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Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
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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
atheists & Humanists online:
The South African Secular Society (SASS) holds
monthly social & educational Meetups
online during Covid-19. Visit us
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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Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
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Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop
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What does Bubele do?
When I saw people were happy with the results of the river clean-ups, I applied
3 months ago to register as an NGO. I am still waiting for my NGO number.
I am passionate about helping people help themselves: not just handing out
money to people. I love nature, particularly keeping our rivers clean. I do this
because I love it.
I don’t receive any income for doing this and I actually get embarrassed when
I love sharing what’s happening on the river purely because I know all you
love seeing the river clean too.
All donations go to supporting those in desperate need.
They either get a food parcel to the value of R200 or R200 in cash.
Most days I hire 6 people 5 times a week Mon - Fri ( when we clean the bridge
it’s more like 10 people for 2 days in order to clear it quickly and efficiently
- two out of 6 people are my leaders who I know and trust.
The others are mothers, children, or men who have lost their jobs.
We work hard and everyone has a quota of bags they need to fill for that day.
We start at 8am
End at 4pm
We collect 50-100 bags per day.
The team really works hard trying to get all the bits of plastic out of the
trees, plants, and soil as well as the polystyrene, blankets, bottles, tin, tires
Working in and out of the river.
Pulling bags up and down the river to the point of collection.
Then hiring a driver weekly to dispose of all the bags.
I’ve also been asked to:
Fetch bricks and fill dongas (which has worked well).
Clean up the walls of complexes along the river.
Collect dying branches and trees in the river
Cut away branches that obscure riding paths.
Take it all to the dump
Things I do out of my own:
Provide the bags
Dispose of bags
Hire a driver for the day - and use my bakkie for loads and loads of either bags
Pay for the petrol.
Sometimes the dump will take stuff and other times we drive around to all the
Dan has kindly helped me many times with rubble disposal.
Contact City Parks for help
Many, many emails to City Parks and Pikitup and making people aware of our
Attending meetings - riding back and forth to the river 4 or 5 times a day.
Organizing work daily - clean up days.
Walking up and down the river asking people for support and donations.
So much more, depending on what’s happening.
My plea this year is for your support.
If I didn’t have to beg for donations constantly it would just make this task a
Having a regular amount to work with each month would be amazing.
I hope my commitment to the task at hand has demonstrated my love for all our
rivers. We also work along the river at Innesfree Park and Hurlingham. I’m given
an amount to work with each month. This work has filled me with so much joy
I have met so many lovely people and made many friends.
Many people have assisted with encouragement, ideas, food, labour, donations,
and clean-ups. I thank them from the bottom of my heart. There are too many
people to thank personally and I would also be afraid of missing anyone out. To
everyone - Thank you for trusting me and helping me along this journey.
It’s been the most incredible job and the hardest one too.
Bubele banking details:
Account holder: Wendy Malpage
Account number: 1698005490
Contact: Wendy Malpage- 083 326 6097-
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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers Back to top
- Coffee and Crunch near Sunhill Shopping Centre – Moved to 1 Airdlin Road, Sunninghill (at the bottom of the hill). Variety of filter coffees, plunger coffees, coffee beans. Teas from all over the world. Premium biscuits from Mantelli’s Cape Town.
- Party Spot / Flower Spot moved from Woodmead Value Mart to Woodmead Retail Park opposite Woolworths and next to Cotton On: Flowers, Gift Hampers, Specials, crafts, party décor.
- Brandmania has become Guess, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart
– Branded goods: "Guess".
- 3rd Base Urban, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart.
- Birkenstock, Upper Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Shoe shop - men's and ladies'.
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From Daily Stoic: Don’t Get Even, Get Justice
These are angry times… with plenty to be angry about.
From politicians that have failed us to systemic evils that have gone on for
too long. Maybe you’re someone who was conned, pressured into spending money you
didn’t have with the hope of promises someone didn’t keep. Maybe you were hurt
in an accident. Maybe you were wrongly deprived of your liberties or fair share.
It makes sense
that you’re angry. It makes sense that you’d want to get even.
But the Stoics would urge you to question that anger. Not because they think
you should “accept” this ill-treatment, but because they think that getting
revenge is not the right response. First, they would say that anger rarely leads
to well-thought out responses. Second, because there is something better out
there than getting even.
When Marcus Aurelius wrote “the best revenge is to not be like that,” he
wasn’t precluding other actions. Given that he held up justice as a
cardinal virtue and adjudicated many legal cases, we know that he was also a
strong believer in holding people accountable.
Musonius Rufus has a whole lecture entitled, “Will the philosopher prosecute
anyone for personal injury?” which argues against holding personal grudges. Yet
he also famously prosecuted several major cases in Rome against people who had
committed grievous wrongs against other Stoics. He wasn’t doing this out of
animus—he was doing it because he wanted justice. He wanted to prevent it from
So as we sit here
today reflecting on a great laundry list of crimes and failures and misdeeds
from people who were supposed to be serving the people, who were
charged with following the law and protecting
the common good, we should remember: It’s not revenge we’re after. Anger
won’t help. What we need to get, at the ballot box, in the courts, in public, is
not comeuppance, but justice.
We need to make
sure these things can’t happen again.
Justice is one of the
Four Stoic Virtues.
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