Show Time this Sunday in Steenberg Golf Estate

SteenbergSteenberg Estate offers luxurious, exclusive living for its homeowners. One of the best places in Cape Town to own property, a home on this Estate is a wise investment, and provides superlative living.

With 24-hour security, homeowners enjoy complete peace of mind as they experience the Estate’s features, including one of the best 18-hole golf courses in South Africa, fine dining options and picturesque scenery.

This three bedroom home embraces sunlight with two sunrooms. One has views of the golf course and the other leads out onto the pool. Read more about this Steenberg Golf Estate property for sale 

Contact Sally Gracie on 083 459 3523 or Barbie Mark on 083 778 6644 for further queries.

Showhouse is this Sunday, 29 November 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.

VWS Open Day

Please join the Volunteer Wildfire Services for a fun-filled family day as they demonstrate their firefighting skills and raise awareness about wildfires.
Date: 29 November 2015
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Chrysalis Academy, Tokai
Entrance: freeTokai Event
The highlights of the day will include:
– Firefighting Displays
– Fire Truck Rides
– Snake Display
– Tunnel Maze
– Abseil Wall
– Foam Party
– Indoor Exhibitions
– Outdoor Exhibitions
– Food Stalls (very tasty food)
– Merchandise on sale

They will only be accepting payments in cash and through Snapscan. There will not be an ATM on site, so please bring cash along or register on Snapscan by downloading the app via

Don’t forget to pre-register your children on their website to fast track the process on the day. Registration of your children will be compulsory to allow them to partake in the various activities on the day.

Update: The Story of Michelle

MichelleA big thank you to everyone in our community who has commented on the story we ran on Michelle, who sells biscuits at the M3 / Tokai off-ramp (Medi Cross side) to help support her family.  Michelle has informed Lisa that so many more people smile at or acknowledge her, and that biscuit sales have gone up too – a positive outcome for which she has been so grateful.
Michelle spoke about another project she undertakes at this time of year, “Christmas for her family”.  All that it involves is trying to find old toys or clothes that she can fix up as presents for her children – Dawid 17, Bradley 14, Abigale 7, Lenita 5 and Ziva 2.  If anyone within our community has anything that you are clearing out and have a moment, please pass them on to her – she will be so happy.

Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

12112428_10153016432730807_6333721806585841031_nIt’s time for you, your family and your furry best friend to get active at the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon!

Date: 15 November 2015
Venue: Cape Academy of Mathematics, Firgrove Way Constantia
Time: 07:00

Join the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for their 22nd annual dog walkathon. It is a fantastic day out for the entire family with spot prizes, giveaways, food stalls, pet orientated product stalls and amazing entertainment.

R45 per person/R40 per dog
(R50 per person/R45 per dog if you enter on the day)
Children in prams – no charge

Please arrive early (registration opens 07h00) and be sure to bring a copy of your email receipt as proof of payment.

Register at or on Webtickets:

Guy Fawkes Day in Cape Town

Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law, there are safe sites to discharge and enjoy fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day 2015 in Cape Town!

On Thursday, 5 November 2015, we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (or Guy Fawkes Night) in Cape Town with explosive displays of fireworks (at designated areas).



In recent years in South Africa it has become illegal to discharge fireworks displays in backyards for safety and regulatory reasons; however, City of Cape Town officials have deemed certain parks and public areas safe locations for setting off certain sparklers and crackers.

Members of the public are urged to purchase fireworks from registered suppliers who can produce their permits issued by SAPS. Shop-bought fireworks discharged at approved locations are done so at the owner’s risk.


·  Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront

·  Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis

·  Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis

·  Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel

·  Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft

·  Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain

·  Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone

·  Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

·  Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein

·  Sarepta sports complex

·  Blue Downs sports field

·  Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar

Citizens are urged to not use so-called Chinese lanterns. These candle-powered airborne lanterns are not only illegal but also considered a fire hazard. What’s more, the floating lamps resemble that of emergency flairs, which the NSRI is required to investigate and thus is a waste of valuable and expensive resources.

Law enforcement agencies will monitor the aforementioned sites.

To report fireworks that are being illegally discharged, please notify the Metro Police Control Centre on +27 (0) 86 076 5423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.

In the event of a fireworks-related emergency, contact the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 107 (or +27 (0) 21 480 7700 from a cellphone).

Tokai Property Snapshot

Tokai Property Snapshot – 3rd Quarter 2014 vs 2015:

There is not a huge difference in property statistics but interesting nonetheless.  There were 11 sales for a total of R37,340,000 in 2014 and 13 sales for a total of R48,305,000 in 2015.  So the extra two sales brought in nearly R11 million more, quite a high average, but not reflecting reality.  The average sale price for 2014 was R3,183,636 – buyers having negotiated an average of -5.65% off the asking price, whilst in 2015 it is R3,499,615, dropping an average of -5.32% off asking prices.

Average days on market also fairly similar at 14 days last year and 18 this year. A recent article on Property24 states: “The slowing economy is starting to bite into the residential property market with sales and transfers dropping 7.1% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter.”  Obviously the writer is analysing stats for the whole of South Africa so it is understandable that the microcosm of Tokai would not look the same.

However it has to be said that in spite of this apparent decline, all things property are still looking pretty rosy in our neck of the woods.

