What Is It?

Shoppers heading to Northgate Shopping Centre between 30 March – 15 April 2021 will be enticed with a lovely treat this April! The Easter Holidays Token Hunt will get visitors to enjoy the fun of shopping, while collecting tokens to redeem for amazing prizes. These digital currencies called tokens will add value to the hunt’s participant’s shopping experience while visiting Northgate.

How to enter? It’s simple! ‘Hunters’ will need to check-in at Northgate and download the Token Hunt App to participate. For more information, shoppers can enquire at the Token Hunt info kiosk, located near Truworths during the following times:

Join in the thrills of the Easter Holiday Token Hunt to stand the chance of redeeming super cool prizes, including e-wallets, grocery vouchers, airtime vouchers, Macbooks, fuel vouchers and much more!


When Is It?

The Token Hunt will take place from Tuesday, 30 March 2021 – Thursday, 15 April 2021.

Where Is It?

Visit and check in at Northgate Shopping Centre to partake in the Token Hunt!

You can find Northgate Shopping Centre at corner of Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry to the Token Hunt Is FREE! 


For More Information

For more information about Northgate Shopping Centre, visit www.northgate.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 794 1687 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with the latest offers, news and information.

Spend & Win!

What can be more rewarding than a shopping experience complete with ample opportunities to WIN? Nothing! So, to be in the running to shop and win, be sure to visit Northgate Shopping Centre and enter their Spend & WIN Competition.

Shop smart this Festive Season and get a great start to the new year! Spend R150 or more at any Northgate Shopping Centre store, answer a simple question on their website, hit the 'ENTER' button when you're done filling in the form and you'll be in the running to stand a chance to WIN one of 5 Big Boy Scooters bi-weekly from 23 November 2020 to 30 January 2021.

It’s simple, you can enter anytime and anywhere, on-the-go or even in the comfort of your own home or office. Simply login on www.northgate.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about Northgate Shopping Centre, visit www.northgate.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 794 1687 or [email protected]

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with the latest offers, news and information.

You can find Northgate Shopping Centre at corner of Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Northgate Scooter Competition

Get Into The Festive Spirit At The CPS Warehouse!

Since Christmas is just a few short weeks away, it’s time to make your space or event as festive and jolly as possible with plenty of tinsel, baubles, Christmas lights and more. And for all of your décor needs, you just need to head to Northlands Deco Park and visit The CPS Warehouse. This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store, founded in 2008, offering the largest collection of Christmas décor in South Africa.

CPS Warehouse Xmas
Their extensive range of Christmas décor and lighting items include:

CPS Warehouse Xmas
Visiting the showroom and retail store is always an enjoyable, inspiring experience – you will be blown away by the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you’re looking for some creative ideas to add to your décor setup. Since Christmas is practically here, they’ve extended their trading hours as follows: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 – 17:00 and Sunday from 09:00 – 13:00.

If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, their fully functional e-commerce website offers the full range of products available in their showroom. Visit www.thecpswarehouse.co.za to take a gander at what they have on offer and fill your cart.

There’s currently an exciting online delivery promotion: A flat delivery fee of just R100 and FREE delivery for orders over R2 000.

CPS Warehouse Xmas

For More Information

For more information about The CPS Warehouse and have they have to offer, visit their website and online store at www.thecpswarehouse.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 704 7006 and [email protected].

You can find their retailstore and showroom at Northlands Deco Park, Newmarket Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for plenty of inspiration, deals, specials and news.

CPS Warehouse

What Is It? 

Don't miss the biggest sale of the year! With over 90 stores participating, 4 890 FREE parking bays and extended shopping hours, you will certainly be spoilt for choice with plenty of  massive discounts this Black Friday weekend on: groceries and food; fashion and accessories; furniture and décor; electronics and gadgets; and much more.

Worry less about the crowds and remember your shopping list! For your safety, the centre’s social distancing officers will monitor and manage access control at main entrances to ensure efficient queue control.

Pause and enjoy great entertainment at The Ice Rink with more than 50% off ice-skating this Black Friday, 27 November 2020! Or let the kids have some carefree fun play at the centre’s indoors play area located at Entrance 8. Why shop on an empty stomach? Grab a chair at the Food Court and enjoy a mouth-watering meal from your favourite outlet.

Mask up and sanitise, keep to social distancing requirements and shop away, safely.

