Megaplex Newsletter 2021 November: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – November 2021

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter! We alert the up-market shopper to the new and interesting in Sandton and Bryanston.  Our jokes are good and original!  (Admittedly, the good ones aren't original, and the original ones aren't good). Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Welcome ~ New Shops
The Midsection ~ Closed
Civic Tip ~ The Checkout

Need a Plumber?
Call Doctor Pipes!

Also waterproofing and
small building alterations.

Under personal supervision of Mark Michalow
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082 412 5152
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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

Funeral Oration?
Would You Rather be in the

You will have to speak in public one day!  Prepare now in a relaxed, fun environment at Mariswe Toastmasters: Online on Tue 14 December at 18:00. Call or message Rick on 082 389 3482 or email

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
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Woodlands Office Park
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

Non-Religious? Meet other Atheists & Humanists online:

The South African Secular Society (SASS) holds monthly social & educational Meetups online during Covid-19. Visit us on Meetup and chat on the Telegram App.

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

Shopping in and around Rivonia:
Rivonia Central
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

Make a difference to others!

Lockdown does not stop people needing blood.

Donate at Design and Decor Centre (near Molly Malones), Forest Road and Sunset Ave, Pineslopes, Sandton: Tel 011 465 6441

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

Thank You for Voting on 1 November!

This is our first "Shopping in Sandton" after the municipal election on Monday 1 November.  Apparently more by accident than design, the Democratic Alliance has had its mayors voted in in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.  As the DA has not put together majority coalitions this is going to be an interesting time.  We hope that nevertheless the DA can bring home its the track record of good, clean governance in the municipalities and the province where it governs. This will require the various parties to demonstrate maturity by putting the voters, instead of party interests, first.  Spoilers should expect to be penalised in the next General Election in 2024.

Since it's Black Friday, Beware of Scams!

FNB writes: Don't fall victim to fraudulent scams during Black Friday. Think twice before you chase a deal and make a payment online.

Tips to safely shop online:

  • Double check third party payment websites (URL must start with 'https')
  • Don't save account numbers, passwords, PINs, OTPs and CVV details on third party websites
  • Never disclose your OTP or select Approve on a Smart inContact if you suspect fraud
  • Avoid sites where you have to type your online banking username and password
  • If you suspect fraud or your device is lost or stolen, report it as soon as possible on the Banking App or alternatively contact the FNB Fraud Centre on 087 575 9444 for immediate assistance.

Odd Jobs

Facebook is taking over Schindler Lifts. The new company will be called "Facelift".

Do You Use Excel?  Making Mistakes is Easy!

