A Heartwarming Must-See

To save his family, Mosley must embark on an epic journey to find the legendary Upright. But what he unexpectedly finds will unlock a secret revealing his true nature. With large and layered themes, Mosley tells a timeless adventurous tale of family, love and hope!

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Mosley and his family of four-legged Thoriphants live a worker’s life on an isolated farm owned by Simon - a sullen, and mean-spirited farmer. One evening, after plowing all day, Mosley’s son, Rue, comes bounding over to his father telling him he has discovered something magical in the woods near the farm. Bera, Mosley’s pregnant wife, encourages him to go with Rue.

Although Mosley is tired, he follows his young son into the woods and discovers the reason for Rue’s excitement—it’s a cave with large ancient drawings on the walls of Thoriphants similar to Mosley and Rue, except they stand upright! Is this what the Thoriphant race used to be? What happened to cause them to become bent backed creatures without hands?

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In an attempt to free his family from a life of servitude and forced to leave his family behind, Mosley goes on a perilous journey to find the legendary Uprights while pursued by a brutal hunter, Warfield.

Mosley must find the mighty Uprights and make it back to the farm before Warfield catches him, his new calf is born and Rue is sold to another farmer forever.

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Upon finding the Uprights and Kinesareath, the glorious city in which they live, Mosley discovers that they are different than he first imagined and not able to offer his family the freedom he is seeking. Mosely is forced to "stand up" to his enemies and, only then, unlock the magic that can truly make him "Upright".

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The Cast

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Don't Miss It!

Mosley will be hitting a big screen at cinemas near you from Friday, 31 January 2020.

For More Information

For more information about Mosley and TeamFinity, visit their social media platforms:

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Arctic Justice Is A Must-See This January

In the beautiful, remote Arctic village of Taigasville, a tiny fox named Swifty has big dreams of becoming a Top Dog - celebrity husky courier dogs, and town heroes, that deliver life-saving goods in the harsh and frigid tundras.

Swifty gets a job working alongside the Top Dogs at the Arctic Blast Delivery Service (ABDS). There, he becomes friends with P.B. (a thoughtful polar bear), and Lemmy (an absent-minded albatross). Swifty is just a low-ranking lever puller, but he’s determined to work his way up.

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To impress his crush, Jade (a worldly red fox), Swifty steals an ABDS sled to deliver an urgent package for her to a mysterious dwelling in the middle of nowhere. After the ABDS’s strict manager, Magda, catches him boasting, she suspends Swifty from work.

Swifty is soon captured by Bertha and Leopold, two nutty conspiracy theorist otters, who recruit him to uncover some sinister plans, which seem to be connected to the Arctic’s rapidly rising temperatures. Swifty investigates and learns that the Top Dogs have abruptly quit. Pitching himself as the town’s only delivery solution, Swifty is soon back at the remote dwelling, the secret cave of Otto Von Walrus!

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Otto Von Walrus is a blubbery evil genius with an adorable army of puffin assistants. Swifty stumbles upon Otto’s master plan: to drill beneath Taigasville, unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic and become its ultimate ruler!

Swifty and his ragtag group of friends must band together to fight an epic battle. It’s only when Swifty embraces his natural abilities that he is able to save Taigasville—and the Arctic—from utter destruction.

 

The Cast

Arctic Justice

Don't Miss It!

Arctic Justice is in cinemas from Friday, 24 January 2020. This winter adventure is an absolute must for the whole family!

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For More Information

For more information about Empire Entertainment and Arctic Justice, visit them on:

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Say Hello To hi Hotels

Tsogo Sun Hotels is venturing into a new space with a uniquely different hotel brand – hi Hotels. Designed to continue delivering on the group’s promise of creating great experiences, this new brand is young, authentic and modern.

Tim de Raedt, hi Hotels’ Director of Operations, says, “There is a segment of the market that is looking for an affordable, comfortable and well-designed space to stay, rather than a hotel with all the bells and whistles. They want convenience and some creature comforts, and a base from which they can explore the city, go about their business and enjoy what the neighbourhood has to offer. hi Hotels provides all that, and we’re excited to be incorporating it into the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio.

