Shopping in Sandton – July 2012

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Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
Closed ~ The Checkout

All Minor Dent and Bumper Repairs

KRP Auto Body will beat any written quote. Transport can
be arranged. T & C Apply.
 375 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia.
Tel: 011 234 0160 - 079 408 7892

Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Sandton.

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre

Every Business Needs a ‘Breakaway’ Day!

And Chislehurst, is the heart of Rivonia, is just the place.

An elegant, private guest house in a tranquil setting close to the vibrant hub of the village centre, we offer a 10- seater boardroom, covered patio for coffee breaks, and a lovely large thatched lapa with dining table and bar for relaxed lunches. We can provide whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! Hire of our venue for a full day is R1 000, catering is quoted to you separately, and we will undertake to hire in any equipment you require at the best possible cost.

Jenny 083 271 5958

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Shops in the Morningside Area

Home of Beauty
Bryanston Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Also Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, and chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead Super Value Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops in Woodmead

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre

Be a Modern Hero
– Donate Blood!

at The Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall. Tel: 011 447-6665 / 880-4994.

Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks. Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Johnny: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Editorial – The Internet Wild West (1)

You probably know this, but please tell anyone who might be a first-time e-mail user (your child, mom, or granny, perhaps):

"Nigerian", or "419", scams and Lottery scams are among the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. Not necessary from Nigeria anymore, these scam messages can also arrive via SMS, fax, or post. The messages generally claim that you have won a huge prize, or that your help is needed to access a large sum of money, usually many millions of dollars. In fact, this money does not exist. The messages are an opening gambit designed to draw potential victims deeper into the scam. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the scam message will eventually be asked for advance fees supposedly required to allow the deal to proceed. They may also become the victims of identity theft.  Always delete such e-mails! Remember: You will never win a competition you didn't enter, Bill Gates is not giving away his fortune, and Muammar Gaddafi's wife is not going to give a stranger the chance to steal her money.

Information adapted from Hoax-Slayer (you can subscribe to their fortnightly Newsletter).

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Odd Jobs

You hear about people spending the night "painting the town red".

–But where do they get the paint after hours?

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Avastar Night Club, Restaurant, Café, Sports Bar & Conference Centre (listed in Rivonia Area Shops) – Opened 1 June: Rivonia Boulevard, corner 10th Avenue.
  • Raashee Indian Restaurant, Shop 56 in Morning Glen Mall next to Woolworths – opened 23 July. They are still finding their feet.
  • Biltong and Nuts, Shop 37 in Morning Glen Mall – beef and game biltong (whole and sliced), nuts.
  • Old Fashioned Fish & Chips, Shop 28 in Woodmead Retail Park.
  • Coricraft, Shop 33 in Woodmead Retail Park – Household furniture: Couches, dining-room tables and chairs, art, beds, etc.
  • The Art Co has become Art Beat Gallery, Shop 70 in Woodmead Retail Park – Art and Framing, Home.
  • Zeus Aluminium, Shop C1 in Woodmead Commercial Park – Aluminium windows, window frames, patio sliding doors, shopfronts & louvres.
  • Unlimited Solar Woodmead, Shop C3 in Woodmead Commercial Park – Solar Geysers, Heat Pumps, LED Lights and other energy efficient products. Eskom accredited. Finance available.
  • Car Wash City / Car Service City Woodmead, Shop C5 in Woodmead Commercial Park – Wash and Servicing of all makes of cars, bakkies & 4x4s. Major Service from R595. Free safety check.
  • Lamberti Physiotherapy, Shop 2 in Dunwoody Centre.
  • Coming soon to Shop J in Woodmead Value Mart: JAM Clothing, "Famous for less": Top quality fashion brands for the whole family.

Dads & Lads Combo during Winter Specials!

Dads&Lads Combo from Mon-Fri only, receive 15% on combo: Come together! Bring a friend/colleague and receive a FREE Tea Tree Treatment in our back-massage chair!  No Appointment Required!  Open 7 days a week in Sunninghill Village Basement.. Call Fay 011 803-5015.

Twin Restaurant Review by Sharmini Brookes Back to top

***** Tasha's Café: Rosebank and Nicolway

I hadn't yet been to Tasha's until recently: I wondered why my sisters were queuing to get a table when there were empty tables at other restaurants nearby. The queue was always too long and I've never since seen a quiet Tasha's. Fortunately we managed to get a table at Rosebank the other day just as someone was leaving and I finally realized why Tasha's is the place to go.

The menu is nothing fancy - basic fare found in most fast food outlets in South Africa but –made to perfection! There were sandwiches made with a selection of breads and fillings, tramezzinis, toasted sandwiches, salads, pastas, light lunches of steak and chips, fish and chips, lamb chops, fishcakes and the usual breakfast menu.

