Let’s turn our focus to Florida – one of the West Rand’s eldest towns! From old to new, businesses have thrived thanks to on-going support from the community
Dealing with death
‘We at AED Attorneys are a family who have compassion for our clients and our dedicated team offers guidance and assistance to you and your family during the difficult time of losing a loved one.’
They understand that dealing with your loved one’s affairs may be a complicated and confusing process. For this reason they render estate administration services to any person who has nominated them as executors in their Last Will and Testament. The same applies if the deceased did not leave a valid will (died intestate). They further act as agents in the case of a non-professional executor having been appointed.
Here they offer some guidance to the process that needs to be followed when a person passes away and the services they provide: Reporting the estate to the Master of the High Court, who appoints a representative to deal with the deceased’s affairs – an executor; communicating with all debtors and creditors; taking control, protecting and transferring of all assets (house, car, bank accounts); dealing with SARS; paying all debts and administration expenses, as well as drafting and submitting the Liquidation and Distribution Account.
At AED Attorneys they will ensure that your hard-earned legacy will be well taken care of. With trust and respect, AED Attorneys will stand by you and your family throughout your time of need, creating a valued partnership for life. Contact 011 033 8701 or visit www.aedattorneys.co.za.
Your one-stop medical centre
Medix Pharmacy was established 35 years ago.
The family-orientated business prides itself on providing the best pharmaceutical care to customers in the Florida area.
The pharmacy is considered a landmark building in the area with a few customers proclaiming it to be a heritage site. Many generations have obtained their medication and pharmaceutical advice from Medix Pharmacy.
Their extensive services and array of health-care professionals promise to create the ultimate pharmacy experience for all customers. Unlike other pharmacies, Medix excels in providing one-on-one personal care to all clients.
Most of the staff members are highly skilled and trained as a result of their international work experience in the field of pharmaceuticals. They offer the following services: iron-level testing, mother and baby wellness, blood-sugar screening, malaria testing, drug testing, urine testing, cholesterol testing, HIV testing and counselling, blood-pressure monitoring, luxury facials, facial make-overs, deluxe spa manicures, nebulisation therapy and ear piercing. They are also proud to announce that clients may now contact them directly via WhatsApp on 079 163 5478 for all medication queries – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
They offer a mobile clinic service too. The pharmacy is situated at 8 Goldman Street, Florida, Roodepoort. Contact them on 011 672 0590/ 1.
Education with passion
Mischel Chetty established the LCK Academy in December 2013, based on her desire to have her own school and thereby give back to the community.
It started out as a nursery school and now, five years later, it caters for children from the age of two years to Grade 2 learners.
They also look forward to welcoming Grade 3 learners next year, and the school aims to grow to accommodating Grade 7s. Their learners enjoy the benefits of small classes of 20 learners with highly qualified educators. Built on the vision of knowledge, courage and love, they strive to develop each learner’s talents and equip them with the skills they need for a fulfilling life and reaching their full potential. Mischel is very passionate about education and helping the community. “We at LCK Academy believe in empowering children by giving them the opportunity to be educated. That is why we sponsor some of our less fortunate students to come to LCK Academy free of charge.”
The Academy is situated at 61 Goldman Street in Florida. Contact them on 011 674 0833.
Have your eyes expertly assessed
At 32 per cent, visual impairment is the highest of all disabilities in South Africa; even higher than physical disability. Women make up 57 per cent of the total number of blind or partially sighted people, while 23 per cent of visually impaired people are between the ages of 15 and 36 years. The top-three causes of blindness are cataract, uncorrected refractive errors and glaucoma – this is according to the South African National Council for the Blind.
Nazeer Optometrist’s new surgery at 8 Goldman Street in Florida brings you quality eye care at affordable prices using the latest technology. Founder and chief practitioner, Nazeer Sibda said, “I have been practising optometry for over 22 years, having qualified at UJ, serving the Krugersdorp community with dedication and passion. I look forward to bringing my services to the people of Florida”. He is supported by Nabeelah Sibda, a UJ graduate, as appointed practitioner. Visit them to have your eyes expertly assessed. Contact them on 082 925 0280 or via email at [email protected]
When you need them most
Martin’s Funerals Florida has been serving the community since 1997.
