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FEATURES 26 Big Read
Sinead Martin takes a look at how the world is embarking on a war against plastic, which is destroying the environment and our oceans
35 Cover Story
Joburg Style celebrates women year-round with an iconic South African blonde on the cover
36 Photo Essay
A tribute to renowned South African photographer David Goldblatt, who died on 25 June this year
Jono Wood & Oratile Mashazi look at the Joburg phenomenon â€“ women on Harley Davidsons
The b-boys break it down in Braamfontein
CONTENTS 15 GLIMPSE 16 Male Grooming
55 EXPLORE 56 St Helena
18 Day Trips
62 Christmas in Europe
Malibongwe Tyilo talks tech and grooming Malibongwe’s take on what to do in Joburg and Cape Town
Discover this tiny little island in the middle of nowhere Explore some of Europe’s Christmas markets this festive season
64 Cool District
Sharon Preston takes a cultural journey through Rosebank’s Art Mile
70 Cape Town
Sinead Martin has just moved to Cape Town. Here’s her 48-hours discovery
Editor and adventure seeker Garth Johnstone tells us what to do in KZN
74 Travel Snippets Summer events and wine experiences
Seth Shezi talks to Malibongwe Tyilo about his Instagramworthy lifestyle
24 It List
Summer must-haves for your beauty cupboards
58 New York
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77 EAT.DRINK 79 Food
Leila Saffarian offers up some picnics you’d love to be invited to
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109 THE LIST 111 Diary 118 Sports Clubs 121 Kids’ Fun 124 Art galleries REGULARS Editor’s letter & 12
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From the editor So many adventures, so little time… that’s what we’ve filled this issue with, all sorts of discoveries for you, tiny hidden gems all over Joburg, just waiting to be explored. There are the lesser spotted (!) haunts along Jan Smuts that offer an exciting taste of what’s on in the art world – as good as those further along the road and around the corner in Keyes Avenue. This is the other part of Rosebank’s Art Mile, also home to fabulous décor and accessory stores, great places to eat or spend the evening. Whether you choose to let it all hang out at Saigon Suzy’s karaoke bar, or find the hidden door to Sin + Tax, live it up at MESH, or enjoy fine dining at Marble, it’s all there waiting for you in our Cool District on page 64. The iconic Goodman Gallery, which we featured as part of the Art Mile, also offered us a glimpse into the work of iconic South African photographer
David Goldblatt. The gallery shared a selection of the cameraman’s photographs with us, and we have put these memorable images together as a tribute to the man who documented South Africa without adding his personal commentary. By doing that, Goldblatt has given us a true, unbiased image of those times. Goldblatt passed away in June this year, and we have dedicated our Photo Essay to his memory. Take a look on page 36. Even when the story is a serious one, like our Big Read on plastic waste on page 26, there are positive discoveries that make us ever hopeful. International star Pharrell Williams has partnered with Bionic Yarn, which produces yarn made out of – you guessed it – plastic waste, transforming what is a threat to the oceans into fashionable jeans with G-Star RAW. Sneaker brand adidas is doing the same with its Ultraboost X Parley shoes, and, closer to home, Kgoshigadi is manufacturing Nandi Pads to ensure that underprivileged girls all over the country have
DAVID GOLDBLATT reusable and affordable feminine products to use that aren’t plastic. A two-fold blessing – offering girls something to wear to school that is affordable instead of them having to stay home, and doing away with plastic at the same time. Travel gems this issue include Shipwreck Lodge on the extraordinarily beautiful Skeleton Coast in Namibia, stunning St Helena island and Europe’s traditional Christmas markets. Fine food and new places to eat are always great discoveries, and this issue we’re tempting you with fish restaurants, al fresco eateries, places to eat the best steak in town, Jewish fare, new establishments that have everybody talking, and much more. As summer sneaks up on us, take a look at our great selection of places to picnic, party, enjoy the good weather, grab some culture or entertain the kids. It’s all there waiting for you in these pages. So take a dip into our offerings – and enjoy.
JONO WOOD Professional photographer Jono graduated from the National College of Photography in 2009. He has worked as a freelance photographic assistant with various top photographers and has won numerous photographic awards. He took the evocative images in our Subculture story on page 44.
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Legendary photographer A legend, not only because of his magical photographs, but also for his humility, David Goldblatt showcased one of the most abhorrent times in South African history without ever taking a side. His images became indelible memories in the minds of the world and those who suffered through apartheid. We mourn his passing.
MALIBONGWE TYILO Multimedia storyteller Malibongwe takes over this issue’s Glimpse section. He has had many incarnations, including five years as a fashion, culture and lifestyle blogger, followed by numerous roles in magazines, including Editor-at-large and Digital Editor. He has recently delved into theatre production.
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While water restrictions are still a reality for Cape Town, the good news is that the city has seen enough rainfall over winter to ensure residents don’t have to worry about Day Zero in 2018 or 2019. Businesses are also hoping to see a spike in tourism this coming summer. In case you’re headed that way, we caught up with ex-Joburg resident, multimedia content producer Malibongwe Tyilo and asked him to share his guide to ‘summering’ in Cape Town. He lived in Joburg before moving to the Mother City, as a writer (and more recently a videographer) focused on fashion, art, design and culture, so Malibongwe has had ample opportunity to sample all that Joburg has to offer as well as that ‘quality of life’ the Mother City is known for.
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I’ve never truly felt comfortable in formal shoes. In fact, I own one pair that I wear probably once a year on occasions where I truly must. I live in my sneakers, and I love the adaptable kind you can work out in and wear as a fashion style. My current pair is these very lightweight Nike Flyknits. They are as amazing on a run on the promenade as they are with a pair of skinny chinos.
As a digital content creator, I need a reasonable camera that can go from still to casual videos to pro-quality videos without breaking the bank. My Canon 80D has been so good to me.
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I can’t always have my camera around, and sometimes something pops up that just needs to be documented for use later. My cell phone gimbal (camera stabiliser) has saved me more times than I can count. Snap your phone on and simply point. The mechanism in the gimbal will make sure your footage looks super smooth.
ALL ABOUT MALI Malibongwe has lived many lives, working in fashion, lifestyle and magazines. He’s now involved in amateur video production. Catch some of his work on magazine digital platforms, or follow his Instagram stories @malibongwe for what are, in his own words, “unnecessarily overedited videos and embarrassing monologues”.
GLIMPSE | DAY TRIPS
For another bout of culture, I’d head for Maboneng to The Centre for the Less Good Idea at Arts on Main. Founded by world-renowned South African artist William Kentridge, this space supports experimental, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. 8PM
A TAKE ON TWO CITIES ONCE A DIEHARD JOBURG RESIDENT, AND NOW A TRIED AND TRUE LOVER OF ALL THINGS CAPE TOWN, MALIBONGWE TYILO GIVES US A TASTE OF WHAT HE LOVES MOST ABOUT EACH CITY
Che Argentine Grill in the Maboneng Precinct has been around for a while, and the reason I love it is entirely carnivorous. Meat lovers won’t be disappointed with the quality or quantity of meat on offer. And while Maboneng might not be a big deal for Joburg residents, for a Capetonian, a day in Maboneng is always a treat. 11PM
Time to party, so I’d head for The Tennis Club. It’s off the beaten track at what was once The Ellis Park Tennis Club, now reimagined into a unique social club that hosts underground-style parties featuring edgy experimental artists. Follow its social media pages to find out what’s next.
If there was some kind of competition between all the cities in South Africa to judge the best when it comes to the culture scene, it would be a tough competition between Jozi and the Mother City, and I doubt there would be a clear winner. Even though I’ve long chosen the latter as home, there’s still an incredible energy that I love plugging into every time I visit ‘die stad van goud’. 10AM
A perfect morning would entail visiting one of two newish additions to Joburg’s culture scene, both of which demonstrate embracing technology in the creation of art. TMRW Digital Gallery in Keyes Art Mile blends augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology to create immersive art experiences that live in the three-dimensional environment as well as the digital space. Definitely worth checking out for a glimpse into the future of art.
Clockwise from top left The Royale Craighall; Zeitz MOCAA; The Creamery; Norval Foundation; Mulberry & Prince; Food at Mulberry & Prince; Che Argentine Grill; The Centre for the Less Good Idea; TMRW Digital Gallery
Lunch would be at The Royale in Craighall Park. I can’t decide what I love most about this space – the food, the cordial staff, the décor or just the overall vibe. It’s got a little bit of Cape Town and a bit of the Joburg I remember from my student days packed into a trendy package that’s as delightful as its deep fried cauliflower wings. I highly recommend visiting this spot for a chilled Sunday lunch session when they have a DJ and cocktail happy hour. 18 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
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Home to a plethora of museums, galleries, restaurants and markets, there is more than enough to do in Cape Town in 24 hours.
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The Oranjezicht City Farm market is held every Saturday in Granger Bay, right next to the V&A Waterfront. Expect fresh organic produce from local small and micro-farmers, as well as breads, eggs, dairy products and loads of artisanal foods. Market Day is every Saturday from 8.30am to 2pm. 2PM
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art African opened just a year ago. Located at the V&A
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Opened in April 2018, the Norval Foundation is the second major museum to open in Cape Town within the space of a year. One of the things that sets it apart from the Zeitz is that, in addition to contemporary African art, it also has one of the leading collections of South African art from the 20th century. IN-BETWEEN EXPLORING…
The ‘schweet life’ is my description of The Creamery, which has branches all over the city. It’s Cape Town’s go-to for natural made-fromscratch ice cream using locally sourced ingredients. I also suggest My Sugar, a shop I have a love-hate relationship with. Perhaps the most delicious and dangerous offering on their menu, inbetween all the artisanal chocolate, is a selection of stuffed doughnuts. 8PM
Mulberry & Prince is a kitchen and bar set-up with a seasonal menu that focuses on a wide range of foodie options based on edgy modern American-style cuisine. Whilst it’s very stylish, the minimalist interior is relaxed and welcoming.
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GLIMPSE | INTERVIEW
LIFE ACCORDING TO SETH SHEZI WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE LIFESTYLE THAT CAPE TOWN HAS TO OFFER, NO ONE DOES IT QUITE AS WELL OR INSTA-WORTHY AS SETH SHEZI. MALIBONGWE TYILO CHATS TO HIM
average days, and while that’s exciting and probably sounds quasi-glamourous – it isn’t. I structure most of my days around mealtimes. Mornings I’ll do my admin, populate my diary with engagements, have my morning conference call with my team (all of two people). Then lunchtime will usually be my first meeting of the day, and the rest of the afternoon will be packed with meetings ranging from my creative and lifestyle consulting
“There are no average days, and while that’s exciting and probably sounds quasiglamourous – it isn’t. I structure most of my days around mealtimes”
efore you read on, grab your phone and head straight to Seth’s personal Instagram account, @seth_shezi. Look at the carefully curated images of his sun-kissed lifestyle at some of the most beautiful spots that Cape Town has to offer. And if that doesn’t make you envious, carry on to his other Instagram account, a blogazine as he calls it, @ capetownbest. It has nearly 2,000 posts of exquisite meals from
work under Shezi.Ink, as well as signing collabs and campaign deals for my influencer work. Evenings vary. On days when I have no events, I drag myself to gym for a boxing class with my trainer. Dinners I try to keep as private time for myself and my partner, friends or family. After dinner is when I do my writing work for the various magazines I contribute to. I also review what my team did during the day while I was out. All through the day, if I’m not posting some of my Instagram work, I post to keep myself entertained while I juggle all these balls.” Originally from Durban, Seth has been living in Cape Town for 15 years, since he studied at UCT: “Studying literally right below Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak and having to walk up towards it every day for lectures was an oddly spiritual and metaphoric experience. A reminder of how small we are in the greater scheme of things, but also how climbing to
various restaurants around the city. Then there’s the travel. When he is not busy on some getaway, be it local, Mexico City or Italy, he always seems to be feasting on gloriously plated dishes, all while dressed sharply, seemingly with enough time to take and edit the perfect snap. Exhausted by my envy, I had to ask: “How Mr Shezi. How? What does an average day look like in your life? What do you actually do?” To which he laughs, then sighs, before responding: “There are no
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the summit was a complete possibility if you were cut out for it,” Seth explains. And climb he has. These days, through his content agency, Seth works as a writer and an art director. Outside of that, he also sits on a few judging and advisory panels within hospitality and performs trend research by way of travelling the world. Oh, and he designs travel itineraries for “high profile individuals who want private escapes”. Naturally, I want to compare notes. So I ask him, if I had to recommend five things that a friend from say, Joburg, absolutely had to do while in Cape Town, what would they be? Says Seth: “I’d say a hike up Lion’s Head will never get tired. It’s the best view of the city and you get to see Table Mountain almost at eye level. And the locals love to do this, so it’s not a tourist trap at
all. Dinners at The Shortmarket Club or La Tête are a must.” I see we’re on the same page here. “Do visit Gallery MOMO and WHATIFTHEWORLD,” he continues. “If time permits, visit the newly opened Norval Foundation with restaurant and gardens. Lunch must be in the Winelands – Chefs Warehouse and Canteen at Maison Estate and La Petite Colombe are my current favourites. While in Franschhoek, stop over at a few farms for wine tasting; it always tastes better at the source. I recommend Le Lude and Haut Espoir. Most Joburg folks have been told about Asoka for drinks, but add to that list SOUK, Yours Truly and The Gin Bar.” Well, there you go. I can’t promise that your pictures will have the same ‘like-magnet’ quality that Seth’s images have, but one can hope. No?
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PLANET OR PLASTIC? YOU CHOOSE There is more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way
If plastic was made to last a lifetime, why do we only use it once?
