South African Businesses and Help
One of the factors about South Africans that has astonished me has been the way they tend to melt into the surrounding community when they immigrate. I have been most impressed at the way that many of the other communities have set up business and social organisations in order to help newcomers to assimilate into their new country. The objective of this site is to begin to change that and start to build a strong, viable South African community here in Ontario.
This list is intended to help both South Africans in Business or professions as well as those who are looking for information or help in these areas
If you want to offer a service to your fellow countrymen then please contact me and I will add you to the list.
Do me a favour and mention that you got the information from this site please!

Accomodation (Vacation)

Colin & Sonia Boolsen Vorster
Kroneberg Estate -Algonquin Executive Private Lodge and Reserve
Colin and Sonia run Kroneberg Estate and are pleased to offer ex pat South Africans and Rhodesians a deal on vacation rental accomodation. This is up in Muskoka at Mary Lake at Port Sydney, a mere hop from Huntsville and the park, with the ranch on the headwaters of the Magnetewan River. The combination offers executive class location and accomodation in conjunction with with unlimited access to a private Algonquin reserve. To find out more go to the website or contact them at :
Website :
E-mail    :
Phone    : (705) 385-3928

Go to Zen Shiatsu


Pieter van Niekerk
Mr Money Saver - Direct Mail Magazin
Helping businesses communicate to their local consumers. Delivered to targeted home owners for maximum redemption. A full colour gloss magazine distributed through Canada Post and offering flexibility as regards frequency (10 times per year at monthly intervals), ad size and cost (from 1/4 page at less than 1c per copy to full page at 3c - all inclusive) as well as reach (Oakville only - 30,000 copies; Burlngton only - 35,000 copies; Mississauga (65,000) as well as Brampton, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Niagara, London, Kit/Wat and also Guelph.
Contact Pieter van Niekerk at 905 - 580-0656 or email for further details.

Albert Botha
Primitive Advertising
Primitive Pictures is a full service advertising agency, design studio and business solutions provider in Northumberland.
The production and design team's combined experience in design, film and television commercial production are recipients of numerous International and National awards.
Primitive Pictures is a small agency with big capacity.
Office Phone: 905-377-8428
Fax: 905-372-1754

Alternative Therapeutic Treatment - Pain Reliever/Stress Reliever
Free your body from pain and ailments and free your mind from stress by experiencing the soothing effects of a Far-Infrared Thermal Massage Bed – Simply lie back and relax and let the bed do the work – Servicing the Oakville, Burlington areas.
Call Bev Maarschalk at Body ‘n Balance: 905-469-1621.

Arts and Crafts Stores

Charl DuToit
Isidingo - New South African Arts and Crafts Store in The Beaches -
Charl DuToit has opened a store in The Beaches that sells African arts and crafts.
Any other ex South Africans who has imported SA art in the past and might be looking for a store to sell it for them?
1965 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9
Phone: 416.694 2525

Rob and Fiona Young
WORLD OF GEMS  (and scratchpatch as in Simonstown SA)
come in for a visit, entry is free and the kids can scratch up gemstones to their hearts content for $6 a bag, we also carry a range of inexpensive gemstone jewellery, gem trees etc ideal gifts with a difference.School groups welcome as well as birthdays
Tel: 905 8499916

Christine Ross
Afrique Ceramiques Plus
Hudson Heights, Qc
ceramics from Cape Town

Indigo Blue Crafts:
Have you ever wanted to make your own jewellery? Why not join Indigo Blue Crafts for a beginner's workshop in beading and learn the basic techniques of jewellery making. We also sell beads, findings and tools at a fraction of the price of any retail store. Customized classes can be scheduled to suit your needs - evenings and weekends.
Contact Sandra 416-684-3039 for details or e-mail:

Automobile Repairs/tune-ups etc.

Lynton Parkins
Trans-Canada Muffler & Brake
1490 Speers Road. Unit #3
(Just east of 3rd. Line)
Oakville, On.

Automobile Sales

Patrick Bolt
Cruickshank Ford Lincoln
Canada's oldest Ford Lincoln Dealer, with a huge selection of new Lincolns, Mercurys, Fords and Ford Trucks. We also have a large selection of late model Ford Quality Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. We offer competitive leasing and financing programs on all our vehicles. For your next new or used automobile or any questions regarding financing or leasing, please contact Patrick.
2062 Weston Road
Toronto, ON M9N 1X5
Phone (416) 244-6461

Paul Barreto
Yonge Lawrence Toyota
Most improved Toyota Dealer in Toronto, with selection of over 300 new vehicles from the entire range of Toyota vehicles to choose from. We also have a large selection of Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. We offer fantastic leasing and financing programs on all our vehicles. For a test drive or more information just call me or come visit.
We are situated right on the subway line in mid-town Toronto.
3020 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4N 2K4
Direct Line: 416-481-0640 Ext.230
Main Line: 416-481-5216
Fax: 416-481-6022
Cell: 416-737-6840

Automotive industry Machines
Lea Automation
Design and build specialized machines for the automotive and other

