Happy Workers Day!

May 1, 2015

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.

A Special Valentines Day at Sostanza

February 17, 2015

Sostanza Bakery and Coffee Shop was2833 born in 2006 in the Old Bakery Building in Lakeside. The locals excitedly came and informed us of days gone by, when one could smell the fresh bread being baked in the early morning.

Although there have been two owners since it started, Sostanza has always lived up to its name. So what does the name mean – direct translation means nourishing, substantial, and abundant. In Italy, food is a celebration of life.

IMG_0504 (1)A beautiful experience of food, of family, friends and warm companionship, laughter and fun. Winnie Sass from Chas Everitt Tokai has been one of our valued regular customers for many years. We have enjoyed many chats with her, ranging from houses for sale to motor bikes and rallies. This year Winnie made our Valentines day so special by sponsoring 50 red and white helium balloons, with her card attached, for our customers to take. What a wonderful atmosphere was added to our décor. Thank you so much Winnie. We are trusting for a double blessing of sales for each balloon.

Lovingly the Management and Staff of Sostanza.

February 13, 2015

Journey to Japan | Fundraiser

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Stonehurst Estate resident Natalie Feint has been invited to attend the 17th Goju Kai Japanese cultural exchange tour where she will be training at different karate schools throughout Japan, she will also be attempting her grading to Nidan (2 Degree black belt) whilst in Japan.

Venue: Stonehurst Lifestyle Centre, Stonehurst Estate
Date: 7 March 2015 at 6pm
Tickets are R200 each. Tickets include a welcome drink and a platter of 16 pieces sushi.

Serious stuff:

Karate Demonstrations by Natalie Faint
Representatives from the Goju Kai All Africa Hombu Dojo

Fun Stuff:

Live band & entertainment:
By the famous Bootleggers Blues band
Raffle tickets – 3 great prizes to be won.

A cash bar will be available and oriental food stalls will be available.

“This opportunity means the world to me, I am looking forward to train with the Japanese Goju Kai students and to experience the home and history of my Goju Kai family” – Natalie Faint

For more information contact Charlene Faint on  083 765 2116 or email charlenefaint@gmail.com

January 9, 2015

City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding.

Precautions to avoid damage to appliances:

  • load-shedingHave backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained;
  • Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy into household appliances and electronics;
  • Unplug appliances: In the event that the power goes out, it is a good idea to unplug any appliance or electronic device that may be vulnerable to the power surges when the electricity comes back on.

To view load shedding map at any time save the following like to your bookmarks: Lakeside Property

November 20, 2014

Beware of Fraud in the Rental Market

crossed-fingers-at-handshakeThe public is urged to be aware of a bogus rental scheme that is taking place around the country.

This seems to work so well it has been gaining popularity!  Individuals pretend to be estate agents and target unsuspecting potential renters. They post details of rental properties online and then ask interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit, either in cash or via electronic funds transfer.
 
A Sea Point man was arrested in August on fraud charges after allegedly conning nine people after an advert on Gumtree.
 
The suspect reportedly advertised a flat for rent and then asked interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit and the first months rent, which in itself is normal terms and conditions. However, when it came time to move in, victims find the flat is occupied and the suspect has made off with the deposit.
 
These bogus agents inform potential renters that a number of people are interested in the property and are urged to view and pay the deposit and / or first months rent and they would get the property. With a tremendous scarcity it seems there are plenty of desperate tenants who fall for this.
 
Should tenants have an interest in a property it is recommend that you phone the local office of the estate agency to establish that the agent is a registered agent with that company. But of course it is easy to use the name of a real agent so do not just use the number you are given but look it up yourself.
 

Never transfer money without seeing a contract first or without verifying that you are dealing with the owner or the owner’s representative. Do not pay a deposit without solid confirmation that the organisation is following legal procedures. Easier said than done if you are desperate to secure the apartment.

November 7, 2014

Crime Stop

quoteSouth Africa’s trusted tip-off service since 1992.
In two decades the anonymity of not even one informer has been compromised. We all have a responsibility to make South Africa safer for our children and every law-abiding citizen.

If you have information that can assist in exposing people involved in illegal activities, please contact us anonymously when you know:

WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW?

Remember, the detectives are keen to follow up your information. Please give as many details as possible.

 

November 7, 2014

Crime Stop

quoteSouth Africa’s trusted tip-off service since 1992.
In two decades the anonymity of not even one informer has been compromised. We all have a responsibility to make South Africa safer for our children and every law-abiding citizen.

If you have information that can assist in exposing people involved in illegal activities, please contact us anonymously when you know:

WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW?

Remember, the detectives are keen to follow up your information. Please give as many details as possible.

 

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Noeleen Downie (Chas Everitt Lakeside) has moved to work in Bergvliet and Meadowridge with Cecily Madison.

We are currently looking for a new agent to work in Muizenberg and / or Lakeside. Please contact Bruce Haywood on 021 712 5029 if you would like more details about this fabulous opportunity.

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