Shopping in Sandton – March 2014

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Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review ~ Closed
Green Tip ~ The Checkout

Practical Effective Self-Defence




Address: Wendywood Sports Recreation Centre, Darwin Street, corner Fleming Street.

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Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
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

Convenient Conference Café:
From a one-hour business meeting for 5, to a week-long indaba for 42 with all audio-visual aids, food and coffee.
5 Dunwoody Shopping Centre, 147 Western Service Road, Woodmead.

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
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
Shops in the Morningside Area



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Chantie 082 330-6160

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops in Woodmead

Shopping Centres in Central Sandton:
Atholl Square
Grayston Shopping Centre

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The Health Network
95 11th St, Parkmore
011 784 2903 ~ 083 227 7137

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre

Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks. Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Nick: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Welcome to Atholl Square!

This month we put up a new web page for a shopping centre, Atholl Square on Katherine Street, entrance in Wierda Road East.  It is a neighbourhood shopping centre in Sandown, just south-east of the Sandton CBD.

This centre serves Strathavon, Sandown, Wierda Valley, Simba, and the southern Sandton CBD.  If it has a theme, that theme is "food".  There are a number of sit-down restaurants, two supermarkets (Woolworths and Spar), several boutiques, hair and nail salons.  There is one medical practice (doctor and dentist), an optician, florist, copy shop and interior design.  The centre has three levels: Basement (covered parking, Spar, florist, and ATMs), Ground (open parking, most shops and restaurants), and an upper floor (offices and medical practice).

The Ground Floor clusters around a central atrium. The lift and stairs are at the front, and escalators deeper in.  This atrium contains the restaurants.

There is plenty of free open-air parking with a little shade, with covered parking in the basement (around to the left as you enter).  There are car guards and security staff.

Visit our new page for Atholl Square here.

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Understanding South Africa, for Foreigners

Many South African companies belong to a a holding company, the Blerry Corporation.

Thus, you will hear people talk about "Blerry Telkom", "Blerry Eskom", "Blerry SANRAL", "Blerry SARS", "Blerry JRA", "Blerry MTN", and so on.

High-end fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.

Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston. 011 7075268

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Off The Grid, Shop 20, Ground in Cambridge Crossing – Pub and Restaurant. Smoking area available. Replaced the Dunn Bar and Grill, formerly the Keg.
  • 310 Sustainable Eatery, in Cambridge Crossing – Upstairs, entrance in the corner next to Paulshof Liquors. Restaurant, sourcing in-season food from local environmentally-friendly sources. Friendly staff, pleasant ambiance, food could be improved. See review below.
  • Rivonia Car Sound in Rivonia North Shops – Moved to 4, 7th Avenue, Rivonia from 375 Rivonia Boulevard. Car audio systems, Bluetooth, security, gear locks, central locking, vehicle tracking, aircon, immobilizers, car alarms, window tinting, cruise control, electric windows, parking distance control, handsfree kits, laser detectors, GPS.
  • Rivonia Car Sound – Now also at 10 Waterfall Crescent in Woodmead. Same products as above.
  • Supa Quick Service Centre, 18 Waterval Crescent, in Woodmead – Car batteries, new tyres, tyre repairs, wheel balancing and alignment, tow-bars. Open M-F 07:00-17:00, Sat 08:00-13:00. In Livingstone Lifestyle Centre, Woodmead.
  • Tyres and More, 14 Waterval Crescent, in Woodmead – Auto Fitment Centre: Tyres, car batteries, shock absorbers, wheel alignment, brakes. Under McCarthy Peugeot.
  • Cash Converters Woodmead, 14 Waterval Crescent, in Woodmead – Second-hand shop: Buy unwanted goods and sell almost anything. Cash advances. Under McCarthy Citroen.
  • The Baker's Box, Shop LL08, Basement in Sunninghill Village – a wide range of baking and decorating supplies.
  • Iron Athletics, Shop LL10, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Olympic lifting, kettle bells, cross fit, personal training.
  • Kumon Sunninghill, Shop LL11, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Maths & English Study Programmes.
  • Zanati Concepts, Shop LL17, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Home improvement and design company.

BOSBERAADS/BREAKAWAY DAYS! Chislehurst is the perfect place.

