Saddle Creek Ranch Farm

Get away from the buzz of the city and spend the afternoon out in Hekpoort Valley having an adventure with your special someone. Saddle Creek Ranch is bursting with fun and thrilling activities for you and your partner to try together. Take your pick from hot air balloon safaris, go-karting, playing Cupid with a little archery or even taking a romantic horseback ride through the peaceful countryside with its beautiful mountain scenery and lovely bush trails.

San Deck In Sandton

Sundowners, amazing views of Sandton and a vibey atmosphere is what's in store for you when you visit the San Deck Bar & RestaurantThis spot makes for a lovely spot for you and your sweetheart to have a romantic evening for two. There are plush sofas out on the deck, making it the ideal place to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the city. You can also expect amazing food, cocktails and superb wines which will make your evening even more unforgettable. It's a popular hangout, so make sure you make your reservation to avoid disappointment.

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The San Deck

Harties Cableway 

There's no better way of seeing the amazing views of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounds than in a cable car at the Harties Cableway. Just imagine experiencing this with that special someone. Now that's romantic! This popular spot has finally reopened after being shut down for maintenance. And after enjoying the stunning panoramic views, you can head into town to explore and find a bite to eat.

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

Since the 1800s, people have come to the botanical gardens in Roodepoort to spend time relaxing against a backdrop of a cliff which houses a sensational variety of incredible flora and fauna. Take a page, pack a picnic basket, grab your beloved and find a spot close to the waterfall. That, my friend, is how you make a good memory.

The Bioscope

For quite some time now, The Bioscope has run some interesting cinema offerings at their viewing room in Maboneng. From kung-fu movies to Classic Movie Sundays with beer and pizza, there's always something fun happening at The Bioscope.  Check their viewing schedule online and pull in for a cuddle session.

The Bioscope

The Bioscope

Goodman Art Gallery

Since the '60s couples have flocked to the Goodman gallery to be inspired by the artworks on display. From the awe-inspiring images of photographer David Goldblatt to the controversial works of conceptual artist Willem Boshoff, there is something for everyone. Spend the afternoon soaking up some of the best creations South Africa has to offer because you and your dearest are cultured like that.

Northcliff Hill

Pack a sun-downer, head to the second highest spot in Joburg and spend some quality time with that special someone. The entire city can be viewed from the top as the sun sets over the city of gold, making for an experience like no other. Although moments like these with a special someone can be very sexy, it's probably best to take some like-minded pals and not to visit this secluded spot on your own.

Northcliff Hill

And for good measure...

Whisk Him/Her Away For A Weekend In Clarens

Let's face it, there's nothing more romantic than being whisked away on a lovely weekend away with that special someone. Finally, some alone time in between all rush of everyday life. But the question is: where to go? How about Clarens? Yes, we know it's not in Gauteng (it's in the Free State), but it makes for a lovely escape for you and your sweetheart. The town is quaint and quirky, the brewery always has ice-cold craft beer available on those hot days, and there are plenty of hiking trails, sites, adventures and activities to do while you're there.

Know other romantic spots in the city not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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.

Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2019

It's time to crown the next Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2019 at this year's grand finale.

The event promises to be a spectacular and unforgettable one.

When Is It?

Friday, 8 November 2019 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

The Lyric At Gold Reef City Casino, Ormonde, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Tammy Taylor Mrs SA

Soweto Derby

It's that time again, the Soweto Derby will take over the town with all its brilliance.

You don't want to miss this!

When Is It?

Saturday, 09 November 2019 at 15:00.

Where Is It?

Soccer City, FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here for Kaizer Chiefs, and here for Orlando Pirates.

Soweto Derby

Standard Bank Polo In The Park

The long awaited and exciting Standard Bank Polo In The Park is here. Get your outfits and hats ready and prepare to be wowed at this spectacular event.

You don't want to miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Steyn City Parkland Residence, 5 Central Lane, Riverglen, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Standard Bank Polo - Steyn City

The Secret Valley ft. Josh Butler

Do not miss this exciting and anticipated event. The Secret Valley ft. Josh Butler event will take over Muldersdrift for an unforgettable experience.

We'll see you there!

Where Is It?

Toadbury Hall Country Hotel, Plot 64, Beyers Naude Dr, 1747 Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 12:00.

For More Information

For more information, click here!

We Love Summer

Russian Bear #BeUs 2019

Constitution Hill plays host to Russian Bear #BeUs 2019. The event will be bringing you talented artist, Nasty C.

"Be a part of the story as we bring our fans together to join Nasty C in a once-in-a-lifetime moment you won't forget. " - Russian Bear #BeUs 2019.

For a chance to attend the event, buy any promotional bottle of Russian Bear, find your unique code on the neck tag, dial *120*9908# and follow the prompts to see if you've won.

Each winning entry will receive 2 tickets to the #BeUs event.

If you have won, tickets can be redeemed at CNA, Edgars, Jet or Spar stores, or find your nearest TicketPro here.

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 19:00.

Where Is It?

For More Information

Find more information here.

Russian Bear BeUs 2019

Muddy Princess Fourways

Calling all the princesses out there, it's Muddy Princess time. Muddy Princess features an outdoor 5km obstacle mud run. Get your tutus and bright colours ready and prepare to run, walk, climb, balance and have an amazing time.

When Is It?

Sunday, 24 November 2019 from 07:00.

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Muddy Princess

Africans Unite Concert

The Africans Unite Concert is bringing our favourite artists from different parts of Africa. Burna Boy, Jidenna and Kwesta are just some of the artists performing on the day.

Following the recent xenophobic attacks and increasing reports of gender-based violence in South Africa, these artists aim to unite us once again.

You do not want to miss it!

Where Is It?

Sun Arena @ Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 19:30.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Africans Unite Concert

The Big Picnic

MTV and Strongbow are proud to bring you The Big Picnic. Expect great entertainment, eats and ambience at this wonderful picnic.

You don't want to miss out!

Where Is It?

Old Park Station, 140 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 12:00.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Dance For Your Health Fitness Day

Have some fun at the Dance For Your Health Fitness Day.

Join in on the fitness fun with the many activities that will be taking place, including Zumba, Capoeira, African dance, high impact and much more.

There will also be some professional instructors to answer your questions and to guide you. The day will be filled with a lot of activity.

When Is It?

Monday, 30 November 2019 at 06:00.

Where Is It?

Soweto Theatre Court, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

The Wanderers Basketball Club 

South African basketball is growing in popularity. As a basketball player, you need a club that will push you to greater heights, and this club is that club. The Wanderers Basketball section was founded with the goal to promote the sport of basketball outside of the university and school structure. If you join in on this club, your skills will be polished to perfection. Their aim and mission is to allow athletes to play basketball at a competitive level as well as promote basketball as a recreational activity. They encourage participation by all ages, races and sexes and provide the necessary facilities, programs, training and services.

Greek Sporting Club

The Greek Sporting Club is a sporting club that houses a lot of passionate and ambitious athletes who are looking for transformation. They have a basketball court that is currently being used by the social teams in the area. So, get your membership now and start your basketball dreams!

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Jozi Jets Basketball Club

A proudly Jozi team, this club will help you better yourself and teach you a thing or two about the game. The Jozi Jets are a great team to be part of. This is your opportunity to enter the court with a team that has your back, not only during the game, but after hours too.

Tshwane Suns Basketball Club

All a player needs are good coaches, teammates and motivation to keep them going. The Tshwane Suns Basketball Club are a professional basketball team based in the city of Tshwane. Whether you are in Pretoria or Joburg, you'll be glad we plugged you in on this one.

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Egoli Magic Basketball

If you want to take on basketball person-to-person, this is just the platform to do so. Join the Egoli Magic Basketball family and you will be playing with the big guns in no time. They are a Johannesburg based basketball club, and the oldest basketball club in South Africa. Their central vision is to encourage and develop the youth of South Africa, through the following:

Soweto Panthers Basketball

And last on our list, is the Soweto Panthers Basketball Club. They are a highly competitive basketball team from Soweto, and are currently competing in the Basketball National League. If you are eager to learn, be motivated and be pushed to become a better version of yourself, Panthers is your go-to team! This club allows you to challenge yourself and will train you to be the best player you can be.

