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Tasty Tapas




Kwena Mokwena



FOOD MARKETS R29.00 incl.VAT (South Africa) R25.00 (other countries)

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Rosebank art and craft market


Delicious tapas at Escondido Chef of the month: Richard Deacon Top 5: gourmet food markets Caralishious mushrooms League of Beers Sensational Suga


News & new restaurants

34 BEAUTY AND WELLNESS Sweet and fresh at Sorbet Q&A with Tanaz hair stylists Florencessence Spa

38 A  RTS AND CULTURE Artist of the month: Steve Kwena Mokwena


The Orbit Jazz Club

40 ENTERTAINMENT 41 LEISURE ACTIVITIES 42 N  IGHTLIFE Top 5 after-work drink spots

46 MOTORING 48 CONFERENCING AND EVENTS 49 TRAVEL 24 hours in Cape Town World Malaria Day



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On the cover The food at The Beer Company at Rand Airport is something to talk about, but couple that with quality craft beer and great views of planes and the Joburg horizon and you have a winning combo! Photo: Phillip Santos

People of Joburg


CONTRIBUTORS Carly Ritz; Alan and Krishen; CaraLisa; Sam Wright; Daniel Colbacho

So far 2015 has been… Busy and filled with lessons! With January and February being boiling hot in Joburg, it has been the ideal ice cream weather! The most exciting thing that has happened is the launch of Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream’s new packaging.

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What makes Joburg shine for you? The diversity & contrast. From exploring the hipster streets of Braamfontein, the real Africanness of the town, to the sky-scrapers of Sandton, the smell of spices in Fordsburg & Mayfair to the Asian community in Cyrildene, there is never a dull moment!

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s Autumn approaches (albeit slowly), we find ourselves scrambling to enjoy the hot sultry weather we have been having before the chill in the air sets in. This month we have taken to explore the top five foodie markets Joburg has to offer. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny morning, outdoors sampling the best of Joburg’s gourmet offerings. Why not grab some organic parsley and mushrooms while you are there and then try our delicious recipe from Cara-Lisa on page 20. Alternatively, venture out to taste some delicious Tapas at Escondido or a lunch with a view at Katy’s Palace Bar on the first Sunday of the month.




And speaking of interesting views, our cover feature, The Beer Company is a must-visit. Situated at Rand Airport, it offers a unique setting with views of planes and the Joburg horizon beyond. Not only that, it serves delicious food and a wide variety of quality craft beer. We raise our glasses to that! And if raising your glass and being out and about at night is your thing, we have plenty to showcase this month, from musical offerings at the Orbit Jazz Club to interesting artists at the Mzansi Gallery. All in all, you are sure not to be bored this March with a copy of Hello Joburg in your one hand and a glass of chilled craft beer (or organic fruit juice) in the other. Cheers! #lovejozi Teya Esterhuizen

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Alan and Krishen are Joburg’s fashion forward duo. They will bring you front row fashion and the latest in street style every month, keeping you updated on the hottest Jozi trends. T @AlanKrishen

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CARA-LISA # CaraLishious Cara-Lisa is an entrepreneur, health blogger and nutrition consultant. As a yogi, nutrition nerd and fitness fanatic her mission is to inspire both her clients and those around her to enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle. T @caralishious

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calendar what’s on, in and around Joburg in MARCH



Outrageous stand-up comedy, proudly South African music and a gospel celebration combine for Pride Weekend at Carnival City from 6 to 8 March 2015. In the lineup are well-known artists The Soil, Black Motion, Moneoa, RamZ the DJ, and DJ Levis. The festivities continue with the Pride Comedy event – Rock the Mother Tongue – featuring comedians Mashabela Galane, Skhumba, Celeste Ntuli, Sfiso Nene, Isaac Gampu and many more. Big Top Arena, Carnival City, 7pm Booking: www.computicket.com www.thikhoevents.com



Gourmet food, live music and over 25 South African and international producers showcasing their finest Cap Classiques and Champagnes. Inanda Polo Club, Sandton, Sat, 14 March to Sun, 15 March www.inandaclub.co.za.


