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10 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: - advertising: THE REPRESENTATIVE 23 March 2018 PRIMEPROPER TY Get out if you want to sell fast SELLING a property is never easy. Subtle details – from mismatched scatter cushions, to an unswept kitchen – can spell the difference between a potential buyer making an offer, or scratching your property off their list altogether. As much as SHOW HOUSE BALMORAL Please join us this Sunday at 11 Wapadsberg between 14:00 and 16:00 to view this magnificent beautiful home. Be sure not to miss out on this gem!! Yolanda Moss C 083 381 5899 EQT6885 JUST LISTED SANDRINGHAM R1 800 000 5 Beds |2 Bath | 2 Lounge | 2 Garage Beautiful looked after double story house is in the very quiet part of Sandringham with a bachelor flat attached. With sunny lounges overlooking a well established garden. Jerry Groenewald C 079 181 9320 EQT6959 SOLE MANDATE you would love to be around to hear the passing comments as buyers amble through your abode, by choosing to remain at home during a showing, you set yourself at risk of becoming exactly that “subtle detail” t h at gets in the way of an R3 800 000 JUST LISTED of fe r. “Sellers should do all they can to get their homes sold as quickly as possible if they want to avoid the frustrations of having their property on the market for a prolonged period of time,” advises Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and KOMANI PARK R1 050 000 4 Beds | 2 Bath | 1 Lounge | 2 Garage | 3 Carport This property is a gem waiting to be discovered! Most of the revamped areas are completed, but a small portion is incomplete. 1st time buyers, contractors, investors, you need to hurry to make this yours. Loraine Bosman C 084 487 8949 EQT6967 SOLE MANDATE TOP TOWN R1 500 000 3 Beds | 2 Bath | 2 Lounge | 2 Garage Beautiful home near Queens College School. This home also offers a spacious one bedroom flatlet with good rental potential. Attic with outside entrance for storage. Call for viewing! Johan Marais C 082 411 3959 EQT6879 SOLE MANDATE CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “The minor inconvenience of having to leave your house during a showing is better than the inconvenience of having your house remain on the market i n d e f i n i t e l y. ” The problem with remaining at home during a viewing, is that you inhibit potential buyers from conducting a thorough inspection of your home. Buyers need time to picture how their furniture will fit into the various areas, to open cupboards and explore the storage space, and to revisit rooms to get a better feeling for the home – none of which they feel comfortable to do when they think the homeowner could be lurking behind the next corner, or sat frustratingly in the lounge eagerly anticipating their PROPERTY FOR SALE CRAIG 083 508 8125 departure so they can get back to their Netflix episode. “When a seller is in the home, buyers feel rushed to get through the viewing quickly as not to take up too much of the seller’s time. This is vital time that a buyer needs in order to decide whether or not this property could work for his or her needs,” Goslett explains. Apart from rushing the viewing, having VERONICA 082 609 9552 BLUE RISE R3 300 000 BERGSIG R1 550 000 the seller around also prevents open dialogue between the buyer and the estate agent. Buyers often feel too shy or polite to ask their agent any questions that might insult the homeowner if they think they might be within earshot. Many of the buyer’s apprehensions could be resolved easily if only the issues had received the space to be voiced and responded to. “Many sellers choose to hang around during a showing so that they can step in if they overhear a question being asked that their estate agent cannot answer. The problem is that this can often create the impression that the seller is desperate for the sale – a position no seller wants to find themselves in. Beyond this, homeowners usually end up oversharing, and can give away details that could affect the sale,” s ay s Goslet t. Estate agents know how to market your house, and know what topics are better avoided. On the other hand, homeowners often are not aware of the implications of their words. In a worst case scenario, homeowners have even been known to accidentally let slip the minimum offer they would be willing to accept, which leads to a lower selling price than what could have been arranged through the agent. Many homeowners also do not trust the agent to look after their home and their possessions in the same way that they would, and choose to remain in the house in order to ensure that no items mysteriously disappear during the viewing. This is most often an unwarranted concern, as a responsible agent will advise homeowners to place any valuable possessions out of eye sight before a viewing, and will be sure to keep an eye on the buyers