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Published by archives, 2019-08-21 08:53:00

May 2019 THOA Newsletter

May 2019 THOA Newsletter

MAY 2019 [email protected] Guard House 011 608 4361
ISSUE 006 [email protected] Front Office 011 608 0835
thoa.co.za

Contents

TELEGRAM 4
THOA Digital Notice Board

Easter 6
Social Committee

Featured Photo 8
Colin Parr

Invasive Species 12
Gardens and Environmental Committee

Community Centre Renovations Update 14

Registration
Domestic Workers & Gardeners 15

Pramarathon 16
Modderfontein Nature Reserve (May 5th)

Speeding 17

Thank You 17

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT 19

In & Around 20

CLASSIFIEDS 22

Calendar 2019, Q2

Drum Night June 1st

Reminders

• Please ensure your contact details are up to date with THOA.
• All pet owners are to ensure that their pets have a tag with pet’s name

and owners contact details.
• This war against the ‘Shot Hole Borer’ has just gotten personal... Make sure

that your friends and family are informed and keep an eye out on your walks
around the Estate.
• Thornhill Notices - Join Telegram

The gorgeous old brick and corrugated iron houses we know and love in Modderfontein, were
about to be demolished - fortunately for generations to come the decision was made to move
them panel by panel, brick by brick and stone by stone further up the hill to be rebuilt exactly

as they were before. This area is now affectionately known as RESURRECTION GROUND.
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TELEGRAM
THOA Notice Board

Digital technology is now as common-place A convenient and secure method for both
as the air that you breathe. It pervades residents and admin to ensure we are
every aspect of our lives from the all informed of important and relevant
workplace to education to play and information.
even into the running of our homes.
This Notice Board is to be managed by
Keeping up with technology is a fantastic THOA directly, and will come into effect
opportunity to remain relevant, organised, as of May 1st, 2019.
informed and productive.
New and current residents and
THOA is most excited to join the homeowners alike, are asked to sign up
masses and remain current through the to the notice board to ensure they are
implementation of a digital notice board. informed. On leaving the Estate, we ask
We have decided to manage and distribute that you either de-register or request
formal Estate Notices in a practical and manual removal from THOA.
efficent way using a FREE mobile app.
Information can now be delivered with The various social groups that currently
immediacy, directly into the palm of a exist within our community are now
residents hand. completely independant, and seperate
from THOA.

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They are managed by their private keep abreast of all the goings on around
administrators and are not to be considered Thornhill Estate.
a formal means of communication from
THOA. These will most likely remain active A single point of contact is crucial for any
- please inquire directly with administrators group to be able to function effectively.
of each for more information. This streamlined approach means THOA
and resident can feel secure in the
You might be wondering what kind of knowledge that they are not out of the
information the Notice Board might hold? loop. It also reduces the margin of error
drastically.
Notices to include but are not limited to
the following: We anticipate that all residents will be
• Security updates signed-up by June 30th.
• AECI Warnings
• Social Committee Event Information
• Code of Conduct Updates
• Grounds development & restoration
• Administrative Reminders

...etc.

It couldn’t be easier to join the Notice
Board. The app is FREE and available
on both Apple and Andriod.

It takes under 5 mins to download to your
mobile device. Once you have the app
please find the link distributed on the
various other platforms we have at our
disposal for the month of May (Facebook,
Spot Market, Email etc). You can also
request the link directly from Linda Fisher
in the front office. We will do this to ensure
it is easy and convenient for you to find a
link to click and join.

You may not wish to have an additional
beep on your already busy mobile device
and for this reason we have chosen an app
that allows you to MUTE announcements.
This ensures your personal comfort and is
among many features you can adjust on the
app to personalise your experience.

It will be the responsibility of the resident
to check these messages, in order to

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Hundreds of Easter eggs, hot cross buns, We would like to thank all the residents
tug of war and a giant Easter bunny are who donated eggs for the hunt with special
just some of the elements that added to thanks going to Remax properties who
the festivities of this years Easter Egg hunt donated 10 boxes! We were overwhelmed
in Central park. by the donations received. We even had
the opportunity to donate some left over
The sound of sirens filled the air as the eggs to the Edenvale Child Welfare. What
Easter bunny made his grand entrance a blessing to be able to share Thornhills
with a frenzy of children ready to greet generosity to children in need.
him. The Easter baskets didn’t stay empty Thank you to everyone who assisted in
for long, as children raced around the park making this fun filled event a happy and
scavenging for cotton balls to fill them and successful one!
once all cotton balls were replaced with
marshmallow Easter eggs, children were Please look out for more information on our
treated to lots of laughter and games next social event, Drumming by campfire
by the “funtastic” Beat Parties, with the on the 1st of June, this is one event you will
classic tug-of-war proving to be a big hit not want to miss!
once again.

