From Dear Cape Town The City of Cape Town has opened their draft budget for public comment and is asking for your input on the proposed increases in rates, taxes, water, electricity and refuse removal. [click to view the increases] By calling for public comment, the CoCT has provided an excellent opportunity for you to directly influence the budget in the direction you...
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Local Real Estate MD Predicts Increases in Sales Activity after Elections

Sally Gracie, an experienced local agent and MD of Chas Everitt Cape Town South with offices in Fish Hoek, Tokai and Bergvliet says there are plenty of buyers waiting to take action after the election. “It is not just an observation based on gut feel, it is the clear imbalance between those viewing properties on the portals and the offers being taken. As an agency that monit...
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Noseweek article on baboons asks many questions

Klein Constantia and the two exhumed baboons Noseweek Issue #234, 1st April 2019 By Adam Welz A primate murder mystery puts one of South Africa’s best-known wine estates on the spot.  Klein Constantia on the slopes of the Constantiaberg in Cape Town, is one of South Africa’s most famously “green” wine estates. A WWF Conservation Champion, it touts its environmen...
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Cheap housing proposed for City’s golf courses and bowling greens?

From www.groundup.org.za - article by Steve Kretzmann Radical new housing deal proposed The report, City Leases: Cape Town’s Failure to Redistribute Land, proposes a “radical new deal” for housing on 24 areas of City-owned land, including golf courses, bowling greens, country clubs, and parking lots. These range across the breadth of the City, from Camps Bay to Strand to Fi...
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Rates Increases! Property Valuations!

PROPERTY RATES INCREASE? YOU CAN OBJECT! General Valuation Roll for 2018 (GV2018) The current General Valuation Roll, known as GV2018, was certified by the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Valuer on 31 January 2019. It contains the municipal valuations of about 875 000 registered properties in Cape Town, as at the valuation date for the new roll, being 2 July 2018. You ca...
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Cape Town Cycle Tour – Road Closures

On Sunday, March 10 2019, the Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place along various roads around the Cape Peninsula, which will be closed as a result on the day. Some will also be closed on Saturday, March 9 as well as Sunday. Locals who are not taking part in the cycle tour are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the road closures that will be in place so they can find...
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The Best Things To Do on a Full Moon in Cape Town

From The Inside Guide:  From sunset cruises to a leisurely hike and a picnic on the beach, there’s fun to be had when the sun goes down… You don’t need to be a serious star-gazer (or a werewolf) to come alive at full moon. The fourth lunar phase – which occurs when the Earth lies between the sun and the moon – is a special time of month for most people. Particularly in a c...
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Chas Everitt CTS and Steer & Co Team Up to Provide Rental Solution

With a long and warm history between the two owners of Chas Everitt Cape Town South and Steer & Co, an exciting new rental partnership has been agreed and has been on a three month trial.  It combines the very best of Steer & Co's outstanding rental administration services with the strong footprint of the Chas Everitt Cape Town South team of area specialists. Accordi...
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Top 10 Caves to Explore in and Around Cape Town

There’s no shortage of caves to explore within a few hours drive of Cape Town. The Western Cape has many dark gems to explore where you’ll see impressive views, experience the Cape’s long history and rock formations that dazzle you as much as they might inspire the occasional bit of trepidation. Here are our picks for epic caves to visit near Cape Town. More from Secr...
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