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                                       FOR SALE !! 

MALMESBURY, West Bank: Large 5 bedroomed house on 1000 sq. m. grounds. TV room, family bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen, back & front stoeps, single garage.  Views onto Paarl/Wellington & Riebeeck mountains.  Near creche, three primary schools, two high schools, library, churches, mosque, shops etc. etc.

  Bargain. R165000     SOLD!!! (IN 2003 ALREADY)

NOTE: This was the home in Malmesbury which the Desai family had built in 1961, and in which Desmond Desai grew up.


Front views of house for sale at 24 Jasmyn Street.  "Front" section constructed during 1962; "back" section with TV room added on in 1977.  

           TO LET !!

  BELLVILLE: Own cosy room in house, b.i.c.; share large fitted kitchen (no stove or micro, only fridge), bath, separate toilet with two other ladies. Thus single ladies preferred; students (UWC or PENTECH) welcome to apply.  


Rental:  R700 p.m. including water & electricity; plus R400 refundable deposit.

Address:  11 Baxter Street, Bellville


1.  Riviersonderend:  On N2 Garden Route, behind STEERS (SHELL GARAGE), 160 km or one and a half hours drive from Cape Town.  Overnight facilities  in house still in original country style, built in 1926,  situated on very large grounds.  Conveniently situated 30 kms from Greyton and Genadendal.   

                                                Ph. (021) 913-1438 or 084-4499-595


                               KERKSTRAAT / CHURCH STREET, RIVIERSONDEREND


                                                  VIEWS  FROM THE GENADENDAL CEMETERY

                                     LEFT: The full moon still visible on EASTER at DAY BREAK,  23 MARCH 2008

2.  Betty's Bay: 

                                                 Ph. (021) 913-1438 or 084-4499-595  



*Desmond Desai reports:

"Over the weekend of 17 and 18 May 2008, the building construction ( - which I am doing entirely on my own - ) reached the following stage:


"I am happy to report that thus far, notwithstanding three near-accidents on site, I am still unscathed.  I am also completely healthy. Building keeps me extremely fit and fully occupied. I try to build meticulously and in accordance with the plans passed by the local authorities. These plans were designed and drawn entirely by myself, thanks to the Engineering Geometry (Drawing) course I completed at  the University of Cape Town in 1970.

"I am thoroughly enjoying all facets of the building experience.  I am thrilled at being able to realize my creation through my own efforts at this mature stage of my life!"

                                           Building as at 25 May 2008:





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