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Business News 2020 11

By 30 Nov 2020Feb 2nd, 2021No Comments

Welcome to the first CRA Business News!

Local businesses form a vital part of our amazing community and in the wake of Covid-19, lockdown and the uncertainty they have caused, we would like to encourage residents to support our local businesses whenever possible.

The success of businesses in an area has a major impact on the overall vibe. We all know the feeling one gets when walking through a centre where many of the shops are empty and closed…

We are lucky enough to have great local businesses, from big companies to small home businesses, and many have had a tough financial year. If we all support our business community we can achieve great things together so please,


A bit about the different sections:

  • Featured
    A write up about a business that goes the extra mile in support of our community or the CRA.
  • CRA Supporters
    This is a list of businesses that support the CRA, and ultimately the community, and is part of how we can thank those CRA Business Members who wish to be included.
  • Local Spotlight
    Information on a local business to highlight what is available within our community.

Going forward we would like to include a specials section to inform residents of what is being offered by local businesses.


The Peartree

Tucked away at the top of St Albans Avenue is The Peartree, an often overlooked gem within our community that has, for a number of years, offered the CRA with the use of their facilities free of charge for various meetings. They’ve even provided a staff member to assist in setting up and tidying up after hours when we are the only people there, always going out of their way to assist whether it be with last minute projector set up or moving to a different location during a power outage.

We greatly appreciate all that The Peartree has done for us!

The Peartree offers a variety of facilities and services:

Conferencing and Events
The facility provides a tranquil atmosphere that gives you a breather from the usual Joburg hustle and bustle, even though it’s so conveniently located in the middle of it!
They provide a variety of conferencing packages with refreshments, AV and secure off-street parking. You can also hire the venue for private functions, and they’ll also take care of the catering for you if you’d prefer. There’s even a trampoline and jumping castle option for kids’ parties!
With more businesses moving towards working remotely The Peartree offers a great place to hold meetings and workshops in a professional and convenient location when needed.
This is an amazing option to minimise the stress of organising an event, workshop or conference that is in the heart of our community.

Health and Wellbeing
The Peartree centre aims to provide a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellbeing for all ages. A number of health professionals run their practices from here and as they have a shared vision – to provide the community with all-encompassing support – they work as part of a multidisciplinary team which offers individual intervention, multidisciplinary case management as well as support groups and workshops.

For more information on The Peartree go to or contact them on
011 781 0682 /


Craighall Tailors

Walking into Craighall Tailors you are more often than not greeted by an impeccably dressed gentleman with a large smile, Alpha Frazer, who showcases the quality of work you can expect by wearing his own tailored-made clothes.

Craighall Tailors was started 8 years ago and their services range from minor alterations and mending to bespoke suits and formal dresses. They’ll even alter your existing clothing into something new – “Shopping in your Closet”- or adapt clothing for struggle-free dressing for customers who are physically less able to dress themselves.

They are situated in the Willow Centre on the corner of Jan Smuts and Buckingham Ave.

For more information go to or contact them on 072 764 9772 /


Abbey Guesthouse

Simonne Starck
083 266 9369
7 Abbey Drive, Craighall Park


CAP Security

Public Spaces Security provider for the CRA area
CRA preferred Armed Response provider
Admin Queries 0860 332 332
Emergencies 0861 227 227

To join the CRA / CAP Public Spaces Security (PSS) Initiative, become an Armed Response client or for more information please email


Chilli & Spice – Indian Takeaway

Free delivery within the CRA area for orders over R200
082 727 7798
Willow Centre, 379 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park
Cnr Jan Smuts and Buckingham Avenue (Entrance)


Davenports Home Appliances – Sales, Services & Spares

363 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park




Whether you reside, own property or run a business in our area, YOU are an important part of our community.
Working together we can build a safe, successful and supportive community.
Ultimately you, the members of our community, are the CRA.


If you have any questions or would like more information please email us at or WhatsApp 0647437375.

To support and build our local community by becoming a CRA Member please click here.
If you would like more information on membership go to