ALT PRESENTS An amazing evening with artists such as Ace Ventura (Israel), Niskerone (Cape Town), Kyle Watson (Johannesburg), Mr Mon, Vimo, Hippie Mafia and JustSmart. The event is limited to 2000 people and tickets will sell out! Kramerville Ticket Prices (Online): Early Bird R180 // Normal Bird R200 // Late Bird R250



57 designers will showcase their collections to key media and buyers, with 18 designers being new to the SA Fashion Week platform. Highlights of the SAFW Spring/Summer 2015 programme include the Lufthansa 1st Best Collections which will be showcasing designers from across the country. A dynamic partnership has been established between Marvel and SA Fashion Week, with six semi-finalists being selected from across Africa to showcase this season 18-21 March 2015 Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank Booking: Tickets are available from the SA Fashion Week website, www.safashionweek. co.za, as well as on Computicket.



Big Concerts is very pleased to confirm that the multi Grammy award winning, Canadian superstar, Michael Buble, will be returning to South Africa in 2015 for 4 special concert dates. Catch him live in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. His previous “Crazy Love” tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over 2 million fans worldwide including 5 sold out dates in Cape Town and Johannesburg, while the album “Crazy Love”has now passed 7.6 million sales. The Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg And Reef , Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March Booking: www.computicket.com


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hours in

MAMMA MIA! Is an original musical love story featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits including: ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless classics propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Teatro at Montecasino Booking: www.computicket.co.za


RISE & SHINE FESTIVAL Rise & Shine Festival is an eco-friendly daytime music event hosted at Sandton Central Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The day begins with a light Yoga session on the lawn before a stellar line-up of live bands, supplemented by crafted bars, delicious food, fresh coconuts and the outdoors. Rise & Shine Festival raises funds for trees to be planted in underprivileged areas and has contributed 260 trees to southern Africa to date. Sandton Central Park, c/o Sandton & Grayston Drives, 8am – 6pm Booking: www.riseshinefest.co.za

A DAY SPENT WITH ALESSIO LA RUFFA 10am: I need coffee, stat! I’m hooked on Father Coffee’s cortados, so I pop in and do some people watching while enjoying some of the best coffee that Joburg has to offer. www.fathercoffee.co.za

12pm: Time to get some work done. It’s off to Motherland Coffee in Rosebank. Their salads are light and refreshing, because, you know, carbs. The chicken, avo, pesto and tomato is my favourite. There are also plenty plug points and the wifi is free for two hours. www.motherlandcoffee.com 3pm: I need something for my sweet tooth. Happy.me in Greenside has the most awesome bubble tea. They know me by my first name here. I recommend the passion fruit and litchi flavour. www.happyme.co.za 6pm: I’m hungry and I want sushi.YuMe in Parkhurst has the freshest sushi at great prices. The dim sum is a favourite too. www.yume-sushi.co.za

ONE DIRECTION Last year One Direction released their record-breaking third album ‘Midnight Memories’, which saw them named as the IFPI’s Global Artist of 2013 for becoming the biggest selling act in the world. They also became the first ever band to have their first three albums debut at No.1 in the US Billboard Chart, hitting the top spot in a further 30 countries worldwide. The band - Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn - have just completed the first leg of their massive, sell-out ‘Where We Are’ stadium tour. F N B Stadium, Johannesburg And Reef - Gauteng, Sat 28 Mar, Sun 29 Mar Booking: www.computicket.com

10pm: It’s back to Braamfontein to hit Kitcheners and The Great Dane. Great parties happen here nearly every night of the week. www.braamfontein.org.za/news/36-hours-injohannesburg www.braamfontein.org.za/directory/view/great-dane 12pm: Time to go home. Not before hitting the Woolies at the Engen in Greenside.