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What To Expect

The hi Hotels brand is positioned in the select service category, offering room rates at below R1 000. The rooms have luxurious walk-in showers, big windows, blackout curtains, coffee and tea stations, laptop-sized safes, USB ports and 48-inch TVs. The ‘living lobby’ provides space to work and play, and a convenient deli offering for a quick snack or coffee on the run.

Technology is an important element for hi Hotels. It'll be the first hotel within the Tsogo Sun Hotels stable to offer online and self-check-in facilities. The hotel’s TV system will allow guests to cast their own content to their room TV in a simple process of connecting to the free uncapped high speed WiFi, scanning a QR code and opening the app of their choice.

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hi Hotels Heads To Montecasino

The first hi Hotel is opening at Montecasino in Johannesburg by late January 2020 with 123 bedrooms (46 double doubles and 77 queens) that are modern, uncluttered and comfortable. The hotel offers easy access to the many varied restaurants, bars, theatres, shops, conference and event venues, and other entertainment options at Montecasino.

The hotel is located less than 100 metres away from the outdoor piazza. “The location is a good example of what we are looking for in future hi Hotels sites. For the concept to work, we need sites that have a variety of restaurants within walking distance and centrally located near to an entertainment or corporate node.

We’re proud to be breaking new ground with this fresh brand – and we look forward to introducing people to the hi Hotels offering,” says De Raedt.

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For More Information

For more information, visit hihotels.co.za or follow hi Hotels on Facebook (@HiHotels) or Instagram (@Hi_hotels_sa).

You can contact them on 011 461 9800 or [email protected].

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What Is It?

Join Business Reach at the Serengeti Golf Estate for their Business Reach networking Golf Day. It's the perfect opportunity to meet fellow businessmen and enjoy some fresh air with colleagues. The format will be 4 ball alliance (4 players per team). And to keep you hydrated, there'll also be a cash bar available and refreshments provided at designated watering holes. Golf carts for participating golfers, on their own account, can be arranged prior to T-off. And at the end of the evening, unwind and reminisce on the day with a dinner and prize giving.

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When Is It? 

Friday, 24 January 2020 from 10:00 – 21:00.

The T-off starts at 10:00 and the prize giving starts at 19:00.

Where Is It? 

Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park, Gauteng.

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How Much Is It?

Book your 4 ball alliance at R375 per player, which includes Green Fees for 4 ball Alliance entry (18 holes), halfway house voucher and dinner at prize giving.

Sponsor a hole: Market your business by positioning your brand at R4 999 to sponsor a hole, this includes your free 4 ball alliance entry. Send your branding guidelines to [email protected] and they'll place your logo on their website with a link to your business website.

RSVP before Friday, 17 January 2020 at [email protected].

For More Information

For more information about the Business Reach Gauteng Golf Day, visit www.businessreach.co.za or their Facebook events page.

You can contact them on [email protected].

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest events and updates.

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What Is It?

Enjoy a night on the town with Micro-Adventure Tours! Join them for a magical tour through the city by night. Arrive by Uber at the meeting point then spend the evening exploring. The setup will be as follows:

Disclaimer: Micro-Adventure Tours or its owners are not responsible for any loss, theft, damage to property, injury or death that might take place during any of our tours or events.

Dress Code: Strictly smart. No takkies, jeans or t-shirts.

Duration: 6 hours and you can extend through to the night after the tour is done.

When Is It?

Friday, 24 January 2020 at 17:00 – 01:00.

Where Is It?

Meeting point: Rand Club, 33 Loveday Street, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

R750 per person and includes dinner and a drink at the Rand Club, entry to the jazzy Marabi Club, and transport to each spot.

Charge excludes drinks and eats at the other four or five stops en route.

Book your spot by emailing [email protected]. Spaces are LIMITED, so hurry!

For More Information

For more information about this tour, visit www.microadventuretours.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] and 083 772 4678.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest tours, news and events.

What Is It?

DOP is the fascinating and cutting-edge story of Frank Venter, an ordinary man. One of thousands in life that a few will know, and even fewer will remember. Like everyone, Frank has a story that nobody listens to. It's not impressive enough — or is it?

