Entries are now open for the FNB Run Your City Series, SA’s trio of iconic mass participation road races that include the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.
The FNB Run Your City Series encourages runners of all ages and walks of life to celebrate the magnificent city in which each event is hosted. Each route highlights iconic landmarks and boast magnificent views while featuring lively performances from local performing arts groups.
“The FNB Run Your City Series is synonymous with fantastic routes, local and international competition, an impressive prize purse, new records, personal bests, vibrant route entertainment, spectacular sponsor activations, an energetic atmosphere and so much more,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.
“We have an exciting list of innovations that are guaranteed to further elevate the runner’s experience in 2020. We can’t wait to get the 2020 FNB ‘Run Your City Series’ started and look forward to welcoming runners to the start line in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, ready for a memorable road running experience like no other.”
Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at FNB adds, “FNB has been involved in the FNB Run Your City Series from 2015. It is a great privilege to see how the FNB Run your City Series has grown to become one of the best family events that South Africa has to offer. We are proud to be part of this wellness series and would like to encourage everyone to partake in this much anticipated series. Make your wellness a priority in 2020 and join us for one or all of the races this year.”
If you're one of the early birds that registers before Tuesday, 31 March 2020, you'll stand the chance of winning a R5 000 Totalsports gift voucher at the FNB Run Your City Series (at either the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN; the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN; and/or the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN). Click here to enter now.
For more information about the FNB Run Your City series, visit www.runyourcityseries.com.
Join the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation for a guided tour of the newly opened Javett-UP Art Centre at the University of Pretoria. This world-class art centre houses a vast collection of ancient and modern African art, including the Javett Family collection of South African modern art, priceless pieces from the Mapungubwe Gold Collection and AngloGold’s Barbier-Mueller Collection of golden items from West Africa. Come and explore the art of Africa, past and present, guided by Wilhelm van Rensburg from Strauss & Co, author David Fleminger and Dawn Roland from the Javett-UP Centre.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 from 09:00 - 13:30.
The JHF bus will leave Joburg from the Sunnyside Park Hotel (Princess of Wales Terrace, Cnr Carse O Gowrie &, Sunnyside Drive, Parktown, Johannesburg).
Tickets cost R300 for members, and R350 for non-members. Book yours here.
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In 1936, Johannesburg turned 50 years old. To celebrate this jubilee, the City hosted the Empire Exhibition. Held at Milner Park showgrounds, the Exhibition ran from September 1936 to January 1937 and attracted 2 million visitors.
Explore the meaning and legacy of the Empire Exhibition via visual material of the time presented by Prof. Katherine Munro at WITS University this February. Right at the site of the iconic Milner Park Tower of Light, this is a must for history buffs. Don't miss it!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 from 14:00-16:00
The Tower of Light, WITS University, West Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tickets cost R100 per person. Book yours at [email protected]
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In the 1930s, Johannesburg rose up from its foundations to become a world-class city in the midst of a world depression. In the building boom that followed the abandonment of the gold standard, the city developed its distinct art deco facade, which today survives in the most unlikely spaces of the central city.
The 'Englishness' of the 1920s was eclipsed by the new modernism emanating from the United States: ziggurats rising into the New York skyline; rounded, streamline shapes from the fetish speed objects of the 1930s; projecting horizontal motifs and chevron friezes.
The pre-eminent architects of the period, JC Cook & Cowen and Obel & Obel, intoxicated by what they had seen and learned on visits to the great metropolises of the United States, competed with each other to design buildings that were taller, more luxurious and more startling in their decorative details.
Explore their legacy in a tour that encompasses Astor Mansions, Castle Mansions, Anstey’s, Manners Mansions, Dorchester Mansions, Dunvegan Chambers and other great art deco masterpieces. This is not to be missed, so get your tickets as soon as possible!
Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 14:00 - 17:00.
Starting point: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R300 for members and R350 for non-members. Book yours here.
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The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation invite you to join them on a walking tour of the grand Glenshiel mansion in Westcliff. In 1908, Sir William and Lady Dalrymple commissioned Herbert Baker to design a home high on the Westcliff ridge. Baker and his partner Fleming’s response was Glenshiel, an imposing butterfly-wing residence. With palatial stables, a swimming pool and tennis courts, this home was the first of its kind.
Come and admire the interior wood panelling, the grand hall and the beautiful rose garden at Glenshiel Mansion. The tour starts at the Ridge School (originally the Woolsack and home of Sir Aubrey Woolls-Sampson) which has fine views south, and then proceeds to Glenshiel. You will also hear about the Schumacher residence and Pallinghurst, now the Hope School, from a vantage point on the hill overlooking views down towards Zoo Lake. The tour party will then proceed to The Stables, a house which has evolved with time from housing horses to some much more distinguished residence.
Don't miss this journey back in time. There are a maximum of 50 spaces available on the tour, so book your tickets as soon as possible!
Sunday, 20 October 2019 from 10:00-13:00.
The Ridge School, 26 Woolston Road, Westcliff, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R100 for members and R170 for non-members. Book yours by contacting the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation on 011 482 3349 or via email at [email protected]
Victoria Yards is an artists haven, situated on the outskirts of the bustling inner city. The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation invite you to join them for a tour of this mixed-use urban development. The tour not only explores the past and future of Victoria Yards, but also the historic urban fabric that surrounds it. After the tour, explore the many artists studios on the premises. Or, pop into Foakes Coffee Bar and Roastery for a delicious cuppa and a gourmet sandwich. For those of you looking for a more hearty meal to restore your energy after the walk, visit The Fish & Chip Shop for their uniquely South African take on the classic British dish. The walk will last approximately two hours, so be sure to pack a few bottles of water and some snacks to take along with you.
Sunday, 5 May 2019 at 10:00 - 12:00.
Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg - the tour starts on the Viljoen Street pavement, next to the Fish and Chips Shop.
Tickets cost R100 for members of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and R170 for non-members.
Book your tickets online at Computicket.
Contact the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation on 011 482 3349 or via email at [email protected]
What Is It?
Travel back in time and follow the tale of rags to riches, hard work and the comforts that were enjoyed by the privileged few in the ramshackle colonial outpost of Johannesburg. Thomas Cullinan arrived in the city in 1887, as a humble bricklayer, but by 1896 he was able to build The View, a fabulous statement of wealth on the Parktown Ridge. This spectacular has been beautifully restored and is definitely worth a visit! Mansion tourists will thoroughly enjoy the rich and breathtaking detail and ornamentation and the the interiors, which has been heightened by the regalia and history of the Transvaal Scottish.
Explore the house with your friendly guides, David Gurney and Monique Jefferson McDonald, and be enthralled by the story of the Cullinans and their history while also learning about domestic life in Victorian and Edwardian Johannesburg. Another highlight of this experience will be enjoying a spot of tea and some fluffy scones served in such grand surroundings.
When Is It?
Sunday, 10 March 2019 from 14:00 - 16:00.
Where Is It?
The View, 23 Ridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
R170 per person for members of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (click here to find out how to become a member) and R240 per person for non-members, both includes tea and scones.
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Please note: The tour is limited to 40 tourists max. To avoid disappointment, book in advance.
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