By 2050 our oceans will be filled with more plastic than fish. Endangering the entire marine ecosystem is just one way that plastic is destroying our environment. Sinead Martin finds out what the world around us is doing to take a stand
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our whole life is wrapped up in the stuff, from which affects so many of the big species. Tuna, dolphins and sharks your fridge to your bathroom cabinet, and even all face extinction. In addition, plastics are a terrible use of natural the contents of your plastic grocery packet. So resources. It takes an estimated 100 million barrels of oil just to what’s the problem? Well, it takes a minimum make the world’s plastic bags each year. And yet, we seldom use of 450 years for plastic to break down once it them for longer than 20 minutes. reaches the sea. Even if you grind it into tiny pieces, plastic simply doesn’t dissolve. As a POWER TO THE PEOPLE result, our oceans are suffering. They’re already filled with plastic, and While there is no quick solution here, the first step is for consumers are being lumped with another eight million tonnes every year. To to get smart. The movement towards eliminating single-use plastic put things into perspective, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be from our lives is rapidly gaining momentum. From coffee cup lids to more plastic in the sea than fish. straws, plastic bags and water bottles, more and more people are The oceans’ currents have opting to do away with them all. formed five gigantic slow-moving Essentially, anything you use once whirlpools, where all of the plastic and throw away shouldn’t be used collects – this has been nicknamed at all. And the good news? The ‘Vortex’. Recent studies indicate effect that individual consumers that at least five trillion pieces can have is definitely tangible. weighing over 250,000 tonnes are Forgoing single-use plastics not now floating in the world’s oceans. only reduces the overall waste The majority of the plastic debris entering our oceans, but it forces sinks or remains in the Vortex, big corporations to take note of but a significant percentage of it consumers’ sentiments as well. If washes onto our coastlines every individual consumers take a stand day. While it’s difficult to know by signing petitions and changing exact figures, a 2012 report from their habits, big corporations and the World Society for the the government will be forced to Protection of Animals (WSPA) – take note. Residents in the United “Our glass straws are made from now named World Animal Kingdom have successfully Protection – indicates that prompted their government to ban borosilicate glass, an extremely durable, between 57,000 and 135,000 the use of microbeads in beauty whales are entangled by plastic Charging for plastic bags commercially available glass. It is resistant products. marine debris every year, in in supermarkets has also seen a addition to the inestimable (but to thermal shock, meaning it can withstand major reduction in their usage. likely millions) of birds, turtles, Essentially, when consumers incredibly high and low temperatures” fish and other species affected by commit to doing their bit, the plastic marine debris. world’s powerful conglomerates It is simply no longer an option are forced to follow suit. to ignore the knock-on effects that our plastic-fantastic behaviour is ‘FROM THREAT having on the ecosystems of our TO THREAD’ planet. Plankton, the smallest The fashion pack is leading the creatures in the sea (and right at plastic-conscious trend. Standing the bottom of the food chain), are to attention, big fashion brands are eating microplastics. Microplastics doing their bit to reduce, reuse and are made up of things like recycle. Jeans brand G-Star RAW microbeads from our face washes was undoubtedly at the forefront and exfoliators that go down your of considering ocean health with plughole and straight into the sea. its first collaboration with Bigger fish are eating bigger pieces Grammy Award-winner Pharrell “To create one pair of adidas Ultraboost of plastic as well as the plankton, Williams. Back in 2014, Pharrell, which rapidly continues to work as he’s known to his fans, formed X Parley shoes, an average of 11 plastic its way up the food chain. an environment-loving This undissolvable substance is partnership between G-Star and bottles is used. That’s 11 less plastic bottles his own sustainable fabric undoubtedly the anti-trend of 2018. We’ve woken up and realised heading out to sea per every pair of shoes company, Bionic Yarn. And so, the that the time to act is now. We’re line of sustainable fashion, the already seeing fish diminishing, innovative ‘Raw for the Oceans’ manufactured”
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project was born – jeans made from trash collected from our plastic-choked oceans. It all came about when Tyson Toussant and Tim Coombs, founders of Bionic Yarn, set out to develop a recycled fabric that would be as durable as any other fabric on the market. Pharrell was so enthused by what Toussant and Coombs had created that he asked to “ We have a connection join their company as its with the ocean. It yields creative director. This has led to numerous fashionable so much life, including collaborations with G-Star RAW. The latest of these sees our own. We owe it ” – Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith, lend his creative eye Pharrell Williams and fashion influence to launch the Forces of Nature collection with the Dutch denim brand. Then there’s sportswear giant, adidas. The adidas X Parley collaboration started in 2015; it intercepts plastic waste before it makes its way into the oceans. The plastic is recycled into what’s known as Parley Ocean Plastic, and is used in the manufacturing of adidas products like the Ultraboost X Parley footwear. Parley ocean plastic “allows us to turn trash into gold, to give purpose to waste and create a climate of change,” explains Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley. The plastic is recycled and used to create shoes rather than lie as waste in our oceans. To create one pair of adidas Ultraboost X Parley shoes, an average of 11 plastic bottles is used. That’s 11 less plastic bottles heading out to sea per every pair of shoes manufactured. It may sound quite small, but when you consider that by the end of 2017, adidas had produced over one million pairs of footwear that contained Parley Ocean Plastic, you can see that it is having an impact. For 2018, the brand has set itself a goal of five million pairs of shoes, which will see up to ensure quality control in each step of the process. These glass straws 55 million plastic bottles being recycled, turning threat into thread. are reusable and have a lifetime guarantee in terms of normal usage,” Wittstock says. Her company also manufactures bamboo straws, which are manufactured by a young Balinese boy and his family in a SIP SMARTER Single-use straws are one of the real threats to our oceans, with 500 village near Ubud. These are 100 percent chemical free and 100 million used in the United States alone, every single day. “We percent biodegradable. The idea is to eliminate single-use straws launched RESTRAW to try and combat the use of single-use plastic completely, and rather to carry your own around with you. straws. We saw first-hand how out of control the plastic issue had gotten on our travels in 2016 and felt a burning need to try and do NEW AGE SUPERMARKETS something about it on our return to South Africa. We reset our lives On 5 June 2018, World Environmental Day, Woolworths stores by learning to rather reuse items (as opposed to buying single-use announced their commitment to phase out single-use plastic items) and hope to encourage people to do the same through our shopping bags by 2020. This campaign will also see the phasing out brand,” explains RESTRAW founder, Kate Wittstock. of what the company calls “unnecessary single-use plastics” such as “Our glass straws are made from borosilicate glass, an extremely straws and cutlery by 2022. durable, commercially available glass. It is resistant to thermal shock, But Woolworths isn’t alone in the drive to clean up our meaning it can withstand incredibly high and low temperatures. The environmental waste habits. In April, Spar stores in the Eastern straws can be used for both hot and cold beverages, and are Cape also announced their intention to abandon plastic bags in dishwasher safe. We manufacture the straws locally, allowing us to favour of paper ones. “If we carry on this way and don’t do something www.joburgstyle.co.za | 29
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about the mess we are creating, it can only lead to the eventual destruction of our environment,” said Spar Eastern Cape managing director Conrad Isaac in a statement. Pick ‘n Pay launched its ‘Make Plastic Bags Extinct’ campaign back in 2008 and already boasts a PnP Green range of packaging that is fully recyclable. The likes of Jackson’s Real Food Market sends shoppers home with brown paper bags, while Food Lover’s Market allows shoppers to bring and fill their own containers in an effort to reduce single-use plastic ones.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PLAY YOUR PART? Lauren Haakman from adidas shares some easy habits to kick, and new ones to start:
Instead of buying plastic water bottles, carry water in reusable canisters.
“On 5 June 2018, World Environmental Day, Woolworths stores announced their commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020”
Instead of buying plastic bags, take your own shopping bags to grocery stores.
WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD
In South Africa, three out of 10 girls miss an entire week of school every month (that’s 150 weeks of their total school career) due to not being able to afford menstruation management products like sanitary pads. This results in young girls dropping out of school altogether, as they simply cannot catch up on their schoolwork. This situation is prevalent across the whole of Africa. UNICEF estimates that over 100 million schoolgirls miss school for this very reason, every month. ‘Kgoshigadi’, which means ‘Queen’ in the South African language sePedi, is a social enterprise that seeks to positively impact the lives of women and girls throughout Africa. The project sees mini-factories set up where local unemployed women are hired to manufacture and sell Nandi Pads. These are biodegradable, disposable and affordable sanitary pads. The initiative first launched in 2012 to address the issue of menstruationrelated absenteeism in girls from low-income families in the Soshanguve township of South Africa. At first, sanitary pad donations were collected, but this project has since evolved to create a more sustainable solution. In her lifetime, the average woman creates between 125kg to 150kg of feminine product waste. Normal pads are not biodegradable and this causes serious environmental degradation. Nandi pads, however, are made using an innovative combination of natural fibres and agricultural waste. This combination is converted into hygienic raw material that guarantees the production of safe and affordable feminine hygiene products. Finally, it seems that the world is asking the question, “If plastic was made to last a lifetime, why do we only use it once?” 30 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
Rather than using takeaway cups, take your own mug to coffee shops – you may even get a rebate! Participate in your community recycling programme. Choose products that are packaged in recycled materials, wherever possible. Say no to straws and invest in reusable ones.
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carries with Throughout her journey, she and with it her the voice of her mother, that made the indispensable life lessons her who she is today.
Entertaining and thought-provoking, itâ€™s one of the must-read autobiographies of the year.
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She won acclaim for her bluegarbed sculptures with their sweeping Victorian skirts. Now Mary Sibande has become a household name as her exhibitions have taken Joburg – and the rest of the world – by storm. She’s a sculptor, photographer and visual artist with works on Zeitz MOCAA’s permanent exhibition. She’s also exhibited all over the globe – in Kansas, Paris, London, Perth, Amsterdam, Venice and more. Knowing Mary Sibande, we ain’t seen anything yet.
Sophie These sculptures called ‘Sophie’ are dressed in local domestic workers’ uniforms
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SHE DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE A MAN, OR FIGHT LIKE A MAN. SHE WANTS TO FIGHT LIKE A WOMAN. THAT’S WHAT SETS OSCARWINNING HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS CHARLIZE THERON APART FROM THE NORM
ugust was Women’s Month, a celebration of women, in particular their strength of character, their outspoken views, their femininity and unshakable beliefs. But women deserve more than just one month to restore their rightful place in society. Their voices deserve to be heard, especially when they’re talking about gender equality in the business world, in society and in every culture. Which is why we have chosen to put South African-born actress Charlize Theron on our cover for the September issue of Joburg Style. We are extending the celebration of women for as long as it takes for their voices to be
heard. “I just now refuse to be a part of anything that doesn’t feel like it reflects the truth, not just in women but in storytelling,” she has been quoted as saying. This Oscar-winning super star is extremely outspoken when it comes to her views on rape, gender equality and female empowerment. Our South African princess is certainly not shy to air her views on everything from equal pay to AIDS, and everything in-between. Many of the roles she has played and the movies she has directed include powerful feminine archetypes, roles in which she transforms herself from the sweet blonde beauty we all know into a nasty, sometimes sinister woman. Her first depiction of something other than a glamorous star was in Monster, which she produced in 2003. She played serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a role that won her an Oscar for Best Actress. Facial prosthetics certainly assisted in transforming her into the monster she portrayed, but it was her undeniable acting skills that really did the trick. Other equally diverse female roles include everything from the selfish Mavis in Young Adult in 2011, the traumatised Libby in Dark Places in 2015 and the deadly
“I just now refuse to be a part of anything that doesn’t feel like it reflects the truth, not just in women but in storytelling” agent Lorraine in last year’s Atomic Blonde. A mother of two adopted children, a fêted movie star who is the epitome of glamour and chic, and who has been endorsed by the likes of Dior fragrance J’Ador, Charlize Theron is an anomaly. Who would have expected this pretty meisie from Benoni to be such a strong voice for women and women’s rights? For standing up for women and literally baring her soul on screen? She’s one of a new breed of celebrities, a collection of women who take no nonsense, who aren’t
ashamed to be seen pared down and unglamorous, make-up free and victimised by society. She’s one of those stars who is celebrated for their strong opinions and modern take on the world. Like Madonna before her and, more recently, Kristen Stewart, she epitomises the modern woman. Something we should celebrate all year round, not just one month a year.
WATCH OUT FOR TULLY In this 2018 movie, which was on screen to tie in with Mother’s Day, Charlize plays Marlo, mother of two with another on the way. The story is an earnest, raw look at motherhood, and shines a light on just how impossibly tough and exhausting it can be to be a mom. The actress convincingly portrays an exhausted mother with a vulnerability and humour that is charming and to the point.
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“GOLDBLATT captured the SOCIAL & MORAL value systems that portrayed South Africa during a period of the apartheid system in order to INFLUENCE its changing POLITICAL LANDSCAPE” – President Cyril Ramaphosa A TRIBUTE TO RENOWNED SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT, WHO DIED ON 25 JUNE THIS YEAR, AGED 87
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orn in Randfontein in 1930, David Goldblatt was the son of Lithuanian immigrants. From the age of 18 he started taking photographs of everything that surrounded him – people, structures and landscapes – focusing his camera on aspects of apartheid over the decades. He documented South African blacks working in the mines or travelling under racist laws that restricted their movements. He also photographed whites in their privileged capacity, and interactions between black and white people that depicted how South Africa was distinctly “abnormal and abhorrent”. “I was very interested in the events that were taking place in the country as a citizen but, as a photographer, I’m not particularly interested, and I wasn’t then, in photographing the moment that something happens. I’m interested in the conditions that give rise to events,” he once explained. Described by Liza Essers, the Director of the Goodman Gallery, as “a legend, a teacher, a national icon, and a man of absolute integrity”, Goldblatt was renowned as a documenter of the world he lived in. Throughout his career, his photographs were exhibited all
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over the world in museums as well as in newspapers. Earlier this year, in honour of his work, the Pompidou Centre in Paris held a critically acclaimed retrospective entitled Goldblatt. Another exhibition will be held posthumously in Australia in October, at the MCA Sydney. In 1988 Goldblatt was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Then, in 2001, a retrospective of his work over the past half century entitled David Goldblatt: 51 Years toured various museums and galleries worldwide. A year later he was one of the very few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta II in Kassel in Germany. This was followed by another exhibition at Documenta 12 in 2007 in the same location. During his career, Goldblatt held solo exhibitions in New York at both the Jewish Museum and the New Museum. His work was included in an exhibition entitled ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and has also been featured in shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Barbican Centre in London. Most major international museums have included Goldblattâ€™s images in collections, including the South African National Gallery; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the Pompidou, Paris; Tate, London; Inhotim in Brazil; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. 40 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
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Goldblatt has received numerous awards over the years. In 2006, he received the Hasselblad award and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award. He won the 2013 ICP Infinity Award and, in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France. An agreement was signed recently with the Yale University Art Gallery, transferring Goldblatt’s entire archive of negatives to the university. In addition, a digital archive of this esteemed photograher’s work will be created in South Africa and made available to the public for free through an initiative named the Photographic Legacy Project. On hearing of Goldblatt’s death, President Cyril Ramaphosa released a statement expressing his heartfelt condolences. It included the following words: “Our country remains proud of his contribution to the portrayal of its life through the medium of photography and for leaving an indelible mark in our inclusive literary culture.” Rest in peace, David Goldblatt. Your images live on in our hearts. www.joburgstyle.co.za | 43
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ngels on Bikes is a collective of all-women riders formed to build a sisterhood of female bikers. Most of the women belong to regional motorcycle clubs such as Soweto’s Hoodratz MCC. These strong women grace Joburg’s streets on their superbikes and cruisers, offering a refreshing reflection of the growing economic independence of urban African women and the diversity of experience available to women in the city. Motorcycles are exhilarating, and bikers are a striking mixture of courage and composure. While the impetus for biking varies among the ladies, the freedom of the open air and road drives them all. “I am a biker for life, it’s my therapy,” says Star Lady, aka Nelisiwe. The Hoodratz MCC secretary fell in love with bikes after she spent a weekend riding Harleys with her best friend on a trip to Bloemfontein in 2010. “Biking is where I experienced true sisterhood. I remember a trip to Nelspruit I thought I might miss because I was a bit cash-strapped and the ladies came together and sorted me out,” she says, reflecting on camaraderie in the female biking community. Riding with the ladies is awe-inspiring; they obliterate expectation and misconceptions, their power captures the attention of gobsmacked pedestrians who immediately begin to clap or blow kisses. “My own prejudices about motorcycles disappeared the moment I mounted one and felt the speed, the adrenaline and the crisp wind – such sweet, scintillating liberation. Terror gripped me for a moment as I stepped up, but excitement and pure thrill followed. The open air and speed are totally addictive. It’s the most refreshing experience, and the leather pants and boots make it all the more potent.” The public perception around biking is shifting. While traditionally
it was the stronghold of aged, bearded masculinity, it has become a part of modern celebrations and an inspiration to Joburgers, who respond with curiosity and excitement at the sight and sounds of the bikers. The positive response to the women on bikes from other women is heartwarming. Twin B, aka Busisiwe Sithole, recalls a moment she had with an older lady who told her how she wished she had been a biker when she was younger, but time and circumstance did not allow. Twin B is a member of Soweto’s Hoodratz MCC; she lost her husband, Barry, in a motorcycle accident in 2015, yet she continues to ride because it reconnects her with him. It may seem counter-intuitive that she would get back on the bike after such tragedy, but she met Barry at Hoodratz and the love of superbikes and speed is something they shared. “I was scared to ride after Barry passed, but I had to. I feel him with me when I ride,” she explains. Entering Busi and Nelisiwe’s homes offers a warmer perspective of each of the women. Both are mothers, and their biking is integrated into their social and community lives. “I’ve met so many different people through my riding and have gained a community and better riding skills as well,” says Busi. “My neighbours hate the
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noise, though,” she admits. Nelisiwe threw her son a biker-themed first birthday. Many members of her club attended, just as support, she says. “Bikers take care of each other; we don’t drive past someone who is stuck; we’ll stop and help. And, if you’re hurt, the community will circulate a message to your family and do their best to ensure you get immediate medical attention,” she says. Women riding motorcycles in a society pervaded by inequality is a result of the political and economic agency gained by African women in Joburg. These women fuel the aspirations of other young women to establish their own independence. And the sisterhood is growing and debunking myths of feminine fragility with every rally and ride. The skill and self-possession required to manage a motorcycle are handled with grace and elegance by these ladies, and they’re representing confidence and empowerment to all who are lucky enough to witness them.
WHY WOMEN RIDE BIKES A survey commissioned by Harley-Davidson in the US revealed the following… • More than 33 percent of riders reported feeling less stressed after riding. • 74 percent believed their lives had improved since they started riding bikes. • More than 50 percent of riders cite their motorbikes as a key source of happiness. • 35 percent reported always feeling confident since they started riding.