as they walk through the property. “The fact remains that the majority of buyers feel uncomfortable when a seller is at home during a viewing. “Consequently, it is important to choose reputable agents you can trust. That way you can feel safe to leave during viewings with the knowledge that the sale of your home is in good hands,” Goslet t concludes. VICTORIA PARK R890 000 3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Lounge | 2 Garage You have to view this stunner! Situated in a sought after neighborhood, this property will definitely create a buzz. This property offers an upstairs spacious lounge with big windows and doors opening up to a verandah. SOLE MANDATE VICTORIA PARK Loraine Bosman C 084 487 8949 EQT6942 R670 000 3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Lounge An open canvas with lots of potential. This house is in a sought after area and will be grabbed at first glance! So you better hurry. SOLE MANDATE ALOEVALE Loraine Bosman C 084 487 8949 EQT6939 R490 000 3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Lounge Lovely solid house close to transport, schools and clinic nicely built with a bit of space allowing for future expansion. Floors are neatly tiled throughout with extended bathroom. Njongo Mvabenyathi C 071 036 0371 EQT6869 EZIBELENI R690 000 4 Beds | 2 Bath | 1 Lounge | 1 Garage Stunning well looked after home for a large family. This home is secured with a palisade fence, sliding gate and tall fencing on the sides. Bedrooms have built in wardrobes with a flatlet for extra income. Call for viewing! Njongo Mvabenyathi C 071 036 0371 EQT6958 RENTALS - 045 838 2560 Top Town: 1 bedroom flat – R4 000.00 2 bedroom flat – R5 060.00 Westbourne park: 3 bedroom house – R5 500.00 Weshoff: 1 bedroom flat – R4 000.00 Central: Bachelor flats – R2 800.00 1 bedroom flat – R2 750.00 Ezibeleni: Bachelor flat – R1 850.00 Victoria Park: 3 bedroom house – R 6 500.00 5 3 2 6 3 2 2 LOOKING FOR A LUXURY TOWNHOUSE IN SECURE HOME?? 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THE REPRESENTATIVE 23 March 2018 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: - advertising: 11 Youths making it happen PHILANATHI RASMENI AGROUP of six graduates and other young people have started a gardening service in Madeira Park as a job creation initiative against unemployment. Youth unemployment, a high rate of crime and HIV/Aids remain major issues of concern. The group from Madeira Park has decided to turn a negative situation into a positive one with the initiative. Team member Siyahlume Sokotsho said, “It’s been a month since we started. We noticed that our community was filthy and decided to work as a team and start a lawn mowing business. We are planning to venture out to other locations outside of Madeira Pa r k .” The project was helping young people stay away from crime and drugs. “The idea behind this is to start a well-established company that will offer job opportunities to other graduates. This project will uplift the property values because most people will be interested in buying a house in our community if it is clean.” The group has used profits made to date to buy a second lawn mower, with some of their challenges a lack of transport. Lukhanyo Nyikanyika said the group aimed to secure funding ... not letting grass grow under their feet YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: The Madeira Park youth group members have combined their business skills to help end unemployment with, back from left, Siyahluma Sokhatsho, L u k h a n yo Nyikanyika, Cwenga Hobongwana and Xhanti Tom and, front from left, Phaphama Mnengisa and Mnqweno Tyuthu Picture: PILANATHI RASMENI or a tender that would be of assistance in growing their business. Nyikanyika said the recent VAT increase would have a negative impact on their business. “The youth hopes President Cyril Ramaphosa will prioritise youth unemployment and consider the fact that we are in debt already because NSFAS is accumulating annual interest, regardless of the fact that we are unemployed.” ANC four in court for car damage ANDISA BONANI FOUR ANC members from the Ndlovukazi and Zingquthu areas who allegedly overturned a party member’s vehicle during a branch annual general meeting at the Bonkolo Dam last year, appeared in the Queenstown Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. The meeting had aimed to elect a new branch executive committee for Ward 18. Luvuyo Qelo, Thanduxolo Tabata, Apolo Mekile and Nonzwakazi Ntamo stand accused of maliciously damaging Mendile Ndlebe’s 2008 Chevrolet Spark. Complainant Ndlebe took the stand where he was cross-questioned by state prosecutor Thanduxolo Soga and legal aid defence attorney Nomawethu M u c av e l e . Mendile gave testimony on the events that led to his vehicle being overturned by fellow party members. Mendile’s wife, Nombuyiselo Mendile, was a regional executive committee member at the