Shopping in Sandton – August 2012

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Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
Renovating ~ 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 Northern Sandton.

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

Do you need a new venue for your book club, coffee morning, ladies lunches?

Chislehurst is situated in a quiet, leafy suburb of Rivonia, and the tranquil outdoor setting under the lovely thatched lapa provides exactly what you need for a private, fun occasion.

We offer whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! The venue cost varies according to time required, but you can guarantee it won’t break the bank. We are very flexible and will work around your requirements.

Jenny 083 271 5958

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

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 and Shopping in Woodmead

Home of Beauty
Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in Bryanston

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Other beauty therapies available: Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

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

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 (2)

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

"Phishing" scams attempt to trick people into providing sensitive personal information such as credit card or banking details. The phishing scammers send a fraudulent email disguised as an official request for information. Generally, they also create a "look-alike" fake website that closely resembles the target bank's official site.

Recipients of the scam email are requested to click on a hyperlink. This will open the fake website in the user's browser. On this fake website, there may be a web form that requests private information such as credit card and banking details, and other account data such as a home address and phone number. Often, the visitor is requested to login using her user name, PIN, and password. All information entered into this fake website, particularly login details, is collected and used by the criminals operating the scam.

A variation of the scam involves using a form within the bogus email itself. Victims are instructed to enter details such as a password and bank account number into the form and return the email to the sender. Another variation attempts to trick recipients into installing a Trojan on their computer, either by opening an email attachment or downloading the Trojan from a website. The scammers can then use the Trojan to collect information from the infected computer. The scam emails are randomly mass-mailed to thousands of Internet users in the hope of netting a small number of customers of the target bank.  ABSA is a favourite target, but FNB also features.

Real banks never send e-mails asking you to log on to their sites –always delete such e-mails!  You might also like to forward them to

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

● Laser Hair Removal  ● Skin Rejuvenation   ● Pigmentation  Book a FREE consultation

Relocating to new premises in the  Rivonia Sports Centre, 40 East Road, Morningside Manor

For information and  bookings contact 083 254 1447 or email

New on the Block  Back to top

  • The Laser Suite has moved from Riverside Shopping Centre to Rivonia Sports Centre, 40 East Road, Morningside Manor – Laser Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation (see advert above).
  • Consultant Dietician Dalene Rottier (Suite 5A) in Dunwoody Centre – A Registered Dietitian, the only medically qualified nutritional professional. Consultations, including via Skype, and on-site Corporate Wellness days.
  • Vilai-Lai Thai Massage, Shop 34A in Morning Glen Mall will be moving upstairs to Shop 72 and opening on the 5th of October in much bigger premises.
  • Chez Girard Restaurant – Moved from 20 West Road South, Morningside, to the Naturally Yours Centre, 453 Main Road, corner Culross Road, Bryanston. A top restaurant for truly inspired and gorgeous food. Currently operating during the day, with some evening meals to start in September.
  • La Petit Pizzeria in the Weleda Naturally Yours Shopping Centre – part of the Country Living stable. Replaced Col'Cacchio, above Weleda opposite The Campus. Phone 011 706 1118.

Dads & Lads Combo during Winter Specials!

Come in with your son/sons or Granddad and receive 15% discount on your haircuts. Bring a friend/colleague and receive a FREE Tea Tree Treatment in our back-massage chair. Call Fay 011 803-5015. No Appointment Required. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK in Sunninghill Village Basement.

Odd Jobs

Did you know that runner Oscar Pistorius is a shoemaker?  It's true: He told Olympic reporters that he planned to "give his awl".

–We just hope he didn't give his last!

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

***** Raashee Indian Restaurant, Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall, corner Kelvin and Bowling

This restaurant is newly opened and currently unlicensed.  However, Woolworths next door offers a good range of wines to accompany their food and no corkage charge is levied.  This was our second visit, as I really needed a Vindaloo to combat my flu!

On their advice, I had it medium hot and chose the chicken version.  My partner ordered a mild Daal Tadka and a mango lassi.  My wine from Woolworths was their house Chardonnay, which stood well with the Vindaloo.  This was the hottest curry I have had in many years.  It was very enjoyable with the spices well-balanced.  What is more, it hit all the right places and I had enough for the next day's lunch as well!

The Daal was pronounced good as was the Lassi.

The range of dishes offered includes many new ones not previously encountered.  Their Tandoori Chicken is very good and we are encouraging them to serve it with a real salad, as this makes it really good.

The owner and his staff are really friendly and take pride in their food.  I can thoroughly recommend going there for a meal even as a party, as the service is excellent.

Contact Details for Raashee Indian Restaurant.

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Green Tip

Mark 22-24th September in your diary for the Greenhouse Project official launch!  There will be organically grown food and vegetables on offer; workshops; films and discussions.  There is safe parking inside the venue, corner Klein and Wolmarans Streets, Hillbrow/Joubert Park.  Come and see the Edwardian Conservatory which will be close to being fully restored.  Learn about solar cooking and waterless toilets, earth architecture and green building!

Funny Language, English...

Puns about German sausage are the wurst.

Changes in Bryanston... Back to top

  • Bryanston Shopping Centre is undergoing a massive refurbishment; all shops are open during the process.  The open-air Fountain Court will be covered. The Cosmetic refurbishment of the Centre is set to be completed by the end of October.

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!

Whining and Dining

Taking a break from shameless opportunism, Julius visited a local restaurant.  Then:
"Waiter, Waiter! What's this fly doing in my soup?"
"It looks like the breast stroke, sir."

Civic Beat  Back to top

The SANBS Northern Sandton Blood Donor Clinic at Game Shopping Centre opposite Fourways Mall has closed due to the expansion of Game, although they run a marquee in the parking lot some of the time.  The nearest fixed clinic to Sandton is now at The Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall.  Phone: 011 447-6665 / 011 880-4994.

Meet your City Councillor, raise issues of concern to you, and get contact details for Municipal entities:  Vincent Earp, DA Councillor for Ward 103 (parts of Morningside, Sandown, Rivonia and Bryanston), will be at Benmore Gardens shopping centre outside Dis-Chem from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday 15 September.

DA Ward 109 (Wendywood, Kelvin, Marlboro and parts of Alex) will be manning a table in the entrance to the Wendywood Spar this Saturday (1 September) from 10:00 to 12:00.  Pop in, say hello, and renew your membership.

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

Help Wanted

Sharmini Brookes, our theatre and movie contributor, has had to go overseas to get away from her horde of adoring fans generated by her Culture Reviews on this site, so we need a new reporter.  Anybody else willing to take the risk?

At the Checkout:  Back to top

I bought some "rocket salad" yesterday, but it went off before I could eat it.

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