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CONTENTS What’s in this month’s edition

Cover story JOBURG THEATRE’S MONTY 12 PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Read about the funniest hit musical opening on 11 July. Monty Python’s Spamalot is lovingly ripped off from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. We also interview the lead actor, actress and director of the show, and ask them what they love best about living in Joburg.

Features JOBURG’S VIBRANT ENTREPRENEURS We feature four up-and-coming


entrepreneurs leaving their mark in the fashion, jewellery and mixology industries.

cream should be enjoyed all year round THE LATEST TREND IN 36 SHOPPING: POP UPS


Temporary retail stores are a trend worldwide. Hello Joburg attended It’s a Bling Thing and The Urban Eco Design Co’s pop up shops.


Beluga has opened at Waterfall Corner - we welcome Beluga restaurant to Jozi. WINTER WARMING HOT CHOCOLATE


We review the top five hot chocolate spots. It’s the month to taste these decadent drinks, guilt free. A DOLLOP OF ICE-CREAM WITH YOUR WINTER?



Some of these barbers have been around for 40 plus years. They all know how to give a ‘clean shave’. TURBINE ART FAIR


The 2014 Turbine Art Fair is back this month after its success last year. The central theme this year is “Emerge”.

Meet Paul Ballen who agrees that ice-

WARM UP THE FUNNY BONES 46 FOR WINTER Hello Joburg explores the local comedy scene. THE ORBIT: MUSIC 50 WITHOUT BORDERS We spend an evening at The Orbit jazz club in Braamfontein and speak to one of the owners to understand the concept behind this inspiring venue. HELLO HOUGTON IN OUR 59 NEW PROPERTY SECTION Adrienne Hersch Properties joins forces with Hello Joburg to bring you property insights, trends and advice. Correction: on page 17 of the June issue, we incorrectly published The Wolfpack’s contact number. It should be 011 447 7705.











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CONTRIBUTERS Bianca Maletsky













ENTERTAINMENT 46 Bianca is a 26 year old who is big into all things linguistic. She is also a Reiki Master and a Betty Boop fanatic.




Q: What do you love best about Jozi winter’s? A: Jozi winters are warm and wonderful. I love the afternoon sunshine. I love the fact that we now have an excuse to eat more, eat well and eat hard and who doesn’t love a decadent cup of hot chocolate, not forgetting the marshmallows, of course!


Carly Ritz


Alexia Leitich


Jessica Hahn


Kelly Soriano


Bianca Maletsky, Carly Ritz


Justyn Spinner, Thys Dullaart

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Q: What’s your comfort food of choice? A: Mom’s food

ON THE COVER Norman Anstey (King Arthur) and Michelle Botha (Lady of the Lake) star in Monty Python’s Spamalot at Joburg Theatre.

Find Carly on twitter @carlyritz Send your hound and food pics to carlyritz@gmail.com


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Carly Ritz has a decade of crazy experiences in the media and communication industries. A food junkie, lover of all things shiny and poodle mad, she spends her time exploring Joburg’s best for you – our readers. If she could she would adopt all the stray dogs in the country.

Q: Tom Ford or Karl Lagerfeld? And why? A: Tom sweety. Beware the French!


ADVERTISING SALES Tyrone Maletsky JOHANNESBURG: 072 929 1727

Q: What music are you listening to at the moment and simply can’t get enough of? A: Locally Shortstraw and Shadowclub are the bomb but I just can’t get enough of Katy Perry and Florence & the Machine.

Q: Where’s your top spot to chill out for after-work drinks? A: Rocket in Parkhurst

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Q: What’s the most enjoyable part of your job? A: Meeting all kinds of crazy people

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People make the city For compiling this July issue, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the entrepreneurs, business owners, chefs, designers and creatives who make Joburg Joburg. They’re dynamic, interesting and inspiring – just the way we, here at Hello Joburg, feel our city is.

DIGITAL EDITIONS are now available on iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire & Google Play. PAST ISSUES can be downloaded from www.issuu.com/hellojoburgmag ONLINE & MOBILE From March 2014 Hello Joburg, Cape Town & Durban magazine content will be available at www.gohello.co.za & through the GoHello Smartphone App. SOCIAL MEDIA. Follow Hello Joburg on twitter.com/hellojoburgmag and facebook.com /hellojoburgmagazine QR CODES. If you have a Smartphone, use the QR Codes in this issue to gain access to websites, applications and videos. Simply download a free QR Code reader from your App Store and scan the codes to be directed to the relevant sites. For easy access, scan this QR Code to be direct to your App Store NOW!


Nic Proxenos, chef and owner of Sophia’s Bistro in Illovo, was welcoming to his restaurant and generous with his time. He and his staff are wholeheartedly invested in giving patrons an experience at his restaurant that they won’t easily forget. I spent an afternoon chatting to Dan Sermand, one of the owners of The Orbit jazz club in Braamfontein. He was passionate in telling the story about how The Orbit came to be and the carefully thought-out concept behind the club – a concept “that would lead the way in offering the best possible creative expression platform for jazz musicians in Joburg”. I met Ayman Eshak, a co-owner of Il Barbierie in Dunkeld. This barber shop has been around for 49 years, originally started by an Italian (Antonio Folgore) and now owned by his daughter-in-law, Manuela, and Ayman. While we drank authentic Egyptian coffee, Ayman proudly explained to me the art and skill that goes into giving a ‘clean shave’. You can read about a fun show to look forward to in our feature on Joburg Theatre’s Monty Python’s Spamalot. We interview the lead actor and actress, and director. Norman Anstey, Michelle Botha and Simon James tell us what they love best about living in Joburg. For a night filled with laughter, book a ticket to this funniest musical of all time! We hope you enjoy this issue and feel inspired about all that the vibrant city in which we live has to offer. I’d love to hear from you. If you have a moment drop me an email and let me know your thoughts. Enjoy! #lovejozi

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CALENDAR What’s on, in and around Johannesburg this month

4 – 6 JULY


No country on earth has produced as many legendary ballet stars as Russia. Dirk Badenhorst presents an exclusively Russian ballet gala under his banner in Johannesburg for the first time. Featuring stars from no fewer than five of Russia’s greatest ballet companies, including the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky, Russian Ballet Stars showcases Russia’s matchless dancers in a glittering array of highlights from the best-loved ballet classics.

See pages 12-13 for more details.


The deets: The Mandela, Joburg Theatre Tickets: R200 – R450 Booking: 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com


Missing is a new South African work by the multi-award winning writer, director and actor, John Kani. It tells the story of an exiled comrade who returns to South Africa with his Swedish wife and engaged daughter. Expecting to take up an illustrious new career in the newly democratic government, he finds an unexpected rival in one of his closest ex-comrades. Missing raises several important issues faced by those who went into exile and who hoped to be recalled by the ANC to join the government and take up a new life in a now democratic South Africa. The deets: The Market Theatre, 20:00 Tickets: R83 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000


CLASSIC CAR SHOW Classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and vintage cars are all on show, and entertainment for everyone - live bands, BallyHoo the Elvis impersonator, beer garden, flea market, swop meeting and much more. The deets: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec Tickets: R20 – R60 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.classiccarshow.co.za



The deets: The Mandela, Joburg Theatre Tickets: R180 –R300 Booking: 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com

11 JULY – 13 JULY

KINDLY KEEP IT COVERED Roland Dickerby (Graham Shirley), formerly of the Kindly Mutual Insurance Co, runs a health farm with his wife, Julia (Els de Bundel), bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance payout on the demise of Julia’s first husband. Life isn’t easy for Roland. A healthy lifestyle is not exactly his cup of carrot juice, his formidable monsterin-law, Olivia (Nicki Withers), keeps a very beady eye on him. Mark Boshoff proudly directs this fast, furious and frantic farce, featuring a roving mannequin and a gurgling water fountain. The deets: Roodepoort Theatre, 20:00 and 15:00 Tickets: R80 – R100 Booking: www.roodepoorttheatre.com or 0861 670 670


THE BEAUTY OF INCOMPLETE THINGS Following the sensational world premiere in Cape Town earlier this year, the journey of this new South African play, written and directed by Daniel Dercksen and featuring pow-wow performances by Rowan Studti, Wojtek Lipinski and Andre Lombard, continues with a tour to the Fringe at the Joburg Theatre. The lives of three men unite on a heartbreaking journey that is filled with pathos, humour and candid revelations in The Beauty of Incomplete Things, a new South African play for discerning theatergoers.

For a raw and rich extravaganza of taste and experience of the highest class, join us on our journey while we tease and tantalise all your senses to bring to you a one of a kind Coffee & Chocolate Expo.
Join the workshops with our top executive chefs, transforming dreaminess into reality to enhance your lifestyle, home and tantalise your coffee and chocolate addiction.
View and purchase the latest technology in coffee machines, accessories, crockery and products to make you and your family coffee and chocolatier experts! The deets: The Montecasino Outdoor Event Area Tickets: R80 and R95 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.coffeechoc.co.za

18 – 19 JULY

99% ZULU COMEDY South Africa`s first and only commercial vernacular stand-up show, 99% Zulu Comedy returns with a galaxy of comics that are sure to leave the usually packed audience in stitches. The deets: Theatre Of Marcellus At Emperors Palace, 20:00 Tickets: R150 – R200 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.disneyonice.com

Explore the Hall of Dogs, Hall of Cats, Hall of Reptiles and fall under the spell of the Magic of Horses. Also on show, are exotic pets, budgies and parrots, fish, koi, rabbits, pedigree rats to new breeds of imported guinea pigs. Shop for products and services to care for, pamper and provide for your pets responsibly. Enjoy the exciting events taking place in the two arenas and equine ring. The deets: Gallagher Convention Centre Booking: tickets available at the door or Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.dogscats.co.za

18 – 19 JULY

PRIME CIRCLE – LET THE LIGHT IN In May 2014, Prime Circle released their 6th album, `Let The Night In` before embarking on one of their biggest European and South African tours. Prime Circle are Ross Learmonth (vocals and guitar); Marco Gomes (bass); Dale Schnettler (drums); Neil Breytenbach (keyboard) and Dirk Bisschoff (guitar). The deets: Teatro at Montecasino, 20:00 Tickets: R225 – R300 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000


18 – 20 JULY


The deets: The Fringe, Joburg Theatre, 15:00 and 20:00 Booking: 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com

17 – 20 JULY


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The short fable by author and poet Lucía Laragione, which hearkens back to the period of Argentina’s so-called

CALENDAR “Dirty War” of the late 70s and early 80s, was selected as the winner from some 90 plays of the 2011 Proyecto 34°S Theatre in Translation initiative, a project that aims to encourage the exchange and appreciation of written theatre plays from Africa and Latin America. The South African production sees an all-star team with Fleur du Cap and Naledi award winning actress, Patricia Boyer, as the domineering and cruel cook, Nicole, and the talented Lurdes Laice as naïve young country girl Elisa. The deets: Auto & General Theatre on the Square, 20:15 Tickets: R60 Booking: www.strictlytickets.com

25 AND 30 JULY THE PARLOTONES Get ready for the tour of the year, experience The Parlotones - up close and personal. These are sure to be sell-out perfomances. The deets: Barnyard Theatre (Rivonia, Suninghill) Tickets: R200 Booking: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za or 011 234 2033


This has got to be a record number of songs in one show for the Barnyard Theatre, as we present 99 hit songs in one show. Watch how Elvis takes on Cliff Richard, Cher takes on Mick Jagger and how Katy Perry takes on Miley Cyrus. Watch the cast go driving down the road with songs such as Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys, Grease Lightning from the musical Grease, Drive my Car by The Beatles and I Drove all Night by Celine Dion. Experience music from Robbie Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, The Supremes, Lady Gaga, Toto, Bon Jovi and many more. The deets: Barnyard Theatre (Cresta, Randburg) Tickets: R100 – R160 Booking: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za or 011 478 5300


Gauteng residents who have yet to visit

sculptor and all-round Renaissance

Sundays will never be the same again, as urban and vibrant classic R&B sounds normally listened via the airwaves by your favourite DJ, will now be orchestrated on Carnival City’s Afro-Beats Soul Session in the Mardi Gras. Expect nothing less than a boogie afternoon, with ‘well known’ R&B classics, and a taste of way-back afro-soul, this will be a session to cancel all your Sunday appointments for.

the Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition

thinker. The hundreds of exhibits on

now have another chance to realise

display include large touchscreen

this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This

versions of Leonardo’s famous codices

internationally acclaimed travelling

(notebooks), life-size machine inven-

exhibition was set to close its doors on

tions, anatomical sketches, and the

22 June, but organisers have bowed

only 360-degree exact replica of the

to public demand and extended it by a

elusive Mona Lisa painting ever made.

further five weeks until 27 July.

Together they showcase the true depth

The deets: Carnival City Tickets: R130 www.suninternational.com/carnival-city

reception Da Vinci – The Genius has

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Beauty and the Beast - with a twist - is an, imaginative musical fairy tale, based on the classical traditional fairy tale written in 1740. Produced by Barnyard Theatre Productions and directed by Juan Boshoff, this version of Beauty and the Beast features a beautiful set, magical costumes and features some of the most beautiful new voices on the musical circuit. This production will be surprising, appealing … and strangely familiar. The deets: Barnyard Theatre (Rivonia, Suninghill) Tickets: R200 Booking: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za or 011 234 2033




of Leonardo’s abilities and appeal to “We have been overwhelmed by the

people of all ages.

received in Gauteng,” says Tyrone

The deets:

Thöle, managing director of Great

The Amazing Place, Woodmead,

World Exhibitions, the local organisers


and promoters responsible for bringing

tickets range from R90 – R140

the exhibition to South Africa.

weekdays: 10:00 – 19:00;

This exhibition brings to life the genius

weekends and public holidays:

of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, sci-

09:00 – 19:00

Get the latest trends and tips from the world of food and see celebrity chefs in entist, anatomist, engineer, architect, action such as Reza Mahammed, and Food Network’s Siba Mtongana of Siba’s Table, to name but a few. The overall theme of the 2014 Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg is to take visitors on a sensory journey. Arriving at the show, visitors will be given 3D glasses and enter through a ‘sensations’ tunnel.


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1. DAYS OF THE DINOSAUR 1 – 20 JULY Imagine really walking amongst dinosaurs – moving, roaring, life-size dinosaurs. For the first time since real dinosaurs roamed the planet, South Africans will be able to experience their true splendour at Days of the Dinosaur. This internationally-renowned exhibition truly brings education and entertainment together with scientifically-accurate dinosaur exhibits made possible by some of the most advanced animatronics in the world. Other attractions at the exhibition include a 3D cinema, excavation zone, Dino Ride for youngsters, and large interactive area for kids. The deets: Sandton International Convention Centre Tickets: R95 – R395 (family of four) Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.daysofthedinosaur.co.za

2. DISNEY ON ICE 11 – 20 JULY Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic in a oncein-a-lifetime skating spectacular that brings together the legacy of Disney in the tradition of Disney On Ice quality that has entertained more that 135 million guests worldwide to date! Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic features more than 60 unforgettable Disney characters, a sing-along score of award-


winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pumbaa and many more Disney characters in celebrating 1100 Years of Magic! The deets: Coca-Cola Dome Tickets: R175 – R200 Booking: Computicket, www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 www.disneyonice.com


25 – 27 JULY Now in its 14th year, the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire is the most prestigious Fair in the country that defines excellence in antiques, collectables and decorative arts. It showcases an eclectic mix of contemporary collectables juxtaposed with the beauty of traditional antiques. A masters art pavilion, a book, print and stamp pavilion and strategically placed vintage and classic cars add a new dimension to the beautiful decor design presentation of the antiques. The deets: Sandton Convention Centre, 10:00 – 18:00 Tickets: R100

13 JULY True, it will be hard for another country to beat Brazil in Brazil but will Argentina, Germany or Netherlands upset this year’s favourites? Be sure to follow the excitement of the Soccer World Cup final at one of these venues: Parea: Big screen and meze platters! Shop 3D Corlett Drive, Illovo Baron, Sandton: 24 Central, corner Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive, Sandton Jolly Roger: 10 4th Avenue, Parkhurst Queeni’s Shebeen: The Hilton Sandton, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton



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5. GAUTENG MOTOR SHOW 25 – 27 JULY This year’s Gauteng Motor Show cranks up the kilowatts as Carnival City, Gauteng’s ultimate leisure, gaming and entertainment destination, joins forces with this thrill-a-minute motoring event as the official hospitality sponsor. The 2014 Gauteng Motor Show offers pulse-racing action and excitement for all ages and interests, and an entertainment line-up unlike any other motoring event in SA. The deets: Rock Raceway, Brakpan Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za www.gautengmotorshow.co.za


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LIFESTYLE NEWS Jozi’s trendiest and hippest lifestyle pages

LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA BY REGINA GRAFF AND DERRYN CAMPBELL Living in South Africa is a comprehensive and practical handbook on moving to, working in and enjoying life in South Africa. The carefully researched information is complemented with personal experiences and includes helpful hints and recommended resources.





The region is also recognised as the ‘cradle of humankind’ and was first inhabited by the San and Khoikhoi people and later by people moving in from the northern parts of central Africa. In the 1800s the area gained more attention when the Transvaal Boer Republic was created. The discovery of gold and the ensuing gold rush led to the influx of fortune seekers from near and far. Today the province is still the melting pot of South Africa with people from all over the world making the province their home. With a well-developed infrastructure, Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of the country and is considered the transport hub of southern Africa. OR Tambo International Airport, which caters for 19 million passengers a year, is one of only three airports in the world offering direct flights to all continents. The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is a state-of-the-art rail service inaugurated in 2010. Its two service lines connect OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton, Johannesburg and Pretoria. As the financial and technology centre of the country, Gauteng also has some highly acclaimed educational facilities including universities and international schools. The dry inland climate in the province is influenced largely by the high altitude of the region, which is situated on the 1500 m – 1800 m high plateau. The temperatures get hot in summer while the winters are crisp and cold with snowfalls on rare occasions. The rainfall occurs in summer when late afternoon thunderstorms are frequent.

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Johannesburg 3.9 million inhabitants

Cradle of Humankind: Visit Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves


Gold Reef City: Theme park and tours dedicated to the gold rush times


Soweto: See the country’s biggest township and cradle of freedom fighters


Hartbeespoort Dam: Enjoy watersports and the surrounding Magaliesberg


Tswaing Meteorite Crater: Nature walks and eco-tourism centre near Pretoria (See map on next page)

Johannesburg, Gauteng

The smallest province of South Africa is situated on the highveld plateau. It is also the most densely populated province, housing more than 22% of the country’s population and comprising six municipalities. Among them are three metropolitan municipalities: City of Tshwane (Greater Pretoria, the country’s administrative capital and the seat of the South African government), Ekurhuleni (East Rand) and the country’s business hub, the City of Johannesburg.

