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SEE STARS AT PARKVIEW

Parkview Golf Club is inviting the suburb’s residents to reach for the stars. As Saturn passes the earth close enough to offer clear visibility of the solar system’s second largest plant, and both Venus and Jupiter pass nearby, the club is organising a mid-winter star-gazing evening on its fairways on Friday, July 14. Leading astronomer, Gil Jacobs, will present a …

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ACT AWARDS: REMEMBERING SOPHIATOWN

Sophiatown chic: The ACT Awards to revisit SA’s golden era The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will revisit the epicentre of 1940s and 50s South African jazz and blues culture at their 19th annual ACT Awards. The Sophiatown-themed affair will honour cultural icons and newcomers while delighting invited guests with stellar entertainment. The ACT Awards, which will be held on …

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LAUREUS SPORTS FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa hosted its fourth breakfast in a series of annual sport-themed breakfasts at its Bedfordview Lifestyle Centre, sharing the platform with Laureus Academy member, Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, explorer and extreme athlete Mike Horn. Other guests on the panel of speakers included Schalk van Heerden, vice-president of Grupo desportivo de …

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FIRST THURSDAYS

Prepare yourself for an evening of the best that Maboneng has to offer because this time next week is First Thursdays. There will be an official warm-up at the Living Room where you can grab a map and indulge in a glass of Boschendal wine. From there, the streets and venues are yours to explore.

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HERITAGE DAY AT WITS ORIGINS CENTRE

Heritage Day Celebration: The 80th Anniversary of Sterkfontein. An once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family. 2016 is the 80th anniversary of the discovery at the Sterkfontein Caves, by Dr Robert Broom, of the first adult Australopithecus in the world. To date, no site in the world has provided more fossils of the genus Australopithecus, ancestor to our own genus Homo. …

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JOEY EVANS: FROM PARA TO DAKAR

“My legs just dropped to the floor like two pieces of dead meat. I whispered to the paramedic, not wanting my wife to hear who was near me, that I could not feel my legs. She heard and suddenly we all realized that this was serious. To top it off I thought my mouth was full of dirt and stones …

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DAPPER DAY FOR DOGS

Every dog, as the saying goes, has its day. The pooches of Parkview – whether pretty, pug-faced or pedigreed – are being pampered, preened and prepared for their big occasion. It’s the inaugural dog show being held at the club on the afternoon Sunday, September (starting at 14:00) as part of the club’s year-long centenary celebrations. “It’s one of several …

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THE FINERY FAIR AT KIEVITS KROON

The countdown has begun to Pretoria’s most exciting multicultural arts festival, The Finery Fair which is being hosted this year at Kievits Kroon Country Estate over Heritage Day weekend, 24 and 25 September. The festival includes all forms of art from cooking to theatre, music, fine art and fashion, and this year the organisers have confirmed 80 quality Finery Makers …

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THE JOHANNESBURG HERITAGE FOUNDATION

September is Heritage Month – why not celebrate Joburg’s exciting, and sometimes turbulent history on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September with The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation! The Foundation will be running walking and bus tours across the city, catering for all tastes and interests, and four children’s tours, a book sale, a photographic exhibition and tea garden …

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IN PURSUIT OF THE PARANORMAL

Locally-based and home-grown group, Cape Town Paranormal Investigations, proudly invite you to be part of a rapidly developing field of interest and study: Paranormal Research. Founded in 2014 by Marc Leitao, Cape Town Paranormal Investigations – or CTPI – quickly gained momentum. Born out of a desire to know more about the unexplained, and adding to its ranks like-minded individuals …