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B-BOYING, OR BREAKDANCING FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T IN THE KNOW, DATES BACK TO THE LATE ‘70S. IT CREATED A GLOBAL DANCE PHENOMENON THAT SHOWCASES IT AS MORE THAN JUST AN EXPRESSION, BUT A LIFESTYLE. HERE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD, THE B-BOY SUBCULTURE IS ALIVE AND KICKING
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e break wherever we go. We’ll just jump in the road and start dancing. It’s all about the craziness, the passion,” says 33-year-old Christos Adonis Droganis, aka BBoy Christos, from the crew Demolition Squad. Christos started b-boying in 1998 when he was 15. “Back then there was no b-boy scene in Joburg.” Christos’s cousin had heard about a club in Hillbrow, Reality, where they ‘did’ b-boying on a Monday and Wednesday. “I used to love doing handstands and flips, so I went through one night. I was taught by the now legendary graffiti artist Gogga, and in 2000, I formed my own crew, Demolition Squad.” Quaid Jones, aka JS 1, is a 23-year-old b-boy from the crew Artistic Intelligence. “My dad was a b-boy. In 1983 and ’84, he was probably part of the best crew in Zimbabwe. He tried to teach me when I was in Grade 3 and 4, and I learnt a few moves, but I wasn’t really that interested. It wasn’t until high school when I wanted to be the cool kid that I asked my dad to teach me again. I started a crew in Zimbabwe called Swisher House and, when I moved to South Africa, I met with the founders of Artistic Intelligence, who asked me to join them.” B-boying is all about the camaraderie. “As a b-boy, no matter what country you visit, you’re guaranteed to find another b-boy,” says Christos. “You’ll find them and they’ll find you, and when you link up, it’s as if you’ve been friends forever.” “You don’t need money to b-boy,” he adds. “I guess that’s why a lot of b-boys don’t come from much.” When b-boys travel, they have host families who take them in. “The moms will take in seven guys they don’t know. They don’t have much, but they’ll treat us better than people who have a lot. It’s really humbling.” When not b-boying what do these b-boys do? “Every b-boy has There’s so much more to b-boying than performing. “You become a something they have to do on the side – like a day job. You won’t survive family,” Christos adds. “I’m the otherwise,” says Christos. “But it’s oldest in my crew, so I’m like a the sacrifices that make it that much father or mentor figure to the guys. sweeter.” By day Christos is an I take them for lunches, dinners and essential oil mixer for Africology. B-boying – the expression/dance movies. We roll together. It doesn’t Quaid heads up visual design at MC’ing – vocals/the storyteller have to be scheduled; you can just Artistic Intelligence Entertainment DJ – the music/beat maker rock up. But when it’s time to jam, (the company formed by the Graffiti artist – the visual storyteller Making the fifth element: The knowledge of the movement then it’s time to jam.” founders of Artistic Intelligence What inspires the b-boys’ new crew). He also teaches breakdancing. choreography? “We’re inspired by all different dance forms… Martial “My youngest student is four years old and he’s busting moves. My art forms, classic Hollywood musicals, the way an old man walks, oldest is a headmaster in his late forties.” these can all form part of our set. It’s very theatrical and expressive,” Both Christos and Quaid session (train) almost every night. “There Christos explains. are times when we’re just messing around, but even messing around,
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we’re still training,” Christos explains. You can catch some b-boying every second Saturday in Braamfontein. “There’s a specific section where the b-boys to do their thing,” says Quaid. Christos adds, “It takes me back to when I started as a youngster in town. This is where the young kids start, they practise around you and it spreads that love of the movement. These are the kids of the b-boying future.” Christos reflects, “When I was a young kid, I was shy. I couldn’t speak to people and I had a huge complex about myself. B-boying was my only outlet, my way of talking.” Has b-boying hit a plateau? Where to from here? “B-boying is definitely not dying out, it’s growing for sure,” says Quaid. “But it’s up to
B-BOY DICTIONARY Biting To steal something, for example: The crew bit the name for themselves Cipher The b-boy group; one guy enters the middle of the circle at a time showing his moves Sessioning Training Eating it Killing it
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the individual,” Christos adds. “I see a lot of kids get into it and once they go to university they stop. It happens to everyone – the harder you get hit, you’ve got to get up. You come up with a gig that people can’t say no to, and you sell yourself. The young guys are the ones who need to take over now, like Quaid.” The b-boys know how to give back, too. In 2010, Artistic Intelligence started a CSI project called Project Smile. “We’ve visited underprivileged schools all over the place. It’s so good to give back to the community. You’re not just teaching, you’re changing lives, and it’s one of the best feelings ever,” says Quaid. How about the b-boy style? “The street style fashion you see today is derived from b-boys – tracksuit pants, joggers. B-boys were wearing these 15 years ago because they’re so comfortable to break in. We all have our own individual style, but come together to do one thing, one goal,” Christos says. If you have to put a trademark on a b-boy, it would be sneakers. “All b-boys go crazy for awesome shoes. That’s just how we roll. We’re all sneaker heads,” Quaid explains. “B-boying is a lifestyle. It’s the best thing that could have happened to me,” says Quaid with a grin. “So,” Christos turns to Quaid, “Are we sessioning after this?”
B-BOYING IS ALL ABOUT THE CAMARADERIE. “AS A B-BOY, NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU VISIT, YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO FIND ANOTHER B-BOY,” SAYS CHRISTOS
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A BLIP ON THE RADAR ST HELENA IS A TINY LITTLE ISLAND NEARLY 2,000KM FROM AFRICA AND 3,000KM FROM SOUTH AMERICA. DISCOVER THIS HIDDEN GEM ON A BUCKET-LIST ADVENTURE
ith its unique, rich diversity and heritagebased attractions, St Helena is a joy to explore. This subtropical island offers a plethora of activities, from visiting its little Georgian town to exploring the rugged coastline, rolling hills and the stark yet striking geology of Sandy Bay. The island boasts a varied history, breathtaking views from its highest peak, called Diana’s Peak, plus inviting waters and plenty of charm. That’s what makes this destination so unique… there’s so much more to the island than you may think. St Helena is situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. The nearest land to it is Ascension Island, which is 1,125km to its north-west. The island is 1,950km from the south-west coast of Africa and 2,900km from the coast of South America. It is tiny – around 122 square kilometres in size, and one of the most remote islands in the world. St Helena’s climate is controlled by the South Atlantic high pressure system and the equatorial trough. In simple terms, it has a mild climate with changeable weather due to the south-east trade winds. You may wake up to a cloudy morning, but this will often lead to a bright, sunny afternoon. As there are no drastic weather patterns, the island doesn’t have four different seasons. The hottest months are between January and 56 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
March, and the coldest are between June and September, making the weather quite similar to South Africa. And because the weather is so mild, you can visit the island all year round. The island boasts a fascinating history. It was discovered in 1502 by the Portuguese. It later became a Dutch colony under the East India Company and then a British colony under the Crown. It was a strategically important port of call during British reign. St Helena’s remote location made it an ideal place of exile for key prisoners, including some 6,000 Boers and King Dinuzulu, king of the Zulu nation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, until his death in 1913. In addition, Bahraini princes and Napoléon Bonaparte were imprisoned there. The French statesman actually died on St Helena in 1821. The island also played an important role during the abolition of slavery. Its heritage provides a significant legacy of fortifications, remains and historic buildings, many of which are found in the quintessential Atlantic port of Jamestown, the
“Bread ‘n Dance is tomato paste sandwiches, named because they are always served at a dance, or other social events” capital. Jamestown boasts several buildings listed because of their historic importance and its Main Street has been described as “one of the best examples of unspoiled Georgian architecture anywhere in the world”. Ideally, one should spend at least a week exploring St Helena. You’ll enjoy a packed itinerary experiencing birdlife and wildlife, hiking, diving and various marine activities, including viewing humpback whales, dolphins and whale sharks. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, and, if you’re on the island during any festivals or community activities, you will see first-hand how the islanders live. You can go scuba diving or snorkelling. You can even meet the oldest resident on the island and the oldest known invertebrate in the world, Jonathan the tortoise! For more information on this fascinating island and travel assistance in getting there, contact Flight Centre for details, www.flightcentre.co.za
• Charles Darwin visited the island in 1836 and described it as “a curious little world within itself”. • The island is named after St Helena of Constantinople, consort of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus and mother of Constantine the Great. • The island has only one newspaper.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Currency The currency is the St Helena pound (SHP), but Great British pounds (GBP) are also widely accepted. Most stores and restaurants accept cash payments only. There is no ATM on the island, so withdraw or exchange currency on arrival at the Bank of St Helena Currency Exchange Kiosk at the airport. It also cashes GBP traveller’s cheques. Anything to declare? • St Helena has very strict laws regarding what can be brought onto the island. Remember, if you’re in doubt, declare it.
HOW TO GET THERE The best way to get to St Helena is with direct flights on SA Airlink from Johannesburg on Saturdays. Over the festive season (December and January), Airlink is adding an additional flight midweek to the Joburg/St Helena route from 1 December 2018 to 30 April 2019. This enables you to book three-, four-, seven- or 10-night stays or even longer on St Helena. www.flyairlink.com
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A DESTINATION WAITING TO BE EXPLORED
St Helena offers visitors a chance to get away to an all year round getaway destination recently connected to air access, where beauty lies at every turn. Discover the warm waters of the South Atlantic and swim with Whale sharks or marvel at humpback whales breaching the waterâ€™s surface. The island has ideal terrain to explore on foot, allowing access to some of the most remote areas â€“ from rocky and coastal to the lush and rugged. Encounter the oldest known land vertebrate in the world in a backdrop of a picturesque manor house. St Helena is a unique island with remarkable heritage, rare vegetation and unique welcoming people.
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Ryan Potgieter, General Manager of Flight Centre Business Travel South Africa, has the inside track on New York Cityâ€™s top attractions and how to enjoy them whilst on a business trip
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orty-eight hours isn’t nearly enough time to see and experience New York City entirely, but, if your next business trip or short stopover is the only chance you’ll get, you can still squeeze the Big Apple of its juice. New York is a popular business destination but doubles as an ideal place to take a ‘bleisure’ break – combining business and leisure. If you are flying all that way, it is worth getting a bit more out of your trip by adding in a leisure element in-between meetings or even requesting some extended leave after your business meetings are finished. I advise chatting to a travel professional to help you manage your budget, advise on value-adds like travel insurance and offer activities to get the most of your time and money in the city. To be honest, 48 hours may only whet your appetite, but here is my advice on what to do in New York on or after your business trip.
Even if it’s only in the area of your meeting or hotel, head out on foot to explore. From the oldest buildings near the Wall Street Financial District to Chinatown, Little Italy, Tribeca and the West Village – all are worth a short stroll and an exploration. Walk up Fifth Avenue, from the Washington Square Arch at the bottom to The Plaza Hotel at the top. Pop into the New York Public Library and witness Central Park along the way; it is especially beautiful in spring and autumn but you will enjoy being out in the fresh air and the respite from the big city bustle any time
NYC AFTER DARK
As the city that never sleeps, New York is the right place to sightsee after dark. Book a show on Broadway,
or sip a White Russian or Espresso Martini at Westlight, 22 floors up with a breathtaking view of the city lit up at night. This rooftop bar offers the best views of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. It’s open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Friday from 2pm to 2am, Saturday from 12 noon till 2am and Sunday from noon till midnight. Most museums offer extended late hours and free entry on the first Friday of every month, while admission to The Museum of Modern Art is free for all visitors every Friday evening, from 4 to 8pm.
‘BLEISURE’ TOOLS TO USE ON THE GO
Pizza is the quintessential New York meal – it’s fast and it’s cheap. In lower Manhattan, try a Black Seed bagel or a free tour of Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery. These run every half hour from 1 to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Old Town Bar near Union Square offers all the NYC foodie classics between 11.30am and 1am every day, while Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like daily foodie tours through Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side.
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If you don’t have time for a tour or museum visit, make your way across the Brooklyn Bridge. The structure itself is a stunning piece of architecture, while the views over the East River and Governors Island are breathtaking. Alternatively, head to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck (Rockefeller Center) for panoramic New York City views. It is normally not as crowded as the Empire State Building. Plan this in advance through your travel expert so that you can obtain skip-the-queue tickets from New York Pass. The best way to add a leisure element to your business trip is by asking a travel agent to create a mini leisure itinerary.
Keep your leisure schedule light so you’re not crunched for time, but be prepared with some go-to travel tools if you find yourself with some time to spare. The Guides by Lonely Planet app (free for iOS and Android) curates quality information on points of interest, as well as travel tips that you can save offline. Download the Visit a City app, which gives you the exact distance and time it takes in-between attractions. www.lonelyplanet.com/guides
DIRECTORY The New York Public Library www.nypl.org The Museum of Modern Art www.moma.org Westlight westlightnyc.com Brooklyn Brewery brooklynbrewery.com Black Seed www.blackseedbagels.com Old Town Bar www.oldtownbar.com Rockefeller Center www.rockefellercenter.com Broadway shows www.broadway.com Free Tours by Foot freetoursbyfoot.com The New York Pass www.newyorkpass.com
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EXPLORE | EUROPE’S CHRISTMAS MARKETS
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING TO SPEND THE ENTIRE FESTIVE SEASON IN EUROPE OR ARE VISITING FOR A SHORT TIME, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE VARIOUS TRADITIONAL MARKETS THAT OFFER A MAGICAL TASTE OF A REAL WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTA AND ALL
is show up and connect with a different kind of Christmas in the most popular markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.” Here’s a taste of some of the most popular Christmas markets to visit:
arming Glühwein and Yuletide cheer, brightly lit market squares packed with traditional stalls laden with wooden toys and an extravaganza of carols. That’s what you’ll find when you explore towns in Europe from mid-November until Christmas Eve, from Paris to Prague. A tradition carried on from medieval times, these magical markets offer the opportunity to purchase traditional Christmas decorations and festive fare. The most traditional of these markets are found in German-speaking European countries. It makes sense – these countries kindled the spirit of Christmas in medieval times to mark the beginning of Advent and allow locals to purchase their traditional Christmas decorations and festive fare. “There’s not a town or city in Europe that doesn’t make the most of the season to share a little festival cheer. From colourful szopki processions to prune men, each market showcases its own traditional food and customs,” says Trafalgar South Africa’s Managing Director, Teresa Richardson. “Our company runs special Christmas market departures that are incredibly popular among South African travellers of all ages. All the details of each trip have been taken care of, so all you need to do 62 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
NUREMBERG Arguably Germany’s most famous Christmas market, the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg dates back to the early 17th century. Here you can wander past 180 traditional wooden stalls laden with locally produced wooden toys, buy one of its famous Zwetschgenmännle (prune men) and sample the local blueberry Glühwein. STRASBOURG Head to the ‘Capital of Christmas’ for an enchanting Christmas market experience that has been wowing festival goers for more than four centuries. You’ll find pretty wooden chalets, Bredele biscuits and magic in the chilly winter air as you stroll past hundreds of the Christkindelsmärik chalets around the city centre. VIENNA The City of Music puts on quite a show over the festive season, with a picture-perfect baroque backdrop for several Christmas markets held across the city. A favourite is the Old Viennese Christmas Market in the city centre, which dates back to 1772. Also popular is the Vienna Christmas World on Rathausplatz, with its ice rink and beautiful light installations. Schönbrunn Palace is not only the city’s most visited site year-round, it also hosts of the city’s finest Christmas markets. Here you’ll find handmade Christmas decorations and numerous exquisite nativity sets. SALZBURG The Salzburg Christmas market is among one of the
oldest in Europe – it dates back as far as the 15th century. The market is located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the cathedral. Visitors can take part in numerous events such as choral singing or playing wind instruments. A highlight is the nativity exhibits in the Residenz courtyard. DRESDEN For almost six centuries, revellers have indulged in this market’s carols and characteristic Stollen or Striezel (fruitcake), from which Dresden’s Striezelmarkt derives its name. Today, the most famous feature of this market is the 14m-high Erzgebirge Christmas Pyramid and special events like the Dresdner Stollen festival. PRAGUE A veritable winter wonderland awaits in Prague at the Christmas markets in both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Tuck into klobása sausages and Trdelnik pastries, paired with one of the famous Czech beers or a warming cup of svařené víno. bigambitions.co.za
FASCINATING FACTS In many European cities, the opening of the Christmas market is marked by welcoming the Christkind (Christ child). This is often portrayed by a young boy representing baby Jesus or a young girl dressed as an angel. Germany adds to its Christmas celebrations by staging a nativity trail around the streets.
