Megaplex Newsletter 2016 November: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – November 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


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

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

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 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”! 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.

Changes in Sunninghill

On a recent tour through Sunninghill, we were alarmed at the number of restaurants that have gone, several not to be replaced (yet?).  Times must be bad when a Wimpy closes, but that has happened in Chilli Lane.  Also gone from there: Curry Delhi (we'll miss the pun) and Kung Fu Kitchen.

The Square has lost Green Origins – they did try, but presumably not hard enough.

In Sunninghill Village, The Laughing Buddha has replaced Fusion Café. Another sad loss there is "The Shunting Yard and Portas Deli" which, in addition to the coffee shop and delicatessen, sold wonderful model trains. I suppose we just didn't buy enough of them.

PizzaCassO is surviving in Sunhill Shopping Centre, but has closed in Wendywood Shopping Centre, a centre that is gradually dying.

On the positive side, a Pizza Del Forno has opened in Chilli on Top.

Furnished Garden Cottage/Apartment to Let Now in Morningside Manor:

Large north-facing. Bedroom with en suite full bathroom. Split-level lounge/dining area. Kitchen, patio, garden and carport.  Secure, carpeted, fully furnished and serviced (including washing). Close to shops and bus routes.  To Let for one person or two. Call 082 389 3482, e-mail us, or click here.

Odd Jobs

"Doc, what actually is the function of the prostate gland?"
"Well, its main function, once patients pass middle age, is to make money for urologists like me."

New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • S and C Liquor Store has become Sunhill Liquors in Sunhill Shopping Centre – All types of drinks. Free delivery in Sunninghill. Open Mon-Sat 08:00-20:00, Sun 08:00-15:00.
  • Friends for Life Pet Shop (now Shop LL08) has swapped shops with The Baker's Box baking and decorating supplies (now Shop LL17), Basement in Sunninghill Village.
  • Cartridge Depot, Shop 23, Ground in Chilli Lane Shopping Centre Sunninghill – Suppliers of refills, re-manufactured and new printer cartridges. A4 printer paper. Opened 1 August 2016.
  • NAZ Fashion & Accessories, Ground in Chilli Lane Shopping Centre Sunninghill – Ladies' clothing.
  • candi&co, Shop 39, Ground in Chilli Lane Shopping Centre Sunninghill – Hair salon specialising in ethnic hair.
  • Pizza Del Forno, Shop 05, Upper Level in Chilli on Top Shopping Centre Sunninghill – original wood-burning oven. Pizza, pasta, pasta al forno, salads, focaccia, oven-roasted chicken, soft drinks.
  • The Tobacco Shop, Shop 07B, Lower Level in The Square Sunninghill – Cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, hubbly bubblies, tobacco, pipes, and (eventually) lung cancer.
  • Dzuvha Hair, Nail and Beauty Salon, Shop LG11, Mezzanine in The Square Sunninghill – Mainly ethnic hair.
  • Lanceria, Shop LG10, Mezzanine in The Square Sunninghill – Beautiful and affordable ladies' underwear.
  • Time 4 Me Beauty, Mezzanine in The Square Sunninghill – Gel Nails, Gelish, Facials, Waxing, Massages, Manicures & Pedicures.
  • 7-Eleven Convenience Store Sunninghill has become Miapoint Convenience Store Sunninghill, Upper Level in The Square Sunninghill – All household essentials and groceries. Charcoal, firewood.
  • 7-Eleven Liquor Sunninghill has become Miapoint Blue Bottle Liquor, Upper Level in The Square Sunninghill – Bottle Store: Complete range of liquor.
  • Informal "Restaurant" @ Wendywood (Spar), Ground in Wendywood Shopping Centre – Braai: chicken 'n pap, chicken 'n chips, steak 'n pap, russian, chips, cold drinks, etc. On the deck left of the Post Office.
  • Sunninghill Curtains & Blinds, Shop G18, Ground in Sunninghill Village – Curtains, pelmets, drapes, cushions, decorative rods/rails, blinds, pillows, custom headboards & upholstery. Measure, supply, manufacture and install all kinds of curtains, blinds, upholstery. Curtain alterations & repairs.
  • Sunninghill Skin Care is now Sunhill Beauty Spa, Shop 11 in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Face treatments, body treatments, nail enhancements, hand & foot, tinting, waxing, safe tanning, laser hair removal.
  • Cell Zone ICT Integrators, Shop 15C in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Cell phone repairs and accessories.
  • Barbell Bullies, Shop LL10, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Fitness experts. Qualified trainers and coaches: powerlifting/weightlifting, strength & conditioning coaching, sport specific training, sports injury & pre-/post-op rehabilitation, personal training, weight loss/gain, competition preparation, nutritional advice.
  • Pace & Power, Shop LL12, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Supplements. Inside FightFit Militia.
  • Silver Moon has become The Hanger, Shop G03, Ground in Sunninghill Village – Ladies' and Gents' clothing in adjacent shops.
  • Karan's Spice has become Saravan's Spice & Prayer, Ground in Sunninghill Village – Spice, Masala, grains, savouries, baking products, samoosas, soya, chilli sauce, prayer goods.
  • The Laughing Buddah, Shop G09, Ground in Sunninghill Village – Contemporary cuisine. Quality food at affordable prices.
  • The Kitchen, Shop G40, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Coffee shop and delicatessen.
  • Nifty Novelty has become Naughty and Nice Adult Boutique, 1st Floor in The Square Sunninghill – Raunchy DVDs, adult toys, naughty magazines and stuff.
  • Melissa's Mantra, Shop 22, Ground in Rivonia Village – Food, home, gifting.
  • Debonairs Pizza, Ground in Rivonia Village – Restaurant: Pizza, stacks, subs, Juices, Soft drinks.

