Megaplex Newsletter 2016 May: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – May 2016

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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


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off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

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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

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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” even in Winter, when we warm you up with a cup of coffee! 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.

The Core Revisited

A bit over a year ago we put up a new web page for The Core shopping centre in Sunninghill, Sandton.  We have now done a full update and included a panoramic photo of the centre.  Since we put up the page, Miguel's Restaurant has become Zio G, reviewed below (with much the same Mediterranean cuisine), the juice bar and the dry cleaners have changed hands; a Jetline Print, Thai massage, and a computer shop have moved in.  The Dream Body Fitness gym is still going strong, as are the swimming school and the Indian Restaurant, which has still not discovered email.  The car-wash seems to have disappeared, and the venue hire company has changed.

Not that new, but worth a mention, is The Meat Lounge. This offers African Shisha Nyama: Lamb, Pork, chicken, Boerewors, Beef, Ox Liver and Mogodu slow cooked on the braai, with side dishes like pap, dumplings, or samp; open till late (and quite rowdy by some accounts). Two other places have tried Shisha Nyama as fast food, and folded: Nearby in The Square Sunninghill, and in Rivonia Junction. Another venue in a similar niche is Rivonia On Deck, at 17 Autumn Road, off Rivonia Road, Rivonia, specialising in African dishes and matching clientele.

Visit our page for The Core here.

Municipal Elections are 3 August

If you missed the Registration Weekends in March and April and did not make it an IEC office, you are now too late to register or reregister, as the roll closed on 23 May.  Remember that in municipal elections you have to vote where you are registered.

Odd Jobs (the missing hyphen)

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Crew Men's Grooming has moved from Rivonia Village Shopping Centre to Shop 8 in 90° on Rivonia – Men's hairdressers. "For the total male grooming experience".
  • Aesthetics Inc Skin & Body – Skin correction and anti-ageing. Moved from Atholl Square to Shop L11 (Inside MediFam), Nedbank Phase 2, 135 Maude Street cor Rivonia Rd.
  • Coffee and Crunch, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Variety of filter coffees, plunger coffees and coffee beans. Teas imported from all over the world. Premium biscuits from Cape Town.
  • Body Logic Physiotherapy (Suite 2), 1st Floor in Sunninghill Village – experienced physiotherapist. Sports Injuries, Back & Neck pain, Headaches, Whiplash, Joint / Soft tissue pain, sprains & strains.
  • Paws Pantry, Ground in Morning View – Vet store for dogs, cats, birds, etc. Food and accessories.
  • Manorswood Veterinary Clinic near Morning Glen Mall – 15 Umgeni Crescent, Gallo Manor. Not new, but newly-listed!.
  • Matrix Warehouse Computers, Lower Level in The Square Sunninghill – Computer sales and repairs. Technical services, IT technical services, video surveillance.
  • Sunninghill Laundromat & Dry Cleaners, Shop 16A, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Laundry, Dry Cleaning and more: Cleaning of curtains, bridal gowns, alterations, repairs, tailoring.
  • Jetline Print, Shop 14, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Print on demand, architectural plans, CD / DVD duplication, document publishing, photobooks, graphic design, lamination, full colour printing, corporate stationery, vehicle branding, encapsulation, e-mail, banners, rubber stamps, Internet.
  • Dream Body Café, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Tea, coffee, juices, snacks at Dream Body Fitness.
  • Blue Property Group, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Letting agents, and sell property.
  • Good Mood Food, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Upmarket venue with different options depending on how many people and what kind of party.
  • Zio G Craft, Shop 02, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Italian Restaurant and Gastropub. Open M-F 07:00-22:00, Sat 10:00-22:00, Sunday only for special functions. Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese cuisine. Pizza, pasta, burgers. Functions.
  • Kauai, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Healthy Fast Food. Juice Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Wraps, Salads, Sandwiches, Juice.
  • Vilai-Lai Thai Massage Sunninghill, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Massage & therapy treatments: Traditional Thai, Aromatherapy, Herbal Compress.
  • PC Shopper, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Over 8000 computer and printing products for home and business.
  • Love the Look Clothing Studio, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Ladies' boutique.
  • Steve's Hardware, Shop G10B, Ground in Rivonia Junction – Plumbing and Electrical tools.
  • Authentic Smile Dentist, in the Medical Suites in The Wedge, Morningside.
  • Avanti Hair-Stylist, Shop 10, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside.
  • In Atholl Square: Bijan Hair Studio, Body 20, Just Play, Peter Thomas Interiors, SMS 2 Bet Betting Services, and Sorbet Dry Bar.
  • World Of Dance in the Basement in Sunninghill Village has changed ownership, email and website addresses – Wide range of dance classes, Dance Fitness and Pole Dancing. Wedding Dance packages.