Northgate Black Friday 2020

When Is It?

From Friday 27 November 2020 to Saturday 28 November 2020 between 07:00 and 19:00 daily. 

Where Is It?

Northgate Shopping Centre, 21 Northumberland Avenue, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Northgate Shopping Centre and their Black Friday Fever Weekend, visit www.northgate.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 794 1687 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about their Black Friday specials and your favourite store’s trading arrangements.

Northgate Black Friday 2020

The CPS Warehouse

Decorate your home like a pro with some help from The CPS Warehouse! This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store offering the largest collection of holiday décor in the country. Visit their showroom in Northriding and enjoy the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you’re looking for some creative ideas to add to your Christmas décor setup. Here, you'll find wreaths and garlands, pre-designed Christmas trees, crackers and snow globes, baubles and hanging decorations, figurines and inflatables, dress up goodies and much more. Click here to see what else they have in store.

Christmas Events With Kids

Santa's Warehouse

Get into the festive spirit and shop for all your Christmas décor needs at South Africa’s biggest year-round Christmas store, Santa's Warehouse. This spot can easily be mistaken as the Santa's North Pole workshop in the middle of Pretoria East! Here, it's Christmas every single day of the year. The showroom offers shoppers a fascinating selection of festive décor – think garden decorations, gorgeous Christmas lights, Santa suits and stockings, cheerful wreaths and garlands, snow spray and stencils, and so much more! Visit their warehouse in Shere, Pretoria, or simply shop at their online store.

Christmas fair

The Crazy Store

Looking to shop for Christmas décor without busting the bank? then be sure to visit The Crazy Store for all of your festive season decorations. You're sure to find everything you need here, from Christmas trees and all the shiny and dangly decorations needed to make it look super festive to fun dress up goodies, wrapping paper and gift bags, LED Christmas lights, crackers, stockings and much more. You can visit your nearest Crazy Store or simply hop onto the internet and shop at their online store.



Don't have time to physically visit a store and shop for your Christmas season décor? Not a problem! Just visit Takealot.com and shop for all of your Christmas tree decorations, LED lights, festive dress up items, sparkly tinsel, Elf on the Shelf dolls and more, all online and have it delivered right to your door. See, Christmas shopping doesn't need to be time consuming!

Christmas Markets

Click here for more Christmas thrills in Johannesburg.

Whether you're looking to do some grocery shopping, eager to catch the latest blockbusters on the big screen or simply just want to treat the family to a fun day out filled with arcade games and ice skating, Northgate Shopping Centre is just the place, offering a convenient and safe environment for all ages. Over the years, Northgate has become a one-stop retail, entertainment and dining experience that's sure to delight. Take a stroll through their wide selection of stores and spoil yourself with something special, grab a seat at one of their lovely restaurants, and maybe even spend the afternoon finding your skating legs at the ice arena. There's something for everyone at Northgate Shopping Centre.

For more malls in Johannesburg, click here to take a look at our shopping guide to the city!

What Are You Looking For?

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You'll be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of stores available at Northgate Shopping Centre. Their selection of stores offer shoppers plenty of products, services and spoils, ranging from audio and electronic, clothing and footwear, health and beauty to home and décor, art, specialty, sport and outdoor, kiddies fashion and so much more! You're bound to find everything you're looking for within Northgate's 90 000m² retail space. A few stores operating within the centre includes Sportscene, Verimark, The Crazy Store, Party City, Baby City, American Swiss, Sheet Street, Perfect 10 Salon, Rage, Queenspark, Lovisa and Edgars.

Explore Shopping at Northgate Shopping Centre.

Northgate Shopping Centre Cotton On

Image from Northgate Shopping Centre.


Feeling peckish during your shopping spree? Or would like to sit down with the family and enjoy a meal together? Whatever you're looking for when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, Northgate is sure to have just the thing. From fast food joints and firm family favourites to everything else in between, there's a variety of flavours, cuisines and delights for you to choose from. Take your pick from Wimpy, Burger King, McDonald's, Spur, Mugg & Bean, Mochacho's, and many more.