Are you interested to know what your house is worth in today’s market?  Call Lisa Rowell on
082 844 0800 for a hassle-free, no strings, confidential evaluation and find out.

Tokai Property Snapshot – 3rd Quarter  2014 vs 2015
Detail 2014 2015
Total number of sales 11 13
Total value of sales 37,340,000 48,305,000
Average selling price 3,183,636 3,499,615
Average difference in ssking price -5.65% -5.32%
Average days on the market 14 18
(Source: Propstats, Tokai only – excl Lifestyle Estates and Zwaanswyk)

Motorists encouraged to renew vehicle licence discs online

licenserenewalMotorists whose vehicle licence discs will expire on 31 October 2015 and are renewable by 21 November 2015 will not be receiving renewal notices. The City of Cape Town asks motorists to act proactively to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made and to renew discs online.

The National Department of Transport’s (DOT) transfer of the Electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) to the Road Traffic Management Centre has also affected motorists whose licence discs expired at the end of September 2015 and are renewable by Wednesday 21 October 2015. This transfer has been the reason that motorists have not received notices to renew their annual motor vehicle licences.

Motorists are requested to check their current licence disc for the expiry date and if it is due to either:

Renew your licence online:

  • Please go to
  • Under the Motor Vehicle Licensing tab, click on ‘register’ (for new applicants) or ‘login’ (for those already registered for e-Services)
  • You will be prompted to complete an online registration form and will be required to upload the necessary documents
  • The application process takes three working days for new applicants and two working days for applicants who are already registered
  • Phone the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089 to find out the amount owing should you not know the licence amount due


Renew your licence at your nearest vehicle licensing office:

Take your identity document, complete a green Application for Licencing of Motor Vehicle form (ALV form), and renew your licence at the counter.

As a rule, motorists receive a 21-day grace period in which to renew their licence discs from the end of their renewal period.

‘The City apologises for any inconvenience and is doing everything in its power to ease the discomfort of motorists. We ask that the DOT and the Road Traffic Management Centre resolve the transfer of the eNaTIS as soon as possible and that this problem is sorted out before November, which is traditionally the busiest month of the year for motor vehicle disc renewals,’ said the City’s acting Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Alderman Belinda Walker

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

The Story of Michelle

michelleThousands of commuters pass her every day in Tokai and some might pause to wonder what drives a young lady to beg at the traffic lights, come rain, come shine.

I stopped and spoke to her today, this is her story:

A will to survive against the bad luck sent her way, a will to provide for her children and disabled husband who have come to rely on her for their everything, is what drives her there. Some people will give generously and some will buy the packets of biscuits she sells for a meagre profit, but most will not look her in the eye and rather drive away.  Understandable, it’s too hard to engage with such a sad scenario and one that represents everyone’s worst fears.

A few years ago Michelle’s husband became ill and is now confined to a wheelchair – unable to do much and certainly not able to work.  They gambled everything on a move from the Free State to an easier life in the Western Cape.  Responding to an ad on Gumtree for a house to rent, they were scammed of their life savings and ended up living in a car in Sea Point – Michelle, Clive and their five children – born when times were happier and more optimistic.

People complained and of course they had to move.  From one cheap rented accommodation to another, in parts of the city that exposed them and their children to addicts, gangsters and prejudice.

With help from the community Clive applied for and now receives a disability grant and there are also benefits paid for the children, but it’s only just enough to keep a roof over their heads in yet another poor part of the city where Michelle fears daily for the safety of her children.  Whatever Michelle makes from selling her biscuits goes towards extras like food on the table, nappies and school supplies.  Some days are better than others but Michelle has also now been robbed of her cellphone – a simple luxury she cannot afford to replace.

She doesn’t want much more than to be able to provide for her children, keep them safe and ensure they finish their schooling, and feels that by selling biscuits she has raised herself above the status of ‘beggar’.  So please, if you can bring yourself to do it – engage with her, say “Hi” and give her a smile – she will thrive knowing you’ve noticed her.  Of course if you have anything to donate then please do.  But don’t ignore her – she says that’s almost the worst thing she has to endure.

State of the Nation – Win 2 tickets to this event!

state of the nationIf you are confused as to where we stand and where we are going; you cannot afford to miss the most eagerly anticipated morning session of the year.
Political expert, Justice Malala and economic scenario planner, Clem Sunter will divine the future for us, under the informed control of award winning radio journalist, Stephen Grootes.
The best way to “future-proof” your life and your business is by having access to superior information.
Our experts will help to get a better handle on the future of South Africa and its place in the world.
For more information click here or call Decision Makers 011 880 4808 or Book Now

To be entered to win two tickets to this event subscribe to this Tokai blog.

Draw will take place on the 15th October, at 12:00.

STBB MTB Challenge

STBB 2-Keep-a-Breast MTB Challenge will be taking place on 10 October 2015 at Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

The main aim of this event is to raise awareness about breast cancer and all proceeds go to their beneficiary: CANSA. Chas Everitt Western Cape is delighted to be one of the sponsors of this event.

In just 5 years the event has grown in stature to such an extent that it is now considered to be one of the prestige events on the annual MTB calendar, with around 1500 cyclists across all age groups expected to participate in this year’s ride.STBB MTB Challenge 2