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Mike & Walter
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online during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Links to Other Pages:
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
Learn public speaking in a relaxed, fun environment at Mariswe Toastmasters:
23 June 2020 at 17:45 for 18:00 online via Zoom.
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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 Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail 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
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Shops in the Morningside Area
Almost all of us will one day need a blood transfusion
– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!
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Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall. Phone:
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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with half-bathroom (shower, basin, toilet), in house in Morningside
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laundry. Close to shops, bus routes, and Gautrain bus. Call 082 389 3482, e-mail
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Update on Lockdown
With lockdown in place since the last newsletter, our visits to shopping
centres have been sparse. Below we have a few changes that caught
our attention. With hairdressers and beauty parlours allowed to open this
week, we hope to be able to report that most of them have survived. We wish our readers good health and survival through the
pandemic. Further down we have some ways to grow (other
than fat) during Lockdown.
Municipal Increases - Official Call for Public Comment
Despite unsettling economic times, several municipalities have proposed
significant rates and tariff increases across the board in their budget.
Luckily, they have invited you to comment on the increases before
Increases are above CPI and applied to water and sanitation, electricity,
refuse removal, property rates and an increase in salaries across the board.
Furthermore, an additional R200 capacity charge on residential pre-paid
electricity (R400 for businesses) alongside no Covid relief of any sort, has
Comments done directly with government cannot be tracked or recorded –
resulting in you blindly trusting that their decisions are an accurate
representation of the participation.
We urge you to comment through DearSA's platform by
1. doing so enables DearSA to record indisputable evidence of the public
participation, independent of government,
2. your comment is immediately delivered to the official government channel in
the legally accepted format, and
3. DearSA's system is able track if government reads your submission.
DearSA's records form a solid foundation of evidence for a legal challenge,
should it be necessary.
This is not a petition. It is a mandated policy formation process which
government is legally obliged to follow. Your input carries significant impact
on the outcome of this issue. Mass participation from South Africans is
essential in order to influence these changes.
your say now. Thank you for being an active and responsible citizen.
A funeral is the easiest place to give a speech,
Why? You just need the introduction and the conclusion –the body is there already.
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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers Back to top
- Protea Home, Shop 16, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – Opened Sat 13 June, where Solomons was. Soft toys, plastic toys, plastic flowers, pots, crockery, platters, torches; an amazing array of varied items for the home.
- Mi-Bella Beauty has left Morning Glen Mall and is now a mobile service provider. Nails, Facials (Nimue, Environ), Manicure, Pedicure, wax, tinting, lash extensions, massage, Gelish. Acrylic tips. Make up.
- Dr T Fletcher - Ophthalmic Surgeon has moved from H09 Hobart Grove Centre to Bryanston Place Office Park, 199 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston.
- Barazza Restaurant (B04 (C01?)), on Hobart Road in Hobart Grove Centre – "Barazza" means "meeting place" in Swahili. The menu celebrates cross-continental cuisine, inspired by the owner’s passion for pairing unique flavours.
- Autospa Car Wash, Basement in Hobart Grove Centre – Open every day 7:00-18:00.
- B Bridal House in Hobart Grove Centre – Bridal gowns, clothes for a black tie event, elegant matric dance dresses. Sizes from XS to XL. Limited stock (one of each dress). Book an appointment.
- Cutting Room in Hobart Grove Centre – Professional hairdressers, highly creative personalities, and a salon experience that stands out from the crowd.
- Fineline Solutions in Hobart Grove Centre – Custom design, manufacture, fabrication and installation of sliding doors, internal organisers and wall display units.
- Les Créatifs Restaurant in Hobart Grove Centre – The first of its kind in South Africa: fine dining, world-class wine list, cocktails, visual art, outstanding décor, interior design and ceramic art.
- Rakoma Travel in Hobart Grove Centre – Travel agency providing affordable, personalised travel management services to clients. Services Include Flights, Accommodation, Car Hire, Visa Assistance, Corporate Travel.
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With restaurants still shut except for take-aways, we have no reviews for you
this month. We had a vegetarian briyani delivered from
Taste of India Rivonia.
Although we ordered "mild". it tuned out to be uncomfortably hot, and
is being eaten v e r y g r a d u a l l y.
Funny Language, English....
are longstanding problems that have been with us for some time" –Bongani Bingwa
on Radio 702, 7 June 2020 (as opposed to longstanding problems that appeared
overnight, of course).