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Katys Palace Bar The magical venue situated on the third floor of 6 Desmond Street, Kramerville, boasts beautiful views, eclectic furniture and an atmosphere yet to be matched.


isionaries, art collectors and entrepreneurs Mark and Christine Valentine and Elize van der Merwe blazed a trail to their own Emerald City alongside the evolving landscape of Kramerville. The force that originally rallied around Kramerville’s trendy ‘ware-house’ transformation four years ago, the team’s kingdom of enchanted venues continue to develop and capture the attention of those desperately searching for a little magic, a little madness and a whole lot of memories. Six Desmond Street birthed Katy’s Palace Bar. The space allowed her to unleash her eclectic energy and influence as the first neighbour to move in above existing residents – Amatuli. The original show room that started it all. Mark, Christine and Elize grabbed the floorboards of this triple storey venue with vigour to re-establish the dead space as Katy’s Palace Bar in 2012 on the third floor and Sir James’ Bar on the second. A few braai’s on the roof of the building on a Friday night coupled with an inherent knowing that the site was magical, spurred the innovators to build Katy’s Palace Bar on the roof of Amatuli Artefacts


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in Kramerville which houses a plethora of African and Indian furnishings and decorative items that the owners of Amatuli have sourced, collected and traded over years of travel. Intricately laced doorways, fire-places, cupboards and light fittings dot the different levels and stairwells. Then in 2012, in need of a grand venue to celebrate his birthday, Mark launched the treasure cove into a functioning and viable event space with his own birthday bash which has seen the venue become the ultimate canvas for any imposing party from wild weddings to slick corporate functions and of course the all indulgent birthday party – whether you’re 21 or 51. The demand for the venue has been both a comfort and a challenge. To pre-empt and answer the nagging voice of fans who insist that Katy’s should be open more regularly, be warned that too much of a good thing might spoil the fun hence the much anticipated lunch at Katy’s on the first Sunday of every month. 6 Desmond Street Kramerville Sandton 073 857 0071 info@katyspalacebar.co.za www.katyspalacebar.co.za

HAPPINESS IS... Happy.Me’s next generation drinks are sure to bring a smile to your face (and your taste buds).


appy.Me’s quirky stores and cleverly crafted menu of bubble teas, coffees and smoothies ease you into a bubble of contentment where it’s only natural you’ll find yourself in a happy state of mind. Select Assam tea enhances the drinks with robust body and delicious maltiness and Rooibos offers warmth and spice. Happy.Me’s Super Mexology drinks are just as good - try their Beetroot Super Juice or Spicy Carrot with apple juice, celery and ginger. Branches include: Greenside, Eastgate, Rosebank, Bedford, Boskruin. www.happyme.co.za

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MEET ALAN & KRISHEN: They are Joburg’s fashion forward duo. They will bring you front row fashion and the latest in street style every month, keeping you updated on the hottest Jozi trends. T @AlanKrishen

F DAY BIRGER ET MIKKELSEN LAUNCH WHAT: Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Launched its flagship store in South Africa WHERE: Hyde Park Corner WHEN: 4 February 2015 ABOUT: Day Birger Et Mikkelsen, a Danish brand for women founded by Keld Mikkelsen, is a luxurious mix of

unctionality is going to become one of the buzz words for 2015. Clothing will be practical and comfortable without sacrificing style. The deconstructed look will be prominent: soft trench coats, more flowing fabric, kimono style coats, oversized clothing with strong Asian elements (particularly for fashion-forward men). This is a reaction to the skinny figure-hugging fashion of the last few years. In terms of footwear, the trend remains that of comfort above all else. It’s an easy, pain-free approach to footwear: sneakers, sandals and sliders, as well as the continued influence of sporty footwear. This is a continuation from last year’s ‘Sports Luxe’ trend which is still very evident but in a much more refined way.

modern classics, embellished details,

Flowing, easyto-wear fabrics have been seen on local and international runways.

exquisite craftsmanship and inventive elements. They offer a selection of essentials and eveningwear - with a contemporary take on everyday couture. Any fabulous brand calls for an evening to match. It just doesn’t get more magnificent than this event! With Vicky Crease catering a beautiful array of luxurious cakes and goodies and Cara Frew performing, it was a great kick-start to 2015. A white wonderland took over

Silhouettes are less form-fitting with oversizing becoming a new trend.

the Hyde Park centre court and we are extremely excited to announce that the store is officially open! Welcome to Jozi! WHO ATTENDED: The dynamic duo Ryan Hignett and Shashi Naidoo; Tamerin Jardine; Penny Lebyane; Jen Su; the dapper Maps Maponyane and the

Comfortable footwear complements more formal looks to create relaxed sophistication.

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and a beer

Never mind the muffin man, do you know The Beer Co guys?