Onewaystreet Custom Tailors and Fashion Designers

Corporate wear, suits, wedding dresses, Matric Dance Outfits, Kiddies Costumes and Wear, Traditional Outfits/African print resellers and all kinds of alterations. Bulk orders. Call MV at 011 075 3087, WhatsApp 073 735 3357– e-mail web site

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

**** Zio G, The Core, Leeukop Road off Kikuyu Road, Sunninghill:

After going around restaurants in Sunninghill that we hadn't visited, we found Zio G in the Core. This place has changed ownership a lot.  It has also caused noise problems in the past :-). However this night, we got excellent service from Lerato plus my favourite wine, Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc.  Somehow, I need to find smaller portions of Calamari Salad.  Or, in fact, anything else. My partner's chicken breast was consumed with vigour!

This is a very good restaurant with excellent service.

Contact Details for Zio G Craft.

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Defunct  Back to top

  • OXO Spread has been discontinued without notice by MARS Foods (care line 0860002740, if you want to complain). They did not even bother to tell the supermarkets!
  • Food Lovers Market, in The Wedge, Morningside – Fruit, vegetables, spices, sushi, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, bread, rolls, buns, sticky treats and cakes.
  • Food Lovers Sidewalk Café in The Wedge, Morningside – Drinks, treats and snacks from the adjacent Food Lovers Market.
  • Tarryn Rustenberg Physiotherapy in Sunninghill Village – Was 1st Floor.
  • First National Bank Mini-Branch in Morning View – Electronic transactions only.
  • Flight Centre in Morning Glen Mall and Atholl Square – Travel Services.
  • OCD (Only Cocktail Destination), Shop 18 in The Core Sunninghill – Cocktail bar with music, food and cocktails. Venue for hire.
  • Pressed In Time, Shop 16A in The Core Sunninghill – Laundry, Dry Cleaning and more.
  • La Dolce Vita Hair and Nail Salon in The Core Sunninghill.
  • Java Jive Vitamin Bar in The Core Sunninghill – Tea, coffee, juices, snacks.
  • Miguel's Mediterranean Café, Shop 02 in The Core Sunninghill – Mediterranean, Portuguese cuisine. Has become "Zio G".
  • Autowash in The Core Sunninghill – Car Wash.
  • The Nail Bar, Shop 8 (opposite Spar) in 90° on Rivonia – Nail Bar.
  • Chesa Nyama, Shop G01 in Rivonia Junction – matured A-grade meats, flamed-grilled, accompanied by traditional pap and sauce or chips.
  • Osman’s Cash & Carry, Shop 16 Waterval Crescent in Woodmead Area Shops – Toys, gifts, stationery, kitchenware, houseware, plasticware, multimedia, car sound and more.
  • SSMN Manufacturing Jewellers, Shop 205 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Jewellery & Accessories.
  • Liège Café, Shop 30/32 in Atholl Square – Breakfast, brunch, lunch, bakery, patisserie, pastries, fine dining.
  • Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant in Atholl Square – North Indian cuisine.
  • Woolworths Food, Shop 24 in Atholl Square – Quality food, ready-made meals.
  • Netflorist Market in Atholl Square – flowers.
  • Meoli Maternitywear, Shop 27 in The Wedge, Morningside – maternity clothes designed for ultimate fit and comfort.

No Asperins Either...   Back to top

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Overheard at the Checkout:

"That's a lot of shopping you have there!"

"Yes. I have 'buy Polo disorder'."

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"No, 'buy Polo': Whenever I see 'Polo' brand clothing, I have to buy it."

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Newsletter Issued 31 May 2016 – Page Last Updated: 28 October 2016. – Contact us.