Top 10 Estates in SA

New World Wealth has again released its annual Top 10 SA residential estates on Monday, which included Atlantic Beach Estate as one of the Top 10 in South Africa at number 8.

Considering the sheer number of estates in South Africa now, this is an incredible feat which we can all be extremely excited about.

New World Wealth is a global wealth intelligence and market research company. They provide customized services to: wealth managers, family offices, real estate professionals, migration platforms and fund managers.

Based in Johannesburg, New World Wealth interview’s over 800 high net worth individuals every year in order to determine their preferences and boasts an in-house high net worth individual database, which comprises dossiers on over 150,000 individuals from around the world.

The ranking Criteria employed by New World Wealth includes:

  • Security – access gate, private security personnel.
  • Activities – gym, swimming pool, golf, horse riding, polo, tennis.
  • Facilities – shops, offices, parks, gathering places, children playgrounds, schools, hospitals.
  • Quality and design of houses.
  • Space – average stand size and placing / spacing of houses.
  • Views, scenery and wildlife.
  • Appeal to wealthy buyers.
  • Resale and price growth potential.

The final ranking published looked as follows:

  1. Val die Vie
  2. Zimbali
  3. Fancourt
  4. Steyn City
  5. Pezula
  6. Whalerock Ridge
  7. De Zalze
  8. Atlantic Beach
  9. Highland Gate
  10. Arabella

Our challenge of course is to continually improve and maintain our facilities in order to enable us to compete with the newer Estate’s in particular, which offer new and up-to-date facilities and services.

Keep up the good work everyone; it undoubtedly pays to keep your home well maintained and up-to-date.

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Photo Competition Sep/Oct

12aug2016-2We would like to encourage residents to take part in our Spring Photo Competition, which will run from 5 September to 31 October.

We’re looking for photos that capture the spirit of Spring!

This photography competition is open to all Residents of Atlantic Beach Estate, and we’ll select a photo-of-the-week to win a prize sponsored by Pam Golding Properties.

RULES:

This competition is open to all Residents of Atlantic Beach Estate.

Competition runs from 5 September to 31 October 2016.

HOW TO ENTER
Email your photo submission to info@abhoa.co.za. You may enter as many times as you wish.

WINNER SELECTION
All entries will be viewed by a panel of three judges and put to a vote. One winner will be selected per week and announced via the Atlantic Beach Estate official Facebook page on a Tuesdays.

PRIZES:
We will announce one winner per week (over eight weeks). Each of the eight winners Will receive a prize sponsored by our property partner, Pam Golding Properties.

The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be contacted personally and Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Prizes will be selected at random and winners will have no say in which prize they receive.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, each entrant grants Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association NPC unlimited consent to make use of his/her image towards the promotion of the Atlantic Beach Estate. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association NPC, not Facebook. Note that Facebook cannot be held liable for anything relating to this competition.

Snapshots from a Police Station

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You can go! Photo: Marnette Meyer

You can go! Photo: Marnette Meyer

Melkbosstrand Police’s Mandela Day activities started with police officers conducting a licence inspection at Kreeftebaai in conjunction with the Melkbos Neighbourhood law enforcement officers from Big Bay. They also handed out pamphlets explaining the Batho Pele principles which explain that service delivery has to be transparent.

Thereafter it was time to head for the informal settlements on Varkplaas, 4x 4 and Melkbosch Farm, and hand out gifts.

Capt. Ronita van der Toorn (left) with the team.

Capt. Ronita van der Toorn (left) with the team.

At 1.30 pm the grounds of the police station became very busy. The Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association had sent over a team of gardeners to clean up and upgrade the grounds of the police station. This was Phase 1 of the work on the garden, explained Tarryn Nel, the Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator for the estate. Also on today’s agenda were painting the flower pots, moving a heavy stone bench to a spot near a door to make a visual statement and composting soil. The next phase will include planting the flower beds.

This corner will get pavers and a garden seat.

This corner will get pavers and a garden seat.

Upgrading the garden is part of the estate’s Mandela Day activities. “I want to thank you,” station commander Captain Ronita van der Toorn said. “Our gardener, whom we call ‘Ore’ is very sick with cancer and he might not make it to the end of the week.”

Article Source: http://melkbos.net/snapshots-from-a-police-station/

Disaster Management

Fire remains our biggest Disaster Management threat on the Estate, and our fire trailer and other firefighting equipment will assist us in reaching start-up fires that are not within reach of the fire hydrants..

The Home Owner’s Association services and tests all fire hydrants on the Estate monthly. We also keep additional fire hose lengths on-hand as well as other firefighting equipment that will assist the officers to better contain fires..

Disaster managment

Emergency Response Team

Shane, Heinrich and Leon are the three security officers who make up the ERT, they respond to calls from Estate Rule Enforcement, to medical emergencies, to the removal of tortoises who think they own the road..

ERT are the highest ranking security officers on shift, and are also fully trained in basic firefighting, first aid and snake catching..

ERT conducts external patrols covering the R27, Birkenhead Drive, Waratah Avenue and Otto Du Plessis Drive, in order to monitor the area of influence. They also handle routine observation patrols during each shift and attend to all irregularities..

ERT article

Security Night Inspections

Did you Know… our security night shift conducts a full perimeter fence inspection every night.

The voltage is tested zone by zone during a thorough fence parole which takes roughly an hour and a half.

In addition to the night inspections, we also manage random camera, fence and stress tests – as well as frequent fire drills..

Security

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