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ERNIE SMITH

“I Love being in studio writing and singing, but nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing my music touching people through the gift of song.” – Ernie Smith Multi-award winning jazz musician, Ernie Smith has become synonymous with fine craftsmanship of quality contemporary jazz and urban music. He was born with a rare talent of appealing to music lovers from …

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SA’S WORLD HERITAGE SITES

South Africa has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each an area of extraordinary beauty or importance to humanity. From Robben Island to the Cradle of Humankind, visiting one or more of our heritage sites is a must. Did you know? Robben Island and Table Mountain are the only 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites visible from each other. Explore South Africa’s …

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BLYDE RIVER CANYON

On the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, with its breathtaking vistas around every mountain corner, waterfalls plunging down faces of sheer rock, memories of the gold rush following you as you meander down an endless river canyon, and eagles hovering above your head – you can’t help walking with your head in the clouds. Did you know? The Blyde River Canyon’s …

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SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESE

Nothing beats a gorgeous cheese washed down with an equally gorgeous wine, and if you’re visiting South Africa you can enjoy both – made with pride, the South African way. The local cheese-making industry has grown considerably over the years, and these days an award-winning South African cheese is not difficult to find. There are numerous cheese shops and farm …

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TWENTY: ART IN THE TIME OF DEMOCRACY

An exhibition titled TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy featuring works by 115 artists will be presented by UJ Arts & Culture at the UJ Art Gallery from 1 July to 5 August 2015. Gordon Froud, senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (FADA) and curator for this show, incorporated a broad range of works by established and emerging …

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PIETER VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Born in Pretoria on March 22, 1931, his mother died when he was three and his father put him in the care if his maternal grandparents. Leaving school after standard eight to begin an apprenticeship at Iscor van der Westhuizen said he continued to feel out of place. But he managed to eventually get his matric, moved up to a …

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CHEFS ON MAIN

There will be a beer garden & food market at Chefs on Main this Sunday. Delicious food, amazing crafts, most thirst quenching drinks, relaxing vibe and lots to keep the kids entertained! Come and relax and enjoy your Sunday with friends and family! There is a fully operational restaurant & bar at the venue, and free entry. Date: Sunday 28 …

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WOOLWORTHS: SINGWITHUS

Woolworths announces the strategic collaboration, a first of its kind for a South African retailer, with Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and philanthropist, Pharrell Williams. The collaboration sees the global superstar and the business align their values and actions to make a difference in the lives of people, and the planet. This September, one school singing group in South Africa …

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MY FIRST JOZI WORDS

This cute photo book is a true tribute to Jozi! With pictures and words varying from gold to lightning, from zoo to Gautrain, from hadeda to lion and from load shedding to Ponte Tower, this little cardboard book is sure to leave young and old readers with a smile. Each picture contains a capture with a fun Jozi fact for …

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CINEMA NOUVEAU: ROYAL BALLET SEASON

A season of five famous ballets from The Royal Ballet company is currently being screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres. The season launched with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in March, Swan Lake in May, and Romeo and Juliet in June. The fourth production to be shown on the big screen is La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter), the beloved rural …