By Carly Ritz.


ason Roussous and Foti Papadakis are old friends. And friends who sell beer together surely do stay together. The pair are also the architects of The Harvard Café Group. With outlets at Bonaero Park shopping centre, The Rand Airport and one at Grand Central, the old adage about boys and their toys is spot on. Those who are part of the Harvard Café family really do get to be boys again watching big chunks of metal take to the sky. But what’s a little metal watching without a cold one? So they brewed a little beer plan. Amid the hype and excitement of the Craft Beer movement that has hit the country like a bullet train, entrepreneurs to the core, Jason and Foti saw an opportunity to convert their space into a pre-eminent Craft Beer venue in the East. Ideal as a Beer House setting with the open space and blue skies, Flyboys at Rand Airport as you know it, is changing and not just with a little paint here and there. In fact, by the time you hold this very piece in your hand, the venue will have evolved completely - so consider yourself one of the first to be invited officially to the re-opening the first week of March. It’s local, its lekker and it’s in the east people. Leveraging the support of communities around them and plugging into a family of existing home brewers in the area, we have no doubt that Jason and Foti will start brewing their own

beer one of these days. But hey, one step at a time. With every pub and bar calling themselves Craft masters these days, it’s hard to separate the hops from the barley. So this is why we think that The Beer Co is actually the real deal – and why you’ll catch us there when the boarding gates open. Off the bat, how unique can a series of locations get? Rather than seek the boring stillness of the usual urban area, Jason and Foti went gung-ho with a noisy spot instead. A world-class venue that sits right on the runway at the Rand Airport at the Old TAC (Transvaal Aviation Club) Building puts you at the centre of all the action. The vibe is palpable as rowdy crowds clink their beers over the sounds of launching engines meeting wild winds. And here’s a little history lesson while we’re at it, the site is adjacent to the SAA museum, home to some of the country’s oldest and retired jumbos like the famous Lebombo. So feel free to throw in a history lesson for the kids too. We know it sounds all macho and manly, but the ladies will feel right at home. “People who think beer is just a boy thing are sorely mistaken, some of our most regular customers are women who also want to wind down and enjoy the vibe” says Jason. And for those with a penchant for something sweeter,

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Two Greeks, a runway the bar stocks a whole range of Jam Jar cocktails too. And for the appetite, there is a fantastic menu for everyone, from the hungry to the healthy. Boerie rolls and burgers to pizza and salads or steak and seafood - take your pick. In the spirit of family there is a world of fun with a jungle gym for the kiddies. Customers can expect great service and an even better vibe with excellent music. The menu truly caters for each customer individually with a flavour to suit all. So do the guys taste all the beers? Jason has a laugh at that one. “Not ALL as there are over 100 beers and I need to work as well sometimes.” As yum as it all sounds, running a beer company is a tough job Jason adds. “Like any service industry business it’s all about the service! Keeping on top of all matters related to running a successful business is key.” But for people who like people, it really is a great business to be in. So how’s about a pinch of advice for the ambitious brewers out there? Here it comes straight from the horse’s mouth: “Keep the prices reasonable and the quality consistent and top notch.” And there you have it! Now for some beers on ice! Old TAC building, Rand Airport 011 383 2101 info@thebeerco.co • www.thebeerco.co

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Find these gorgeous shoes at Castelo Shoes in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton From left to right: • Formal Tpan Diam, R1999 • White Gold Strap, R2850 • Tassel Fringe, R1999


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Shoppers will soon be able to experience the convenience of wifi throughout the whole of Bedford Centre. Plonk yourself down at any restaurant or coffee shop with your laptop and you are ready to go, or reply to an urgent email from your phone during a grocery shop. What a pleasure! Cnr Smith & Van der Linde Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg 011 622 1840 www.bedfordcentre.com

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From left to right: • Haldia Lantern, R1300.99 • White Rose Tea light R129.99 • 25cm White Cat, R199.99 • Conical vase, R119.99

• Country Classic Clock R199.99 • London Pot Large, R249.99 • London Pot Small, R129.99 • Stone Angel, R69.99


