Journal d' Afrique September 2015

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Spring has sprung on beautiful Estate d’Afrique! In general the Estate remains in good operational status and I want to express my sincere recognition and appreciation to our Operational Foreman, Kobus Smuts. Well done!

We are working with neighbouring estates to find a mechanical solution to the removal of Hyacinth and Kariba Weed from Saartjiespruit and the river.

Also, a word of congratulation to our newly appointed Chairperson and directors
I invite you all to visit our new website, www.estatedafrique.com. You can also view our promotional video on YouTube https://youtu.be/FwJ5Y-ewzPY and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EstatedAfriqueSA

Fanus Gouws, Estate Manager


"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practised everyday." - Jim Rohn


 

Update - Fiber to the Home

At the recent Special General Meeting held on 22 August 2015, the installation of Fibre to the Home on the Estate was approved by special resolution.

MTN was chosen as preferred supplier by majority vote and the Board is currently negotiating terms and conditions with the service provider.

We hope to have the solution (whether it be microwave or fibre technology) installed by early 2016.

 
Clubhouse Facilities Rental

Function hall and boardroom available for private functions, birthday parties and conferences! (Residents only).

Contact Adele to book your date! 079 492 1630.

 

 

 
Important numbers

Estate Manager: 082 335 3540
Estate Office : 079 492 1630
Security: 082 893 7272
Hartbeespoort Police: (012) 253-1000
Necsa Emergency & Fire: (012) 305-3333
Ambulance: 082 911

Petanque Club

Join the Petanque club - email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 
Fitness Centre

Membership (residents only) R120 pp per month (older than 14). Contact Adele on 079 492 1630.

Start your healthy life today!

      
Pet Register

Please remember to register your pets! This information
can help us locate owners of lost pets. Please ensure that
your pets wear a tag displaying your contact details.

 
 Braai Day


Magasliesberg Biosphere

Estate d’Afrique has been part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere project since 2011. The Biosphere Reserve covers approximately 360 000ha and is located between the Pretoria and Johannesburg in the east and Rustenburg in the west. The area is endowed with scenic beauty, unique natural features and rich cultural heritage and archaeological interest

See www.magaliesbergbiosphere.org.za for more


Registered Estate Agents

 

Access

Please remember that access to and egress from the Estate is controlled. Security is authorised to deny access to or remove any person from the Estate if access control rules have been breached.

Residents have 24 hour access. Visitors must complete the visitor registration book.  Security will obtain telephonic authorisation from the resident via the access communication system. House-sitters must be registered at the Estate office. Resident employees have limited access based on times and dates indicated on the registration form.

Due to security considerations, no resident employee or contractor will be allowed to authorize access via the access communication system to any residence on the Estate. Contractors, sub-contractors and their employees shall only enter the Estate after 06h30 and are required to be off-site by 17h00 from Monday to Friday.

 

 
Hofman Architects

66 Gousblom Ave, Newlands, Pretoria
P.O.Box 283 Newlands 0049
T: 012 361 7078
F: 086 565 3443

www.hofman.co.za

 

 


 

Row row row your boat

Boating season is open! Please remember to have a copy of your CoC and CoF on board when launching watercraft.
082 990 5961

 

Classifieds

Newsletter Classifieds  - R50 per ad per month
Contact the Estate office  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
Recycling

Please make use of the Estate’s recycle station located at the workshop area, just below the boathouses in Port Provence and do your part for the environment.

 

 


 

Snakes

With the onset of warmer weather, all kinds of reptiles become active on the Estate.


The Mozambique Spitting Cobra is commonly found on the Estate. The most dangerous snake second to the Mamba, this is a nervous and highly strung
snake and can rear up two thirds of its body and can spit its cytotoxic venom with great accuracy, usually aimed at the eyes, causing intense smarting 

If not washed out with milk or water it will cause permanent blindness.

The colour of the snake varies between olive-grey, tawny brown or grey with the scales in between a black colour. The belly is usually a lighter yellow colour. Adults average a length of 1 to 1.5 meters. Symptoms of a cytotoxic bite include intense local pain at the bite site and gradual swelling becoming more pronounced, nausea and vomiting. A distinct metallic taste also occurs in the mouth shortly after being bitten.

Loss of consciousness may occur. Anyone bitten by a snake should seek immediate medical attention.

Necsa Emergency Services can be contacted on 012 305 3333.

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