Megaplex Newsletter 2016 March: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – March 2016

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the up-market shopper to the new and interesting in northern Sandton and Bryanston.  Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review ~ Closed
Civic Tip ~ The Checkout

Practical Effective Self-Defence

KRAV MAGA Instructors:
Mike & Walter
SMS or phone 084 211 8888


Above Car Service City,
off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

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

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
Thatchers Corner

Speak Well – Become a Leader!

Transformers Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at Morningside Country Club, de la Rey Road, at 18:45.  Future leaders are welcome!  Contact Judith Taylor on 082 389-3481 or

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
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
Sandton Court
Shops in the Morningside Area

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 Central Sandton and Johannesburg:
Atholl Square
Grayston Shopping Centre
The Colony, Craighall Park

Almost all of us will one day need a blood transfusion

– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!

Make a difference to society!  Your nearest donor centre is at The Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Aves, Craighall.  Phone:
011 447-6665
011 880-4994

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

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

We are open 7 days a week and offer “Fresh Haircuts” during this hot season we are having... very cool! We also have other value-added services and specials. Please call 011 803 5015 for more information. We are down in the lower level in the main block down the escalators. Plenty of parking in the Basement in Sunninghill Village. For more, email Fay.

Register 9-10 April for Municipal Elections!

If you missed Registration Weekend in March, you have another chance –probably the last one– to register to vote: 9 and 10 April, 08:00 to 17:00.  Remember that in municipal elections you have to vote where you are registered, and must be registered at the polling station that serves the voting district in which you live. Make sure now by visiting or e-mail me your address and ID number.

If you are not happy with the state of municipal services, like uncollected garbage strewn all over the streets by non-workers out on yet another unprotected strike, this is your opportunity to vote in a better city government.

To register, go to the voting station with your ID book or new ID card. The IEC will not accept as proof of identity: certified copies, drivers licences, or Smart Shopper cards!

Paulshof West Residents, kindly note that the voting station for your part of Ward 106 has moved from the SA Guide Dog Association to St Peter’s school. If you have previously voted at the Guide Dogs you will now have to go to the school. No need to re-register.

Odd Jobs

“What’s new?”, asked a colleague.  The absent-minded physicist replied, “C over lambda”.

(for waves of electromagnetic radiation like light,  the speed of the wave, symbol "c", divided by its wavelength, the symbol of which is the Greek letter lambda (λ), equals the frequency, symbolised by the Greek letter nu (ν) –physics-geek humour from Sam Long, Illinois, in AWADmail, corrected)

New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Rivonia On Deck in Rivonia North Shops – "Jozi's premier business and lifestyle centre". African dishes  with a blend of local food influences and traditional ingredients. Replaced Caffe Della Salute, which replaced San Pablo Spur at 17 Autumn Road Rivonia, off Rivonia Road.
  • Hair & Chats in Rivonia North Shops – Hair & Beauty Spa and Salon. Facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, hair treatment, barber and kids hair. At Rivonia On Deck at 17 Autumn Road, off Rivonia Road.
  • Cotton On moved to Shop 61 next to Dion Wired in Woodmead Retail Park – Discount clothing, up to 50% off. "Australia’s largest value fashion group". Their place has been taken by:
  • Factorie, Shop 31 & 32 in Woodmead Retail Park – Girls' and boys' clothing and accessories. Tech: speakers, phone accessories, headphones.
  • Trappers, Shop B, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Outdoor clothes, tents, boots, jackets, raingear. Columbia international unisex sportswear.
  • Europa Art Shoes, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Shoe Store.
  • Forever New, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Ultra-feminine branded ladies' clothing.
  • Fashion Fusion, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Formal, casual and leisure wear for ladies, men and kids.
  • Brandmania, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Branded goods, e.g. Guess, Nine West, Aldo, Marion and Lindie. Open M-F 09:00-17:00, Sat 09:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-14:00.
  • The Bed Store, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Beds and mattresses, bunk beds, sleeper couches, pillows, headboards, bedroom furniture.
  • Global Brands, moved from Lower Level to Shop F, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Outlet store for Fila, Diesel, Sketchers, Soviet, Levis, Ecko. Shoes, boots, socks, men's clothing and underwear.
  • Nike Factory Shop, moved from Lower Level to Shop P, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Nike branded running shoes, sports shoes, footwear, sportswear, clothes.