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A piece of Africa in the heart of Rosebank Mall


e all love the urban lifestyle that the city has to offer, however there is something patriotic about entering the Rosebank African Craft Market. Converting a double story space into what is now an African hub. The market is inspiring because there are many cultures, traditions and personalities from all over Africa, all under one roof. Almost one hundred stalls to be exact. So what can you look forward to when visiting the craft market? Beautiful beadworks, stunning hand crafted sculptures, handmade original crafts, elegant handbags and so much more. Above all of this is a strong sense of entrepreneurship and empowerment. The energy is contagious and the collaboration of creativity amongst the vendors is admirable. Rosebank Mall has successfully integrated the rural with the urban to create a café society, a comfortable environment. The Rosebank precinct has done a great deal for visitors and for tourists alike! When I asked Thembi, one of the vendors, how long she had been working at the market for: “Can you believe it, twenty years” she happily exclaimed. Thembi, born in Mpumalanga, has learnt all her tricks of the trade from her mother who recently passed away and thus she has chosen to continue on the family legacy. She makes all the jewellery herself, by hand. A single necklace can take up to two hours, but she undeniably loves what she does. It is her passion and she is enthusiastic on the impact that she and the craft market have on society. Bravo to the Rosebank Mall for transforming an ordinary space into an inspiring nucleus, which encourages the functioning of our society and its people. Find Us: Cradock Avenue, next to Europa 011 788 5530 f T @rosebankmall www.rosebankmall.co.za


Opening hours: Monday- Thursday: 9am-7pm Friday: 9am-8pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-5pm

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Shopping Directory

JEWELLERS AMERICAN SWISS American Swiss first opened its doors in Cape Town in 1896. Now, 115 years later, they are South Africa’s leading jeweller, with stores located across the country and Southern Africa. Throughout our history, American Swiss has been at the cutting edge of jewellery trends, complementing the hottest look of the time with the luxury and brilliance of fine quality diamond jewellery and watches. Shop u60, Upper Level, Sandton City 011 685 1434 www.americanswiss.co.za ARTHUR KAPLAN Arthur Kaplan is the largest independent luxury jewellery and watch retailer in South Africa. With decades-long history of excellence, Arthur Kaplan is anything but old fashioned. Maintaining the traditions of precision, quality and personalized service in a chic, contemporary environment they offer discerning clients exactly what they desire. Shop U30, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 783 4637 www.arthurkaplan.co.za BELLAGIO JEWELLERS Shop 55, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 883 6747 sandton@bellagiojewellers.co.za www.bellagiojewellers.co.za BROWNS JEWELLERS Shop 147, Rosebank Mall 011 447 8091 info@brownsjewellers.com www.brownsjewellers.com BRYANSTON JEWLELLERS Bryanston Jewellers is a discerning independent retail jewellery company that has been quietly building its reputation as one of the most versatile jewellers in Johannesburg. The company has established itself as a


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niche manufacturer and importer of exclusive platinum, gold and diamond jewelry. The company’s success lies in its commitment to offering clientele a distinctive and exquisite selection of both classical and contemporary jewellery and watches. Shop U26, Nicolway, Bryanston 011 463 3172 sales@bryanstonjewellers.co.za www.bryanstonjewellers.co.za CHARLES GREIG Shop U34, Upper Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park 011 325 4477 melanie@charlesgreig.co.za www.charlesbreig.co.za ELEGANCE JEWELLERS Founded as a family business in 1967, Elegance Jewellers can be considered one of the country’s leading fine jewellery merchants, offering the most coveted jewels, impeccable service and a stylish shopping environment ideal for the urban Johannesburg consumer. Offering a curated collection of the best local and international design, Elegance boutiques showcase products from global brands including Cartier, Montblanc and TAG Heuer, in addition to offering their own signature range of beautiful jewellery. Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1380 Melrose@ejewels.co.za www.ejewels.co.za JENNA CLIFFORD The Jenna Clifford brand was born of a passion for the art and craftsmanship of jewellery and a love of the power of human expression. Established in 1992, Jenna Clifford is a South African success story that is as much about people who wear her creations as it is about Jenna herself. As a designer of bespoke jewellery, Jenna’s story is uniquely interwoven with that of her customers. Morningside, Sandton 011 523 6600 www.jennaclifford.com

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dining out


World peace starts with inner peace, which starts with tapas and wine. Which is why we are so thankful that a Tapas and Wine bar, Escondido, has opened up in Illovo.

