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Old May 31st, 2007, 02:16 AM   #141
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Do you guys have alot of mexicans over there and mexicans restuarant?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:38 AM   #142
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Nope.. SA has never been popular with either Spanish or Mexicans. You find some Mexican cuisine here and there, but you're more likely to find Spanish restaurants than Mexican.

You'll find TONS of Portuguese, Italian and Greek though. Both in terms of restaurants and people.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:47 PM   #143
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The Seers on Maude site is coming along swiftly... They are busy with a very big basement there!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:18 PM   #144
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Largest Hotels in Sandton Area

1. Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993
2. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995
3. Southern Sun Grayston - **** - 350 rooms - built 1982, 1995
4. Sandton Hilton - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997
5. Protea Hotel Balalaika - **** - 324 rooms - built 1969, 1989, 1993
6. Radisson Sandton - ***** - 283 rooms - opening 2008
7. Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre - **** - 260 rooms - built 1975, 1990, 2002
8. Protea Hotel Wanderers - **** - 250 rooms - built 1999
9. Palazzo InterContinental - ***** - 246 rooms - built 2000
10. Michaelangelo Hotel - ***** - 242 rooms - built 1996

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Old June 1st, 2007, 04:24 AM   #145
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Old June 1st, 2007, 04:44 AM   #146
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Pule do u have a personal email.....i ask u something in email.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:14 PM   #147
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A view towards the CBD



Maude Street


Autumn: Maude Street


corner of Grayston and Fifth


New office development on fifth


Lunch: Village Walk


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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:16 PM   #148
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My very shaky, panorama attempt, Rivonia Road

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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:20 PM   #149
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Not sure if the Topaz will go ahead - at R2,2million... But if it does we will need a thread. This is near Sunset Towers

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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:34 PM   #150
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Next to Mcdonald's on Grayston a building is going up, called the "Axis." The render looks like a 8f at least, but not sure... There was a building canned a while ago called the "Axis." But now this one is clearly going up... Any info? Group 5 is building it.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 04:33 PM   #151
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Not sure if the Topaz will go ahead - at R2,2million... But if it does we will need a thread. This is near Sunset Towers

Construction on this starts in July, just received a phonecall from developers. It is sold out - 47units at a starting price of R2,2million! And so successful that a similar complex will be built next door, called Jade. This is a 9F development, so not too bad.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 09:24 PM   #152
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There isnt alot of crime in sandton is there? ....so if there isnt alot of crime....i think fans coming for the world cup will stay in sandton...rather than inner joburg...cuz of the crime rate in joburg...
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 05:30 AM   #153
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All developments that we know if in Sandton, of which there might be more as per suprises that Jakes is hitting us with. With courtesy of the Jakes.

1 Sandton Drive

The Seers

Sunset Towers

Holiday Inn

Investec Offices

Hydro Park

Sandhurst Towers

Radisson Hotel
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 05:31 AM   #154
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Jakes II didn't include offices on 5th, please add the ones that I might have not posted here.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #155
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Gautrain To Boost Sandton Demand - 2007/06/08


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The billions earmarked for new office, retail and hotel developments near the Gautrain station in Sandton, is expected to have a huge spin-off for the area's residential property market.

Jack van der Merwe, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency, says some 150 000 sq m of new office and retail space is scheduled for completion in the Sandton CBD over the next two years. Another 50 000 sq m of space in existing commercial buildings is in the process of being refurbished.

The expected influx of additional office workers to the Sandton CBD will no doubt create more demand for both rental and owner-occupied residential accommodation. Van der Merwe, who earlier this week outlined details of the Gautrain project to members of the SA Property Owners Association (SAPOA) in Johannesburg, expects a significant increase in high-density residential developments in Sandton over the next decade.

But developers who want to cash in on the expected surge in housing demand need to get a foot in the Sandton market sooner rather than later. Van der Merwe says land prices in the vicinity of the Sandton station - currently under construction between Fifth and West Street opposite Sandton City - have already skyrocketed. One developer recently paid R140m for a 2,83ha tract of undeveloped land in the Sandton CBD, setting a new record for Johannesburg land values in the process.

