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THE HERITAGE CONCEPT STORE

Braamfontein has a buzzing energy that’s ideal for The Heritage Concept Store and what it stands for. By Londiwe Mbhele, photo Jeffrey Rikhotso The store represents a youthful culture evident in the Braamfontein area, and the selected international and local brands are also reasons for its footfall. Only launching last October, The Heritage concept attracts city lovers and students alike. …

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UNCORKED ONE

Be a wine Guru in a day. Uncorked One is simply the best introduction to wine in Jozi. In just one day you will hear about and TASTE the key South African varietals (grapes used) and learn how not to feel like a tosser in a restaurant. You will also learn a whole lot of stuff about wine shopping, about …

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BRILLIANT MINDS: LYDIA CAPE

Youth Month may be over for another year, but the bright young minds at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are not resting. Lydia Cape’s passion for the outdoors has made her a valuable environmental scientist and environmental assessment practitioner at the institute. Image: Lydia Cape has a passion for nature and the outdoors, so she took that passion …

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EMMARENTIA DAM

Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs offers an excellent retreat from the urban jungle that surrounds it, whether you are a watersports enthusiast, fishing fanatic or simply looking for some peace and tranquility. A large variety of avian life inhabits the area around the dam that borders the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. Did you know? Louw Geldenhuys, the creator of Emmarentia …

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PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE

See the Big Five just two hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria in one of the country’s most popular wildlife areas – Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Set in an ancient volcanic crater, this well-stocked reserve has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. Did you know? There is an initiative under way to join Pilanesberg with …

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DEAD BUNNY SOCIETY

The Dead Bunny Society (DBS) comprises of four practicing artists (Dirk Bahmann, Stephan Erasmus, Peter Mammes and Neil Nieuwoudt) with a wide variety of artistic and curatorial experience. DBS aims to create a community of artists that work towards common goals to support each other. As DBS we propose to create an independent and fringe platform for various artists from …

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NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The best of the National Arts Festival is on your door step. Can’t make it to Grahamstown for this year’s National Arts Festival? Fear not. Wits Theatre is bringing 16 of the latest, most innovative productions to heat up Johannesburg’s stages. Photo: Graham Weir in Dead Yellow Sands The twelfth instalment of the much-anticipated 969 Festival runs from 15-26 July …

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THE AMY WINEHOUSE DOCUMENTARY

Asif Kapadia’s painfully up close documentary about Amy Winehouse implicates everybody in her demise says Neil McCormick. The Amy Winehouse documentary left me raw. I don’t think I have ever seen a more powerful indictment of the toxic effect of fame. The spell it cast may have been so strong because I had met the singer. This wasn’t the distant …

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JH PIERNEEF

The work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) was a dominant presence in South African art for much of the twentieth century. His works were displayed in public spaces, his paintings were prized commodities in the art market, his prints were a common sight inside homes, and he was studied by school pupils and art historians alike. But this prominence did …

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BUYING SOUTH AFRICA ART

Why South African art is selling overseas. An interview with art collector Julian Smith about why he promotes South African art internationally and what to look for when buying South African art. Gordon Glyn-Jones is an artist, who lives and works in London. He is also a passionate supporter of Southern African art. Here he talks to art collector Julian …