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A Young Lion for PE Express columnist

PE Express columnist and conveyancer, Liesel Greyvenstein, recently received a Young Lion award at the 2008 Nedbank Property Professional Awards held at a glittering function in Hermanus.

Greyvenstein – who advises PE Express readers on legal issues pertaining to the property industry in conjunction with 2007 Young Lion and local property guru Jaco Rademeyer – was one of only ten people countrywide, and the only one from the Eastern Cape, to receive this prestigious accolade that recognises young leaders in the property industry.

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Top-agent wil nou Oos-Kaap bemark

Kobie Potgieter, wat onlangs as die top eiendomsagent in die land aangewys is, wil nou haar nuutgevonde status as ’n platvorm gebruik om die Oos-Kaap as ’n internasionale beleggingsbestemming te bemark.

“My hart is in die Oos-Kaap. As ons beleggers hierheen lok, kan dit net positiewe gevolge vir die streek en sy mense op die lange duur hê,” sê dié ma van twee.

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Local estate agent wins prestigious national award

Kobie Potgieter, broker-owner of Remax Independent Properties in Port Elizabeth, emerged as the overall winner of the ninth annual Nedbank Property Professional Awards, held at the Arabella resort in Hermanus on the weekend.

The awards, known as the Oscars of the real estate industry, are open to members of the Property Association who have achieved annual sales of more than R10 million or 40 sales in the 12-month period ending February 2008.

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Ford Focus(es) on rugby sevens

Nelson Mandela Bay’s local Ford dealership, Eastern Cape Motors, recently revved up their support for the third annual Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens to be held in Port Elizabeth in December.

Two brand-new Ford Focus cars have already been branded and handed over to the organisers for their driving delight leading up to and during the NMB Sevens, which will take place in the Friendly City for the third year running.

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Strategic partnerships a vehicle to boost economy

Innovation and strategic partnerships could be the answer to current marketing challenges, says Eastern Cape Motors’ dealer principal Stephen Theodosiou.

Addressing the brand positioning of the Ford dealership in Port Elizabeth, they recently handed over two new Ford Focus vehicles to the organisers of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, which will be held for the third time in the Friendly City in December.

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Augustyn's overall win caps dominant team performance

Wesley Augustyn (Mecer-NMMU) secured the overall title of the Jaco Rademeyer Estates Criterium Series by finishing fifth in the fourth and final leg that took place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Sunday.

He topped the standings with 222 points, followed by Kevin Dorfling (Toyota-Cycle Lab) on 177 and Phillip Erasmus (Walmer) and Mario Nell (Friendly City) joint-third on 176.

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Only a crash can derail Augustyn's chances of overall victory

Barring crashes or other misfortunes, Wesley Augustyn’s (Mecer-NMMU) name seems destined for the sizeable cheque of overall winner of the Jaco Rademeyer Criterium Series.

Going into the fourth and final leg at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Sunday, he leads the standings with 175 points, ahead of Kevin Dorfling (Toyota-Cycle Lab) on 154, Phillip Erasmus (Walmer Cycling Club) on 138, Mario Nell (Friendly City Cycling Club) on 131 and Jeanne Nell (Friendly City) on 123.

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Augustyn extends overall lead in criterium series

Wesley Augustyn (Mecer NMMU) beat home some of the province’s more fancied sprinters to consolidate his overall lead in the Jaco Rademeyer Estates Criterium Series, which took place in chilly conditions at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Sunday.

Augustyn won the bunch sprint in a time of 1 hr 41 min 00 sec to take a superb, albeit surprising, third place in the third and penultimate leg of the series.

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Top class entertainment dished up at Northern Arts Festival

If variety is the spice of life, this year’s Northern Arts Festival should add a burst of flavour and delight to every arts connoisseur’s palate.

The second edition of the event, which has been lauded by national government, will take place from September 25 to 28 at Van Der Kemps Kloof in Bethelsdorp.

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Augustyn draws inspiration from brother

Wesley Augustyn (Mecer NMMU) says his elder brother’s exploits in the Tour de France will inspire him when defending his overall lead in the third leg of the Jaco Rademeyer Criterium Series at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Sunday.

“His (John-Lee’s) footsteps are too big to follow just yet, but I hope to put in a good performance nevertheless,” said the 19-year-old, who cemented his lead with a fine victory in the second leg a few weeks ago.

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