HOW TO GET THERE Trafalgar Tours can organise a festive season tour to the Christmas markets for you. www.trafalgar.com/en-za
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FOR ONE LONG BLOCK ALONG JAN SMUTS AVENUE, AND ANOTHER LITTLE BIT OF A BLOCK ALONG KEYES, ART AND CREATIVITY ABOUND. THIS IS ROSEBANK REINVENTED. AND WHAT FUN IT IS. SHARON PRESTON TAKES A LOOK
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eyes Art Mile is a landmark already, with the ultramodern Trumpet Building at centre stage, home to iconic Marble restaurant, where David Higgs reigns supreme, and some of the best art galleries in the country and a smidgeon of places to shop. But there’s another whole block full of art, fabulous food and a little bit of retail that sometimes get overlooked. I’m talking about Jan Smuts Avenue between Bolton Road and Wells Avenue, where the little Parks Centre stands. Yes, we know the Goodman Gallery is on the corner opposite Bolton Road Collection. But there’s plenty more if you take the time to look. Skip over the uneven stones along the pavement, don’t mind the traffic, just put your best foot forward and stroll along the road, and you’ll find a whole lot of little adventures just waiting to be experienced. This is another stretch of Rosebank’s Art Mile, and there’s exciting stuff happening…
Marble Restaurant on Keyes Avenue remains iconic, offering an unbeatable culinary experience – even in fickle Joburg where places to go, people to look up to and fashionable trends change at the blink of an eye. David Higgs has managed to maintain the restaurant’s reputation not only for fine fire-grilled fare, but for innovative dining that is ahead of the pack. If you’re looking for something a little bit different and a lot more casual, head for Saigon Suzy on Jan Smuts. It calls itself an Asian BBQ and Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar and serves street food from all over Southeast Asia washed down with Asian-inspired cocktails. After a few of those, you’ll find yourself singing your heart out in the Karaoke Bar. Right next door on the corner is Bolton Road Collection, a great meeting place for coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner, offering contemporary bistro-style food in a relaxed atmosphere. Next on Bolton Road is a hidden gem called Coalition Pizza, where you’ll find pizzas that will transport you to Florence in Italy. A chef stretches the dough while exercising his arms
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in myriad directions, then it’s covered with flour, pounded into a thin base with melt-in-the-mouth crispy crust and topped with a choice of only eight ingredients to create an incomparable delight. If you enjoy savouring pastry and Urban Grind’s finest coffee against a backdrop of trendy artworks, stop off at Priest Espresso Bar. It’s a treat. For more casual fare, you’ll find two delightful places below Marble in the Trumpet Building. BGR offers quintessential burgers and fries with your choice of toppings, all free, so you can build your burger to your liking. You can also have a low-carb version, the lettuce bun. The custard ice cream is legendary – take some home or savour one of the delicious milkshakes. Milk Bar is a popular haunt for coffee, breakfast, a little lunch or a choice of drinks when the sun goes down. It’s a tiny slice of African cool, with a whole lot of atmosphere. Let’s not forget Parks Café in the Parks Centre, a laidback coffee spot with scrumptious breakfasts, light meals for lunch and Wi-Fi so you can catch up on emails or do a little work.
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PANTRY MARKET AT KEYES Launched in March, this fabulous food market is well worth a visit. It takes place on the last Saturday morning of each month, offering small batch, artisanal foods to take home and enjoy. Right until the end of August, the market will offer winter season specials and thereafter warm weather dishes will be featured.
Enjoy freshly baked breads and pastries, cheeses, coffee, crêpes and other delicious fare, as well as a fascinating food-related talk by an industry expert. Producers include Bakgat Naartjies, which also farms ‘Eureka’ lemons in the North West, Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates, Craft Coffee, Isabella’s Gelateria, Kula Organics, Lorian’s Cheeses, The Grainery, raw small batch honey from Urban Apiary and much more. The Pantry Market takes place from 9am to 2pm in the Atrium of the Trumpet on Keyes. See you there! www.keyesartmile.co.za
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contemporary art exhibitions as well as human technology and scientific installations. Sculptures by leading contemporary artists spread out over both sides of the pavement, creating an eye-catching adventure. Everard Read Gallery is the oldest commercial art gallery on the continent and synonymous with the finest South African art. It boasts four exhibition areas and various courtyards and indigenous gardens. Also in the building is TMRW, an exploration space that blends augmented, virtual and mixed reality to create artistic real world experiences. Iconic and historic, the Goodman Gallery stands proudly on Jan Smuts Avenue. One of Joburg’s most distinguished and long-standing contemporary art galleries, it was established in 1966 during the apartheid era. Now headed by Liza Esserts, it showcases influential artists who strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation. At the very top of the Jan Smuts Art Strip, on the same side of the road as the Goodman Gallery, the Kim Sacks Gallery is a treasure trove full of art, craft and design from all over Africa. Then, across the road you’ll find Priest, part edit suite, part coffee shop and part pop-up gallery space. It hosts regular indie art exhibitions featuring emerging artists. On the same strip is Lizamore & Associates, a gallery showcasing excellent contemporary art from emerging and established local artists. Also here is fine art gallery Gallery 2, which promotes contemporary up-and-coming artists across all disciplines. David Krut Projects is also along Jan Smuts, a stunning exhibition space with a bookstore next to it.
Marble Bar remains one of the city’s most popular sundowner spots with breathtaking views from the veranda over Joburg’s jacarandas, even when they’re not in bloom. There’s also the exclusive MESH Club on the same floor, which boasts a cocktail bar called the Mix Bar, serving curated cocktails, a restaurant offering Jamaican/African-style cuisine and a members’ lounge. They also boast an outdoor area for an al fresco experience. Coalition Pizza has a back door that leads to a hidden gem, Sin & Taxes, an extraordinary little gin bar open Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm till 1am. Enjoy artisanal cocktails at this stunning speakeasy – the menu changes with the season and current mixology trends. At number 144 Jan Smuts Avenue around the corner, you’ll find a brand new spot, A Streetcar Named Desire, offering great drinks and a trendy atmosphere.
Hidden amongst the art and hype are numerous shops worth exploring. In Keyes Avenue’s Trumpet building, you’ll find Anatomy Design, the showroom of powerhouse HK Studio, which features timeless
Next to Trumpet Building is the legendary CIRCA Gallery, developed alongside the Everard Read Gallery. CIRCA features magnificent
handcrafted décor pieces that are a feast for the senses. There’s also Kartell, offering unique décor products from all over the world. Cassina, under the same True Design umbrella, showcases quality furniture and design. The building is also home to The Butchery by Marble, where you can take home delectable slices of the special cuts of meat served in the restaurant upstairs. Rubbing shoulders with BGR and the Milk Bar are a selection of retail stores, including Okapi, offering exquisite artisanal handbags 68 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
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and accessories sourced from local materials. The famous sneaker store Shelflife is next door – a popular haunt for sneakerheads, it stocks limited editions and rare styles. And let’s not forget Park Centre itself, home to Woolworths, Exotic Kashmir and the ever-popular Polish Nail Spa, where you can enjoy a 30-minute mani if you’re in a hurry or something longer and more luxurious for both hands and feet. If you’re in a hurry and can’t stop for a bite to eat, don’t forget Casalotti’s Pizza Rapido on the corner for a takeout. Across the road from Park Centre is Hadeda, a haven of colour and Mexican magic, with fabric, iconic tiles, crockery and all sorts of décor items that will add a Mexican fiesta to your home. Then along Jan Smuts en route to Bolton, you’ll find La Familia Street Culture, the coolest apparel and sneaker store in the neighbourhood. Round the corner on Bolton itself, there’s Bar Ber Black Sheep where you can not only have a haircut or a shave, but you can enjoy one of the coolest bar menus in town, that includes draught beer, cocktails, beer and whisky.
Marble marble.restaurant Saigon Suzy 011 327 6596 Bolton Road Collection @BRdCollection 011 327 6104 Bar Ber Blacksheep www.barberblacksheep.co.za Coalition Pizza 010 900 4987 La Familia Street Culture lafamiliastreetculture.com Hadeda www.hadeda-tiles.com Milk Bar milkbar.co.za Park Café www.parkcafe.co.za MESH Club www.meshclub.co.za Sin & Taxes 010 900 2559 Circa & Everard Read www.everard-read.co.za Goodman Gallery www.goodman-gallery.com Kim Sacks Gallery www.kimsacks.com TMRW www.tmrw.gallery Priest www.priest.co.za
BGR www.eatbgr.com David Krut Projects www.davidkrutprojects.com Lizamore & Associates lizamore.co.za Gallery 2 www.gallery2.co.za The Butchery by Marble 010 594 5550 Anatomy Design www.anatomydesign.co.za Kartell & Cassina www.truedesign.co.za Okapi www.okapi.com Shelflife www.shelflife.co.za Polish Nail Spa www.polishnailspa.co.za
EXPLORE | CAPE TOWN
48 hours IN THE 021 SINEAD MARTIN IS A NEWBIE CAPE TOWN RESIDENT. SHE DECIDED TO MAKE THE MOTHER CITY HER HOME SIX MONTHS AGO AND INVITES US TO EXPLORE THIS VIBRANT CITY WITH HER
9 TO 10.15AM Vinyasa at the Silo is my idea of heaven. Moving here, I was determined to take up one of the city’s healthiest habits – yoga. There’s no better way to start the weekend than with a sweat-inducing Vinyasa session at the Virgin Active Classic in the Silo District. When you’re overlooking Table Mountain, it really makes a back bend that much easier!
11AM TO 1PM Next stop is to go organic at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay. Whether you go to shop for organic fruit and veggies for the week or just to grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends, it’s a relaxed atmosphere with live music and plenty of delicious treats. I find it hard to resist a Kleinsky’s bagel and am totally guilty of ordering the same one every single time. 2 TO 4PM Another Capetonian habit I’m determined to pick 70 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
up is wine! Best of all, the Constantia Wine Route is one of the few appellations in the world just minutes outside of a city! The route has grown from five farms and now boasts a healthy eight. Just a 20-minute Uber trip from home, it’s a great outing, so round up a few friends to get tasting. Beau Constantia offers a gorgeous view of the rolling vineyards below from a modern setting. Hint: Upload a picture to Instagram while you’re here and score a complimentary glass of bubbly. 6PM All that wine tasting can be hungry work, so head back to the city bowl to one of my favourite Italian restaurants, Il
Leone Mastrantonio, for dinner. This Greenpoint gem undoubtedly serves up the best pasta in town. Local patrons recommend the Tagliatelle Pescatore – a seafood mix with line fish, mussels, calamari and baby prawns in a tomato and white wine sauce. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to seafood, so I opt for a penne chicken dish instead. Booking is recommended here, but the staff will do their best to accommodate walk-ins.
8AM After a full day of eating (and drinking) yesterday, it’s time for an early morning session on the Sea Point promenade. There’s nothing quite like a quick jog or cycle here to get the day started. I love the mix of serious runners, young families and plenty of cute puppies all enjoying the prom together. There are plenty of cafés to grab your morning cuppa, too.
11AM Instead of the usual cooler weather, we’ve been blessed with a scorcher today. Temperatures are set to reach 25°C, which means a cheeky visit to the beach for me. Clifton Third is my beach of choice. I grab my new Marian Keyes novel and head down to soak up some rays. Whoever said sea salt is good for the soul knew exactly what they were talking about. 2PM Feeling inspired by nature, I venture to my favourite
Green Point deli to treat myself to a bunch of blooms to brighten my apartment. Giovanni’s is a Cape Town institution, known for its delicious, ready-cooked food section, cheese and meat counter, and pantry shelves packed with tempting imported specialty goods. Today I’m interested in the flower market. I choose some beautiful roses in unusual pink shades. 4PM No Sunday blues here… One thing I love the most about living in this city is the fact that there are so many ways to kill the Sunday blues. This weekend, I’ve decided to meet a few friends at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay for some cocktails. As we sip and watch the sun go down, it feels like the perfect way to end off yet another glorious weekend in the Mother City. We were even treated to a dolphin sighting!
SINEAD MARTIN Sinead Martin is a freelance writer and digital marketing expert. A previous beauty and health editor, she loves to immerse herself in the latest make-up, skincare and health trends. Follow her Cape Town journey on Instagram – @Sinead_Martin
DIRECTORY Virgin Active www.virginactive.co.za Beau Constantia www.beauconstantia.com Oranjezicht Market www.ozcf.co.za/market-day Il Leone Mastrantonio 021 421 0071 Giovanni’s Deli World 021 434 6893 Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront www.radissonblu.com/en
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EXPLORE | DURBAN
48 hours IN THE 031 IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE DIEHARD DURBANITES HANG OUT, ASK GARTH JOHNSTONE, AN EDITOR AND ADVENTURER WITH A PENCHANT FOR FUN. HERE IS HIS IDEA OF 48 HOURS OF BLISS
10.30/11AM If you’re driving down from Joburg, why not make a stop at Nottingham Road for a late breakfast or pub lunch? We recommend Café Bloom, opposite The Junction, for the freshest scones and tea, or Nottingham Road Hotel for fish and chips and a pint. The Bierfassl, just down the road, is always popular with weekenders and road trippers, and is famous for its festive atmosphere and Austrianinspired fare. It also serves the local Rawdons craft beers.
12 TO 1PM On your first day in Durban you must get down to the beachfront and take a stroll along the promenade (or surf, if you’re that way inclined). This is what the city is all about, after all, and Durban has some of the best ‘winter’ weather anywhere in the world. The promenade is popular with cyclists, skateboarders, walkers and joggers, and the sea is just waiting for the army of surfers, stand-up paddling (SUP) riders,
swimmers and paddle boarders. There are a number of coffee shops and eateries to choose from here, including Circus Circus, Surf Riders Café and Afro’s Chicken Shop. 2PM If you’re looking for something different, try the Bangladesh Market in Chatsworth for some authentic Durban vibes and a bargain or two. This is where many people come to score good deals on fruit and veg, chicken and fish, as well as a colourful array of spices, toiletries, plants, kitchenware and clothing. A sweet assault on the senses, the market harks back to the traditional markets of yesteryear. You may need a Garmin or Google maps for this one. 5PM In the late afternoon or early evening, I’d consider a sundowner
at the Sky Bar at the Roma Revolving Restaurant or Moyo uShaka. Both offer great opportunities to enjoy the last rays of the day in a uniquely Durban setting – Sky Bar with its views of the city and marina, and Moyo with the smell of the ocean and sounds of families enjoying the end of a day out at the seaside. 10PM After supper, plan a night out at one of Durban’s hottest spots, The Chairman on Mahatma Gandhi (Point) Road. Renowned for its live jazz and sophisticated party atmosphere, this is your chance to rub shoulders with the who’s who of Durban and the KZN province. The music gets going at about 10.30pm, with DJs kicking into action later to keep the party going and the cocktails flowing.
9AM Get day two started with breakfast at parc. in Glenwood. Popular with young families who populate this hip neighbourhood, it’s a sociable way to kick off the day with your favourite caffeine fix and a hearty breakfast.
10.30AM If you’re feeling the urge to explore the great outdoors, head for Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve in Yellowwood Park or drive 20 minutes inland for a walk in the Kloof Gorge. Both offer a green-lung escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and are popular with locals and visitors. Suitable for gentle strolls or a real workout, they are also the preserve of small game and abundant birdlife. 1PM For lunch, why not pop in to the Britannia Hotel in Umgeni Road, famous for its bunny chows and curries? Sit in the ‘Brit’s’ pub and let your eyes water as you savour one of the iconic tastes of
“Pop in to Britannia Hotel, famous for its bunny chows and curries” Durban. The mutton bunnies and chutney chops are some of the city’s favourite dishes. 5PM to whenever Finish off the day with a visit to Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi, a hugely popular shisa nyama venue at 328 Mbe Road, or head for Havana Grill at the Suncoast Casino overlooking Suncoast Beach, with 180° views from the Bluff all the way to Umhlanga. It’s all about steaks, wine, cigars and the vibe.
Garth Johnstone is the co-owner and editor of The Meander Chronicle newspaper, based in the KZN Midlands, which he runs with his wife, Nerissa Card. The monthly title is distributed broadly throughout the region, and is also active on social media and meanderchronicle.co.za Garth was formerly editor of The Ridge magazine and has worked extensively in newspapers.
DIRECTORY Café Bloom 033 266 6118 Nottingham Road Hotel www.nottieshotel.co.za The Bierfassl bierfassl.co.za Circus Circus www.circuscircus.co.za Bangladesh Market bangladeshmarket.co.za Roma Revolving Restaurant www.roma.co.za The Chairman www.thechairmanlive.com Kenneth Stainbank Reserve 072 139 5862 Britannia Hotel www.hotelbrits.co.za Havana Grill www.havanagrill.co.za
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Summer fests, food and fun
ROBERTSON WINE ON THE RIVER www.wineonriver.com
On the weekend of 26 to 28 October, winemakers, local chefs and producers will get together on the banks of the Breede River at Goudmyn Farm for a fun and food-filled event. The festival offers visitors a chance to taste award-winning wines from around 30 wineries as well as relax in the fresh country air, enjoy delightful treats, local cuisine and great music. The open-air festival is a popular family event, with a dedicated kids’ area, horse and tractor rides and boat cruises available. The new #TastetheLifestyle tent will be filled with exciting purchases. You can also book a slot to enjoy a local wine tasting.
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A TASTE OF THE SEA www.fryers.co.za
If you’re planning a trip up the Cape’s West Coast to enjoy fresh seafood, make sure to take a detour to Fryer’s Cove, a unique wine cellar located right on the Atlantic coast in Doringbaai, just 302km from Cape Town. Housed in a converted fish factory and jetty right on the sea, Fryer’s Cove has a special charm. The restaurant on the premises serves succulent seafood as well as great meat dishes, all accompanied by Fryer’s unique, award-winning wines – Doringbay Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay Blanc Fumé and more. You can also book a separate tasting. Watch this space for some exciting activities.
www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za Celebrate spring at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival on 15 and 16 September. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore one of the country’s premier wine destinations and enjoy myriad experiences at different wine estates. Travel from one estate to the next, sampling the wines on offer, including new release wines. This two-day festival offers the area’s winemakers the opportunity to showcase their products and lets visitors stock up for the coming festive season. All estates involved are going that extra mile to showcase their offerings. Visitors will enjoy themed tastings, delicious meals, live music and more.
KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER SUNSET CONCERTS www.webtickets.co.za
Every Sunday from 19 November right through to the end of the year and into 2019, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is transformed into a magnificent outdoor concert venue, hosting evening concerts where visitors can enjoy lazy summer sunsets, breathtaking views and some of the best South African music. Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts have become popular summer events, offering every type of music imaginable, from jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk and rock to big band swing. Concertgoers usually bring picnics to enjoy on the lawn.
BOT RIVER SPRING WEEKEND www.botriverwines.com | www.quicket.co.za
The weekend of 1 to 3 September is going to be an awesome one in Bot River in the Overberg, offering three fun-filled days of farm hopping and pantry shopping. This year’s festival includes a variety of activities showcasing the best food, wines and country-style fun available in the region. Participating farms will welcome visitors to taste their wares, either fabulous wines or fresh produce. This year there is a bull fest, which includes a bull race and scavenger hunt for adults using a mobile phone app. You’ll learn all about this fascinating area and win cool prizes, too. Events include yoga in the vineyards, an ox braai, kids’ treasure hunts, a private cellar dinner at Barton and more.
SANI STAGGER ENDURANCE RACE www.sanistagger.co.za
Renowned as one of the top 10 marathons in the country, the Sani Stagger, which takes place on 24 November, is one of the most unique athletic experiences imaginable. The Sani Pass is the only road crossing the KZN Drakensberg as well as the only road between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. As the total number of runners is 550, make sure to book your entry while you still can.
AMASHOVA DURBAN CLASSIC CYCLING RACE www.shova.co.za
Tsogo Sun is hosting the Amashova Durban Classic Cycling Race on 21 October from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. This is one of the toughest and most gruelling of cycling events, albeit the safest. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the annual 106km road race, which follows a similar route to that of the Comrades Marathon. For those who prefer to take it easier, there’s a shorter 38km fun ride, too, which starts at Hillcrest High School at 5.45am. Like the big race, the fun ride ends in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
CAP CLASSIQUE AND CHAMPAGNE FESTIVAL
On 1 and 2 December, you can enjoy ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ at the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. Dress to impress in a themed black and white outfit and get yourself to Franschhoek to enjoy all the fun and activities. The iconic Huguenot Monument provides a spectacular backdrop to this tipple-filled fest, where many local MCCs and a selection of hand-picked French Champagnes will be on offer. If you’re visiting from further afield, why not spend the weekend in Franschhoek? It will give you the opportunity to relax, explore the quaint Western Cape and sample some of the best wine and cuisine in the country.
BABYLONSTOREN FARM HOTEL www.babylonstoren.com
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This iconic hotel is a relaxed yet luxurious retreat set in exquisite Cape Dutch farm-style, whitewashed buildings with elegant gables. Choose from one of the six one-bedroomed suites, three one-bedroomed cottages or four cottages with two bedrooms each. Newer accommodation is also available in nine onebedroomed farmhouse suites, all with an outdoor pool, hot spa area and lounge area. There is a garden full of fresh produce that is used to prepare meals for the famous restaurant on the premises, and the hotel also offers a spa. The gardens are lush and beautiful and the entire setting is quite sublime.
STRANDLOPER OCEAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL www.strandloperocean.com Located in pretty Paternoster, this exclusive hideaway offers 14 beautiful rooms and suites with private terrace or courtyard and wide doors opening out onto the sand. Paternoster is famous for its seafood and lobsters, served in the hotel’s Ocean Lounge with its scenic views.
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Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley is no more and in its place, you’ll find Calexico, an Americana-themed restaurant and bar that is inspired by Californian music and flavours with a hint of Mexico thrown in for good measure. The new bar-style menu created by chef and food stylist Robyn TimsonMoss is an adventure in Joburg dining, with nachos rubbing shoulders with sticky ribs, hot brisket and plenty of moreish mojitos. Cocktails have never tasted this good! The owners have created the same, just even better. Well worth a visit. 011 482 5791
It’s all about the music at Calexico. There’s even a record player!
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Peppadew® is a great chutney that adds a real hit of flavour to marinades or any sauces
SWEET & STICKY PEPPADEW® KAROO LAMB RIBLETS Ingredients ½ cup (125ml) Peppadew® chutney 3 tbsp (45ml) olive oil ½ tsp (2.5ml) dried chilli flakes 2 tbsp (30ml) honey 2 tbsp (30ml) fresh oregano, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1kg Karoo riblets (or chops) Fresh herbs, to serve How to do it 1. In a small bowl, combine the Peppadew® chutney, olive oil, dried chilli flakes, honey, fresh oregano, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well and set aside. 2. Pour the marinade over the Karoo riblets, coating well. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. 3. Cook the ribs on the braai to your liking or until the marinade is sticky and slightly charred. 4. Scatter with fresh micro herbs just before serving.
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BEEF, BILTONG & AVOCADO SLIDERS WITH CHEESY PAP CHIPS Ingredients For the cheesy pap chips 2½ cups (625ml) water 1 cup (250ml) mieliepap flour Pinch of salt 1 cup (250ml) grated cheddar cheese 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the beef, biltong and avocado sliders 500g lean beef mince 3 spring onions, sliced 150g biltong powder 4 tbsp (60ml) chopped, fresh flat leaf Italian parsley 3 tbsp (45ml) grated Parmesan Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil To serve Mini burger buns Sliced avocado Creamy chakalaka dip Peppadew® chutney Micro herbs How to do it For the cheesy pap chips 1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the salt. 2. Start whisking in the mieliepap flour until smooth, lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Give the pap a stir and remove from the heat. 3. Add the cheese, olive oil and season well with salt and black pepper. 4. Pour the pap into a greased baking dish and create a thin, even layer. Put aside to cool and set. For the sliders 1. In a large bowl, combine the mince, spring onions, biltong powder, parsley, Parmesan and season well. 2. Divide the mixture into 8 small patties, brush with olive oil and set aside. Cooking 1. Heat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the pap into ‘chips’, place them on the tray and drizzle with olive oil. 2. Bake for 14-20 minutes or until golden and crisp. 3. Grill the sliders in a hot griddle pan and cook to your liking. 4. Place the patties onto the buns, add avo, chakalaka dip, Peppadew® chutney and herbs. Serve with cheesy pap chips.
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CHARGRILLED LEMON CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SKEWERS Ingredients For the souvlaki 4 large chicken breasts, cubed 3 tbsp (45ml) olive oil Juice of 1 large lemon 1 large garlic clove, grated Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the tzatziki 1 cup (250ml) thick Greek yoghurt 1 small garlic clove, grated Â˝ cucumber grated and squeezed Toasted pita bread, to serve Chopped tomatoes, to serve How to do it 1. Place the chicken, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a bowl. Season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and marinate for 20 minutes. 2. Skewer the chicken onto bamboo skewers and grill over a hot griddle pan or braai for 10 minutes (turning regularly) or until the chicken is cooked through. 3. For the tzatziki, combine the Greek yoghurt, garlic and cucumber in a bowl and season. Mix well. 4. Serve the chicken souvlaki with toasted pita, a dollop of tzatziki and chopped tomatoes.
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Hotdogs are the leading street food in New York, with street vendors and food trucks dedicated to this familiar favourite
GOURMET HERB MAYO HOT DOG Ingredients For the herb mayo Â˝ cup (125ml) good quality mayonnaise Small handful selected herbs, washed (coriander and dill) Drizzle of olive oil Squeeze of lemon juice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Toasted hot dog buns, to serve Steamed Bockwurst sausages, to serve Sliced dill pickles, to serve How to do it 1. For the herb mayo, combine the mayonnaise, herbs, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl. Using a hand blender, blitz to form a smooth, even consistency. Set it aside. 2. To assemble, place a steamed Bockwurst sausage into each hot dog bun, followed by sliced pickles and drizzle with the herb mayo. 3. Scatter with sliced spring onions before serving.
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PASS THE SALT SHOT OR NOT, THAT’S YOUR CALL. BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THE MAGICAL NECTAR IN YOUR GLASS TOOK A MINIMUM OF EIGHT YEARS TO CREATE? LET’S TALK ABOUT TEQUILA…
Agave harvester for tequila, circa 1880s Mexico
t’s only produced in Mexico and primarily in the city of – you guessed it – Tequila, just 65km from Guadalajara. It’s also made in the Highlands (Los Altos) of Jalisco, a western state of Mexico. Tequila is made from a succulent called blue agave that resembles a lily and looks like a spiky character from a Dr Seuss novel. The heart of the plant, called the ‘pina’, is cut out and used to create the spirit, a process that can take up to eight years in all and includes steam cooking, crushing, fermentation and distillation. Like vodka and gin, tequila is a clear spirit that’s pot-distilled at least twice before being bottled or aged for a period of time in either a cask or a wooden barrel. When it’s made of 100 percent blue agave, it’s called ‘puro’, and when its mixed
“75 percent of all tequila is consumed in the US and Mexico. The other 25 percent is exported to the rest of the world” with other sugars before fermentation, it’s called ‘mixto’. The spirit has a 38 percent alcohol content and it varies in colour – either clear, light gold or rich amber. The signature flavour is fruit, pepper and spice. When the tequila is young, it has a green, earthy taste. The longer you age it, the mellower, richer and more complex it becomes. The most popular way to drink it in Mexico is neat, though the rest of the world enjoys it as a shot with salt and lime. Interestingly enough, around 75 percent of all tequila is consumed in the US and Mexico. The other 25 percent is exported to the rest of the world.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEQUILA 1. Silver (also called Blanco or Joven) is unaged, or very briefly aged, tequila. The colour is usually white. 2. Gold tequila is a type of hybrid that’s usually mixed with added colouring to make it look aged. 3. Reposado means ‘rested’. This type of tequila is amber in colour and has been aged in wooden
barrels for anything between two 5. Extra Añejo is tequila that has been aged for at least three months to a year. years. 4. Añejo is a tequila that has been 6. Crystalline tequila has a citrus, aged for at least 14 months. This fresh taste like a white tequila is the most widely available and is white in colour, but it’s complex tequila. It’s also the actually an aged tequila that has smoothest tequila, with very been filtered through carbon to little alcohol taste. Its flavour is recover some of the agave flavour mainly smoked oak, caramel, that was lost during aging. vanilla and spices.
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HOW TO DRINK IT Different glasses are required to drink different types of tequila:
1. Shot glass: Best for certain white tequilas, which tend to be a little stronger. 2. Champagne flute: This will concentrate the aroma towards your nose and mouth. Best for more aromatic tequilas. 3. Old-fashioned glass: Use this if you’re drinking tequila with ice. 4. Snifter: Ideal for special or extra-aged tequilas.
BEFORE YOU DRINK IT 1. Smell the inside of the glass and get used to the aromas. This assists with identifying different flavour notes. 2. Try swirling the tequila in a glass to see how the aromas change as the spirit oxygenates. 3. Don’t drink it too fast. Rather gently sip it so that the flavours dissolve in your mouth. 4. Chilling the tequila will mask its flavours. If you want to, you can add an ice cube – the water will bring out the agave’s aromas and flavours.
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PAIRING TEQUILA WITH FOOD 1. White tequila goes well with fish and seafood. 2. Reposado tequila is excellent with robust dishes, including meats and sauces.
3. Añejo tequila goes best with desserts and spicy dishes. It highlights the flavours of sweet foods and cuts the heat in spicy dishes.
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1 TEQUILA 2 TEQUILA 3 TEQUILA FLOOR SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR TEQUILA COCKTAILS TO TRY:
Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters 180g reduced fat cream cheese 90g fresh lime juice 5ml lime zest 1 shot tequila 30ml reduced fat sour cream 1/3 cup sugar 250ml pretzels, crushed 15ml sugar/substitute 2.5ml lime zest 15ml unsalted butter, melted Strawberry curd (see below)
MARGARITA Everybody’s favourite! 50ml Blanco tequila 30ml lime juice 22ml Triple sec Method Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. The glass should have a salt rim. Garnish Slice of lime
Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine in the early ‘70s
Method In large mixing bowl, blend cream cheese, lime juice, zest, tequila and sour cream until creamy. Set aside. Crush pretzels into fine crumbs. Stir in sugar/ substitute and lime zest. Stir in melted butter. Strawberry curd 100ml (4 cups) sliced strawberries 1/3 cup sugar 30ml cornstarch 125ml fresh lime juice 3 large eggs 2 large egg yolks
60ml tequila Orange juice to taste 15ml grenadine
60ml tequila 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 15ml fresh lime juice 90ml tomato juice
60ml Reposada or Blanco tequila 30g lime Pinch salt Grapefruit juice
Method Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass, excluding the grenadine. Add some ice. Use a spoon to sink the grenadine to the bottom of the glass. Garnish Slice of orange
Method Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Serve with salt and pepper on the side. Garnish Slice of lime, celery stalk
Method Combine the tequila, lime juice and salt in a tall or short glass. Add ice, top off with grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish Lime slice
Method Blend strawberries till smooth. Press through sieve with a spoon. Transfer to pan with sugar and cornstarch. Whisk. Add lime juice and whisk again. Place eggs in mixing bowl. Whisk till well combined. Whisk into strawberry puree. bring pan to low boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute, stirring. Cool in large container. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent skin forming. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Use within one week.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A TEQUILA
WHAT TO DRINK IT WITH
arker tequilas aren’t better than the lighter iterations; they’re just different. Before committing to one type, try them all and figure out which you like best. Also remember – price isn’t necessarily a sign of quality. Generally, manufacturers charge more for the design, brand or origin. Branding aside, it’s best to choose 100 percent agave tequila in a plain bottle rather than blended tequila with a high price tag in a decorated bottle. 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEQUILA Seriously, tequila is good for you. Read on… • It was a great cold and flu remedy used extensively
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in the 1930s (they mixed tequila Blanco with agave nectar and lime juice). Apparently, it kills bacteria. Relieves sore throats. The agave in tequila lowers cholesterol. More effective when used before it’s been distilled! Stimulates appetite and aids digestion. Lowers blood sugar levels. Treats colitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease and even cancer. Rich in probiotics. It’s a prebiotic (promotes growth of good bacteria in the intestines). Elevates mood. Helps with insomnia.
Lime and salt is the way to go. The acidity in the lime acts as a palate cleanser, while salt enhances the spirit of the flavour. Alternatively, if you’d like to taste the agave, drink your tequila straight with no chasers or additives.
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JOSE CUERVO cuervo.com
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CACTUS JACK www.cactusjack.za.com
EAT.DRINK | JEWISH RESTAURANTS
CASA MARANI ITALIAN DELI 010 900 4717
This is an Italian family-run Parkhurst deli that is the go-to spot for pasta, antipasta platters, dolci and everything in-between. But there’s also an Israeli in the family, and his shakshuka, salmon scrambled eggs, cream cheese on a New York bagel, hummus and other Mediterranean delights are amazing breakfast dishes. Our favourite is the melawach, a delicious Yemenite Jewish fried flatbread traditionally served with hard-boiled eggs, chopped or crushed flavoured tomatoes and a spicy condiment called ‘z’hug’. Yum.
TEI AVON SCHWARMA BISTRO teiavon.co.za
A tiny slice of Israel in Greenside, Tei Avon, which used to be in Victory Park, is famous for some of the best schwarmas you’ll find in Joburg. You can also pick up authentic ‘challah’ bread for Friday night Shabbat, and the menu is delightfully authentic, serving burgers, salads and steaks Jewish style (which means a really generous portion of delicious food), milkshakes (the Bar One iteration is to die for doll) and Mediterranean meze, not to mention fabulous breakfasts, shakshuka and all.
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I t ’s all kosher (most ly!)
Lyndhurst, bordering on Glenhazel, has its fair share of kosher eateries, Feigels included. And let’s be honest, if you haven’t tasted a blintz from this deli, you haven’t lived. Luckily, there’s also a Feigels in Glenhazel, and if you live on the other side of the highway, don’t despair. Feigels recently opened in BluBird Shopping Centre in Birnam. Offering every type of kosher Jewish food you can think of, Feigels is a household name if you’re Jewish, and even if you’re not. The quality is always good, and the food authentic and flavoursome.
RTG AND NEXT DOOR readytogo.co.za
If you’re kosher and don’t mix milk and meat, the owners of these two Norwood restaurants that sit sideby-side in Grant Avenue opened two separate restaurants; one serving meat, the other a parev institution. RTG, which means Ready to Go, offers deli meats and dishes including scrumptious hot dogs, burgers, steaks, schwarmas, you name it. Next Door is where you’ll find fish dishes, vegetable options, stunning desserts, bagels, tramezzinis, fish, pasta and more.
