Domestic Forum

Lonehill Domestic Forum Security Workshop

A HUGE shout out to our Domestic Forum Members for such an enthusiastic turnout (we even had to dash out for more refreshments).  This was the highest attendance we have ever had.  We would like to encourage all the newbies to continue supporting this Forum – the lessons learnt and taught are so valuable to us all.

We started off the workshop with a simple quiz. Who is the preferred Security Company in Lonehill?  What colour uniforms do the guards wear?  Where are they seen, and most importantly what is the Fidelity Control Room Number?  At this point, we stopped and made everyone save the number into their cell phones immediately.  We then divided into groups and Lenti Morison, Branch Manager – Lonehill Fidelity,  presented different scenarios where the groups had to discuss and write down how they would react to each scenario presented.  Facilitators from both Fidelity and the LRA worked with the groups.   At the end, a spokesperson from each group presented their answers and points were openly discussed.

We were humbled by their willingness to support our initiative, to learn, to discuss and offer suggestions.  To say how pleased we are with the success of yesterday is an understatement.  A special note of thanks to Pick ‘n Pay Lonehill who so generously donated the food for the morning and to the management team and Fidelity Lonehill.

The following letter of thanks was received from a resident following the meeting:

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My domestic worker, who has been with us for over 15 years and also lives in, attended the security workshop this morning.

She came back extremely excited by everything she has learnt from the discussions and the videos.  It has opened her eyes.  She got a lot of phone number including from Fidelity that she is going to store on her phone in case of emergency. My thanks to everyone involved in organizing and running the workshop today.

Thank you for these initiatives that make Lonehill rise above all other neighborhoods in South Africa! You are making our community safer.

Keep up the good work.”

We will leave you with the last ‘thought provoking question’ before we closed the meeting “do we need airtime to make an emergency call to the Control Room”


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LRA Communicator, the EXCITING, new LRA app


With our often, fast-paced lifestyles, we struggle to find the time do the little things, like reporting that pothole in the road or requesting a long, overdue service on your alarm.  To assist residents in communicating with various municipal departments, emergency services and the LRA,  we have created an app which will allow you to log queries, request quotes, report illegal dumping, find Emergency Contact information for hospitals, etc., in one easy step.  No more searching for telephone numbers or e-mail addresses.

The “Lonehill Residents Association” app is FREE and is available to download through your app store.

Follow the easy step-by-step guide below and enjoy the benefits:

1) Go to your app store, and search for Lonehill Residents Association and install the app on your phone.

2) Once installed open the app and complete the registration form. Users will not be able to make use of the app without registering their details first.   Click Submit and wait for a push message to be sent to your phone confirming your registration. Please do not click update as this will send multiple emails to the vetting administrator.

3) On the LRA Communicator, the following modules are available:

My Profile – where residents can update their profile information.  The terms & conditions of the app are in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), where both parties shall comply with the security and information protection obligations equivalent to those imposed on them in terms of POPI and other applicable data protection legislation.  The full Terms & Conditions can be viewed on

Messages – broadcast messages are sent to registered users or closed groups.  These would include security alerts, notification of water outages specific to your area, notification of power outages, etc.  We will also be able to notify residents on traffic delays caused by faulty traffic lights, etc.

Newsletter – the weekly LRA e-newsletter will also be published on the app. No pictures will be uploaded to the newsletter.

Events – the annual LRA events calendar is available on the app.  Users will be able to RSVP directly to an event and will also be able to save the event directly to their calendar allowing residents to make plans well in advance.  All relevant information about the event such as date, time, address, itinerary with a click to call function is available.

Service Desk – this module has a host of applications and is used to log faults, issues and track complaints through the entire process.  Once a fault / complaint / query is logged in the application, the information is sent DIRECTLY via e-mail to the relevant authority concerned, be it City Parks, Jo’burg Water or Eskom, etc.  This allows users to log faults directly.  Photos can also be included in the fault log.  Users will receive a unique Ticket number issued from the app, this reference number is unique to the app and is not the reference number from the relevant authority.    The Service Desk will give users access to log faults with Johannsburg Roads Agency; Johannesburg Water; Eskom; City Power; Johannesburg City Parks; JMPD; Pikitup as well as with the LRA.

Service Providers – we have included a full contact listing of all Emergency Service providers in the area, including location and contact number.  This module will eventually expand to include General Service Providers such as plumbers, electricians, etc in the greater Lonehill area.  We will also be featuring weekly specials on offer from the various shops in the Lonehill Shopping Centre as well as a list of restaurants and take-away’s, including their menu’s!

Products & Services – a full bouquet of the LRA’s products and services, along with the relevant information on whom to contact, etc. is available within this module.

For any queries on how to download & use the LRA Communicator app, please contact and we will gladly assist.

Crawford Pre-Primary donates to Riversands Primary School

Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary School officially moved to their beautiful new school premises on 2 May 2017, for the start of the 2’nd school term.

Due to the school’s relocation, a substantial amount of secondhand school furniture was put aside to be donated.  On Friday 12 May, Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary donated 3 bakkie loads of secondhand school furniture to the Riversands Primary School.

The furniture donated was immediately allocated to classrooms where they were put into good use.