“A must-read not only for expats, but for all who want to embrace living in South Africa,” – Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma


12.3 million 680 people per km² 24% are under age of 15, 4% are over 65 Urban households; 97% 26% are unemployed


Education Second highest matric pass rate of 81% after Western Cape Literacy rate of 94% 8.4% of adults have not received any schooling

Languages Zulu 21% Afrikaans 14% Sesotho 13% English 13% English is spoken by most

BUSINESS SECTORS Gold, platinum and uranium mining are the major contributors to the province’s GDP. The Witwatersrand Basin is still the greatest unmined source of gold in the world and the gold reserves there are estimated to be 30 times richer than any other goldfields in the world. The shaft of the Western Deep mine is the world’s deepest mining shaft, plunging some 3.6 km into the earth. South Africa’s only gold refinery is Rand Refinery, which is located in Germiston. Major gold mines, operated by AngloGold Ashanti mines, Gold Fields and Harmony are major employers in the area. Coal mining is also done extensively in the region around Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark. The province houses one of the world’s leading financial centres. The finance sector contributes more than 20% to the province’s GDP. In recent years, Gauteng became renowned for its highly advanced knowledge industry with the high-tech corridor between Pretoria and Johannesburg. The region is seen as being one of the top global hubs for information technology. The province also houses more than 40% the country’s biotechnology companies. The manufacturing industry is located mainly in the Ekurhuleni district, which also houses the logistics centre near OR Tambo International Airport. Well-serviced industrial estates surround this major transport hub. Light industry operations can be found in this area as well. Agricultural products are harvested mainly in the province’s West Rand. Maize, cattle and vegetables are the main income sources in this area. Western Gauteng has large-scale commercial farming, but only a small amount of agri-processing takes place in the province.



No malaria HIV prevalence is 29.9% Highest doctor per patient ratio in the country

Dry highveld climate Hot summers with afternoon thunderstorms Dry cold winters with occasional snowfall

Infrastructure Developed highways several toll roads OR Tambo International and Lanseria airports Gautrain service

Economy Highest per capita income Mining, finance and manufacturing Contributes 36% to the country’s GDP 71

Jozi’s newest HOT SPOTS


SOCIAL ON MAIN If you’ve seen people checking in and updating their statuses from

What: Perron Mexican Restaurant When: Opened 14 May Where: Illovo Junction, corner Oxford Road and Corlett Drive Slogan: We love Mexican food, we love tequila, we love you (in a strictly non Michael Jackson kinda way), come join us. How do you describe the coolest, hippest and most awesome spot to hit Jozi in 2014? Simply delve into such coolness and experience it for yourself. So what makes Perron restaurant so cool you might ask? Well firstly, it is Mexican and that’s pretty damn cool on its own, if you ask me. Secondly, there is tequila on offer, and not just any tequila, all kinds of unique and exclusive tequila. Thirdly, the desserts are just as good as the main meals (churros, mango and chili lime sorbet, yum). And finally the coolest of the cool, the crackerjack of it all: the owners who were living in London decided to open Perron whilst eating fire-roasted cheesy quesadillas. Meant to be? I think so! Lets be honest, there is no reason not to try this brand new Mexican delight. It’s the perfect time of year. It’s winter’s solstice. Picture this: warm jalapeno poppers oozing in your mouth, followed by the crunchiest home cooked tortilla crisps with spicy salsa and mushy guacamole. Mind=blown. The deets: 011 880 7296 Twitter: @weareperron www.perron.co.za

Social on Main lately in Bryanston and you have no idea where that is – then yes, you should definitely have FOMO. Who said nothing trendy exists on that side of William Nicol? Bryanston is flexing its social muscle to give the spots in Parkhurst, Greenside and Melrose a run for their money. Social on Main is Bryanston’s newest and hottest place to be this winter so we checked it out just for you. A cocktail bar and kitchen with attitude and style, Social on Main serves some really fancy things. From infused cocktails, craft beer on draught to a large selection of some of South Africa’s finest wine, you will be spoiled for thirst quenching choice. It’s definitely not your average bar or pub. Their smoked ribs, flat breads and dry aged steaks are definitely worth tweeting about too. Like all the cool kids these days, Social on Main sources the best, fresh local produce. Everyone is raving about the Rooibos Long Island Iced tea! You have to try it. Apparently the best place to sip it is on the terrace after a long week or day at the office. The deets: 011 706 7115 Posthouse Centre, corner Main Road and Posthouse


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The final round of the World Class Regional finals was recently hosted at the Michelanglo Hotel Sandton. The Regional Final tested Johannesburg’s top mixology hopefuls with an “Of Earth and Sky” themed round, centred on premium tequila and rum. Michelangelo bartenders Simpiwe Ngcobo, Jeff Lopes and Pervyval Ndawo all competed in the event. 29-year-old Jeff Lopes is now one step closer to earning the coveted accolade of World’s Best Bartender in the prestigious World Class Bartender of the Year competition, after clinching victory on the day. The National Final will take place in July 2014. The thrilling Global Final will see 50 of the world’s best bartenders competing for the most coveted accolade in the luxury drinks industry, the title of World’s Best Bartender.

Pronto Italian restaurant is always ready to serve delicious authentic meals. The Penne Amatriciana (a traditional sauce made from pancetta, tomato, chilli, rosemary and red wine) is a favourite, so is the Penne Salsiccia (fennel infused pork sausages cooked with plum tomatoes, chili, red wine and herbs). It’s their house speciality and has customers coming all the way from Pretoria for this dish. Save space for dessert. Their ice-cream is a treat - especially the peanut butter flavour – it’s home made from a “special” recipe. Another favourite dessert is the Chocolate Salami with Mascarpone – biscuity chocolate ‘salami’ studded with nuts, flavoured with espresso and served with ice-cream! A little over a year ago Pronto added a separate bar area – perfect for small private functions or for wine and tapas. The restaurant can seat about 160 people but booking is essential, especially for dinner. The deets: The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall / 011 447 4346 And while you’re in the neighbourhood… • Toast & Co: Pampered treatments. Manis and pedis. Also waxing and St Tropez tanning. Unique gifting ideas such as shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories for sale. Hewstone, 54 Buckingham Avenue, Craighall Park / 011 325 5184 / www.toastandco.co.za • Warm & Glad: Perfect for freelancers to set-up office. Great breakfasts. Imported books and magazines for sale. Craft beer, wine and whiskey. 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park / 011 781 0455 • Yung Chen: Chinese take-away. Try the Black Bean Beef. Great spring rolls. Popular for after-work crowd, so place orders early. Shepherd Market / 339 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park / 011 3254899 • Colourful Splendour Nursery Situated along the banks of the Braamfontein Spruit. One-stop shop for all gardening requirements. Think blubs for spring. corner Richmond and Marlborough Roads, Craighall Park / 011 447 5817 / www.colourfulgroup.co.za

Fast fact: Johannesburg was established in 1886 and six years later the first reference was made to Craighall. William Grey Rattray purchased this large area of land in 1891, naming it ‘Craighall’ after his birthplace in Blairgowrie, Scotland. The street names in Craighall are named after noble Scottish families, and the street names in Craighall Park are named after English ducal families. Hello Johannesburg July 2014 www.hellojoburg.co.za www.gohello.co.za



MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Always look on the bright side of life!

In another coup for Joburg Theatre, Executive Producer, Bernard Jay, is thrilled to announce the South African premier production of one of the funniest musicals of all time, Monty Python’s Spamalot. Monty Python’s Spamalot is described by its writers as the hit musical, lovingly ripped off from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Monty Python’s huge legions of fans across the globe will not be disappointed - familiar, legendarily iconoclastic lines from the movie return regularly in this 2005 Tony Award winning Best Musical on Broadway. Part an irreverent parody of the Camelot legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table on their quest for The Holy Grail; part the spoof “resplendently silly new musical” (Ben Brantley, NY Times March 2005) with another quest that of bringing King Arthur and his entourage to the enchanted land


called The Great White Way; and part the tongue-in-cheek Broadway musical itself, featuring ‘a bevy’ of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, witch-burnings (banned in Joburg by the Occupational Health and Safety mavens), shrubberies and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot never fails to entertain those “who value the virtues of shrewd idiocy, artful tackiness and wide-eyed impiety” (Brantley again). King Arthur, the King of England, will be played by Norman Anstey. Joburg born actor and voice artist, Norman is perhaps best remembered for his role of Swaer in Castrol’s Can-o-the-Best TV commercials (from 1988 to 2003). Norman’s most recent stage musical appearances include lead roles in Evita, The King and I, Footloose and Ons Vir Jou. The much-coveted role of The Lady of the Lake, a Diva – most certainly the leading lady of the show – has

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been awarded to Michelle Botha. Michelle says she “has been an actress and singer since I can remember”. However, she actually received her Honours cum Laude in drama from the University of Pretoria in 1998. Since then, Michelle has been seen on television – including as Susan in 7 de Laan – and in the stage musicals Aspects of Love, Jock of the Bushveld and Aladdin. Director and designer, Simon James, started his theatrical career whilst still at school, working on amateur and professional productions. Since “going professional” at the former CAPAB, he has worked for almost all of the independent producers in South Africa and most of the erstwhile Performing Arts Councils. Since 2001, Simon has been resident Production Manager and Associate Producer at Joburg Theatre, where he spends much of his time downloading old Monty Python and Morecambe and Wise broadcasts.

So, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by booking your tickets now for the funniest night out of the year. For those who don’t yet know: Spam is a canned precooked meat product first introduced in 1937. The product has become part of many jokes and urban legends about mystery meat, which has made it part of pop culture and folklore. One of the Monty Python’s Spamalot musical’s creators, Eric Idle, explains: ‘It comes from a line in the movie, which goes “we eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot”. Hence, the show’s title: Monty Python’s Spamalot. And definitely not to be confused with Camelot!

The deets: 11 July – 10 August The Mandela, Joburg Theatre Tickets: R180 – R300 Booking: 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com


Norman Anstey

Q & A with... Michelle Botha Simon James

could say it has been my quest for my personal (comedic) Holy Grail! Haha. Besides that, working with

younger actors, and being gainfully

Q: What did you want to be

employed, can’t be too bad a thing.

growing up, other than an actress?

Q: What theatre character would

A: Ummmm…nope, as far as I can

you still like to play?

remember I’ve always wanted to be an actress.

A: Difficult really. My 20-year-orso “sabbatical” from theatre (self

Q: Were you a Monty Python fan

imposed 1986 to 2006) meant that

before being involved in this produc-

Q: What did you want to be

a lot of wish-list roles passed me

tion – and why?

growing up, other than an actor?

by, and now I am the wrong age for such musings. Really any role

A: Yes, nothing is sacred with Monty

A: Didn’t have a clue, but in IQ

that allows me to immerse myself

Python and I think that’s great. One

tests and aptitude tests, I would

in character, be it serious drama or

should never take life, love or religion

normally put down farmer, and

comedy, in order to make audienc-

too seriously.

later on pop star.

es think about, and relate to/feel, the foibles and possibilities of the

Q: What is the best part of being in-

Q: Were you a Monte Python fan

human condition, and thereby, as

volved in Monty Python’s Spamalot?

before being involved in this pro-

Shakespeare said through Hamlet,

duction – and why?

“Hold the mirror up to Nature”.

A: What do ya mean!? Being part of Monty Python’s Spamalot is great, it’s

A: Actually no. When I was at

Q: What do you love about living

drama school in UK when Monty

in Joburg?

going to be A LOT of fun. Q: What theatre character would you

Python and John Cleese and the gang were all the rage, I couldn’t

A: I am lucky enough to own my

get on that wavelength at all. I

home here, where I can chill out in

thought it was asinine, childish

the garden, and potter in the veg-

A: I’d still like to play “Martha” in

idiocy. I was training to be a proper,

gie patch, and sit on the “porch”,

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf on the

serious “act-or” Has anything

pickin’ guitar and singin’ de blues

professional stage.

changed? See next answer...

(well almost!). I am centrally

still like to play?

located with a huge choice of shop-

Q: What do you love about living in

Q: What is the best part of being

ping venues and stuff, yet nearby is


involved in Monty Python’s Spa-

a green lung, the Delta Park, where


I can walk. There is a variety of

A: I love the fact that things get done

work opportunities within my pro-

in Joburg. You don’t have to wait till

A: My report card one term at

fession, so boredom should not set

next week, If you want something

drama school said I did not have

in, for that is to be avoided at all

done, live in Johannesburg.

much comedic sense, or some such.

costs. There is an “active” energy

And this remark stuck. So I guess

in Joeys, and most people reflect

over the years in the business I

that fact. There is no mountainous

worked at trying to understand the

table-top shaped lodestone, mess-

workings of humour and develop-

ing with one’s clarity of thought

ing some sort of sense of comedy.

or demotivating one’s energies!

Thus being in Spamalot, I am

Not to say I don’t also relish bush

excited at putting into practice that

or seaside gettaways with utter

very thing which I have striven to

tranquility or crashing waves as the

achieve these many long years. You


Q: What did you want to be growing up? A: Apart from a short time when I wanted to be Simon Templar in Leslie Charteris’ The Saint, I always wanted to work in the Theatre. Q: Were you a Monty Python fan before being involved in this production – and why? A: Very much so! The Python’s were, and still are, exponents of a delightful free-form of comedy that became accessible to a wider audience. I’ve always felt that they created the ‘middle class’ of comedy that formed the way that ensemble comedy is still performed today. Q: What has been the highlight of directing your first production Monty Python’s Spamalot? A: As we are about to start rehearsals there are many highlights still to come but the pre-production process is always a joy and I’m very excited about the cast we’ve been able to assemble. Q: What would be your ultimate theatre production to direct, and why? A: I think the show I would like to do most would be ‘The Who’s’ Tommy. I think you have to love the subject matter to do justice to the work! Q: What do you love about living in Joburg? A: Apart from being able to work in the best theatre in the country, I love the weather, the people and the trees!

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NOTABLE LAUNCHES IN JOBURG The official launch of Empire

The Azzaro Pour Homme Launch

Louis Roux, Jacques Moolman. And

Executive Apartments and Hotel was

What: The Azzaro Pour Homme

not forgetting the Top Billing hotties,

held on 29 May 2014 at the hotel.


Janez Vermeiren and Simba Mhere.

Where: Churchills Bar, Melrose Arch

Guests were welcomed with grey

When: 28 May

Top Joburgers gathered together for

Who: The fabulous duo Lorinda

the New Face of Azzaro Pour Homme

Voges and Brett Rogers, the beautiful

launch. Johnnie Walker himself was

delicious canapés from the newly

Jessica Wood as well as the quirky

there to greet us, Shadowclub thrilled

appointed chef Warren Forster. The

ChianoSky and Ross Jack, the boys

the audience and there was a glori-

event kicked off with a amazing

from Shadowclub, Isaac Klawansky,

ous buffet of pitas, crudités and dips.

and purple Empire themed cocktails supplied by Liquid Chefs and

performance by Johannesburgbased, The Muses, who rocked the stage. The main conference room was converted into Club Empire, where the after party was held till early hours of the morning. Marc Wachsberger, CEO of EAH Executive Apartments and Hotels (EAH), comment, “We are particularly excited to officially launch Empire into the market. The apartment hotel

EAH welcomes Warren Forster to the

model offers something completely

helm as Executive Chef of the Empire Execu-

different - real convenience, flexibility

tive Apartments and Hotel. Warren brings

and affordability in an industry which

26 years of culinary experience to the group.

limits traveller’s options to either a standard hotel or apartment.”

From head chef at the prestigious Rovos Rail to working at well-known hotels such as the

The deets:

Hyatt, Westcliff and the Al Faizaliah hotel in


Saudi Arabia.

011 911 5000


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INSPIRATION FROM VIBRANT JOZI ENTREPRENEURS Jozi is abuzz, now more than ever, with creative minds and entrepreneurial spirit. Pop up shops occur regularly everywhere from Bryanston to Braamfontein showcasing unique products and designs; and business minds are successfully launching companies.

JAMAL NXEDLANA creative director

One of ten designers selected to represent South Africa for a twomonth training programme in Milan. His label, Missshape, has for the last two years been shown in the Renault New Talent Search. Q.Five words that describe you: A. Curious, ambitious, reticent, sensitive, discontented. Q. What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur? The fact that there is no glass ceiling, destiny is in your own hands. Q. Where do you see yourself five years from now?


managing director of Thirst Bar Services

Founder of Thirst Bar Services nine years ago. Q. What does a-day-in-the-life-of Mr Lasarow consist of? A. I normally wake up early because I have busy days. On average I have four meetings with clients and one meeting with staff. If there are events on that night, I go past the event to make sure my client is happy. Then it’s dinner and I get ready for bed and watch my shows. At the end of the day, I reflect on my accomplishments or on how I can improve things. Q. What does a successful entrepreneur mean to you?

A. In a big project space (that I own), working with a diverse group of creatives, producing innovative products.

A. It means succeeding with your vision by continually keeping ahead of the competition. I take pride in seeing our humble beginnings and what we have accomplished today.

Q. What do you love most about living in Jozi?

Q. How does a ‘normal’ client become a loyal client?

A. It has to be the city’s potential. I look around and see possibilities. It’s super exciting!

A. Offering something that makes a client feel special, goes a long way. I believe that if you do a great job at your first encounter with your client, he/she will trust you and is more likely to use you again. It is ultimately up to you as the business owner to forge these relationships.

The deets: www.missshape.com

Q. How would you like people to remember you and your company A. People who know me, know my company. For those who don’t know me, I see my company as a ‘premium mobile bar services’ company that deals with anything from a small 50 people event to 15 000 people. The deets: www.thirst.za.com



Worked under the mentorship of Marianne Fassler. Participated in the Design Indaba 2011 as an emerging creative. Was selected as a finalist for the ELLE New Rising Star awards in 2012. In 2013 showed her first collection at SA Fashion Week.

10 year’s experience in the jewellery industry. Opened JD Friedman two years ago.

fashion designer

Q. Five words that describe you: A. Pragmatic, discerning, sensitive, imaginative, dog lover. Q. What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur? A. The independence of being an entrepreneur is what appeals to me the most. Q. Where do you see yourself five years from now? A. I’d like to have established a permanent studio space and be completely confident in my aesthetic expression and be working together with a great team. Q. What do you love most about living in Jozi? A. The energy that is created by the melting pot of different cultures growing together. The deets: www.anmarihoniball.com www.facebook.com/ anmarihoniballproduct

jewellery supplier

Q. What does a-day-in-the-life-of JD Friedman consist of? A. I confess to being a bit of a workaholic focusing most of my day on running and growing my business. However, I do always reserve time for family, friends and gym. Q. What does a successful entrepreneur mean to you? A. It represents running an innovative and successful business that fully meets customers needs, whilst still allowing me to engage in my passion for the jewellery industry. Q. How does a ‘normal’ customer become a loyal customer? A. A consumer’s expectations must be exceeded at every step of the process from first contact, through to final delivery of the product. Q. How would you like people to remember you and your company? A. With fondness in the knowledge that we have offered a service not compromising on integrity, and supplying a product of the utmost quality and value. The deets: 083 699 5154 info@jdfriedman.co.za

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DINING OUT Eat, drink and be merry!