Explore Restaurants at Northgate Shopping Centre



Other than the interesting stores and delicious restaurants Northgate has to offer, they also boast a couple attractions and entertainment activities throughout the centre. Everyone knows and loves visiting the Northgate Ice Arena, directly across from the Dakota Spur. Choose either the day or night session, hire a pair of skaters (or bring your own) and find your skating legs after a few laps around the ice rink. And just a short stroll away from the ice arena is the Fantasia Arcade Centre, where both young and old can play on classic arcade game machines and even try out the newer and flashier game machines. And let's not forget to mention the state-of-the-art Ticketpro Dome, located right next to the centre. This venue houses some of the country's biggest expos, concerts and performances.

Explore Attractions at Northgate Shopping Centre.

The Ice Rink Northgate


When it comes to movies, Northgate boasts having the only Century Cinemax cinema in the country. Here, visitors can expect to catch the latest blockbusters with impressive state-of-the-art sound and picture for an amazing movie experience. The cinema viewing experience with Century Cinemax is like no other in the country! There's sure to be a movie for everyone, whether you're in the mood for a thrilling animated adventure or something jam-packed with adrenaline that'll have you sitting on the very edge of your seat.

Explore Movies at Northgate Shopping Centre.

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Northgate also offers their shoppers with facilities and services that'll ensure an easy and convenient shopping experience every time you visit the centre. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to finding the perfect gift for someone special, why not visit one of their many stores and purchase a gift card? There are no centre gift cards available, but various tenants do offer this option for their store. The Northgate Recycling Centre situated outside Entrance 4 allows visitors to various bins that encourage reducing our waste, reusing where we can and recycling for a greener planet! Also, located at Entrance 8 next to Cotton On is an Indoor Play Area where shoppers can catch their breath and let the kids have some fun.

Explore Services & Facilities at Northgate Shopping Centre.



When visiting Northgate, you'll get to enjoy FREE parking! There are 4 890 FREE parking bays available for shoppers, which includes 440 shaded, cool basement parking bays. There are also plenty of parking bays allocated to shoppers with a disabled parking disc/permit. Basement parking opening times are as follows:

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Trading Hours

Click here for more information on the shopping centre's trading hours.

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Contact Details

Website: www.northgate.co.za

Tel: 011 794 1687

Email: [email protected]

Address: Corner of Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg

Social Media Platforms: Facebook | Instagram

Get Spooky With The CPS Warehouse

Since Halloween is on the horizon, it's time to spookify your space to get into the spirit of the season. And for all of your décor needs, you just need to head to Northlands Deco Park and visit The CPS Warehouse. This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store, founded in 2008, offering the largest collection of Halloween décor in the country.

CPS Warehouse

Their extensive range of Halloween décor items include:

CPS Warehouse

Visiting the showroom and retail store is always an enjoyable, inspiring experience – you will be blown away by the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you're looking for some creative ideas to add to your décor setup. Since Halloween is practically here, they've extended their October trading hours as follows: Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00.

If you prefer to shop from the comfort and safety of your own home, their fully functional e-commerce website offers the full range of products available in their showroom. Visit www.thecpswarehouse.co.za to take a gander at what they have on offer and fill your cart.

There's currently an exciting online delivery promotion: A flat delivery fee of just R100 and FREE delivery for orders over R2 000.

CPS Warehouse

For More Information

For more information about The CPS Warehouse and have they have to offer, visit their website and online store at www.thecpswarehouse.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 704 7006 and [email protected].

You can find their retailstore and showroom at Northlands Deco Park, Newmarket Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for plenty of inspiration, deals, specials and news.

CPS Warehouse

Saint Paddy's Day At Priscilla's

Surely drinking beer and being fabulous go together? Well it does at Saint Paddy's Day At Priscilla's! There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs for the best dressed, as well as great music and loads of food and drinks available. Don't forget to dress up as your favourite leprechaun or green fairy! There's no better way to celebrate this great Irish tradition.

When: Friday, 13 March 2020 - Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Where: Priscilla’s Cocktail Bar, 198 Oxford Rd, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Not mentioned.

St Patrick's Day Street Party

Molly Malones in Fourways has an awesome lineup for you this St Paddy's Day! Their St Patrick's Day Street Party will feature food stalls, ice-cold drafts and some of SA's top DJs, including Kyle Cassim, Tradmarc, Gennaro, Miami Js, Rikay and B3ATGRID.

On Saturday night, guests can expect plenty of entertainment from live bands, food stalls and, of course, ice-cold beer all night long.

When: Friday, 13 March 2020 - Saturday, 14 March 2020 and Friday, 27 March 2020.