Frank sits in a bar. It's his birthday. The only person around is Tim, the barman. Frank and Tim need something from one another. Frank needs a soundboard to confirm his existence, Tim needs the correct words to speak his heart's truth.

DOP is Retief Scholtz’s theatrical debut. It will be presented at The Market Theatre for a two-week run in January 2020. Produced by Kosie Smit, directed by Sylvaine Strike and featuring Andre Odendaal. Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Thursday, 09 January 2020 - Sunday, 19 January 2020.

Show times:

Tuesday – Saturday  at 20:15 and Sundays at 15:15

Where Is It?

The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Str, Newtown, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R70 - R150 per person on Webtickets.

For more information 

Visit the Market Theatre's website for more information, or follow their social media pages:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/themarkettheatre

Twitter - twitter.com/MarketTheatre

Instagram - www.instagram.com/markettheatre

Details: 011 832 1641

Who Are The Thembelenkosini Care Givers?

Born and raised in Soweto, founder Ms. Witness Khosi Ntshangase, has worked tirelessly to enhance the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. She does this by bringing positive change to her community, which was an inspiration from her late father, Thembelenkosini. His love for his community and his compassion for the disadvantaged truly inspired her to establish this foundation, which is why the centre is named in his honour. Their mission is to physically, emotionally, creatively, and intellectually enhance the lives of children in the community of Senaoane, Soweto.

Killarney Mall's Stationery Drive Mission

Do you accept this mission?

From now until 31 January 2020, Killarney Mall will be collecting stationery, (dried, non-perishable) food and clothing to assist in the financial and educational development of Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. If you value education as much as Killarney Mall does, you will be able to find the donation box placed outside of Pick 'n Pay. If your donation is too large, take it to Centre Management at the Office Towers. Any and all donations will be appreciated. For more information, click here.

Killarney Mall Stationery Drive

When Is It?

Friday, 03 January 2020 - Friday, 31 January 2020.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall's 2020 Stationery Drive, visit www.killarneymall.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news, events and offers.

Silverstar Casino has Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the last few weeks of the summer holidays all planned out for you! Here's their star-studded line up of fun things to do this holiday season!

Lights, Camera, Scholar Deal in Action!

The movie magic continues! Under 18s pay only R80 for the Scholar Special Offer from Thursday, 05 December 2019 to Tuesday, 14 January 2020 – every day AND every show! The offer includes a movie ticket, popcorn and cold drink! Then take the receipt from [email protected] Silverstar to Magic Company and only pay R20 for a game of lazer tag - you save R15!

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Holiday Vibes at the Beach Festival 

Silverstar’s sizzling hot Beach Festival will be running until Saturday, 11 January 2020! Don’t miss this supersized version – it’s bigger, better and in a new location to maximise your summertime beach experience! No need to take the long and tedious trip down to the beach when you can just head to Silverstar.

New Year’s Eve Bash on the Beach

Are you ready to see the new decade in with all the fanfare and more? Dance the night away to some of the hottest local bands and DJs including Prime Circle, Shutup it’s Sunday, Justin Serao Band, DJ Jo Jo Jo, George Sax and more!

Eat delicious street food, enjoy the entertainment of top-notch dancers – and don’t forget about the amusement rides!

Book your Silverstar New Year’s Eve Beach Bash tickets NOW – tickets are limited and will sell out at lightning speed! Gates open at 12:00. More details on the ticket prices and package deals will be loaded soon! The crazy countdown to 2020 has started!

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Festive Dinners At Silverstar

For those who prefer a quieter dinner for New Year’s Eve, Aarya; Billy G; Calistos; Col’cacchio; The Hussar Grill; and Vigour & Verve will all be open for bookings and walk ins!

Christmas lunch will be served at Billy G and Ocean Basket – booking is essential. Aarya, Billy G, Calistos, Col’cacchio, The Hussar Grill, Vigour & Verve and Publicity Bar and Grill will take walk ins – subject to availability! You are spoilt for choice at Silverstar!

