Megaplex Newsletter 2018 July: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – July 2018

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
Home Tip ~ The Checkout

Practical Effective Self-Defence

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


Car Service City building,
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

Stage Bright Piano Studios: 082 330 6160 -

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
Benmore Gardens
Shops in the Morningside Area

Speak Well – Become a Leader!

Bryanston Breakfast Club Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Bryanston Sports Club, corner of Payne and Main Roads, Bryanston, at 08:45 for 09:00.  Future leaders are welcome!  Call 082 389-3481, visit the website, or email the VPPR..

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,
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

Cycloworx: Bicycle Repair Specialist, Open 7 days a week!

Suspension Specialist (FOX Accredited), wheel build, custom bike build, all repairs & maintenance. Mon to Fri 08:30–18:00, Sat 08:30–14:00, Sun & PH 09:00–13:00: Cambridge Crossing, c/o Witkoppen & Stonehaven Roads, Paulshof. Visit our Facebook page or sign up to our newsletter for Weekly Winter Specials. Tel 011 234 7666

Apology to Cycloworx

Other bicycle shops may have closed, but Cycloworx is still going strong in the newly-revamped Cambridge Crossing, c/o Witkoppen & Stonehaven Roads, Paulshof. They are just to the right of the Continental Butchery & Bakery.  Our sincere apologies to Monique and Cycloworx for incorrectly listing them as "closed" in the June issue of this newsletter.

Wedge News

New tenants are moving apace into the upper level at The Wedge, Morningside.  To get to the upper parking, drive to the left around the new parking block, via a temporary gravel stretch and then a ramp up.  The new Planet Fitness gym will be right in front of you, though its entrance is a storey up around the back. To your right is a new SuperSpar, an upmarket and extensive supermarket, still with some opening specials, and big sister to the 90 Degrees Spar. Further to the right is Spar Tops Bottle Store, for those with expensive tastes in liquor. Morningside Dispensary has returned to its old place, which now locates it between Spar Tops and Polpetta Restaurant.  The lifts to the lower parking levels are now operative.

Odd Jobs

"I've thought about writing a book about riding bicycles safely at night, called 'The 7 Habits of Highly Reflective People'." –Daniel Mocsny.

Free Spreadsheets from Software Africa!

These spreadsheets will be e-mailed to you by auto-responder on request.  To use them you need Microsoft Excel (instructions included, but no batteries): Bank Account Reconciliation, Fuel Consumption Record, Rainfall Record, Water Meter Readings, Electricity Meter Readings, Mattress Turning Schedule, John Demartini Savings Calculator, and Quotation System with Bill of Materials: Click Here.

New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Cycloworx, Definitely still open in Shop 04 in Cambridge Crossing – "The bicycle workshop": Servicing bicycles, making friends. Open Mon to Fri 08:30–18:00, Sat 08:30–14:00, Sun & Holidays 09:00–13:00.
  • Bergens Appliance Repairs & Spares moved from Petervale Shopping Centre to 123 12th Avenue, Cnr 12th Ave and Autumn Road in Rivonia North (and didn't tell us!) – Repairs to all kinds of household appliances: Washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, fridges, microwave ovens, stoves, VCRs, Hi-Fi, etc.
  • Precision Glaze, Kinetic Sports Centre in Rivonia Area Shops – Professional auto detailing: Polishing, paint protection, paint correction, ceramic coating, interior cleaning, and mag wheel polishing. In the basement parking.
  • Anume Beauty & Spa, Shop 11, Ground in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Face treatments, body treatments, nail enhancements, hand & foot, tinting, waxing, safe tanning, laser hair removal.
  • Coffee Shop 2 Be, Shop 43A, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Small Coffee shop in what used to be part of Manor Pharmacy's space.
  • S88 Woodmead, Shop W, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart – "Multi-branded lifestyle store": Clothes and footwear. Nike, Adidas, many brands.
  • Spar Tops, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Upmarket Bottle Store with extensive expensive range of liquor, and small amount of boxed wine.
  • Superspar, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Upmarket and extensive supermarket, with some opening specials (opened 26 June 2018). Big sister to the 90 Degrees Spar.
  • Planet Fitness, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Large fully-equipped gym. Entrance at the top level, round the back.
  • Medbond in Morningview Shopping Centre – Financial Services, Insurance, and Investment Banking Organisation based in Dubai, Hong Kong, "Veitnam", and South Africa.
  • Rodavani in Morningview Shopping Centre – Exclusive men's shoes, so exclusive that they display no contact details and seem seldom open.