This wonderful initiative was made possible by Elias Seleka (Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary School Estate Manager) and Marcus Ngoepe (Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary School Groundsman), who both dedicated their busy morning and afternoon to assist with the logistics of loading and delivering of the furniture.

The Ependy Angels thank the residents of Lonehill

On behalf of the Ependy Angels we would like to thank our community for supporting Ependymoma Day which was held in the Lonehill Park on Saturday, 6 May.















“It was by far our best Ependymoma Day of all. It was wonderful getting to meet the locals and them asking questions, giving them all the details and seeing the community come together.

Not only was Layla there but Blayne, Thomas and Luciano our other Ependymoma kids. They had a blast with some meeting each other for the first time. It was amazing for all the Ependymoma parents to get together and support each other too. The whole experience was emotional, yet satisfying at the same time, knowing just a small glimpse of hope was created.” – Sharyn O’Niel, Ependy Angels

Winter Cup-a-Soup Collections

The LRA have started collections for the Fidelity winter Cup-a-Soup collections.  During the winter months, the Fidelity guards on night shift duty receive Cup-a-Soup packets.  We call on residents in Lonehill to donate boxes of Cup-a-Soup to the LRA which are distributed each night by Fidelity.


– Lonehill Residents Association, 81 Studio Office Park, Lonehill.
– Lew Geffen / Sotheby’s International Realty, Shop 2A Lonehill Shopping Centre
– Pick ‘n Pay, Lonehill Shopping Centre

Please ensure that the soup is the instant “Cup-a-Soup” variety and not the single packet type that requires stove top cooking as the guards do not have these facilities available to them.

If you have any queries please contact the office on 011 465 9196

Clearing of Kariba weed from the Lonehill dam

The Lonehill Estate Maintenance team will start clearing the Kariba weed out of the Lonehill dam on Saturday, 6 May.   The team will be using a rubber dinghy to clear weed from the centre of the dam and will use rakes to remove the weed from the edge of the dam.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to residents visiting the park on Saturday.  Our team will endeavour to have work completed by 14:00.

National Ependymoma Day in Lonehill

Trees in the Lonehill Park have been wrapped in yellow symbolising Ependymoma Day which takes place on Saturday, 6 May 2017.

Ependymoma is a rare form of brain cancer affecting both adults and children.

The Ependy Angels will be hosting a butterfly release in the park from 11am on Saturday. All residents are welcome and entrance is free!

Message of thanks to the Lonehill EMR team

The following letter of thanks was received from a resident in Lonehill:

“I received a call from a friend of mine Maxine Fulford who had gone to the Clay Over Informal Settlement to drop off some goods at the little creche. She noticed a young boy with a huge nasty gash on the side of his head. She had a look at it and told his teacher that he needed urgent medical attention. His Gogo said he was fine, she was treating him and that he was too scared to go to the Doctor.

Maxine called to ask if I knew a Dr in Lonehill that she could take him to. I contacted Anita from SLA and she immediately dispatched a vehicle to the school. Allan de Souza from SLA met Maxine, the little boy and his Gogo at the site and Allan very kindly cleaned the wound and the black shoe polish and toothpaste that had been put on the wound!!

He was taken to a Doctor for stitches and further medical assistance. Once again our heartfelt appreciation to Maxine for helping him, Allan, Anita and the SLA Team for responding so quickly. Thanks to you all he is on the mend – you are truly all very special”

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New Members co-opted to the LRA Board of Directors

Over the past few months, the LRA Board has seen two valuable Board Members, namely Ken Barter and Rodney Ackermann resign to take up residence outside of the Lonehill area.

The Board are pleased to advise all our members that four new, dynamic individuals have been co-opted on to the LRA Board to share their expertise and work experience with us.

Thomas Mc Minn, a resident of Beverley holds both a Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in the Electronic Engineering field, specialising in Telecommunications.  Thomas also holds an MBA and has spent 17 years in the Telecommunications industry.

He describes himself as assertive, analytical, logical, self-driven, strong-willed and results focussed, and know he will be an invaluable asset to the board and community.

Molebogeng (known as Lebo) holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance and Economics) from Wits University as well as an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Lebo’s strengths lie in both technical and commercial environments as well as Business Operations, Finance, Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions.  Lebo is a resident of Lonehill Upper East.

Helen Holyoake, is the Owner of Helco Promotions and a specialist in general book publishing, publicity and marketing.  Many of you may know Helen from the parkrun which is held each Saturday in the Lonehill Park.  She is the parkrun Ambassador to the Northern Johannesburg.

Lesedi Mohuba has a B-Tech Dramatic Arts and Film Studies, obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology.  She was a television presenter, production manager and currently Director for Motumisheng investments.  Lesedi owns her own construction and property development business situated in Lonehill.


We welcome Thomas, Lebo, Helen and Lesedi to the LRA Board of Directors and look forward to their positive involvement to the betterment of the Greater Lonehill.

Stench in Lonehill – what is the cause?

We are currently receiving numerous complaints from residents about a foul smell that seems to permeate the areas closest to the Jukskei River.  All complaints have been sent through to both Ward Councillors for investigation.  Ward 93 & 94 councillors have requested an urgent meeting to address this issue.

Residents can forward their complaints regarding this “foul smell” to the LRA on  All complaints will be forwarded through to council.