Christmas Eve and New Years at Barnyard Theatre

Barnyard Theatre is determined to make sure you have a smashing Christmas Eve and New Year’s! On Christmas Eve, you can buy one ticket for Smash Hit Radio for R140 and get a second ticket free – leaving you more money to party with AND you get to enjoy the best in live entertainment on the West Rand! On New Year’s Eve, Smash Hit Radio will start at 21:00. For only R395 per person, you get your ticket, a welcome drink, crisps and peanuts on the table and a wicked party accessory per person! Dance the night away with 60 years of the best smash hits ever!

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Summertime Specials

Summertime Specials are back at Barnyard Theatre! All tickets are ONLY R140 per person and kids under 12 are FREE from Tuesday, 17 December to the Saturday, 29 February 2020!

Plus, Tuesdays in December are R140 - Buy 1 Get 1 Free.

Pensioners get 50% OFF on Sundays and last but definitely not least – get your Package for 2 on Wednesdays for only R350!

It’s the perfect reason for a party this festive season!

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For More Information

For more information on Silverstar and their hot entertainment lineupvisit www.tsogosun.com/siverstar-casino.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

Gold Reef City is bringing you an enchanted line up of family entertainment and [email protected] Reef City, while at the same time celebrating the opening of Panarotti’s and Nandos for a fresh flavour offering for all!

Catch Seussical at The Lyric Theatre!

The highly theatrical, imaginative and colourful - Seussical comes to life this holiday season at the Lyric Theatre for one hour of nonstop inventive fun and energy, colour and dancing, it’s bound to be the talk of the town for its strictly limited season, running weekends until Sunday, 12 January 2020.

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See The Latest Blockbusters at [email protected] Reef City

Good clean family entertainment starts with Dolittle. Based on the classic 1920s children's book by Hugh Lofting, Voyage of Doctor Dolittle stars Robert Downey Junior as the eccentric titular doctor with an uncanny ability to communicate with animals.

For rom-com fanatics, Can You Keep a Secret will hit the spot! During a turbulent flight after a meeting gone wrong, Emma spills all her secrets to a stranger – but that stranger turns out to be one of the co-founders of her company.

Action lovers can sit on the edge of their seat with Bad Boys for Life. Old-school cops Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett team up to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.

Just Mercy - a powerful and thought provoking true story, follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.

In the mood for another thought-provoking drama? Catch Charlize Theron’s Bombshell where female employees at Fox News take on a toxic male culture, leading to the downfall of media mogul, Roger Ailes.

There really is something for everyone at [email protected] Gold Reef City!

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New “Kids” On The Block At Gold Reef City

Famous family restaurants, Panarotti’s and Nandos are said to join as the new “kids” on the Gold Reef City block. Both need no introduction! Panarotti’s opened its doors at both Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park on Monday, 9 December with their well-known generous portions, handmade pizzas, freshest ingredients and warm, family friendly atmosphere, while Nandos is set to open in the first quarter of 2020, never failing to hit the spot with its delicious flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken and wicked sense of humour! So, look out for great value and family entertainment on your next visit to Gold Reef City!

For More Information

For more information on what’s happening at Gold Reef City Casino & Theme Park, visit
www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino.

You can also contact them on 011 248 5000.

Follow and like them on Twitter @GoldReefCitySA or keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook
@GoldReefCitySA #LoveGRC.

The Whippet Coffee Melville

In July 2019, The Whippet Coffee opened their second store in Melville, bringing Joburg foodies even more inspired brunches, gourmet coffee and contemporary South African desserts. However, one big change at the new Whippet store came in the form of a rooftop farm! Offering visitors fresh produce from right above their heads, this farm-to-table experience is definitely worth taking a trip to the Melville suburbs. If you didn't make it to The Whippet Melville in 2019, then make sure to pop by in the new year.

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Olives and Plates

Olives and Plates is a well known cafe and restaurant with locations around Johannesburg. Taking over residence at Exclusive Books Hyde Park in late 2019, Olives and Plates is bringing a delicious medley of Mediterranean-inspired dishes to eager diners. Their menu is generous, offering breakfast, light snacks, quesadillas and tapas. Mains include hearty Greek salads and family favourites with an eclectic twist. Book lovers, add this to your must-visit bookstore coffee shops list for 2020!

