Megaplex Newsletter 2018 August: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – August 2018

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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


Mon & Thu above Car Service City,
off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

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
Chilli on Top Centre
The Core

Stage Bright Piano Studios: 082 330 6160 -

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston::
Cramerview Village
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
Epsom Downs
Sloane Square

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

That Presentation can be Easy!

Learn public speaking in a relaxed, fun environment at UWP Toastmasters: Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 17:30 for 18:00 at Eton Office Park, off Sloane St, Bryanston. Call Judith Taylor on 082 389 3481 or

Shopping Centres in Central Sandton:
Grayston Shopping Centre
Atholl Square Shopping Centre
Sandhurst Centre, Rivonia Rd

Shopping in and around 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
Sandton Court
Benmore Gardens
Shops in the Morningside Area

Almost all of us will one day need a blood transfusion

– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!

Make a difference to society! Donate at The Colony,  cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall.  Phone:
011 447-6665
011 880-4994

Restaurants in Rivonia,
Rivonia Restaurant reviews
Sandton Restaurant reviews
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


In preparation for a revamp planned to culminate in 2019, all parking is now free of charge at Morning Glen Mall.  Pick 'n Pay, Mica Hardware, Country Collage, Pizza Perfect, etc. are operating, and Clicks has a larger store that now includes a pharmacy.

A medical Centre will be coming soon to Chilli Lane Shopping Centre.  It will be situated where Prima Piatti Restaurant was, up the stairs (and lift, when it is working!) outside Ocean Basket.

Odd Jobs

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**** Piza e Vino, Cambridge Crossing,  Paulshof:

This is one great place to come to especially with children who can make their own pizzas. It's very good for the grown-ups as well. We came on a Thursday night when they have live music, which was a real treat. Here the hot chocolate is to be in awe of - a glass of hot milk is brought accompanied by a small jug of dark hot chocolate, so that you can mix the two to your preferred strength! I chose Flagstone Chardonnay - hey I'm really getting to know new wines these days!

My partner went for Pasta Napoletana and I for Calamari Fritti with a touch of chilli. Both dishes were excellent. Mduduzi's service and the attention of the managers as well make this a restaurant to recommend.

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**** Doppio Zero, Chilli Lane, Rivonia Road, Sunninghill:

Prima Piatti has closed so Doppio Zero won us for the evening. Always a friendly restaurant to go to, if a little noisy! I ordered False Bay Chardonnay and my partner went for hot chocolate. We then shared the oxtail, which was a really great choice. Rich and meaty and a worthy portion to feed two people!

Bongani gave us excellent service as well.

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Funny Language, English...

"There should be a special place in He'll for autocorrect." --Reinhardt.

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Credibility Gap? Uncredible?

Julius says that if the MDC had won the recent Zimbabwe elections, it would have been incredible!  They didn't win; therefore, the results must be "credible".

Interesting Upcoming Events:

Thursday 16 August, 18:00 for 18:30: Accenture Toastmasters Club Meeting, Accenture, Huawei / Harrowdene Office Park, Woodmead, Sandton. Charge: R10 for snacks. Details here.

Saturday 18 August, 12:00: East Rand Secular Meetup by SASS (South African Secular Society) - Lunch and voted topics. Brentwood Park, Benoni. Details here.

Saturday 25 August, 08:45 for 09:00 to noon: Bryanston Breakfast Toastmasters Club, Bryanston Sports Club,  Payne Road & Main Road, Bryanston. Charge: R50 includes breakfast. Details here.

Tuesday 28 August, 17:45 for 18:00: Woodlands Office Park Toastmasters Club Meeting, Woodmead, Sandton. Charge: R10 for snacks. Details here.

Tuesday 28 August, 17:45 for 18:00: UWP Toastmasters Club Humorous and Impromptu speaking Contest, off Sloane St, Bryanston. Details here.

Sunday, 2 September, 14:00–17:00: SA Secular Society Social Bring & Share with Discussion. Morningside Manor, Sandton. Details here.

Overheard near the Exit

"I heard that the bridge in Peter Road near Walnut Street has collapsed! News says JRA are on top of it."

"JRA must be heavier than they realized!"

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Newsletter Issued 19 August 2018 – Page Last Updated: 15 August 2018. – Contact us.