Exhibition

Do you know of any other basketball clubs? Let us know in the comments section below!

Weekend #1

Spring Fiesta

Spring Fiesta is back and it is bigger and better than ever before. The long awaited event has the entire city waiting in anticipation.

The entertainment lineup will be packed with amazing artists, ready to get you dancing to the tunes.

When Is It?

Saturday, 05 October 2019.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Weekend #2

Defending The Caveman

The longest running solo Broadway has ever seen is back on stage. Witty actor, Tim Plewman returns with Defending The Caveman at the Balalaika.

This legendary actor will have you laughing off your seat, travelling with you on a journey of today's reality of the stereotypical instant generation of selfies, tweeting and Facebook.

*Parking for the Balalaika can be found at The Marc.

When Is It?

Friday, 11 October 2019 - Sunday, 13 October 2019 (Friday to Saturday - 20:00, Sunday - 15:00).

For More Information

For more information, click here.

defending the caveman 2018

Spirit Train Joburg

Spirit Train Joburg is bringing a super cool project to the And Club.

Taking visual and structural art to a whole new level, this is a one-day-only event that you do not want to miss.

The Spirit Train, And Club and TOYTOY have united in a collective vision to bring the train from the desert onto the streets of the city.

You can only get tickets after pre-registration, so register now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 14:00.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

The Spirit Train

Boy Ntulikazi 

Boy Ntulikazi is a beautiful story about a schizophrenic patient awaiting a trail observation case. Staged at the POPArt Theatre, this story will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.

When Is It?

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - Sunday, 13 October 2019 (Thurs to Sat: 20:00, Sun: 15:30).

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

 Boy Ntulikazi

Weekend #3

Red Bull Shay'iMoto

This one is for all the petrol-heads and car fanatics. Watch as 12 invited spinners go head to head at the exciting Red Bull Shay'iMoto in Alberton.

See who will be the crowned the champ of the first Shay'iMoto event.

When Is It?

Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 18:00.

For More Information

For more information, visit their page here.

Red Bull Shay Imoto

Weekend #4

The Haunted Forest

Things are about to get scary with The Haunted Forest. This fun filled experience will have you shaking in your boots.

Don your most ghoulish costumes and bring the family for a spooky event like no other.

When Is It?

Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 14:00.

For More Information

For more information on this event, click here.

Haunted Forest

Amapiano National Festival

The first ever Amapiano National Festival will be taking place at Constitution Hill this October.

Amapiano music has taken Mzansi by storm, moving everyone from their seats and onto the dance floor.

This event is a definite must!

When Is It?

Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 12:00.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Music Festival

01 - 06 October

Performing Arts

Experience the diversity of dance with the National Society Of Dance Teachers.

This event promises to be filled with energy and talent. Dancers who want to participate should book their ticket before it's too late.

Candidates will be awarded with a certificate and stand the chance to win best section medals.

Where Is It?

The Lesedi At Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

Newtown Music Factory (Former Baseline), 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

02 - 06 October

Horses and Fashion

The 2019 South African Derby is back and even better than ever before. Taking place at Kyalami Park Equestrian, this prestigious event promises excitement at its best with 18 obstacle courses that you don't want to miss.

Get those outfits ready and prepare for an evening of thrilling moments and exciting prizes for the best dressed.

Where Is It?

Kyalami Park Equestrian, 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

2019 South African Derby

03 - 05 October

Wine

At this year's Tops at SPAR Wine Show, learn more about wine and the wine-making process, get the best wine tasting schooling and explore over 200 fine wines.

This three day event will bring together all of Gauteng for the love of wine.

Where Is It?

Menlyn Park, Pretoria, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

04 October

Entertainment

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2019 promises to bring an African flavour to the entertainment industry. This entertainment community has created a new style of content, encouraging immense growth in the industry.

The event is going to be epic.

Get your tickets now!

Where Is It?

The Lyric At Gold Reef City Casino, Ormonde, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

05 October

Fitness

The Toyota Warrior Race, powered by Reebok, is the perfect place to test your fitness and to see if you have got what it takes.

With tons of adventure and obstacles, this is bound to be loads of fun. Check out their website to see the available packages. To see the schedule, click here.

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Midrand, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here!

Toyota Warrior

What are your plans for the month of October? Let us know in the comments section below!

Time For A Change

iThemba is a Zulu word, meaning hope. To date, Avon Justine has raised in excess of R20 million through the sale of special “pink ribbon” products for breast cancer education, awareness and screenings in South Africa. Show your support for the fight against breast cancer, a disease that strikes 1 in 29 South African women. With your help, they are saving lives!

And so the countdown begins to this year's Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon. Come dressed in pink and show your support to the fighters of cancer.

Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon

#stand4her

The Pink Light Project is a global education campaign, developed in association with Cancer Research UK to deliver the Avon Breast Cancer Promise Pledge to educate women about the risks and signs and to teach women how to take action. The message reached 337 million women, thanks to the astonishing efforts of Avon's strong network of women around the world; their associates and representatives.

Hospitality Packages Available For You

If you and your team are planning on joining in on all the fun, then be sure to come as a team to support each other and make sure you make someone's day a little brighter. The Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon provides an ideal opportunity for corporate entertainment and team building.

On race day, all the pre- and post–race action will happen in the Corporate Hospitality Village at Marks Park Sports Club, where you can spend time with your colleagues, family and friends while supporting Avon Justine in their crusade against breast cancer.

Event Information

To be part of this incredible walkathon, you can simply visit their website and enter by by clicking here! Also, read up more on the Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon here.

Visit their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for more details.

Football Clubs For The Little Ones

This one is for all the inquisitive minds that enjoy exploring and asking a 105 questions in an hour! Let's kick some balls and run around for a little bit, shall we? Mom and dad make sure you join in, and soon we'll be cheering like a soccer mom.

Football Clubs For The Little Ones

Little Kickers

They say we should train them when they are still young, and this is a perfect way to do so. Help your child find that love for sport at Little Kickers. They promise to give your children a positive introduction by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years of age. Ignite the enthusiasm!

Where: Little Kickers Football, Harry Street, Robertsham, Johannesburg South, 2091.

Contact: 082 850 4648 | website

Linhill Celtic Football Club

Green is in their blood and they are very welcoming of the little ones. Training them while young means they get to play as professionals sooner and hopefully grow into the football industry. Linhill Celtic focuses on developing football in the Southern Johannesburg area. They also have a proud community heritage with proven training methods.

Where: Linhill Celtic Football Club, Corner of South Rand Road and East Road, Linmeyer,  The Hill, Johannesburg, 2197.

Contact: 082 451 5162 | website.

Top Speed United Football Club

Formerly known as Top Speed United Football Club (2010 until 2017) there's something for everyone at this football academy. With four divisions (13, 15, 17, and 19), it is a football entity that provides both teen boys and girls with the opportunity to showcase their talent. They provide players that live outside of Krugersdorp with accommodation and schooling at an affordable price.

Where: 1812 Ngesi street, Munsieville, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.

Contact: 073 010 3064 | website[email protected]

Women's Football Clubs

Ladies, if you're looking to get super-fit while having fun, it's time to brush up your diski skills.

Women Football Clubs

Ladies Football at Old Parks

The Old Parks' women's football team is said to have been a dominant force in the Rand Central District, Gauteng, for the past 10 years. Currently, the team plays in an 11-a-side winter league and cup competition against other women's teams in Johannesburg. The team has won the league and the cup competitions in this league a number of times. Sounds promising, right? Well, we think so too! Tighten your soccer boots and get ready to be professionally trained. The team has high hopes for 2019 and the coming years, and they would love you to be part of the family.

Where: Garden Road, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Bordeaux, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Contact: 011 789 3274/5 | website.