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Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

*** Off the Grid, Cambridge Crossing, Stonehaven Road off Witkoppen Road, Paulshof

Once again without Tango the trainee Guide Dog, who had had a busy day, we decided to give my partner a night off from cooking, as he has been doing all the cooking and washing up whilst my back recovers from the falls I had earlier.  This pub does a wide range of beers including a non-alcoholic one.  If you are a lover of single malts, it's worth a visit as their prices are inviting!

So my partner had a real change with a Becks non-alcoholic beer whilst I ordered the Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc - one of my favourites. His order was simple - Chicken Schnitzel with mushroom sauce and the chips were crispy.  However they were also smothered in some kind of spice.  We were assured there was no MSG.  I do feel that the use of spices on chips is not OK especially when there is no mention of it on the menu.

I ordered the chicken fillet part of the chicken burger with a small salad.  The first time round, it came covered in basting sauce.  Byron quickly got this rectified!  We Banters can be a pain in the life of restaurateurs!

It is a noisy place, as you would expect with a pub.  They have live music on Friday nights at least (didn't ask about over the weekend).  Only other moan - the smoke from the bar tends to drift into the non-smoking area occasionally.

It is definitely a popular venue for after-work drinks!

Contact Details for Off The Grid.

Funny Language, English...

A cold front moving in gives me a cold back.

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Gone to Heaven?  Back to top

  • go'spresso, Shop 5 in Dunwoody Centre – Café and conference centre. Light meals and meetings.
  • Jimmy's Fish and Chips in Rivonia Junction – Seafood including prawns.
  • Reebok South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Shop 8 in Woodmead Super Value Centre – Reebok branded sportswear. Adidas has expanded into the former Reebok shop next door.
  • Columbia Sportswear Company, Shop B in Woodmead Value Mart – International unisex sportswear, outdoor clothes, tents, boots, jackets, raingear. Now Trappers.
  • Zoom Outlet Woodmead, Shop BB in Woodmead Value Mart – "Zoom" Branded shoes, sandals, boots.
  • Floors Direct, Shop GG in Woodmead Value Mart – wood and laminated flooring.
  • Yale Security Point, Shop 06 in Woodmead Retail Park – Security Shop.
  • London Pie Co. in Woodmead Value Mart – pies baked on the premises and served from a (possibly authentic?) London Bus.

Self-Catering Single Room to Let Now in Morningside Manor

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Bad Advice?   Back to top

Julius says that an "advice" must be a device used to squeeze an advertisement.

Green Tip: Reduce your Rubbish   Back to top

With garbage collection in the so-called "World Class African City" currently erratic or not happening at all, it is a good idea to put out as little rubbish as possible.  Most organic materials can be composted in a compost heap or buried in the garden. That includes all fruit peels, expired bread, etc.  If you don't have a garden, consider setting up a worm farm: you get excellent plant fertilizer as an output. Contact Earthworm Interest Group of SA (EIGSA).

Keep different materials separate for recycling:

Mpact Recycling (Phone 011 360 4000) collects clean paper and cardboard weekly.

Tins, glass, and plastic can be taken to your local garden waste depot; alternatively, your local person wandering the streets with a trolley will be happy to remove tins and plastic bottles.

Put your plastic bags back in the car or in a shopping bag to re-use the next time you go shopping.

It is quite possible to reduce the amount of rubbish that has to go to landfill, from a full bin a week to just a shopping-bag full.

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Doing Good: Petition and Donate for Sanitary Pads  Back to top

Young girls from low income communities are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. On average in Mzansi, such a girl will miss 60 days of school because of her period. Over time this can cause girls to drop out completely.  Add your name to the campaign requesting free sanitary products now:

You can also do something practical by donating to Dignity Dreams reusable sanitary pads: SMS DIGNITY to 40287 to donate R20, or donate some of your Smart Shopper points when redeeming.

Overheard at the Checkout:

"I know I told you I love the sea shore, but you are not supposed to take it littorally!"

Your name in print!  Would you like to contribute a shop- or restaurant review, a better joke than ours, an event, or something else for this Newsletter?  Please e-mail us.  You will get full credit (unless you want anonymity).  Reach 6,318 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter!  Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.

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Newsletter Issued 29 March 2016 – Page Last Updated: 19 June 2018. – Contact us.