The Sandton CBD also offers buy-to-let investors above average returns over the next five years. Charles Vining of Seeff Properties' Sandton office says demand for rental accommodation in the Sandton CBD has already picked up markedly over the past six to nine months.

He says there are few, if any, vacancies. And when rental stock does become available, it is snapped up quickly. Vining says there is also a growing shortage of investment opportunities in the Sandton CBD, as new sectional title developments currently under construction are mostly sold out.

This is placing strong upward pressure on prices of existing sectional title units. For instance, Vining says at 77 Grayston two bedroomed units are now selling for R1,5m, up from R850 000 three years ago.

Vining expects the sectional title market in the Sandton CBD to outpace average house price growth for at least the next five years, as demand is likely to continue to outstrip supply. - Joan Muller
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Old June 29th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #156
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Largest Hotels in Sandton - REVISED LIST

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1. Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993
2. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995
3. Southern Sun Grayston - **** - 350 rooms - built 1982, 1995
4. Sandton Hilton - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997
5. Protea Hotel Balalaika - **** - 324 rooms - built 1969, 1989, 1993
6. Radisson Sandton - ***** - 283 rooms - opening 2008
7. Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre - **** - 260 rooms - built 1975, 1990, 2002
8. Protea Hotel Wanderers - **** - 250 rooms - built 1999
9. Palazzo InterContinental - ***** - 246 rooms - built 2000
10. Michaelangelo Hotel - ***** - 242 rooms - built 1996
Largest Hotels in Sandton

1. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995
2. Southern Sun Grayston - **** - 350 rooms - built 1982, 1995
3. Sandton Sun Hotel - ***** - 333 rooms - built 1984*
4. Sandton Hilton - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997
5. Protea Hotel Balalaika - **** - 324 rooms - built 1969, 1989, 1993
6. Radisson Sandton - ***** - 283 rooms - opening 2008
7. Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre - **** - 260 rooms - built 1975, 1990, 2002
8. Protea Hotel Wanderers - **** - 250 rooms - built 1999
9. Palazzo Montecasino Hotel - ***** - 246 rooms - built 2000**
10. Michaelangelo Hotel - ***** - 242 rooms - built 1996

*Note: Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993 - Johannesburg has been divided into two hotels as of July 2007: Sandton Sun Hotel and InterContinental Sandton Towers.

InterContinental Sandton Towers - ***** - 231 rooms - built 1993


** Note: Formerly Palazzo InterContinental Hotel
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Old June 29th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #157
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Very nice!!

Clean streets, trees and nice buildings. Seems to be a very expensive area, am I right?

By the way, which are the most exclusive residential neighbourhoods of Johannesburg?
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Old June 29th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #158
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Very nice!!

Clean streets, trees and nice buildings. Seems to be a very expensive area, am I right?

By the way, which are the most exclusive residential neighbourhoods of Johannesburg?
Yes, Sandton is expensive but no where close to stupendously expensive London.

If you have a house in any of the following addresses, you could be mistaken
to have a million dollars in your bank account, lOL

1. Sandhurst
2. Hydepark
3. Houghton
4. Athol
5. Dunkeld West
6. Dainfern
7. Westcliff
8. Brynston
9. Bassonia
10. Upper Morningside
11. Parkhurst
12. Killarney
13. Bedfordview
14. Woodmead
15. North Cliff
16. Illovo
17. Rosebank
18. Linksfield
19. Craighall
20. Ruimseg
21. Lonehill
22. Diepkloof extension (can you believe there are $1 million houses in Soweto)

Did i leave anyone of you folks here, 'cause i know you all have a million dollar or about to get one this year. I have tried to put the more expensive and yuppy ones at the top, but its very difficult not to miss some of them and get the ordering wrong because there is over 710 suburbs in Johannesburg alone. LOL

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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #159
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ikoyi in nigeria is the most expensive neighbourhood to live in ....in all of africa.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #160
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ikoyi in nigeria is the most expensive neighbourhood to live in ....in all of africa.
wow, my friend told me its lined up with mansions that belong to the likes of Aliko Dangote. He was there last week to meet several companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
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