Randburg Football Club

This football club includes everyone – from young ones to ladies and guys – and it has grown to be a huge success. RAFC has sound professional management principles and the most comprehensive development and upliftment programme of any amateur football club in Southern Africa. The results of their teams in the competitive age groups bear testament to this proud heritage. The development players that they have been able to introduce in increasing numbers have further enhanced their teams. This programme has had far-reaching consequences beyond the boundaries of football and enhanced the lives of many individuals and families.

Where: Randburg Football Club - NPC, Malibongwe Drive & Hans Schoeman Street, Praegville, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Contact: 011 791 6234 | website | [email protected]

Well-Known Football Clubs

Well Known Football Clubs

For the record, this list is in no order of preference 😉.. Now that that's out of the way, let's take this moment to mention the big guns when it comes to football clubs.

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club

✌️ You know what this sign stands for, Khosi for life! Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is a South African football club based in Johannesburg that plays in the Premier Soccer League. The team is nicknamed "Amakhosi," which stands for 'Lords' or 'chiefs' in IsiZulu. They currently play most of their home matches at Soccer City in Nasrec, Soweto, which is commonly referred to as the FNB Stadium. They are one of the most supported clubs in the country, drawing an average home attendance of 13,686 in the 2016-17 season, the highest in the league. So, are you sold?

Where: 5/6 Lena Road, Lenaron, Naturena, Johannesburg South.

Contact: 011 941 1465 | website | [email protected]

Orlando Pirates Football Club

☠️ Ama-Baka Baka! Also commonly know as "Ama-buccaneer". If it's always been a dream of yours to be part of this amazing team make sure to check their football club out. You will not regret it. They promise to nourish and grow your love for football and the industry and be recognised locally or even internationally.

Where: 53 Central Street, Houghton Estate, 2198, Johannesburg.

Contact:  11 935 1169 | website[email protected]

Highlands Park Football Club

Welcome to the home of Highlands Park Football Club – the Lions of the North. Created in 1959, the team has been through several name variations and is now back to the original Highlands Park FC. Promoted into the PSL 2018/19 season after becoming 2016/17 NFD Season winners in 2017, the Highlands Park team is strong and passionate about the beautiful game. So, get to know about them and who knows, you might be part of the fam.

Where: Makhulong Stadium, Andrew Mapheto Drive, Tembisa, Johannesburg.

Contact: 011 010 0073 | website[email protected]

 

Tell us about the other football clubs around the city! Which ones should we include? Tell us in the comments below!

Trevor Stuurman (trevor_stuurman)

Melanin is dripping on Trevor Stuurman's Instagram he also diversifies his content to broaden the interests of people. His name has been on everyone's lips, because homeboy has been consistent with providing our Instagram feeds with images that are unique and expressive in a sense.  If you do not know who he is, we suggest you go check his work out and the people he has been rubbing shoulders with, the likes of Barrack Obama, Naomi Campbell, and he was also part and parcel The Global Citizen Festival, busy guy, don't you think?

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A stereotype is “a reductionist concept that favours a few traits of a said group of people into one that will be acceptable, that then creates attitudes and emotions that mobilise fears and anxieties in the viewer”. The routine of hyper-masculine representation has been repeated historically at different periods in cinema and across media to depict black men as innately violent, aggressive, criminal and emotionally stunted. The fundamental issue with stereotypes is that they qualify racist, distorted perceptions or historical context of blackness, which lacks a deeper meaningful and complex depiction of black life that thus becomes accepted as the simplified way to characterise black men. “Nah” - Rosa Parks. We are black men. We are beautiful. We are our ancestors wildest dreams. We are enough. We are love. #RepresentationMatters #TeleportingIntoAfrica @absolutsa #OneSourceLive

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Nikki Zakas

All I am saying is that she needs to capture me too, because her style is very out there yet simple effortless kind, there is definitely a theme in her work. She captures ordinary objects that an ordinary person would pass without thinking that the very object would be turned into art. But Nikki has an eye for ordinary things that she turns to extraordinary with her lens.

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@batukmusica ☄

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Lord_Xhosa

With an Instagram feed that reads: Capture Souls Not Beings. Let's face it, South Africa is such a beautiful country and of course we thank people like Lord_Xhosa to show us from his perspective how the African culture lives on even to those to come, and that part of loving your country you embrace when asked where you're from, with a smile on your face and proudly so you'll say I was raised by Mother Nature herself.

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blaq_smith

The person behind almost every Bonang picture, blaq_smith also captures other celebrities. He is indeed the go-to guy when you're looking for inspiration as to what's in now. Did you hit that follow button and join the rest of his 64.7k followers on the 'gram yet?

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Views money can buy. 🛩 #LifeOnTheRoad

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Merwelene

Her bio reads, "I've never been about just fashion or photography. I love people, behind the lens I explore the inspiration that is the human spirit." Merwelene Van Der Merwe. Need we say more, she is indeed the Jack of all trades. Every time I visit her Instagram (and no I am not a stalker), I feel inspired to pick up the camera.

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Metallic Airbrush. Model- Unknown

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Dej_dada

If you looking for an Instagram account that captures amazing stills of people living their youth freely then you've found the right Instagram handle. To find the exact words that describe his account, I would say AMAZING! Take our word for it and follow here!

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#35mmfilm: glass animals - the other side of paradise 🌝

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Thabos_shots

This Instagram feed is very artsy and sort of uses nature to its advantage, as it is in the images, using shadows to create a silhouette and other artistic elements to make images more interesting. He also uses  optical illusions to trigger the audience's way of seeing things. So, this Instagram account comes highly recommended by us. Follow Thabos_shots.

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@ms_kgomotsoramatlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #igpodium_portraits #bodylanguage_bnc #fujifilm_xseries #ourmoodydays #streetdreamsmag #moodyports #portraitmood #portraits_mf #pursuitofportraits #earth_portraits #aovportraits #agameofportraits #artofvisuals #humanedge #kdpeoplegallery #gramslayers #portraiture #portrait_ig

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Damianedidit

Looking at his Instagram account sparks my wanderlust, the need to travel to capture amazing images as these. His stills are minimalist but yet so out there. Please follow him here!

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Garenth Pon

Just when you've seen it all, then boom you stumble across Garenth Pon's feed, and you think 'wow I need to visit the world and capture it like Garenth does. He is serving us with amazing shots from all over the world and we definitely are double tapping all those images, and perhaps maybe taking some screen shots for our mood-board.

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Just in time for @asirito to kiss the sun. When the day comes when I own my own house with an infinity pool I'll hopefully have a decent enough view like they do at @arakur_ushuaia. What are some of the things you would love in your perfect house? #spotthegprocket @visitargentina @visitushuaia #fujifilmgfx50r #fujifilmx_us

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gerritvanzyl

Out with the ordinary adventure images, and in with Gerrit Van Zyl's type of mood when it comes to producing incredibly out there images. He captures everything and makes it look magical which is why we are so in love with his work.

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The Fairway Spa

Where: The Fairway Spa, The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Setperk Road, Randpark (Randpark Golf Club), Randburg, Johannesburg.

First up on our winter spa delights list is The Fairway Spa. The spa offers special delights throughout the year, but they are kindly inviting you to immerse yourself in their oasis this winter, providing an ideal retreat from the demands of the city. Choose from a romantic couple's retreat, pop-up yoga, high tea with the girls specials and many more other specials.

The Fairway Spa

Aesthetic Elements Spa

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Laico Isle Corner Daisy and, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Providing you with incredible specials at Aesthetic Elements Spa this winter, know that you will feel warm and fuzzy inside because you're getting the best of the best. If it's body treatments, daily grooming, facial care, manis and pedis, or choice of massage you're after, this is it! Bring your girlfriends and let's relax away!

Body Sense Day Spa

Where: Runnymead Laan, Chartwell, Johannesburg.

Are you chasing tranquil vibes? We think you'll love an amazing experience for your body at the Body Sense Day Spa this winter. Our tired bodies just need to escape the hustle and bustle sometimes, and if you ask me, us Joburgers definitely deserve this more than anyone. Body Sense offers short, convenient sessions, as well as half day sessions, but trust us when we say you'll want to stay the whole day and relish in their full array of personal pampering and relaxation treatments.