Beauty and cosmetic Consultant

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Christelle Donovan
is a consultant with Mary Kay the most famous cosmetic manufacturers in North America.
Everyone has heard of Mary Kay.
Millions of women use their products daily to add a touch of colour to their lives.
If you would like to see the range of products available to use access Christelle's website at:
(While there click on the left hand box at the bottom of the screen and enjoy yourself trying the virtual makeup link. Instant colour matching advice that provides you with the opportunity to see what a product looks like when it is applied)
or contact her at :

Bookbinding and Document restoration

Lynette van Greunen
As Lynette puts it : I also do bookbinding and document restoration on the side-line. I fix everything - documents, books,maps, letters - anything that is paper. So if you need work doen on that thesis that will get you accredited then contact:
E-mail :

Business Consultant

Small Business Networking Group for all Ex-SA Business Owners
Andrew Patricio
I intend starting a networking group for EX-SA small business owners or potential small business owners in the Mississauga area. The idea of the group is to share ideas, experiences, strategies and learn from each other. We will also be able to field questions from SA's that want to start a business or franchise in Canada. I plan to have our first meeting probably towards the end of September. Attendance will be free.
So if you are interested send me an email. You don't have to live in Mississauga to join.
Andrew Patricio
Presenter of Inspirational Seminars and Training
Tel: 905 858 4822

Cabinet Maker - Built in Cupboards

Dean van Greunen
Now we all know that for some reason cupboards here don't have shelves. So Dean van Greunen should be a handy fellow to know! If you would like some work done in your home.
E-mail :

Cell Phone Communications

Tony Katz
Tony Katz is the President and founding partner of Speed Dial Communications authorized reseller of Telus Mobility Mike & PCS brands. The company supplies & services telecommunications products throughout the Toronto area.
2700 Dufferin Street, Unit 70
Toronto, ON M6B 4J3
Phone: 416-787-8233
Fax    : 416-781-9959
Web site

Andre Idzerda
Trilogy Communications Inc.
Specializing in Presence Management (Unified Communications) and Voice Message Broadcasting. We offer solutions for Tele-Conferencing, Faxing, Full communications suite and Toll-free numbers. All solutions are North America wide.
Presence – “Why call a device or location when you want to call a person?”
Visit us at: or call me, Andre, on my
Tagline: 1.866.824.8058 “the best way to get me”

Darryl Cohen
Darryl trained and practiced as a podiatrist in Johannesburg, and is licensed here as a chiropodist.
He has recently begun a practice at
7117 Bathurst Street, Thornhill.
Whilst his services are not covered by OHIP, they are covered by most extended Health Care Plans.
He  treats all foot related conditions including: Corns & Calluses, Ingrown Toenails, Warts, Diabetic's Feet, Adults and Children's Foot and related leg disorders, Sports Injuries, Custom Orthotics
Should anybody be requiring his services, Darryl  can be contacted on
(905) 886-3965.

Commercial Credit Solutions

Tony Katz
Tony is the President and founding partner of Secure Debt Financial. Secure Debt Financial Corporation has been an Authorized Agent for Equifax Commercial Credit Solutions since the program's inception. Secure Debt Financial has developed the experience and knowledge base essential to advising corporations on how best to assess, manage and monitor their commercial credit needs.
2700 Dufferin Street, Suite 70
Toronto, Ontario  M6B 4J3
Phone :  416.789.3338
Toll      :   1.866.789.3338
E-mail :
Web    :

Corporate Real Estate

Stan Krawitz
Stan Krawitz is the President of Real Facilities Inc. which is involved in the Corporate Real estate market. If you are looking for advice or need to expand your business to much larger premises please contact him at:
2300 Yonge Street - Suite 2001
P.O. Box 2388 Toronto, Ontario  M4P 1E4
Tel: 416-480-0745 ext 2030
Cell: 416-822-9636
Fax: 416-480-9107
Web Site:

Creative Memories Scrapbooking

Simone Stoltz
Simone Stoltz is inviting any expats to a South African get-together scrap booking day. I will teach you how to preserve your memories and have lots of fun creating albums for gifts not only for friends and family back home, but for yourselves and your children to enjoy. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and also a great way to get through the winter, with the soft music on and the fire going strong, we create masterpieces with all of our pictures of good times that have past. If you are interested in getting together for an SA Scrapping day, please email at:
(905) 819-9727,
cell (905) 460-5009,


Dr. Kishore Singh
Born and trained in Durban, South Africa and currently accepting new patients. My practice is on Appleby Line, Burlington and very close to Oakville.
Call - 905 315 7771.

Dog food (homemade!)

Liz Lemire
Now here is something completely different! Homemade biscuits for dogs (which I am told have been known to have the odd human follower as well) Chicken,Beef, Ham and Turkey with others to follow! A home based business started by Liz Lemire here in Oakville the best information I can give you is to go to the website for more information about how and when to order.