BELUGA RESTAURANT Showcasing remarkable consistency as one of South Africa’s top restaurant chains We all know Beluga. Most of

The Hello Joburg team had the op-

much-loved sushi and dim sum. We

Complimenting these courses are the

us have eaten at the Cape Town

portunity to try the Beluga restaurant

particularly loved the duck, honey

cocktails: a white chocolate martini

branches and many of us have even

at Waterfall Corner. The fresh flare

and ginger dim sum.

made my day but you might prefer

dreamed of having our very own

and lovely open surroundings make

Beluga Restaurant in Jozi. Two Beluga

Beluga a charming spot, you wont

The main menu ranges from tuna

branches have opened up in Joburg. One

leave without a full belly and a warm

sesame-crusted steaks to chicken

is at the sophisticated Waterfall Corner

heart. The bill might seem expen-

curry, and for the carnivorous lovers,

and the other is in the heart of Pretoria.

sive but the setting, skillful service

a flaked sea salted beef fillet.

the banana and litchi daiquiri or the

and superior ingredients make it all Relaxed, suave and wonderfully

worthwhile. It is a treat for every

My favorite part of the meal is

social, this famous restaurant is a


always dessert, especially at Beluga. Let me tell you why: Lindt white

lifestyle experience that we welcome

wild berry brumble. Price range Starters: R50-R95, Mains: R105-R220, Desserts: R42-R58 The deets:

with open arms. The restaurant has

The hardest decision here is what

chocolate beignets with vanilla bean

an international feel and a world-

to eat? We suggest you have a pre-

ice-cream and butterscotch sauce…

Waterfall Corner: 010 596 8970

class design where you cannot help

starter of spice-fried baby calamari

salivating yet? As you bite into these

Pretoria: 074 145 8509

but feel fun, flirty and fabulous. It is

with crispy pickled vegetables

marvelous balls, warm white choco-

Twitter: @BelugaCapeTown

unique because of its art deco style

and a spicy peanut dressing. The

late bursts into your mouth. Simply

and New York Loft feel.

obvious choice for starters is their

put it’s a total mouth orgasm!


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FILOLICIOUS Froyo, waffles, juices, the works

FATHER COFFEE Father Coffee in Braamfontein is celebrating its one year anniversary. Look out for their special limited edition Guatemalan blend. For something particularly different, try their Skhotadol – Ultramel custards, espresso and a shot of Red Bull! The deets: Shop 2, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein www.fathercoffee.co.za

Who doesn’t begin to salivate at the thought of frozen yoghurt? Famed for its luscious sweetness and endless flavours, FILO frozen yoghurt is a standout winner! These special flavours always leave you wanting more. And the best part is that it’s low in calories. Customers want a healthy and customized treat and that is exactly what FILO offers. The flavors are fabulous, making your taste buds tingle, and you are the artist - you create your own FILO art. “It’s frozen yoghurt your way.” Naturally, on the first few attempts your yoghurt bowl is overflowing with five flavors, three toppings and two sauces (or is that just me?), but overtime you find your ultimate perfect, artistic creation. My personal desired FILO froyo has to be the salted caramel flavor, with peanut butter crunch and fudge crumble. Some other favorites are coconut, pistachio, cheesecake and Greek. Diabetic? No problem there is a sugar free option. Kosher? Don’t

dispute there are licensed Kosher machines. Halaal? FILO is certified by the National Independent Halaal Trust. FILO has taken your froyo experience to a whole new league. FILO waffles have just been introduced, warm, crunchy goodness topped with smooth and creamy FILO froyo - heaven on a plate. They have also just introduced the new FILO juice bar, garden-fresh juice made daily. But there’s even more on offer, now you can also take FILO home with you (we cant be selfish with our froyo all the time). FILO can be enjoyed by the whole family and hey, let’s be honest it makes for an impressive healthy dessert. The deets: info@filoyoghurt.com @FiloYoghurt Stores: Victory Park, Blu Bird and Menlyn by Bianca Maletsky


One lucky reader stands a chance to win a R300 voucher to Cheese Gourmet in Linden. Choose from a huge range of international and locally sourced cheeses and a variety of other produce, such as olives, jams, pickles, etc; or redeem the voucher at the adjoining café. To enter, tell us what your favourite type of cheese is. It’s that simple. Tweet your answer to @hellojoburgmag, The winner will be announced at the end of July. GOOD LUCK!

FRYS FAMILY FOOD SINCE 1991 Making the world a better place, one veggie meal at a time I get really excited when I discuss anything to do with vegan, vegetarian, green, environmentally conscious and cruelty-free products. So when Frys Family inquired about hosting a dinner party for the Hello Joburg team, we hit the roof, literally. Frys Family concept is simple: in an effort to seek vegetarian varieties Wally and Debbie Fry, both committed vegetarians, began making protein alternatives or meat analogues for their own consumption. The business is driven by the family’s passion to create delicious and cruelty-free food that has as little impact on the natural environment as possible with emphasis on putting principles over profits. Don’t you just love the concept? So for our dinner all we needed were ten friends, a bunch of cutlery, an assortment of crockery and a multitude of vino, of course. Seemed easy enough as Candice, our own private chef, would come into our home and cook us a five course vegetarian meal. What was even more interesting was that before each course, Candice explained how she created each dish and what ingredients

formed each foodgasmic creation. Now let’s get down to the core, the real juicy bits. What was for dinner? The lamb style curry in mini bunny chows, with saucy sambals on the side (cucumber raita, tomato and onion and raisin chutney) was heavenly and succulent, while the oven baked (meat free) chicken Schnitzels, layered with sautéed baby mushrooms, lemon and fresh thyme with roasted rosa tomatoes made our taste buds tingle. Mind blown yet? This ought to do the trick: sliders served with a smoked tomato sauce and the other with a wasabi and coriander vegan mayo. It was a charming evening and afterwards we even constructed and tested some of the recipes using the Frys products. The grand part of it all: we got an extensive recipe book with all the evenings meals. A victorious modus operandi! The deets: www.frysvegetarian.co.za enquiries@frygroup.co.za 031 700 3022/3 by Bianca Maletsky

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JUST A MUG FULL OF CHOCOLATE – KEEPS THE COLD AWAY The only time you can really have guilt free hot chocolate is in winter. So let’s not mess around and get straight to the good stuff.

1. WOLVES, 3 CORLETT DRIVE, ILLOVO It has to be hands down one of the best in town. You just can’t go wrong with the excuse me sir but there’s a moustache in my hot chocolate at Wolves. I mean what more can you possibly want in winter with your hot chocolate besides a chocolate moustache on a stick to dip in your mug and then let it melt all over your face. Besides the moustache, this hot chocolate is the perfect chocolate balance that you just couldn’t understand or respect as a kid - not too sweet and not too bitter. We love it! 011 447 2360

2. vida e caffè, ROSEBANK MALL It’s doesn’t get more decadent than the Chocolate Quente – melted Lindt hot chocolate. It’s the real deal. With full cream milk and its authentic cocoa taste, you’ll never be able to go back to the instant stuff you buy on the shelves. Agreed it’s a little on


the expensive side but if you’re going to do something you may as well do it properly. And of course then there’s the Lindt croissant to go with your Chocolate Quente - just to make sure you get an adequate chocolate fix. 011 447 9292

3. SCUSI BISTRO, 66 TYRONE AVENUE Scusi is as iconic to the people of Parkview as the Westcliff Hotel back in its heyday or the Johannesburg Zoo. And its hot chocolate isn’t any different. Ask the locals! Authors, artists and musicians have spent hours over the years unleashing their creative juices at one of Scusi’s pavement side tables nursing one of their famous Belgian hot chocolate or the white hot chocolate. 011 646 8639

4. SEATTLE – OAKLANDS GARAGE Who doesn’t love a little convenience in their life? (Or a lot!) The Seattle coffee bar at

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the Oaklands garage is a one stop for most things en route to work or back home. In winter be ready to stand in the queue for one of their hot chocolates. Rich dark cocoa with steamed milk and whipped cream (for another 4 bucks) it meets our superior hot chocolate criteria; it’s not too thick, not too thin, not too sweet and not too bitter. Perfect! 011 483 3233

5. BEAN THERE COFFEE ROASTERY, 44 STANLEY Hallowed for their extensive free trade coffee selection, Bean There also make a mean hot chocolate. And you can feel really good about ordering and drinking this one because Bean There as a company strives to make a sustainable difference in the lives of African coffee producers. The perfect accompaniment for your amble around 44 Stanley on those chilly weekend mornings. 086 123 2686


A DOLLOP OF ICE-CREAM WITH YOUR WINTER? Who decided ice-cream was a seasonal thing? Meet Paul Ballen who agrees that ice-cream should be enjoyed all year round.

If you frequent any of these places in Joburg - Wolves Café, Love Food Café, Thrupps, Warm & Glad, Stanley Beer Yard, Father Coffee, Melissa’s, Meat Etc or Lexi’s and have ordered the ice-cream off the menu then you have probably gone back and ordered it again. Paul’s Home Made Ice-Cream is that good. PHMIC is a gourmet, niche ice-cream producer based in Johannesburg who turns traditional dessert and ice-cream flavours on their heads. With a range of exotic and classic flavours and using only the best ingredients, PHMIC is re-educating Joburgers on what good ice-cream should be and trying to create a more conscious, aware and appreciative ice-cream consumer. And it’s not as simple as you think either. Making ice-cream is about time and process. Paul explains, “In the case of a high quality ice-cream, a few key ingredients are mixed together, heated, cooled and then go through a process of churning, before they are frozen to the hard-

ened final product.” Paul didn’t plan his sojourn with cream and sugar, it kind of just happened. In his own words “being brought up by my American father and South African mother, I visited Manhattan annually. From a young age, on the hot summer streets, I would visit shops, enjoying smooth, creamy ice cream. I began to realize that my home country didn’t offer any of these delicious treats. All that was available in the freezers isles of local supermarkets were commercial ice creams, made with fillers like vegetable fats and palm fat, and pumped with air. For my 21st birthday, my mom bought me an ice cream machine.” And well that was the kiss that woke up Sleeping Beauty – literally. Driven and focused Paul got straight to work. He played around with different recipes and attempted to make the perfect batch. He did some product sampling with those closest to him to get feedback and opinions on his ice-cream. The response was

overwhelming. And not because it was family and friends. The sentiment that prevailed was that this was the best damn ice-cream than anything else on local shelves. So he hosted an ice cream and waffle day at home and the people came.

stores throughout Joburg and working at creating a gourmet, crafted ice-cream empire. As for the flavours you just have to try, where do we start? From Green Tea, Stem Ginger, Rooibos Tea and Dulce De Leche to a White Chocolate and Rose flavour, Peanut Butter,

After that it was time for labels, tubs and packaging. With his entrepreneurial spirit hecreated a dedicated Facebook page, order form website, and used his personal Instagram and Twitter amounts to market his magic. “One thing led to another. More and more people started to know about it, and I decided that I should start approaching some niche coffee shops and restaurants.” The demand was so intense that Paul had to buy another small domestic machine and then a bigger professional ice cream machine with a built in freezer. One machine, then two machine, then three. Soon he was supplying selected

Salted Caramel and Turkish delight - get yourself a tub now! And don’t give us that “but it’s winter excuse”. Paul’s Homemade Ice-Cream is an extremely rich and creamy ice-cream and therefore isn’t really ‘cold’. With his constant flavour innovation he is making people aware that his product can be used as a compliment to other more ‘wintery’ desserts. The deets: www.paulshomemadeicecream. com/current/ by Carly Ritz

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SOPHIA’S BISTRO A place where memories are made and special occasions celebrated “Owning and running a restaurant

Sophia’s down to two fundamental

is in my blood”, says Nic Proxenos,

reasons: innovative classical cooking

chef and owner of Sophia’s Bistro

and his loyal team of staff.

in Illovo. “Being brought up in a Mediterranean family, cooking and

Nic was classically trained, gaining a

enjoying meals together have always

wealth of knowledge and experience

been a part of my life.”

at the original La Mama’s in Bramley. There he learnt about the “rules”

Nic remembers being a young boy,

of classical cooking and today he

sitting on the steps in his parent’s

breaks these “rules”, innovating and

garden, his feet barely able to touch

offering patrons a new dish almost

the ground, grinding almonds in a

every week on the “special’s board”.

heavy old brass mortar for his grandmother and rushing back to her time

He does confess to being a bit of a

and again asking if the almonds

maverick in the kitchen, “never fol-

were finely ground enough. His par-

lowing a recipe precisely”.

ents were also restauranteurs. Nic continues to learn, reading about 30 years ago Nic opened Piazza in

and watching chefs like the classic

Bryanston, and 20 years ago Sophia’s

Elizabeth David, the legendary Roux

in Rosebank. Today, Sophia’s is in

brothers, and Jamie Oliver (although

Illovo and is as strong as ever, with

he admits to initially have been

repeat patrons and first-timers vow-

skeptical about Jamie, but has come

He maintains that classical cooking

instantly recognise clients, greet-

ing to return. He puts the success of

to admire him).

can’t go out of style but, as a chef,

ing them by name, remember how

you need to be able to move with

a particular client wants his meat

the times and, to a certain extent,

cooked or whether she has a food

trends, especially because the Joburg

allergy or special dietary request, for

client is well traveled and more


at Sohpia’s for so many years they

sophisticated than previously. Nic and his team believe that owning No one understands his beliefs and principles better than his staff; most of the current team have been together for 25 years and Raphael Mkwebu, designation waiter, has been with Sohpia’s since 1983. There’s a good reason for this: Sophia’s is a nurturing community where “no one is more important than the other and no one is indispensible” says Nic. The staff are

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meal comes with responsibility, and that they owe it to patrons to deliver great food and service because, he says, “very often restaurants are the places where memories are made and special occasions are celebrated”. The deets: Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road,

well trained, fully understanding the


restaurant’s ethos; and well trusted,

011 268 6257 / 011 024 0311

having keys to the establishment and codes to the alarm. They are easily

Sophia’s has been awarded the 2014

able to run the restaurant on a day-

American Express Platinum Award.

to-day basis.

84 restaurants nationwide have this award, and only eleven new restau-

Client staff relationships are vital and because most of the staff have been


a restaurant and serving people a

rants were given the award this year.


NEW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF BRYANSTON When the Lobster Trap opened its doors three months ago, owner Dave Woodcock had two goals – to invite customers into a unique dining space and serve innovative seafood dishes. The menu is inventive and changes every month allowing the executive chef, Ryan Magnus, to constantly create new dishes, and customers to explore different tastes. For example, for starters try the vanilla butter poached crayfish salad, or the seafood millefeuille (calamari and langoustine tails with layers of crisp phyllo in a coriander and lemongrass seafood sauce). House specialties include fresh linefish served with passion fruit coulis (instead of the usual lemon butter sauce), and kingklip bourguignon. The grilled langoustines and king Mozambique prawns are popular, as is the sushi and oyster bar. Sushi chef, Johnny, has a large dedicated following amongst Bryanston residents. Dave’s emphasis on fresh food is a priority and only select linefish from KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast is served. The wine choice is extensive, with about 80 boutique wines on offer. Customers are able to choose their

wine directly off the shelves. A large selection of cocktails are also served. The restaurant makes the most of it’s position: it is elevated off ground level and floor to ceiling windows allow for unobstructed views looking north, over tree tops, towards Midrand – there are no parking lots or noisy street scenes to disturb your experience. The design approach is contemporary, light and airy, making the most of the view. The restaurant seats 68 people comfortably. Dave and his team continue to introduce new items on the menu and cooking techniques. Look out in the near future for live Maine lobster, smoked fish and eel, and to end off your meal, homemade ice-cream for dessert. The deets: First Floor, Weleda Health Centre, corner Main and Culross Road, Bryanston 011 706 8757 Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. Lobster Trap is an environmentally conscious restaurant, recycling everything from tins and bottles to all cardboard and wet waste.

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Situated in the hub of Sandton on the forth floor below the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, Maximillien Restaurant is the place to venture out this winter for a delicious meal, conveniently located at the Nelson Mandela Square. It’s that time of the year again where we wish for hot soups, curries and decadent hot desserts. Maximillien is

Maximillien signature dish: slow braised lamb shank

proud to announce their new winter menu. Executive Chef, Sawan, from Mauritius has carefully designed and prepared the menu.

For restaurant bookings: maxinfo@maximillien.co.za or 011 292 7111 Shop 408 Level 4, Legacy Corner No 2, corner Maude Street and 5th Street Sandton

A hint of what the delicious winter menu has to offer Grilled sole with lemon and herb complemented with crispy pomme neuf and lime butter sauce R135 Chicken and prawn curry flavoured with cumin and complemented with biryani rice and sambals R120 Slow braised lamb shank with rosemary on a bed of herb mash, caramelised carrots and sautéed beans R155 Chef’s oxtail treat cooked passionately with pinot jus, garden vegetables and served with cabbage stew and pap R155 Seared salmon medallions with ginger and olive oil complemented with Tagliatelle, sundried tomatoes and feta R180 Beef medallions topped with guacamole and biltong shavings, served with white bean ragout and grilled asparagus R165 Kudu casserole slow cooked with red wine accompanied with butternut mash and peas R160


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Rob Heyns from League of Beers is our resident beer sommelier here at Hello Joburg. So far, he has discussed what makes a beer a craft beer, the five steps of tasting a beer properly, how to smell the aroma of a beer and how to distinguish between different craft beer flavours. Today, he covers the colours of craft beer. Craft beers should vary in shade from a deep reddish-brown to an almost transparent yellow. If you see a beer that’s looking green, step away quietly and order something else. Unless it is made from pure hops, in which case, dive in and be prepared to loose your palate sensitivity forever. Step 1: Remember that you never judge a beer by its bottle (although some of them are really cool). You need to pour the craft beer into the correct beer glass (this is another art, but more on that in a future article). Step 2: Take a moment: step back and observe before you dive in. What does the head of the beer look like? This can be quite an in-depth topic - sommeliers even discuss “head retention” which is how long the bubbles of the head last. For now, just acknowledging that different beers have different heads is a step in the right direction.

styles, you should be able to take a look at a beer and know what flavours to expect. This ability kind of makes you a super hero when around other beer tasters. All beers are a combination of different tones of yellow and red. • Light gold to mid-yellow: expect flavours of honey, biscuit or caramel. • Amber to ruddy-brown: expect nutty flavours, some burnt elements or toffee flavours. • Deep red to black: expect liquorice, chocolate and rich molasses flavours.