They strive to provide you with a professional service at all times as all their services are tailored to suit every individual’s needs and beliefs.
Their offices are situated at 564 Ontdekkers Road where they also have a chapel. They are conveniently located and have a network of interdenominational ministers.
Their media system has been upgraded and catering facilities are also available. Services can be conducted seven days a week for your convenience.
The management and staff at Martin’s Funerals Roode-poort have compassion, give guidance and are reliable. They see it as their duty, privilege and pleasure to provide everyone with the utmost of care and trust while maintaining a cost-effective service.
Calling all garden lovers
A relaxing, revitalising space to nurture your soul is how many visitors describe Flowers, Seeds and Busy Bee’s Nursery. They opened their gates in October last year and have new product offerings every week. “We are proud to be able to offer our customers an exciting range of plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers, seedlings and small trees as well as a range of organic fertilisers, compost, potting soil, and seeds. We now have a range of insecticides and plant food.”
Great schooling from A to Z
Seekers Private School looks forward to providing your child with the best possible education and early development, as well as a continuation of education through to high school. “Our schools are registered with the GDE and with our Health Department. Little Seekers Nursery School was established in 1969, Seekers Primary in 1999 and Seekers High School in 2009. We are a private, registered Christian Educational Centre.”
They believe in putting their learners first by providing a warm, homey and loving atmosphere. They offer small classes with qualified and experienced teachers. Fun extra-mural activities (these are available for nursery-school children up until Grade 3), affordable fees for private education, weekly assembly with praise and worship and Bible lessons. They provide breakfast, lunch and morning/ afternoon snacks for nursery school learners, breakfast for primary school learners and afternoon sandwiches for aftercare learners. Homework supervision is provided for aftercare learners. Aftercare activities include chess, art, dance and ball games. Their school terms are in line with the GDE school terms.
The future is here!
Vumatel thrives on building networks in partnership with the community; connecting homes, complexes and apartment blocks to super-fast world-class fibre broadband. Vumatel connects certified primary and high schools to free 1Gbps fibre broadband when deploying the network in a suburb. Vumatel builds an open-access fibre network which means that Vumatel is not a service provider but rather the installers of the infrastructure.
Residents can choose from 47 internet service providers for internet packages starting at R424 per month. The open-access nature of the network prevents the duplication of infrastructure and drives down prices for the end-user. The recent boom in the deployment of fibre optic infrastructure makes it hard to believe that 10 years ago, you couldn’t make a phone call from your landline and surf the internet at the same time. Join the revolution today! For more information, visit www.vumatel.co.za or email them at [email protected]
Your family butchery
The Roodt family has been in the meat industry since 1928. Through all these years Oupa Roodt’s famous age old boerewors recipe is still in use and remains unchanged. The Roodts have always worked in the industry and the tradition still applies. “We are proud to say that the Roodts are in their fourth generation of butchers today.” Roodt Meat Florida is a multi-platinum Cleaver Award winner for best butchery in Gauteng as voted by consumers all around South Africa. Roodt Meat prides itself on offering only the best quality meat. “Value for money is important and here at Roodt Meat Florida it is no different. Hygiene is our top priority. We offer a unique shopping experience with friendly, helpful and well-trained staff.” People return time and time again for their succulent boerewors, beef strips, sosaties, biltong and dry wors!
Obtain those practical skills!
Have you just finished school and don’t know where to go? Perhaps you are considering a career change or a new hobby? Why not get a practically based qualification in the Electronics, Electrical, Refrigeration or Solar Engineering fields? Neksatec has provided unique training opportunities since 1965.
The Neksatec Way is a training method where the student is first exposed to the actual component or device before the necessary supporting theory is taught, making the theory much easier to understand.
Their courses are conducted in workshop conditions with real devices, tools and instruments, making it a simple step into the workplace. Neksatec graduates can start work immediately without lengthy training periods.
Their courses are attended by private students as well as employees from large and small companies for upskilling, while these companies are also eager to employ their successful Certificate and Diploma graduates with practical workplace experience. Contact them on 011 768 6575 or visit their website at www.neksa-college.net.
