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Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Northern Sandton.
Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
Chilli on Top Centre
Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston::
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead Super Value
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodlands Office Park
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead
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Learn public speaking
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Tues 2 & 16 April at 17:45 for 18:00 at Pendo Energy, 22B The
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Shopping Centres in Central Sandton::
Grayston Shopping Centre
Atholl Square Shopping Centre
Sandhurst Centre, Rivonia Rd
Shopping in and around Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Centre
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Petervale Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres in
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Shops in the Morningside Area
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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
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If it's Free, Why Must I Pay?
Have you noticed that a lot of things marked 'Free", aren't? Take Range
Eggs, for example. They're boldly marked as "Free", but there's a price
attached. One can, perhaps, understand it with eggs, which have always been
misleadingly packaged: Small as "large", medium as "extra large", and large as
"jumbo" –as if elephants laid eggs?
The newest entry to the scam is a lager called "Castle Free". It may be free
of castles, even of alcohol, but it certainly isn't gratis. Which reminds
me of Builders Warehouse selling hollow doors marked "Solid", apparently because
that is the (deliberately misleading) name of the company that makes them.
But that's another story...
'A neighbour in NC complained that the plants a
landscaper sold her as "heavenly bamboo" weren’t actually a bamboo at all, but
the shrub Nandina domestica. We had to acknowledge that she had, perhaps, truly
been bamboozled.' –
Patricia O’Day, Bend, Oregon in AWADmail Issue 855.
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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers Back to top
- The Tea Merchant has moved from Upper Level in Bryanston Shopping Centre to Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Loose leaf tea, teapots, cups, accessories – a complete tea solution. Free shipping on orders over R500.
- FNB ATM, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Left of the entrance to Superspar, right of the lift to lower parking.
- FNB ATM, in Morningview Shopping Centre – Hut in the parking area right in front of STK Grill House.
- Doppio Zero Bryanston, Shop D04, D: Main Square Northwest in Hobart Grove Centre
– Mediterranean Restaurant: Pizza, pasta, steak, fish.
- Thai Elephant, Ground in
Early Dawn Mall – Thai Restaurant. Located in the passage from Byblos Café to Sheikh's Palace.
- Rivonia Thai Massage, Shop 18, Ground in Early Dawn Mall – Open 10:00–22:00 daily. All Major Credit Cards accepted.
- Grayston Medical Suites / Ubuntu Family Health Centre (LG1 under the Pharmacy), Ground in Grayston Shopping Centre – Baby Clinic, Biokineticist, Chiropractor, Psychologist, Dietician, General Practitioners, Paediatric Nurse, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Psychiatrist, Travel Clinic.
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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top
***** STK Grill House, Morningview
Newly opened and very friendly owner and staff. All menus are on boards and there's a good choice of portion sizes. My drink, as usual, was Sauvignon Blanc whilst my partner went back to Appletizer. I had a beautiful rare rump, after rejecting the first one for being over done, with creamed spinach. My partner had a medium rump
(with pap balls, not worth repeating).
Sammy was our efficient waiter and we can definitely recommend this venue
Contact Details for STK Grill House. Back to top
**** Doppio Zero Bryanston,
Hobart Grove Centre
Recently opened replacement for Junipa's: unfortunately, it is a very noisy venue. Our waiter was Prince and service was good. Appletizer and Chardonnay were ordered, Then I chose the Salmon and Avo sandwich and my partner the Chicken Caesar Salad.
Worth going to if you're not worried by noise!
Contact Details for Doppio Zero Bryanston. Back to top
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Africa – the Dark Continent:
No Load Shedding? Even when you expect
Eskom to disappoint you, it still disappoints you.
News from City of Joburg
below from Johannesburg Ward 117's DA
Councillor Tim Truluck.
Election Day will be Wednesday 8 May, just as Councillor Tim predicted (who
needs "Prophet" Bushiri?).
This triggered an election timetable that includes:
- 26 Feb: The proclamation of the election date in the Government Gazette
which closed the voters roll;
- Mid-March to 18 Apr: Special Votes applications (yes, you can apply
- 23 Apr: Publication of final lists of candidates;
- 6/7 May: Special voting days (no, you cannot have a postal vote or vote
Valuation Update - Avoiding the Section 52 Review
I have been assured that the Valuations Team is on target to complete the 50
000 objections by the end of February. The problem is for residents who
requested notification by post as it can take a few months for your Objection
Outcome letter to arrive.
The Valuation Department has moved out of the Civic Centre to 66 Jorissen
Street in Braamfontein. Parking is a problem, so I would advise Ubering in and
out. It is pretty quick as you are just handing in your appeal docs. [Ahem, not
quite! I still had to queue for over half an hour just to hand the form in
You can download the Appeal Forms here:
Once your Objection has been processed, your rates will account will start
reflecting the new value. You now must pay the amount on your statement for
rates, even if you have appealed. It takes about 3 months to reconcile your
account - there is no need to do anything on your part yet.
Pensioners whose properties were valued above the R2.5 million threshold for
rebates and who successfully got it down to below this value by objecting must
then apply for anew for their rebate. They will not get it backdated
unfortunately. For those whose value is still still too high, you must appeal
and only once you have been successful at the Appeals Board in a year or so, can
you then apply for rebate. Again, it will not be backdated.
For details on how to avoid the Dreaded
Section 52 Review, which takes place in secret, see
our December 2018 newsletter.
Overheard at the Checkout
did the visit to the Doctor go?"
said everything I have is 'age-appropriate'."
"It wasn't as reassuring as you might think: At some
stage it will be 'age-appropriate' for me to die!"