Embroidery Applications

Robert Ackerman
Robert has a company called "Embroidery Personified". I
He will take personal orders for embroidery,big or small at very competitive rates. Sportswear, sleepwear, Wedding place mats. Baby stuff, Golf towels and Auto cushions, Boat seat covers.
Phone : 416-220-0304

Employment Agents

Employment Agent (Manual labour and Factory work)
Michelle Hamlaoui

Robert Kennedy
Robert specialises in placements in the Engineering field. If you are looking for work and have an engineering background please contact him at:

Kim Cohen
Kim works for Staffwork Canada which is a general staff placement agency in Toronto. Please contact her at :  

Equipment Leasing

Bev Maarschalk
We would like to offer our services in assisting you with financial needs for any equipment and machinery  you require to run your business. We offer competitive rates. Business's only please. This can be done on a lease or a loan basis.
Contact Bev Maarschalk
Telephone : 905-825-2394
Fax : 905 469-1621
email :

Environmental Consultant
Robin Wentzel
WENTZEL Environmental Contracting Ltd
Renewable energy and greenspace design consultants
We specialize in renewable energy feasibility and project analysis, as well as in greenspace design. Renewable energies covered include solar hot water and solar air heating, PV, geothermal, small hydro, wind power, biomass energy and passive solar design. We work all over the province (and country).
Ottawa, Ontario

Exchange Control  and South African Funds

RELAXATION OF SA EXCHANGE CONTROL WITH REGARD TO EMIGRANTS' BLOCKED FUNDS The settling-in allowance for emigrants and the private individual foreign investment allowance for residents has been replaced by one common foreign allowance for both residents and emigrants of R750 000 per individual (or R1,5 million in respect of family units).
Emigrant blocked assets are to be unwound, in the following manner:. Amounts up to R750 000 (or R1.5m in respect of family units), inclusive of amounts already exited, will be eligible for exiting without charge. Holders of blocked assets wishing to exit more than R750 000 (inclusive of amounts already exited) have to apply to the Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank to do so. Approval will be subject to an exiting schedule and an exit charge of 10 per cent of the amount.
New emigrants wishing to exit more than R750 000 (inclusive of amounts already exited) can similarly apply to the Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank to do so, with approval subject to an exiting schedule and an exit charge of 10 per cent of the amount.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) through their offices in Canada and South Africa are providing a service to all interested South Africans. PwC will submit and monitor the application, with the objective of obtaining the most favourable exiting schedule. In addition, PwC can advise emigrants on the South African, Canadian and other jurisdictional taxes that may apply as a consequence of the repatriation of the blocked assets.  PwC in Canada is well positioned to offer these services as we have a number of recent ex South African tax specialists within the Canadian firm. We are in daily communication with PwC in South Africa so as to ensure that we have the latest available information with regard to the recent developments.

Please contact James McDonald in the Vancouver office on 604 806 7849 or by e-mail at for further details

Financial Advisors

Gerry Son Kee
Investment Advisor
Gerry has been involved with helping many new South Africans invest wisely in their new land. For any investment matters and advice please contact:
305 Lakeshore Road West    (on the south side, west of Mississauga Road)
Mississauga ON   L5H 1G5
Phone: 905-891-5222
Fax:     905-891-5553
Toll Free : 1-866-891-5222
E mail :

Barry J Fromentin
Merchant Banker Consultant
Barry Fromentin writes  "As a retired commercial/merchant  banker, I controlled my own administration company for 8 years and am looking for 'ad hoc' or contract work in the administration field. These services extend from data capturing, spreadsheet construction, bookkeeping, letter writing, filing to any administrative function that may be available.
I wish to add value through service.
Rates reasonable and negotiable."
Tel: (905) 827-9137
Fax: (905) 827-6462

Steven Kark
Financial Consultant
Whether you require a balanced, growth or income oriented portfolio, Steven tailors individual services to meet client needs and objectives and assists them through the planning process.
Phone:          (416) 594-8696
Fax:              (416) 594-8404
Toll Free:     1-888-867-8175 ext. 8696

Lynette van Greunen
Financial Advisor
Lynette educates families on different options available to them in the field of life insurance, debt consolidations and ways to manage their debts, and everything there is to know about mutual funds and how to save on the taxes. Fully licenced in all the fields.
Phone :  705 730 1543
E-mail :

Helene Meyer
Health Insurance
Dealing with many new immigrants Helene will advise on the 3 month health insurance which a new immigrant needs before OHEP is valid.
Phone : 416-9176721
E-mail :

Mortgage Broker
Charmaine Idzerda (AMP)
I am from Cape Town where I worked for Standard Bank for a number of years, then moved to Nedbank. I have been in Canada over 6 years where I have also worked for a Financial Instatution. I subsequently went on my own as a Mortgage Specialist. I attended Seneca College and have Graduated with High Honours as a Mortgage Broker. I now own a Mortgage Brokerage company. VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.
I can help you with any information you may need to set up accounts and how to establish that all important credit rating. When you are ready, I can help you with information and the mortgage application process as I represent over 50 Lenders. I will gladly help anybody with information. I have a website you can visit at:
Charmaine Idzerda (AMP)
Mortgage Broker
Tel: 905 336-5997
Toll Free and Fax: 1.866.824.8057

Justin Wingfield
Investment Advisor
RBC Dominion Securities
Justin prides himself on providing specialized investment advice and personalized service. Call him for advice on investments, estate and tax planning, wealth preservation and transfer, and asset allocation services
Phone: (905) 434-5036
Toll-Free: 1800-267-1522

Mortgage Specialist
Adriaan Driessen
I am a Mortgage Specialist with The Mortgage Centre.I serve my clients all over the South Western tip of Ontario to help them make their home ownership dreams come true. I can offer my clients the best options through specialized,mortgage products that suit their individual needs, and I originate for them the best rates, terms and features.
Adriaan Driessen B.Sc
Mortgage Specialist
The Mortgaga Centre
Phone: 519 649 6682 Ext.236 / 1 888 8456545
e-mail :
1 Commissioners Rd. E Suite 100
N6C 5Z3

Biltong en droêwors in Ottawa
Kontak Jannie asb.
Minimum 1 kg per bestelling.

