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Increase in Investor Interest as Global Spotlight Prepares To Shine on the Rainbow Nation by Offplanworld

Few destinations capture the imagination of investors in the same way as South Africa. Throughout history, investors and speculators have travelled to this beautiful part of the world, seeking to capitalise on the country's wealth of natural resources and stunning natural beauty. In the modern day, the focus may have shifted away from gold, however the opportunities still exist in abundance, and many now see South Africa as one of the next major emerging property markets.

When looking at the opportunities for growth and development in South Africa, the focus of investors surrounds the country's huge potential for tourism. Today, destinations such as Cape Town, Kwazulu Natal and the ever popular Garden Route are becoming increasingly well travelled by visitors from overseas, many of whom are choosing to return, purchasing second and holiday homes as long term investments.

Away from the southern coastal routes of the Western Cape, many suggest that the emerging market within South Africa is in fact further north, in the coastal regions of Kwazulu Natal. Here, destinations such as Ballito are only today really beginning to fulfil their considerable potential for tourism, capitalising on the superb beaches and abundant wildlife which can be found throughout the region. Throughout the past couple of years, a number of superb new eco-resorts have been announced throughout the Kwazulu Natal region, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience what many consider to be a more genuine African experience.

Whilst the focus of investor’s attention has typically been on the tourist destinations, there is also a growing demand for property in the rich urban areas surrounding Johannesburg. Indeed, throughout the entire Gauteng region, a large number of multi-national corporations have chosen to situate their African headquarters, creating an increasing demand for middle range and executive properties throughout the region. Far from the traditional conceptions of Johannesburg as the crime capital of Africa, the city is beginning to make considerable strides towards becoming a global financial and commercial hub for Africa.

As seen in so many other markets, there is likely to be a notable 'knock-on' effect on the demand for property in South Africa. On the back of these increases in tourists visiting the region, the potential for short term and holiday rental property in South Africa is considerable. With many visitors chosing to stay in the country for a prolonged period, increasing numbers of tourists in South Africa chose to travel to multiple destinations. Often chosing to stay in apartments and villas for shorter periods, popular tourist trails such as the Garden Route provide superb investment opportunities for investors looking to buy property in South Africa.

When considering the opportunities for investing in South Africa, it is worth also considering the global media attention that will be experienced by South Africa during next years 2010 World Cup. Indeed it is likely that the country will experience a considerable increase in tourism on the back of the World Cup, as people become exposed to the wealth of available opportunities throughout the country for the very first time. With a global audience of billions watching the month long tournament, and hundreds of thousands of fans set to descend upon the games, the impact on the country’s tourism industry will be an important legacy for the foreseeable future.

Despite the considerable potential for investment return in South Africa, it would be remiss to look at the region as a short term investment. Indeed, the appropriate due diligence would demand a full consideration of the social, political and demographic climate of the region. Over the past 20 years, South Africa has experienced considerable change, and few would argue that there is some way to go. However, these changes have undoubtedly sowed the seeds of economic prosperity, and in the long term the benefits will be substantial to the country as a whole.

Mark Burns works for Offplanworld.tv, a UK based real estate consultancy specialising in off-plan property and who offer a wide portfolio of South African property.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Increase-in-Investor-Interest-as-Global-Spotlight-Prepares-To-Shine-on-the-Rainbow-Nation/664096

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The Wonderful World of Herbs by Jayson Inman

Many people enjoy growing herbs because they are easy to grow and a lot of fun. Using them in you cooking can make even the most humble meals seem like a gourmet treat. Fresh herbs are fantastic in soups, vegetables, breads, and stews. Herbs change the flavor of these items in may different and exciting ways. You completely change the taste whenever you add an herb.

When you first start cooking with herbs, experiment a lot. Add a little bit, here and there, see what works for you. Eventually you will get the hang of it and can easily go nuts mixing and matching flavors. Some herbs just seem to go naturally with some foods, tomato with basil, oregano with sauces, rosemary with lamb, chives with butter or sour cream. This is just to get you started. Try all kinds of mixes and matches to see what works. You can infuse vinegar with herbs to make salad dressings, marinades or soups. You can infuse oil with herbs to add extra flavor to your cooking.

You can use fresh herbs as garnishes such as chives on your potato salad or rosemary spigs on lamb chops. The possibilities are limitless and delicious.

In the fridge, fresh herbs will last for several days. After that you have to freeze them. You can freeze them by laying them on a paper towel and putting them in a plastic bag. Oncce they are frozen you can only use them for cooking but not as a garnish. A good method for preservation is to wash them, put them in an ice cube tray, cover them with water, and then freeze them. When you need them for soup, stew, or a sauce, just drop a cube in.

My favorite herbs to grow are basil, oregano, lemon balm, parsley and mint. Mint is great but be careful, mint can over run your garden. A tip here would be to bury an empty coffee can and plant the mint in it. The can prevents the mint from "creeping" all through your garden.

