What Is It?

Don't miss out on this Eastern extravaganza, offering guests everything from ample shopping and delicious food to dazzling performances by Oriental Fire Entertainment and Surya Supreme Dance, cooking demonstrations, a beer garden, beauty treatments and skin analysis by Dolce Vita Beauty Centre, cake tasting, mehndi applications and loads more. There will even be a guest appearance by Miss India Gauteng 2018. There will be a variety of vendors offering top notch services for both traditional and contemporary Indian brides. And it only gets better! Loads of giveaways and competitions will be part of the entertainment lineup.

Whether you are planning your dream wedding or want to enjoy a fun day out with your loved ones, this bridal expo is a must. A Kiddies Korner play area will also be available to entertain the little ones while you do a little bit of strolling and shopping.

When Is It?

Sunday, 07 April 2019 at 09:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Everwood Country Weddings, Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R99 per person and can be purchased from Quicket. Children under 16 enter free.

Tickets include access to all stalls; competitions; the beer garden; all workshops and live demonstrations; the meet and great with Miss India Gauteng 2018 as well as the chance to view performances by Oriental Fire Entertainment and Surya Supreme Dance.

Parking is free and secure.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.indianbridalexpo.online. You can also contact them on [email protected] or 063 680 5264.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook for the latest news and announcements.

What Is It?

This event is for the music lovers. The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company welcomes the Grafing Youth Orchestra (from germany) to South Africa. The Grafing Youth Orchestra is a non-profit organization with over 100 musicians. The orchestra is lead by Hedi Gruber - the founder of the orchestra. They will join the amazing Johannesburg Youth Orchestra on stage under the direction of acclaimed arranger, composer and music director -Eddie Clayton. Both orchestras like to present every possible style from Symphonies to Opera, Musicals, Film Music, Jazz, Rock and Pop, Folk, Traditional and Dance Music.

When Is It?

Sunday 02 September 2018 at 15:00 (doors open at 14:30)

Where Is It?

Wits University Great Hall, Wits University

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R125 per person and can be bought at Computicket here.

Children under the age of 3 years old are admitted free of charge.

For More Information?

For more information on this event please go to Computicket or facebook

In the beginning... 

How did you meet?

It was the beginning of March 2015 and I was chatting to my aunt and telling her that I have just had such bad luck with relationships. And while doing so, I asked her if she didn’t have any eligible nephews from the other side of her family. With an immediate response, she chirped up and said, "Yes, I do and he is single." So, she gave Suren, her nephew, my number and I waited patiently to hear from him... Finally, a month later, he messaged me and we got chatting. We went on our first date a week later and it was the best date I had ever been on. (Just for the record, we are not related. [Laughs.])

How did he propose? 

Suren decided to surprise me with a trip to Cape Town to celebrate our one year anniversary. He had planned a hike up Table Mountain and it was quite a rush to get from the airport to the hotel to get ready for the guide to fetch us. When we got to the mountain to start the hike, the hike instructor told us to take the cable car and she will meet us at the top because she had a picnic planned for all of us.

The view at the top was the most gorgeous sight I have ever seen in my life. But after an hour of looking at the view, I started to get a little irritable and wanted to get down the mountain. Suren told me to wait half an hour more and took me for a cocktail. While sipping on my slushy cocktail, he said, "Do not drink too much, you may regret what you say later." That went straight over my head...

Eventually, Suren decided it was time to leave and we would meet the instructor later. As we approached the cable car, we found that it wasn't working – which just made me even more irritable. At that moment we received a message to meet the instructor on the side of the mountain that faces the Twelve Apostles mountain range. As I approached her with Suren walking behind me, I saw a picnic blanket set up with snacks, champagne and roses. Suren, still standing behind me, asked me what I thought of the view. When I turned to him, he went down on one knee and told me that he loves me and wants to me to be his wife. Without a doubt in my mind I blurted out yes!

What was the easiest and most difficult part of the wedding planning process?

The easiest part was that, as we like the same things, we agreed on everything and knew what we wanted. The most difficult part was that the family had their own idea of what they wanted our wedding to be.

Do you have any tips to make the most out of your planning?

Do not sweat the small stuff. Things are bound to fall apart on the day, but this is why getting family and friends involved is a good idea. Delegating duties takes a massive load off the couple. My best advice would be to make a list of everything that needs to be done and work from there.

About your special day... 

When and where was your wedding? 

We got married in Durban as we are both originally from there and all our family and friends live in Durban. We decided to have a winter wedding (25 June 2017) because Durban has the perfect winter weather. Our wedding took place at Kharwastan Temple Hall and we had 490 people that attended our wedding.

Did you have a specific theme/ambiance? 

We did not have a specific theme but our wedding colours were turquoise, white and gold. We went for a traditional setting, but I also wanted a few added extras that showed our personalities, i.e. my wedding cake. I also had a postbox made for cards and gift cards.

Tell us about any special details, ceremonies or moments.

My wedding day felt like a fairy tale. Everything happened so fast, I wish I could go back and experience it again every day. The priest that married us was amazing and so funny. That was exactly what we wanted.

Looking back, is there anything you would've changed or done differently?

No, everything was perfect.

How did your groom react when he saw you for the first time in your wedding dress/attire? Did he tear up a little?