The Biltong Boykie
Homemade traditional biltong made with authentic spices imported from South Africa.
Made to order. Can ship to anywhere in Canada.
Please visit Contact Steven at (416) 875-6297 or email:

Appletiser now represented in Ontario
Ricky Pacheco writes:
I will be representing Appletiser here in Ontario Did you know that they have Appletiser, Grapetiser (white and red) and now they are doing a Peartiser?(only in December).
If you are interested in carrying this line or for further information please contact Ricky at:
My details are
905-593-1498 Day
416-409-1059 Mobile

Gift Baskets and Online Gift Store

Dalene Serebro
I am an ex South African with an online gift store, in the Toronto area. Creating custom baskets is my specialty, and I also have a range of ideas on my website which are ready to order, including SA goodies. All my baskets are made with TLC, so please come and take a look at
PO Box 42053
2851 John Street Markham, Ontario L3R 5R7
Local Tel/Fax : 905.882.7590
Toll Free Tel/Fax : 866.443.8948 (1-866-GIFTZ4U)
Email :

Graphic Design Studio

Immigration Law

Cobus Kriek
Matrixvisa Inc is an immigration law consultancy which assist clients in all aspects of immigration law including:  
Independent Immigrants (Federal Skilled Worker Class)
Family Sponsorships (Family Class)
Work Permits (Economic Effect Determination or the old “job validation”)
Study Permits  
Investors, Self Employed and Entrepreneurs
Visitor Visa's
Humanitarian and Compassionate applications
NAFTA Work Permits

The Director of Matrixvisa Inc, Cobus Kriek, is an ex-South African that has completed a post-graduate immigration law course in Canada and is a certified Immigration Law Practitioner.  

Visit their website at
Mail/Courier: Suite 241, 6-2400 Dundas Street West,
Mississauga, Great Toronto Area, L5K 2R8, Ontario, Canada
Fax: 905-608-8516
Tel:  905-608-2003
Cell: 416-452-5531

International Travel Consultants

Around South Africa
Johan Bosman
South Africa is a country that is alive with possibilities and experiences and we use the Internet to promote the ultimate TOURISM destination in the world! We have everything right here! From a favorable climate, the ocean, mountains and the Big 5…. nowhere else in the world will you find all of this in one country! Everything a mere maximum of 2 hours’ flight away!
Around South Africa have strategic partnerships with major hotel groups, guest houses, game lodges, day tour operators and car rental companies in South Africa to offer you reliable products at the best available price. These partnerships will allow us to offer you peace of mind with any products that you book with us!
Visit us now at

Julia Chisholm
Glen Abbey Travel Inc.
e-mail :
Phone: 905 8277272

Mariel Clayton
Planning a Holiday or trip to the UK or Ireland?
Then contact Mariel Clayton and discuss your options
United Kingdom and Ireland Specialist
Flight Centre
Oakville Place
905 3392225

Pat Lalonde
Pat Lalonde works for a company that has specialized in selling travel to South Africa and Australia for 32 years. She is one of a specialist South African Team in the the largest airfare and tour consolidator to South Africa offering unbeatable airfares and touring product.
email     :
Phone    :416 322 1031 ext 302
Toll Free:1 800 387 8827

Johan Beukes
Air fares world-wide, safaris, tours, cruises, all inclusive vacations, trains, EuRail passes, Britrail passes, hotels, villas, car rentals & travel insurance.
Please contact: Johan Beukes at
Phone: 905-531-7554
Toll free: 1-800-608-1117 x 2017

Anne Tucker
Anne is a travel agent with Travel Professionals International
direct tel (905)825-9007


Inetcor Internet Solutions is a dynamic and innovative Toronto based web hosting company specializing in high quality, affordable Windows web hosting. We have many years of experience in the computer industry, from web development to server administration. Our web hosting plans start from as low as $7.95 and include ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, MySQL, Helm Control Panel, Urchin Web Stats, and much more. We also provide fast, knowledgeable and friendly service and support in both English and Afrikaans.
For more information and contact details, please visit us on the web at :

IT Related Business

Mario Polisco
GMA Technologies is your one-stop IT solution for your home and business in the Mississauga, Vaughan and Markham areas.
For your home:
We can help you with Virus detection and removal, Spyware removal, Wireless Networking setup, Connect all computers to the internet, File and Printer sharing, Install new hardware & software, Reorganize disk for performance, set up separate Email accounts and Spam filtering.
We also transfer photo prints to CD, and VHS (PAL and NTSC) to DVD to preserve those special memories like your wedding pictures/videos and SA get-togethers.
For your Business:
We can simplify your business by determining your business IT needs and requirements, develop solutions that meet your challenges, customize your system, oversee progress and implementation and utilize your computing to maximize your return on your investment. Network design and Set-up, Mail server set-up and Secure wireless solutions.
Customized software solutions using J2EE, allowing you to access your applications from anywhere around the world, by just using a web browser.
Phone: 647.288.1484
Fax: 647.288.1487

Kitchen Features

Allen Lombard
We are importers of high end range hoods from Italy as well as Hotrays from the UK -(do you remember the Salton Hottray that was used in the old country to keep food warm).
The following websites don't have a shopping feature yet but will allow you to see the products :
The showroom is located in Oakville:
2070 Speers Road, Unit #4
Tel: 905 257-0046

PS Discounts to genuine accents!