Herb butters a great thing to make with fresh herbs. Mix together half a cup of softened butter and about 4 tablespoons of a fresh herb. Take a pice of saran wrap or wax paper and put the butter in the middle. Roll up your paper to form a log. Put it in the fridge. Whenever you need some extra oomph for you food cut a pice off the end. This is great on potatoes, bread, steak, noodles, or anything else you would put butter on.

Uses of herbs are not limited to the culinary. You can make a natural face mask from basil, lemon, and avocados (this would also make a great topping or dip). Put a big handful of basil in a blender and run it on high. Once the basil has been pulverized, throw in a half of an avocado and a large teaspoon of lemon juice, mix until smooth. Wash your face, pat it dry and gently rub the avocado mixture on. Leave it on as long as you like, then use warm water to it wash off.

Jayson Inman is a retired postal worker and a lifelong gardener. Check out his blog, Southern Gardening to find out where to buy herb seeds and other great information about what you could be doing in your backyard.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/The-Wonderful-World-of-Herbs/470979

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Why Apricot Seeds May Save Your Life by Jonathan Bell

Apricot seeds are, like most nuts and seeds, very nutritious. Among the nutrients they contain is one called amygdalin, which is also known as vitamin B17. This attacks cancer cells, and thus can help prevent cancer from breaking out in our bodies.

Amygdalin (vitamin B17) is contained in many hundreds of foods, but ones that are particularly rich in amygdalin have disappeared to a large extent from our Western diet. Peoples throughout the world who still eat a traditional diet, have been found to be largely free from cancer. These diets are rich in foods containing amygdalin.

Apart from apricot kernels, examples of other amygdalin rich foods are bitter almonds (amygdalin tastes bitter - sweet almonds do not contain it), apple pips, grape seeds, millet, broad beans, and many other seeds and beans and grains - but not ones that have been highly hybridized (African orange pips contain some amygdalin, but American ones don??t, wheat is low in amygdalin).

There are many ways you can fight cancer. One is to build up the immune system so that it is very strong. Another is to supplement with antioxidants which fight carcinogens in the body. However, amygdalin seems to be unique in the way that it directly attacks cancer cells.

Amygdalin was first extracted and named over one hundred years ago and has been listed in pharmacological dictionaries since that time as being non-toxic. However it does have a poison locked away in it - one of its constituents is cyanide. But, locked into the compound amygdalin, it is chemically inert and harmless to normal living tissue. In the same way common salt (sodium chloride) is safe to eat, and in fact is necessary to the body. But this also has locked away in it a poison - chlorine. Of course if you ate too much salt at one time you would be ill. This is true of any substance, and would equally apply to apricot kernels. However, amygdalin is less toxic than salt, and less toxic than sugar.

We are told that our bodies are creating cancer cells all the time. Normally the immune system can deal with them. However at times of stress or in a particularly weak part of the body, or under extreme or regular exposure to carcinogens, then the multiplication of cancer cells may become too great for the immune system to handle. Amygdalin comes alongside the immune system and attacks the cancer cells directly. The cancer cells have within them an enzyme which unlocks the poison in the amygdalin, and in this way the cancer cells are destroyed. Normal, healthy cells do not have this enzyme. In fact they have a different enzyme which unlocks the amygdalin in a different way and releases nutrients and also a neutralising agent which would neutralise any of the poison it came into contact with. Researchers at Imperial College London have been experimenting using cyanide to kill cancer cells, and state that any poison that escaped into the bloodstream would be quickly neutralized by the liver.

Amygdalin is sometimes referred to as Vitamin B17 and is found in nitriloside rich fruits and plants. In its extracted, pure, concentrated form it is known as laetrile. Laetrile is used as the main therapy, but supported by other non-toxic therapies and good nutrition, in treating cancer sufferers in some clinics.

For prevention, however, Dr Ernst T Krebs Jr., the biochemist who first produced laetrile (concentrated amygdalin) in the 1950s, recommended that if a person would eat seven to ten apricot kernels a day for life, then barring Chernobyl, he is likely to be cancer free. At the beginning of the 21st century it is expected that one in eight women in the UK will get breast cancer and one in four men prostate cancer. If other types of cancer are added in, then no family is likely to be free. Therefore the suggestion that eating 7 - 10 kernels (7gms) per day for life is likely to prevent cancer - is very good news indeed. NB [1] The kernels should be chewed, or ground and sprinkled on food or in fruit juice, and only five or six (1.5 teaspoons ground kernels) taken at one time in one hour. [2] Please also note apricot kernels may lower blood pressure.

Most of this information comes from World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin (American Media, California, 1974 and 1997).

Taking this preventative action can cost less than a pint of beer or a cup of coffee per week.

Jonathan Bell has many years of extensive study in the area of natural cancer prevention and treatment. He has numerous success stories of people being diagnosed living cancer free with use of alternative methods. http://www.treatallcancer.com

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Why-Apricot-Seeds-May-Save-Your-Life/360771

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