Featuring the business personalities of Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly who advertise in our Business index

Local is Lekker

By using our local businesses instead of those further afield you are helping our community to thrive. Prosperous businesses are able to provide sponsorship for school and community  programmes and help create an environment that is pleasing to the eye and pleasant to live in.

As new businesses choose to market themselves through our website, we will showcase them on this page.

Francis Slabber, Janet Steer and Associates  – Audiologists

In the eighties ENT’s concerned about mis-diagnosis/inappropriate fitting of hearing aids campaigned to clean up the business and as part of this drive The Hearing Clinic was born. The company was officially registered in 1991 by Janet Steer with the support of ENT husband Dr. John Steer. Francis Slabber joined in 1999 and we now practice as Francis Slabber, Janet Steer and Associates.

Our team today includes Nadine Jooste who looks after our Fish Hoek rooms on Wednesdays and Fridays and Elisha Berridge who consults at our Claremont rooms on Mondays and Wednesdays. Francis covers Tokai on Tuesdays and Thursdays while we all have consulting days in Wynberg too.

We do our best to offer our skills with ethical and caring service and through the years and expanding the practice, we have made every effort to never compromise on the level of service that we offer. We supply and support many various products and are completely independant from any one particular wholesaler, which gives us the freedom to prescibe the right products for the right people for the right reasons. 2011 is going to be another interesting year with a new addition to our team and some additional services that will be offered, so keep your eyes on us!

For contact details see http://scenicsouth.co.za//business-index-2/health-fitness/business-index/

Maggie Joubert – Nia teacher

I’m a “Bolandse plaaskind” who grew up in Wellington, graduated from Stellenbosch University and simply fell in love with Kommetjie about 20 years ago when my mother moved here. I taught English and Drama at the Middle School in Fish Hoek for 6 years, during which time I stumbled across Nia. With the birth of my children I resigned from formal teaching and now I’m fortunate enough to dedicate my time to raising my own children and dancing Nia with a community of warm, vibrant and passionate women (and sadly )very few men

Nia changed my outlook on and experience of fitness and exercise forever. I did my Nia teacher’s training and taught my first Nia class in September 2005.

Nia is taught at fitness studios, gyms, clubs, rehab centres, schools and even old-age homes in more than 45 countries world-wide. It is suitable for all ages and all fitness levels.

I  teach 5 Nia classes a week – 4 classes at the Imhoff Farm Studio and a community outreach class in Ocean View. As of from January 2011, I’ll also teach a Nia Kids class at the Imhoff studio.

See http://scenicsouth.co.za//business-index-2/health-fitness/mental-physical-wellbeing/ for Maggie’s details.


David Parry-Davies – the man behind the Enviropaedia.

David Parry-Davies is the publishing editor of the Enviropaedia, South Africa’s leading Environmental Encyclopaedia. He has a special combination of soul, skills and business sense, which he has used successfully to produce the Enviropaedia a valuable bridge between business and the environmental lobby.  With a background of 20 years in the corporate and marketing sectors he is comfortable interacting with CEOs from big business and speaking in public.  But his desk has funky gumboots on its office legs and when David needs to clear his head, he goes sea-kayaking along the Simon’s Town coast.

From Pinstripes to Eco-Logic:  David recounts how, when his son was just a kid, he jolted him out of corporate comfort with the words: “Daddy, What do you do? I want to be like you!” A question that would usually connect father and son opened a flood of memories of his childhood in Africa and the doubts about where his generation was taking the world bubbled to the surface.  David thought about his special relationship with his grandfather, a long-legged man who danced with wild blue cranes and who had taught him to admire the intelligence of Nature, and realized that the work he was doing was not feeding his soul. It was also at odds with the kind of world he wanted his son to inherit.

Fast forward to today:  David joins a growing number of environmental activists who believe that stopping the behaviour that is destructive to the environmental requires that we address the beliefs, value systems and emotions that drive our destructive behaviour.  Click here to read more .