Health Spa

Enza Natural Health Centre & Day Spa
Oakville Professional Building
627 Lyons Lane, suite 100
Phone: (905) 844-3330

Home Improvements

Home Renovations
Specializing in tiling of bathrooms and kitchens, and basement make-overs.
From concept to completion.
Contact: Emilio Lovisa
(905) 389 2470
(905) 516 9591

Giovanni Spagna
For all your home maintenance and repairs
Drywalling repairs, Painting, Plumbing, Electrical repairs etc.
No job to small
Call Giovanni Spagna @ (905) 893-8021 or (416) 357-4805 or email to:

Home Mortgages

Mortgage Specialist
Adriaan Driessen
I am a Mortgage Specialist with The Mortgage Centre.I serve my clients all over the South Western tip of Ontario to help them make their home ownership dreams come true. I can offer my clients the best options through specialized,mortgage products that suit their individual needs, and I originate for them the best rates, terms and features.
Adriaan Driessen B.Sc
Mortgage Specialist
The Mortgaga Centre
Phone: 519 649 6682 Ext.236 / 1 888 8456545
e-mail :
1 Commissioners Rd. E Suite 100
N6C 5Z3

Mortgage Professional
Charmaine Idzerda
Anyone interested please give me a call: Charmaine Idzerda Tollfree 1.866.824.8057
I thought I would let everybody know about a new to Canada program I haveaccess to. This Program makes it possible for individuals who have
relocated to Canada to purchase a home with as little as 5% down payment.
Program Highlights:
- Up to 95% LTV High Ratio Insured
- Available on Purchases and Purchase Plus Improvements
- No minimum income requirement
- Reduced minimum Canadian employment history - as little as 3 months.
- Reduced down payment requirement - as little as 5% from borrowers own resources
- New Canadians can take advantage of the program for up to 24 months upon their arrival
- Available on amortizations up to 35 years
Those folks who are on work visa's can also contact me and I will go through each person's individual situation to check whether they would qualify. With the above program, competitive interest rates are offered.
Charmaine Idzerda (AMP)
Verico Mortgage Professional
Tagline: 1.866.824.8057 (Phone and Fax, Toll free in North America)
"the best way to get me"
Office: (905) 336-5997

Fred Jendrosch
Fred Jendrosch works for the CIBC in the Mortgage field. He can provide prospective home owners with good advice and information they need to buy a home etc.
Contact Fred at :
e-mail :
Phone:  1-888-276-3744 Ext.6131.

Craig Watkins
Craig works as an agent for The Mortgage Centre and specialises in First Mortgages, Mortgage Renewals and Refinance for debt consolidation. Via an electronic bid process 57 lending institutions will compete for your business ensuring that you obtain the best possible combination of rate and product features for your needs. Even if you have just landed and have NO credit history, you could still qualify for a mortgage without having to put your entire life savings down as a deposit. Call me for more details
Office: 905-785-1678
Fax: 905-785-0908

Illuminated Signs (even non illuminated ones for that matter!)

Arnon Zangwill
Arnon Zangwill is in the sign business and would like to offer his services to all the ex-pats out there. If you need some work done please contact Arnon at:
Phone : 905 763 7078


Brian Sher
Brian Sher Insurance
Phone: 905 8860721
Fax :    905 8867654

Internet/ WWW


Lawyer (Condominium Law and Civil Court Litigation!)
John Whitehead
 practices with SHINER KENT in Vaughan, actually on Steeles Ave West. He does Civil Court litigation in Toronto, Newmarket, Brampton & Milton as well as Condominium Law although the firm offers a range of services like Corporate, Commercial stuff & wills & estates.

Darran R. Soskin is a Lawyer specializing in debt recovery, bankruptcy and commercial litigation

Barrister & Solicitor
Mbuso G. Nkosi, M.Sc., LL.B.
Nkosi Law
502-164 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G4
T. 416.487.5715
F. 416.487.8185

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Mobile Music

Disc Jockey and Live Entertainment Services
Gigs Entertainment Canada
Division of GIGS International Inc.
Trev Tasker runs a full service DJ and Live Entertainment business that serves both Southern Ontario and Alberta providing music and solo artists for all occasions including weddings, corporate events etc. over 10,000 songs in the database plus a comprehensive South African music library.
Visit the fully interactive website or contact Trev directly for more information.
Tel: (905) 319 5662 or Toll Free: 1 866 846 GIGS
Fax: (905) 319 3975
5209 Bunton Cr, Burlington, ON, L7L 6J3


Optical Equipment
Armsun International
Rudi Bester
Armsun International distributes Optisan binoculars and LensPen optical cleaning products to retail shops. Please visit our web site at There is a catalogue and price list on the front page and as a special offer (although we typically only sell to retail shops)... we'll ship pre-paid with all taxes included to our countrymen (and ladies). Payment can be made by MasterCard and VISA.
Owners - Rudi & Debbie Bester - previously successfully owned and operated a wholesale distribution company and two 'Etkinds' photo and video retail stores in South Africa. We've been distributing Optisan and LensPen internationally since 1998. Armsun is located in Markham, Ontario.
Root Marketing Inc.
O/A Armsun International


Office Design and Planning

Alex Coelho
Allspace Planning Solutions and Technologies
Space planning, office design, ergonomics and organization,production of manuals and procedures.


