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    Win Sun ~ Makuloo Hopaan: Where Africa shops

    by kenHuocj Updated Jan 3, 2014

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    Two shops one 1/2 block from the State Theatre the other in the heart of Marabastad, both run by grandsons of the founder. It looks like a country store but if your want an old fashioned sewing machine, cobblers tool or leather, a scale to weigh your rough diamonds or gold nuggets or a microscope, or Shangaan cotton, even wigs, real hair or nylon, you'll find it here.

    The state Theatre buy many of the tools and materials to make props from Hilton, or the visitors who arrive in Pretoria via the many and varied transportation means, come here to but their professional requirements to take back to Africa north of the Limpopo.

    Even sugar, yeast and mtombo can be bought here to make the home brew .

    What to buy: tools, materials, craft items of tradesmen, calipers or a pencil or exercise book, older generation prefer shopping here, i like it because it is time standing still, comapred to the Malls and nationwide chains of self service.

    On my last visit, I was happy to visit again to see Ah Biew's son, who was previously at the Ga Rankuwa shop taking the place of his father, serving the customers, this time an electronic scale that measured in fraction of grams, good for weighing gold, diamonds and emeralds, even tanzanites, and that is what many call the many countries of Africa, God's gift of minerals to the inhabitants of the Dark continent, but controlled by others who were part of the Scramble of Africa, and continues into the 21st century, without the bulk of the inhabitants benefitting , in Real terms , sad results of foreign aid policies, the UN and it's sub agencies and the Millennium Plan etc etc :-(. :-(. :-(

    What to pay: same as anywhere else, without the check out till, it still is personalised service by family members

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    Evergreens @ Pretoria/Tshwane Produce Market: Fresh Fruits, flowers & meats

    by kenHuocj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is not for Retailers but individuals,
    after a few years absence, i noted on my two previous vists jan/feb 2006/7
    that my Veggie fruit shop had moved to much larger premises,
    was so surprised at the number of cars parked outside.
    The new Perks included
    lots more stock,
    lots more to tase, and i feasted on the SHaron /Fuyu Persimmons,
    Hannepoort/muscat Grapes, Papaya, Nectarines
    things that i missed being away from SA

    What to buy: Fresh fruit and veggies, %L[http://www.evergreens.co.za/range/[ORGANIC too
    also
    dried fruits,
    wines
    savouries
    breads, pies, koeksisters & rusks

    What to pay: Cheaper than supermarkets

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    Various: Glen Fair Shopping centre

    by nora_south_africa Written Jul 5, 2008

    Glenfair is a shopping centre in east of Pretoria, the website I give has a list of shops and also a map. Here you can also find some banks.

    What to buy: TRADING HOURS

    Monday - Friday:09:00 - 18:00

    Saturday:09:00 - 14:00

    Sunday & Public Holidays: Voluntary Trade

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    various: Menlyn Shopping centre

    by nora_south_africa Updated Feb 25, 2007

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    Menlyn shopping centre is a very big shopping centre in Pretoria, have Banks, Money exchange, lots of shops(more than 300 local and international), travel agents, flight bookings, you can find almost anything under one roof, You can eat at a restaurant(41 restaurants and food outlets), watch a movie(15 NU METRO cinemas), They have IMAX, a Barnyard theatre, A drive in Theatre ( in the sky! evenings), AA is here if you need travel info, Mobile shops, Big supermarket and also book shops where you can buy travel books and maps. ( I think busses for day visits to sun city used to leave from this centre.. not sure... ask management or email them for that info ) Please visit it while in Pretoria. PLease check the web site..

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  • DVD Shack: Renting DVD's

    by mistergibs Written Mar 17, 2006

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    Very cool small, independant DVD and PS2 rental shop, located right on Hatfield Square where you can almost do all your shopping in a radius of 100m.

    They seem to be cheaper, compared to other rental shops and have a great selection of DVD's and PS2 games for the kids.

    What to buy: Classic movies, cult movies, sci-fi, drama, comedy and releases hot off the circuit. You can also add DVD's to the custemor's whishlist if they don't have a prticular movie. If they can source it, they usually have it on their shelves within 2 or 3 weeks.

    What to pay: R16 per new DVD title. R12 per older DVD title, but they have some cool specials and the contract are just ridiculous - they work out to around R5 per DVD - ANY DVD!

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    Brooklyn Mall: Something for everyone

    by Bushman23 Written Jun 1, 2004

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    This mall is kinda an inbetween Mall, having more specialised shops, but still catering for students to a large degree. There are cinema's, a bowling alley, loads of excellent coffee shops, bookstores, etc...

    What to buy: You can get almost anything here, from books, clothes, grocery's, even a small sports store.