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Definition of Tapas Ever heard the concept: sharing is caring? The theory of tapas is exactly that. A wide variety of Spanish style appetizers and snacks, which are shared. Tapas creates a social environment, it’s a communal way of eating, encouraging conversation and thus enhancing the joy of food.

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scondido is Spanish for hidden, and we have to agree that this gem is a hidden treasure but we had to share it and quite aptly so, as sharing is the basis of their tapas menu which changes on a weekly basis. The chef, a simple guy who cooks food the way he loves to eat, arrived in South Africa ten years ago from Europe. Having been in Johannesburg for the past four years, discovered a love for tapas in Cape Town, saw the opportunity in Johannesburg two years ago. Took a leap of faith and introduced a new concept to the city not knowing what to expect. Having heard over the grapevine, about the delicious food, I had to sample some of it myself: I started off with Mushroom a la Grecque and Wild Mushroom Arancini. The Arancini is filled with truffle cream cheese - an absolute winner and at R14 per ball I had to have three. The Lentil Curry sounded intriguing and it was served in a floral poppadum so I had to give it a go, and I’m so glad I did. Then moving on to the fishy side of things: the Calamari heads, which come served crispy with a citrus aioli (nomnom) and the Thai Fish Cakes with a yummy Ponzu sauce are a gastronomic delight. I didn’t get to try the beer battered fish and chips as I was saving room for dessert, but it sounds like a strong winner! P.S Pair these all with a glass of your favourite white or red chosen from their selection of 6 000 bottles in their walk-in cellar! Alternatively try one of the eight craft beers they have on tap. What a refreshing delight! Now we all know having a balanced diet is having a dessert in each hand. So I went with the Churros with a decadent White Chocolate and Amarula sauce (I mean!) and the Vanilla Brulee. Lets just say the best things in life are sweet! Bottom-line: We love this place! H Post Office Centre, Corner of Rudd Road and Otto Street, Illovo, Sandton. 087 550 9140 T @escondido_jozi

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chef of the month

They say never trust a skinny chef and Chef Richard Deacon is really skinny. But with almost a decade in the food industry, he really is one to watch. So we trust him with a hot skillet in the kitchen.


ead Chef at Vicky Cristina’s in Craighall Park since it opened last year July, the Spanish style Tapas restaurant hit the trendy list like a bee to honey. And Richard Deacon has a lot to do with sweetening the deal. Chef Richard describes the menu as a South African take on Spanish classics. The menu comprises a selection of tasting size dishes but if you are in the mood for mains, there is a wide selection of monster meals from Cocas’ (Spanish flatbreads) to the real deal Pichania rump steak or a seared salmon in an indulgent Saffron sauce. To keep things fresh and happening, the menu is changed seasonally. “It helps us to keep things relevant and take advantage of fresh produce.” Chef Richard ventured into the culinary world courtesy of his mother. “My mom

has always been a passionate chef, so she definitely got the ball rolling early on. For a good pinch of salt he tells us a little insider story. “My journey was not the conventional one. And it’s definitely one for the cook books. I was working part-time as a hotel barman and one morning got into a fist-fight with the executive chef.

have to be the Crispy Calamari in a Spicy Tempura Batter or the Seafood Paella. We use a lot of fresh herbs in keeping up with Spanish tradition, which we get from local suppliers. We also source imported Spices from Spain. Only the best!” H The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park • 011 325 1263 www.vickycristinas.com

Chef Richard ventured into the culinary world courtesy of his mother. “My mom has always been a passionate chef, so she definitely got the ball rolling early on.”

The General Manager thought it would be a fitting punishment for both of us to work together, and so my training began! I loved the intensity of the kitchen, and found I had a knack for it. Training on the job has been a massive advantage, as the learning curve is a lot steeper when you’re thrown in the deep end. It’s got to be the rush of service. It’s like solving a rubik’s cube in the middle of a battlefield. Something about that gets me off.” Of course for a man who loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and son, the hours and time away from family can be tough. As far as location in Johannesburg goes it couldn’t get sweeter with Vicky’s so hotly spiced between Sandton and Parktown with easy access off Jan Smuts And what’s his favourite item on his own menu? “Tough call – but it would

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Situated under Joburg’s sunshine-filled skies and offering an array of seasonal fruit and veggies, Jozi’s food markets are the perfect reason to get our butts outdoors.