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Dr Caitlyn Parker has replaced Dr Lindie Gouws at the Rivonia Family Medical Practice, Rivonia Health & Wellness Centre, listed in Rivonia Area Shops – Drs Sam Lewis, Sumien Moore, and Caitlyn Parker, Medical Doctors (General Practitioners). Surgery. Blood tests.
  • Nedbank Express in Rivonia Village – Mini-Bank, shrunk and moved from upstairs above Woolworths down to Ground Floor near Checkers.
  • Taste of India Rivonia is moving from Early Dawn Mall opposite to Ground Floor in Rivonia Village – Indian Restaurant & Take Away. Mild, medium or HOT, all food is Halaal. Vegetarian starters and main courses, bunny chow, Roti, kebabs, naan, tandoori, curry and rice: chicken or lamb, biryani, seafood, dosa, salads, chips. Special Sunday buffet.
  • Braai Block, Shop 02, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Natural organic braai fast food chain. Braai Combos, Chuck, Shortribs, Lamb, Pork, Sausage, Wors, Chicken, Fish, Sides, Chakalaka, Beverages. Opened August 2021.
  • Maskscara Nails - Sandton, Shop 04, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Nail salon.
  • Medicine Planet Pharmacy, Shop 11, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Pharmacy. Covid -19 Vaccinations.
  • Petervale Printing, Shop 08, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – new shop coming in November 2021.
  • Clicks Covid-19 Vaccination Site, 1st Floor in Rivonia Village – You can just walk in, but they take appointments first.
  • Tammy Taylor Nails, Shop FF12, 1st Floor in Rivonia Village – Waxing Body Massages, feet treatments, Acrylic/Gel nail enhancements, Nail art, tints, lacquer, Manicures, Pedicures.
  • Eden Tech, Ground in Rivonia Village – Accessories and repair of cell phones and laptops. Surly service. An electronics shop without email or a website? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
  • PNA Rivonia Village, Shop GF60, Ground in Rivonia Village – Newsagent: Cards, Stationery, Toys, Gifts, Books, Files, Magazines, Newspapers, sweets.
  • 200 Rivonia Road Radiology, +200 Rivonia Road in Morningside Area Shops – Radiology Services, X-ray, Ultrasound, Interventional Procedures, CT Scans, Planning Scans, MRI.
  • Mr Price Home, Shop GF32, Ground in Rivonia Village – Budget-conscious Household items of all sorts. Opening soon.
  • "Excellent Barber", Shop 5, Ground in Dunwoody Centre – Men's Hairdresser. Clean cut, close shave. Pensioners Day every Wednesday, Loyalty cards available in store.
  • Moopen Dentistry, 1st Floor in Dunwoody Centre – "Caring affordable excellence".
  • Span Psych, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Clinical Psychologist based in Rivonia Family Practice. All sessions online until further notice.
  • L.I.G.H.T PSYCH, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Clinical Psychologist based in Rivonia Family Practice.
  • Chiropractor / Homeopath in Rivonia Family Practice, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – M.T. Horn, M.T. Chiro, Accredited Scoliosis SpineCor brace fitter (UK). Note: Homoeopathy has no scientific basis.
  • Rivonia Health & Wellness, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Replaced Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre. Services listed below:
  • FitRanX Gym Joburg, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Never be intimidated or have to deal with overcrowding. Beginner or a top-level athlete, this program is for all fitness levels.
  • Dynamic Posture, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Basi Pilates & Booty Barre Certified Instructor. Private, Duet; Mat & Equipment; Booty Barre; Enhancing Sports performance; Pre/Post pregnancy; Mature clients; Kids classes; Sports Rehabilitation.
  • Therapeia Health, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Registered Homeopath. Note: Homoeopathy has no scientific basis.
  • A M Counselling Rooms, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – B.Psych. Registered Counsellors,.
  • Chiropractor, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – M Tech Chiro (UJ).
  • Dental Surgeon, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops.
  • Biovision Optometrists, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Registered Optometrist. Sport Vision.
  • Dietitian, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – BSc Dietetics. Treat lifestyle diseases (NCDs), weight management, paediatric nutrition, sport nutrition, gut health.
  • Health Alternative, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Therapeutic Reflexologist. Registered Practitioner. Note: Reflexology has no scientific basis.
  • Occupational Therapists, 1st Floor, 353 Rivonia Health & Wellness in Rivonia Area Shops – Specialising in Disability & R.A.F Medico-legal Claims.

Furnished Morningside Cottage to Let: 1 December 2021

Big garden cottage with double bedroom, bathroom, lounge, dining-room, kitchen, patio and carport. Free WiFi.  Carpeted, furnished and serviced including laundry. Ideal for work-from-home couple or single person. In Morningside Manor close to shops and bus routes.  Call 082 389 3482, e-mail us, or click here.

Free Saturday Kundalini Yoga/Meditation

Need some flexibility and de-stressing in your work-at-home job?

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation is the Yoga of awareness, building inner strength and resilience.  It especially supports your central nervous system to give vitality, and better manage stress.

Online classes every Saturday morning, 07:00–08:15, free of charge.
Register in advance for the class here. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the meeting.

Presenter: Charlotte D Blignaut. She has been a teacher of dance since 1997, a student of Kundalini yoga since 2004 and a teacher of it since 2013. Follow her here on Facebook and  here on Instagram.

And now for something completely different...

Interesting Souf Effrican Customs

In Africa, men walk ahead of women, so that they face any danger first. "Ladies First" applies only to a mother-in-law you don't like.

Do You keep Repeating the Same Actions in Excel?

Stop wasting precious time! Save an hour or more a week: Get your life back. How? Learn simple Macros: Record the repetitive action once, repeat it fast with a single keystroke whenever needed! This quick course will get you started fast:  Read more here.

