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Article by: Marcel Deacon marcel@susandeacon.co.za Published: 27/11/2008

Western Cape Property News and Events in South Africa

THE BIG CUT IS COMING

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is likely to begin lowering interest rates much earlier than previously expected and the urgency for a cut already at the next Monetary Policy Committee meeting on 11 December is building, Rian le Roux, chief economist at Old Mutual Investment Group (SA) (Omigsa), said on Thursday.

Le Roux said in a statement that the SARB is likely to begin lowering interest rates in February 2009, rather than during the second quarter as expected before, and there is even a strong chance (nearly 50 percent) of a 50bp rate cut in December.

The chance of earlier rate cuts has increased substantially following two crucial economic developments - the notably sharper-than-expected weakening of the real economy and a further improvement in the inflation outlook, he says.

WORLD AIDS DAY 1 DECEMBER

Every year George Municipality organizes something special for World Aids Day - this year is no different.

A six hour music and dance marathon is on the cards for Monday 1 December, starting at 12:00 at Unity Park in York Street with a program that will keep every body moving until 18:00.

TEA GARDEN TO BE OPEN SOON

The much anticipated Moms and Tots Fairy Tea Garden will have its official opening in the Garden Route Botanical Gardens next Monday, 24 November.

The Moms and Tots initiative hopes to generate much needed funds for the Gardens. Since its conception, many hours of planning and hard work have gone into creating a truly lovely and secure environment where young ones can play and parents can relax and enjoy the tranquil setting.

SA CELEBRATES DECADE OF WORLD SEVENS

The hugely popular Emirates Airline SA Sevens tournament celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and fittingly, it will again be George which will host the world's elite Sevens players on 5 and 6 December.

The 2008 event also marks the sixth consecutive year that our beautiful city will be home to the African leg of the IRB Sevens World Series tournament, traditionally the second event on the calendar of the international series.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the theme of the 2008 tournament is a celebration of ten years of International Sevens Rugby in South Africa, thus ce¬lebrating SA Rugby's involvement with the exciting series since the concept started in 1998.

I AM LIVING

ITALY COMES TO GEORGE

Are you building or renovating?

Described as the most beautiful and unusual shop in the country, I Am Living is situated next to the traffic circle at the top end of York street.

"A visit is truly a treat for any shopper as we have brought the best of Italy to the heart of the Garden Route," explains co-owner, Marinda da Silva. "Tantalising all five senses, this concept lifestyle store transport you directly to the various shopping hubs in Italy as you step in, and offers you Italian kitchens, sanitary ware and taps, pots and pans and many other accessories for kitchens and bathrooms.

BO-PLAAS JUDGED AS THE PORT OF THE YEAR

Boplaas Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp Cape Tawny Port was recently judge as the Port of the year by South African Airways at a prestigious function in Stellenbosch.

The port is made from Tinta Barocca and aged in Portuguese barrels for ten years.

HAPPY CREATURES

FOR ALL YOUR PETS’ NEEDS

Open since November 2007. Happy Creatures Vetshop is a South African Veterinary Association accredited vetshop co-owner by Dr. Frans de Graaff of Hartenbos and Dr Daleen Erasmus of the Outeniqua Animal Clinic in George.

Conveniently situated in the Garden Route Mall (next to Pick n Pay), Happy Creatures caters for the needs of pets and pet owners alike in the Garden Route region and surrounding.

BIKERS INVITED TO JOIN FUN RUN

The Southern Cape Toy Run will be taking place on Sunday, 30 November. All motorbike owners with road-worthy bikes capable of cruising on the N2 highway are invited to attend this largest mass motorbike ride of the year. The ride leaves from the Game shopping centre (bottom of York Street) in George at 11:30, but riders must be there before 11:15 in order to hear the final ride briefing.

The entrance fee consists of a toy or cash donation and the aim of the run is to gather toys for underprivileged kids of our community. Any toy will be appreciated. The donations will be collected at the end venue at MBYBC at the harbour in Mossel Bay.

For more details on the day an to check out routes, visit http://www.whalerally.co.za?/toyrun.htm.

LOCAL ARTISTS, EGOLI STARS ON THE STAGE

The popular BRA¬VO! Festival is back at the Garden Route Casino from 18 - 22 December where you can see your favourite artists and perform¬ers take to the stage every evening.

The show kicks off on Thursday 18 De¬cember with Kurt Darren, Robbie Wessels and Broers taking centre stage with Mandi du Plooy (Lara from EGOLI).

Your feet will be stomping the night away on Friday 19 December when Eden, Shine 4 (in their final perfor¬mance as a group), Broers and On Que together with Dar¬ryl Desmarais (Stephen from Egoli) will be performing.

Chris Chameleon, Amanda Stry¬dom join Broers and Lindie van Eeden Karin from EGOLI) on stage on Saturday 20 De¬cember.

Don't miss Sunday ¬21 December's Christmas Concert with Drie van die Bestes, Rina Hugo, Andriette Norman, Wynand & Chereé and Hannes van Wyk (Krynauw from EGOLI).

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LEKKER LOCAL LIGHTS FEST

The annual George Lights Festival will once again be held in Unity Park on Sa¬turday, 29 November. Fes¬tivities will kick off at 14:00 with flea market stalls and a children's pro¬gram as well as entertainment right from the word go.

GARY PLAYER INTERNATIONAL

GOOSEN IN ACTION

Retief Goosen has included the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at Fancourt as one of only two tournaments he will play in South-Africa this summer and he joins an illustrious field of present and past champions in this pro-celebrity charity tournament.

The double US Open champion has added his name to a field which at this early stage has confirmed entries from various Sun¬shine Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour stars as well as a mix of local and International celebrities.

Rodger Davis, a seven-time winner on the European Tour who finished second in the 1987 Open Championship and was ranked within the top ten on the world rankings

during his career, joins Ronan Rafferty and John Bland amongst the senior campaign¬

at The Links at Fancourt from 27-30 November 2008.

 

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Article Link: http://www.property-partnership.com/overseas-property-guides/overseas-property-guide.cfm?id=195

Please contact the author at marcel@susandeacon.co.za for more information.

 

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