Legal advice with a personal touch
In today’s fast-paced world, people need legal advisors who are dedicated to building exclusive abiding bonds which ensure mutual trust and absolute integrity when dealing with legal matters. They know that legal matters can be intimidating, which is why you need a professional team with a personal touch to support you every step of the way.
Kruger & Pottinger Attorneys was established in 2012 and has been exceeding client expectations ever since. Their head office is favourably located on Ontdekkers Road in Florida Park, between Golf Club Terrace and William Nicol Drive. They also have a branch office on the 6th Floor of Marble Towers in Johannesburg’s CBD, which provides invaluable access to the Gauteng Local Division High Court, the Deeds Office and the Road Accident Fund.
Kruger & Pottinger Attorneys has always been a client-centric firm, enabling them to not only grow their client base and team, but to expand their vision and scope of services as well.
Their service offerings include Road Accident Fund and PRASA claims, medical negligence, property-related transactions, general litigation, marital contracts, debt collection, commercial contracts and divorces. Contact them on 011 472 1718 or visit www.kpattorneys.co.za for more info.
Welcoming new gym owners
From the first of March 2018, Bodyline Gym has changed ownership! The new owners are Ferdi and Marinda van Greuning – a dynamic husband-and-wife team who look forward to continuing the gym’s success achieved under the management of former owners Marinus and Chris over the past four decades.
Ferdi has taken part in many different sporting disciplines and has achieved Springbok colours in Amateur Wrestling and Martial Arts, his highest achievement being the World Champion in Martial Arts in tae kwon do in 1992. Ferdi has also won various NABBAI WFF Bodybuilding titles such as Best Novice, Overall Novice, winner at NABBAIWFF Pretoria Classic, and Masters over 40 winner as well as Overall Masters over 40 winner at the NABBAIWFF Jozi Classic.
They look forward to bringing lots of new services to the gym’s members.
These include an upgrade to the facility and the equipment, one-on-one personal training as well as competition preparation. Nutrition and diets, training programmes, sport-specific conditioning, functional/ crossfit training, posing, Pro Bodybuilder ‘question-and-answer’ sessions; and access to Discovery Vitality Points, stocking Pit Bull gym wear, a nutrition café as well as a complete supplement range and advice.
My Fish is a quaint, authentically Portuguese eatery that makes you feel as though you’re enjoying your meal a lot closer to the ocean than you really are … Situated at Shop 8 in the La Terrazza Centre (on the corner of Gordon Road and Lange Avenue in Florida Glen), My Fish has been under the ownership of Paul since it first opened its doors nine years ago. In addition to their extensive menu of mouth-watering Portuguese specialities, such as prawn rissoles and Alheira sausage, they have become well-loved for their daily stock of fresh fish, massive variety of frozen seafood and unique homemade and speciality condiments like prawn marinades, sushi vinegars, snoek bastings, sauces, spices, oils and more … Perhaps most impressive is their service of cleaning and preparing all fresh produce at the customer’s request (for a minimal surcharge of R45 per kg). Thanks to their divine food and intimate yet welcoming atmosphere, the restaurant/ fish store has seen locals return time and time again – be it for their already prepared menu dishes or an array of unprepared foods such as kingklip, snoek, sardines, prawns, mussels, octopus, calamari, cray fish, hake, oysters, chouriço, ostrich, quail, rabbit and duck.
Open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 3pm Sundays, they are also fully licensed, offer free WiFi as well as indoor and outdoor seating. You’ll be sorry if you don’t pop in! Contact them on 011 673 9041 or 076 096 2533.
The dentist for kids!
Child’s Play Dental is a unique dental treatment facility located at Horison Park Dental Centre. At Child’s Play Dental the focus is on delivering expert, high-quality dental treatment to children and teens! They recognise that the emotional and physical well-being of each of their patients is paramount, and they aim to make your child’s dental experience fun, safe and rewarding.
They have tailored their treatment to care for infants, pre-schoolers, school-age children, adolescents and individuals with special oral health care needs.