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Social Parkwood

The new kid on the Bolton Road block, Social Parkwood is an African-inspired homely restaurant perfect for after-work drinks and great tapas. Combining traditional South African flavours with Western cooking styles, this bar-meets-restaurant caters to serious meat lovers, as well as vegetarians and vegans. Take a whole bunch of friends along for a cocktail party to welcome in the new year.

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Doppio Zero Sandton

Another vegan-friendly restaurant that made waves in 2019 on the Joburg foodie scene, was the newly revamped Doppio Zero at Sandton City. With a new open kitchen, Doppio Zero's flagship store welcomed in inquisitive diners, proudly showing off their massive copper pizza oven and rows upon rows of fine wine. Needless to say that this much-loved restaurant chain is the uncontested home of thin-based pizza. Adding to the theatrics, Doppio Zero also introduced their loyal customers to Coco Me - an inviting chocolate counter complete with a chocolate fountain, gelato station and brownie building section! Visit them as soon as you can.

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Lanser's On Main

While not quite a newbie to the Joburg restaurants bill, Lanser's on Main cemented their status as Bryanston's favourite neighbourhood bistro in 2019. Under the careful expertise of Chef Lanser Fourie, this eatery is all about traditional restaurant hospitality, good food and the finest Cape wine. Make 2020 your year of trying new things by ordering the Steak Tartare at Lanser's on Main - a daunting, yet exquisite dish completed by a tot of cognac. It's the perfect way to kick off the brand-new decade. Cheers to a new you!

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Just Teddy 

Our list of must-visit Joburg restaurants for 2020 wouldn't be complete without a little touch of sweetness. Visit Hyde Park Corner's latest patisserie offering, Just Teddy, this January. Specialising in French pastries and breads, teas and Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine, this restaurant offers something truly unique. Stand out dishes from the menu include the Hamburger Sûpreme - 100% grass fed beef, mature cheddar, butter lettuce, pickles, heirloom tomato, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise and ketchup, layered onto a 24k gold-plated black brioche bun. If you somehow have room leftover for dessert, you'll be in for a treat. Take your pick of delectable mini cakes, tartlets and French macarons.

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George's Bread & Co. 

Voted The Best Bakery in the Best of Ekhuruleni 2019, George's Bread & Co. makes some of the best cakes, pastries and breads in the East Rand. While not a fine dining restaurant, we've added George's to the list because we all crave a great pie or cupcake every now and then. For the times when your New Year's diet becomes unbearable, head out to Boksburg for a taste of George's offerings. We promise that it'll be worth the few extra calories.

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Do you know of any other must-visit Joburg restaurants we should try out in the new year? Let us know about them! 

What Is It?

Start your new year off on a high intensity note with bootcamp classes at AJ's in the Park. Come and get yourself back into shape after the indulgence of the festive season. Get ready to lift those legs and stretch those muscles. This is a bootcamp experience unlike any other. Pack your sweat towels people, because it's going to be intense!

When Is It?

Monday, 6 January 2020 & Tuesday, 07 January 2020 from 17:30-18:30.

Where Is It?

AJ's In The Park, 33 Abercorn Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

TBC.

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What Is It?

Inspired by the 70s, 80s and 90s dance music culture, Angel Gurrant and Sumthin Brown bring you the vinyl edition of their discotheque themed night featuring SNO, Soul_Br_thr, Nchelux In The House(LST) at Kitcheners Bar. Come through for an epic night of throwback sounds and groovy dancing. Not to be missed.

When Is It?

Friday, 10 January 2020 from 19:00 - 03:30.

Where Is It?

Kitcheners Bar, Cnr Juta and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance costs R50 per person after 22:00.

For more information 

Follow their Facebook page for updates on events and specials.

Visit The City Of Magic This Festive Season!

This festive season, Sandton City is proud to present the return of a wonderfully whimsical theatrical adventure with The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus. Bigger, better and back for another spectacular season, this year’s adventure includes creative master puppetry, set to bring a host of fun and fantastical characters to life, with the Parade of the Animals adding a captivating new dimension to the show.