Where: Molly Malones, Pineslopes Lifestyle Centre, 14 Sunset Avenue, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Not mentioned.

St Paddy's Day

Bells Inn St Patrick's Day Theme Party

Join in on all the fun at the Bells Inn St Patrick's Day Theme Party. There will be live music, food and beer. Don't forget to dress up because there are prizes up for grabs. Anyone wearing a special hat in honour of the day gets a free shot of apple sours from 20:00 - 22:00.

When: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 17:00 - 22:00.

Where: Bells Inn, Corner Swartkoppies and Gazelle Street, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Free entry.

St Patrick's Day At Thunder Gun Steakhouse

The St Patrick's Day event at Thunder Gun Steakhouse will have special dark beers and an awesome live music lineup with your favourite local acts. They will keep you dancing with special performances from Daniel Baron and Vibe - Nick and Adrian. To find out more, visit their Facebook page.

When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 at 18:00 - 23:30.

Where: Thunder Gun Steakhouse, Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Entrance is free.

Saint Patrick's Day At II Camino Italian Restaurant

You are invited to come celebrate this special day at II Camino Italian Restaurant. Who knows, you may get the luck of the Irish. Bring along your friends for a true Irish celebration with drinks and food specials and traditional Irish music. It's Saint Paddy's day, so come have fun!

When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 at 16:00 - 01:00.

Where: II Camino Italian Restaurant, Corner The Broads and Hythe Street, Mulbarton, 2190 Johannesburg.

Tickets: Bookings are essential, so make sure you book with 011 682 3002.

St Paddy's Day

St Paddy's Day Tequila Fiesta

Gather your mates, put on something green and head to Chicago's Piano Bar for a fun evening filled with the Saint Paddy's Day spirit. If you wear green, you could stand the chance of winning a party voucher that will be awarded to the wackiest looking Saint Paddy's supporter. 'Pot of Gold' surprise tequila shooters will go for R20 all night long. The first 100 guests will also receive complimentary free Saint Paddy's face decor. Upon your arrival, tell them your birth month and receive your mythical Irish name.

When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 at 18:00 - 02:00.

Where: Chicago's Piano Bar, corner Beyers Naude & Duiker Steet, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Entrance is FREE.

St Paddy's Day At Chicago's

Make sure you join in for the 'luckiest' day of the year at Chicago's Piano Bar for a mix 'n mingle St Paddy's Day event. Giving you a live two-piece band, Lemon & Limelight, this is where you will get to shake your shamrocks with DJ Alan on the decks. You will get a free leprechaun shooter on arrival. Speed dating starts at 19:30. Each couple will have two minutes to chat before the men switch seats.

When: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 19:00 - 00:30.

Where: Chicago's Piano Bar, corner Beyers Naude & Duiker Steet, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Not mentioned.

St. Patrick's Day Bash

Rumours Rock City are making sure they are giving their customers something to look forward to with their St. Patrick's Day Bash. Get your green on and celebrate the day with four fantastic bands. With tons of green beer, this is the perfect excuse to party during the week.

When: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 19:00 - 00:00.

Where: Rumours Rock City, 139 Ontdekkers Road, 1729 Roodepoort.

Tickets: Entrance is R50 per person.

What will you be getting up to this Saint Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments below! 

What Is It?

DJ Black Coffee brings you the second edition of Music Is King this December. Taking place at the iconic TickerPro Dome, Music Is King is coming back strong. Featuring the ultimate in music, art and fashion, this concert is not to be missed.

Black Coffee pioneered the Music Is King concert in 2018. This international concert experience lit up the Dome last December, featuring stellar acts such as Nasty C, Lady Zamar and Riky Rick. This year's concert is sure to be even bigger and better, so keep your ears to the ground to be the first to find out which artists will be headlining. This year's line up has:


When Is It?

Saturday, 14 December 2019.

Where Is It?

TicketPro Dome, Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R375 - R1950 per person, and you can get your Johannesburg tickets here!