Step 4: Is the beer opaque or transparent? If it’s looking a little on the murky side, it usually means that the beer is unfiltered so you can expect a stronger flavour. After a few tastings, you might start seeing patterns emerging between taste and colour, although the two can be independent of each other due to the many factors making up beer flavour. Until then, it’s a great excuse to keep practising! Yours in beer, Rob @leagueofbeers

Stages is certainly one of the newest trendy spots Joburg has to offer. Situated inside the Joburg Theatre, Stages is a social hub filled with good times, enjoyment and delicious food for any occasion.

Step 3: Now focus on the colour of the beer. Different beer styles have very different colours. Once you are acquainted with different brewing

UPCOMING CRAFT BEER EVENTS IN JULY: Johannesburg: Capital craft beer festival: www.craftbru.co.za/festival Johannesburg: Round table beer festival: www.craftbru.co.za/festival




MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANTS MYTHOS DESIGN QUARTER: corner William Nicol and Leslie Road, Fourways 011 465 3468 BEDFORD SQUARE: corner Van der Linde and Smith Street, Bedfordview 011 615 2271 ATHOLL SQUARE: corner Katherine and Wierda Road East, Sandton 011 783 5615 BROOKLYN, DESIGN SQUARE: Shop 24, corner Middle and Veale Street, Brooklyn 012 346 5659 www.mythos.co.za MEZEPOLI Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1162 www.plaka.co.za/mezepoli THE GREEK SIZZLER Banbury Cross Village, Northriding 011 795 1336 www.thegreeksizzler.com The Greek Sizzler Restaurant offers Patrons a glimpse of Greece with true Taverna charm and outdoor dining. The A-La-Carte menu caters for all tastes and preferences, with traditional Greek


dishes such as Kleftiko (better known as Stolen-lamb), Mousaka and Meze` Platters as well as mature juicy steaks, chops and Souvlakia (kebabs) for the meat lovers. Seafood enthusiasts will enjoy the tender calamari, prawns and fresh fish. PLAKA CRESTA: Shop U224, Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff 011 478 0392 EASTGATE: Shop R15, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedfordview 011 615 5751 www.plaka.co.za Food and music are essential components of a Mediterranean lifestyle and the opportunity to be exposed to a tapestry of cultures that are rich in heritage and diversity should be embraced by all. Plaka restaurant’s humble beginnings date back to 1993. Since inception they have used only high quality ingredients to produce the finest yet unpretentious food and meze. Plaka has established itself as a landmark venue in Jozi - eclectic food and a vibrant atmosphere within a stylish and contemporary setting forms part of our unique character which is now replicated in Plaka Umhlanga, as well as the newly-opened

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Plaka Cresta Centre, Northcliff. PAREA GREEK TAVERNA 3 Corlette Drive, Illovo 011 788 8777 www.parea.co.za Parea Greek Taverna, prides itself with 21 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palate, with mouthwatering dishes. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with things heating up after 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evening, with belly dancing, Greek dancers and breaking of plates, adding to your true Greek experience! TETA MARI Shop 5A Illovo Square 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo 011 268 5019 www.tetamari.co.za info@tetamari.co.za Teta Mari Deli Restaurant is a unique experience with an American & authentic Middle Eastern fusion style cuisine.The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm They also cater for outside functions and the venue is available for hire, for any type of function or party. IL TARTUFO Hutton Court Centre, corner Summit and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park 011 788 8948 

Il Tartufo, specialises in authentic Italian cuisine from various regions of Italy. Along with the regular menu and excellent in house chef the restaurant also likes to mix things up periodically by inviting top Italian chefs to visit and, as chefs in residence, to prepare their specialty dishes. Il Tartufo regularly host wine pairing evenings and other special events. In addition, Il Tartufo offers customised menus for private functions such as business meetings, wine tasting evenings, anniversaries and more. DOPPIO ZERO ROSEBANK The Firs, Cradock Avenue, Rosebank 011 447 9538 www.doppio.co.za Set in the hub of the Rosebank CBD is Doppio Zero’s flagship restaurant. Located in in the exclusive open air piazza at The Firs, this popular eatery is well frequented for business lunches, casual dinners and weekend getaways. PAPPAS ON THE SQUARE Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 884 9991 www.pappas.co.za For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim.


DELIS, BAKERIES & CAFES VOVO TELO We all love Vovo Telo for one reason or another, and we’re so happy that Vovo Telo has just opened in Norwood and Woodmead. Pop into the architecturally-inspired Waterfall Corner branch for a lovingly-made cappuccino, or enjoy a fresh pastry from the Norwood branch. As always, local, artisanal products are used in all bakeries, supporting producers who share Vovo Telo’s love of quality and integrity. The deets: Bedfordview Village View Shopping Centre 011 450 2569 Parkhurst Corner 4th Ave and 12th St, Parkhurst 011 447 5939 www.vovotelo.co.za Norwood Shop 1 The Factory, Corner of Grant and Nellie Street, Norwood 011 483 1398 Sandton Grayston Shopping Centre 011 784 0938 Woodmead Waterfall Corner
Shop 29, Waterfall Corner Shopping Centre, corner Woodmead Drive and Maxwell Drive Jukskei View Ext 51 010 500 8587

fresh and fragrant coffees in a variety of blends. And the famous Junipa’s bakery produces a range of fresh ‘artisan’ breads, pastries and cakes that are made on the premises the old fashioned way. CAFE ELEVEN FORTY FIVE 101 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie, corner Hillcrest Road, just off Jan Smuts Avenue 084 401 7454 / 011 326 3339 www.cafe1145.co.za

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CAFÉ ROSSINI Shop L50 , Lower Level, Cresta Centre, Corner Beyers Naud Drive and Weltevreden Road 011 678 8215 basil@cafferossini.co.za

Café Rossini is a trendy cappuccino bar/bistro in the heart of Cresta. This quaint delicatessen/bakery makes the best cappuccino in town and is available for all your catering requirements.

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HARPERS COFFEE SHOP AND BISTRO Inside Stuttafords, Eastgate 011 616 4511 BELLE’S PATISSERIE Shop 16, Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam 011 440 4474 www.bellspatisserie.co.za Belle’s Patisserie is a mouth watering, decadent and bespoke patisserie, that can make any celebration, large or small special. Belle’s Patisserie stands apart as all the products are hand crafted and made with imported French butter, Belgium chocolate, stone ground flour and other finest ingredients. They make amazing French pasteries. C















THE PATISSERIE Shop 24, Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Johannesburg 011 268 0044 Fax: 011 268 0066

The most decadent cakes and pastries in town! Come and indulge your senses at this exquisite tea lounge.

JUNIPA’S Corner Hobart and Grosvenor Road, Bryanston 011 706 2387 www.junipas.co.za info@junipas.co.za As a bistro, Junipa’s serves breakfast, lunch and supper seven days a week. A wood-fired pizza oven features an area for children to create their own pizzas, which simply adds to the Junipa’s experience. The coffee roastery uses raw coffee beans to bring customers


Cafe 1145 is a contemporary cafe located in Blairgowrie just off Jan Smuts Avenue, sandwiched between Sandton and Randburg. There is ample off road parking.The menu caters for all tastes and includes breakfasts, salads, pastas, panini’s as well as more unusual dishes such as french toast for which they were voted the best in Johannesburg.


Milpark 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark 011 482 4139


delicatessen.catering.finally. AWARDED “BEST COFFEE SHOP IN SOUTH AFRICA 2013” BY RASAT


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montego bay Seriously Succulent Seafood on the Square

SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS Fresh flavours of the ocean LORD PRAWN Shop 1, Posthouse, corner Main Road and Posthouse Streets, Bryanston 011 706 7115 Lord Prawn has been going strong since 1975 and provides value-for-money seafood dishes including snails, curries, ravishing ribs, British-style fish and chips, queen prawns, calamari, mussels and avocado Ritz just to name a few. Lord Prawn has gone to great lengths to maintain its status as one of the great seafood restaurants in the city. The friendly and warm environment is a great place for family and friends to meet, and has an outstanding view of Sandton from the upper deck.

You can also create your own seafood platter from our fresh fish and seafood counter. RODIZIO The Leaping Frog Centre, corner William Nicol and Mulbarton roads, Fourways 011 483 1910 www.rodizio.co.za OCEAN BASKET

MONTEGO BAY Shop 31, Square Level Nelson Mandela Square 011 883 6407 / 011 883 1526 www.montegobay.co.za

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Established in 1994 by Garry Chemaly. Situated in the heart of Sandton on the Nelson Mandela Square, thus perfect venue for all occasions. Montego Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxed business luncheons and social afternoons. It also boasts an impressive selection of liqueurs, cognacs, champagnes, and a fine wine cellar serve to make connoisseurs of our dedicated patrons. An extensive Ala carte menu. Broad selection of starters, an assortment of salads and a comprehensive mixture of shellfish, line fish, sushi and oysters. There is also a variety of pasta options, chicken, ribs, steak and lamb as well as a choice of several tantalizing curries. Oyster and sushi bar.

Fully licensed. Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Tel: (011) 883-1526 or Reservations Tel: (011) 883-6407 www.montegobay.co.za 28

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Montego Bay recognises that the secret ingredient to making a memorable dining experience is great food, excellent service and most importantly you. ADEGA www.adegas.co.za Adega Restaurants are up-market Portuguese restaurants that cater for a variety of tastes and styles. The restaurants offer a warm unpretentious ambience allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style. Adega restaurants are located conveniently in shopping centres where there is ample safe parking. CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET Shop BC21, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 8529 www.ctfm.co.za Cape Town Fish Market, with chic yet informal surroundings, brings a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. TSUNAMI SEAFOOD EMPORIUM Shop U51, Morningside Shopping Centre, corner Rivonia Road and Outspan Road 087 940 3870 For a refreshingly chic and unique dining experience, try the newly refurbished Tsunami Seafood Emporium, previously the renowned Ohsho Japanese Restaurant. While maintaining the excellent standard of Ohsho’s sushi and teppanyaki, we are also offering an exciting new seafood menu, including fresh Rock Lobster and live oysters.

Food Court, Level 4, Sandton City, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 023 9228 www.oceanbasket.co.za Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite chain of seafood restaurants. There’s one near you. At Ocean Basket you’ll find friendly people, a home-fromhome feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks. Some Ocean Baskets have a fresh-fish deli too, and you can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you. FISH & WINE CO Design Quarter, corner Willam Nicol Drive and Leslie Road East, Fourways 011 465 6266 www.fishandwine.co The Fish and Wine Company serve high-quality fresh seafood, beautifully prepared and presented in a modern Japanese-inspired setting at the Design Quarter, in Fourways. We cater for all tastes, dietary requirements, appetites and our resident sushi chefs make all the sushi fresh to order. LOBSTER TRAP First Floor, Weleda Health Centre, corner Main and Culross Road, Bryanston 011 706 8757

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CONTINENTAL CUISINE Feeling like something a little different? These restaurants have a wide selection on offer hannesburg”, Leisure options reader’s choice award for twelve consecutive years. WALNUT GROVE Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 783 6111 www.walnutgrove.co.za

CARPE DIEM Corner of Grayston Drive and Katherine Street, Sandton 011 262 4465 www.carpediemjhb.co.za teri.moyo@carpediemjhb.co.za Located in the heart of Sandton, Carpe Diem offers an exquisite yet contemporary dining experience. If you are searching for a romantic night out or a cocktail with friends, Carpe Diem is the place to be. Aside from the ambience, the outside balconies pair culinary excellence with intimate views, creating the ultimate dining experience. The Bar lounge lies below the elegant restaurant, offering a wide variety of wines and cocktails, with a smooth and welcoming ambience. An evening at Carpe Diem is exactly what you need after a long day at work, a romantic dinner, a social visit, family meal or even a business meeting. We cater for all events and aim to make every event a sterling experience. DEAR CHEF Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview 011 450 0120 smags@mweb.co.za Well this is the spot to fill your basket with some of the world’s finest ingredients you can find on this side of the equator. Then go straight home to prepare wholesome, healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. Dear Chef offers ingredients that aren’t readily available in your average grocery store - that’s enough to excite any foodie if you ask us.

Nestled in the heart of Sandton City, the Walnut Grove has established its roots as the longest running restaurant in the centre’s history. Since 1975 this family run establishment has combined a passion for people and food to create a distinct ethos for honest living. The Mediterranean heritage grounds their food in fresh, seasonal ingredients and combines the pleasure of eating with a passion for life.









HIGHER GROUND The One and All Club St Stithians College, Peter Place 011 024 3433 www.highergroundrestaurant.co.za THE LION PARK www.lionpark.com www.facebook.com/lionpark info@lionpark.com +27 (0)87 150 0100 + 27 (11) 691 9905 - 11 +27 (0)76 187 3883 Corner Malibongwe Drive and R114 Road, Lanseria Opening times: Mon - Sun and public holidays 8h30 - 21h00

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Spend a unique day or night out with a broad range of African wildlife at the Lion Park, and then relax in one of their eating spots. Options include a large family restaurant & kiosk, delicious pizzeria, Waterhole bar or picnic area. Braai lunches are offered on Sundays & public holidays and Halaal food and muslim prayer facilities are also available.

THE SILVER BIRCH Lifestyle Home Garden Centre, Randpark Ridge 011 792 5714 www.thesilverbirch.co.za The Silver Birch Restaurant is conveniently situated in the Lifestyle Home Garden Centre on Beyers Naude Drive in Randpark Ridge, just 2km from the N1 highway. One can be forgiven for thinking you are in the Garden of Eden!This famous tea garden has been an institution for the past 21 years and has won the prestigious “Best of Jo-

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ROMANTIC NIGHT OUT Share an evening of romance with the one you love MAXIMILLIEN Legacy Corner Mall, Retail Level 4, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 292 7111 www.maximillien.co.za


Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic Mediterranean dining and chic South African flair converge to revolutionise the art of dining.

cated. Chef Marthinus has worked at some of the finest restaurants in the world and has brought those ideas and philosophies to dw eleven-13 and Johannesburg. He wants is his food to be well received and enjoyed by all. SIGNATURE RESTAURANT Morningside Shopping Centre Corner Rivonia and Outspan Road, Sandton 011 884 8888 / 087 940 3880 www.signaturerestaurant.co.za

Maximillien dishes up an exquisite Signature Restaurant boasts an epicurean experience in the comfort exquisite menu, with a local and of a stylish yet welcoming ambience. international wine menu for even the A convivial atmosphere warm lightmost discerning palate. Time intended ing and contemporary meets classic to be spent with family, friends or aesthetic welcomes diners at the door colleagues celebrating life; birthdays, it is beautifully compleimented by an business deals or enjoying a romantic ethic of providing a high-quality dining night out. Floor to ceiling windows service to accompany fine quality food. frame a panoramic view and sets the scene for magnificent sunsets and PICCOLO MONDO of course Signature cocktails. Great The Michelangelo Hotel, restaurants are a blend of sophisticated 135 West Street, Sandton cooking, imaginative ideas and respect 011 282 7463 for ingredients. Signature is more than www.michelangelo.co.za this. It’s an experience that reminds you why some restaurants deserve to be The Piccolo Mondo, at the Michelangerevered. lo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy the chef’s renowned menu or sip on a BROWNS OF RIVONIA cocktail in the Il Ritrovo Lounge while 21 Wessels Road, Rivonia taking in the atmosphere. With dishes 011 803 7533 to please every pallet, the Piccolo www.browns.co.za Mondo becomes a favourite culinary destination for all that come into its Once a rambling old farmhouse, company. Browns is a Johannesburg landmark. Parc Ferme June2014 94.5x123.5mm v2c PRINT.indd 1 2014/06/21 03:59:12 PM Situated in the heart of Rivonia, the PARC FERMÉ restaurant boasts one of the finest 8 Maude Street, Sandton wine cellars in the country as well as 011 245 4846 offering total tranquillity in its private www.parcferme.co.za gardens. The large, though intimate, dining area spills out onto an airy In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc patio that is opened up or closed in HARPERS COFFEE SHOP & BISTRO. Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way depending on the weather. Whether GREAT SURROUNDINGS of experiencing exquisite French cuisine you are visiting Browns for an intimate HEARTY MEALS any day of the week. With its contrastdinner, a business lunch, a celebration ing grey, black and white décor and its or to entertain foreign guests, you will mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, discover that service and quality are Parc Fermé won’t disappoint. Guests paramount. Visit once and you will can relax and take in the breathtaking soon become a regular. furnishings and look onto the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The PIGALLE MELROSE ARCH team at Parc Fermé prides themselves Shop HL48 Level 05/Orange Melrose in taking care of guests while deliverArch, Corlett Drive, Melrose ing fresh, sophisticated and indulgent 011 684 2711 meals, in conjunction with quality melrose@pigallerestaurants.co.za service. www.pigallerestaurants.co.za DW ELEVEN -13 Discover the art of dining at Pigalle Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Melrose Arch. The first floor restaurant c/o Jan Smuts and Bompas Street, overlooks the lively piazza where you Dunkeld West, Johannesburg may find yourself momentarily distract011 341 0663 or 011 325 2843 ed from the breathtaking ambience inwww.dw11-13.co.za side to view the goings-on below. The menu boasts delicious dishes .The shelldw eleven-13 has been open since fish grilled to their longstanding recipe, June 2009 and is always evolving the succulent meat dishes perfected by the menu and the restaurant itself – wantchef and speciality poultry dishes that ing to improve not only the food but will impress. From the moment you the customers dining experience. This find yourself in the dramatic entrance is the ultimate fine dining experience, Bathrooms • Children friendly • Free wi-fi of the restaurant until the time they bid as the food is fresh and absolutely you farewell we will adorn you with delicious. Marthinus Ferreira (the chef • Function bookings • Catering platters the best service, fantastic cuisine and and owner) and his family have created Inside Stuttafords, in Eastgate • Tel: 011 616 4511 ambience to ensure you relax and enjoy a dining environment that is different, the show. Pigalle Melrose Arch offers a Trading hours: 9am – 5pm Mondays – Thursdays & Saturdays but still accessible to a majority of the warm and contemporary feel that stays dining public. The ambience is serene 9am – 8:00pm - Fridays • 9am – 4pm - Sundays and Public Holidays true to the Arch’s metropolitan lifestyle. and relaxing, yet chic and sophisti-


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CHAPLIN’S GRILL 61 Woodlands Avenue, corner William Nicol Drive, Hurlingham www.chaplinsgrill.co.za 011 886 8866 Chaplin’s found its roots in Melville since 1980 and Rainold Petersen who moved to Hurlingham in 2012, changed the name to Chaplin’s Grill in tribute to his legendary Melville-based bistro – a gem amidst the fine dining establishments of Joburg in the 80s & 90s. At Chaplin’s Grill, Rainold revives, within a contemporary dining context, his passion for delivering a superior product of food, wine, beer and exemplary service with a trademark hands-on approach. WOMBLES 17 3rd Avenue, Parktown North www.wombles.co.za 011 880 2470

Sandown www.thesquiresloft.co.za 011 783 8562 Founded in 1977, Squires Loft as endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef. The menu now features some innovative signature steaks such as the The Pate, grilled fillet topped with duck liver pate, a red wine jus and dusted with truffle powder to go with old the oldtime favourite meat grills. THE BULL RUN 20 Maude Street, Sandown www.thebullrun.co.za 011 884 1400

The Bull Run Restaurant, conveniently located opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a short walk from the Sandton CBD, Sandton City and Since 1984 Wombles Steakhouse Nelson Mandela Square, has fast built Restaurant has provided customers up a reputation as the business-lunch with man-size portions of beef and or dinner restaurant of choice. The other culinary delights. Owners Duncan and Yvette Barker opened Wombles subtle décor - raw brick walls and restaurant in Parktown North. Origiambient lighting - and a menu that nally from Zimbabwe, then a short stay sets out the offerings in either Rands, in Australia. Their success in Australia Dollars, Pounds or Euros, ensures that was winning the Gold Plate Restaurant the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and Award, which is the highest honour yet still conducive to any pre-dinner a restaurant can receive. Order from business dealings that may take place. the restaurant the best, juiciest quality steaks in South Africa fillet (400g) THE MEAT CO – MONTECASINO rump (650g) man size rump (1Kg) Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, sirloin (500g) T-bone (650g) prime rib Fourways (700g) ladies size steaks, poultry, fish www.themeatco.co.za and vegetarian delights. 011 511 0235 THE GRILLHOUSE – ROSEBANK The Firs Shopping Centre, corner Serving the finest steaks complementOxford Road and Bierman Avenue, ed by an impressive wine selection with Rosebank international appeal. The Meat Co is a www.thegrillhouse.co.za ‘must visit’ destination when in town. 011 880 3945 Leveraging off its African heritage, The Meat Co’s innovative design and strikThe Grillhouse, established in 1994, ing decor reflects an eclectic combinais one of South Africa’s premium tion of colour, texture and oversized steakhouses, offering discerning dinbespoke elements to create a sense of ers a combination of choice meals, a theatre for diners. bustling club-like ambience, attentive service and a unique selection of fine CARNIVORE wines and malts. Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift SQUIRES LOFT – SANDTON 24 Central, Gwen Lane, 011 950 6000


Grilled T-Bone Steak R135.00

Sirloin & Prawn Combo R145.00

Double Bull Run Burger


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Any of the above specials at price indicated


Trading Hours: Sun - Fri 12:00-22:30 Sat - 17:00-22:30 FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT 011 884 1400 / www.thebullrun.co.za * All specials subject to availability. No substitutions.

