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by January 24, 2018 General, News

NEWS SNIPPETS IN BRIEF: Update on Illovo petrol station robbery; Bryneven parents speak out about GED resolution; incidents not being resolved – let us know; and next Sandton CPF meeting date.

1. Update on Illovo petrol station robbery – no arrests made – However, Sandton police have confirmed that the Hyundai H1 has also been connected to various similar robberies in the area. According to reports, the modus operandi of the gang is to target people leaving shopping centres and follow them to petrol stations or other shopping centres. Easy access items such as jewellery, phones, wallets, cash and electronic devices are usually taken. Please keep an eye on your rear-view mirror – especially when leaving a shopping centre!

2. Bryneven parents satisfied with GED resolution – Following the meeting with parents on 16 January in which issues such as fraud, nepotism, mismanagement and victimisation of teachers was raised, the GED has ruled that: the principal leave the school with immediate effect; a suitable person will be found to run the school; and the Governing Body will not be disbanded. Parents later took to social media to express their feelings about the outcome, most of which were extremely positive.

3. Any other incidents that need reporting? We’ll follow up on your behalf! According to one report, 5 missing manhole covers are missing from the corner of Rivonia and South Rd. This was first reported in September 2017 and remains unsolved! Anything further? Comment below!

4. Next Sandton CPF Sector 3 meeting – Thursday 15 February – The Sandton CPF community meetings provide valuable information and are well worth attending. You’ll get to meet your wonderful, hard-working Sector Chairs and committees, your Sector SAPS representative and JMPD officials, ward councillors, residents associations and other individuals who work so hard to fight crime and uphold bylaws in Sector 3 (Benmore Gardens, Dalecross, Dennehof, Duxberry, Hurlpark, Little Filian, Moodie Hill, Morningside, Morningside Manor, Morningside Ext. 40, New Brighton, Parkmore, Sandown, Sandhurst, Strathavon, and Sunset Acres.)

The next meeting will be on Thursday 15 February in the Morningside Shopping Centre Boardroom.

“We warmly invite Sector 3 residents, closure committee representatives and all security providers to our meeting,” says Julian Ortlepp, Sandton CPF Sector 3 Chairman. To find out more, call Vice Chair Louise Agar on 082 568 0409 or visit


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