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact them on 082 319 7040 or via email at [email protected]

This animal charity store, located in North Riding, is one of our favourites. They offer a wide variety of good quality trinkets, at a low price. And all the proceeds go to various animal shelters. There are plenty of other reasons to shop at this good-hearted store. Here they are:

Retail Therapy

SAINTs sells a wide variety of items in their store, everything from clothing to children's toys and DVDs to vases. Their clothing comes in all sizes, colours and brands and includes t-shirts, pants, scarves, shoes, suits and even wedding dresses. They stock plush toys and dolls among others. They have DVDs ranging from series to music concerts, and vases for all occasions. But what makes them worth the visit are all their trinkets. With clown figurines, collectible mugs and shot glasses, quirky paper weights and unique fridge magnets, there is sure to be something that will add to your collection or make an interesting and affordable gift for a loved one.

Online Shopping

Don't want to go in-store? Not a problem. SAINTs has several online stores including SAINTs GiftsSAINTs Online Boutique, SAINTs Seconds and SAINTs Odds, Sods and Accessories, among others. Here, you can see some of the best of the best items they have on offer. You can purchase these items either on a first-come-first-serve basis or by bidding for the item. Some of the items are truly unique and never-before-seen. SAINTs has also started an annual online sale of scarves, every other day they sell a few different types of scarves in all colours of the rainbow and all the proceeds go to their chosen charity. Don't fret too much if you miss one you really like, as they sometimes gets more stock due to high demand.



The owner of SAINTs is also owner to the event venue, Murphy's. This venue will host any type of party you want and, of course, everything goes to animal welfare. Not only do they offer an event venue, they also sometimes host their own events such as markets and book sales. SAINTs used to hold a mid-month vegan market, showcasing the best in vegan food and beauty products. They have taken a hiatus from these markets, but we're holding thumbs that they'll be back shortly.

Book Sales

One of the most popular draws to this shop has got to be their books. They sell books for the amazing low price of just R5. Not all their books are quite so cheap, for some of these paperbacks you may have to fork out a whopping R15, but it's for charity. They offer books on every topic and in every genre and their books tend to be quite good quality - no bendy spines and dog ears here. Once every few weeks, they play host to a gigantic book sale in front of the Checkers at the same shopping centre. Here, they choose a charity, have sponsors help them out and sell a massive amount of books at a set price. There is also a trolley next to the stand, where they collect much needed items like dog food and blankets.

How You Can Help

SAINTs is first and foremost a charity store. They are self-run and self-funded and are therefore always looking for extra aid. You can help out this wonderful store by supporting them. Alternatively, you can donate item that are in a good state that you no longer use. Items they accept include home-ware, working electronics, small pieces of furniture, collectibles and memorabilia, clothing, shoes, jewellery, DVDs, CDs, games, toys and books. You are also welcome to volunteer your time, either in store or for one of their book sales. Or you can donate food, blankets, food and water bowls, tick and flea products, shampoo, leashes, collars and treats at the collection trolley at one of the book sales.

Find out more about SAINTs here.

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The Guests Artists Have Been Revealed!

Big Concerts has announced that Carlo Bernini, Maria Aleida, Beverley Knight and Anastasiya Petryshak will be joining Andrea Bocelli for his South African tour this April!

Johannesburg: 18th April 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome – SOLD OUT

Cape Town: 22nd April 2019 at Val de Vie Estate, Paarl – SOLD OUT

A Little Bit About The Artists

Carlo Bernini earned the title of Conductor in 1999 at Livorno Conservatoire, under the guidance of Maestro Lorenzo Paris. Since 1986, Maestro Bernini has been Andrea Bocelli’s friend and artistic director. Bernini and Bocelli have worked together doing concerts, operas, classical recordings and have collaborated with record companies alongside the greatest conductors, such as Z. Mehta, L. Maazel, G. Sinopoli.

Cuban Soprano, Maria Aleida started her musical studies at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Venezuela in 1999. She currently studies with voice teacher, Bill Schuman. She won the Montserrat Caballe international voice competition in Zaragoza (2008), the Mario Lanza Institute in Philadelphia (2009). She is a resident artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. In 2016/17 she joined Andrea Bocelli as soloist in concert in such venues as Florence, Lisbon and Panama. In 2017 she joined a series of concerts with Andrea Bocelli in such venues as Tashkent, Graz, Linz, Marbella, Amsterdam, Kaunas, Riga, Krakow, Bratislava and Budapest.

Pop guest, Beverley Knight, has been one of the UK's most consistent artists for two decades, scoring several Top 10 albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight. Her latest album, Soulsville, was released in June 2016 and went straight into the UK Top 10. She has collaborated on stage and on record with the likes of Prince, Jamiroquai, Bryan Adams, Carlos Santana, Andrea Bocelli, Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone, Take That and Chaka Kahn.