Who said Easter was just for kids? With
Oakes Coffees selling a variety of yummy
foods and drinks, parents also got to enjoy
their morning out.

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Modderfontein Nature Reserve, 2019
Photo credit: Colin Parr



Are we being
INVADED

THE GARDEN & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

There has been much talk about the Here in Thornhill the responsibility of
legislation around Alien and Invasive managing alien invasives is collective.
Species of late. Here in Modderfontein
we are fortunate enough to live in a space The trees on our pavements are the
where we get to experience beautiful responsibility of Johannesburg City Parks
fauna and flora in our estate as well and our local municipality. The watercourse
as the surrounding conservation areas. area is currently the responsibility of the
Johannesburg Roads Agency and our
The legislation is in place to protect parks and public areas are our collective
our country’s bio-diversity, our natural responsibility, managed by the THOA
resources such as grasslands, wetlands, Gardens Committee. Each resident is
water catchment areas as well as responsible for their individual properties
farmland, where our food security and although legislation is still relatively
is paramount. new and untested, there is a duty of care
to remove alien invasive plants to protect
Most of us are not aware of the our larger environment. Legislation also
devastating effect some alien invasives, dictates that property owners should
such as water hyacinth has on our water have a clearance certificate prior to selling
resources. Not only that, there are weeds their property, but it seems as if this is not
and trees that cause the soil to become currently enforced. In order to avoid future
barren, rendering farmland completely liability, it is advisable that you ensure
unproductive and therefore displacing compliance where necessary in your own
thousands of rural subsistence farmers. garden. We will attend to compliance in
Legislation under the National common areas.
Environmental Management: Biodiversity
Act, 2004, specifies a list of alien invasive The current list of alien invasives will guide
species around the country. you on what action is appropriate. It is not
necessary to remove all of the listed species
This list is ever-changing according to how as they are categorised according to the
biodiversity is managed by the Department threat they pose. Some should be removed
of Environmental Affairs. For the latest immediately if you have it in your garden
list and classification on what action is where others can be left to naturally die
appropriate, please refer to www.invasives. off. For further information on current
org.za. We will post this link on the THOA legislation, please refer to the Department
website for ease of reference. of Environmental Affairs or the website
listed above.

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Community Centre
Renovations Update

LINDA FISHER

The passageway to the community centre Our guards and gardeners will also enjoy
bathrooms has been tiled in beautiful new purpose built facilities to ensure their
Mediterranean tiles and a new roof with comfort while at work. Restrooms and a
a series of skylights has been installed to canteen are well underway.
create a more comfortable experience
for all when using the facilities. A great THOA anticipate the renovations to be
improvement! complete by the end of May.

Around the back of the centre additional
store rooms for the estate ensure all estate
equipment can now been stored safely.

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OUR STAFF
Getting Registered

DOMESTIC WORKERS & GARDENERS

• Download Access Registration form on thoa.co.za
• If you are a tenant please use the Tenants Registration Form.
• If you are a home owner please use the Owners Registration Form.
• Staff must personally report to the office with the correct completed form

and proof of their identification between 8am - 4pm on weekdays.
• If you are unable to access the website please collect a form from the office

or request a form to be emailed to you ([email protected])

PLEASE NOTE
It is of the utmost importance to notify the office if a domestic or gardener is no long
working on the estate so that we can maintain stringent security measures.

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Pramathon
Modderfontein Reserve

May 5th // 8am // Val Bonne

Mark your diaries for the first-ever family Cotlands, a multi-award winning non-profit
Pramathon in SA. Fun-filled activities with organisation (NPO), attendees can donate
your whole family for a good cause, it’s new or old baby items to Pramathon who
worth a drive to the stunning Val Bonne will hand them over to the NPO.
Country Estate, Modderfontein Reserve.
They say spending time in the great So, take a trip with the whole family to
outdoors has many wellness benefits and the beautiful Val Bonne Country Estate in
recent studies by Child Mind has reiterated Modderfontein Nature Reserve – trust us,
the importance of being outdoors for both it’s worth the drive.
children and adults.
When: 5 May
In light of this, Pramathon will be launching Time: 8am–4pm
their first ever regional event to get Where: Val Bonne Country Estate,
parents outside and connect with their kids Modderfontein Reserve
with fun-filled activities, a 3km Pram Walk,
great food, drinks and some live music Purchase your tickets at ticketsRash
all for a good cause. In partnership with For more details visit Pramathon FB page.

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NO SPEEDING THANK YOU
Children at play
Rebel Footwear
An appeal to all residents. Please remember
our families, pets, children and staff are GAVIN & KIM COOKE
walking the streets of this beautiful and
safe Estate. Speeding is not accepted and rebelsafetygear.com
may have terrible consequences.
A huge THANK YOU to the Cookes for their
While it is an individual’s and care-giver’s generous donation to our Guards.
responsibility to ensure their own safety
we do expect all residents to maintain an Awesome new REBEL footware were given
element of mutual respect for each other to our guards last month, keeping them
and that includes no speeding within our comfortable, warm and safe while they keep
boundry walls. our community safe.