THE PIE WORKS thepieworks.co.za
Jewish cuisine is a diverse collection of Jewish cooking traditions. It has evolved over many centuries, shaped by Jewish dietary laws, festivals and Shabbat (Sabbath) traditions
You haven’t lived until you’ve sampled one of this establishment’s delicious kosher pies. An institution since it opened in Sandringham in 1994, The Pie Works is one of the city’s most iconic kosher restaurants, offering not just pies, but home-made soup, mouth-watering Shabbat meals to take home, pizza, pasta, curries… you name it. The pies are really something else – choose from steak, pepper steak, Cornish, beef and onion, chicken, spicy chicken, sausage rolls, vegetable... the list is endless. The perogens are irresistible, too.
www.cornercafeonline.com Located in one of Glenhazel’s two main restaurant areas, on a corner in the middle of suburbia, this delightful, unpretentious restaurant offers an assortment of delicious Jewish treats. Sample falafel salad, generous helpings of bagels with an assortment of fillings, fish and chips, tuna lasagne, waffles, crumpets, pancakes and all sorts of decadent dishes, all filled with flavour. Sit outside in the sun if you like, or keep cosy indoors. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
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Sunday mornings in Sandringham are an event, especially if you head for the bakery-cum-deli, Moo-z Brothers, for a shmooz and a bite to eat, not to mention plenty to take home afterwards. The cheesecake is legendary and its freezochinos are sublime. Serving all things dairy and parev (no meat), the selection is enormous, including Jewish favourites like kippers and eggs, Israeli chopped salad, savoury blinis, falafel four ways… mouthwatering stuff.
Happily ensconced in Glenhazel, this kosher restaurant offers everything imaginable to eat, including delectable cakes and French patisserie, great sushi and an assortment of French-style dishes. Eggs Benedict happily rubs shoulders with salmon bagels and challah French toast for breakfast, with pizzas, pastas and gourmet sarmies for lunch and dinner. There’s also a decadent parev dessert menu that includes warm apple pie and chocolate fondant.
An institution that has been around since Yeoville was a Jewish area 30odd years ago, Shula’s is renowned for its fabulous baked goods, especially the bagels and breads that are freshly baked every day. Its halva cake is legendary, and aside from a wide selection of cakes, breads and pastries, it also offers traditional Jewish dishes to take home or eat on the premises. You’ll find Shula’s in Fairmount, where it has been since it set up shop there in 2015.
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THE SCHWARMA CO
A Middle Eastern restaurant with a definite Israeli edge, this Norwood establishment is always buzzing with customers, who return time and again to savour the delicious schwarma, falafels, ribs and steaks. Of course, there’s also shakshuka, great burgers and Mediterranean-style salads and platters. And the hummus and techina starters are a must.
This kosher patisserie and café in Glenhazel measures happiness by its outstanding cupcakes and other delights. This is casual dining at its best, with a great choice of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, baked goods and other sweet treats. Also open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights with live music to accompany some great-tasting food.
www.thai-africa.co.za When So Yum moved upstairs in Hyde Park Corner, the restaurant changed it up by joining forces with Cape Town’s famous Hemelhuijs. Aside from its legendary dim sum, sushi and Asian fare (you can also have a typically Asian-style breakfast), it now also offers a taste of farm-style Cape cooking. Delicacies include soft mieliepap served with honey and salted butter, toasted mosbolletjie loaf with cultured cream and freshly made apricot jam, grilled farm sausages… is your mouth watering yet?
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VAN DER LINDE RESTAURANT www.vdl.restaurant
There are four different offerings at Van Der Linde in Linden – a bakery and deli, gin & juice bar, wine shop and the restaurant itself. Named after Johannes van der Linde, who founded the suburb of Linden, which is home to numerous trendy restaurants, bars and eateries, VDL offers fine bistro dining with a blend of local and traditional fare.
www.lbvcollection.co.za This Bryanston restaurant has been attracting customers since it opened in December 2013, offering a la carte fine dining. Then one of the owners, Jacques van der Merwe, moved to the UK where he worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. He’s recently returned home with new techniques, trends and flavour combinations, which he has added to the restaurant’s seasonal menu.
SENHOR PERI PERI senhorperiperi.co.za
For those who are looking for a modern Portuguese dining experience, this Ba sonia eatery is ideal. Owner Senhor Jorge is as famous for his spicy peri peri as for his authentic Portuguese food, including grilled whole chickens and grilled prawns, doused with that legendary peri peri sauce. The good news is that you can take home a bottle of sauce.
www.saxon.co.za The Saxon Hotel has a brand new restaurant that is causing waves in the gourmet world. Called Grei, it’s run by head chef Candice Philip, who loves to pair unusual flavours and create intricately plated dishes. Her six-course tasting menu highlights the three key flavours from each dish; each course is in a different colour. The word ‘Grei’ loosely translates from Portuguese to mean ‘a society of people’. The menu is different, it’s succulent with various textures and flavours. It’s an experience not to be missed.
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Today’s restaurant is theatre on a grand scale
Coming in August, in the MARC building, is celebrity chef David Higg’s latest offering – a ‘mad Italian’ eatery and bar. Definitely something completely different from Marble – his fine dining option in Keyes Avenue – this is a restaurant we’re all looking forward to visiting. Yes, there will be pizza and pasta, but all the dishes will have Higgs’s signature cachet. We’re counting the days…
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www.wombles.co.za This is a proper ‘steakhouse restaurant’, offering the same African colonial hospitality and great food that Wombles became famous for when it was still in Parktown North. Now happily ensconced in Bryanston’s Hobart Grove Centre, the restaurant is as popular as ever, and the food is as outstanding as it’s always been, with the emphasis on steak that’s as good as it gets and an enviable wine list to wash it all down.
TRUMPS GRILLHOUSE & BUTCHERY www.trumpsgrill.co.za
It started as a family-owned steak restaurant and since then, Trumps has evolved into a world-class restaurant in Nelson Mandela Square, offering prime meat including Karan Beef. The restaurant features an extensive wine cellar, superbly aged whiskey and fine quality beef, which has built its reputation as one of Joburg’s best. Its on-site butchery adds another element to the experience.
www.lastallarestaurant.com James Diack renamed his Melville eatery, The Federal, and transformed it into one of the best places to eat meat (and other things). La Stalla offers all sorts of delicious titbits, including pizza and pasta. But it’s the meaty mains that take centre stage, purely because they’re so melt-in-the-mouth. We’re talking Black Angus strip prime and New Zealand spring lamb chops, and the osso buco ravioli is an experience in its own right. There’re also plenty of veal dishes to delight.
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Overcooked steak is bad for your health! When beef is overcooked, the sugars, fat and protein fuse together, making it hard to chew and difficult to digest
Rainold Peterson moved his famous Joburg steak restaurant from Melville to Hurlingham in 1980. The food is of the highest standard and the menu is innovative, taking traditional urban grill fare another step forward. Signature dishes include cuts of prime beef with sauces, chateaubriand, steak Diane, trinchado, slow-cooked oxtail, venison and pork ribs.
THE BULL RUN 011 884 1400
This upmarket Sandown steak restaurant and butchery offers expertly hand-cut prime meat aged and hung to perfection. With its award-winning wine list, fine cigars, whiskeys and cognacs, it offers a decadent dining experience. Sample springbok carpaccio, rib-eye and T-bone, ostrich fillet, venison and filet mignon. Sauces are adventurous, too.
HUSSAR GRILL www.hussargrill.co.za
A grill house with a reputation for 50 years of excellence, this Morningside restaurant has a loyal following who visit frequently to enjoy prime cuts of meat served just the way they like them. Whether you prefer your steak anywhere from blue to well done, they will prepare it for you, whether it’s a prime cut or meat on the bone.
THE LOCAL GRILL 011 880 1946
With an ethos that embraces the essence of old-time local butchers whose greatest pleasure was serving their customers, The Local Grill in Parktown North has a relaxed feel, a simple menu that emphasises natural, preservativefree ingredients and food that is literally a cut above the rest. Beef is aged on the premises and cut to order, seasoned with The Local Rub and brushed with butter.
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OLIVES & PLATES www.olivesandplates.co.za
A best-kept secret for a long time, this eatery is a great place to dine on good food in a gorgeous setting. It’s located at what was once the WITS clubhouse, an old Dutch-style building with a pretty garden. Enjoy lunch or a relaxing coffee with fresh seasonal food that is as delicious as it looks. There are numerous tasty breakfast offerings, or choose from a selection of elevenses (croissants or Mexican flatbread with a choice of savoury fillings). There are also light meals, wraps and little plates of deliciousness, salads, hearty dishes, pastas and a dessert selection straight out of heaven.
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Although it moved to Killarney Country Club from Hyde Park, that hasn’t deterred the crowds. This stunning al fresco restaurant offers breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers and globally inspired dishes all well worth trying (you’ll be back the first chance you get). It is a popular choice for special occasions, like baby showers and kitchen teas, and its high teas are legendary. The menu reads like a poetry book, and the dishes themselves are just as romantic. Dining here is a special event, even if you just come for coffee and a decadent dessert.
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Fine dining under an umbrella in a private little courtyard in Birdhaven – you betcha! You could be anywhere in the world, but you’re actually just around the corner from the Bird Sanctuary, and the food is superb. Whether you meet a friend for breakfast, lunch or dinner under the fairy lights, you’re in for a treat. The menu has a decidedly Mediterranean feel, with seared salmon, crispy duck confit, chicken fillet on ciabatta and crêpes for dessert, while breakfast offers healthy options – and the wine list is excellent, too.
SALVATION CAFÉ www.salvationcafe.co.za
The courtyard in 44 Stanley is a great way to people-watch while enjoying good food and company. The restaurant offers a light, contemporary brunch and lunch menu, great coffee and cakes plus freshly baked bread. There’s also a deli so you can take items home. We recommend the meze platter, pork belly roll, gorgonzola burger and the scrumptious eggs Benedict or eggs Florentine. And its cakes are renowned.
The phrase ‘al fresco’ is borrowed from old Italian, meaning ‘in the cool (air)’. This doesn’t refer to dining outside in Italian anymore. The expression ‘al fresco’ is now used to refer to spending time in jail!
www.fourseasons.com The terrace offers the best views in Joburg, right over our urban forest and the zoo. In jacaranda season, there’s nowhere better to sit, and whether you’re enjoying the sun or a sundowner whilst the chefs prepare something delectable, it’s a treat. The restaurant at the Westcliff Four Seasons Hotel is superb, and even a simple grilled burger is something special. Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or just the end of another day in paradise, this is where you should do it.
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FULL STOP CAFÉ
You might be just off Seventh Avenue in Parktown North, but when you’re at the Full Stop Café, you’re in a different world. A favourite with the young crowd, this place is an institution, offering a choice of specials on chalkboards, as well as old favourites, including potato skins, fries topped with Prego sauce, platters of finger-licking foods, plenty of light meals and more substantial offerings. The drinks and cocktails are another drawcard.
Set in an historic building in Parktown, a relic of times gone by and one of the original steakhouses in Joburg, Mike’s Kitchen is the ideal choice for a business lunch or family meal. The salad bar is still going and the steaks taste like they always did (yum). Watch out for the lunch specials, which are good value for money. Dine outside when the sun’s shining for a nostalgic al fresco experience.
The Melrose Arch piazza makes dining outside a foregone conclusion, and if you add Mezepoli to the mix, you are in heaven. This delightful restaurant, with its meze, souvlaki and other Greek offerings, is an adventure each time you visit. There’s so much on the menu, you can choose a different selection every time you come. Or stick to your favourites. Whatever you eat here will be a veritable feast.
PIZA E VINO 010 591 2199
This Italian restaurant in Sunninghill offers the opportunity to sit outside on the open deck area and dine on traditional Italian dishes. The menu features an extensive choice of pizzas, plenty of pastas – and vino of course. Opened in January this year, its consistently good food and friendly service make it the perfect choice for a relaxed al fresco dining experience.
www.moyo.co.za Offering modern pan-African dishes under the sun at Zoo Lake, Moyo is an adventure. Get your face painted, enjoy the tranquility and some seriously good food – we’re talking potjies, kraal mixed grill, tagines, even Mozambican prawns. Dine under the trees in a setting that’s ideal for families and friends – there’s even a kids’ menu to keep the little ones happy.
DOPPIO ZERO www.doppio.co.za
Café-style dishes and tasty baked goods are the reasons customers keep coming back to Doppio Zero in Greenside. It is also a great place to relax on the verandah or under an umbrella with friends or family on the weekend. Lunch and dinner dishes are varied and interesting, including small meals, tapas, pizzas, burgers and everything in-between.
PATA PATA 073 036 9031
Maboneng has numerous offerings with indoor and outdoor dining options. Our choice is Pata Pata, a vibrant eatery offering typically African cuisine (pap, wors and tripe, if you’re up for it, or burgers and salads if you prefer). Located in what was once Sophiatown, home to the likes of Miriam Makeba, the energy at night here is electric, the food and the ambience a treat.
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Experience the tase of Mozambique through authentic cuisine with a signature White Pearl touch. Situated 25kms North of KwaZulu-Natal, surrounded by kilometres of deserted pristine beach, private butlers to cater to every whim, thereâ€™s no setting more suited to an idyllic breakaway.
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THE FISHMONGER fishmongerillovo.co.za
www.codfather.co.za This Sandton restaurant has a special cachet as well as a stunning setting where you can dine al fresco, in the private wine cellar area or in a superb communal restaurant with tables that are far apart. The Codfather has been on the scene for over two decades and has maintained its reputation for fine fish and seafood. Choose what you want from the fish counter then have it prepared your way – you won’t be disappointed. There’s also a selection of steaks, chicken dishes, sushi… and the sunset and whiskey bars are another great attraction.
VASCO’S SEAFOOD & GRILL www.vascosseafoodandgrill.co.za
This Bedfordview restaurant offers stunning Mediterranean-style seafood and dishes redolent with Portuguese flavour. Irresistible offerings include queen prawns and Norwegian salmon, and traditional dishes such as trinchado, caldo verde and chouriço. The fish is fresh, the menu small and well-thought out. We recommend the moreish seafood platters.
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Always packed to the rafters, this popular Illovo eatery is the place to go to see and be seen whilst savouring some of Joburg’s finest fruits of the sea. Whether you’re there for the seafood bisque or enjoy sampling a fine selection of the freshest line fish and seafood available away from the coast, you’re in for a great meal with all the trimmings. Portions are huge and the food is always delicious.
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FAHRENHEIT SEAFOOD & GRILL fahrenheitrestaurant.co.za
Located in Edenvale, this relaxed, informal family restaurant offers a wide range of fish, shellfish and grilled meats. Kids are catered for with their own menu. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood or steak, or prefer something vegetarian, you won’t be disappointed. Prawns are a speciality, especially the very, very hot flamed prawns.
CATCH FISH GRILL catchrestaurant.co.za
Located in Bedford Square, this restaurant offers an Asian-inspired menu that focuses on seafood. There’s sushi, sashimi and other favourites from the sea, as well as dim sum, udon noodles, sizzling beef and many other sensational Asian offerings. Ideal for an intimate dinner á deux or a casual gathering with friends and family.
FISH HOOK 011 888 8249
You can’t beat this Darrenwood establishment’s fish and chips – they’re the best in town. This is not a sit-down spot; you go here to take away a delicious, melt-inthe-mouth meal that will have you queueing again next weekend. Of course there’s more, in the form of traditional ‘slap’ chips, fish cakes, chip rolls and calamari with chips.
WILLOUGHBY & CO www.willoughbyjoburg.com
An institution in Hyde Park, this popular seafood restaurant has never lost its charm. The sushi has always been of the highest standard and the menu offerings are extensive. The fish is fresh, seasonal, served in copper pans and always delicious. Moules marinière and English fish and chips are both popular choices, and the seasonal specials keep customers coming back. If you have space, try one of the desserts – Willoughby’s is known for its sweet dishes, too.
www.thebigmouth.co.za A sushi and grill restaurant with a reputation for great food, The Big Mouth in Nelson Mandela Square is a popular choice for a special occasion. Seafood is just one of the specialities – the meat is also renowned here – and the charcoal oven gives every dish a robust, authentically South African braaied flavour. Whether you’re a fan of seafood or red meat, you’re in for a treat, with numerous offerings including pots of goodness (we love the mussel pot) and pans full of pasta or other delights. Our favourites? The lobster roll, seared tuna and miso salmon. And don’t leave without sampling the deep-fried Oreos.
THE FISHERMAN’S KITCHEN 011 706 2763
Bryanston’s answer to great fish and chicken, this eat-in and takeaway establishment offers superb seafood – hake, Cape whiting, sole and other fresh fish served with chips. There are also prawns, a reasonably priced seafood platter and various types of chicken (burgers, fillets, kebabs or just chicken). Well worth sampling for lunch or dinner.