Helena Greyvenstein
Helena Greyvenstein is a South African physiotherapist who is now practising in Oakville. Her special interests include spinal disorders, orthopaedics and sports injuries. If anybody would like to make an appointment for treatment, the contact details are as follows:
Halton Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic
250 Wyecroft Rd, Suite #5
Oakville, ON  (SE cnr of Dorval & Wyecroft)
Tel: (905) 844-9117


Mike Sommer
Mike has a plumbing business called Coastal Plumbing Services (He comes from Durbs by the sea!) and would be only too happy to service the South African community in the north, east and central Toronto areas. He does both residential and commercial plumbing ans specializes in repairs, maintenance and installations
Mike can be reached at
Phone : 416-277-9347 or 416-756-7806


Corporate logos/product decorating – We print Anything on Anything
Stuart Lategan
Pad Print Extreme will print anything on anything for you.
Contact Stuart – 416 607 6249 to discuss any special printing requirements you may have – or better still visit his website to get a better idea how he can help you print on any type of surface.

Printing Press

Norman and Alan Dennill
Minutemen Press is a press shop out in Markhma that specialises in 4 colour process printing. For further details contact them at :
Phone: 905-946-0909

Real Estate Agents

Talitha Brown
I am a Real Estate Agent with Homelife Results Reality in Hamilton and specializes in assisting buyers and sellers as well as doing rentals in Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown, Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford and Stoney Creek
I have spent many years as a Estate Agent in South Africa. My contact Details are :
Bus 905 318 3800
Cell: 905 531 6701

Anne Carr
Moved from South Africa May 1995. Joined Royal LePage, North Service Road, Oakville Office 2001 As a Real Estate Professional, I am inspired to connect great people with great homes in Oakville, Burlington & Milton areas . with no pressure - just GREAT service, honesty and integrity.
I would be delighted to assist any South African families with their Real Estate Needs in the aforementioned areas. Please feel free to contact me fo rthe latest information, advice and any assistance that you require.
Cell (905) 580-2802
Direct (905) 849-3329

Manuela Coelho
A Real Estate Agent with Prudential Town Centre Realty Oakville .Lived in JHB and Durban.Helping families for the past 17 years with their real estate needs in the Oakville and surrounding areas.
"Exceeding your expectations of service and communication"
Phone: (905) 844.5681

Ralph Ferris
Ralph is a Sales Associate with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty
Any South African families requiring assistance with their 'Real Estate Needs' in the Mississauga / Oakville area are welcome to contact him to get up to date information, help and advice.
Ralph welcomes your call at
6555 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6
Bus: (905) 821-3200
Cell: (416) 705-2919
Fax: (905) 821-8777
Toll Free 1-866-821-3200

Samantha Fortier
Sales Representative with Coldwell Banker Village 2003 - 36 Hess Street South Hamilton, ON L8P 3N1
Any families requiring real estate services in the Hamilton area, please contact Samantha at:
Bus: (905) 522-9000 x 43
Fax: (905) 522-3268
Cell: (905) 518-6596

Luiz Lameiras
Immigrated from South Africa in 1994. I was involved with Nando's Brampton for a few years and have now joined Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate, Oshawa Branch servicing the Durham Region. I have extensive knowledge in residential design and construction. I look forward to assisting fellow South Africans with any Real Estate needs, buying or selling.
Please contact me at
Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate
2nd Floor, 179 King St. E.Oshawa, ON L1H 1C2
Bus: (905) 728-9414
Toll free 1-877-663-1054
Fax: (905) 579-4719

Janette Lourantos
Sales Representative
905) 821-3200 (Main)
(416)505-7975 (Cellular)\
Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty- Miss

Brian Purvis
Assistance on two fronts!*
Brian Purvis worked for the AECI Group in SA as a Company Human Resources manager between 1980 and 1991. After settling in Oakville in 1994, Brian held a number of senior HR roles in a few major Canadian corporations. After retiring from the HR profession, he moved on to fulfill the Ontario requirements to become a registered Real Estate agent.
Brian is in the rather unique position of being able to help the South African families based in the GTA on two fronts. In the first instance he is willing to provide some practical guidance at no charge, with regard to resume preparation and job search strategies. Secondly, he can assist both newly landed families and those who are already well established, with their real estate needs.
Stop by to see Brian at:
RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc.
3450 Dundas Road (at Walkers Line)
or give him a call at the office on (905) 336-7300.

Jaykee Romi-Babany
I would like to offer my services to any South African's that are thinking of purchasing or selling a home in the Greater Toronto area.I specialise in the Thornhill and York Region areas and welcome referrals as well as new clients.For new immigrants I have a specilised welcoming package that will assist you with a wide range of important and useful information that we all wished we had when immigrating.Please feel free to contact me for any information that you may be looking for through my web site or my office.
Sutton group-realty specialists inc.

