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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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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
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Shops in the Morningside Area
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Restaurants in Rivonia,
Rivonia Restaurant reviews
Sandton Restaurant reviews
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Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop
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A Medical Emergency Far Graver Than We Have Experienced in Over a Century
That was how, a little over a week ago, on Sunday 15 March 2020, President
Cyril Ramaphosa described the global Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel
corona virus, officially known as SARS-CoV-2 ("severe acute respiratory syndrome
He declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management
Act and announced extraordinary measures to curb the spread of infections. We
have "social distancing", no gatherings of more than 100 people, closed places
of learning, and restaurant restrictions. We must:
• Wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitisers for at least 20
• When coughing and sneezing, cover the nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed
• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold- or flu-like symptoms.
• Minimise physical contact with other people, and avoid shaking hands.
Toastmasters, Krav Maga, and Secular Society meetings have gone online.
Many businesses have either closed or reduced their hours and staffing.
Supermarkets are still operating. Well done to Pick n Pay for
opening from 07:00 to 08:00 on Wednesdays for the over-65's only. The session
was well-patronised at Morning Glen Mall last Wednesday.
The video The Coronavirus
Explained in 8½ minutes makes a useful primer and
Infection figures are climbing daily. That is hardly surprising: These
are still the people who were infected more than a week ago. The real
number of infections may be slowing, at least below what it would have been
without drastic measures. Why?
The long article
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now explains. Referring to his Chart 7, author Tomas Pueyo
makes a distinction between official and true case numbers:
The daily official number of coronavirus cases is how many people were
diagnosed that day. The true daily cases are found by asking patients
during the diagnostic when their symptoms started. Crucially, true cases
aren’t known at the time. We can only figure them out looking backwards: The
authorities don’t know that somebody started having symptoms. They know
when somebody goes to the doctor and gets diagnosed.
Between what authorities in China's Hubei province knew, and what was really
happening, there was a lag of about 12 days.
On 23 January, the number of new diagnosed cases was around 400 a day. They shut down Wuhan.
number: they made a decision to close a city of 11 million with just 400 new
cases in a day.
In reality, there were 2,500 new cases that day, but they didn’t know that. The day after, another 15 cities in Hubei shut down.
Up until Wuhan closes, the graph of true cases grows
exponentially. As soon as Wuhan shuts down, cases slow down. On 24 Jan, when
the other cities shut down, the number of true cases grinds to a halt.
Two days later, the maximum number of true cases was reached. It has gone
down ever since.
However the official cases were still growing exponentially: For 12
more days, it looked like it was still exploding. But it wasn’t. It’s
just that the sick were getting stronger symptoms and going to the doctor.
Add to this, that some 26% of contagions happen before there are symptoms.
The author concludes that early proactive measures can reduce the death
rate from over 4% to around 0.9%. This is why our government was wise
to move last week Sunday. But was it early enough?
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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers Back to top
- Erawan Thai Restaurant and Bar has de-franchised as Jintara Thai - Sushi - Dim Sum, Shop 3, Ground in Riverside Shopping Centre – Offering "delicious Asian food, delivered with impeccable service".
- Livingstones Supply Co. 18 Waterval Crescent in Woodmead Area Shops – Suppliers to the Hospitality Industry. Hotel quality linen at wholesale pricing, cutlery, crockery, glassware, catering equipment, luxury tents, table linen, blankets, throws, towelling, bed linen, game drive equipment, cooler boxes, fridges, ovens, lodge furniture, patio furniture. Mosquito nets made to order.
- Absolute Pets & Pet Spa, Ground in Riverside Shopping Centre – Pet washing and grooming. Pet Food: Vet's Choice, Eukanuba, Hills, Iams, etc., pet toys, dog and cat beds etc.
- Consultant Dietician Dalene Rottier moved from Dunwoody Centre to Building 1, Allhart Business Park, 152 Western Service Road, Cnr Woodlands Drive, Woodmead. A Registered Dietitian is the only medically qualified nutritional professional: the title is protected by the Health Professions Council. Consultations, including via Skype, and on-site Corporate Wellness days.
- Grant Monaghan, Rivonia 7th Avenue in Rivonia Area Shops – Medical Prosthetist, Orthotist & Podiatrist. Crutches, elastic stockings, etc. 3 De La Rey Rd, Rivonia.