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RESTAURANT GWEFEY ASIAN RESTAURANT 3 Lower Road Morningside 2196 011 784 2283 www.gwefey.co.za info@gwefey.co.za

WILLOUGHBY & CO Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park 011 325 5107 JAPA EXPRESS SUSHI BAR Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia 011 807 3999 www.japa.co.za MIDORI SUSHI Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 087 940 3870

A trendy hotspot situated in the World Trade Centre in Sandton, Gwefey is an authentic Asian restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand – Gwefey has created a trip through the Eastern continent via the palate. Whether you dine with a partner, as part of a group, or with a few friends, the variety of dishes will please anyone. Seafood spring rolls, calamari, spring onion fish fillets and Lobster Kung Po will satisfy seafood lovers; poultry lovers will enjoy Bang Bang Chicken and the Kung Po Chicken; and carnivores can order the likes of orange-flavoured beef, beef with black pepper sauce, and lamb stir-fry with spring onion and ginger. MAXIMILLIEN RESTAURANT Upper Lever, Legacy Corner, Nelson Mandela Square 011 292 7111 www.maximillien.co.za


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SIMPLY ASIA Shop 2, Parkhurst Square, 38-4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 3037 YUME SUSHI 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 8984 YO SUSHI Parktown Quarter, corner 3rd and 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 442 0246 Morningside: 90 Degree on Rivonia, Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 804 9504 YAMADA SUSHI Rivonia: Rivonia Junction, Rivonia Road, Rivonia 011 807 9660 Birnam: Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands Street, Birnam 011 068 8888 www.yamadasushi.co.za RAINBOW SUSHI 74 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 0293


TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT Corner Langerman Drive and Queen Street, Kensington 072 918 8824 A large traditional injera comes with both cooked and raw meat, expertly marinated in spices. A vegetarian option is available too, with lovely mounds of yellow pea stew, potato, spinach, cabbage, etc. À la carte options include doro wot (chicken stew), key wot (mildly spicy prime rib) and mahiberawi.
Many traditional beverages are available - try telea (homemade black beer) or traditional honey beer. The coffee ceremony is worth experiencing. Authentic woven tables are perfect for holding the large trays with injera and the tasty little stews. Small pouffes covered in Ethiopian cloth are dotted around the restaurant for additional seating. DISTRICT SIX EATERY 42B Greenhill Road, Emmarentia 011 486 7226 districtsixeatery@gmail.com

011 264 1131 linksfield@mozambik.co.za 1 Trinity Village, Knoppiesdoring Street, Randpark Ridge randpark@mozambik.co.za www.mozambik.co.za

Higher Ground Rest aurant For the best views and food in Joburg!

Mo-zam-bik started out as a dream between two friends, Ryan Stewart and Brett Michielin. A dream where you can experience Mozambique right on your doorstep. This dream became a reality when they opened their first of six Mo-zam-bik Restaurants in South Africa in 2005, the latest edition to their chain of restaurants, Mo-Zam-Bik Linksfield, opened in February 2014. The restaurants, which all offer traditional Portuguese cuisine, are based on the authentic Mozambique “barraca” which in English means “hut”. The menu caters for all tastes, with delectable dishes such as fish topped with a variety of different sauces, grilled prawns, succulent marinated chicken and of course the traditional Portuguese Espatada, Trinchado and Prego Rolls. Muito Obrigado! MOYO Zoo Lake Park, 1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview 011 646 0058 Shop 5, The High Street, Melrose Arch 011 684 1477 www.moyo.co.za

Johannesburg has its very own District Six, reincarnated in respectful honour of an iconic area and serving up the flavoursome feasts of the Cape Town original. District Six Eatery serves pure and honest homemade traditional meals that are lovingly cooked fresh every day in the kitchen. Some examples on the menu are bobotie, tomato bredie and smoorsnoek. Desserts are delectable – melktert, Malay koeksisters, pampoenkoekies. The restaurant is small, it’s colourful and homely. Reservations are essential for dinner on Thursday – Saturday.

Moyo is the realisation of one man’s passion for all things African - from art and design to music, cuisine and crafts. In 1998, Jason Lurie started Moyo as a small 120-seater restaurant in Norwood, Johannesburg, serving exceptional African cuisine amidst soulful vibes. Today, live African music and sophisticated African dining are the benchmarks of the eight evocative Moyo establishments. In 2002, stylish Moyo Melrose Arch rose from its granite bedrock to five enchanting levels offering diverse fine-dining experiences to privileged guests.

LITTLE ADDIS CAFÉ 082 683 8675 Fox Street, Fox Street Studios

PATA PATA RESTAURANT 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg 073 036 9031 ziggy@sophiatown.co.za

Little Addis on Fox Street is a casual, must try food experience. Serving their famous meat and veggie combo injera platters as well as several traditional Ethiopian delicacies, including teas and coffees. Kassa’s kitchen serves up delicious and hearty meals from Tuesday to Sunday. MO-ZAM-BIK 110 Linksfield Road, corner of Club and Linksfield Road, Linksfield

Pata Pata is a “stylish African diner”. Set with a stage and eclectic decor, the cosy restaurant at Main Street Life offers a space to enjoy regular live entertainment with a delicious meal. Rasta, Ziggy Thaebe at the helm as restaurant owner, serves a full menu of African inspired cuisine as well as daily specials. The menu also offers more simple foods such as burgers, wraps and salads.

Located on the beautiful grounds of St. Stithians College, the Higher Ground Restaurant has the best views in Jozi. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on either one of our beautiful decks, terrace area or inside the deli. Our food is all made with natural, fresh ingredients that we source locally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - our friendly staff will help you find just the meal you want. We also cater for conferences & special occasions @ The One and All club, St. Stithians College, Peter Place Tel: 011 024 3433 • 082 448 0285 www.highergroundrestaurant.com Hello Johannesburg July 2014 www.hellojoburg.co.za www.gohello.co.za




Corner Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive, Sandton, 011 784 1242 www.facebook.com/24central STORE DIRECTORY TABOO Having led the Joburg entertainment scene since 2004, this stunning entertainment and function venue offers nothing but the best. Taboo caters for all sorts and types of events, due to their modern and chic interior, awesome views of Sandton and their up to date audiovisual equipment and surreal lighting.

EMAIL: AMMAR@TABOO.CO.ZA RESERVATIONS: 076 783 2810 TEL: 011 783 2200 • FAX: 011 783 2217 EMAIL: INFO@TABOO.CO.ZA

Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef.

Shop 2, 24 Central, Gwen Lane, Sandton 011 783 8562 sandton@thesquiresloft.co.za

Contact Ammar for table reservations. ammar@taboo.co.za 076 783 2810 011 783 2200 011 783 2217 COCOON Cocoon is the new urban lounge, integrating a champagne and cocktail cigar bar. You can laze around on the strikingly beautiful leather couches, sip on a tasty cocktails, and enjoy delectable food, all while absorbing the stylish and vivacious atmosphere.

poultry. The restaurant is comprised of beautiful mosaic brickwork, providing the restaurant with a warm, yet sophisticated feel.

011 783-2316 info@cocoonlounge.co.za

BE LEAF Be Leaf is an exciting eatery, allowing you to create your own personal salad with the help of the best ingredients. They serve exceptional breakfasts and lunches, which could also include a wrap or a sandwich. The best part of Be Leaf is the fact that it is all healthy, even offering organic coffees, freshly squeezed juices as well as smoothies.

NEWS CAFÉ News Café: a place where cocktail bar, coffee bar, restaurant and entertainment meet. Offering a wide selection of unique and trendy cocktails and delicious food. It’s a place that is recommended if wanting the complete social experience. 0 11 883 4370 0 11 883 4629 newscafesandton@gmail.com

011 023 9424 Orders@be-leaf.co.za for delivery orders. Taste@be-leaf.co.za for any enquiries. facebook page- Be Leaf Salads twitter - Be Leaf

The Baron Group is a professional entertainment group that is managed and operated by a team of dynamic professionals. We ensure that quality and service to our clientele is fast and efficient, and of the highest standard. Shop 11, 24 Central, Gwen lane, Sandown Tel: 011 883 8416 • Email: sandown@thebaron.co.za Trading hours: 12 pm till late


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011 784 2152 086 603 7341 sandton@allora.co.za

011 023 9424 taste@be-leaf.co.za

KOI The best way to describe Koi is an Asian restaurant with a difference. Offering a comfortable and simplistic, yet chic dinning experience. The cuisine is comprised of traditional Japanese food and delicious sushi. Thereare also a wide variety of teas to choose from, served in the sweetest tea pots.

VIDA E CAFÉ Portuguese for life and coffee, Vida E Café can be described as an espresso bar, with a European twist. Thus they specialise in finest of European espressos and coffees, however they do provide light sandwiches and pastries. A simple yet charming Café, an awesome place to meet with friends to enjoy the excellent coffee, good service and lively atmosphere.

011 883 7247 sandtonkoirest.co.za

011 884 5996 24central@caffe.co.za

THE BARON With a history of 17 years The Baron is a franchise which has been in business for a long time. From the traditional old English pub style to a more modern Manhattan design. However it has remained true to its grill house origins serving quality food, exceptional service, all while enjoying the warm atmosphere.

PANINI BROTHERS The story of The Panini Brothers is pretty simple, The Panini Brothers was founded in 2013 by Italian brothers and a good friend. The concept was aimed at mimicking the classic Italian concept of coffee bars and delis. Fresh simple home-made Italian goodness!

011 883 8435/6 sandown@thebaron.co.za ALLORA Allora Ristorante Classico is a wonderful restaurant, offering traditional Italian food. However the menu can be enjoyed by all, including homemade pasta, pizza, seafood, meat and

011 783 5438 www.paninibrothers.co.za THE SQUIRES LOFT Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef. 011 783 8562 sandton@thesquiresloft.co.za



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SHOPPING For all your shopping desires

THE LATEST POP-UP CRAZE Pop-up retail If new products can come and go and brands chop and change as they please, then why can’t the retail stores too? Well, they now are and it has become the latest trend. Trendwatching.com has noticed an increase in temporary retail manifestations around the world and have dubbed this trend ‘pop-up retail’. The Hello Joburg team, being intrigued by this pop-up concept decided to attend two pop-ups in Jozi. It’s a Bling Thing Jane Killian is just your regular girl next door. She is a personal trainer and runs her studio from home. Her initial idea consisted of a few pieces of jewellery and phone covers that she could sell to her friends on Facebook. Two years later It’s a Bling Thing is blooming and flourishing. Jane

started an online shop, and has never looked back. She has also done three pop-ups in Joburg. It’s a Bling Thing is an affordable way to add bling to your life and its focus is on trendy pieces that are exclusive and fashionable. Jane says it simply, “I love being able to do all the things that I am passionate about. It’s been amazing finding a balance between my creative side and my business side.” When we attended the pop-up we were amazed - the jewellery was on trend, so chic and most importantly affordable. Our favorite item though, was the newly launched Proudly South African product, Zulu Lulu, stylish afro-chic clutch bags. Need we say more? The deets: @itsablingthingsa @zulululusa

The Urban Eco Design Co. The Urban Eco Design Co. partnered with Conscious 108 and hosted an event in the gardens of Yswara in Parkhurst. The pop-up consisted of a couple of brands. There was Yswara, which creates beautiful contemporary lifestyle goods based on century-old African craftsmanship. We indulged in Yswara’s fine living tea and accessories. It was not your ordinary tea but rather a fusion of spicy, fresh aromas and flavors like coconut, pineapple and rooibos. The Yswara soy candles were just as divine with aromas like freesia flowers, orange blossoms, lemongrass, white lily, rose petitgrain, lavender and white musk circling the room.

Urban Eco Design Co. also introduced their collection of brands that inspire sustainable and conscious living, such as BACSAC, Simple Sam and Brooks England. BACSAC is known for its innovative weatherresistant urban planters that are suitable for all sorts of environments. Simple Sam Bicycles are single speed bicycles, ideal for commuting. Brooks England is a true heritage brand that has been in operation since 1866. They produce some of the world’s finest bicycle saddles, bags and accessories. The deets: @yswara_luxe @urbaneco_za by Bianca Maletsky


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VINTAGE ZIONIST The Zionist brand focuses on ushering in a new era in the vintage clothing retail market. Armed with a rock ‘n roll Victorian grunge directional point of view, Zionist creates looks and styles by revamping, recycling, deconstructing and redesigning clothing and accessories with the aim of creating an on trend cohesive range. It’s responsible fashion, it’s environmentally friendly and its chic and trendy. What does VintageZionist mean to the team behind this brand? OSACR NCUBE (Creative design director) The essence and name for Vintage Zionist was derived from a spiritual place. The Zionist, representing one’s self-assured reference to self. Derived from the word Zion, it stands for multicultural and spiritual connotations. Zionist, is the word that fits the design sensibility for the brand and therefore Vintage Zionist which means apparel that is chosen/ remade/reborn and ultimately made new.

MANDY NEWMAN (Marketing director) Vintage Zionist symbolises creativity and uniqueness in the fashion market by recycling leather and other materials we feel suits the brand. It means bringing affordable fashion and creating pieces that appeal to a vast range of the fashion market. I just love a bargain and want others to share in that too! MICHELLE PAVKOVICH (Business director) When I think about Vintage Zionist, I think of empowering people to dress in a style that is unmistakably authentic and unique. The Vintage Zionist style not only embodies a special design, but one that is made up of an interesting fabric and cut. The unique pieces that we design give people an opportunity to express themselves in a distinctive way. When I wear a Vintage Zionist piece that is exactly how I feel. The deets: www.facebook.com/vintagezionist @vintagezionist

MELROSE ARCH 30 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose 011 684 0000 www.melrosearch.co.za Savor the unique tastes of twenty restaurants and coffee shops arranged around the piazza. Live, work, play, shop or stay, you’ll discover Melrose Arch’s people-friendly meeting places, amazing buildings and curved streets and a vibrant atmosphere that is simply out of this world! Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted the place to see and be seen for eight consecutive years by the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards. You’ll believe it when you see it. SANDTON CITY Corner Sandton Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 217 6000 www.sandtoncity.co.za

mall walkways of the complex, visitors will easily be tempted to take a break from the hustle and bustle of shopping to enjoy a tasty treat at one of the trendy coffee bars or international style sidewalk cafes. For the discerning diner a selection of top-class restaurants offer a superb gourmet experience. Spoil yourself and let the stress of daily life pass you by, find that special CD, book that perfect holiday or buy that “to die for” little black dress, Rosebank Mall has the variety to satisfy any shopping need. EASTGATE 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview 011 479 6000 www.eastgate-shops.co.za There is something for everybody at this trendsetting retail destination in Joburg’s eastern suburbs. Whether it’s shopping, leisure, entertainment or family fun you’re after, you can get your chores done or enjoy a whole day out at Eastgate. With a friendly environment, better value for money and the variety that comes from close on 300 stores, you’ll find there is always a reason to return.

Imagine a place where you can do your shopping & sip on the world’s finest coffee under one roof. If you can imagine it, then you’ve pictured Sandton City, one of Africa’s leading and most prestigious shopping centres. THE LION PARK www.lionpark.com NELSON MANDELA SQUARE www.facebook.com/lionpark 011 217 6000 info@lionpark.com 5th Street, Sandton www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za +27 (0)87 150 0100 + 27 (11) 691 9905 - 11 MICHELANGELO TOWERS MALL +27 (0)76 187 3883 145 Maude Street, Corner Malibongwe Drive and R114 Sandton Road, Lanseria 011 245 4279 Opening times: Mon - Sun www.towersmall.co.za and public holidays 8h30 - 21h00 LEGACY CORNER Corner 5th Avenue and Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4279 Sandton is abuzz with a host of spectacular shopping and entertainment, the newly completed Legacy Corner has however added the cherry to the top of the exclusive Sandton Shopping experience. The Legacy Corner is abundant with up market yet stylishly relaxed cafés, coffee shops ,coupled with superior shopping. LIFESTYLE HOME GARDEN Corner Bayers Naude Drive and Ysterhout Avenue, Randpark Ridge 011 792 5616 www.lifestyle.co.za Lifestyle Home Garden offers the biggest, best and brightest plant range combined with service and advice from staff with a passion for gardening and décor excellence. From indigenous and exotic plants to glorious home décor and scrumptious restaurants, you are sure to have the ultimate home and outdoor experience all under one roof. ROSEBANK MALL Corner Bath and Tyrwhitt Avenues, Rosebank 011 783 5530 www.rosebankmall.co.za

The Lion Park houses a massive range of curios, artefacts, clothing, music DVDs, books and homeware expertly selected from all over Africa. Don’t miss out on visiting their brand new giant kiddies superstore for a huge selection of soft toys, clothes and educational products.