KOI, ROSEBANK koirest.co.za
A blend of stunning seafood and Asian fare, Koi offers an occasion, not just a dining experience. The dim sum and steamed buns are worth writing home about, whilst there’s miso or seafood tom yum for soup, and mains include exotic dishes such as wagyu beef, soft shell crab, Thai curries and, of course, that memorable seafood. And did we mention there’s an entire sushi menu to drool over? There are three Koi restaurants in Gauteng – the Rosebank iteration gets our vote.
HASHI FUSION SUSHI & SEAFOOD 011 888 0114
This relatively new Linden restaurant is quite unique; it focuses on ancient Japanese cooking techniques whilst using exotic ingredients and flavours characteristic of South American dishes. This heady combination creates an interesting, extraordinary culinary experience. The menu includes sushi fusion tempura dishes, udon noodle fare and delicious main courses featuring plenty of seafood and steak. The prawn curry in a special yellow curry sauce is a standout dish.
LOVE FISH 011 326 8212
For a seafood experience you won’t find anywhere else, this charming eatery in Morningside Centre is our choice. It offers sushi and seafood with an innovative twist and specialises in line fish in various cuisines, including Asian, Mediterranean and African. For starters, try the smoked snoek samosas or the salt and pepper squid served with banana curry mayo and tomato atchar. Mains include Cajun dusted kingklip with carrot hummus and blackened seabass with harissa risotto. End the meal with home-made ice cream or a pistachio baklava.
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GATEWAY TO AFRICA THE ROLE OF THE GGDA IN GROWING THE GAUTENG CITY REGION The Gauteng Growth & Development Agency (GGDA) is a catalyst of innovative and sustainable growth and socioeconomic development in Africa. It creates an enabling environment for growth through promoting and facilitating targeted trade and investment. This reduces the cost and increases the ease of doing business. The GGDA also empowers the private sector and entrepreneurship to thrive by igniting strategic development and social transformation in the region. The GGDA and its subsidiaries are guided by the provincial governmentâ€™s economic development strategy of driving transformation, modernisation and re-industrialisation in Gautengâ€™s economy with a focus on socio-economic yield and jobs. Subsidiaries like The Innovation Hub prioritise smart industries, green economy, biosciences and Industry 4.0 innovations. The GGDA also consults with strategic sectors through the Gauteng Consultative Business Forum (GBCF). Engagements in areas such as tourism, agro-processing
and automotive manufacture with countries like Germany, India and the UK have already borne fruit in creating new opportunities for Gauteng-based businesses to grow and export, bringing much needed investment into the region. This has also provided an understanding of challenges including the negative impact of imports on jobs and industrial capabilities. The GGDA recognises that Gauteng is an economy in transition. Its subsidiaries strategically drive growth in various sectors. For example, The Innovation Hub is the first world class Science and Technology Park in Southern Africa. It was established to spur the development of smart industries (high-technology sectors) in Gauteng and be a catalyst for innovation. The AIDC manages the Automotive Supplier Park and services the automotive sector and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). AIDC facilitates automotive investment, assists in skills development and training, incubation programmes and supply chain development. The Industrial Development
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ones). The GGDA has also assisted 912 enterprises through its export readiness programme and 147 Gauteng-based firms with trade deals worth R1.8 billion. THE GGDA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT INTO THE GCR ECONOMY. WE ARE DETERMINED TO REDUCE THE COST AND IMPROVE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE REGION. WE BELIEVE THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING: • Removing administrative inefficiencies across the three spheres of government • Promoting the GCR as the preferred investment destination • Promoting export development • Reducing the cost of doing business • Building partnerships between Government and the Private Sector • Exploring Gauteng-specific investment incentives.
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MAGICAL MEDIEVAL FAYRE www.medievalfayre.co.za
Avaunt all ye merry, and join the Magical Medieval Fayre! Minstrels, strolling players, stilt walkers, fairies, fire dancers and all manner of buskers and barons, knights, dragons, unicorns, fair maidens and their steeds are invited to experience the stocks, mead, ale, unicorn rides, archery and savour a variety of food and drinks. The medieval market will trade all day. Stay into the night and as darkness descends and music and jollity continue, enter Ye Olde Fancy Dress Contest. 15
THE CITIZEN TRAIL RUN @ SUN CITY www.quicket.co.za
A great experience for all trail runners and new runners to the off-road sport, as they get to experience the beautiful scenery at Sun City Resort and the Gary Player Golf Course. This popular trail is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an opportunity to see Sun City as you never have before. Choose between a 21km, 10km or 6km route.
CRADLE GIN FESTIVAL @Cradleginfestival
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JIMMY CARR TOUR
Join the St David’s Marist Inanda community for Nite Fever – an evening of music, entertainment, artisanal food and drinks, and a spectacular interactive laser show that will light up the spring night sky. DJ Sketchy Bongo will headline the artists’ stage, with supporting acts including the Ndlovu Choir, the St David’s School Band and various DJs. There will be a variety of activities for kids of all ages, including Clamber Club and a bouncy park. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic but there will be food trucks, a gin bar and loads more food and beverage vendors from which to choose!
A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes, Jimmy Carr is about to embark on his Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour. It will distil everything we love to laugh at, and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. For the 15 years Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene, he’s performed nine sell-out tours and played over 2,000 shows to over two million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for `Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Catch him at Montecasino.
Who doesn’t enjoy a taste of the finer things? Well, at the Cradle Gin Festival, you can do just that. Round up your gang, head to the Glenburn Lodge & Spa in Muldersdrift and make history at the first-ever Cradle Gin Festival. Tickets range from R150 – R350. Expect over 20 different craft gins, good music and delicious food all in one spectacular setting.
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DSTV DELICIOUS INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL deliciousfestival.com
Foodies, here’s one for you. Make the most of your heritage weekend at the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. Think flagship dishes from the Coca-Cola pop-up restaurants, a variety of beverages, food trucks with freshly prepared desserts, delectable treats from the Delicious Mile (the festival’s Gourmet Street-Food Market) and sumptuous multicourse meals perfectly curated by celebrity chef and media personality Reuben Riffel. The festival is also a popular music attraction, and this year boasts an incredibly talented line-up featuring Jazzanova, Oskido, DJ Christos, Louie Vega, D’Influence, Jordan Rakei and many more. The main stage will belong to neo-soul icon Erykah Badu as the headliner.
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RUMPELSTILTSKIN www.computicket.com | www.pytheatre.co.za
A re-telling of the traditional story that we all know and love – the miller’s daughter who gets conned into turning straw into gold. With seven actors in tow, guests, especially the young ones, are invited to watch as this impossible task is accomplished. A real treat for the whole family at the Irene Village Theatre in Centurion!
ithembawalkathon.co.za The annual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon for Breast Cancer Awareness returns for its 13th year. ‘iThemba’ is a Zulu word meaning ‘hope’, which is exactly what the walkathon aims to provide. To date, Avon Justine has raised in excess of R20 million through the sale of special pink ribbon products, which goes to breast cancer education, awareness and screening in South Africa. Dress up and show your support by participating in either the 5km or 8km walk.
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GONE TOO SOON www.tsogosun.com
This is a fabulous tribute to the music legends we all loved who died before their time, but live on through their timeless music. Be transported on an unforgettable journey of pure nostalgia as artists pay homage to some of the greats, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Luther Vandross, George Michael, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse and more. Three of South Africa’s most talented vocalists, Timothy Moloi, Joseph Clark and Mariechan (of Jamali fame), will set the stage alight at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre. An exciting collaboration is the inclusion of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra conducted by Eddie Clayton, celebrating their 20th anniversary; they join the vocalists on stage to provide two hours of non-stop memories.
LOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL www.computicket.com
The Local Arts Festival in Carfax, Newtown is a combination of a social market and a party. It aims to provide local brands with the platform to showcase their work on the day. It also provides an opportunity for upcoming artists to promote their music and have it played at the event. The social market will run from 12 noon to 5pm and the party runs from 6pm to midnight. Food and drinks will be sold at the venue.
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SOUTH AFRICAN TATTOO www.computicket.com
After five years of record audiences in Johannesburg, the South African Tattoo is marching, singing, dancing and performing its way to Pretoria. Now to be staged in the Sun Arena, the new state-of-theart indoor arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, this is one of the biggest shows produced in South Africa. It runs for two days and two nights with over 500 performers to dazzle the audience in a 95-minute cultural spectacle redolent of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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SILENT YOGA IN THE CITY
silentyoga.nutickets.co.za Looking for some R&R in the city? This is just the thing for you! For R100, guests are supplied with a pair of headphones that allow an intimate connection with the yoga instructor. Enjoy the serenity around the pool deck of the Fire and Ice Hotel in trendy Melrose Arch.
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SOWETO MARATHON sowetomarathon.com
The people’s race celebrates its 25th run this year. Formally known as the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, this event is made up of a standard marathon (42.4 kilometres), a half marathon (21.1 kilometres) or a 10-kilometre run. The vibrant races use the FNB Stadium as both the race start and finish. Lace up and join the festivities!
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www.computicket.com The international super group, Il Divo, will include South Africa as part of its worldwide concert tour to celebrate its 15 th anniversary in November. South Africa is the only country in Africa where this popular group will perform (at concerts in both Pretoria and Cape Town). Guest performers include Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground, as well as Tarryn Lamb of the soapie Suidooster and former member of the BlackByrd group. The young Dutch star and Holland’s Got Talent winner, Amira, will also be part of the concert, while top-selling duo Touch of Class will enchant audiences with their greatest hits.
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WOMEN’S HEALTH LIVE FESTIVAL www.quicket.co.za
Pull up for an amazing line-up of speakers across two stages in Joburg, hand-picked by the editors of Women’s Health for their incredible stories, their expertise, advice and star power. This programme line-up will be supported by beauty pop-ups, food trucks, shopping, the cool fitness classes you’ve come to love and loads more. Single day tickets and weekend passes are available. The line-up will be different on both days, although the good times will stay the same. Follow the Facebook events group @womenshealthsa for up-to-the-minute info.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved tale of a pilot and a young alien prince gets told through the use of theatre at the Market Theatre. Since it was first published in 1943, the book has been translated into more than 250 languages. Exupéry illustrated his novel himself and omitted any sketches of what the pilot may have looked like.
GUNS N’ ROSES www.bigconcerts.co.za
Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime, one-show-only event by these international icons to be held at Joburg’s FNB Stadium. Produced by Live Nation, this will be the first European leg of the tour, which sold over a million tickets in 2017 to their widespread fan base, becoming the year’s most successful tour and proving that their attitude, spirit and influence is as strong as ever.
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BUBBLY SESSIONS arbourcafe.co.za
Arbour Café and Courtyard is well known for its French-style galettes, hearty soups and stunning setting. The restaurant partnered with Great Domains to bring guests some of the best champagne and sparkling wine specials in Joburg this December. This is part of its Bubbly Sessions, tasting evenings launched in August, a portal for food events and bubbly. The day-long Prosecco and Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) festival is going to be a winner. 9
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GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL MANDELA 100 www.globalcitizen.org | www.computicket.com
The Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 is a response to Nelson Mandela’s call for this to be the generation to end extreme poverty. Artists and leaders join 100,000 Global Citizens, who have taken action on the Global Citizen social advocacy platform to earn their free tickets to the festival at FNB Stadium. Headline acts at the festival include Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid. Festival hosts include Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker. Seventy percent of the tickets are reserved for those who have earned them (more about this on the website) but the remainder can be purchased. This is an FNB Stadium event that will go down in history!
The Crossover Dance Festival is an annual, outdoor New Year’s Eve camping and electronic music festival that is held in the City of Gold. Let’s end 2018 on a good note. Book yourself in for a great time. (Venue TBC) 1 – 31
QUEEN: IT’S A KINDA MAGIC
D&G POP-UP STORE Run out of gift ideas for that loved one who already has everything? Well, the Dolce & Gabbana Pop-up store has just that person in mind. With a new and unique concept, the Pop-up Store in Sandton City will offer visitors the tools to customise sports shoes for women and men with patches of fabric and acrylic, as well as hand-painted graffiti – making each pair an exclusive piece. It will also be possible to customise the iconic D&G t-shirt, sweatshirts and pants with hand-sewn patches.
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This festival at Montecasino has been designed to create a lifelong appreciation of South African music by creating a different approach to live musical concerts. This is an opportunity for South African artists to demonstrate and share their musical achievements and creative prowess. All attendees will be treated to an innovative experience.
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It is in your hands to make the world a better one for all – Nelson Mandela
www.computicket.com Go back to 1986, with It’s A Kinda Magic as Queen’s 1986 world tour concert is recreated. Dance and sing along to more than 20 of the band’s famous hits at Emperors Palace. Tickets for this could be the perfect Christmas present idea for Dad!
THE LIST | SPORTS CLUBS
PIRATES CLUB piratesclub.co.za
PARKVIEW GOLF CLUB www.parkviewgolf.co.za
This historic golf club with its links-style 18-hole course is now 102 years old. It underwent a major refurbishment in 2006 and is known for its great atmosphere and strong ladies golf section. Aside from offering an excellent, if not very difficult course, Parkview Golf Club also offers golf lessons and regular golf days. The course is very beautiful with tall trees lining the pristine fairways. Apparently, after-golf drinks are as satisfying as a round on the course. Come and try the entire experience for yourself.
Over a century old, Pirates is Joburg’s oldest sports club, and an institution. It supports and provides facilities for baseball, bowls, cricket, hockey, road running, rugby, squash and tennis. Located in Sir Lionel Phillips Park on the border of Parkhurst and Greenside, it also allows primary and high schools in the area access to its facilities, which they would not ordinarily be able to provide to their students. The club has established an illustrious sporting record over the years and is the only non-university club in the country to win both national rugby and cricket championships.
BRYANSTON COUNTRY CLUB www.bryanstoncc.co.za
An oasis in the big city, Bryanston Country Club offers an active social and sporting lifestyle. It captures the essence of Bryanston’s relaxed family lifestyle with a choice of excellent facilities, including two restaurants (one for casual meals, the other a fine dining establishment) and numerous sporting facilities. There’s a popular 18-hole golf course, pool and lapa area, two bowling greens, nine tennis courts and four squash courts as well as a walking trail, fitness centre, bird society and dance club. Many events are held here, including weddings, golf days, conferences and the like.
www.oldeds.co.za Started as an old boy’s club for students of King Edward VII School, Old Eds in Houghton Estate is the leading club of its kind in Joburg. The Old Eds Society boasts around 10 sub clubs, and through these it has produced Springbok players in all major sports, administrators who have worked on an international level and many captains of commerce and industry. Sporting sections include everything from athletics and war games to cricket, soccer, squash, hockey and tennis. There are two bowling greens where both provincial and national tournaments are regularly played, a swimming pool as well as swimming and water polo activities. One of the first Virgin Active Gyms is also located here, offering myriad facilities.
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Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement – Matt Biondi
Located close to Melville, Emmarentia, Greenside, Roosevelt Park and Linden, and a stone’s throw away from UJ and the city centre, Marks Park is popular for annual events including the 702 Walk the Talk, the Jozi Craft Beer Fest, iThemba/Avon Walkathon and various music concerts. It offers a wide variety of sports to the local community as well as employees of the City of Joburg. Sports facilities are excellent, too.
MORNINGSIDE COUNTRY CLUB
www.morningsidehockey.co.za | www.morningsiderunners.co.za No, it’s not just for hockey enthusiasts – Morningside Country Club in Sandton also offers six tennis courts and pétanque (a form of boules). The club is also home to the Morningside Country Club Road Runners, many of whom have completed more than 10 consecutive Two Oceans and Comrades Marathons. Time trials are held every Wednesday at 5.30pm.
OLD PARKTONIAN SPORTS CLUB www.oldparks.co.za
Old Parks is located in Craighall Park and offers cricket, hockey, bowls, cycling, soccer and tennis. One of Joburg’s oldest, most established sporting institutions, it features two cricket ovals, 10 grass cricket nets, nine Astro nets, two tennis courts, three indoor soccer courts, an action netball court, a fitness training centre and two bowling greens. Part of the club is Fast Sports Fusion, run by soccer fanatics Marc van der Sluys and Rodney Bush, who share an undying passion for sport and are committed to sports development and entertainment. They have redeveloped the Old Parks five-a-side sports arena and the results are astounding. The Rustic Cafe in the Old Parks clubhouse has become the place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee with the kids.
RANDPARK GOLF CLUB
ZOO LAKE SPORTS CLUB
The only club in Joburg offering three golf courses (two distinctive 18-hole golf courses, Bushwillow and Firethorn, as well as a ninehole mashie course called Creek 9 that is managed by the club and located next to Roosevelt Park recreation centre). The Club’s Firethorn Course has hosted the SA Open on two occasions – 1995 and 2000 – and Creek 9 is a public use facility, perfect for family outings and golf newbies.