Violinist Anastasiya Petryshak began performing at the age of 8, participating and winning numerous important national and international competitions under the direction of Marta Kalynchuk. In 2005, she moved to Italy to continue her violin studies, later becoming, at the age of just fifteen, the youngest violinist in the high specialisation violin course held by Maestro Salvatore Accardo at the “Walter Stauffer” International Academy in Cremona and at the Chigiana Academy in Siena. Since 2010 she has been working regularly as a soloist and in duets with Andrea Bocelli, joining him in many concerts to great public and critical acclaim.

Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums and nine complete opera. For his latest release, Si, Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet – reuniting with his friend Ed Sheeran after their chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ on a brand-new song called Amo Soltanto Te (written by Ed with lyrics by Tiziano Ferro) and joining with pop sensation, Dua Lipa, on the single If Only. Crossover superstar, Josh Groban, and classical soprano, Aida Garifullina, also duet with Bocelli on the record. It is his first album of new material in 14 years – 16 brand new songs which celebrate love, family, faith and hope.

At the centre of the new record is a spine-tingling duet between father-and-son, as 20 year-old Matteo Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on ‘Fall On Me’ – a beautifully poignant song which reflects the bond between parent and child.

Get Andrea Bocelli’s much anticipated new album, Si, here.

For More Information

For more information about this concert, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Is It?

Disney on Ice will be once again heading to South Africa to provide another magical experience with the Magical Ice Festival. Get whisked away into the wintery world of Frozen with everyone's favourite sisters, Anna and Elsa together with all the other colourful characters: Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. Then head "Under The Sea" with The Little Mermaid Ariel and friends as they break into chorus. Get Tangled up in adventure with all your other favourite Disney Characters. This show will be an absolute treat for the little ones.

When Is It?

Friday, 21 June 2019 - Sunday, 30 June 2019

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R50 - R495 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit Computicket.

What Is It?

Music Is King is a new music festival and the brainchild of DJ Black Coffee. As someone who's played in some of the hottest venues in the world, you can trust Black Coffee and friends to put on a show like no other. This festival promises to be a treat for music lovers, get your tickets before they sell out! Headliners include Nasty C, Lady Zamar, Burna Boy and Riky Rick.

When Is It?

Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 16:00

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, Northriding, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R265 - R375 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information, see here

What Is It?

In training to complete your first marathon or just need to get out of the house and get your heart rate up? No matter what your reason, you can get moving at the Golden Harvest Parkrun. It's a free timed run which takes place every Saturday morning at Golden Harvest Park in Northriding. All you have to do is register before your first run (click here to register), lave up your running shoes, do some stretching and off you go. Just don't forget to take a printed copy of your barcode along with you. Also, every week they grab a post-run coffee at Doppio Zero at Bellaire’s Mall. It's the perfect opportunity to hang out and meet fellow runners.

When Is It?

Every Saturday morning at 08:00.

Where Is It?

Golden Harvest Park, 01 First Avenue, Northgate, Northriding, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

It's FREE!

For More Information

For more information about this parkrun, visit www.parkrun.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook.

I know people have done it so many times but I am pretty sure there are still people like me who have not been ice skating before.  I decided that there was no time like the present to give ice-skating a try as one of my #NoRegrets2018 adventures!

Ice Skating

I fell a couple of times but I pulled through people! I am always up for a challenge, and I am always game when I have to do something that involves wearing warm clothes. I am not like Elsa from Frozen, the cold bothers me quite a lot. To be perfectly honest - I wore a fur coat!

I went to the Northgate Ice Rink, which is an indoor arena that offers a wide variety of fun. Upon entering, the staff were very friendly and helped to calm my nerves. The Northgate Ice Rink is situated at Northgate Shopping Centre in North Riding. I was like a child in a candy store, it was just thrilling and an amazing experience. The best part was that there was a kiosk for refreshments - I am always happy when there is food involved. I was also impressed with the prices - R 75 per person and skate hire is R 35 per person. So, you see it was worthwhile, I went home a bit sore, but that is entirely my fault, because I am VERY unfit.