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Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

***** Perron, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston: 11 November 2016

A venture into Mexico on a dark and rainy night proved to be very enchanting.  They were, technically, full, but the highly obliging Shelton managed to create a table for us by taking a table away from a couple who had two. The Villieria wine was very good and the Appletiser suited as usual.  Meals were Fish Taco - proclaimed excellent and Levanta La Muertos - a wonderful tomato cocktail of seafood.  Totally perfect food and great ambience. Shelton proved a great waiter.  Great venue for the young at heart and party people!

Contact Details for Perron Mexican Restaurant.

Funny Language, English...

According to radio reports, sewage spills from Johannesburg's  dysfunctional Northern Works sewage purification works are polluting the "Yuck-sky" river.

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QuickBooks uses everyday terms like "invoice a customer", "enter bills", "receive payments".  None of that technical "Debtors" and "Creditors" stuff!  Easy to install, easy to use.  Bank accounts, bills, invoices, customer and supplier lists, useful graphs, VAT, all in one place.  Premier 2016 version R4799, Pro only R3599. Up to 25% discount on upgrades from Software Africa: e-mail or call 011 802 2685.

Departed  Back to top

Do you Need Student Accommodation for 2017?

Large north-facing bedroom with shared bathroom. Shared lounge, dining room, kitchen, patio, garden and parking.  Secure, carpeted, fully furnished and serviced (including washing). Close to shops and bus routes.  To Let from 1 January 2017 for one person. Call 082 389 3482, e-mail us, or click here.

A Piece of Old High Tekkie   Back to top

Julius says that while running a country is not a piece of hake, it's not rocket surgery either.

Builders Warehouse Tips

Builders Warehouse has seventeen things to do to secure your home before you go on holiday, followed by a helpful list of things to check before you leave. They also have a DIY tip on making a secret compartment to conceal your laptop or other valuables. We did something similar but forgot where we had hidden the valuables and had to unpack most of the cupboard to find them!  Our advice is that you always make a note of where you hide valuables.  Of course, you want to hide the note somewhere safe where burglars can't find it...

Fun Website for Nerds

If you are excited by science, interested in how things work, and don't mind a long read and some mild bad language, look at Tim Urban's website, Wait But Why.  Just a few of the many articles we liked:

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Newsletter Issued 24 November 2016 – Page Last Updated: 25 November 2016. – Contact us.