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Many businesses are shut at present. We sincerely hope they
will reopen. Here are a few that won't:
- Fingers & Toes, Shop 09 in Coachman's Crossing – Nail Studio, Health & Beauty. Nails, Hands & Feet, Manicure and pedicure.
- Home of Beauty near Bryanpark Shopping Centre – Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in Bryanston, in a quiet and cosy space. Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, chakra balance. Ladies Only.
- MME Dietitians, Shop Studio B in Hobart Grove Centre – four registered dietitians who provide factually sound and up to date nutrition consultations for individuals, corporate clients as well as to industry and the media.
- Lunit Vapes, Shop G07 in Hobart Grove Centre – Vaping and accessories. Local Juices, Starter Kits. Open Mon-Thursday 09:30-18:30, Friday 09:30-19:30, Saturday 09:30-18:30, Sunday 09:30-14:30.
- SA Culinary Club, Shop H12 in Hobart Grove Centre – "We're passionate about food and bringing people together in an environment where they can learn, laugh and cook amazing food while having fun.".
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Thought for the Day:
"No! Try not.
DO! Or do not. There is no 'try'.” – Yoda, Star Wars.
Are You Holding Your Shield? (from Daily
The world has asked a lot of us over the last few months. We had to stop
travelling. We had to shut down our businesses. We had to take our kids out of
It asked even more of some of us. The doctors who had to work
round-the-clock shifts. The nurses who did the same. There are those among us
whose businesses will never reopen or whose jobs will never come back. There are
some of us who didn’t get to say goodbye to people we loved, who had to watch
funerals over the internet.
In a beautiful article a few weeks ago, Steven Pressfield (interviewed
here) spoke about how the Spartans —the ancient Greeks whom the
Stoics admired so much— would have responded to this kind of collective
sacrifice. He quotes Plutarch, who explained why the Spartans punished with
death the soldier who dropped his shield but not his other protective gear,
“Because helmet and breastplate are worn to protect the individual alone but the
shield is borne to protect the whole line.”
“Why are we asked
to wear surgical or face masks in public, to practice social distancing, and to
observe self-quarantining?” Steven asked. “Answer: Because these practices are
not for the individual alone but for the protection of the whole line.”
This moment we
are in is a test. It’s a test of your character. It’s a test of your Stoicism.
It’s asking whether you just pay lip service
to sympatheia, or whether you actually believe it —whether you can
embody your philosophy
as Epictetus said.
Daily Stoic talked about this
with John Brownstein, professor at the Harvard School of Medicine: The mask is not for you. Social distancing is not for
you. It’s for the grandmother of the person you never met. It’s for the chemo
patient. It’s because you might be a carrier and not know it, and so in wearing
a mask, you protect the strangers you see and the strangers they see too. In
deciding to eat the deposit on your family vacation, to pay for extra sick leave
for your workers, to donate to a food bank, you are not helping yourself—you are
doing something far more important and more noble.
You are protecting the whole line. And as a Stoic, as a Spartan, as a Citizen of the
world, that is your job.
Find out more by subscribing to the Daily Stoic email.
Some More Resources for Lockdown
If you do have some spare time on your hands during this ‘lockdown’,
Professor Lee Berger’s series of 30min+ online video lectures about the University
of the Witwatersrand's incredible hominid collections are proving very popular. Wits holds
some of the most precious fossils in the world that point to the origins of
humankind. You can
watch the lectures at this link.
This could be one of the most important podcasts philosopher Sam Harris has ever
done. Especially in the light of the moral and political zeitgeist of America (and
the world). He discusses, inter alia, racism, woke-culture, Trump,
police brutality/violence, and police reform (in an American context, but
Whatever you think about these issues,
he articulates important points that
are worth considering.
FMF article: COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes
– Chris Hattingh:
The devastating effects of South Africa's draconian lockdown are playing out in
front of our eyes. Implemented on 27 March 2020, the lockdown has piled on
misery for an economy that was already taking its last breaths. The myriad
nonsensical regulations, amongst which, for example, was the banning of
e-commerce, have meant that businesses, employees, and their families, are in a
state of limbo. While a global pandemic could be expected to cause significant
economic disruption, as people adjusted their behaviour and work patterns, harsh
lockdowns and regulations have unnecessarily exacerbated the negative effects.
To read further,
please click here.
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It looks like the Lone Ranger was ahead of his time..."
"Any chance of a silver bullet too?"