Secure, private, pretty and peaceful. Tea, coffee and biscuits, a delicious lunch under the lapa and cocktails at the end of the day. Phone Jenny on 011 803 1351 / 083 271 5958 to discuss your requirements and for a reasonable quotation.

Odd Jobs

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Dr Riaz Wadvalla, Dr Nafeesah Wadvalla

The Bridge Shopping Centre, Gibson Drive, Buccleuch: 011 656-1090 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

* 310 Sustainable Eatery, upstairs in Cambridge Crossing, Stonehaven Road off Witkoppen Road, Paulshof

The replacement for Adega has stripped down the venue into great views and minimalist decor.  The staff are wonderfully friendly, which they need to be given that many things on the menu are not available.  In the drinks line, we ended up with Appletiser and Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc.  I ordered a Parfait off the starter menu and my partner ordered the Beef Guinness Pie.  The latter would take 40 minutes to prepare, so we had a wait ahead of us.

There were no suggestions of salads or anything else to cover the wait - a selling opportunity completely missed.  Nor did they suggest serving my meal early.  After the promised forty minutes, the pie was served, with its (rather starchy) hot veggies and really crispy chips as requested.  My Parfait had to be asked for before I was served.  Big failure here which I was perturbed by - and then the problems started.  The Parfait was horribly salty and the chutney that accompanied it was unbearably sweet.  I sent it back and could not face ordering anything else.  I elected to have some of my partner's pie.

We both agreed that the pie was dry - did they cook the Guinness out of it?  It certainly seems so.  I also found it very salty.

I think the "sustainability" here is encased in salt.  Wonderful people out front let down by their people behind the scenes.

Contact Details for 310 Sustainable Eatery. (Not disabled friendly: Stairs only.)

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Off the Twig! Back to top

  • Lucky Moo Restaurant, in Atholl Square – No more "Yum Yum Chinese Food".  It seems that too much salt can kill a restaurant too.
  • Matrix Warehouse Computers, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Computer sales and repairs. IT technical services, video surveillance.
  • Fighting Twins, Shop LL08, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Specialists in fighting gear and accessories. Seem to have lost the fight.

Popular Wisdom

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Green Tip by Samantha Derham: Sustainable Living I   Back to top

It will lead to personal internal conflict if one tries to practice sustainability without first making sure they themselves are living a sustainable life. One needs to meet their own needs before they can meet the needs of others and the environment. Note needs, not wants. So many people are not at their optimum health, even if they are eating healthily and exercising regularly, and I realised it is because society as a whole has forgotten four other important aspects of being healthy that should come before your healthy diet and regular exercise. Although I have put the points below in order of importance according to my fairly educated opinion, it is important to stress that a balance of all 6 is in fact required for optimal health.

1. Get Enough Sleep

If you feel the only way for you to function in the morning is to have a sufficient dose of caffeine, then you are not getting enough sleep. The process of sleep is cyclical between deep sleep and lighter sleep (usually when dreaming happens), where the release of different vital hormones is associated with each cycle. If you do not get a full night’s sleep, you miss the dose of hormone release that would have occurred in the cycles you missed. Our understanding of the benefits of sleep is not complete, but it has been well documented that people who get ‘enough’ sleep have improved motor and cognitive function, more energy, a stronger immune system and a natural desire to eat healthier and smaller meals. The more tired you are, the more you ‘crave’ foods high in fat, sugar and salt.

Point 2 in a following issue...  Read more by Samantha Derham at

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Public Interest:   Back to top

Are you happy with the state of our roads, education, services, Nkandla, Guptagate, corruption, and eTolls?  Really?  On 7 May you have the opportunity to get rid of the party that brought them to you. There are plenty of other parties to vote for.  One has an enviable track record of governing the Western Cape, Cape Town, and numerous other municipalities including the most prosperous one in Gauteng (Midvaal). Your vote will count!  Not voting means that other people will make the choice for you.  What right will you then have to complain?

At the Checkout:  Back to top

The woman behind us in the queue was trying to get her little daughter to stop sucking her thumb: "Sweetie, if you keep sucking your thumb, your tummy will blow up like a balloon".

Just then, a heavily pregnant woman joined the queue.

The little girl sang out "I know what yooou've been doing!"

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