WIN! WIN WIN WIN Boho Jewellery is giving away a R500 hamper worth of jewellery! Tweet about Boho Jewellery in order to win, and include @bebohojewellery and @hellojoburgmag. GOOD LUCK!

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RETAIL THERAPY Winter shopping ideas

Radley was born in the heart of London in 1988, driven by a passion for making bags for women that just “work”. The brand has evolved over the years into a British icon of affordable luxury. Radley blends creative design, quality materials and immaculate craftsmanship. They value being colourful, surprising and real to create luxurious handbags and purses that women can’t help falling in love with. Radley’s design approach is straight forward. It’s

about putting women’s needs first, achieving the perfect union of beauty on the outside and function on the inside. The Deets: The Radley AW14 Collection will be available at select Stuttafords stores nationwide. 011 450 1156

Now that it’s too cold to garden, turn your attention to your patio to brighten the winter days. All available from Lifestyle Home Garden, www.lifestyle.co.za.








2. RECTANGULAR VASE PANEL Various designs available





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4. METAL PLAQUE WITH QUOTE Various designs available


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LIFESTYLE GARDEN CENTRE Cnr. Beyers Naudé Drive & Ysterhout Ave, Randpark Ridge, Randburg • Tel: 011 792 5616 • GPS Co: 26° 5' 44" S 27° 56' 39" E Trading hours Monday to Saturday 07:00 - 17:00 Sunday 07:30 - 17:00


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Pamper: to treat with excessive indulgence


THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD, BUT IT WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT A BARBER Whilst so much focus is put on women’s beauty, we thought it fitting that we do something for the guys. Who better to show off what it takes to put a real man together than by the barbers themselves.


Where: corner Seventh Avenue and First Avenue East, Parktown North Why we love it: Going strong for 45-plus years this barber is old fashioned, traditional, authentic and is as good as it gets. It is a true Italian experience. They make some of the best coffee in town and the Grappa ain’t too bad either. Book now: 011 880 5940

3. PREMIER ITALIAN GENTS HAIRSTYLISTS Where: 10 Bedford Centre, Smith Street, Bedford Gardens Why we love it: Well, firstly the barber has been open for 41 years. Secondly, there are only three stylists cutting/shaving at a time to enhance the exclusivity and one-on-one relationships created at the barber. It’s definitely our kinda hangout.

Why we love it: Walk-in service: check. Attentive and skilled staff: check. Casual rock n’ roll environment: check. Quality hair services that are the primary focus: check. SOLD Book Now: 011 467 1150 Web: www.floydsbarbershop.co.za MONABONA’S BEARDBALM

Book now: 011 616 2617

2. IL BARBIERE GENTS HAIR STYLISTS Where: 18 Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, 279 Jan Smuts Avenue Why we love it: This is not just your average barber, its so much more. On offer: haircuts, threading, nose waxing, facial hair removal and best of all they will style your beard, fashionably stylish, of course. Book now: 011 341 0109


Where: 22 4th Avenue, corner 9th Street, Parkhurst Why we love it: This barber is really something exceptional. Only the finest quality products are used, some are even imported. Its retro, New Yorker buzz, sets it apart from the rest, especially as it’s associated with Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue purring crowds. They offer customers free Peroni and espresso. You can also order food from next door (Bottega Cafe). Book now: 011 880 8311 Web: www.bottegacafe.co.za/roma

5. FLOYD’S 99 BARBERSHOP Where: Fourways Crossing Shopping Centre, corner William Nicol and Sunset Boulevard Fourways


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Looking after your beard has never been this easy: MonaBona’s BeardBalm is handmade with the finest natural ingredients and love. Pure beeswax and organic coconut oil treat, tame, nourish and moisturize proud beards across South Africa. Say goodbye to plastic combs, shampoos and conditioners that were never intended to be used on your face. It’s time for boar bristle brushes, natural balms, pure soaps and conditioning oils (available soon from the MonaBona range). The deets: www.facebook.com/ monabonasbeardbalm by Bianca Maletsky



know that they are not just another

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allowing for their transition into motherhood, to be as stress free and as calm as possible so that they can enjoy their new adventure,” says Lisa.

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The deets: 011 447 1741 info@sherbetangel.co.za Twitter: @SherbetAngel

by Bianca Maletsky

WIN! WIN WIN WIN Win a full Zoya manicure and nail art with the professional nail artist, Ma Cherie. Tweet your favourite Zoya nail colour in order to win, and include @zoya_africa and @hellojoburgmag. GOOD LUCK!

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Celebrate the winter season in style with Midori Eco Salon

SPAS & WELLNESS CENTRES A massage a day keeps the stress at bay

MOWANA SPA Situated At Indaba Hotel, corner Pieter Wenning and William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6780 www.mowanaspa.com

The modern woman dreams about

to detail, every step of the facial she

a tranquil yet exclusive environment,

explained each process, ingredient

a place where calmness is palpable

and treatment. She made me feel

and the atmosphere harmonious.

comfortable and at ease and her

She pursues quality as well as afford-

knowledge about the products and

ability and demands first-class service

service was exceptional.

with friendly and attentive staff. Without a doubt Midori fulfills each

Finally I had a therapist who under-

of these requirements.

stood my skin and educated me on improving it for greater everyday

To ensure such individual service and

radiant skin. Value is not about the

attention to their clients, the owner,

price tag. Most of us are prepared

Anisha, insists on enrichment and

to pay for quality, for products that

enhancement of service. She also

work and for therapists that have a

guarantees an organic service and

passion for their craft.

products. All in all, I would say Midori is truly a With winter in full swing and smooth vibrant skin being this season’s hottest accessory, Midori is fully equipped to keep your skin hydrated and ensure it is smoother and firmer and more conditioned than ever. One of their signature treatments is the QMS medical deep cleansing facial. It is an hour long facial where not only is your skin rejuvenated and replenished but so are your hands

special place. Joburg is fortunate to have such a genuine, luxurious addition to our vibrant city. The deets: Shop no 8, First Floor, Greenpark, Benmore 011 784 3488 www.midorisalon.co.za by Bianca Maletsky

and feet. Whilst your first facial mask sets, the therapist, Pamela Lemao, alleviates any stress you may have by giving you a hand massage. Then whilst your second mask sets you relish in a foot massage. What I found extraordinary about this application was Pam’s attention


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Set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton, the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary that will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African lore and legend, offers wellness journeys based on tribal massage in keeping with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”. VERONA DAY SPA 67 Fifth Street, Houghton 011 880 0067 www.veronadayspa.co.za Verona Day Spa offers their guests genuine hospitality and an unforgettable experience, at their award winning day spa, in Houghton. The spa is designed with your comfort in mind; a space for you to surrender to total relaxation. THE CENTRE OF WELLNESS 108 Marie Avenue, Parkmore 011 783 8289 www.centreofwellness.co.za

LAVANA THAI SPA Benmore Gardens Centre, Grayston Drive, Benmore 011 783 3840 www.lavana.co.za Double massage rooms with jacuzzi spa baths and single massage rooms with en-suite showers. Both the male and female change rooms include complimentary steam showers and infra-red saunas. All treatments are performed by a team of highly qualified Thai therapists. THE PYRAMID DAY SPA AND BEAUTY SCHOOL 96 Eloff Street, Village Deep, Selby 011 493 5526 www.pyramiddayspa.co.za The Pyramid Day Spa offers a wide range of specialised treatments that have been specifically chosen to revitalise your body, rejuvenate your mind and invigorate your soul. MIDORI SALON Shop no 8, First Floor, Greenpark, Benmore 011 784 3488 www.midorisalon.co.za

The Centre of Wellness is a Medical Aesthetic Clinic, which offers treatments that are medical-grade and are performed by, or under the supervision of a doctor. SPA IN THE COUNTRY MISTY HILLS Country Hotel, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.spainthecountry.co.za Just 30 minutes from Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Pretoria lies the Misty Hills Spa in the Country. Overlooking the Kromdraai Valley, it was conceived and designed as an African sanctuary with lush gardens and cascading water features. Guests can pamper themselves in a serene environment that encourages relaxation and personal rejuvenation - the key to vibrant health.

Midori Salon offers these treatments and services: Hair - general, colour, gents, treatments, ethnic weaves, dreadlocks, extensions Nail - acrylic, gel, paint and nail art, manicures and pedicures Beauty - makeup, waxing, laser hair removal, facials, massages, spray tan, botox. Most of the products used at the salon are organic, as is the service.


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ARTS & CULTURE Experience rich and diverse heritage



Raw, light, grand, impressive,

theme – “Emerge”. The constantly

will cover all 
aspects of the

authentic, industrial, versatile - just

changing area from market to slum

contemporary art world from

some of the characteristics of the

to economic centre to creative hub,

collecting to curating.

Turbine Hall venue where the Turbine

all representative of broader Johan-

• Engagement with the broader

Art Fair will be taking place. Histori-

nesburg, should provide gallery

cally a 1920’s power station, Turbine

exhibitors with motivation for their

Newtown, Braamfontein and

Hall has been hailed for its represen-

curated spaces. Galleries have been

inner city area to create an art-

tation of a truly iconic South African

asked to consider this theme when

filled weekend experience includ

architectural style. The building has

submitting their applications to take

ing guided tours of the area and

an enormous energy and atmosphere

part in TAF14.

hospitality packages.

– every brick speaks of its colourful

• A jazz festival produced in

Young and emerging artists had the

partnership with the Bassline

opportunity to submit work and a

coinciding with TAF14.

significant South African art and bold

selection of the best pieces chosen

• Children’s hosted art walkabouts

architectural spaces.

by a judging panel will be showcased

by Robyn Penn and children’s art

in a curated group exhibition at

area sponsored by Staedtler.

history while lofty volumes of light offer opportunities to showcase

TAF14 continues where the first

TAF’14 facilitated by Assemblage and

event left off with increased em-

supported by RMB. Other exciting

The deets:

phasis on new work and promotion

features of TA14 include:

17 July: Opening preview

of emerging South African artists.

evening 18h00 – 22h00 – R300

The inaugural fair held in July 2013,

• A larger exhibition in 2014 – the

included 28 South African galler-

entire basement area of the

ies and artists exhibiting affordable

Turbine Hall as well as the up

artworks. The fair attracted just over

per glass house will be used as

3 000 visitors through the gates over

exhibition area.

the course of the weekend.

• A featured artist, Nathaniel

20 July: 10:00 – 17:00

Stern, will be presenting his

Tckets: www.quicket.co.za for

Turbine Hall’s unique history and

Compressionism Series.

R55 or at the door and cost R75

position within Newtown and Johan-

• An interactive talk’s programme

per person.

nesburg provides TAF14’s central



hosted by Usha Seerjarim which

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per person. Pre-booking only. 18 July: 10:00 – 20:00, pensioners, scholars and students – R30 19 July: 10:00 – 18:00

The Jeppe Street Power Station, built in 1927, was the largest and last of the three steam-driven power stations in Newtown. It housed Turbine Hall as well as the North Boiler House and three concrete cooling towers. The Power Station lost its importance when a more modern station was built in Orlando, Soweto in 1942, but it was only in 1961 that the plant finally shut down. The station was given new life four years later when two Rolls Royce gas turbines were installed for use in emergencies and peak loading periods. As neglect and indecision plagued Newtown’s future in the 1970s, this fine example of early 20thcentury industrial architecture was threatened. Over time, 300 squatters occupied the space. Ultimately, AngloGold Ashanti’s proposal to build its new headquarters here revived the fortunes of Turbine Hall. After protracted consultations between architects and heritage practitioners, it was agreed that the North Boiler House could be demolished to make way for the development. In 2005, the City relocated the squatters to stands in Orange Farm and the spectacular transformation of the building began. It was completed in 2009. Source: www.newtown.co.za


Orlando West 011 536 0611

011 936 3444 or 074 360 9085 www.sowetobicycletours.com

APARTHEID MUSEUM Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road Ormonde 011 309 4700 www.apartheidmuseum.org info@apartheidmuseum.org

MANDELA HOUSE 8115 Ngakane Str, Orlando West,Soweto 011 936 7754

Get out of the car and experience Soweto by bike!

The basic principle behind apartheid was simple – segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided. Pay us a visit and you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction. Apartheid is exactly where it belongs – in a museum. ABSA GROUP MUSEUM 187 Fox Street 011 350 4167 BENSUSAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY Museum Africa, 121 Bree Street, Newtown 011 833 5624 CONSTITUTION HILL MUSEUM Cnr. Kotze ad Hospital Street, Braamfontein 011 381 3100 www.constitutionhill.org.za

PEACEMAKERS MUSEUM Nelson Mandela Square,8 Maude Street, Lower Level, L32, Sandton 079 545 2703 info@peacemakersmuseum.co.za www.peacemakersmuseum.co.za Opening in August 2012, the Peacemakers museum presents an exhibition of Nobel laureates, men and women from all corners of the globe who have dedicated their lives to make the world a better place. The Nobel laureates are an example to all of us individuals can do extraordinary things and that the decisions we make and the actions we take in our lives can changes the world. Open Monday-Friday: 11am-19pm, weekend and public holidays: 11am-18pm Entrance is free of charge

Nowhere can the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. HECTOR PIETERSON MUSEUM 8288 Khumalo Street,

MAROPENG Cradle of Humankind 014 577 9000 www.maropeng.co.za


This popular, eco-friendly and exciting township tour takes you around the streets of Soweto. Go out with our local guides for a half or a full day cycling tour around the community and get to know what makes this township unique. Have a taste of Soweto, eat our local burger - Kota, stop at the shebeen and enjoy the traditional beer with the people. Go home with a different perception of the township. SOWETO NIGHT TOUR Mo Africa Tours 082 506 9641 www.moafricatours.com Are you looking for a great night of fun with your friends, colleagues or fellow travelers? Join Mo Africa Tours on this culture – shocking party! Mingle with the locals, eat the best grilled meat with your hands straight from the braai and dance to deep beats till the late hours. You will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide who knows the area by heart and the locals personally. He will show you some of the liveliest shebeens Soweto has to offer! Tours depart from Thursday to Sunday and start at 6:30pm and go on till about 10:30pm. Prices are R500 per person and include pickup from Johanensburg, all transfers in and airconditioned vehicle, visit to four bars and four drinks!

For more information contact Mo Africa Tours on 082 506 9641 or visit their website: www.moafricatours.com JOBURG INNER CITY WALKS www.mainstreetwalks.co.za info@mainstreetwalks.co.za 072 880 9583 Main Street Walks (MSW) is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner city and ultimately, the buzz of Johannesburg. The best way to connect with the city nucleus, like any other in the world, is by foot and by means of public transport. Have the imagination to go beyond conventional tourist packages: our guided tours, which start westwards from Arts on Main, navigate the city with the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system. Like all people who are passionate about the city, MSW knows that there are endless possibilities for authentically grasping the CBD’s magic. PAST EXERIENCES 011 678 3905 www.pastexperiences.co.za From bargain shopping on Small Street to lunch in Vilakazi Street Soweto, we’ll let the unknown become the well-known as you experience Johannesburg like never before.At Past Experiences we offer you the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds that Joburg has to offer, as well as its culture, architecture and archaeology in a truly unique way.

The Roodepoort Theatre was opened in 1981. It was re-launched in February 2014, with a new look, and a young and energetic staff compliment programmes that appeal to vast and diverse audiences.

The Roodepoort Theatre has come a long way since its initial opening in

February The Theatre was constructed in what would prove to be the 10 CITIES, 101981. STEINWAYS, 10 RECITALS last YOUR decadeTICKETS of Apartheid. Theatre wasPERFORMED re-launched on BOOK NOW The FORRoodepoort THE TEN CHAIR TOUR, BY the CHARL DU PLESSIS. 7th February 2014, with a new look, a young and energetic staff compliment

Charl duaPlessis willthat honour calling as a Steinway Artist celebrate his passion for South Africa’s and program washis sure to appeal to a vast andand diverse audience. wealth of Steinway concert pianos with a national solo recital tour. His tour programme will feature works by Bach-Busoni, Rachmaninoff in its wellall asperforming some jazz and contemporary The launch was held over and two Chopin days with a original numberformat of topas acts piano works the 7th versatility of the pianist his instrument. over the showcasing two days. The February was theand official re-launch with City

Officials and key stakeholders of the theatre being invited. The 8th of

Venue : Roodepoort Theatre Main Auditorium February was opened to the public and saw a mix of stand-up comedy, Tickets : R120 dance groups and bands. The festivities on the 8th were for the entire Tickets available at SmartFan (0861 670 670 / www.roodepoorttheatre.com) family as this is the vision the Theatre Date : 3 August 2014 @of16:00

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ENTERTAINMENT For all your music, books and movie information


The late great Maya Angelou summed it up. “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” We couldn’t agree more. The good news is that Joburg’s comedy scene is heaving with new talent for you to check out! Nothing like a warm belly laugh to keep winter at bay. The comedy stalwarts like the Joe Parkers, Barry Hiltons and Mel Millers of the business have set up the stage for the new kids on the block and now it’s their time at the mic. But like most aspects of the rat race, the comedy landscape comprises fierce competition. So If you’re looking for a quick fame and fortune fix perhaps try your hand at something else. Local comedy has gained extensive traction in the public and local media space over the last few years because it’s important to laugh. Performers like John Vlismas and Trevor Noah have been known to pack an auditorium fast. We’ve seen it! Look, there are always going to be a couple of flash in the pan acts but we’ve spotted a few fresh faces


definitely worth noting. We scanned the line-ups of Joburg’s hottest venues and here’s what we found. First up meet Alfred Adrian. On the funny roll for just over two years now, he loves everything about comedy - and be warned that from the moment he opens his mouth you may love everything about him too! We asked him what doing comedy actually feel like? “From walking on to that stage with a new set that’s never been heard to the moment you are in the zone with the crowd hanging on your every word - it’s an adrenaline rush like no other.” He describes that exhilaration of connecting with a crowd full of strangers and for a few brief moments knowing that it’s the authenticity of your material alone holding that entire room together.” Alfie doesn’t romanticise about the craft either and admits that to be totally comfortable on stage with your own discomfort in front of a room full of people is the toughest part. But he loves it anyway. “Even

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on my worst nights I love it. I would do this for free forever (just don’t tell the promoters) if I had to. I love it, it’s the only thing In my life outside for my family that truly makes me happy.” If you’re making your way to the Grahamstown Arts Festival this month then diarise to see him live. You’ll thank us. www.nationalartsfestival.co.za Glen Biderman started out as an actor before realising he was pretty damn funny. Now the skinny looking awkward-at-first kid is making a name for himself in the big smog. Originally from Cape Town, the Jozi comedy scene was a major contributor to the move. “There are just so many more gigs in JHB and the competition (although healthy) is stiff. Because there are more gigs here, we get more stage time which is crucial in developing our craft. The debate between JHB and CT audiences is often discussed among SA comics. I believe the cultural and demographic differences

between CT and JHB audiences forces us to take cognisance of what material we choose to deliver. I have no preference but because most of my material has been developed in Joburg, I find it easier to try new stuff here.” Another one to watch is Loyiso Madinga who has made some serious waves since surfing onto the comedy scene back in 2012. He’s already told jokes on some of Jozi’s funniest stages including the Nandos Comedy at the Teatro. He has also graced the AWEdnesday stage which has fast become a platform for some of SA’s top emerging comics and a show you should definitely check out. Loyiso’s natural and charming stage presence will worm its way into your funny bone fast. Daily life in Johannesburg can be pretty heavy sometimes from bills to politics to crime. But if you tap into the local comedy space you just may find yourself laughing about it all. How bad could that be? By Carly Ritz

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES Explore the city! See it in all its glory!

