Doing Business in Sandton, November 2019


Welcome to the Megaplex Business Booster Newsletter as advertised in our longstanding Newsletter: "Shopping in Sandton".  This short monthly newsletter will give you quick tips that can make your business more profitable, safer and –even– more fun!

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Then see this month's Google tip.

What with it being Black Friday weekend, a lot of people are hunting for bargains.  Trust the scam artists to jump on  the bandwagon.  Below there's a scam that you might like to learn about, targeting Pick n Pay customers.

Finally, we have only one comfortable convenient cottage available in Morningside near Rivonia.

That's it until the New Year!  Have a safe and happy festive season, and this newsletter will be back in January.

On-Line Business Tip: Search for Jobs on Google:

Google is the most popular search engine in the solar system. We know Google as a search engine that will find websites for you.  However, nowadays Google is increasingly trying to make money from you directly rather than refer you to somebody else.  Here is one example:

With the new year coming up, someone in your family might be looking for a job.  You can find job opportunities on Google. For example, you can search for: computer jobs near me or entry-level jobs in finance. This will bring up a "Jobs" window showing available jobs, with options to refine your search.

Currently, job search works for jobs in over 100 countries, including South Africa.  Searches work in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Scam Alert - Pick n Pay is NOT giving away R1 500 coupons!

Scores of unwary South African Facebook users have been sharing a viral scam offering a R1 500 coupon from Pick n Pay, but the retailer has confirmed to Fin24 that it is a hoax.

This phishing scam reads as follows: "Pick n Pay has announced that everyone who shares this link will be sent a R1500 coupon for its anniversary. TODAY ONLY" and gives a fake website that requires answers to a three step "survey" before the post is shared to your own timeline. 

We got sent it on WhatsApp.  Read more here on Fin24.  The real Pick n Pay website is (the https: means it is a secure site).  The scam site is an insecure (http:) .com site.

For confirmation visit the real Pick n Pay website and scroll down to "November 2019: Fake R1500 Facebook Coupon".


Do You or Your Staff Need a Convenient Place to Stay??

Furnished Morningside Cottage to Let Now!

Roomy secure garden apartment with double bedroom, ample bathroom, carpeted split-level lounge-dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, patio, garden and double carport. Wi-Fi. Fully furnished and serviced including twice-weekly laundry. Close to Morningside and Rivonia shops and main bus routes, including two Gautrain bus routes. All for only R9000 a month for one person or R10,000 for two!

Call 082 389 3482, or reply to this email.


All the best from Rick at,

the World's most helpful website for shops in Sandton.

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