The Ice Rink Northgate

There you have it people. Take it from me - I tried it, I did it, and I (sort of) conquered it. So, if you haven't tried it don't be afraid to do it!A lso be sure to keep and eye on their Facebook page for details of upcoming events.

For More Information

Website: www.theicerink.co.za

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 011 794 8706

Address: Northgate Shopping Centre, Northumberland Road, Randburg, Johannesburg.

From plenty of materials and inspiration, to creative fun with interesting hands-on workshops, Hobby-X is a crafter's haven! Perfect for those up-to-the-minute, one-of-a-kind, made-with-love, hand-crafted designer pieces you want to create!

What Was It?

Whether you are looking to start a hobby, or just want to enjoy a few hours of crafting and getting your hands dirty, Hobby-X is just the place to be! This expo offers creatives and crafters a spot to “dream it, design it, and make it”, with plenty of inspiration from their array of supplies and workshops.

Just imagine stunning mosaics, fabulous yarns, scrapbooking supplies, canvases and paints, laser cut décor, vintage crafts, specialised tools, baking and cake decorating, clock making, how-to books … the list is endless! And, regarding workshops, you can try your hand at doing embroidered butterfly canvas art, mosaic masterpieces with glass and beads, multimedia scrapbooking, and even art décor blocks. Click here to see what workshops they have in store this year at the Hobby-X expo.

When Was it?

Thursday, 03 to Sunday, 06 March 2016. Expo times are as follows:

Thursday and Friday – 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday – 09:00 to 18:00
Sunday – 09:00 to 15:00

Please note: Thursday, 03 March 2016 is for TRADE ONLY.

Where Was it?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How much Was it?

Entrance is R70 per adult and R20 per child aged between 6 and 12. Tickets are available at the door.

For more information

For more information about Hobby-X, visit their website at www.hobby-x.co.za. You can also contact them by calling (011) 478 3686 or via email at [email protected].

Also, keep up to date with the latest news about the expo, be sure to like their Facebook page.

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The Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo Returns!

We live in a world that is better connected than ever before. People are longing to feel like they belong, that their voice is heard and that they fill a significant space in the world.

This February, the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo returns to the Ticketpro Dome, connecting visitors with the products and services that help them own their space. With this in mind, this year's theme is InHabit, which is all about improving the way people live in their homes and how they connect with everything around them. This includes environmental sustainability, story sharing, supporting local businesses and being better informed about product origins.

HOMEMAKERS Expo at Ticketpro Dome shopping stalls

The 2020 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo will once again give visitors the chance to see, touch, feel and compare the latest home products and services. It’s an opportunity to do more than merely occupy a space, it’s about developing a lifestyle where people truly InHabit spaces and boldly connect with those around them.

This Year's Show Features

This is what you can expect to see at the 2020 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo:

InHabit Workshop

Made possible by Jana Nel Designs, Trouve, Vermont Sales and World of Decorative Concrete.

An expo favourite, the InHabit Workshop will bring a wealth of interesting demonstrations, where craftsmen will show how their products are made and get visitors involved in creating products themselves. Demos include concrete products, clay and ceramic techniques, woodworking (building bat boxes, children’s swings and step ladders), doodling with purpose, dotting paint techniques and chalk painting.

HOMEMAKERS Expo blue couch with beige cushion

The Garden Table

Made possible by DIY Garden Designer, Malanseuns, Bark Unlimited Organics, Fern Lily Design & Landscaping and Lighthouse.

The Garden Table is a new feature where visitors will be entertained and educated during a series of food and gardening demonstrations led by celebrity chefs, landscapers and experts, who will use the beautifully landscaped indoor garden as a source of inspiration. Visitors can expect a fun-filled programme that includes demonstrations by Tasha Tollman (DIY Garden Designer), Chef Izelle Hoffman and Sandy Roberts (Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre), to name a few.

Designer Spaces

Be inspired by authentic African design styles. Local interior designers will be given the challenge to create a space that celebrates design from across the continent. In this demo space, visitors will see what the chosen interior designers have created and be able to ask questions on how to incorporate their favourite style into their home.

Young Designers Challenge

Sponsored by Vermont Sales.

The Industrial Design students from the University of Johannesburg will once again take up a special Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Challenge. Visitors to the Young Designers Challenge will be able to see the products that will potentially help them InHabit their spaces in the future.

HOMEMAKERS Expo at Ticketpro Dome

The Play(AR) Zone

Brought to you by Tshimologong Makerspace.