"A Debt We All Must Pay"  Back to top

  • The Beauty Studio Petervale, Shop 12 in Petervale Shopping Centre – Nail Salon, closed.
  • Autum, Shop 07 in Petervale Shopping Centre – care for your hair, naturally: a range of trusted local hair care brands and accessories. Gone.
  • BAR - Bryanston Appliance Repairs, Shop 02 in Petervale Shopping Centre – did repairs to all kinds of household appliances:
  • Placecol Skin Care Clinic, Shop FF12 in Rivonia Village – Facials, massage, body treatments, tinting, lash extensions, manicure, pedicure, nails. Was 1st Floor.
  • CNA, Shop GF60 in Rivonia Village – Newsagent: Cards, Stationery, Toys, Gifts, Books, Files, Magazines, Newspapers, sweets.
  • Coppa Patisserie, Shop GF44 in Rivonia Village – Pastries and cakes (naked and decorated). Catering.
  • GT One (Pty) Ltd in Sunninghill Village – Servicing and repairs for all makes of cars, including specializing in servicing of all Porsche models. In the Basement Parking. Was Basement. Relocated to Kyalami Business Park, 27 Silverstone Crescent.
  • Edgars Beauty, Shop GF32 in Rivonia Village – Beauty and Fragrances, Cosmetics. No more.
  • Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre, in Rivonia Area Shops
  • CycleOps in Rivonia Area Shops – Virtual Indoor Power (VIP) Training: Phantom 3 bikes, interactive Virtual Training app and HD video content create a virtual reality cycling environment. Was in Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre (ground).
  • Bump 'n Grind, 1st Floor in Rivonia Area Shops – Coffee, tea kiosk. Biscuits. Was in Reception area at Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre (1st Floor).
  • Paladin & Associates Biokineticists at Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre in Rivonia Area Shops.
  • The Barber Shop, Shop 5 in Dunwoody Centre – Former men's and boys' hairdresser, catering for all ages.
  • Dr Lino Cericola, B.D.S. (Wits) Dental Surgeon (Suite 2) in Dunwoody Centre – Associate Dentist: Dr Michelle Dorasamy BDS (Wits). General and aesthetic dentistry.

Alien Thought for the Week:

"Humans should not be allowed to run loose. You will surely harm yourselves." —Larry Niven, Sci-Fi author, "Ringworld"

Gratis Spreadsheets from Software Africa!

You can download these spreadsheets on request.  To use them you need Microsoft Excel (instructions included, but no batteries): Toastmasters Speech Contest Certificates, Vehicle Licence form, Bank Reconciliation, Fuel Consumption Record, Rainfall Record, Water Meter Readings, Electricity Meter Readings, Mattress Turning Schedule, John Demartini Savings Calculator, and Quotation System with Bill of Materials: Click Here.

Small Business Not POPIA Compliant?  Get There in One Week...

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA, or the POPI Act) went live on 1 July.

It applies to every business in SA, no matter how tiny.

The penalties for non-compliance are vindictive:

  • Fines ranging up to R10 million...
  • Jail time ranging up to 10 years...
  • And huge costs to deal with the fallout from any exposure of the data you use in your business.

This new law demands you set up "reasonable" safeguards to protect the information you hold against theft, loss, and hacking. It does not matter if it's lost, stolen or hacked, you have to report it.

Know what's involved so that you can protect yourself and your company: Take the Complimentary Online POPI Act Training for Small Business Owners. It's self-paced so you can do it at any time.  Share this with anyone who is interested in POPI.  If you're not the owner of the business you're in, send this to the Owner.  They will thank you later.

POPIA is Live!

Small Business?  You are still subject to The Protection of Personal Information Act.  The good news? Your needs are simpler than those of a big business.  No need for fancy lawyers or highly-paid consultants. If you know what to do.  How will you learn that?  Invest in this POPIA course at the best price ever.

Overheard Near the Checkout last Month

"Look... Christmas stuff in the shops, and it's only October!"
"Well, it is the same year as Christmas!"

Your name in print!  Would you like to contribute a shop- or restaurant review, a less obscure joke, or something else for this Newsletter?  Please e-mail us.  You will get full credit (unless you want anonymity).  Reach 4,824 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter!  Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.

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Newsletter Issued 26 November 2021 – Page Last Updated: 26 November 2021. – Contact us.