Tolling trial of the century to commence in High Court today

Tolling trial of the century to commence in High Court today

3331291425STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, will mark the first day of the City of Cape Town’s long awaited application to the Western Cape High Court for reviewing and setting aside SANRAL’s proposed tolling of portions of the N1 and N2 freeways.
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Chas Everitt signs deal with Gumtree

mail.google.comEveryone knows Gumtree.  Gumtree is primarily a Classified Portal founded in the UK, AUS, NZ and SA. In 2005 it was bought by the global giant eBay. They are SA’s #1 Classified Site, the 6th biggest Website in SA.  Their focus on a simple mobile interface and a easy to use App is paying dividends and their across the board popularity is increasing. Their App is the 11th most downloaded App in Android free Apps.

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Due to their size Gumtree is also now 2nd in SA on Property after Property24 and better than PrivateProperty. Gumtree attracted over 1 300 000 visits in June (P24 2 400 000 and PP 1 100 000).

Gumtree are about to launch a major drive into real estate sales the from August 2015. With the traffic and eyes they control, their funding via eBay and their already being a Top 10 site, they are a major player.

Our Marketing Solutions ensure maximum exposure to qualified buyers.  As from this week all Chas Everitt listings are now on Gumtree. 

2015 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

2015 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Rugby World CupThe Newlands Property blog and Chas Everitt bring you the key information for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including dates and kick-off times for every fixture in England!
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.

Supporting Man’s Best Friend

DARG is situated on a large plot in Hout Bay and provides shelter for rescued animals. After heavy rains on this month their dogs found themselves knee deep in mud as floods ran through their runs.

DARG relies on the public’s generosity and support through donations to keep afloat. Cape Brick, a manufacturer of quality concrete masonry in Cape Town, donated enough paving to fix 14 – 16 of the 27 runs that were affected by the floods and the results were truly admirable.

Local real estate company Chas Everitt Cape Town South donated a further R4000 worth of concrete bricks from Cape Brick to help DARG finish the low walls on some of the dog runs.

Cape Brick Paving

Should you wish to make a donation please email Debra dbuys@intekom.co.za to make difference!

Happy Youth Day

Happy Youth Day

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The Newlands Property blog and Chas Everitt wish you a Happy Youth Day.

16 June is a public holiday in South Africa. It commemorates the Soweto Riots of 1976 that began after a government edict declared that all instruction in black schools would be in Afrikaans.

Youth Day reminds South Africans of the importance of its youth, and bring the message that the country never wants to see those days again.

15 Thought-Provoking Quotes about Youth

  1. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ~Jacqueline Kennedy
  3. When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. ~Maya Angelou
  4. When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back. ~Margaret Atwood
  5. Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. ~Nicholas Sparks
  6. Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exist for his sake. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  7. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. The youth do not see the old. They are not programmed to see the old, who are cancelled, negated, wiped out. ~Doris Lessing
  9. The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. ~Charles Caleb Colton
  10. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched. ~ W Somerset Maugham
  11. It was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all. ~Cormac McCarthy
  12. Yes, of course we were pretentious — what else is youth for? ~Julian Barnes
  13. It must be wonderful to be seventeen, and to know everything. ~Arthur C. Clarke
  14. I’m not young enough to know everything. ~JM Barrie
  15. What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~Kurt Vonnegut

A Career in Real Estate

RECChas Everitt is holding a Real Estate Career Q&A meeting at our Tokai office tomorrow Tuesday 26th May at 6pm. The address is 44 Tokai Road (opposite the Blue Route Shopping Centre). The building houses both Hair Gallery and Chas Everitt and is on the corner of Tokai and Dam Roads. If anyone would like to attend please email Andre de Villiers on andre@everitt.co.za

It will be no more than one and a half hours ie 6pm till 7:30pm

Andre de Villiers
0832300549

Making Sense of Your Water Bill | City of Cape Town

Water_Slide_water_v1The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has launched a new and improved website, loaded with useful information that may assist residents, learners, students, educators and visitors.

The City is confident that the use of interactive diagrams, video clips, posters and brochures to present information in a more user-friendly way will significantly improve the experience of those visiting the Water and Sanitation Department’s new website, making it easier to access information and to interpret it.

‘For instance, by visiting http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Water residents will be able to access a detailed explanation about water tariffs and how we bill them for water usage, and how to apply for a water management device, or to be connected to the City’s water system. Selling your house? We list a few things to consider and we provide a brochure for new homeowners as well,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

The website is loaded with useful information for those interested in water and the way in which the City manages this scarce resource, such as:

  • how to report faults
  • how to log account enquiries
  • how to prevent sewer blockages
  • how to apply for a plumber’s license with the City
  • tips on saving water
  • latest dam levels and historic levels, dating back to 2011
  • educational material on the Cape Town water and sanitation system
  • details of important projects that the department is working on
  • ongoing commitments to enhancing services to residents in informal settlements
  • consumer information for residents and businesses
  • by-laws and tariffs policy
  • vacancies

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Happy Workers Day!

Load ShedToday is Workers’ Day in South Africa – a public holiday that has its origins internationally, within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions.

The day celebrates the rights of workers, and recognises their struggle for fair working conditions and employment standards. It has been a holiday since 1994, and has ties to the International Workers’ Day celebrations enjoyed in many other countries.

In pre-1994 South Africa, the demand for the annual observance of the day as a public holiday became a rallying point for workers and their trade unions, and was one of a number of significant dates to symbolise and mobilise resistance to the apartheid government and its racial policies.

While it is still an important day for workers in particular, it’s a chance for all South Africans to have a day to themselves, and for those who do work, to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Easy Living

Easy Living

Newlands PropertyDo you think a home should have soul, warmth and be conducive to memorable family moments? Then this is your kind of house. Designed with flair and passion and in a blue chip location of the Village. Contemporary comforts have been cleverly incorporated with this historic home dating back to 1853 to accommodate a modern lifestyle.

This is your chance to live in an outstanding home, in a highly sought after area of Newlands. Read more about this Newlands property for sale.

For more information contact Chas Everitt agents Miriam Van Maasdijk on 082 827 7727 or Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116.