ONOMASTICS BY Bertie Neethling
Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names in literature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.
STRUISBAAI TOE deur Vincent Charles Bastiaan
Skrywer: Vincent Charles Bastiaan
Struisbaai Toe, gaan oor `n messelaar, Aaron October, wat op 29 – jarige ouderdom van sy ouerhuis in Bredasdorp na Struisbaai wegloop om `n visserman te word. Na `n stryery en amper bakleiery met sy oudste broer, Sêm – voor hulle ma – besluit hy dis genoeg en loop die volgende oggend baie vroeg weg. Op pad Struisbaai toe gaan soek hy koffie by `n plaashuisie nadat hy rook uit die skoorsteen sien trek het. Daar ontmoet hy vir Pop en Sofie Mintoor.
Na `n kort romanse tree hy met Sofie in die huwelik. Sy was egter in `n ongewensde verhouding met Christo Toerien – Kitoe – `n uitsmyter en geweldenaar. Dit lei tot groot probleme vir Aaron en uiteindelik tot `n geveg tussen twee groot en sterk manne.
Daar is ook skaapstelery en die uitsetting van visser-manne uit hul huise ter sprake, asook die onnatuurlike dood van Pop se geheime minnaar. `n Lekker Overbergstorie oor die wel en wee van vissermanne, plaaswerkers en dorpsjapies.
PROPERTY GOING GLOBAL – by Scott Picken
Property Solutions (IPS) is and how we have the ability to find the
absolute best partners in each international property market.
IPS provides an all-inclusive private banking solution to off-shore
investors, essentially doing only two things: we educate sophisticated and
intelligent investors about their future; and then we provide them with
Over 80% of people who invest overseas actually lose money. But
with our experience in assisting over 2,000 people invest internationally –
to a value of R1.7 billion – we can ensure that you Invest with Confidence
and ultimately create wealth preservation, a Plan B and peace of mind.
IPS offers far more than just international property investment.
We understand your needs and will help you design a solution to
achieve your long-term investment goals. We then help you implement
that plan by choosing an investment destination, the right property,
arranging the finance, and fulfilling all legal obligations.
We will help
you manage the sometimes confusing process of buying an international
property until you are ready to hand it over to a local management agent.
We take pride in our strategic affiliations with what we call our “Bestof-
Breed Partners,” who specialise in international property investments
in each country, and we take great pride in our own highly professional,
PROPERTY GOING GLOBAL dynamic, and knowledgeable team. Using this strategy, we help you
create global wealth through property – and preserve wealth through
international property – and build a better life for you and your family
For more information go to www.ipsinvest.com.
In 2008, when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and the Global Financial
Crisis (or GFC) began, there was an opportunity to buy a fully occupied
building in Wimbledon, London, at less than 50% of the market value.
(We were buying them for £160 000 when 86 South Africans had just
bought through another company for more than £320 000 each.) These
properties had extraordinary yields at this value, and, more importantly,
they were in an already established area and community. I had lived in
Wimbledon for nine years, invested in a lot of property there and knew
the rental market implicitly. I was nervous about the impact of the GFC,
but my logic was that Wimbledon was always one of the most desirable
areas, and no matter what happened to the values, people would always
want to live there, which would sustain the income on the building.
I only had one problem. I needed to find £10 million to buy the
property outright from the developer, who had basically panicked due to
the global economic conditions. I approached everyone I knew who had
money, but I just didn’t seem to be able to find a solution quick enough.
I tried to buy one unit on my own, but the developer and bank laughed
at me. The market recovered in London in less than eight months and the
opportunity was gone.
This setback, however, inspired me to create a solution to take
advantage of any situation which presented itself in the future. It is based
on nature’s laws, which suggests that, as an individual I am powerless
in comparison with the power that comes from working together as a
team. This means taking advantage of collective buying power. I met up
with Hennie Bezuidenhout in the middle of 2009 and explained how we
could create a solution to blend nature’s laws of working together with the
SCOTT PICKEN XXXVIII use of IT to provide a situation which would revolutionize the property
industry and allow people to “Create Global Wealth”.