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Exclusive to Sandton City, the mysterious and magical Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of The Animals is a fairytale fit for the whole family, set in an extravagant circus tent in the Centre Court.

Following the applauded success of the debut season in 2018, The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus achieved a Naledi Theatre Award nomination, a formidable first for a shopping centre. It also won a Gold & Spectrum Award in the 2019 South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Marketing Footprint Awards. The unprecedented popularity of the show among local and international families led to the anticipated return season in 2019.

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With over 22 000 patrons enjoying the exclusive world first last year, the introduction of the Parade of the Animals this year is set to raise the creative bar and capture the spirit of Christmas with a rich tapestry of magic, puppetry and interactive illusion. The Parade of the Animals will not feature any live animals, but rather showcase the wonderful world of animals through theatrical performances by the show’s acclaimed actors.

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The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals combines the highly talented production team of Producer Lyall Ramsden, Director and Designer Andrew Botha as well as acclaimed Choreographer and Creative David Gouldie, who together have created this 30-minute immersive spectacular that will continue to engage, excite and entertain audiences in 2019.

The City is a flurry of festive cheer with all the trimmings and with a host of magic and wonderment for the whole family. You’ll want to Come to the City to get into the holiday spirit and make it a season to celebrate.

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When Is It?

From Wednesday, 11 December 2019 to Sunday, 05 January 2020.

There are four performances daily at 10:30, 12:30, 15:30 and 17:30, seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Where Is It?

Centre Court, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R20 per person online and are available from www.ticketpros.co.za (with no charge for children under three years) or by visiting selected Edgars, CNA, Jet and POSTNET stores.

Tickets are also available at the door at R30 per person.

Sandton City is passionate about Christmas with a cause, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Sandton SPCA.

For More Information

For more information about the Nutcracker’s Winter Circus at Sandton City Shopping Centre, visit their Facebook events page.

Also, visit sandtoncity.com, or contact them on 011 217 6000 or [email protected].

Don’t forget to follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news, events, specials and more.

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Montecasino is celebrating summer and Christmas in typical Italian style – with festivo spirit! Don't miss out on their hot lineup this December!

Visit The Magical Italian Village Of Lights

Don’t miss the magic of Christmas in an Italian village this holiday season as you marvel at the largest indoor festive lights display in Joburg. This year, Montecasino takes festive lights to unseen heights with the largest indoor display in Joburg. The specially custom-made displays, that incorporate over 285 300 LED lights, will illuminate Gauteng’s Tuscan village from Friday, 29 November 2019 at 19:00, when the lights are officially turned on. Best of all, come rain or shine, the lights can be enjoyed 24/7.

Continuing the festive magic onto the Piazza, friends and families can share in the holiday spirit with mesmerising stories told through state-of the-art 3D projection on Montecasino’s Tuscan facade, a first of its kind in Joburg. This is a must-see experience that the entire family can enjoy daily from Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 19:30 and 20:30. You can share in the magic from any of the restaurants on the Piazza or by simply standing under the stars.

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Piazza Holiday Vibes For The Kids

The Piazza will be jam-packed with activities for kids of all ages from Saturday, 07 December 2019 to Sunday, 29 December 2019. The fun starts at 10:00 and continues until 18:00 every day! Entrance is FREE and includes rides on inflatable bumper cars, bungee jumping, ceramic painting, sand art, inflatables, the Piazza fountain for the kids to cool down in, candyfloss, freezos and the epic Italian touch – decadent gelato!

Get A Family Holiday Photo With Santa!

See the pure joy on your little one's face when they get to take a photo with their festive season hero, Santa Claus! You’ll find him on the promotions stage, next to Casa Bella, from Friday 13 December 2019 to Tuesday, 24 December 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00, where children can make their wishes known and have a keepsake of this special time of year.

