Megaplex Newsletter 2022 July: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – July 2022

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 that good). Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

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

Need a Plumber?
Call Doctor Pipes!

Also waterproofing and
small building alterations.

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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.

Accommodation in Rivonia

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

You will have to speak in public one day!

Start NOW so you are ready! Boost your career!  Visit Mariswe Toastmasters. 
Hybrid meetings (in person & Online) Tue 9 & 23 Aug 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 social & educational Meetups online monthly, and some in person. 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!

Few people donate, but everyone
needs blood.

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

Accommodation & Restaurants:
Accommodation in Rivonia,
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.

Sad News about Judith Taylor

We are desperately sad to announce the death of Megaplex CC Member Judith Elizabeth Taylor.

Judith was a strong businesswoman, entrepreneur, Distinguished Toastmaster, Secular Society volunteer, and passionate environmental activist. A Life Member of Earthlife Africa, she received the 2020 National Wetland Award for services to wetland conservation.

She wrote the Restaurant Reviews for this newsletter until ill health made it difficult for her to continue.

Judith was my business partner, wife of 31 years, and life companion since 1986. She died on Sunday 10 July of a chest infection following a series of illnesses since 2020.  Her family was at her bedside in the Sunninghill Hospital ICU.

This newsletter and the business of Megaplex will continue. As we tie up loose ends there may be delays; we apologise for this and trust that you understand.

Thank you for your attention, and RICKgards
Rick Raubenheimer, CC Member.

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • World of Dance is under new management as Katz World of Dance, Shop LL14, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Wide range of dance classes, Afro, Ballet, Belly Dance, Bollywood, Hip Hop. Jazz, Latin, Ballroom, Modern & more… First-timers dance free.
  • SMH Cell Zone has become Smiley Cell & Gadgets, Shop G08, Ground in Sunninghill Village – cell phones and repairs including water damage. Accessories. All kinds of gadgets.
  • Nannymaids, Shop UG09, Upper Level in Sunninghill Village – Domestic help: Housekeepers, nannies, domestic workers, weekly cleaners.
  • Gypsy Kitchen Bakery & Coffee Shop, Shop LL12, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Coffee, freshly baked treats. Vegan. In the entrance to Fightfit Sunninghill.
  • IstanBlue, Shop LL21, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Exclusive men's wear. Suits, shirts, jackets, ties, shoes.
  • 16-Seater Boardroom for Hire, 1st Floor in Sunninghill Village – Hourly, half-day, full day rental.
  • Algerian Barber, Shop LL20, Basement in Sunninghill Village – It isn't clear why "Algerian" is a selling point. Maybe they shave you with a flyssa?

Furnished Morningside Room to Let 1 October

Self-catering double bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen etc., in house in Morningside Manor.  Wi-Fi.  Carpeted, fully furnished and serviced including laundry. Light during load-shedding. Ideal for student or single person. Close to shops and bus routes.  Call 082 389 3482, e-mail us, or click here.

Today's Tasty Mondegreen

“Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you”.


Correct lyric: “Every time you go away take a piece of me with you” from Paul Young’s ‘Every Time You Go Away’. Source

Make banking on your cellphone safer (by Nedbank)

Banking on your cellphone is a convenient on the-go solution to manage your money.

Tips and easy steps you can take to keep your phone and money safe from criminals and possible fraud:

  • Nedbank will never ask you to disclose your passwords and card PIN.
  • Never share your card PIN or Nedbank ID password with anyone.
  • Keep your passwords safe:
  • Don’t store them on your device or in your browser and don't use the same username and password for all your logins. Your username and password should also be different.
  • Always read Approve-it messages carefully before you accept them and never share your one-time password (OTP) with anyone.
  • When your phone is lost or stolen, call us on 0800 110 929 to report this immediately.
  • When you receive an SMS for a SIM swap or number port you did not request, call us on 0800 110 929 immediately.
  • Report fraud by calling us on 0800 110 929...

Except for the phone numbers, these tips obviously apply to all other banks too.

You know you're in South Africa when...

The Traffic Police arrest people for drunken driving when they are driving straight.

You see, sober people weave all over the road to avoid the potholes.

Do You keep Repeating the Same Actions in Excel?

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Do not pass Go, do not collect R200:  Back to top

  • Dads and Lads Barber Shop, Shop LL18 in Sunninghill Village – Men's and boys' hairdressing, under new management. Basement.
  • Catherine's Corner Boutique, Shop LL15 in Sunninghill Village – Ladies' clothing. Was in the Basement.
  • Sunninghill Flower Market, Shop G19 in Sunninghill Village – Large range of cut flowers. They delivered.
  • ABSA Bank Branch and ATM, Shop G46 in Sunninghill Village – Was North Wing, on the far right.
  • SOFA (School of Finance and Accounting) (Suite 1) in Sunninghill Village – Tuition for B Compt and B Com degrees, Bachelor of Accounting Science, Bachelor of Commerce. Was North Wing, 1st Floor.
  • Syllabis Learning (Suite 1) in Sunninghill Village – Personalised tutoring options for every learner. 1 on 1, group classes, Study Skills and Exam Preparation, K53 Learners and Drivers Classes, Home-schooling and much more. Was 1st Floor, now moved to Parkhurst.
  • Sengwe Place near Morning Glen Mall – 3 Star Guesthouse at 4 Sengwe Place, Gallo Manor, within 2 minutes of Woodlands Drive and convenient for commuting to Business Parks in and around Sandton and Woodmead.

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.

Thought for the Week:

"Treasure your loved ones: You won't have them forever." - Rick.

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.

Business Tip from Peter Carruthers:

Imagine following every step your competitors take to steal your customers.

Imagine seeing everything your key clients do. You can speak to them with a lot more insight and at the right time, every time.

How much would better timing help your marketing and selling efforts?

Wouldn't it be great if you could automate Google searches? You could get an update each day on anything important to you or your business efforts.

Imagine a daily report on everything published about each significant prospect: This report would include rumours, complaints, all the skinny about the challenges the firm faces.

How about getting a daily report on everything related to your industry?

In my first firm, we had a specific target market. The only firms we sold to used a particular IBM minicomputer range. This was a decade before the Internet.

We were anxious to find every firm using one of these. We knew that if we could identify them, we had an 80% chance of selling to them within 24 months. The challenge was identifying them. We scoured newsgroups and press releases.

An automated Google search would have been a wonderful way to grow our prospect list. It would have identified each new IBM client buying one of these machines. IBM would do a public relations release each time they made a big sale. Every one of our competitors did the same. Each of these releases would mention the name of the client firm.

We scoured four or five newspapers and magazines each week to find these nuggets. Now, Google can do that for you every day.

Tell Google who or what you're interested in. Then create some automated Google searches. Google calls them "Alerts". They are easy to set up.  Then let Google do the work. Free.

Go here to check out Google Alerts.

Overheard at the Music Checkout

"What's that bandage on your hand for?"
"I cut my finger on a sharp tile."
"That's strange... you'd expect a tile not to be sharp, but flat.“

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 4,715 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter!  Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.

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Newsletter Issued 28 July 2022 – Page Last Updated: 28 July 2022. – Contact us.