Body Sense Day Spa

Angels Retreat

Where: 656 Sonja Street, Moreletapark, Pretoria.

How about we go to Pretoria for this one? At Angels Retreat Day Spa you can choose between an array of massages to suit your individual needs. Make sure you're snuggled up with amazing body treats and delights, as they are offering Swedish massages, aromatherapy massage, healing massages and many more massages, ranging from full body to area specific. So, there's definitely no excuse not to come over.

Kloofzicht Spa

Where: Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

The ambience and the feel of this spa is relaxing on its own – you'll find yourself falling in love without a doubt, and might not even want to go home. Expect to be greeted with stunning vista of endless stretches of water as the infinity pool spills over into the Kloofzitch dam. Check out their winter specials and treatments.

Kloofzicht Spa

Glenburn Spa

Where: Glenburn Lodge, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg

Be pampered to perfection this winter, and keep that skin glowing. Don't let winter get the best of you this winter season. This award-winning spa is situated in the Cradle of Humankind, giving you every reason to get away from the bustling city that is Joburg into the calming countryside for some me-time, couple-time or some have-to-do beauty regime items. Check out their specials for you this winter here!

 

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Junkie Charity Store

Charity stores often stock some of the best vintage item finds around town, and fortunately for us, Melville is stocked with these kinds of places. One that stands out is the Junkie Charity Store on 4th Avenue. To give you an idea of what is on sale here note the following: turn of the century furniture, quirky lampshades and hospital beds... pretty cool, eh? The vast array of items marked for sale is so big that you could call Junkie a department store.

Click here for more information.

Modern Antiques

Greymont is the go-to place if you're antiquing. On weekends, cars flank Long Road on both sides as people rush to get their hands on the finest old-school wares. One of the shops that stands out the most is Modern Antiques which specialises in collectors' items and the restoration of old furniture.

Click here for more information.

Hunters Rest Antiques

We're staying in Greymont for now because there's just so much to see. Hunters Rest Antiques is the candy store we've all been searching for. From rustic Coca-Cola signs to old-school petrol pumps, it's all here. Welcome, you have arrived at the coolest place on earth, and it's within driving distance from home - what a win. Hunters also specialise in artwork, jewellery, furniture and everything in between. Also, be sure to check out the coffee shop while you're there.

Click here for more information.

HospiceWits

Nothing hurts quite as much as the vintage we didn't buy. From loungy armchairs to tracksuit pants purchases, all the cash goes to a worthy cause. HospiceWits provides care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Be sure to check them out and maybe score some cool deals while helping someone in need.

Click here for more information.

Bounty Hunters

This list will not be complete without mentioning the store with all those cats in Melville. Two storeys of yesterday's treasures are waiting for you to be discover them among a mountain of kittens. Keep in mind that the money you spend here will be used to better the lives of feline friends all over town. The shop sells everything from hand-me-down clothes and stacks of books to random items such as wetsuits and dirty playing cards.

Click here for more information.

Barter Buy Antiques & Interiors

Barter Buy is a wonderland of antiques and collectibles. This furniture refurbishment specialist store is housed within a two-storey former residential property in Kensington. The ground floor alone stretches on for what seems like at least half a kilometre. Barter Buy are experts in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture restoration and stock a vast collection of antique utensils, decorative pieces and unique statement furnishings.

Click here for more information.

Kensington Trading Antiques

Another Kensington antique store to check out is Kensington Trading Antiques. This is a vintage clothing and music lover's paradise. Their vast array of vinyl collectibles alone makes visiting them well worth your while. For the ladies, there is an entire section of the store dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories, some of which date back decades. These unique fashion items are not only in fine condition, but are generally fairly priced. The store also stocks bespoke furniture, Art Deco light fixtures and retro gaming stations.

Click here for more information.

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On A Side Note

Other places to check out for that vintage antique hook up are all in a list we made just for you of all the thrift stores around town. Giving you all the best of the best, and you know us; we've always got you. You'll find the greatest gems and amazing antique items. So, be sure to check out all of these amazing places here! You won't regret it.

If you have any suggestions be sure to comment down below!

Joburg Theatre

Jack And The Beanstalk

Showing: Saturday, 02 November 2019 - Friday, 22 December 2019

For a family outing with a twist, be sure to catch Jack and The Beanstalk – a sparkling treat for the whole family. With an enchanting new production, you can expect exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets. Janice Honeyman’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk is big on the feel-good factor, wickedly funny and a visual treat. Jack and The Beanstalk will transport audiences to a magical world. Tickets are R155 - R395 per person, get yours online.

Joburg Theatre

The Taming Of Jakarumba

Showing: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 20:00

The Taming of Jakarumba – Life of a Pantsula is a musical production that narrates the life, challenges and triumphs of one of the most colourful characters in the kwaito music industry. We know we all grew up listening to them, and they made our childhood one amazing one. How about you relive those childhood memories and attend this event? Jairus Ditshotlo Nkwe is the layered personality that is a member of one of the most successful kwaito bands in South Africa, Trompies. He has a story that is fascinating that rolls out like an adventurous roller-coaster. As much as the road to music success was filled with joy and success, it was also accompanied by challenges and pitfalls. The message of the production illustrates that no matter how deep and dark it gets, a person can bring themselves out through much effort. Tickets are R200 per person, and you can get yours here!

The Market Theatre

The Lion and the Lamb Musical

Showing: Friday, 22 November 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

The Lion and The Lamb, a hugely successful musical play originally created by John Kani and Barney Simon, comes back after a decade to open the festive season at the Market Theatre from Friday, 22 November – Sunday, 22 December 2019. John Kani will reprise his leading role in a performance that will see the telling of the biblically-based story of Christ’s life brought vibrantly to life on stage in the John Kani Theatre. Get your tickets for R150 per person, and you can get yours here!

Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea

Showing: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - Sunday, 15 December 2109

This is the second homecoming of Chris van Wyk - The Storyteller of Riverlea to the Market Theatre will walk down the pathways of the memories of his majestic life that touched so many people. Van Wyk  - the Storyteller of Riverlea, is created and performed by well-known South African actor, Zane Meas, and directed by Christo Davids. The Storyteller of Riverlea explores Chris Van Wyk’s life, his influence as a poet and a writer and as a political activist, as well as his family life and his battle with cancer. This production pays homage to Van Wyk’s humour, political values and his storytelling abilities, all of which has touched the lives of everyone who has read his works. Tickets are R150 per person, and you can get yours right here!

The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Screenings of: 'The Sound of Masks'

Showing: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 18:00

After successful screenings at the Encounters International Festival 2019, The Bioscope is proud to bring you the visually stunning documentary The Sound Of Masks for a run of screenings in December 2019. Atanásio Nhussi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer, will take you on a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique's past and present. In relating his life story, the now legendary dancer also leads us through the history of Mozambique. Tickets are R60 - R110 per person, get yours here!

DumplingBox Cinema: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Showing: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 19:30

This film follows the story of two girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old sister Mei, who move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalised mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Buy your tickets for R60 - R110 per per person, and you can buy yours here!

Soweto Theatre

Isabelo

Showing: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 15:00

This show is about the spirituality of an artist and the devine gift of like 'Isabelo' that connects everyone with nature to create and being called by ancestors calling to heal broken souls. They share their journey, struggle, joy and pain through music and dance. They tell their story through African rhythms merged with world sound and sweet melodies. As the world changes so as their sound and style. Tickets are R80 per person, and you can get yours here!

Soweto's Big Five

Showing: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 15:00

Soweto Theatre honours The Big 5 in spectacular song and dance. Their New Years Eve offering Soweto In Colours will be a blaze of colour with a 10 minute spectacular firework display, supported by local live bands, dancers and DJs performing throughout the evening, plus plenty of food and drink stalls. Soweto in Colours Count Down to 2020, be there get your tickets for R250 per person, get yours here!

1. Besides being amazing at what you do we've seen that you are involved with things that affect the society and understand that action needs to be taken. Which brings us to ask why this initiative is close to your heart?