time. Mucavele told the court that Mendile was bitter and wanted his wife to hold on to power, hence he was making false accusations against her clients. Mendile said all he had wanted was for proper election procedure to be fo l l o w e d . He said he and more than 100 party members were denied access by fellow party members to the venue where the new executive committee would be elected and that stones were thrown at them by members of another group that wa s inside the dam premises. “The car was parked close to the gate and when I looked back, I saw the accused walking towards my car throwing stones at it. They eventually overturned my car. I called the police and the car was towed away. ” He told the court that he had paid R22000 to have the car fixed, but upon questioning by the defence attorney, it was revealed that the damages were paid for by the then ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane. The case was postponed to Monday with witnesses Anele Xhentsa, Xoleleni Dani and Stanwell Zweni to take the stand. The case was postponed again for April 9, due to the defence attorney not having copies of the witnesses’ statements with her. SUDOKU NUMBER 16 - Medium DA Youth welcomes new leaders for the East Cape SIMTEMBILE MGIDI ANSWER NR 15 SEND in a completed Soduko #16 for a ch a n c e to win one of five ‘t wo coffees with muffins’ f ro m Sasol at 2 Cathcart Road. Drop off the solution b e fo r e 10am on Tuesday, March 27, at The Rep offices, 24 Prince Alfred Street in Komani, or scan a copy and send it to Please include your contact number and full names. Please produce your ID when you collect your prize from The Rep offices. The winner last week was Harold Levack. Name: ..................................... Phone: .................................... THE DA held its Eastern Cape Youth (DAY) and its Wo m e n ’s Network (DAWN) congress for 2018 in Komani at the Wesley Methodist Church. Among the issues highlighted was stability in D AY . DA outgoing interim chairman in the province Darryn Holm said DAY had immense potential and could provide for a youth organisation that was thriving and issue-driven. “It is important to recognise that there was a continuous change in leadership within the three-year term that I entered in November last year. I think one of the causes of the instability was having delegates from a branch level up until the provincial level and rectifying this was a massive task that needed at tention.” The structure was currently being built with successes with campaigns and various activities, including the # D at a 4 A l l C a m p a i g n . The newly elected DAY leadership is Mawethu Kosani (provincial youth chairman), Marius Roach (administ ration and finance deputy chairman), Nomzekelo Monakali (recruitment and campaign deputy chairwoman) and Ayanda Nompume (media and publicity deputy chairman). The new uncontested EC DAY chairman Kosani said there would no longer be instability in the leadership of the DAY and no member would resign before the end of their term. Kosani applauded the outgoing DAY chair and the READY FOR CHANGE: The DA federal chairman and DA Eastern Cape provincial chairman welcomed newly appointed Eastern Cape DA youth leaders, from left, Yusuf Cassim (federal chairman), Mawethu Kosani (provincial youth chairman), Nomzekelo Monakali (recruitment and campaign deputy chairwoman), Ayanda Nompume (media and publicity deputy chairman) and Marius Roach (administration and finance deputy chairman) Picture: SIMTEMBILE MGIDI leadership for leading the youth in a province plagued by poverty, inequality and unemployment. “We must contest an idea of how to make this indeed the dawn of a new DAY. To the elected members, I want you to remember that by taking this oath, you carry a mammoth task and you must do it with diligence,” Kosani added. “Our cause will require sacrifice, but remember at the end of the day it is not about you, but the youth of our province which needs young leaders to take them to the promised land.” DA federal chairman Yusuf Cassim welcomed the new youth leaders and said they would be congratulated only after progress was seen. “DAY in the Eastern Cape has a critical role in reaching young people across the province. We have the highest unemployment rate among young people and a disastrous education system that is setting up young people to fa i l . “We need to reach our young people to make sure that we bring a new government that will bring change to the province.” Georgina Faldtman was elected as the new Eastern Cape DAWN chairwoman. “In DAWN we fight all issues concerning women in South Africa. I agree with the vision of what DAWN stands for and I want to fight for that cause.” Faldtman said women were not born just to be mothers, to cook and to clean their homes, but that there was a new rise in women from the Eastern Cape ready to take on positions of leadership.