    What to pay: maybe a couple of hundred rand

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    Hatfield Mall: Student's center

    by Bushman23 Written Jun 1, 2004

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    This is where the penny-less come to shop (like me...). Not the biggest shopping center by a pretty long way, but it's got what's needed, including cinema's. 7 of course, right across the road is Hatfield square, perfect for a drink after spending all your money!

    What to buy: Hatfield Mall is more for convenience goods than anything else, but there are also quite a few restaurants around for a nice dinner or lunch out.

    What to pay: Maybe 100 rand, if you buy lots.

    Hatfield Shooping Center
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    Menlyn Shopping Center: Pretoria's shopping paradise

    by Bushman23 Updated Jun 1, 2004

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    Menlyn center, is big, very big... In it you can find almost anything, from an entertainment center with a 12 lane 10-pin bowling alley, to Audi dealerships, cinema's, banking, etc, etc... Including the worlds first roof-top drive in, and a barnyard theatre!

    What to buy: Probably due to it's size & location, the prices at the Mall are probably higher than average, although they do have a hypermarket there. Clothes, Computer equipment, Cd's, & sports goods are what i go there for.

    What to pay: Easily a couple of hundred rand

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    In the Johannesburg Flea Market!: Flea Market

    by Bwana_Brown Updated May 5, 2004

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    Our afternoon visit to the Johannesburg Flea Market was very enjoyable and it only cost 50 cents to get in. We had still been a bit jet-lagged and considered not going at all, but we were glad that we changed our minds and went along with the group. It was Sunday, and the place was really alive with many stalls as well as performers on the pathways themselves. It was fun just to observe the hustle and bustle of this busy place with a hum in the air. We did a little looking for trinkets but only managed to by a belt (for my wife) and a small SA bird book (for me) before we heard the beat of the drums calling us to the dancing session!

    What to pay: The leather belt was R20 or US$7

    Taking a Break at the Flea Market
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    Kolenade Shopping Centre: All in on Shopping Mall (Kolenade)

    by CharleneP Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    It is as big as Menlyn Shopping Centre. You will find everything in there. There is a icescating ring there for the children while the parents do their shopping.

    What to buy: You will find almost everything there, like Books, Discount Store, Food and Drink, Home Furnishing , Men's Clothes, Sporting Goods, Women's Clothes, Art, Computers and Electronics, Local Craft, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Stationery, Bath and Beauty, Department Store, Flowers, Hobbies, Children's Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Games

    What to pay: The prices is average.

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    Brooklyn Shopping Centre: All in on Shopping Mall (Brooklyn)

    by CharleneP Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    It is like Menlyn, almost everything, maybe not so big as Menlyn, but is more expensive. There is a lot of restaurants, Music, close ect. The parking can be a problem sometimes.

    What to buy: You will find almost everything there, like Books, Discount Store, Food and Drink, Home Furnishing , Men's Clothes, Sporting Goods, Women's Clothes, Art, Computers and Electronics, Local Craft, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Stationery, Bath and Beauty, Department Store, Flowers, Hobbies, Children's Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Games

    What to pay: I'll say little bit more expensive than Menlyn.

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    Menlyn Shopping Centre: All in on Shopping Mall (Menlyn)

    by CharleneP Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    In Menlyn Shopping Centre you will find almost everything! From close, food, restaurants, outdoor shops and much more. It is a very big centrum with 100's of small shops inside. There is a Drive Inn on the top floor of the parking too, movies name it, it will be there.

    What to buy: You will find almost everything there, like Books, Discount Store, Food and Drink, Home Furnishing , Men's Clothes, Sporting Goods, Women's Clothes, Art, Computers and Electronics, Local Craft, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Stationery, Bath and Beauty, Department Store, Flowers, Hobbies, Children's Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Games

    What to pay: The prices is average.

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    Centurion Lake: All in on Shopping Mall (Centurion)

    by CharleneP Written Nov 25, 2002

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    It is a big shopping centre with everything together. There is a waterogan at night with music and lights.

    What to buy: You will find a lot there like Books, Discount Store, Food and Drink, Home Furnishing , Men's Clothes, Sporting Goods, Women's Clothes, Art, Computers and Electronics, Local Craft, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Stationery, Bath and Beauty, Department Store, Flowers, Hobbies, Children's Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Games

    What to pay: Average

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    Various: Atterbury Value Mart

    by nora_south_africa Written Jul 5, 2008

    Various shops, baby stores, Here you can find a BP garage for (fuel/ petrol) Builders warehouse, crafters market and coffee shops, I include website with more details.

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    Pretoria Flower Mart: Flowers and florist accessories

    by kenHuocj Written Jun 12, 2007

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    Balaa is the owner
    a family business that has expanded over the years

    What to buy: fresh flowers and florist accessories

    What to pay: good prices R20

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