There is no particular reason, this is just an opportunity to help someone or to save a life, with very little effort from my side. I feel like it’s the right thing to do. I potentially have the cure for someone’s life threatening disease in my blood. This initially drove me to sign up and donate.

2. To someone who hasn't heard about the Sunflower Fund, how will you go about explaining it?

I’m amazed whenever I speak to people in the entertainment industry, how little true awareness there is about this cause. Everyone knows of The Sunflower Fund but most people don’t realise that registering as a donor is so simple and you can save a life. The Sunflower Fund fights blood diseases like Leukaemia through the recruitment of stem cell donors and maintaining a registry of potential donors committed to helping anyone in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. They fund-raise to cover the cost of education and awareness about the need for this and the process to become a blood stem cell donor as well as to cover the cost of the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) tissue-typing test involved in the recruitment of donors.

The Sunflower Fund also maintains a patient support fund to assist patients who are unable to afford costs associated with getting to transplant as well as being actively involved in creating a platform for support structures to assist patients, families and communities.

3. Social media is a huge platform for us to communicate with the outside world, do you think it has played a role for you to be able to reach out to people about this initiative?

Not me personally, but social media makes it easier for The Sunflower fund to get their message out. For me, it then also makes it easier, going forward, to support them in getting the message out there.

4. In what way would you say your voice plays a role in this initiative especially being a public figure?

Being a public figure means carrying some sort of influence over others, people also sit up and listen a little closer when you speak. They want to know what you’re doing and this helps spread the message. So I use my platform to try and save lives as well as bring happiness and laughter to people.

5. Explain for 5 marks, what Stem cell donation is, and what they are used for?

Stem cells are immature cells that can develop into any cell present in the bloodstream: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other blood components. Blood stem cells are not embryonic stem cells. They come from bone marrow, circulating (peripheral) blood or umbilical cord blood. People whose diseases inhibit their ability to produce these kinds of cells need a transplant of healthy stem cells from a donor. It is similar to donating platelets. Every year, thousands of individuals worldwide with blood diseases such as leukaemia, marrow failure or aplasia, and inherited metabolic and immune deficiency syndromes reach a stage where only a stem cell transplant can drive the disease into remission.

How it happens: Blood is drawn out of one arm, it goes through a cell separator machine that extracts the stem cells from the blood and your blood is pumped backed into your body via the other arm. These stem cells are then used for people who have blood diseases.

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7. Since we are all seeking to be active agents of social change, how do we get involved with the Sunflower Fund?

To register as a donor is simple and takes less than 10 minutes. If you are between 18 and 45 years, with a weight of more than 50kgs and a BMI of less than 40, you could be eligible to register as a donor. You can also support the Sunflower Fund by buying the signature product – Tube of Hope (TOPE) is sold nationally. The sale of this multi-purpose accessory enables The Sunflower Fund to cover the tissue-typing test cost involved in recruiting donors. Wearing it is also a statement of hope and salute to all patients, survivors and the families of those that have lost the battle against blood diseases like leukaemia and aplastic anaemia. If you don’t match the eligibility criteria to be a donor, you can still support. A simple SMS of the word ‘Sunflower’ to 40555 is a R30 donation to The Sunflower Fund.

Nicholas Goliath

8. What will you be doing on the 21st of September which is Sunflower Day?

My Sunflower day will be completely dedicated to creating awareness. I’ll be doing an interview on eNCA about this day and the cause then I’ll be using the day and spreading the message on social media. There are quite a few activities that the Sunflower Fund has planned across the month into early next month. On the 21st, the day will be commemorated with a public donor drive at The Century City Hotel in Cape Town and will be followed by a donor drive in Maponya Mall Soweto on 13 October.

9. In what ways would you like to see the foundation grow in the coming years?

South Africa needs a very diverse registry of committed donors. Blood diseases are not racist, they attack anyone from any race group and any religion, age or gender. I’d like to see more people of colour registered. It is important because there is such a need for people of colour to donate, it helps the registry grow and increases the chances of so many patients finding a match, and essentially, we’re looking to save lives.

10. Lastly, what cool projects outside of this one are you besig (busy) with at the moment?

Currently we’re busy with the Goliath and Goliath Comedy Tour, I’m also working with my team, actively building my brand so my influence can stretch further as I advocate for causes such as these.

For More Information

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Follow Nicholas Goliath on his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or simply visit this website.

Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon 2018

Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 08:00 – 12:00.

This is an incredible annual event that allows all of us to show support for those living with cancer, as well as their families. So, lace up your shoes, throw on something pink and choose to walk or run for a good cause at this year's 13th annual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon. When we say that anyone in the family can attend we mean it, including your furry four-legged companions. The Walkathon will be taking place at Marks Park in Emmarentia. For more information about this event, visit ithembawalkathon.co.za.

Tickets are R100 – R145 per person, get yours here! 

Brunch for Breasts 

Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018 at 10:00.

Brunch is a definite YES! Be part of this breast cancer awareness event where Lemon Leaf Events will be joining up with La Vie En Rose to host a Brunch For Breasts event to raise money in support of the Pink Drive. Come with an appetite and enjoy some mouthwatering food that will contribute to a great initiative. Tickets are limited but snag yours quick and expect gifts from The Candle Factory Shop, as well as prizes,Mandy’s hampers and a chance to win spa vouchers from Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch! For more information visit the event Facebook page or Quicket.

Tickets cost R250 per person and can be purchased here.

2018 SPAR Women’s Challenge Joburg

Date: Sunday 7 October 2018 starting at 08:00 (doors open at 06:00)

The SPAR Women’s Challenge Johannesburg offers women from all walks of life and levels of fitness the opportunity to participate in a 5km or 10km road race (walk or run). This challenge is the most popular and inclusive road race in South Africa and attracts the country’s top professional female athletes and a vast range of recreational runners. Proceeds from the race are donated to Reach 4 Recovery, an international breast cancer support group designed to help women with breast cancer return to daily life. It is affiliated with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC). See you there!

5km race entry – R100 per person and 10km race entry – R120 per person. Tickets can be purchased on itickets here!

PinkDrive High Coffee – Johannesburg

Date: Friday, 19 October 2018 at 13:30 - 17:00.

PinkDrive currently runs four “Pink” mobile breast check units, as well as nine educational cars. All units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling numerous disadvantaged communities access to diagnostic mammography screening, education, physical examinations and how to do breast self-examination. The PinkDrive High Coffee event is a chance to support the amazing work they PinkDrive is doing, simply by drinking coffee or two and enjoying an afternoon out. The theme for this year is Pink-A-Dot, and you'll stand a chance to win awesome prizes. For more information, visit their website.

Tickets are R300 per person, to book a spot please contact Itumeleng at [email protected]

Toyota Warrior 8 Race 2018

Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018.

This event is happening in November but is still part of supporting the cause. Warriors will be presented the same challenge to conquer a set number of obstacles, but with an exciting urban feel! All fitness levels are catered for with three categories on offer – Rookie, Commando and Black Ops. Those who are interested in some extra high-speed action have the option of entering the popular reebok Sprint Race too.

This is a shorter and more compact obstacle course which can be entered individually or as a team. Little adventurers are especially welcome to join in on the fun! A specifically designed obstacle course will be available for youngsters, as well as a WARRIOR Kids Zone under the supervision of child-minders. Obstacle course racing is a sport that encourages you to be a braver and better version of yourself. #BeMore and don’t miss out on the final adventure at Toyota.

Tickets are R400 - R550 per person, get yours here!

Craft Bra Dash

Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00.

Come support the 5th Annual Bra Dash in support of Breast Cancer Awareness where both women and men are encouraged to run in pink bras to support the cause. It starts and ends at CRAFT restaurant in Parkhurst, so you can end off your dash with a milkshake. All the proceeds for the cause will directly go to the PinkDrive.

For More information visit this website.