- Avon Mitri Eye Care, Shop 48, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Sunglass and eyewear boutique. Belongs to Avon Mitri Optometrist.
- Coming soon, where Solomons was: Protea Home, Shop 16, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – No apparent relation to Protea Hotels or Protea Home for the Aged.
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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top
Two reviews from before the shutdown:
*** Riverside Café and Bistro, Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston
Good wine and Appletiser, the Riverside Burger and the Chicken and Avo on Rye were both good. I did take over two days to eat the latter! Angie gave excellent service. It is a great place to go to for the buzz
Contact Details for Riverside Café and Bistro. Back to top
**** Chow To Go, Morningview Shopping Centre, South Road, Morningside
Moreblessing Wadenga was amazing. She was alone up front but organised green tea, plus a combo of 2 spring rolls, rice balls and meat
skewers. We ended up with prawn toast and Fried Banana Ice cream. Brilliant service and interesting Chinese food.
Contact Details for Chow To Go. Back to top
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- Dion Wired, Shop 63, North Wing in Woodmead Retail Park – Electronic Equipment. Home electronics. Computers, printers, cellular, hi-fi. All DionWired stores closed down on Thursday 19 March.
- Solomons, Shop 16, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – Affordable clothing store for men and women. Opened October 2018.
- The Daily Coffee Shop in Riverside Shopping Centre – South African coffee franchise with manually prepared coffee.
- FRESCA Riverside Fruit and Flower Emporium in Riverside Shopping Centre – A wonderful range of fresh vegetables, fruit, and flowers.
- Zounes Fine Chocolate Cakes in Riverside Shopping Centre – A wonderful range of mainly chocolate cakes available from the Fruit and Flower Emporium.
- Cheerleaders Sports Bar in Rivonia Area Shops – 344 Rivonia Boulevard (Teasers building, on the street). Sports on TV, cheerleader waitresses, daily specials, food & vibe.
- AVL Solutions in Dunwoody Centre – Audio-Visual and lighting hire and sales: Projectors, TV screens, etc. Was 1st Floor.
- Lindsay and Associates (Suite 1) in Dunwoody Centre – Public Accountants and Tax Consultants. CPA (SA). Was 1st Floor.
- WDS Gouws Head Office in Dunwoody Centre – Was 1st Floor.
- API Piping in Dunwoody Centre – A stockist of Steel Piping. Was 1st Floor.
- Woodmead Chiropractic in Dunwoody Centre – For the treatment of headaches, neck pain, back pain of all kinds. Was 1st Floor.
- Blockhouse and Cookhouse, 18 Waterval Crescent in Woodmead Area Shops – Interior furnishing, kitchen tools and cookware.
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Thought for the Day:
"I wish motorists
would also practice social distancing!" – Gill Taylor.
More Covid-19 Resources
A podcast by Tim Ferriss, author of the "four-hour" series and "Tools of
Titans", popular blogger, thought leader, investor, linguist and suspected
I’m most focused on right now —
to Support Healthcare Workers Now — Plus Urgent Suggestions for Uber Eats,
Hilton, Amazon, and More.”
Speaking with many doctors on the front lines in NYC and
elsewhere, next week is going to be quite scary, and certain people and
companies are perfectly positioned to help healthcare workers before the surge.
you for listening to and sharing this one. It’s very important and very time
sensitive." Tim says that, with the addition of a few 3-D
printed parts, a ventilator can be made to serve two or even four people.
We might need that.
There is a new article by Tomas Pueyo, referred to above "Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance". Summary: Strong measures today should only
last a few weeks. There shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards,
and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of
lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be
infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care,
because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
OUTA Needs YOUR Help to cut Property Rates in the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant financial impact on businesses
and individuals. Thousands
of people have lost a significant part of their income. Not all property owners
can afford to keep paying property rates. Some have to choose between
keeping food on their tables or paying property rates.
Municipalities have the power to assist by reducing property rates or giving
temporary exemption. OUTA, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, is calling on
municipalities countrywide to reduce property rates under the current State of
click on the link to sign the petition calling on your municipality to
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The petition closes at 17:00 on 20 May 2020.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE.
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