAR 2015 00:00 THALIA HOLMES South Africa cannot be compared to other countries that forbid foreign ownership of land, say economists in response to a government proposal to prevent noncitizens from owning farms. The Land Holdings Bill, which will soon be introduced to Parliament for approval, will also stop any individual from owning more than 12 000 hectares, with the government undertaking to buy and redistribute […]

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TO SAY that the government’s response to the Promotion of Access to Information Act applications by the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute for more information on SA’s country-to-country nuclear co-operation agreements is nonsensical, is a severe understatement. The deputy director-general responsible for nuclear in the Department of Energy, Zizamele Mbambo, was on Wednesday quoted in news reports as having said that releasing documentation pertaining to the agreements would “jeopardise […]

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A huge plus that has come out of the depressed economy that has prevailed in South Africa for the past 7 years has been the stimulation to the local holiday rental market. Formidable dollar and pound/ rand exchange rate and a shortage of disposable cash combined with the general living stresses which make an annual holiday seem more urgent, has led to a huge increase in holiday rentals in coastal […]

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DAMMED IF THEY DO AND DAMMED IF THEY DON’T     Keeping in mind the huge impact that the 2 Sand River Bridge wash-aways had on everyone living in St Francis Bay or Cape St Francis, would it shock you to know that the Provincial Roads Department was fined by DEDEAT [Department of Economic, Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism] for stepping in to restore the bridge? Their valiant efforts to […]

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Come May and June in Cape St Francis a quiet kind of annual competition starts amongst some residents that has nothing to do with the size  of a wave or fish caught. Around this time, it becomes possible to pick up Paper Nautilus shells along the beach. One has to be serious about this as it most often requires you to be first on the beach in the morning, irrespective […]

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The Jeffreys Bay is host to one of the first and largest wind farms in South Africa  and is owned by a consortium who in terms of the South African Government’s REIPPP [Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement  Program], has undertaken to provide clean, renewable energy to the people of South Africa. The wind farm site, situated on the R102 between Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay, spans 3 700 hectares on […]

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Helen Zille 29 September 2014 The DA leader says our President clearly regards himself as a Big Man who thinks he’s safe from scrutiny and safe from prosecution 29 September 2014 When a government department issues a bombshell press statement about a nuclear deal the size of the entire South African budget, and no one in the department except the Minister seems to know about it, alarm bells should be […]

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“A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!” Mehmet Murat Ildan For one hundred and thirty-six years the Seal Point Lighthouse has lit up our shores.  She has a very special place […]

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Huge winds measuring close to 50 knots wreaked havoc on a number of houses at Cape St Francis in late June. The most serious casualty was one of the a pre-fab construction which was unable to withstand the huge Westerly buster. The roof sheeting was the first to go followed closely by wall panels. In the spirit of Cape St Francis neighbourliness, local residents pitched in to secure the house […]

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The Market Is Recovering!  40 + sales since mid 2013 a market where sellers have been conditioned by a seven year property slump to list at  more realistic prices. A great opportunity to buy!   Visit our newly launched website   www.capestfrancisproperties.com The most comprehensive webpage you will find – all you need to know about   Cape St Francis     

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