By: Bianca Maletsky

Top Food Markets


I absolutely love spending my weekends visiting local organic markets to source the freshest and healthiest ingredients. One of my favourite spots is the Bryanston Organic Market, at which my most recent visit found me a basket stacked with freshly picked organic mushrooms and wild parsley. Mmmm what a treat! This side dish is a fantastic healthy accompaniment to your favourite protein and is just as good generously piled over brown rice.



When: Thursday to Sunday between 11h00 and 22h00 Where: 20 Gleneagles Road, Greenside Why it’s cool: Greenside just got a whole lot cooler. The new Greensider artisan experience provides affordable gourmet dishes, healthy take-aways and a craft beer selection within a communal table setting. P.S there is more than enough seating, which we love! www.facebook.com/greensider T @thegreensider



fair-trade, raw chocolate. Secondly the Pesto Princess sells homemade pesto sauces, which are delectable. Thirdly the market offers an inspiring energy that reminds us why Joburg is so exceptional. www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za T @NeighbourgoodsM



When: Every Sunday 10am-3pm Where: Earth Outdoor Living Nursery C/O William Nicol Drive and Monte Casino Boulevard Why it’s cool: This is a true escape from supermarket shopping. Situated within a Rose and Lavender garden, the environment is majestic and just stunning. Plus there are around 50 vendor stalls to choose from! The Raw Milk, Yoghurt and Farm fresh Butter stall is my favorite and I also recommend the Belgian Waffles and Dutch Poffertjes stand. www.ffmarket.co.za T @4waysfarmarket

When: Friday: 12:00 – 20:00.
Saturday: 8:00 – 18:00.
Sunday: 8:00 – 16:00 Where: 1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown (Parking is available opposite the entrance to the market in a guarded parking lot) Why it’s cool: It’s an entire district of historic, industrial warehouses. Most of the buildings on site date from the 1920s and 1940s; the centre part of the main shed is possibly the oldest industrial structure in all of Joburg City. There is a fantastic craft beer hall with selected GOURMET MARKET prepared-food vendors and there is live music in When: every Saturday, from 10am to 4pm the Good Luck Bar. Where: Melrose Arch, in the Galleria’s middle www.1fox.co.za level T @thesheds_1fox Why it’s cool: If you adore food (like us) then this is the only place to be on a Saturday. It NEIGHBOURGOODS offer a vast variety of gastronomical delights, When: Every Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00 all fresh, wholesome and hand picked goodies. Where: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein There are also plenty of sweet treats to take Why it’s cool: Firstly the Fine & Raw stand home with you. Yippy! makes the finest in artisan, handmade, organic, www.melrosearch.co.za T @MelroseArch


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Serving Size: 3 persons Preparation Time: 7 minutes Ingredients 1 punnet organic button mushrooms 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 cup wild parsley leaves – destalked 1 tsp. crushed garlic 1 tsp. Himalayan pink crystal salt ¼ tsp. black pepper Method 1 Place coconut oil in a large frying pan and allow to melt on high heat. 2 Reduce heat. Add garlic and sauté for three minutes until garlic browns slightly. 3 Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and sauté further for five minutes until mushrooms are cooked through completely. 4 Stir in parsley and cook for 1 minute to allow flavour to seep through. 5 Remove from heat and serve hot. Enjoy! Yours in Health Always, Cara-Lisa ABOUT CARA-LISA Cara-Lisa is an entrepreneur, health blogger and nutrition consultant. As a yogi, nutrition nerd and fitness fanatic her mission is to inspire both her clients and those around her to enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Keep a look out for Cara-Lisa’s exciting new healthy desserts range, which will be launching in selected stores in March 2015. For more from Cara-Lisa follow her on: f caralishious @caralishious T @caralishious www.caralishious.com