The speed limit inside the Estate is 40mp/h. --------------------------------------------------
At the workplace or on the move, REBEL
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01.06.19

COMMUNITY CENTRE FIRE-PIT
R100 = DRUM + HOT CHOCOLATE

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
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EXPLORE

YOUR ESTATE & WIN

CONGRATULATIONS to Oliver & Liam Carlyle.
You have won vouchers to GO APE!!!!

Thank you to all those who participated in the competition.

In & Around
Thornhill Estate

RESIDENT CONTRIBUTIONS
Sunrise - Road Reserve, 6:15am

Dew Drops - Central Park

Professional window cleaning services

FREE QUOTATIONS
Janet Gildenhuys
079 938 3421

thewindowwashers.co.za

Kim: 082 779 7890 [email protected]
FULL price list available via email
Cakes R320 - R400

Cake Pops R180 (12)
R340 (24)
R485 (36)

Cupcakes R170 (12)
R325 (24)
R460 (36)

Party Packs & Special Orders
are available on request.

Registration open all
year round

“Imagine if schools actually helped their kids identify your child’s
strengths by exploring their talents from a young age and growing their
skills over 12 years, instead of letting them follow the same routine like
sheep and leaving them confused in life after graduation.” Tallie Dar

Open since 2010, we are an authentic 2 Harley Street, Modderfontein

Montessori School with Superb facilities Phone: 011 6080902 or 083 229 1247

and fully equipped to suit every age Email: [email protected]
group. We are set in a safe, tranquil
country environment where the children Web: mmontessori.co.za

benefit from individualised attention,

respect and love.

Servicing our beloved Modderfontein
community.

 Toddler Centre 18 months to 3 years old

 Pre-School 3 years to 6 years old

 Primary School 6 years to 12 years old

Full day and half day options available with
many exciting extra mural activities

2 BED / 2 BATH COTTAGE FOR RENT: R11,500 p/m
NO.5 THE COTTAGES, THORNHILL ESTATE
- UNFURNISHED
- Available from 1st May 2019
- Lounge & open plan kitchen + breakfast bar
- Patio space onto semi private garden
- Main bedroom with generous storage + en suite
bathroom (bath & hand shower)
- 2nd bedroom + good storage
- 2nd bathroom (standing shower)
- 1 x carport + visitor parking close by
- Mini backyard: washing line + bins
- Postbox / Postal Delivery

Graeme Burke
082 850 1301

[email protected]
coatingworx.co.za

Established in 1989, Coating Worx BASED IN EDENVALE
has grown from just one outlet into PREMIUM PRODUCTS
a leading paint contracting company
in South Africa. We provide painting FREE QUOTATION
contractor services to the domestic, APPROVED ESTATE CONTRACTOR
commercial and industrial sectors
throughout South Africa. IN THORNHILL ESTATE
PROFESSIONAL STAFF

IN NEED OF THAT DISTINCTION OR IMPROVING CLASSES HELD
YOUR EXAM TECHNIQUE? IN THE ESTATE
LET US HELP YOU IN THAT JOURNEY.

We are currently completing our articles at one
of the big 4 audit firms. We have completed
our Honours Degrees at the University of
Johannesburg in the CA stream and
specialising in Taxation. We have 37 distinctions
between the two of us.

GRADE 10 – 12 ACCOUNTING TUTORIALS

UNIVERSITY 1ST YEAR, 2ND AND 3RD
YEAR ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND TAX-
ATION TUTORIALS.
(CA STREAM & NON-CA STREAM)

YOUR REAL
PARTNER

Michael Levy

WE KNOW THE ‘INS AND OUTS’ OF EVERY
NEIGHBOURHOOD
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent, speak to
your #RealPartner today!

Greenstone | Modderfontein | Lakeside | Thornhill Estate
MICHAEL LEVY | 083 616 0039 | [email protected]

www.jawitz.co.za



Tandarts /
Dentist

Dr J L M Fick

Modderfontein Medical Centre
Flamingo Shopping Centre

011-393 3855

FOR THORNHILL RESIDENTS

I have been a resident at Thornhill for 19 years and
am responsible for Consolidated Auto Ford in
Boksburg.

If you drive a Ford vehicle and need a service done,
please call me and I will assist you with the
following:

1. I will book in your vehicle, when convenient for you.
2. I will collect your vehicle from your home.
3. We can provide you with a courtesy vehicle.
4. I will return the vehicle to you after work.