Ring In The New Year, Montecasino-Style

From Indian to Mexican, Italian to Greek, Thai and more, there are restaurants offering a unique experience to bring in the New Year. The Piazza will be the centre of the action, with exclusivity guaranteed to those who book directly with the Piazza restaurants. Enjoy an indulgent set menu at Ocean Basket, PortuGalo, Col’Cacchio, Hussar Grill, Malt Barrel & Fire and Milk & Honey for just R650 per person. Your reservation gives you exclusive access to the Piazza on the night as well as live entertainment and the countdown to midnight by Christian Heath and DJ Lance. There are only 1 000 seats available at the Piazza restaurants, so be sure to book early. Remember, all your purchases contribute to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry. The Outdoor Events Area will be open to the public, with all the Piazza entertainment screened live.

Goldfish Outdoor Experience

The Goldfish Outdoor Experience, on Saturday, 14 December 2019, will bring a truly unique music festival to the outdoor event area. Expect a fun-filled day with over 20 of Joburg’s best street food vendors, great live music and a kid’s entertainment zone. The proudly South African lineup includes some of SA’s best bands and DJs, such as December Streets, Easy Freak, Kyle Cassim, Ricardo Da Costa, MS Cosmo, Roger Goode and a whole lot more! Ticket prices range from R50 for children under 13 to R400 for VIP entrance. Remember, your event ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry.

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Peter Pan on Ice

The world’s premier theatrical ice-skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to South Africa with a brand-new show, Peter Pan on Ice, this December. Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice at The Teatro from Friday, 06 December 2019 until Saturday, 11 January 2020. Book your tickets at www.montecasino.co.za or Computicket. Shows are from Tuesday to Friday at 19:30, Saturday at 15:00 and 19:30, Sunday at 14:00 and 17:30. This is a dazzling performance that's not to be missed! Remember, your show ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry.

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A Christmas Carol at Montecasino!

What would Christmas be without the classic A Christmas Carol to get us into the festive spirit and to remind us what the season is truly about? Jason Ralph (Phantom of the Opera, Shakespeare in Love) portrays Scrooge in this timeless tale of warmth and redemption from Thursday, 05 December 2019 to Sunday, 05 January 2020. Catch the action at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre for only R130 to R180 per person. Remember, your show ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry.

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

That’s right, Santa Claus is coming to Town this festive season at Pieter Toerien’s Studio Theatre from Thursday, 05 December 2019 to Sunday, 05 January 2020. Bring the whole family along for a fun-filled musical theatre experience featuring all your favourite Christmas songs, including Winter Wonderland, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, White Christmas and many more. Tickets are from R100 to R350 per person. Get yours online at www.montecasino.co.za. Remember, your show ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry.

Catch The Latest Blockbusters At [email protected] Montecasino

There's a solid lineup of blockbuster movies waiting at Montecaino! Feel the magic at [email protected] Montecasino with 21 Bridges releasing on Friday, 29 November 2019. An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a city-wide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. If you prefer a good, side-splitting comedy that will also pull at your heart strings, book your tickets for Last Christmas, releasing on Friday, 06 December 2019. On Friday, 13 December 2019, you can catch the much-anticipated Jumanji Sequel. This nail-biting show will, as always, have the whole family totally captivated from start to finish. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker hits the big screen on Friday, 20 December 2019! Remember, your movie ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry.

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Don’t Forget About The Bird Gardens

Get down to the magnificent Montecasino Bird Gardens and wander through the enchanted walkways. After exploring the gardens, you can quietly watch a wide variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world as they go about their everyday life. In their walk-through aviary, you'll find over 60 species of birds, including Scarlet Ibises and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth. And remember, your entrance ticket purchase contributes to your Anyone Can Win a Ferrari promotion entry. Fantastico!

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For more information about all the festivities at Montecasino, visit www.tsogosun.com/montecasino.

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A Festive Season Staycation For 60% Less

The early bird catches the worm. So, before the masses gather, hurry and get ahead on securing your December staycation in the city with The Capital Hotels and Apartments!

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If you enjoy exceptional deals that will earn you serious kudos with your family and the envy of your social circle, then head on to The Capital Hotels & Apartments in Gauteng this festive season. You too, can be living your best life! Ordering room service, indulging in champers at the pool, enjoying breakfast in bed and so much more, at a fraction of the price.