AMUSEMENT PARKS & ZOOS GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5000 www.goldreefcity.co.za MONTECASINO BIRD GARDEN Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 1864 www.montecasino.co.za LORY PARK ZOO 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand 011 315 7307 www.lorypark.co.za Lory Park is a sanctuary and haven to a huge variety of Wildlife. The zoo is situated in Midrand, Johannesburg, that was once a host to many indigenous fauna and flora. Over time the impact of man-made hazards on our environment, often through ignorance and a lack of understanding, has been the cause of numerous wildlife casualties. THE LION PARK www.lionpark.com www.facebook.com/lionpark info@lionpark.com +27 (0)87 150 0100 + 27 (11) 691 9905 - 11 +27 (0)76 187 3883 Corner Malibongwe Drive and R114 Road, Lanseria Opening times: Mon-Sun and public holidays 8h30 - 21h00 The Lion Park offers self-drives, and day or night guided tours in safari vehicles through the antelope area, lion pride, cheetah and wild dog camps. Other activities include watching lions feed, interacting with cubs, feeding giraffe and ostriches, staying overnight or going on a cheetah walk, amazing lion tour or photo tour in a silent electric car.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ADVENTURE GOLF Fourways Mall Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 788 3282 www.adventuregolf.co.za Adventure golf at the Fourways Mall Shopping Centre in Sandton, has been there for 14 years and has been enjoyed by thousands of people. It has three courses, consisting of 9 holes each. JOZI X Corner Main Road and Slone Street, CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT Bryanston 082 456 2358 COMPLEXES www.jozix.co.za GOLD REEF CITY CASINO Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde Being powered by Pure Rush Industries, 011 248 5000 Jozi X is following the tradition of www.goldreefcity.co.za offering exclusive activities to South Africans, looking for adventure.The Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous park has been specifically designed to yet uniquely South African Gold Reef cater for 5 to 75 year olds, so you have City. With its magnificent theme park no excuse! offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the DIRT RYDERS exhilarating casino complex, alive with Farm ME 12B, Pelindaba Road, Lanseria the excitement, buzz and energy of 071 677 8673 Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, www.dirtdyders.co.za relax and more! Visitors return time and time again to experience its world class facilities, from indulging in one of the Take off your shoes, relax, enjoy, have many restaurants, taking in a show at a braai and rewind mind and soul. the theatre, the excitement of gaming, Just arrive or book for your next party, experiencing a 4D movie to the thrill of teambuilding or outing!Come join the the rides Ideally situated with JohannesDirty Ryders Team for a day, entertainburg’s business district just 10 minutes ment beginning with kids and adults away, Sandton City a comfortable 20 go-karts, maybe you decide paintball minutes drive, OR Tambo International or volleyball is more your challenge. Airport 20 minutes away and easy access onto the national highways’ No need to worry about the little network, this truly is the heart of Jozi. ones,their playcentre ensures amusement for all those growing minds. Pony EMPERORS PALACE rides for the more adventurous kids 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, and a swimming pool for the sizzling Johannesburg and exhausted folks. 011 928 1000 www.emperorspalace.co.za Conveniently situated alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement. With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. SILVERSTAR R28 Krugersdorp / Pretoria highway, Muldersdrift 011 662 7300 www.silverstarcasino.co.za


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MONTECASINO Corner William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 7995 www.montecasino.co.za Montecasino first opened its doors on 30 November 2000 and expanded in May 2007 with the addition of the open air Piazza and Teatro. Montecasino’s Piazza, which is slightly smaller than a rugby field and modeled on a typical Italian piazza features several restaurants where visitors can dine al fresco, and enjoy the mesmerizing musical fountain displays. The Piazza also features the SunSquare Hotel, aimed at the modern business tourist, the Montecasino Ballroom which can accommodate 400 people seated banquet style, and the spectacular Teatro at Montecasino, which opened with the legendary stage production ‘The Lion King’. THE MARCO POLO Legacy Corner, 5th Street, Sandton 011 783 4182 www.themarcopolo.co.za The Marco Polo is an upmarket Gambling and entertainment destination located on 5th Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton.Parking is available in the Nelson Mandela Square Parkade, off 5th Street with walk in access directly from the parkade. Alternative parking is available at the Da Vinci Hotel Parkade also on 5th Street. CARNIVAL CITY Corner Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan 011 898 7000 www.carnivalcity.co.za Carnival City is Gauteng’s premier gaming destination and it’s no wonder as to why. No matter when you arrive, you will be swept up into a world of glittering entertainment and endless opportunities, brought to you via world-class facilities.


FLYOVER – THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN AFRICA Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park has just launched a brand new and exciting experience (only for the brave of heart) – zip line across the enclosures, only five metres above the crocodiles. Afterward the adrenaline rush, enjoy a pizza at the Pizza Restaurant or a beer at the Croc Beer Boma. The deets: Plot 59, corner Cedar Road and R114
Nietgedacht 535, Fourways 083 657 7561 info@croccity.co.za www.croccity.co.za Cost per FlyOver: R95 for adults, R75 for children over 12

Croc City Come Fly With Us! Crocodile & Reptile Park

FLYOVER designed by Chimp and Zee


The newly redeveloped Inanda Club hosts the 2014 Land Rover Africa Cup from 18 to 20 July for a weekend of sensational polo. The headline sponsor, Land Rover SA, is inviting top African teams to compete in one of Africa’s top international polo tournaments. “Polo and Land Rover are naturally complementary. They are quintessentially British, require enormous capability, and are robustly elegant,” says Peter Biven, Marketing and Communications Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and subSahara Africa. Polo has been played in South Africa for over a century. Because of the number of highly trained horses needed to play the game, it has traditionally been a sport for the well heeled, and even now there are only about 400 registered club players in the country. The deets: 18 to 20 July Tickets: R150 for adults, R75 for children under 12 and can be bought at the gate. 1 Forrest Road, Inanda, Sandton info@inandaclub.co.za www.inandaclub.co.za

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NIGHTLIFE For those sleepless nights

THE ORBIT: MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS About two years ago, while

Dan says, “you don’t open a jazz club

talking over coffee in Melville, Aymer-

to make money, you open it for the

ic Peguillan and Dan Sermand decided

love of the music” and the atmo-

to open a jazz club. It wasn’t an unex-

sphere in the upstairs room during a

pected idea – Aymeric ran Peg’s Cozy

gig is tangible as musicians (local and

Corner in Troyeville between 2000

international) and music lovers bring

and 2002, and Dan was an executive

jazz to life.

music producer in Sweden. They were discussing the dying jazz scene in Joburg and about how once it had played an important part in Joburg’s culture and nightlife - where legends were born. It was a rich, dynamic scene, with venues like Kippies, Rumours Lounge and The Blues Room. Four months after opening it’s doors, the owners and partners (including Kevin Naidoo), have so far succeeded in what they set out to do: rejuvenate

“Jazz is music without borders – it’s timeless, appeals to all age groups and all wallets.” The club is open from Tuesday to Sunday, opening at lunch time and closing at 2am. During the week, at

jazz in Joburg and create a place

lunch time Wits students from the

where jazz can be heard by all.

music department are allowed the opportunity to perform on the stage

Jazz, as Dan says, is “music without

downstairs in the restaurant, giving

borders – it’s timeless, appeals to all

them exposure and experience. Every

age groups and all wallets”. To this

night a gig is held upstairs, in a room

end, the location was a vital deci-

that holds 250 people seated, and an

sion in the opening of the club. The

extra 50 people standing space. All

partners saw the venue as an integral

seats have a view of the stage and

part to the success of the club. It had

musicians. Dinner can also be ordered

to be “non-exclusive”, in a “demo-

from the bistro-stlyle menu while the

cratic” area, welcoming to all, and

musicians play.

Braamfontein’s continuing revival goes hand-in-hand with the idea of a

For a truly memorable night out, visit

jazz revival.

The Orbit’s website (where the lineups are listed about two month’s in

Jazz musicians and aficionados were

advance), and book a seat!

consulted before the venue was secured, making sure that 81 De Korte Street (previously Narina Trogon) was,

The deets:

without doubt, a place musicians

81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein

would want to play at and people

011 339 6645

would want to patronize.



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Joburg’s leading nightclubs

CATZ PYJAMA’S 12 Main Road, Melville Johannesburg 011 726 8596 www.catzpyjamas.co.za From trendsetters to the informal; from insomniacs to the lethargic; from old to young; from contemporary to classical music; from the hungry to the drinkers; and from the adventurous to the faint hearted…. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Catz Pyjamas is the only restaurant in Johannesburg, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at any time you choose and the quality will be consistent. It also is the convenience of having 70 staff members catering to your every need; the transformation in ambiance; and the delectable food that is prepared to suit every palette. Catz Pyjamas is the home away from home. But there’s more. They also offer a 24hour take away delivery service. This way, you can take Catz Pyjamas home with you, curl up on the couch, and eat delectable food that is made from the finest ingredients. ANDICCIO 24 Corner Barry Hertzog and Gleneagles Road, Greenside 011 646 5359 www.andiccio24.co.za It’s all about great quality. The chic and trendy interior design of their take away and sit down pizza, coffee and ice-cream store compliments the creation of the finest pizzas made with only the best ingredients and freshest herbs. The world renowned HäagenDazs ice cream and naturally, the aroma filled Illy coffee with a variety of Italian style coffee recipes are our two brands of choice. Theyhave a selection of imported beverages such as beers and fresh juices as well as wines from vineyards in Stellenbosch bottled exclusively for Andiccio. Their legendary peri peri sauce compliments the delicious pizzas. The selective menu includes delectable nutella dessert pizzas, freezochinos, crispy salads and

fresh healthy smoothies. Andiccio24 is a brand new concept designed to be open till the early hours of the morning, and 24 hours on weekends. Their unique concept is to create your own pizza, with a choice of bases and toppings. McDonald’s www.mcdonalds.co.za McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, McDonald’s operates 170 restaurants in nine of South Africa’s provinces. The produce, beef, poultry, dairy and eggs are sourced from a select group of approved suppliers that meet our food safety standards, their quality systems, their social responsibility requirements and where appropriate, their animal welfare standards. Specially selected suppliers are their partners and they share our values. They care about the environment and work hand in hand withMc Donald’s to help maintain sustainability, smart farming and safe practices. LIBRARY BAR 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch 011 214 6666 www.africanpridehotels.com One of the highlights of the hotel, the Library Bar, is an oasis of modern comfort where weary travellers and focused businessmen alike can unwind and entertain in style. Sink into the plush leather couches and sip on a superbly aged whiskey or cognac by the fireplace, the plus side is that it is open 24 hours. VERANDA 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, 011 214 6666 www.africanpridehotels.com Watch the world go by from our colonial-style veranda while you indulge in a steaming cappuccino or a delicious bite to eat. Veranda is open 24 hours.

MOVIDA Rivonia Crossing, Corner Rivonia & Witkoppen Roads, Rivonia www.movida.co.za 011 234 8000 Movida is open to the public over weekends and available for private and corporate events during the week. Over weekend nights, Movida offers an unrivaled party experience with a unique and unmistakable ambiance. THE VIP ROOM Michelangelo Towers Mall, 8 Maude Street, Sandton www.thevip.co.za 011 784 6384 Located in the heart of Sandton’s bustling business District. The VIP Room is an intimate 300 square meter space designed with a special form of luxurious informality and intimacy. THE SANDS 58 Wierda Road, Wierda Valley, Sandton www.facebook.com/sands.sandton 011 783 1302 The City of Gold now has a place for its richest jewels to shine. This luxurious venue centrally located in the heart of Sandton’s upmarket Wierda Valley. The Sands has the look and feel of a classic Las Vegas Hotel Bar. The Sands provides a venue for the city’s most glamorous socialites and trendsetters to frequent. KONG 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank www.kongsa.co.za 011 447 0993 Situated in the heart of trendy Rosebank is Kong which was formerly

known as Latinova. Despite the new name it is not entirely new as the décor is still elegant and stylish, with the same nude statues. Nonetheless the reworked venue is still the perfect place to enjoy an evening of cocktails and dancing. So if it is a chic night out that you are looking for, Kong is the place to be. HUSH 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank www.hushclub.co.za 011 447 0203 If you find yourself in the Design District in Rosebank, make your way to one of Jozi’s hottest bar and lounge, Hush. The best way to describe this bar and lounge is chic yet intimate and the words which are evoked when talking about this stylish event include sexy, seduction and sophistication. Hosting some of Joburg’s finest parties with the hottest celebrities and DJs, it is definitely the place to be. Whether you are looking for an intimate night out or classy dancing experience, Hush is the venue of choice. TABOO 24 Central, Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton www.taboo.co.za 011 783 2200 Situated in the heart of Sandton, Taboo has led the South African entertainment and functions sphere since 2004 with a world class venue that offers patrons a glamorous and utterly unique eventing experience. Taboo caters to an esteemed and worldly clientele with a visionary cocktail of superlative musical acts, cutting edge lighting and audiovisual equipment and contemporary interiors complimented by breath-taking skyline views of Sandton. All of these elements combine seamlessly.

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ADULT ENTERTAINMENT TEAZERS 344 Rivonia Blvd, Rivonia 011 807 8722 www.teazers.co.za With over 18 years of experience and six branches nationwide, the Teazers franchise is at the forefront of adult entertainment in South Africa. Rivonia is even bigger and better! With more space, an exclusive VIP are and a Teaze-Hers for the ladies. As always, you can rely on outstanding service, succulent food, cigars, hubblys, and a wide variety of drinks. And the ladies are to die for. What more can we say except that this fantasy is a reality! ESCORTS SOUTH AFRICA www.esa.co.za Escort South Africa is an online listing service for independent escorts residing in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and other cities in South Africa. Their goal is to provide you, the subscriber, with relevant up-to-date information that will assist you in making an informed choice. To this end we have an active moderated escort forum for the discerning gentleman, as well as a comment section where


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subscribers can obtain all the necessary information of the companion they are considering. LOLLIPOP LOUNGE Corner Bond and Burke Streets, Randburg 011 781 8779 www.lollipoplounge.co.za The sexiest strip club in the heart of Randburg! A warm friendly atmosphere with beautiful south african women to tease and titillate you. Hence the slogan “We aim to Tease”. Come and spoil yourself and your friends. We cater for all functions e.g. bachelor, birthday, office and year end. If there’s a party, this is the place to be! Afternoon shows from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday nights non-stop entertainment. Door entrance fees: Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7pm R100 Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 7pm R150. All lunch times Tuesday to Friday lunch from 13h00: R50 OPEN: Monday: 6pm – 2am Tuesday to Friday: 1pm – 2am Saturday: 6pm – 2am


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MOTORING The best cars to take you through Jozi


WHEN SPACE AND VERSATILITY MEET SLEEK STYLE Suzuki is extending its passenger

standards of engineering, design and

car offering for South Africa with

quality the Suzuki brand has become

the spacious, versatile and attractive

renowned for.

Ertiga, a compact life utility vehicle (LUV) that links the response and

The Ertiga is powered by Suzuki’s

manoeuvrability of a compact car to

latest-generation, fuel-efficient K14B

the space, flexibility and practicality

four-cylinder engine. The fuel-inject-

of an MPV.

ed 1,4-litre power unit already enjoys a strong reputation for performance

With its three seating rows, the

and economy, ensuring that the

Ertiga can accommodate up to

Ertiga can also count lively responses

seven occupants, while the LUV’s

and class-leading fuel consumption

front-engined, front-wheel drive

among its many talents.

layout allows a surprisingly generous interior, despite the vehicle’s compact

“The arrival of the Ertiga breaks

footprint and wieldy character.

new ground for Suzuki in South Africa,” says Francois van Eeden,

Based on the same platform as

Suzuki Auto SA’s national marketing

The second generation of the

consumers with a sleek new cross-

the highly regarded Swift compact

manager. “The brand’s reputation for

world’s favourite crossover, the

over design, advanced technol-

hatchback, the Ertiga brings high

producing exceptional compact cars

ground-breaking Nissan QASHQAI,

ogy, improved dynamics, premium

standards of interior accommodation

is already well established, and the

makes its debut in South Africa this

quality and a host of new, extremely

and cargo space to the small LUV

Ertiga extends those virtues to the

month as part of a highly successful

efficient drivetrains,” comments

segment, while maintaining the high

LUV segment for the first time. “

international launch.

Crossover Product Manager at Nissan South Africa, Nancy Reddy.

The all-new Nissan QASHQAI pioneered the compact crossover

Launched in South Africa on 1 July

segment when first introduced to the

2014, the new Nissan QASHQAI

world in 2007. The new model builds

arrives as a five-model range with

on its predecessor’s popularity with

a mix of petrol and diesel engines,

an all-new look and feel, matched by

manual and XTRONIC CVT trans-

unparalleled drivetrains, enhanced

missions, as well as two distinct

specification and premium quality.

specification levels providing a broad assortment to suit the needs and

“The all-new Nissan QASHQAI,

requirements of the demanding

which was engineered in Europe and

compact crossover market. Geared in

is produced at Nissan’s Sunderland

every way towards premium quality,

plant in England, is set to build on

high specification and ultimate ef-

the success of the first generation

ficiency, the new QASHQAI range of-

model. It will provide South African

fers a new take on crossover mobility.


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CONFERENCING & FUNCTIONS Your search for the ideal function venue is over



EVENT SERVICES Events IDEA LAB 011 880 0058 www.idealabevents.co.za

At the core of Idea Lab Events is our irresistible chemistry. Our laboratory is a place where great ideas are formulated and brands are brought to life. We play, experiment and come up with solutions that break new ground and generate tangible success for our clients.

Conference Venues PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA SANDTON 20 Maude Street Sandton 011 322 5000 www.balalaika.co.za

The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a home away from home ideally located in the financial epicenter and commercial hub of Sandton, North of Johannesburg, South Africa, a mere 3 minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain Station. The Gautrain takes just 15 minutes to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport. CEDAR PARK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Sandton 011 804 3777 www.cedarpark.co.za A superb venue for conferencing, training programmes, weddings and special functions, with accommodation in air-conditioned apartments. Nestled in lush gardens, this 3 star hotel offers easy access to national roads, the Sandton CBD, on a direct route to the OR Tambo International Airport, and close to the Marlboro Gautrain Station.