Basically, the analogy is the same as motor cars. Before Henry Ford,
cars were only for the really wealthy and the cars were built individually.
Henry Ford came along, created mass production and said, “You can have
any colour you like as long it’s black.”
The Model-T Ford revolutionized the transportation industry and
made transportation available to the middle class. Wealth Migrate is
doing exactly the same to international, commercial and local property,
allowing everyone to create global wealth through property and it will
revolutionize property forever.
Our technique was further enhanced by crowd funding, but more
about that later.
Wealth Migrate was created to provide a global, self-service, crowdfunding
property solution, which takes advantage of local property
markets, through Best of Breed Partners and collective buying power.
This will be optimised by a Global IT Platform, providing transparency
and efficiency for investing in property markets.
It is a blend of nature’s laws and technology, a simple solution to
buying global property aggressively, with like-minded, sophisticated
investors, and so create global wealth.
For more information go to www.wealthmigrate.com.
As explained above, we provide two solutions: IPS, which helps people
invest directly in property; and Wealth Migrate, which helps investors
take advantage of collective buying power and diversification across
different assets, markets and countries.
We would like to welcome you into our world of globalisation, international property, and crowd funding, and teach you how to take advantage of some of the greatest current trends that are changing our Global Village in one simple book, called Property Going Global.
WAANSIN, WOELGEESTE EN WONDERS deur Daniel Coetzee
Skrywer: Daniel Coetzee
Die boek is `n versameling van die merkwaardige werkinge van die mens se brein en psige. Dit handel oor o.a. reïnkarnasie, massahisterie en massawaan, ernstige gevalle van kultuurskok; visioene van die dooies; blikke op die toekoms en van verstommende gawes.
Dit bepreek poltergeists, doppelgängers en fastasmes; ervarings buite die liggaam, hipnose telekinese en levitasie, meervoudige persoonlikhede; blitsberekenaars, superslimmes, psigiese chirurgie en sluit af met die wonderwerke van Satja Sai Baba.
DIE PSIGOPAAT ONTMASKER deur Dr Jannie Roux
“Ek het hierdie dinamiese boek gelees. Dit is die werk van `n kundige man wat die tema met wysheid en insig behandel gegrond op deeglike navorsing oor die verskynsel van die psigopatiese persoonlikheidsversteuring. Ek het nog nie `n boek teegekom wat hierdie onderwerp op die vlak hanteer wat dr Roux dit doen nie.”
Dr AC Lawrence, Praktiserende Psigiater
“Jannie Roux se manuskrip gooi die lesersnet wyd, sonder om oppervlakkig te wees. Ons leer die mens agter makabere gebeure ken, kom meer te wete van beweegredes en oorsake van hierdie tipe anti-sosiale gedrag en spreek die immer aanwesige vraag van aanspreeklikheid en behandelbaardheid aan”
Marius Ackerman, Praktiserende Advokaat
“Ek dink die skrywer het dit reggekry om die “waserigheid” rondom psigopatie op `n verstaanbare manier te ontsluit. Ek dink die boek bied genoeg stof tot nadenke vir praktisyns, akademici, studente en sommer ook vir die leek wat graag meer wil weet oor die gedragsversteuring. Die boek is goed gebalanseer en smelt seminale inligting van die verlede op `n kreatiewe wyse saam met resente verwikkelings rakende psigopatie. Die maklike wyse waarop soms moeilike konsepte verduidelik word noodsaak spesiale melding. Die skrywer se bydrae bied ook `n vars oënskou op die neurofisiologiese aspekte wat met psigopatie geassosieer word.”
Prof. Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Professor in Kriminologie, Universiteit van Pretoia;
President: Kriminologiese en Viktimologiese Vereniging van Suidelike Afrika