Get 60% off best available rate in Sandton, Rosebank, Melrose and Menlyn in these spectacular
apartment hotels. Stay from 01 December 2019 – 31 January 2020. Book and secure this offer quickly, available only for 48 hours. Book now!

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For more information on The Capital Hotels and Apartments Pre-Black Friday Speed Sale, visit thecapital.co.za.

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Supplying the tools that empower students, Bidvest Waltons has been at the cornerstone of this with heritage since 1949. Bidvest Waltons with close to 70 years is a one-stop shop for all education and work requirements. Offering the highest quality products to schools and higher education facilities. Delivering from pre-school to office supplies, Bidvest Waltons have the right quality and quantity, all at the right price. From scholastic materials, stationery, specialized filing, technological and IT supplies too.

Back To School 2020

The Bidvest Waltons Back-To-School solution is easy and convenient, with various purchase options available including;

School Bulk orders, allowing schools to place bulk orders for all their supplies. Orders are packed and marked and delivered directly to the recipient.

Catalogue orders, allowing the parent or the learner to order exactly what the school has prescribed. Once the selection has been made the orders are then packed invoiced and delivered to the school on the specified date. An efficient service for all parents and students.

Pre-Pack orders, a system implemented specifically for young children entering the school system. Children are expected to be fully equipped upon arrival at school and Bidvest Waltons helps make this process a whole lot easier. Stationery packs are made up as per your school’s specified requirements and sold on orientation day to parents.

Online orders, for the parent who prefers the convenience of online shopping. The Back-To-School range is available online, partner schools are available and the order is placed in a few easy to follow steps. The order is processed and delivered to the school on the very same day as catalogue collections. For additional convenience Bidvest Waltons offers home, office and nearest store delivery.

Day to Day orders, offering anything a customer may need on a day to day basis. Experienced staff are available to visit schools and offices throughout the year and assist in day to day needs.

The Bidvest Walton’s Back-To-School campaign solves the hassle of having to sort out school supplies at the last minute and offers quality supplies at affordable prices, all while ensuring students are prepared and well equipped on the first day of the new year. Get to your nearest store as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

For more information

To check out Waltons full Back To School catalogue for 2020, visit their website or social media pages:

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Find your nearest store here or contact them on 011 620 4091.

About The College Of Digital Photography

The College Of Digital Photography (CODP) offers a variety of high quality, part-time photography, videography, editing and art courses, and is the place where aspiring photographers can discover or refine their photographic skills. Lectures are held by professional photographers, so no matter what questions you have, one of them knows the answer! They have campuses open in Saxonwold and Fourways.

Their extensive range of fun courses will teach you how to capture amazing images. The courses cater for students of all levels – complete novices, serious enthusiasts and aspiring professionals – so you can dip a toe and learn the basics or dive right in. Their high practical approach will reinforce what you are taught and get you photographing as much as possible.

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Part Time Courses

They have a campus in Saxonwold and a satellite campus in Fourways. The part time courses run either on a weekday evening from 18:00 to 21:00 or on a weekday/Saturday morning from 09:30 to 12:30. So no matter what your schedule, the College of Digital Photography can accommodate you. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, making for a fun and comfortable learning experience.

If you’ve just bought a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with full manual control, then enroll for their hugely popular Fundamentals of Photography course. It will ween you off that Auto mode and help you master all the buttons and functions – you will be shooting like a pro in no time.

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6 Month Photography Programme – 20 January 2020

Is your dream to become a professional photographer? Are you considering taking a gap year? Is your corporate desk job driving you crazy? The time is here to enroll for their intensive, exciting 6 Month Photography Programme.

The high practical approach will reinforce what is taught and will get you photographing as much as possible. Personal attention is guaranteed and weekly assignments, practical group outings and numerous feedback sessions ensure a stimulating and interactive 6 months.

The next course starts on Monday, 20 January 2020 at their Saxonwold campus. Placements are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

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For More Information

For more information about The College Of Digital Photography, visit their website at www.codp.co.za.

You can also email [email protected] or call 086 117 4686.

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