Located right next to Zoo Lake and home to Rockies running club, Zoo Lake Sports Club features rugby, cricket, soccer and Run/Walk for Life. It also offers Body Movement Techniques (BMT) for kids aged five to 13, and holds special BMT holiday clinics throughout public and private school holidays. It’s equally renowned for its Panettone Café where you can enjoy some of the best sunset views over Joburg. It’s a great place to get together for afterwork drinks, but equally popular for family meals and weekend brunches. The enclosed family garden and play area has slides, jungle gyms and swings, and also boasts a trampoline and jumping castle, making it ideal for family outings and birthday parties.
www.thewanderersclub.co.za Boasting some of the top sports facilities in the country, from renowned cricket fields, hockey and rugby pitches to basketball courts and bowling greens, Wanderers is a household name and a Joburg landmark. Established in 1888, Wanderers Club provides a place for Joburg residents to come together, play sport and celebrate life. Sports activities include athletics, basketball, badminton, bowling, karate, snooker, squash, tennis, gymnastics, rugby and touch rugby. Wanderers Club is affiliated to different service providers of fitness classes and boot camp for women, a wellness centre, Discovery Soccer Park and Crossfit. It’s also extremely popular for various functions, weddings, conferences etc because of its world-class banqueting facilities. Other facilities include a restaurant, sport side pizzeria and two bars as well as a children’s playroom. Wanders also boasts a Players’ Lounge, Bowlers’ Lounge, Rugby Clubhouse and Members’ Lounge.
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HOLIDAY COURSES AT PRETORIA ZOO
MATILDA THE MUSICAL www.pietertoerien.co.za
From 17 October right through to 2 December, Pieter Toerien’s South African production of Matilda The Musical will be on at the Teatro in Montecasino. This award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is inspired by renowned author Roald Dahl’s classic book Matilda. It tells the story of an extraordinary little girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination who dares to change her own destiny. The show is currently on for its seventh consecutive year in London’s West End.
Kids’ summer fun
STEAM TRAIN ADVENTURE www.reefsteamers.com | 062 743 9200
Enjoy a fun family outing on a heritage steam train tour from Park Station to the Magaliesburg and enjoy a picnic in a scenic location. Your two-and-a-half hour leisurely train ride starts at 9am and takes you westwards from the city to the little village of Magaliesburg, the heart of this picturesque countryside with its mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous forests. Add to the adventure by taking the Gautrain to Park Station, giving the kids a taste of a modern train, followed by the slow elegance of a train used in times gone by. There are snacks available on board from the Food Truck on Rails. There’s also the Irene Steam Train (another Gautrain journey to Rhodesfield), which takes you from Rhodesfield to Irene in Pretoria to explore and find out all about the historic Boer War. It departs at 10am sharp.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing – George Bernard Shaw
Throughout 2018 during the school holidays, high school kids can participate in a fourday course at Pretoria Zoo that will introduce them to the field of nature conservation. Called Junior Nature Conservators, the course is filled with activities that enable participants to explore and research the adaptations, behaviour and conservation issues of animals in the zoo as well as in the reptile park and aquarium. They interact with the zoo’s conservation and veterinary staff and assist with caring for selected animals. Participants receive a certificate and T-shirt on completion of the course. Dates: 2 – 5 October and in December.
INDOOR FUN FOR KIDS www.yeesh.co.za
Located in Woodmead, this indoor play centre for kids revolves around a giant two-storey soft play structure. There are slides, a trampoline and jumping castle, which all encourage active, physical play for children up to the age of 12. The centre also features a Paint Pot craft corner, where kids can express themselves through painting, play dough, sand art and pottery, as well as a Little Bakery corner, where aspiring chefs can decorate biscuits and cupcakes. Parents can relax in the coffee bar.
FLOATING OBSTACLE COURSE www.stokecity.co.za
The country’s first floating aqua park offers various activities including slides, runways, jumping pillows, swings, ramps, ladders and a trampoline. StokeCity is put together like a series of obstacle courses and offers plenty of fun. It is located in Midrand, with an entry fee of R40 per child (kids under the age of eight enter free). The obstacle course is R150 for 50 minutes.
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THE ALIEN & UFO EXPO
online.computicket.com This world-class exhibition, where science fiction meets science facts, will be on at the Sandton Convention Centre from 7 to 16 September, offering entertainment for the whole family, and encouraging students to pursue their interest in science beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Explore The Seven Adventure Worlds, which include alien sightings, dinosaur exhibits, robotics, cartoon world, entomology and physics displays, celebrity wax figures and silicone figures, too.
The Montecasino Bird Gardens are a joy to explore. The only sanctuary of its kind in Africa, it offers an outdoor adventure with plenty of birdlife. Kids get to feed some of the tame rainbow lorikeets and watch macaws and cockatoos as they fly free in the Parrot Gallery. The Bird Gardens offer bird shows that are both entertaining and educational – these are held at 11am and 3pm on weekdays and at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on weekends and public holidays. The gardens are also quite spectacular.
There’s literally no better way to explore Joburg – and with City Sightseeing’s 3-for-1 Kids’ Special on until 8 October, it’s even more of a great deal. Tour Joburg and Soweto on the Joburg Red Bus for the price of one adult ticket and take two kids along free! Hop on and off the open-top red bus at any of the visited locations, which include Gold Reef City, the Apartheid Museum, Zoo Lake, Joburg Zoo, James Hall Museum of Transport, Origins Centre at Wits, the Carlton Centre, Museum of Military History, Constitution Hill and more. There are also guided tours to Soweto with a free walking tour included. A great adventure and an opportunity to get to know Joburg and surrounds at the same time.
segwatigetaways.co.za Why not head for the country and go quad-biking? Segwati Quad Trails is located on Segwati Ranch on the slopes of the Witwatersberg mountains overlooking the Cradle of Humankind, a 45-minute drive from Joburg. While you’re in this picturesque part of the world, take time out to enjoy a picnic or a braai, even some game-viewing if you like. You can also go on a walking safari as there are some good hiking and walking trails here – and there’s a paintball range. Quad-biking is only available for kids over the age of 13.
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SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY www.sci-bono.co.za
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is a cool interactive science museum offering various science and technology programmes for kids and schools. It is also a great choice for a birthday party. The largest science centre in southern Africa, it offers more than 300 world-class interactive science exhibits. Housed in the old Electric Workshop in Newtown, it is popular with kids and adults alike who flock here to discover, explore and play with science and technology. You’ll find everything from Lego pits and mini construction sites to exhibits that explain the principles of electromagnetism. A highlight is the Science of Soccer, the world’s first completely soccer-themed science exhibit that was developed by Sci-Bono and built here in South Africa. Until 1 October, you can visit the museum to view the Wonders of Rock Art.
THE LIST | ART
23 November to 9 December
DAYLIGHT GHOSTS: HISTORY, MYTH, MEMORY THE MELROSE GALLERY
THE MAKHELWANE FESTIVAL ORLANDO WEST
www.webtickets.co.za This is art with a difference – an exciting event where omakhelwane (neighbours) transform their own homes into actual eateries, galleries and fashion boutiques. Events include food traders occupying the inside and outside of yards to whip out the tastiest meals. Homes will be transformed into galleries, where contemporary art is showcased, too.
An exciting exhibition by acclaimed photographer David Lurie inspired by South Africa’s ‘Cradle of Humankind’. David Lurie’s images in Daylight Ghosts recover the veins of myth and memory that lie beneath the surface of this achingly beautiful landscape: to explore the region, uncover the spirit of the place and ultimately enquire into the nature and possibilities of landscape photography itself. Look out for David’s book with the same name, which will also be released during this period.
Until 28 October
UMLINDELO WAMAKHOLWA: SABELO MLANGENI WITS ART MUSEUM www.wits.ac.za
Curated by Kabelo Malatsie, Umlindelo wamaKholwa features the work of multiple prize-winning Joburg-based photographer Sabelo Mlangeni. The mostly black and white photographs focus on two South African Zionist church communities and explore their acute awareness of dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, of separation and subjection, identification and objectification.
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up – Pablo Picasso
5 September to 14 December
SANLAM CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION SANLAM ART LOUNGE www.sanlam.co.za
Centennial: A Century of South African Art From the Sanlam Art Collection 1918-2018 features everything from Botha’s devastating Butterfly Box and Kentridge’s eerily abandoned Stadium to the perpetually discharging pistol of van der Merwe’s Gaste and the #RhodesMustFall reference behind Mudariki’s The Model. This body of work begs the question, is art the most truthful documentation of a nation’s history? And if so, what does Sanlam’s Centennial exhibition say about the transformation of South Africa? The exhibition commemorates Sanlam’s centenary and is one-of-a-kind in its objective to showcase South African history. Curator Stefan Hundt takes visitors on a journey through the last 100 years, with guided tours available by appointment on set dates. A journey that brings one face-toface with chapters of colonial hegemony, political repression, a triumphant democracy and the economically unbalanced society that followed.
1 October to 2 November
PETER MAGUBANE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC REVIEW UJ ART GALLERY www.uj.ac.za
Bringing together a unique selection of images by iconic South African photographer Dr Peter Magubane, this prestigious exhibition offers an opportunity to imaginatively revisit the everyday experiences and aspirant struggles of black South Africans living (and dying) under apartheid. The exhibition programme will include workshops, conversations, walkabouts and screenings, encouraging students and the public to engage critically with the images as well as the intersecting histories they represent. Entry is free.
6 to 9 September
FNB JOBURG ART FAIR
SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za
The FNB Joburg Art Fair focuses on contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. Now in its 11th year, it presents the finest of contemporary African art alongside memorable exhibitions and groundbreaking initiatives. Special features of the fair include a series of curated special projects, a VIP Programme hosting top international curators and directors from institutions such as Tate Modern, the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou and Performa, as well as a Talks Programme that invites art world figures, philosophers and theorists to lecture and participate.
Until 30 September
WOLFGANG TILLMANS: FRAGILE JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY www.friendsofjag.co.za
After making stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi, Wolfgang Tillmans’s touring exhibition, Fragile, finally comes to the Johannesburg Art Gallery. This exhibition, which will be touring many more cities on the continent over the next few years, is presented by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/ Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in collaboration with Tillmans and the Goethe-Institut.
Until 15 September
WHEN DUST SETTLES STANDARD BANK GALLERY www.standardbank.com
When Dust Settles is a solo exhibition by Igshaan Adams, the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art. It is an eclectic and multi-sensory, large scale installation, bringing together sculpture, textiles, found objects, furniture and performance to create an immersive environment that engages audiences. It explores objects and iconographies of material culture central to the shaping of Adams’ identity and upbringing in the Cape Coloured community. It expands on his earlier work and charts a new course for his practice as a artist. Adams has used Islamic prayer mats, selfportraiture, woven ropes, wire and cotton threads before. This exhibition boldly re-evaluates this material and cotton threads into abstract sculptural forms. He also presented pieces of vinyl flooring. The current exhibition re-evaluates this material with a bolder creative resolve.
Until 30 September
SCULPT X 2018
THE MELROSE GALLERY
www.themelrosegallery.co.za Many of South Africa’s foremost and emerging sculptors will once again be participating in this exciting annual sculpture exhibition, which provides a valuable platform for the promotion of sculptural works. A large selection of sculptures across different mediums will be displayed within The Melrose Gallery and will flow out into the public spaces throughout the Melrose Arch precinct.
September to December
ART ON THE HILL
Since last year, when the Four Seasons Hotel presented its first Jazz on the Hill event, the hotel’s arts and cultural programme has expanded and diversified. With the advent of Art on the Hill, the hotel’s beautiful premises on Westcliff Ridge is also an experiential cultural and artistic destination – the home of a unique new engagement with the city’s artistic and cultural life, as well as with select international performers. Art on the Hill’s monthly programme includes classical music and jazz performances, art, visual and photographic exhibitions, ballet, fashion events, art talks and other bespoke events held at various settings throughout the hotel. Tickets from R495. Check out the website for dates.
AFRONOVA MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, THE WESTCLIFF
IN TOTO GALLERY
GOODMAN GALLERY Goodman-gallery.com
HENRY GEORGE GALLERY
GOETHE INSTITUTE www.goethe.du
THE LIST | PICNIC SPOTS
EMMARENTIA DAM www.gauteng.net
Located in Emmarentia, the dam is actually part of the Johannesburg Botanical Garden, but it has its own distinctive personality. The area spans 7.5 hectares in all, and water sports such as canoeing and sailing small boats are very popular. The dam also features canoeing and rowing club facilities. Birdwatchers and nature lovers flock here, and the grounds around the dam are filled with trees and grass – ideal for family picnics. There’s also a small café for refreshments.
JAMES & ETHEL GRAY PARK www.jhbcityparks.com
One minute you’re on the highway and the next you’re in Birdhaven’s park close to Melrose Arch, a little slice of paradise in the northern suburbs. Originally a bird sanctuary, the 36-hectare area has been upgraded at a cost of R5 billion, but is still home to an assortment of birds and plenty of open spaces to enjoy nature at its best. A picnic here is a dream, with the Sandspruit River flowing through the park, which is completely fenced off.
GILLOOLY’S FARM www.gauteng.net
Located in Bedfordview, the 44-hectare Gillooly’s Farm is a popular spot to visit. With Linksfield Ridge as its backdrop, it’s a great place to get away from it all, a scenic retreat from city living. It’s famous for its walking trails (go all the way up to the ridge for views that span the city), birdwatching (more than 50 species live here), picnics and, of course, the man-made dam.
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Easy eat ing
One of the earliest accounts of picnicking comes from tales of Robin Hood. He and his Merry Men would informally dine on bread, cheese and ale under the trees
Zoo Lake is popular as a weekend hangout for braais, picnics, feeding the ducks, rowing on the lake or walking around. It’s also where to go to enjoy the open-air Artists Under the Sun exhibition every month. It’s home to popular Moyo Restaurant and the Zoo Lake Sports Club with its restaurant, which are also major drawcards.
FLORIDA LAKE www.jhbcityparks.com
Joburg residents love their lakes – and if you live down South in suburban Roodepoort, this is your go-to spot for a picnic, some fresh air and plenty of family time. There’s a bird sanctuary right next door, so birdwatching here is also a dream. The lake also offers a putt putt course, Olympic-sized swimming pool and a kids’ pool.
WALKHAVEN DOG PARK
www.walkhaven.co.za Muldersdrift is still considered far from the madding crowds, despite being relatively easy to get to. Located next to the Cradle of Humankind, the area has its own cachet and is home to the Walkhaven Dog Park. Birds abound and picnic facilities are strategically placed throughout the area, making it an ideal getaway on a weekend.
JOHANNESBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN jhbcityparks.com
There’s no real border between Emmarentia Dam and the Botanical Gardens, and the combined 81-hectares are a joy to explore. A huge oasis in the middle of the city, it’s just 6km from the city centre and yet a world apart. The entire area is lush and green, with plenty of sloped grass embankments and more than 20,000 indigenous trees, offering a choice of picnic spots.
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flamingo and starfish are highlights of the coming show.
surface colouring of the bronze material after casting it from wax or clay replicas, is second to none. Also on show this year are works of giant trevally, tarpon, sailfish and marlin. They are stupendous. My mother, Italia Greig, sculpts pelicans and takes up to a year to complete a single piece. We’re also introducing Steven Wilkins this year who has created a stunning octopus, seagulls and hermit crabs. I must mention that no exhibit on sea animals will be complete without the wandering albatross. We have a piece with a 3m wingspan that is simply magnificent.
Which other artists should we be aware of? Chris Blayden, a Kalk Bay-based artist who is passionate about fish, possibly the only fish sculptor in the country. His patination, which is the
What is it about bronze that people love? It’s masculine. Men love it, especially nature lovers. Women like the more elegant pieces, but it resonates with all ages and genders. Collecting, like with other fine art, is addictive.
“COLLECTING, LIKE WITH OTHER FINE ART, IS ADDICTIVE”
10 minutes WITH CHRISTOPHER GREIG The annual Charles Greig Bronze exhibition in midOctober is the most important exhibit of the year for this 120-year-old family business, Charles Greig Jewellers, run by the enigmatic Christopher Greig, himself an icon of good taste in Joburg You have a different theme every year. What are you showing us this year? We did Pangolin and Wild Dogs in 2017, which was very successful. The Big 5 are perennial good sellers, so in sticking with the animal 128 | www.joburgstyle.co.za
subject matter, the theme of this year’s show is Archipelago, an array of sea animals. You deal in beautiful jewellery and high-end Swiss watches. How and why bronze? We represent about 10 artists in the bronze genre. My brother, Donald Greig, is a prolific, highly collectable bronze sculptor and the biggest attraction of the annual show. He runs the largest single artist gallery in SA and creates the pieces out of his own foundry. His diving Cape fur seal,
NEED TO KNOW The exhibition runs from 18 October to 18 November at Hyde Park Corner. Steven Wilkins 0800 333 888 The Boutique 011 325 4477 www.charlesgreig.co.za
Elegance is an attitude Kate Winslet
The September 2018 to January 2019 Issue of Joburg Style Magazine