Suren: She looked stunning. I thought how lucky I was to find such a beautiful woman to be my wife. The best part was seeing her so relaxed and loving throughout the day.

Do you have any tips, words of wisdom, tricks or hacks to share with brides-to-be? 

Do not sweat the small stuff! It's YOUR day and don’t let anyone steal your thunder. Make it memorable.

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Let Fournos Take The Stress Out Of The Holidays

The festive season brings people together. Families everywhere prepare a holiday feast to celebrate this special time of year. However, it’s also a stressful time owing to the amount of things that need to be done - from stuffing the turkey and baking Christmas sugar cookies, to wrapping and decorating the Christmas tree.

Cue Fournos, who would like to take the stress out of the holidays so you'll have more time to spend with your loved ones and less time slaving away in the kitchen.

What Festive Delights Does Fournos Have In Store For You?

Step out of the kitchen this festive season and let Fournos wrap up your Christmas for you, with deliciously easy, ready-to-heat-and-eat Christmas roasts, mouthwatering platters, decadent cakes and extraordinary gift baskets.

With Fournos’ turkey and gammon, all the work has already been done for you, all you have to do is heat it up and tuck in.

Fournos

Their gammon is deboned, cured, smoked, and lightly glazed. No further cooking is required - just simply reheat, add glazing, or serve as is. Also, their turkey is freshly prepared, deboned, stuffed, and roasted - all that’s left to do is reheat for 30-minutes and gobble it up.

And, if you’re looking for an alternative to gammon and turkey, Fournos can offer a range of spectacular roasts. Their deboned lamb, fillet, or pork belly (just to name a few) look fantastic, are hassle-free and taste great.

Don’t Forget About Dessert

Not only do Fournos make sure your main meal is organised, but they’ll dazzle you and your guests with everything from appetizers to desserts, including all the traditional Christmas baked goods. How about some delicious mince pies, traditional Christmas pudding or some Italian Panettone? Yes, they have it all!

Fournos

Order Your Christmas Feast Online

Avoid the stress and order online at www.fournos.co.za, or contact your nearest Fournos store. They’ll bake the cake, wrap the gift hampers and prepare the roast lunch - while you celebrate with friends and family.

For More Information

For more information about Fournos and their festive treats and delights, visit their website at www.fournos.co.za, email them at [email protected], or call their head office on (011) 771 2500.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you were looking for a truly interesting - and possibly strange place to visit - look no further than the Kwa-Khaya Lendaba or Credo Mutwa Cultural Village in Central Western Jabavu, Soweto. Created by renowned author, artist and traditional healer, Credo Mutwa, the cultural village offers an outdoor museum celebrating African art, culture, and folklore.

In order to understand the meaning of the site, you have to know about its maker. Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa is known as the “awakener of the Zulus” and was appointed to Mutwa during his initiation as a sangoma. Mutwa means ‘little bush man’, and Credo means ‘I believe’. He has become a figure of international prominence for his beliefs in extraterrestrials, claiming that he has been a victim of an alien abduction.

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According to Newdawnmagazine.com, “Mutwa claims that much of the knowledge he now possesses – of art, science, medicine, engineering and so on – can be attributed to the fact that when he was a child, he was taught by “strange companions.” These “little people,” he says, some of whom were blue in colour, used to make their presence known to other children as well. In fact, “all African children used to see such things.” Thanks to the help of these beings, he says, he was often more knowledgeable than some of his teachers at school.”He is also said to have had psychic powers, which is how he came to predict the AIDS epidemic in 1976, three years before it was officially discovered by US scientists.

The cultural village itself seems a prolific manifestation of Mutwa’s beliefs and prophecies and the site is filled with sculptures and symbols relating to Mutwa’s teachings, in the endeavour of reawakening Africa's traditional beliefs and rituals. It is  a unique and almost eerie place to visit.

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

The sign at the entrance reads: “Kwa-Khaya Lendaba, the home of the story. Enter in peace." This place is no mere museum or tourist attraction, it is a holy place where African cultures, religions, and indigenous sciences are recorded and preserved in picture form. All visitors are expected to respect the grounds, as they would any other place of religion. All liars, fools and skeptics must please keep out. A curse lasting seven years shall befall on all who destroy any part of this place.”

So enter at your own peril. We can promise you, it will be an experience to remember.

Where Is It?

991 Bochabela Street, Central Western Jabavu, Soweto.

Have you ever been to Kwa-Khaya Lendaba Cultural Village? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

 

House of Baobab is a restaurant that specialises in African cuisine. Their menu shows off traditional dishes from east and west Africa, Senegal and Morocco. The restaurant serves dishes such as peanut butter veggie stew, traditional lamb stew, mango atchar, African style spinach, cous cous and fish dishes. They also boasts home brewed hibiscus and ginger juices. If you’re looking for a traditional meal and drinks, House of Baobab offers just that; plus the warm welcoming ambience is guaranteed to take you back your roots.

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Formerly known as Horror Café, Shikisha is one of Newtown’s trendiest café. Shikisha is an African bar that serves traditional cuisine including grilled chicken, pap and chakalaka, ithanga (mashed butternut) and ulusu (tripe). Traditional cuisine not something you fancy? Fear not as Shikisha also has burgers, chips and even a Greek salad. Shikisha is also home to many events throughout the year; boasting African beats combined with acid house and hip hop –  a truly unique sound.

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