Cindy Thompson
 St Catharines area
I have beening living in Canada for ten years, it took me three years to settle in and now I love Canada and the opportunties. Every day, I am excited to be a professional in real estate and I always put the needs of my clients first. Alot of my business so far has been from referrals. When I am recommended I appreciate the confidence that is placed in me and I make sure to do a good job so that I am recommended again. I look forward to meeting other South Africans!
Phone: 905 650 6454

Craig Watkins
Professional Residential Mortgage Financing
As a senior agent and internal underwriter I have personally financed over 500 mortgages in the last 4 years. I have seen every Mortgage “scenario” and funded them all. It doesn’t matter if you have great credit, no credit, damaged credit we will get you the best financing possible.
Whether you are:
- Purchasing
- Renewing
- Consolidating debt
- Building a home
- Renovating
…or have just arrived and simply want to understand mortgages and the Canadian credit system better then contact me. Check out our testimonials at
Call Craig Watkins (AMP) - 647.393.9305
Centum Central Mortgage

Grant Worral
I am a real estate agent for Keller Williams Referred Realty in the Toronto / York area. I moved from JHB too North America in 2000 and finally settled down in Toronto in early 2006. For all the newcomers to Canada I will be too glad to offer advice and share experiences and if anyone needs a Real Estate agent I am there for that too.
I also Have a question – are there any south Africans in Toronto or are they all concentrated in the Oakville area?
Many Thanks
Grant Worroll
Sales Representative
Keller Williams Referred
Realty Inc. Brokerage
156 Duncan Mill Rd, Unit 24
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3N2
Office: 416-445-8855
Cell: 416-566-9983

Roel van Kerckhoven
Roel van Kerckhoven works for Royal Le Page as a real estate agent up in the Toronto area. He can assist newcomers and others Seffricans with residential and commercial real estate quries and needs.
e-mail :
Phone : 416-424-4900 ( business)
              416-994-0356 ( cell )

Riempie Repairs

Kit Leong
I can supply information on where to get the replacement of the leather riempies only. Not able to fix chairs if wood is cracked, broken etc.
I am using a synthetic leather which is very strong, will not sag or stretch over time and will never need to be replaced again.
Current pricing (as of Dec 2006) of riempie is $1.30 CDN per foot of riempie.
For further info: e-mail enquiries to: .

Resume writing

Restaurants, Pubs etc.

Finders Keepers & The Lemon Tree Tea Room
511 Maple Grove Drive (C/O of Cornwall & Maple Grove) Oakville, ON, Canada L6J4W3
Phone: (905) 837-0326
Finders Keepers is a delightful gift store situated in Maple Grove Mall in SouthEast Oakville. Adding to its ambiance and charm is the The Lemon Tree Tea Room located in the back of the store. No matter what the occasion, from birthdays to holidays to just saying thanks to a friend, all of our items make exquisite gifts and are selected from a wide variety of suppliers and products around the world. The relaxed atmosphere and easy parking make simply browsing for ideas or having high tea at The Lemon Tree a popular pastime for many from far and wide. Please book for lunches at The Lemon Tree to avoid disappointment.

Gregory Sochen
Gregory assures me that the Chicken here at Brampton Nando's is as hot as that back in South Africa! So pop in and stock up on a bit of nostalgia.

1775-A Queen Street East (South East corner of Queen (highway 7) and Bramalea Roads),
Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4S3
Telephone - (905) 799 7374

Hours of operation -
                                  Monday thru Thursday  11:30a.m. to 9:30p.m.
                                                              Friday  11:30a.m. to 10:30p.m.
                                                          Saturday 11:30a.m. to 10:30p.m.
                                      Sunday and holidays 12:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.

New specials all the time - you have to be there to get in on the peri-peri action!!!
Look out for upcoming ex-South African only specials, meetings  and peri-peri fun!

Crown and Firkin Pub Whitby
112A Colborne St. E
Pop out and have a drink and an eat. Warm food and atmosphere
905 666 9916.


Simon Giddey
Interested in Sailing? On a schooner? The only schooner in Lake Ontario?
Owned and operated by South Africans.Contact:
Kingston Schooner Company
Simon Giddey
P.O.Box 276 Bath Avenue K0H 1G0
Phone : 613 3521112
Fax       : 613 3524124
email    :


Tony Katz
Need to do some redecorating of that bathroom? Then check out the following site owned by a group of South Africans
Phone : 1-877-781-9833
Fax: 416-781-9959
Dufferin Business Centre -  Unit 70
2700 Dufferin Street (three blocks north of Eglinton)
Toronto, Ontario  M6B 4J3

Small Business Opportunities

Robin J. Elliott - President, Elliott Enterprises Inc
Business Opportunities available from $12,000
Tel. 604.945.5754
Toll Free Tel and Fax: 1.866.746.0631 (North America, Hawaii & Alaska) PST
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Irene Ferris
I am an ex teacher, and also taught 'Scrapbooking' in SA for the past three years. If anybody is interested in learning and exploring the amazing 'hobby' of Scrapbooking, which is preserving one's precious photographs and putting them into photo safe albums, contact Irene at the following:
Irene Ferris (Creative Memories) Consultant
Phone : 9058262919
E-Mail :

South African Food Products

Andre Idzerda
Rooibos and Honeybush Herbal tea.
Montego Rooibos Herbal Tea has been in operation since we arrived in Canada in 2000.
We sell Organic Rooibos, Organic Honeybush, Green Rooibos and some Rooibos Flavours. We also import various products containing the Rooibos Extract; Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand and Body Lotion etc.
Visit us online at: or call Andre: 1.866.824.8058.

