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KIA: SEVEN7 CANCER DRIVE

On 2 July 2015, three intrepid adventurers will depart from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Capital Park, Pretoria, on an epic journey through seven southern African countries – in just seven days. The trip, known as the SEVEN7 Drive, endeavours to raise funds for children with cancer, and specifically for children with cancer who are terminal and are not …

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YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S WINTER BROTH

Take a good broth, add a few hearty flavours, and hey presto: culinary central heating Yotam Ottolenghi’s turkey meatballs and kale in lemon broth Yotam Ottolenghi’s turkey meatballs and kale in lemon broth: ‘Food for the soul on a glum winter evening.’ By Yotam Ottolenghi, photograph Johanna Parkin, food styling Jack Sargeson I never mastered consommé during my short time …

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ONE HUMANITY

One Humanity tells the story of how the attention of the world became focused on the end of Apartheid when two star-studded global television broadcasts that were made in the name of Nelson Mandela, took place in 1988 and 1990. Each was watched by more than 500 million people in more than 100 countries. This rare historical moment of global …

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PAUL EMMANUEL: REMNANTS

Freedom Park in association with Institut Francais Afrique du Sud and Art Source South Africa presents Paul Emmanuel’s Remnants exhibition. Andre Croucamp will open the exhibition on Thursday 25th June and 6:30pm. For enquiries, contact Sipho Mdanda at siphon@freedompark.co.za or cell: 076 150 6561

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YEOVILLE

Once the exciting heart of Johannesburg’s nightlife, Yeoville today is a little frayed around the edges but remains exciting thanks to its cosmopolitan mix of African cultures where you can buy goods from all over Africa, and hear a Babel’s Tower of languages. In Yeoville you will hear a multitude of African languages being spoken, from isiZulu, Swahili and Yoruba …

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ART WALKS IN JOBURG

Johannesburg’s character is captured in its many public artworks. These are dotted around the city and range from mosaic walls to statues of historical figures. Take a leisurely walk on a professionally led tour to discover Jo’burg’s art treasures. Did you know? The Banner of Hope steel sculpture of the South African flag in Newtown symbolises South Africa’s celebration of …

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NEWTOWN, JOHANNESBURG

The Newtown Cultural Precinct, in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe; and underlying its trendy coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and clubs is the same avant-garde attitude that made it a hot-bed of protest theatre, music and poetry during the apartheid-era. Did you know? Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown is named after the 1920s labour activist and deputy mayor …

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PARKHURST VILLAGE FAIR

The annual Parkhurst Village Fair will take place in Parkhurst’s Verity Park on Saturday, 25 July 2015. This year’s Parkhurst Village Fair promises to once again be a fantastic day out for families, friends and four-legged creatures. Following the launch of the suburb’s GoGreen community renewable energy initiative, the 2015 Parkhurst Village Fair will have a distinct ‘green’ flavour with …

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BASSLINE GIGS

Comedy line-up: Lazola Gola, Mo Mothebe, Mojak Lehoko, Robby Collins, Schalk Bezuidenhout, hosted by Gavin Kelly. Friday 26th June Doors open 7:30pm Tickets R80 at the door Johnnie Walker Red Hot Jazz Presents Trumpeter Lwanda Gogwana South African born jazz trumpeter and composer, Lwanda Gogwana is a 3 time 2012 SAMA(South African Music Award) nominee for Best jazz, Best Newcomer …

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3 HEARTS

Three films that performed particularly well at the recent European Film Festival (EUFF), hosted by Cinema Nouveau, will be afforded a wider release over the next few months. The films are: 3 Hearts (France), which releases on Friday, 26 June; Two Days, One Night (Belgium) that will be screened from 03 July; and A Second Chance (Denmark), which will be …