Advertise Economically on the Megaplex website!

Only R1000+VAT per year for a topmost banner or R500+VAT for another banner! e-mail us or call 082 389-3482. Last year our Woodmead Value Mart page had 36,324 unique visitors, Morning Glen Mall had 18,563, Woodmead Retail Park 18,153.

Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

***** Adega, Grosvenor Crossing, Bryanston: 26 May 2018

Access here was achieved by going up the slope to the fast food outlets and then walking past the hardware store! However, the restaurant is welcoming and well laid out. Wine, however, was a problem as the lower priced ones were all out of stock. I was offered a carafe of Place in the Sun Chardonnay, which was sold as being two glasses. Sadly it wasn't. I then found out that they did have Darling Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc. This proved to be a really great find. I am enjoying the Darling wines more and more.

My partner had mango juice and we shared the Spare Ribs combo. My part of the combo were the most plump and delicious prawns. The spare ribs were also very good. With attentive service from Rosemary, excellent food and wine, Adega is a place to go to celebrate.

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**** Pappadums, Morning Glen Mall, corner Kelvin Drive and Bowling Avenue, Gallo Manor

Another of our favourite places, with an excellent Mango Lassi as well! I ordered Strydom Freshman Sauvignon Blanc - another new wine to add to my list. My partner's food choice was a mild Chana Masala whilst I ordered the Murg Tikka medium. Charity is used to my "No rice, thank you", which still surprises in other restaurants. Good food and good service, plus reusable takeaway containers.

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Funny Language, English...

"If nocturnal animals are active at night, and diurnal ones during the day, what do you call animals that sleep most of the time?"
"Domestic cats?"

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Mortified:  Back to top

  • Sunhill Beauty Spa, Shop 11 in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Face treatments, body treatments, nail enhancements, hand & foot, tinting, waxing, safe tanning, laser hair removal.
  • Abinas Ethnic Hair Salon, Shop 65 in Morning Glen Mall – Ethnic Hair Salon, now under new management. Was Upper Level.
  • Bamboo Environmental Services in Rivonia North Shops – pest control, hygiene, consumables, toilet paper, soaps, eco-friendly chemicals, paper towels, cleaning chemicals. Was 12th Ave just off Autumn Road, near Rivonia Road.
  • Burgerack, Shop G05-06 in Coachman's Crossing – Ribs, craft burgers, waffles, Monster Shakes. Catering for onsite and instore year-end parties.

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Recycling to the People   Back to top

Julius asks, how can City of Johannesburg expect us to re-cycle when we didn't cycle in the first place?  Non-cyclists should be exempt from re-cycling!  Amandla!

Civic: Wildfires In COJ Conservation Areas

During our dry winters there are often fires in our parks and City of Johannesburg (COJ) Conservation areas like the Sandspruit, Braamfontein Spruit, Delta Park and Melville Koppies. Please report them at the 24-hour number 011 760 9143. You can also call Phillip 071 220 3696 or Moses 082 344 2407.  Information from the newsletter of City Councillor Tim Truluck (DA, Ward 117: Victory Park, Parkhurst, Parktown North, Rosebank, Parkwood, Saxonwold, Gupta Glen, and surrounds).

South Africa’s Economy needs Real Change!

The economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2018 relative to the same quarter in 2017. We had a 24% collapse in agricultural production. A 9.9% collapse in mining, 6.4% in manufacturing: All sectors that employ lots of people. It will take more than talk shops, conferences and PR launches to change the trajectory of our economy. The same policies, sold by a new President, will not deliver real job-creating growth. The hard, cold reality is that just about every key metric that describes the South African economy today is heading quite dramatically in the wrong direction. Government’s response has generally been to aggravate the situation, even as investors, analysts, ratings agencies and international organisations spell out the change we need.

What can be done? Read more here.

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

Overheard near the Checkout:

"Do you see any gloves in the shop?"
"No, not off hand!"

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Newsletter Issued 23 July 2018 – Page Last Updated: 15 August 2018. – Contact us.