Drive-In Movie Night

Say bye-bye to new-age movies and hello to an old-school drive-in experience. Yes, mom's be the cool kids for a change! This is the chance for you to school your kids about how your youth was like and, trust us, they will enjoy every moment. So, dress up in your matching onesies and get comfortable as you prepare to watch a movie in the comfort of your own car with your daughter. To find out more about this event visit the Drive.in.co Facebook page for more information.

Drive-In Movie Night

The Horwoods Farm Family Market

Girls are always game for some retail therapy, right? Get them out of the house and head out for some fresh air at one of our favourite markets: The Horwood Farm Family Market with over 200 stalls to discover. Sometimes the simple things in life mean more than most of us think. For more information on this event visit here!

The Color Purple – The Musical

This event is more appropriate for older daughters, so if your teen is into theatre, surprise her with tickets to see The Color Purple – The Musical. Based on the moving novel by Alice Walker, this play will make you ugly-cry, laugh and leave you talking all the way home. For more information on this event click here!

The Colour Purple - The Musical

Ugly Cry Night: Legends Of The Fall

Thank goodness The Bioscope introduced their Ugly Cry Nights for all of us who appreciate a good sob. And what better movie to ugly cry to than the Legends Of The Fall? Well, then, moms and daughters it’s time for you to head to Maboneng for a girl's night. For more information on this event click here!

Spring High Tea At Palazzo

High teas are always a great idea for mom and daughter dates, where conversations flow with pinkies up in the air. Growing up, our grandmothers always made us make tea when people visited, and we didn't understand then why people sat around chatting over tea. Now that we're older, we understand that tea is the root of a great conversation. Let your daughters in on the secret with this special treat. Click here for more information. If you are looking for more high tea spots around the city, check out our Where To Indulge In A High Tea In The City piece.

Learning How To Bake With The Baking Shed

Whether it's licking the batter bowl together or having a flour fight, baking is a great way to bond with your daughter. To inspire your child to be creative in the kitchen, consider calling The Baking Shed for some fun baking classes. This also helps with team building and getting to know each other. It's easy, check it out here!

Paint Nite

You might be raising a young Picasso and all they need is that inspiration to find their artistic instinct. It's never too late or too early to allow your kids to explore their artistic side, so expose them to something creative and join them in the process! Paint Nite offers private events for families and friends, so get in touch with them for an extra-special mom and daughter outing. Click here for more information.

PaintNite

Fun Hobbies For Mom And Daughter

A simple day out with mom can also mean staying at home in your PJs and doing something cool like scrapbooking, model building or getting stuck into some decoupage. Sound like fun? A simple date would mean going to a hobby store and getting all the things you need for your time together, and we've got a list of where to start: Check it!

Manis, Pedis, Hair Galore. So Cute!

All girls need a little time away to get pampered – even the young ones. There are a few salons and spas offering tween and teen packages with mom, however, our overall favourite is Life Day Spa Kids, because they also have kids party packages.

Manis, Pedis, Hair Galore, So Cute!

Art Jamming

To close this list off, we had to throw in Art Jamming. This is an absolute win for the kids, in our opinion. For some art motivation, you will be so happy you brought them here. For more information on their offering click here!

And we're out ✌️.....

Tell us if you've tried any of these, or tell us about more mom and daughter date ideas 😉

The University of Johannesburg is ranked number five in South Africa's best universities' category. It is also ranked 601-650 in the world, and 63rd among all BRICS universities. Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) prides itself on sharing the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries.

The university is also known for producing quality education, having produced influential alumni, many of whom talk about the inspiration they felt, as well as the support to grow and flourish, while they were students.

Study University Johannesburg

Their 6 Strategic Objectives

At the University of Johannesburg, you'll have the independence to experience the student life you've dreamt of, and access to the best resources to help you achieve excellence in whatever field of study you've chosen to embark on.

UJ has four campuses:

Faculties at UJ

  1. College of Business & Economics
  2. Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
  3. Faculty of Education
  4. Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
  5. Faculty of Health Sciences
  6. Faculty of Humanities
  7. Faculty of Law
  8. Faculty of Science

Open Day

This is a really exciting experience for all prospective students who would like to become part of the UJ family. Every year the university opens its doors to learners, parents and teachers to come and explore all that they have to offer, in the form of Subject Choice Seminars and UJ Open Days for Grade 12s. These give learners the opportunity to understand what each faculty at UJ is about, as well as what each course/programme offers, which helps with the decision-making process.

To make a booking to attend Open Day click here! For group and individual bookings for Open Day visit their website to register.

Open Day UJ

Student Accommodation

To get the full student experience one must build relationships with fellow students outside of campus grounds, and there's no better way to do this than by living in res! For more information on the residences that are available at each campus, click here! So, are you ready to apply?

UJ Accomodation

Apply at University of Johannesburg

If you're looking to apply to study at UJ, click on the relevant link below:

I have to admit, I found out about Joziburg Lane at No. One Eloff, because I was actually lost. I became intrigued at how beautiful it is (don't worry I found my way home). That's the best part of getting lost — you end up discovering amazing places. Joziburg is part of the No. One Eloff building near Gandhi Square and here you get to experience a vibey market, food hall, deli, shops, restaurants, bars and art studios.

Joziburg

Joziburg Lane exudes African confidence where simple African items are transformed into art. For example on entering you're welcomed by an array of checkered Shangaan bags. This place is a huge tourist attraction and not only because it's Instagram-worthy. With a unique aesthetic and atmosphere, when night falls, Joziburg Lane takes on a new life.

Explore JoziBurg No One Eloff

Where To Eat

We highly recommend that you try the street food on offer — we tried it for you and we loved it. Like burgers? We thought as much. Check out The B-Spot for some amazing burgers and great beer to wash all that yumminess down. They pride themselves with serving the best in the business that will leave you wanting seconds. This is the ideal spot to just hang out with friends and catch up.

What To Do

If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, we highly recommend you visit Dorkay, a rooftop bar and venue. It lets you look at the city with new eyes — from up above. This is the perfect spot if you want to host a party, wedding or any other event. Dorkay is also known for hosting the Feel Good Series event, Kulture Fashion Spaces and Magents Launch.

Dorkay

 

Joziburg Lane hosts one of the biggest markets, the BrownSense Market, and artistic events like A 1000 Drawings and art exhibitions. The vision is to give young and old an opportunity to showcase their businesses and attract more people to this wonderful space. There’s also the Joziburg Deli, selling local artisanal produce, giving you the best in home-made jams, relishes and farmhouse cheeses.

JoziBurg

Staying At Joziburg Lane

The other highlight about this space is the stylish lofts available to rent. They are modern and designed for young professionals who love the convenience of having access to food, shopping and entertainment all in one place. So, are you sold yet?

From their Instagram (price was correct at the time. Check with them directly for new pricing):

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Human Rights Festival

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019.

Here is something even more exciting and worth looking forward to on this special day. The Constitutional Hill Human Rights Festival is super proud to present their second edition of The Human Rights Festival. And where else could this amazing event be held other than at Con Hill? The Human Rights Festival is one of the signature events at Constitution Hill to uphold our culture of human rights. This year’s Human Rights Festival coincides with South Africa celebrating 25 Years of Democracy as well as the 70th Year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . See you there!

Copper Bar Human Rights Day

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 15:00 - 23:55.

On this Human Rights Day, make sure you join in at Copper Bar Human Rights Day in Bryanston as they celebrate this day Joburg style. This place has an amazing view and an amazing menu. It is an intimate and elegant rooftop experience allowing you to hide away from the hustle and bustle of city life. So, make sure you bring your friends to do so you need to get your hands on those tickets. Tickets are R50 per person, get yours here! Also visit this Facebook page for more information.

Copper Bar Human Rights Day

Beefcakes Human Rights Gay

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 19:00 - 22:00

Beefcakes is always fun and the vibe you are looking for is nowhere else but here! On any given evening, Beefcakes offers a variety of live entertainment acts, themed nights and fabulous events to tickle the fancy of just about anyone with a pulse. So, if you are looking for something out of the norm to do this Human's Right Day, this is just where you need to be. They say everyone has the right to be gay on this day and any other day, so let's go be just that!. I'm ready I don't know about you. Visit this Facebook page for more information.