Visitors will be immersed in the world of Augmented Reality (AR) when entering the main show arena. In The Play(AR) Zone, visitors will be able to decorate and bring their own interactive AR animal to life in real time and then take them through a fun virtual gaming course or watch as they run, jump and play around the expo. The Play(AR) Zone will also combine the old and new with a giant interactive virtual reality kaleidoscope.

Truly Artisan

Truly Artisan is a must for visitors looking to add the latest, custom-made products to their home. It’s a treasure trove of artworks, cutting edge furniture and lighting designs, collector’s items, handcrafted decor pieces and natural products.

D’Vine Life

Indulge in something different at D’Vine Life. Snack or lunchtime, this foodie haven will have visitors spoiled for choice. Options include everything from gourmet sushi, towering burgers and homemade curries to biltong, cakes and ice-cream.

When Is It?

Thursday, 27 February 2020 – Sunday, 01 March 2020. Show times are as follows:

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per adult, R50 per pensioner, R20 for scholars and children under 12 get in for FREE. Tickets available on Quicket.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about the expo, visit www.homemakersonline.co.za or call 0861 114 663.

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


This event offered a fantastic platform for a very special and unique group of people – working mothers. Moms received the opportunity toe learn more about the unique challenges they face, engage with others to find solutions and to make being a working mother a little easier to manage. This was an opportunity to learn to achieve a more sustainable work-life balance.

The Working Mothers Expo offered working moms a long overdue place and space to take a well earned, precious moment for themselves and to share ideas and solutions to match their unique needs and concerns. Most importantly it is reassuring to be reminded that working mothers are not alone in this. All mothers will find a great deal of support and inspiration, all within an environment which is designed to make them feel pampered and appreciated -the way they so rightly deserve.

Working Moms Expo 2016


One of the most exciting aspects of the expo will be the Speaker’s Corner, which will feature some of the country’s most influential working mothers sharing their inspiration and insights into fulfilling their many daily roles of wife, partner, mother, business owner, professional, daughter, sister and friend. The expo will also allow working mothers access to products and services that will help them to manage their busy lives.

Exhibitors at the expo will cover a variety of interests such as Business and Career Opportunities, Personal Development, Financial Health, Returning to the Workforce, Child Development and Stimulation, Holiday Solutions, Childcare, Lifestyle and Home Care, Self-Care, and Health and Beauty. This is the ideal opportunity for mothers to browse through the exhibition, take some time to listen to inspirational speakers, meet up with like-minded women, sip on a cappuccino while reading a good book, or even relax with a much-needed massage or a manicure for a mini pamper session.

For more information about the Working Mothers Expo, visit www.workingmothersexpo.com.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Greek Restaurants In Joburg

Are you looking for lekker Greek Restaurants In Joburg? Then you've come to the right place! Come with us as we take a trip to Crete and surroundings without stepping foot outside of the city of Gold!


Try rock up at Parea on a Saturday night without a booking. I dare you. It’s not gonna happen – but there’s a reason they’re so popular. This authentic Greek restaurant has been around for as long as I can remember. It’s an Illovo landmark (right by Wolves, if you’re not sure) that makes some of the best Greek food in town. I do not say this lightly. Take a seat in the courtyard section during summer and indulge in an array of tasty tapas, perfectly-fried chips and what could very well be my favourite calamari dish … ever.

Find more information here.


Mezepoli is a meze and wine bar that serves up good quality Greek cuisine and, I know it sounds a bit strange, but you can also have delicious sushi here. Whether you have a variety of mezes or go straight to the yiros, you can’t go wrong.

Find more information here.


There are two Plakas Restaurants in Joburg – both of which make a mean Greek dish. Whether you go for mezes, mains or a bit of both, whatever you do, just leave room for the baklava (with ice cream, thank you very much).

Top pick: The baby chicken with a serving of roast potatoes on the side.

Find more information here.

The Greek Sizzler

If you visit the Greek Sizzler Restaurant in summer, be sure to sit outside – their open-air courtyard is wonderful! If you go in winter, they’ve got a fireplace inside to keep you cozy. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic date or a casual Sunday lunch with friends.

Top pick: The kleftiko – served with roast potatoes and vegetables of the day. Talk about a hearty meal!

Find more information here.

By Nikki Samakosky.