Their dental treatment facility provides services in preventative and restorative dentistry, trauma and emergency care, as well as interceptive dental treatment options.
Child’s Play Dental has also extended these treatment platforms to include Sedation Dentistry, including inhalation sedation, oral sedation, conscious sedation and general anaesthetic.
It is their goal to establish and maintain your child’s optimal oral health, and keep you and your child smiling! Founder and owner of Child’s Play Dental, Dr Tashnim Bagus looks forward to meeting you!
Contact 011 760 3004 or vist www.childsplaydental.co.za.
Love your eyes!
This autumn at EyeLove Optometrist the focus is on being active. Who doesn’t like sport, whether it is watching sport, participating or just being active with family and friends? Surely you have heard about the increased risks and harmful effects of too much UV light exposure to your eyes. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage that can cause temporary vision loss. UV preventative coatings help with blocking the harmful UV rays, but it does not block glare or reflections. Polarisation added, on the other hand, gives the ultimate protection against UV light, glare and reflections. Buy a Move frame for your spectacles and get a pair of Move polarised sunglasses free!
Where quality matters
Florida Muslim Meats was established April in 2006. They are certified by the Witwatersrand Muslim Butchers Association which is affiliated to the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT).
Florida Muslim Meat operates in a niche market i.e. Halaal. They are a family business and everyone in their family has an important job to fulfil with a smile. They manufacture all their own processed meat products and have a wide variety of chicken products. You can find all your processed meats from Russians, viennas, salami, pepperoni, polonies, chicken polony, chicken viennas, kebabs, sosaties, Texan steaks, Texan chops, biltong and cabanosi in their store.
Florida Muslim Meat boasts an expansive range of savouries like samosas, pie doughs, cocktail pies, cocktail pizzas, subs, pizza news, samoosa dips and sauces, spices, fish, chevron and many more.
As always, Florida Muslim Meat thanks all their customers for their patronage and will continue to keep everyone’s safety, security and health interests top
Florida Muslim Meats is open seven days a week. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:15pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Sundays from 9am to 12:15pm.
Find them at 31, Third Avenue, Florida CBD.
Contact them on 011 674 5081 or 011 078 6030.
Medical needs? They have it all
The staff at Florida Medical, Dental and Travel Clinic strive towards servicing the community with affordable prices and excellent service. Their friendly staff are always ready to assist with convenient hours in a completely comfortable family-orientated environment. The centre also offers ample secure parking.
Their highly professional experts include:
Yumna Mahomed, the optometrist. Her services include eye testing, pressure testing, spectacle frames, contact lenses, driver’s licence screening and certificates. She has affordable packages for single, bi-focal and multifocal spectacles.
Dr Mohamed Shuaib Baba, the dental surgeon. Dr Baba offers dentistry for the whole family from cleanings to exams to natural-looking fillings, dentures, crowns, bridges and more.
Dr LA Khan, the general practitioner and Travel Clinic. Specialising in minor surgical procedures like men’s health circumcisions, warts /cyst removal, and rehydration. The Travel Clinic affords you the opportunity to have all your vaccinations and advice in one place. Mr Mughammad Abu Bakr Reis, the physiotherapist. He will assist you with issues like stiffness, aches and pains, muscle weakness and respiratory health. A special focus on sport strapping, dry-needling, chronic back pain and orthopaedics. Miss R Bhamjee, the beautician and owner of BE.YOU.TIFUL Skin and Beauty. She offers an exclusive range of beauty, skin care and body treatments in a comfortable and friendly environment, where you can feel relaxed and pampered.
Your IT partner
ST Group is a family business that has grown in experience, reputation and skill in various market segments since its inception in 1999. “We see communication and IT infrastructure as an investment in a business. Our approach means we provide tailored industry-specific and user-centric solutions, maximising our customers’ return on their investment, with the added value of unique communication solutions.” Led by a dynamic team, they strive to working alongside their customers to deliver solutions geared around cloud-computing, hardware and licensing. Other services include the provisioning and management of secure hosting facilities, and the list continues. Contact them on 086 72 72 202 or visit www.st-solutions.co.za for more information and service.