Neil Boonzaier

Dealer Principal - Consolidated Auto

011 306 2000 | 083 443 5443

ALSO OFFERING
NEW AND USED VEHICLE SALES

Dynamite Distilling Company invites you to visit our distillery,
enjoy the atmosphere and sample our delicious products.
Friday 9am-4pm // Saturday 10am-2pm
GIN TASTING SATURDAYS
11am, 12pm & 1pm (booking essential)
FREE GIN DELIVERY ON FRIDAY
(THORNHILL ESTATE & LAKESIDE)
This offer applies when you order 2 bottles of Gin or more.
EVENTS

Book your next boutique event at Dynamite Distilling Co. (max 25 people)

AWARD WINNING FLAVOURS
We have 3 signature flavours with new flavours
currently in the making. Cold Craft Beer is on tap.
We are proud to announce that both Jozi Dry and Floral
won Silver Medals at the 2018 Michelangelo Awards.

HERITAGE HOUSE 3, 31 HIGH STREET, FOUNDERS VIEW. PLEASE CALL FOR BOOKINGS: 082 414 9838

RESIDENTIAL RATES - ONCE OFF RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK
1/4 page: R90 6 MONTHS
1/2 page: R175 1/4 page - 5% discount: R498
Full page: R350 1/2 page - 10% discount: R945
Full page - 15% discount: R1785

RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK
3 MONTHS 12 MONTHS
1/4 page - 5% discount: R256 1/4 page - 5% discount: R997
1/2 page - 10% discount: R486 1/2 page - 10% discount: R1890
Full page - 15% discount: R918 Full page - 15% discount: R3570

PAYMENT DETAILS PLEASE NOTE
ABSA Bank Proof of payment and artwork must
Acc #: 015 922 117 be submitted by 20th of the month
Code: 632005 ([email protected]) in order to
Reference: ADVERTyourname appear in the following month’s issue.

IF YOU PRINT THIS
NEWSLETTER PLEASE
RECYCLE IT WHEN YOU
HAVE FINISHED READING.

RECYCLING IS PICKED UP EVERY WEDNESDAY IN THORNHILL ESTATE. ALL YOU NEED TO
DO IS PUT YOUR RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS INTO A CLEAR PLASTIC REFUSE BAG ON YOUR
PAVEMENT ON TUESDAY NIGHT. AND THE ECO FAIRIES WILL WHISK IT AWAY DURING
THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY :) THANK YOU.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

MODDERFONTEIN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

This is for YOU if your home is within a 7 KM RADIUS of the Modderfontein Industrial Complex

(PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE AT HOME)

?+ |

WHAT TO DO ALARM TESTS A MAJOR EMERGENCY? END OF EMERGENCY

This information is here to help you Our emergency Undulating Continuous siren
when there is a major emergency at alarm is tested siren sounding for the first 10 sounding for
the Modderfontein Industrial Complex. every Friday 12h00. 10 minutes.
minutes of the emergency.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HEAR THE UNDULATING SIREN?

1 2 3

MOVE PEOPLE and ANIMALS CLOSE all WINDOWS SWITCH OFF all air conditioners
INDOORS as quickly as possible. and DOORS. and ventilator fans.

4 5

Remain INDOORS until you are EMERGENCY SERVICES may be THE SMELL OF GAS & THERE IS NO SIREN
advised by media that the situation called in to assist in which This means that gas may have leaked, but
is safe, or until you hear the case their INSTRUCTIONS
continuous siren. should be FOLLOWED. its intensity is insufficient to create a
hazardous condition - you can smell most
irritant gases at levels which do not pose a

risk to your health.

EMERGENCY NUMBER: 011 606 2703 or 011 606 2250

Issued by the Moddefontein Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee

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Useful
Numbers

MODDERFONTEIN & SURROUNDS

Any Emergency from a mobile Number 112
Netcare 911 082911
Flying Squad
Busamed Private Hospital (24hrs) 10111
Linksfield Netcare Hospital 011 458 2000
Dischem Flamingo Centre 011 640 3661
Fire Station 086 0347 243 / 0860 347 243
Sebenza Police Station
Edenvale Police Station 011 375 5911
Emer-G-Med 011 400 6000
Modderfontein Nature Reserve 011 553 8600
Modderfontein Golf Course
Automobile Association (roadside assistance) 086 100 7911
Metropolitan Police 079 519 1589
National Tourism Information Centre (24 hours) 011 608 2034
OR Tambo International Airport 011 799 1000
OR Tambo (Arrivals and Departures) 011 999 2093/4
Directory Inquiries Local numbers 083 123 2345
City of Johannesburg Customer Care 011 921 6262
City of Johannesburg Power Failures 086 727 7888
City of Johannesburg Vehicle Licencing
1023
086 056 2874
086 056 2874
086 056 2874

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