EVENTS YOUR CLIENTS WILL NEVER FORGET... corporate gifts & clothing • exhibitions • team building & golf days • weddings • movie permieres • promotional staff • décor & themed events • hospitality managment • launches & conferences

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Summer Place Lunch On A Sunday, 12H30

Traditional South African Afrikaans cooking - just like that Sunday lunch with Ouma! Summer Place is in a residential area and has the MOST incredible garden to walk through after your meal. Sunday lunch is highly recommended!

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light and can be set up in a variety of layouts that adapt to the specific needs of any event. BIRCHWOOD HOTEL & OR TAMBO CONFERENCE CENTRE Viewpoint Street, Boksburg 27118970000 www.birchwoodhotel.co.za

PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA SANDTON 20 Maude Street Sandton 011 322 5000 www.balalaika.co.za The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a home away from home ideally located in the financial epicenter and commercial hub of Sandton, North of Johannesburg, South Africa, a mere 3 minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain Station. The Gautrain takes just 15 minutes to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport.


CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues 011 448 3600 www.therosebank.co.za Conferencing & Conference Facilities in Rosebank Johannesburg Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank provides 7 venues right in the heart of greater Sandton that offers some of the best conference facilities in a quiet and relaxed environment. Three of the rooms offer an abundance of natural

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Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre was established in 1998 with 1 conference and 80 accommodation rooms. From these humbling beginnings, “Birchwood” underwent 4 phases of expansion and today boasts 665 accommodation and just over 50 conference rooms. Spanning over 46 acres of land, Birchwood is South Africa’s largest independent hotel & conference centre capable of hosting over 5 000 delegates at once. MIDRAND CONFERENCE CENTRE 661 Pendulum Road, Halfway House Ext 12, Midrand 011 315 8326 www.midrandconferencecentre.co.za 10 years ago we opened our doors to a quaint 5 conference room venue offering a personal service. Today and with gratitude to our clients, we have expanded into a large Conference, Computer Training, Team Building,

Function and Wedding Village which includes 7 x 4 star Guest Houses in an exquisite 7 acre garden setting opposite Gallagher Estate. SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE Maude Street, Sandton 011 779 0000 www.saconvention.co.za Situated in northern Johannesburg, in the heart of Sandton’s business, hotel and entertainment district, Sandton Convention Centre offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms, is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes and provides nearly 11 000 secure parking bays. ST GEORGES HOTEL 58 Goede Hoop Road, On M57 Doornkloof Est, Rietvleidam 011 316 1254 www.stgeorgehotel.co.za The Saint George Hotel has 30 multi-functional conference venues, which can accommodate small group delegates through to venues that comfortably seat 1500 delegates. Our conference packages include three tea and coffee breaks and a buffet lunch. All conference venues are equipped with WiFi.



TRAVEL Explore South Africa and all its beauty


Cape Town is alive with culture, color and creativity. It is impossible not to fall in love with the natural beauty of the city and this is why The Guardian and the New York Times has rated Cape Town as a top destination for 2014. “This is great news for our city’s tourism sector and excellent publicity for our destination,” said MEC of Western Cape Tourism, Alan Winde.

Getting accommodation in Cape Town Cape Town offers a vast array of boutique hotels, self-catering apartments, luxurious seaside apartments as well as lodges and backpackers. We highly recommend Southern Sun The Cullinan and The Pepper Club Hotel and Spa. SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

Getting to Cape Town Getting to Cape Town has never been easier. You can fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg, Durban and other South African cities, with these airlines: South African Airways, Mango Airlines, 1time Airline and Kulula. Getting around Cape Town Once you land in Cape Town, car rental is an absolute pleasure. It is situated at the airport and you can choose from companies like Europcar or Avis. You can also opt for the MyCiTi bus. It is a modern, scheduled way to travel. Another great way to get around is by using the City Sightseeing Bus, which gives you the option of hopping on and off at various major attractions throughout the day. The buses are open-top double-decker buses, which allow you to take in the majestic views.

Where: 1 Cullinan Street, Cape Town Waterfront

and leisure. You can expect a five star experience as a guest at the Pepper Club. The hotel connects directly to the city’s vibrant Long Street with its cosmopolitan street life. There are panoramic views of table mountain, a pristine spa and pool area overlooking the Cape’s natural beauty, a contemporary cuisinethemed restaurant and an intimate private cinema! Choose your movie, book your time, order a refreshment and entertain your taste buds with a box of popcorn. Best of the Cape

Why we love it: If you have never visited The Cullinan, imagine 394 rooms, 24 hour room service, classic luxury, courteous hospitality, gracious staff all under a palatial and exclusive hotel. The Cullinan is in the CBD, which is one of the most soughtafter areas in the city. It is a gem and you are certainly treated like royalty. In fact we would go as far as saying it is one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. THE PEPPER CLUB Where: Corner Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town Why we love it: The Pepper Club has always been on our travel radar. The hotel brand exudes class, luxury

Hout Bay: Just a winding drive through Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay is a seaside destination. It hosts the colourful Hout Bay Harbour Market which sells creative food, clothes, crafts and always has a festive spirit. Imizamo Yetho Township: You can hop on the Cape Town City Sightseeing bus and hop off here, where you will learn about the history of the residents in the village and see what a community in the Cape achieves, when working together. The Museum Mile: Visit the South African Jewish Museum, The South African Museum and the District Six Museum.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: Home to over 22 000 indigenous plants, Kirstenbosch is breathtakingly beautiful and is an ideal location for a picnic. You can hike the gardens, enjoy a concert or walk the Tree Snake (Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway.) Just launched on May 17 2014 the canopy walkway, is already the go-to-spot for the best “views that go on forever”. The deets: Cape Town Tourism 021 487 6800 www.capetown.travel Twitter: @CapeTownTourism Cape City Sightseeing Bus 021 511 6000 www.citysightseeing.co.za/capeTown Twitter: @capetownredbus Southern Sun The Cullinan 021 415 4000 sscullinan.reservations@tsogosun.com The pepper Club 021 812 8888 info@pepperclub.co.za by Bianca Maletsky

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Hello Houghton... Johannesburg real estate is dipped in urban history and sprinkled with nostalgia. A visit to the solid suburbs of Houghton will tell you that very story. After all it was home to our country’s most celebrated citizen – the late, great Former President Nelson Mandela. Adrienne Hersch Properties has also called hilly Houghton home for the last 23 years. Unquestionably one of Joburg’s finest real estate agencies, Adrienne Hersch Properties is joining forces with your favourite magazine, Hello Joburg, to bring you the rich snippets of news and information about the hustling and bustling town of Jozi, with its sprawling suburbs, exciting energy and moody temperaments. Here we will offer unspoken insights into the do’s and don’ts of buying and selling property, market trends and everything realty. And as Dorothy always said as she clicked her red slippers together, there is no place like home. So we’re kicking off our new venture with Houghton - naturally. Houghton remains a neighbourhood of distinction with its tree-lined avenues, large, grand homes and old school charm. Its fantastic positioning between the Johannesburg and Sandton CBD’s makes it ideal for business and family to plant their roots. A suburb that reflects the values of its residents, Houghton’s development has been gradual with a firm focus on maintaining its natural serenity. To this end Houghton boasts far less congestion and far more grace than some of its closest neighbours. Historically, Houghton has been and remains a wealthy area in contrast to some of its direct neighbours like Yeoville or Berea. It is an eclectic melting pot of people, religions, cultures and businesses. And let’s not forget its striking architecture is home to some of the best examples of Le Corbusier’s modernist Art Deco buildings. As beautiful as she is within, Houghton’s value is complimented by what lies at her borders. Houghton may not have its dedicated shopping Mecca but its proximity to the chaos of Killarney, Norwood, Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Melrose Arch keeps you close enough to access whatever you need and far away enough to block out the noise when you need to. If you’re new to the area, here are some of the iconic spots to visit.

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ADRIeNNe HeRSCH PROPeRTIeS Head Office over 20 years ago in Houghton

The Victory Theatre has played home to some of South Africa’s most ambient theatre and signature productions. Originally a bioscope, this little theatre has survived two World Wars, The Boer Wars, The Depression and the advent of the digital modern age. Sold as recently as 2005, the theatre has been revamped to offer great entertainment coupled with fantastic food and easy on-site parking. For the health junkies and outdoor types, Houghton is your playground. With two world class golf courses, The Wanderers Stadium, Melrose Virgin Active and parks a plenty for running and walking, there are no shortages of ways to be and get active. In fact, did you know that the Houghton Golf Course, which is a full championship facility has hosted numerous South African Opens? From sport in the morning to family outings in the afternoon, just up the road is ADRIeNNe HeRSCH PROPeRTIeS without doubt one of Johannesburg’s top attractions for tourists and locals alike Head Office today in Houghton – the Johannesburg Zoo. It opened at the turn of the 20th Century and remains the ideal place for family time over weekends where you can either spread out for a picnic on The Zoo’s verdant lawns or explore the fascinating wildlife from around the globe. It also offers night tours so you can get a feel for animals and creatures that go bump in the dark. With top schools on its boundaries, Houghton is renowned for close access to great schools that consistently churn out sporting and academic giants. The growth of Houghton has been much like that of our own “little” real estate agency which started as the dream of one woman trying to provide for her family. Indeed Adrienne Hersch Properties has grown much like the small “mining” village into the astute and significantly larger being that it is today. Properties in both lower and upper Houghton continue to prove popular with demand exceeding supply keeping prices buoyant. Houghton continues to develop at its own pace, unhurried and structured. Having been based here for over 20 years we have watched as Houghton has grown and been happy to offer our contribution to its growth. The Adrienne Hersch Properties head office is in good company in this “little” neighbourhood and is proud to call it home. Hello Johannesburg July 2014 www.hellojoburg.co.za www.gohello.co.za





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Houghton HERITAGE HOME, CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE AND CONVENTION CENTRE! This heritage home in the heart of pre-war Houghton was built in the 1930’s under the partnership of Baker and Flemming. Steeped in South African history and full of the character of this period. Situated on ±5164sqm of land it has a second entry to a working convention centre, can be used to generate income. 2nd Property: European finishes, high ceilings, open-plan to pool and garden, chefs kitchen. Grand staircase leads to 3 beds, all of which open onto a patio.

Lynne 082 834 1899

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Houghton HIGHLY DESIRABLE TOWN HOME IN GOLF COURSE COMPLEX! Beautiful designed features are European finishes, high ceilings, open floor plan leading to pool and garden chefs kitchen with dining area grand staircase leading to upper area with 3 bedrooms all open to patio.

Lynne 082 834 1899

Rona 071 562 0237

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the Gardens - top Guesthouse

A hidden jewel comes on the mArket.

tAke over An estABlished Business And property.

journey through 6 uniquely designed en-suite beds. German designed kitchen with its own underground pantry, walk-in cold room plus a santorini cocktail bar and entertainment area. lush tropical garden with pool and hideaways. relax in the large library or enjoy the large, sun-drenched roof garden. eco camp for stargazing. separate 2-bed mews-style cottage.

this 7 room guesthouse is steeped in history that hid nelson mandela prior to his capture. tremendous staff, loved by guests and home to travellers short and long term.

Terry 083 607 4533

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GorGeous cluster in pArk-like settinG,

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everything you want and more‌ 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, lounge, dining room and family room. open-plan and spacious. A complete package with garden, staff, 2 car garage and 24/7 security.

4 spacious, sunny bedrooms, 2 baths (mes) guest toilet, lounge and dining room for great entertaining. large kitchen, sQ. easy walk to shul and schools in secure, boomed enclave.

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A well-established guest house with excellent year-round occupancy is on offer for a steal!. Many upgrades have been added- inside and out. Offers 7 beautifully decorated guest suites, each separate entrances, inviting dining room and adjoining patio. Sparkling pool. Zoned for a B&B & rentals. It is in an ideal location with good proximity to all major routes and centres!

This lovely modern family home awaits you. Situated in a boomed area, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite, lounge, dining area with an open-plan kitchen. Loads of fun for kids with its big garden. Alarm and security beams around the property make it safe too. Also has a cottage with one bedroom, lounge, study bathroom and kitchen with its own remote controlled gate.

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Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Open-plan receptions. Modern kitchen with granite tops. Covered patio leading onto a lovely sized garden. Double carport. Pool and braai area in complex. 24-Hour security and bring your pets - they are welcome!

Enjoy the quiet, relaxed surroundings on this lightly travelled street! Cook a gourmet meal in the newly renovated kitchen, snuggle up in front of the fireplace in the lounge this winter and entertain under the thatched lapa come summer. Sunny bedrooms and the kids can do their homework in the study. Space for granny in the studio styled flatlet.

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this modern home offers 4 large bedrooms plus a separate 1 bedroom flat with a kitchen and lounge area. the main house has 2 lounges, one of which overlooks the garden and pool area. the entertainer’s bar and dining room flow from the open-plan kitchen. a built-in wine cellar is next to the dining room. this beautiful home is not be missed!

this stunning, farm-style home is situated in one of the top security estates in Raslouw! Enjoy breath-taking views of the greenery of the estate and relax to the rhythmic and tranquil sounds of the stream running past your home!

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very neat 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom townhouse with a stunning garden for the children to play while you sit around your boma. automated garages and an extra parking bay for your guests. this modern unit is just down the road from the brand new forest hill mall in monavoni. if you need space , luxury and comfort this is for you.

in the hub of centurion this lovely 2 bedroom unit is value for money. offering a great rental opportunity. modern and stunning this top floor unit is ideal for your first home. complex offers swimming pool and built-in braai for everyone to use. call today!

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INFORMATION TRANSPORT GAUTRAIN The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of two links, namely a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Apart from the three anchor stations on these two links, seven other stations will be linked by approximately 80 kilometres of rail along the route. For more information contact: 0800 428 87246 Or visit them at their head office: Office 204, 2nd Floor, The Firs, corner Cradock and Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. www.gautrain.co.za TUK-TUK A Tuk-Tuk is little vehicle usually used on the congested roads of Asia, however, South Africans are slowly becoming more familiar with these tiny vehicles, which are also known as rickshaws.These three wheeled vehicles are predominantly used for short distances only, and are reasonably priced, which is why they are becoming more popular. Shesha Tuks: 0861 743 742/011 784 3970 www.sheshatuks.co.za info@sheshatuks.co.za e-TukTuk 082 695 0211/082 515 6593 www.etuktuk.co.za Tuk-Tuk Taxi 0860 885 885 www.facebook.com/tuk-tuktaxi REA VAYA The Rea Vaya is a bus system operating in Johannesburg. It is a City project aimed at providing better public transport, reducing congestion on public roads, improving the environment and creating jobs. The bus routes have been extended, therefore you can travel from Dobsonville, Orlando Stadium, all the way through to Eldorado Park. www.reavaya.org.za

CAR RENTAL EUROPCAR 0861 131 000 www.europcar.co.za

USEFUL NUMBERS Tourist Services: 011 639 1600 / 011 375 5911 Weather Information: 082 162 OR TAMBO International Airport: 011 921 6911 Flight Information: 068 727 7888 Computicket: 011 340 8000 Telkom Inquires: 1023


EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police: 10111 Ambulance: 10177 Fire: 1022 Disaster Management: 011 928 6454

FOREIGN EXCHANGE American Express Foreign Exchange: 011 467 8136/7/9 Rosebank Branch: 011 880 8382 Sandton City Branch: 011 883 9026 / 9009 Fourways Mall Branch: 011 467 0294 Clearwater: 011 475 0294 Foreign exchange and foreign currency may be exchanged at any commercial bank or foreign exchange bureau, including American Express, Bidvest and First National Bank.

BANKS Bidvest Bank: 011 390 1040 www.bidvestbank.co.za MasterCard: 0800 990 418 www.mastercard.com

PLACES OF WORSHIP MOSQUES Fourways Al Kawthar Masjid Osprey Road, just off R511 William Nicol Drive Greenside Masjid-ur-Rahmah Corner of Ingalele and Barry Hertzog Roads

Linden St Thomas 5 8th Street 011 782 5585

Houghton Masjid-ul-Furqaan 52 Second Avenue 082 670 0048

Morningside St John the Evangelist 1 Pam Road 011 783 1033

Parktown Parktown East Musallah 3 Princess Street 082 940 3206

Parktown St George 7 Sherbourne Road 011 482 1606

SYNAGOGUES Chabad of Melrose 25 Kernick Avenue, Melrose North 011 485 2719

Oxford, Riviera Shul 20 North Avenue, Riviera 011 646 6020


Victory Park Shul Leighton Road, Victory Park 011 782 9584

Professional Passenger Service 010 590 1120 www.enjoythejourney.co.za Sandton Taxi Cabs 011 039 4402 078 396 4115 bookings@sandtontaxicabs.co.za www.sandtontaxicabs.co.za

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Northcliff Shul Corner Pendoring Road and Mountainview Drive, Northcliff 011 678 3015

Sandton, Morningside Shul Kopje Road, Morningside 011 883 4210

Cab 4 U 073 037 9741 info@cab4u.co.za www.cab4u.co.za

Dunkeld St Martin’s-in-the-Veld Corner Cradock Avenue and Eastwood Road 011 788 5143

Midrand Nizamiye Mosque Corner of K101 and Le Roux Avenue 011 024 5857

Visa: 0800 990 475 www.visa.com

Cabs for Women Suite 217 Dunkeld West Centre, 281 Jan Smuts Avenue, Dunkeld West 0861 777 778 bookings@cabsforwomen.co.za www.cabsforwomen.co.za

ANGILCAN Bryanston St Michael Corner Mount Street and Bryanston Drive 011 706 6050

CHURCHES CATHOLIC Bryanston Church of the Resurrection Corner William Nicol Drive and Sloane Street 011 706 1314 www.bryanstoncatholic.co.za Craighall Park St Martin de Porres 35 Lancaster Avenue 011 447 2857 Rosebank Immaculate Conception 16 Keyes Avenue 011 788 5226 Woodmead Our Lady of Cedars 118 Western Services Road, Woodmead Ext 19 011 804 1305/7

The extensions will include a link from the existing Gautrain Park station to Westgate; a link from the existing Gautrain Rhodesfield station to Boksburg; a link from the existing Gautrain Sandton station to Randburg and Honeydew, and a link from Naledi, in Soweto, to Mamelodi, through either the proposed Gautrain Samrand station, or the existing Gautrain Midrand station. This extension will include stations at Blue Hills, Sunninghill, Fourways, Cosmo City and Ruimsig. Ultimately, the plan is to have four Gautrain lines, adding to the Pretoria– Johannesburg, and Sandton–OR Tambo International Airport links. The Gautrain airport service will also start 30 minutes earlier and end 35 minutes later. The current starting time is 05:20, with the last service at 20:30. The Sandton station parking terrain will also remain open until midnight, to accommodate passengers affected by delayed flights.

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