JHB Culinary and Pastry School Market/Open Day

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM

We all know the best way to celebrate any holiday in Mzansi is through mouthwatering, amazing and lekker food. We also believe you will love this event because there is going to be plenty to feast on, oh yeah bring your appetites this Human's Rights Day. All of these prepared by their own culinary and pastry students. See you there, check it!

Safari & Secret Underground Dinners

Date: Friday, 22 March 2019 at 19:00 - 23:00.

This event is not happening on the 21st of March, but still worth going to to celebrate the Human's Right's Day weekend. Zwipi is one of our favourite underground bar and restaurant and we love their events because they always host epic events. So, without furthermore to do make sure you join in on this Safari Dining experience. This place is also said to give you an unforgettable experience of delectable foods and drinks in two of the most astonishing Johannesburg inner-city spaces, which are both located at the Thunder Walker on Gandhi Square. Bookings cost R595 per person, including paired drinks, city tour and a three course meal.

Human Rights Debate

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 15:00 - 17:00.

Are you into debating and talking about the things that matter? Well then, you're in for a treat because this event gives you just that and more. Gather your friends and head to Apartheid Museum, they will be hosting a dialogue entitled The Black Body: still a site of oppression. So, will you be joining this Human Rights Debate?

Human Rights Day

An Audience With Imogen Heap

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00.

Guess who is coming to town! No it's not Santa guys it's still too early for him to pay us a visit, plus we're still taking down the Christmas decorations. Imogen Heap is the one coming, exciting right! We think so too. Heavy Chef is very thrilled to announce that they have added a very special evening to Imogen's tour together with the crazy awesome people at Victoria Yards for Ms. Heaps' intimate, impromptu performance. Imogen will be telling her own story, playing a selection of stripped-down songs, engaging with the audience and expounding her views on creative entrepreneurship, technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrency and the music industry at large. See you there, click here to find out more on the event.

Colour My Pride

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 13:00 - 17:00.

We told you the weekend is about to get amazing right. We strongly believe in rights for all and that is what this month and every other month is South Africa should stand for. Colour My Pride is a safe space, colour run and picnic created for the awareness of Human Rights as the LGBTQ community. Donation drive through will also be there. Please come with any of these; sanitary pads, bathing soap or toothpaste. Come give without expectations and make sure you have fun while at it.

Ponte Challenge

Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 19:00 - 10:00.

Fitness is always something to look forward to, think about it as your goal to feel and look good. You'll be doing your health a favour, so be sure to join in for this first ever Ponte Challenge of the year. You will be tackling 900 stairs from the core of Ponte Tower up to the top floor (54), yes guys 54 floors. You can do it right?

Migrant Cuisines Tasting Tour

Date: Saturday, 23 March 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Migrant Cusines Tasting Tour is Joburgplaces' signature experience. Knowing that Joburg is the city of migrants allowing us to embrace diversity, which is why we are always looking forward to venturing to other cultures with our taste buds. This Human's Right's Day we are celebrating with dishes that bring people together. The menu is made up of Chinese, Cape Malay, Mozambican, Zimbabwean, Syrian and Indian cuisine. Guests also enjoy two paired drink tasters with the meal (one a beer and the other coffee liquor). Guests can buy other drinks on the tour too. Visit here!

Sharpeville Food Festival

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 12:00.

In the spirit of Human Rights Day, make sure you head to the Sharpeville Food Festival at the George Thabe Stadium. There will be a variety of food available (about 20 food stalls), as well as drinks and music (from 15 local artists and an international surprise music act). Not to mention a kiddies' corner and helicopter rides on the day. If this sounds like a jol, then grab your tickets for R100 - R350 per person, grab your mates and commemorate Human Rights Day in style!

Sharpeville Food Festival

Kids School Holiday Activities

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 09:00 - 16:00.

Don't panic mom and dad, breathe we've got you covered for this public holiday. We know public holidays are pretty scary sometimes especially if you are a parent, so to help you out we thought you'd love to keep the kids occupied even if they won't be going to school. Bring them to this Kids School Holiday Activities and get them to enjoy free activities. They have Sandart, Lego, fun games and a NEW cookie decorating station! Their favourite clown, Kallie will be there to keep the laughs going between 14:00 – 15:00 on Sundays.

 

Where will you be celebrating the day? Comment down below!

Discovery Head Office Canteen – Sandton

Have you ever been to the Discovery head office on Alice Lane in Sandton? If not, now you have a reason to visit it. As you walk in the through the main entrance, turn right and walk past the CNA (yes, Discovery has a CNA in their head office), and head towards the tonnes of people dining. Yup. The Discovery head office canteen is open to the public. The canteen serves fast food, deli sandwiches, a buffet and general canteen food. The portions are huge and the prices super cheap. We've only ever had good food there. The canteen also serves coffee, tea and other hot and cold drinks. Don't expect gourmet dining, just decent food on the cheap.

Details: 155 West St, Sandown, Sandton, 2146

Bikaner – Linden

We have written about this place for quite some time now, so it's only natural for Bikaner in Linden to make it onto this list. Fancy some good North Indian food on the cheap? Look no further than the foodie suburb of Linden for your spicy fix. The best way to visit Bikaner would be to go in a big group and order four or five different curries with garlic and butter naan for everyone to share.

Details: 37 4th Ave & 7th St, Linden, Johannesburg, 2104

Escape Room – Dunkeld West

Are you ready to be transported to another time and place? Of course you are!  Joburg's first puzzle room can be found at the Dunkeld West Centre, right above the cycle shop. Grab your friends, family or co-workers and enjoy the experience of an escape room. There are two rooms to choose from and team work is key. Try and beat the clock as you race to free your team. It's loads of fun and great for team building – we'd know.

Details: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Bompas Road, Jan Smuts Ave, Randburg, 2196

Hing Long Chinese Supermarket – Ferndale

Carreira Centre in Ferndale is a very popular fresh produce stop in town. The centre boasts a green grocer, a butcher and the most amazing little Chinese super market called Hing Long. The shop is filled with an array of Asian cooking goods and kitchen utensils. You’ll find noodles, rice and boa buns to name a few. If you're looking for a sticky cooking sauce, then this spot is the place for you. And if you're looking to stock up on dumplings, spring rolls, wontons and steamed buns, Hing Long has them (and more!).

Details: 252 Carreira Centre, corner Pine and Republic Roads, Ferndale

Star Hair & Beauty – Ferndale

For a quarter of the price of a normal haircut at a fancy barber shop, you can get the latest chops and changes done to your mop at Stair Hair & Beauty. Ladies can get their threading on, dudes can get a shave for super cheap. The barber/salon is run by a handful of super-friendly guys who play Bollywood music on full blast and like to laugh. The service is professional and the vibe is chilled... if that's what you're looking for.

Details: Canterbury Crossing, 9 Hunter St, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194

By Shawn Greyling

Wozobona Cultural House

Putu pap and chuck: that's what Wozobona Cultural House is all about. Come and experience the real Soweto! Wozobona Cultural House is dedicated to the memory of the struggle for democracy and the heroes of that time. Situated at 976 Phiela street, Orlando East, it speaks of all things authentic.

Soweto Theatre

Housed in one of the sexiest buildings in the province, the Soweto Theatre hosts some of the best live acts and theatre productions around. The grounds offer a panoramic view of Soweto itself and the building boasts a museum which showcases the history of this historic township.

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

Explore the world of Zulu shaman and historian, Credo Mutwa, through his cultural village. This fascinating and eerie place features a number of traditional and strange sculptures. As instructed by Credo Mutwa himself, entry into the village is free of charge. Be sure to bring your camera – it is one for the books! Gather your clan and step into the world of the man who predicted many of the world's tragedies.

Chaf Pozi

Mzanzi style... that's what's going on at Chaf Pozi. Mention this place to a local and you're sure to see them smile from ear to ear, exclaiming, "Duuuuuuude, that place is awesome!" Cold beer and hot coals, lekker steak, live music and big-screen sports for big days. Chaf offers a great view of the Orlando Towers and has that authentic vibe we all love so much. It's the best excuse to explore Soweto.