I ordered a burger and my sister ordered a Hoagy sandwich. The food looked inviting on the plates when they served them up. The medium-rare burger I'd ordered was divine - just this side of rare and still pink and melt-in-the-mouth tender. The buns were crispy without being hard and the mushroom topping was creamily delicious.

My sister's Hoagy sandwich - thin slices of steak with onions and mushrooms and cheese and jalapenos served in a subway roll big enough to share or take home the remaining half - was also going down a treat. They were both served with chips, the like of which I'd never seen before - long noodle-shaped strands made of potato served in a mound like spaghetti with the soft texture of slap-chips. Sprinkled with salt and drizzled with chilli oil, they made a wonderful accompaniment. Definitely one of the best burgers I'd eaten in a while...

I determined to take a friend to Tasha's Nicolway the next time we went out for lunch. She was reluctant to queue as The Fishmonger next door was virtually empty but I persuaded her to wait. Nicolway's restaurants do not yet have liquor licences so I had brought a half-bottle of Vergelen Sauvignon Blanc and the waiter was happy to pour us two large glasses while we waited.

When we were shown to our table, we took a bit of time choosing from the vast menu but I eventually plumped for fish and chips and my friend ordered a ham and egg sandwich. My waitress suggested I have the fish grilled rather than deep-fried and I was grateful for her advice. It was perfectly cooked and delicious with fresh green peas and crispy French fries; home-made tartare sauce and melted butter served separately. I didn't leave behind a morsel. My friend was glad we'd queued!

Contact Details for Tashas in Nicolway and Morningside Shopping Centre. Tashas is also in Rosebank and Atholl Square.

Sharmini is going overseas again for a while, so we expect not to hear from her as frequently.  Thanks, Sharmini, for your valuable restaurant- and other reviews for the Megaplex site!


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Funny Language, English...

I went to the Golf Driving Range last weekend, but I was disappointed:
They wouldn't let me drive my Golf on the range.

Gone to the Chopping Block... Back to top

  • Caemi Collection, Shop 46 in Morning Glen Mall – shoe shop: Elegant ladies footwear designed by a female engineer.
  • INV Boutique, Shop 48 in Morning Glen Mall – Ladies' shoes and dresses, opened mid-April 2012.
  • Indy Comlink, Shop L17 in Rivonia Square – Phones, phone accessories, electronics and computer bags.
  • Lushfeli Shoes, Shop L12 in Rivonia Square – Ladies' shoes and bags.
  • Digi-Max, Shop L10 in Rivonia Square – Computer Accessories.
  • Weigh-Less (Rivonia), Shop 4 in Rivonia Square – Slimming group.
  • The Cross Trainer, Shop 33 in Woodmead Retail Park – Sports equipment and sportswear.
  • Packwise, Shop 61 in Woodmead Retail Park – Ladies bags, men's wallets, kiddies' bags.
  • Apollo Blinds, Shop 54A in Woodmead Retail Park – Window blinds. Home.
  • Lifestyle Living, Shop J in Woodmead Value Mart – Furniture for bedroom, lounge, dining room.

The Halt to e-Tolling is saving YOU up to R550 a month!

Please give OUTA (the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance) some of it to pay the legal costs, at!

Do your Bit to Stop e-Tolls!  Back to top

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA), a civic action group of business associations and individuals, was formed in March 2012 to challenge SANRAL’s decision to toll the recently upgraded freeway network in Gauteng, on the basis that it was irrational, unreasonable and illegal to expect motorists to start paying for the use of these roads. The planned process is too expensive and administratively cumbersome to be workable.

On 28 Apr 2012: Judge Prinsloo granted a  temporary interdict of the e-Toll launch planned for 30 April.  This cost OUTA R3 880 885.  On 21 May Treasury filed for leave to appeal the interdict in the Constitutional court, and this will be heard on 15 August.  OUTA estimates that the whole legal process will cost it R10 523 885 and last until September.

If e-Tolling had gone ahead at the end of April, you could by now have paid up to R1650 for the three months if you use a car, and more for a heavier vehicle.

Even if the final court battle is lost, you will have saved toll fees from May to September, six months at R550 a month, totalling R 3300.  If you run a company using trucks, you have probably saved a lot more.

OUTA was able to fund the initial court case from the founding members.  But it is hardly fair to ask them to fund another nearly seven million Rand in a cause that benefits us all.  Please go to the OUTA Web Site and make a contribution today.


Please Give R10 to Guide Dogs for the Blind! SMS 'SEE' to 38051

Getting Help

Julius decided to see a therapist about his sleep problem:

"Doc, I keep having these dreams: First I'm a marquee, then I'm a tipi, I'm a marquee again, then I'm a tipi.  What's the matter?"

"Recurring dreams are a message from your subconscious: It's telling you that you're two tents."

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Newsletter Issued 28 July 2012 – Page Last Updated: 13 September 2017. – Contact us.