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Sharon Henry – Centre Manager

By Mel / August 10, 2023

Meet Sharon Henry, the backbone of our Morningside Shopping Centre’s operations. Sharon unexpectedly transitioned into property management after completing her Marketing and Advertising degree at IMM. Initially managing Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town, Sharon discovered a fervour for this role, recognizing the positive impact of well-maintained spaces on communities. Subsequently, she oversaw Howard Shopping…

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Edna Noel – Hobo Collection

By Mel / August 9, 2023

Meet Edna Noel, the proud owner of Hobo Collection, our exciting new addition at Morningside. Edna has been a driving force since the establishment’s inception in 1995. Her enduring commitment to women’s empowerment through fashion has been a hallmark of her journey. Over the years, Edna’s dedication has seen her transform a modest 25-square-meter space…

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Fatima – Sorbet Man

By Mel / August 8, 2023

Meet Fatima Kassim, the Sorbet Man’s Award-Winning Barber at Morningside Shopping Centre. Fatima Kassim’s journey into the world of barbering commenced in 2014. Her initial involvement in hair care primarily focused on women’s hairstyles. However, a pivotal moment arose when her colleague, Thokozani (male), sought her assistance with hair-related matters. Intrigued by his explanation that…

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Kim Robertson – Hussar Grill

By Mel / August 8, 2023

Meet Kim Robertson, the proud owner of Morningside’s Hussar Grill. In the late 60s in Rustenburg, South Africa, Kim’s early life was characterized by constant movement due to her father’s involvement in the mining industry, instilling remarkable adaptability and resilience.  After completing her education at Springs Convent in the 1980s, Kim embarked on her professional…

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Tracey Hamann – Urban Escape

By Mel / August 8, 2023

Meet Tracey Hamann, the proud owner of Morningside’s Urban Escape. With an abiding passion for forging connections, Tracey’s affinity for people from diverse backgrounds shines through as a dedicated mother and franchisee. Her genuine interactions and ability to create meaningful bonds make her stand out. Tracey’s unwavering commitment and tireless work ethic define her approach…

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Skinsthetics

By Mel / February 15, 2022

Morningside welcomes Yvette Duvenhage and her team, who are behind the exciting and recent rebranding of Sticks and Stones to beauty treatment specialists – Skinsthetics. Recently during the most difficult time over COVID, I was given an opportunity to join the long-standing Sticks and Stones wellness hub by the amazing owner Dr Marie Rosenberg. Even…

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Plush Car Wash

By Mel / February 9, 2022

The word “Plush” is meant to evoke a feeling of luxury and comfort.  Who would have thought talking about car washes could be so cool?  Neil Meyerowitz, founder and CEO of the Plush Car Wash group, an entrepreneur who enjoys finding the gap, taking it, and making a success of it.  When I left school,…

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Artzcafe

By Mel / December 3, 2021

Artzcafe is the online gifting gallery created by local Artist Shelley Fuhr. It’s not only loved by the locals but has recently been spotted in the Tanzanian president’s office for interesting reasons. Read more… About Shelley’s story on life of gifting. And how she turned her creativity and imagination into a rewarding business. Give me…

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The Story of the Praia Prawns Family

By Mel / October 25, 2021

When we started our Praia Prawns journey back in 2017, with just a small range of quality crustaceans, we had a vision of creating entrepreneurial ventures and growing our brand by choosing families that we would be proud to call our own. Praia Prawns prides itself in showcasing quality imported and local products. We focus extensively…

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A toy story:

By Mel / October 6, 2021

The tale behind the new Play Toys rainbow kiosk Play truly is the work of childhood, and at Playtoys, endless hours are spent sourcing a beautiful mix of toy brands that inspire and encourage open ended free play in children. Playtoys first began in 2009, in a small corner shop in the Cape Quarter in…

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