By Shawn Greyling

Have you been to any of these spots in Soweto? Let us know in the comments section below. Sharing is caring so show this to a buddy and organise a trip to Jozi's hotspot. 

Is there anything better on a mid-Saturday morning than a good plate of eggs Benedict and a refreshing Bloody Mary? We didn’t think so! Brunch is a saving grace – it doesn’t happen too early, it offers just the right amount of indulgence, and it’s a social event that almost everyone enjoys. We’ve rounded up our favourite go-to brunch spots in Jozi that are sure to satisfy nearly every craving in the book – happy feasting!

The Whippet Coffee

The well-loved spot that is The Whippet Coffee is one of our city’s trendiest brunch destinations. Visitors rave about their speciality teas and coffee and handcrafted foods – and for good reason! Let’s just say that we're yet to have a disappointing meal here. On the menu, you’ll find drool-worthy brunch options, including a Crispy Bacon Croissant, Breakfast Burrito, Eggs Benedict and Fresh Papaya Bowl. Accompany your dish of choice with their Wake Shake or Crème Brulee Latte and you’re all set for a downright delectable meal, which you can enjoy in the beautifully decorated indoor section or at a table under the trees outside. Just be sure to arrive extra early to secure yourself a table.

Where: 34 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.

Café de la Créme 

Our favourite brunch spot in Melville is Café de la Créme – by far. This French-styled bakery and cafe show off a light-meal menu offering bread, cakes, pastries, wraps, a variety of Turkish- and Greek-inspired sandwiches, moussaka and meat dishes for lunch and dinner. Set on the corner of 7th and 4th, this bakery is a great spot to indulge in a quick lunch or quiet coffee. One side of the restaurant serves amazing confectionery, while the other half is a tea room-style cafe.

 

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LEFT: The Summer Seed Scrambled at The Whippet Coffee. RIGHT: The Egg Basket at Nice on 4th.

Urban Angel Café 

Tucked away in a rather unassuming office park is a magical brunch spot that goes by the name of Urban Angel Café. Here, you’re spoilt for choice with a number of tantalising brunch options on the menu, including their Cauliflower Rosti, Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Flapjacks served with raw honey and freshly baked banana bread served with mascarpone cream cheese icing. If you’re a juicing junkie, you’ll also be glad to know that their raw juices, as well as smoothies, are just as enjoyable as everything else. They offer up everything from an alkalising green juice to a classic beet juice. As far as the smoothies are concerned, the Raw Chocolate Smoothie is love at first sip.

Where: Boskruin Office Park, corner President Fouche Drive & Hawken Road, Boskruin, Johannesburg.

Nice on 4th

While the cutesy little spot that is Nice on 4th has lunch and dinner menus that are sure to wow you, what they’re best known for are their signature baskets, which make for the most delightful brunch. The most popular by far is the Egg Basket, which features two baskets made out of toast, which is then filled with poached eggs and crispy bacon and topped with a spicy tomato relish. Feel like really treating yourself? Then you may want to opt for the Salmon Basket instead which is the perfect combination of scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, relish and chives – best enjoyed with a freshly squeezed watermelon juice.

Where: 37 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Crème Brulee Latte at The Whippet Coffee. RIGHT: The Bacon Eggs Benedict also at The Whippet Coffee.

Belle's Patisserie

An award-winning spot, Belle's Patisserie is a stylish little patisserie that’s just fabulous for enjoying brunch with the girls or that someone special. Their mouthwatering menu consists of some seriously indulgent brunch offerings, from an Open Salmon Omelette to their signature Bellisima Flapjack Stack. If you’re Banting, you’ll be relieved to know that they also offer options catering to your diet, such as their Crustless Quiche and Cauliflower Wrap. Pair your meal of choice with a cup of their delicious coffee, and you’re all set for a very memorable brunch! Oh, and don’t forget to end your meal off on a sweet note with one of their Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes – they’re simply to-die-for.

Where: Shop 16, BluBird Shopping Centre, corner of Atholl-Oaklands Road & Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Gia's on Montrose

Situated on the stunning Montrose Nursery property, Gia’s On Montrose is a lovely al fresco spot that’s perfect for indulging in a leisurely lunch. And the best part? It’s just outside the buzzing Sandton CBD. On the menu, you’ll find a number of creative options to pick from, including the Deluxe Breakfast Croissant, which is filled with an egg, bacon, rocket, mushrooms, tomato, Parmesan shavings and a balsamic reduction, as well as the Danny De Vito Breakfast, which consists of one egg, beef or pork sausage, grilled rosemary, mushrooms, tomato and a slice of toast. Plus, their Fresh Fruit Shakes make the perfect accompaniment to any of their tasty dishes.

Where: 66B South Road, Morningside, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Cheese & Tomato Tramezzini at Gia's On Montrose. RIGHT: The Buttermilk Crumpets at The Fat Zebra.

The Fat Zebra

Another brunch hotspot that’s located in the up-and-coming vicinity of Linden is the sexy café known by the name of The Fat Zebra. At this stylish spot, you can treat yourself to their Buttermilk Crumpets stacked with crispy bacon, crème fraîche, seasonal berries, toasted almonds and syrup, which just so happen to be some of the very best crumpets in town. If something savoury is more up your alley, we recommend The Full Monty, or the Eggs 'Ben-Addicted'. The Fat Zebra is also an ideal spot to hit up after a big night out, especially with their hangover breakfast offering known as The Babalaas, which is their take on a toasted sarmie, filled with bacon or macon and egg, topped with ham, cheese and grated Parmesan, with crisps and a shot of cream soda on the side.

Where: 71 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Secret Tea Garden 

Another scenic outdoor option, The Secret Tea Garden boasts a gorgeous garden setting as well as some delectable brunch options to pick from. The menu is simple and straightforward, but at the same time sure to satisfy whatever kind of craving you’re harbouring. Try out their Secret Bite open sandwich, which boasts sweet chilli chicken breast on rye or health toast, topped with lettuce, fried onion, avocado and feta, or their tasty Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Cheese Tramezzini. Just be sure to save space for a slice of their signature Chocolate Chiffon or Bar One cake afterwards – it’s something you won’t want to miss out on. What’s a brunch without a sweet ending anyway, right?

Where: Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, 16B Penguin Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Michelle's Treat Open Sandwich at The Secret Tea Garden. RIGHT: The English Elegance Breakfast at La Vie En Rose.

Salvation Café

Serving up the very best sweet, savoury and healthy breakfasts, Salvation Café is a morning heaven of note. Their extensive menu offers visitors a whole host of different morning entrées, such as a Breakfast Burrito filled with organic sausage, scrambled eggs, spring onion, jalapeno, sour cream, cheese, tomato salsa, guacamole and fresh coriander, or a Garden Wrap stuffed with carrot, beans, cucumber, halloumi, sundried tomato pesto, olives and avocado. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to try out their fantastic French Toast topped with fresh fruit instead. The best day to pay this beautiful courtyard spot a visit has got to be a Saturday when 44 Stanley is at its busiest.

Where: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg.

La Vie En Rose 

The enthralling garden restaurant that is La Vie En Rose is the perfect place to enjoy the best meal of the day in a lovely, laid-back atmosphere. On their menu, you’ll find some sublime options to choose from, ranging from basics like avocado toast and waffle, to more creative dishes like the English Elegance and the September Morn. If you arrive feeling extra peckish, try their Blushing Beauty Sandwich, which is filled with Norwegian smoked salmon, cream cheese, Spanish onion and avocado, or the Rising Star Wrap, which is a vegetarian-friendly option consisting of crispy Moroccan brinjal and Danish feta, dressed with fresh mint, basil, Spanish onions and tangy lime zest. Then, finish off your meal with a plate of their New York Style Baked Cheesecake or French Macarons.

Where: 60 5th Street (Killarney Country Club), Johannesburg.

By Candice May

Know of other great brunch hotspots not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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.

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