David Slimowitz
Eat-Sum-More Inc.
The store specializes in Biltong, Chili Bites, Dry Worse, Boereworse, Melkterts and Dried Fruit.
7700 Bathurst Street, Unit # 6
Thornhill, On
L4J 7Y3
Tel (905) 881-1368
"Eat-Sum-More Inc"

Melktert & Holiday Cookies
Lovely gift idea for house visiting during the holiday season or take home gifts for visitors.
Absolutely decadent melktert homemade to order.
- made with either regular or chocolate graham crust.
- Holiday sugar cookies in a tin, for Chistmas/Channukah or any other theme.
$12 per melktert or cookie tin (25- 35 cookies depending on size)
$10 each for orders of 5 or more.
- Extra large holiday cookies $2 each, minimum order of 10. Each individually iced, decorated and wrapped.
For more info call or email me:
Fran 416-301-3726

The Enza Day Spa (Oakville's first South African Day Spa)
Imagine enjoying a Rooibos body soak in a Cedar tub infused with fresh herbs, doing a Pilates class or experiencing a South African Wine Body scrub in our beautifully decorated water room. With over 3500 sqf we offer a wide range of spa and natural health services for you or those you love. So check us out: or give us a call at (905) 844-3330
*Mention the SAOntario newsletter and receive 10% off anything including gift certificates
Oakville Professional Building
627 Lyons Lane
Oakville, Ontario


Teaching and Teachers

Antonett Jendrosch
Antonett Jendrosch has been through the full re-certification via the Ontario College of Teachers and can safely say that she has learnt enough about the certification process to be able to provide any other South Africans who want to venture into education in Ontario, with some information on the matter.
Contact Antonett at:

Tax (Personal and Corporate)

Fabian Israelstam
Fabian Israelstam is a partner in a Chartered Accounting firm at Yonge and St Clair in TO.
He offers a service preparing Canadian Personal or Corporate income tax returns.
Fabian is also an expert in income tax planning for immigrants/emigrants and cross border income tax issues for small to medium sized businesses. .

Traditional Healer
Rebecca Rogerson
Traditional African Healing
Originally from Toronto, Canada Rebecca lived in South Africa for over 10 years where she trained, practiced and was registered as a Sangoma. She worked extensively in the community at an NGO, private sector and governmental level particularly with People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Rebecca has returned to Canada indefinitely and continues to practice as a traditional healer in the High Park, Toronto area. She consults all different kinds of people with physical, mental, emotional and or spiritual issues.
If you would like a consultation with Rebecca please contact her for an appointment at:
(416) 763 8745

Traditional Praise Singer

Traditional Zulu performers for all occasions
We do traditional Zulu poetry for all functions ( not funerals). We do praise poetry, dance as well as provide you with a personalised poem or presentation.
We have performed at various Weddings in the Ontario. Why don't you add the African flavour to your event. Our Costumes are real, our act is real, the African drum is real.
Our rates are reasonable & we tailor make a package according to your needs
For more details Contact:
Traditional Traditions
416 239 2057
E mail:

Tupperware Host

Dorothea Kruger
Tupperware Consultant
Tupperware Parties have changed!This is not your mothers Tupperware.Same quality...a lot more fun!!!!

TV Production

Les Kottler
I''ve been a TV producer -- for CBC, CTV and freelance --since emigrating to Canada in 1975. My specialties are documentary productions and non-fiction series for both broadcast and non-broadcast clients. I''ve also done corporate videos for a number of clients. My company, Adderley Productions (I''m originally from Cape Town and my father had a shop on Adderley Street!) can be reached at :
Phone: 905-731-7900

Wetherlys Furniture

Des Brown has distribution rights for Wetherlys ( Furniture and Decor )in Canada and will be opening a distribution point/retail outlet in Ancaster. They currently have stock of fine Wetherlys furniture ( Mostly made out of Kiaat - Petrocarpus Angolensis ). As Des says : He will be glad to give any South Africans a GOOD discount.
Des Brown
Tel. 289 242 3036
Zen Shiatsu and Acupuncture
Daniel Adler
Zen Shiatsu and Acupuncture, two Eastern Medical Arts, can greatly relieve many of the stresses that your body experiences. Muscular aches, strains and injuries; Migraines and Headaches; Sciatica; Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other Digestive problems; Depression and Anxiety are a few conditions that can experience relief from these treatments.
Daniel Adler, born in Johannesburg, practices in Toronto at Kokoro Do Jo (358 Dupont Street - Dupont Subway). He uses a combination of Zen Shiatsu and Acupuncture to help your body regain health and vitality.
He can be reached at
Phone: 416 963 9783
E-mail :
For more information on Zen Shiatsu and Acupuncture please check out www.kokorodojocom