or the past three months, Rob Heyns from League of Beers has introduced us to the idea of craft beer and has been educating us in how to taste the golden brew and sound like real beer sommeliers. Last month he discussed the aroma of craft beer. Today, he’ll look at the (plainly obvious) fact that people who drink craft beer are intellectually, emotionally, and culturally superior to their fellow man: I am constantly asked by total strangers why I am so awesome, and it depresses me to see their glazed expressions when I answer “Because I drink craft beer.” I think it’s high time I cleared up the issue, so here are five reasons that prove why craft beer drinkers are more awesome than everyone. Firstly, we’re trend-setters. We lead the way. We bravely go where few have travelled, and make it easier for others to follow. Happily, we are not snobbish trend-setters, and we’re overjoyed that the craft beer movement is gaining momentum. Secondly, those still stuck in the rut of life who are drinking mass-produced, soulless beer, are spending all their energy trying to keep up with the Joneses, and have no time to give any thought to the quality of the brew they consume. So they become grumpy because of their chemically induced hangover, snap at the wife, and plunge themselves deeper into the cold arms of a career. This could have been avoided if he had just bought craft beer and woke up cheerful and refreshed. As the above two points prove, craft beer saves marriages. It also creates marriages. “What’s that you’re drinking?” is a line nobody with a can in his hand has ever heard from that hot girl in the bar. You have become attractive to the opposite sex, and therefore you are sexier than everyone around you drinking cheap grog. Awesome!


Women love to go wine tasting. This is a fact borne out by my first point. To most beer drinking guys, only rom com’s are more pointless. With the explosion of craft beer, however, you can surprise the wife by taking her to wine farms that have a microbrewery on site. Now she tells her friends how cultured you’ve become, inducing envy in her friends. Now that you’ve allowed craft beer to save your marriage and make her friends jealous, you can let it improve your selfconfidence and social standing too. Everybody knows that having a few beers is a wonderful and naturally healthy confidence booster, and will stimulate your latent conversational skills. And that wonderful fruity aftertaste will also help make you more attractive to women as you regale them with your witticisms.

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These pretty obvious life truths have hopefully cleared up any confusion that any of you may have had regarding the overwhelming awesomeness of craft beer drinkers.


Yours in beer, Rob.


Stellenbrau releases world’s first Rooibos Beer


raft brewery, Stellenbrau, is on the hop! Based in the historic university town of Stellenbosch, the brewery, launched in 2011, is fast developing an international reputation for producing beers of globally competitive quality. After recently scooping top honours at an international contest in Berlin, Stellenbrau is set to once again make headlines – this time for producing the world’s first beer made with indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush. The launch of Governor’s Red Lager (named as tribute to Stellenbosch town founder, Governor Simon Van Der Stel) follows Stellenbrau’s Craven Craft Lager being awarded a gold medal by a panel of 34 international judges at the Global Craft Beer Awards held in July in Germany’s trendy capital. www.stellenbrau.co.za

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Sensational Suga

We spoke to the lady behind Sensational Suga to find out who she is, what she does and why she loves doing it.

What is Sensational Suga and what products do you supply? We do everything from beautifully decorated cakes, to indulgent sweet treats and delicious desserts. Think personalised iced cookies, home-made marshmallows, mini rainbow toffee apples, assorted meringues and decadent desserts like Nutella meringue torte. Who is the lady behind the brand? I have always had a love of chocolate and all things sweet and so I decided to start baking on the side. At first it was just a little personal indulgence – baking meringues to pass a Thursday night or decorating cupcakes just for fun. But I soon realised that, like everything else in life, baked goods taste even better when shared with those you love. With that, weekends turned into baking marathons. In July 2013 I quit my Marketing Job at a Financial Services company to follow my passion. I never looked back! What drove you into this business and what keeps you here? My love for anything and everything sweet. It’s an incredibly rewarding job seeing your end product and a client’s reaction is always priceless! Every day brings a new creative challenge and I’m constantly learning new techniques, trends and recipes.

Minion Iced Cookies


What are your favourite cakes/cupcakes to make and why? With a wedding cake being a focal point on a bride and groom’s special day, nothing is more personal and gratifying to be a part of ! QUICK QUESTIONS: Which one of the below is your favourite and why? • Red velvet or blue velvet? Neither. I’m not a big fan. • Cream cheese icing or normal icing? Cream cheese icing, but if I had my way, I’d choose chocolate ganache any day! • Meringues or macaroons? Meringues! There’s so many fun things you can do with them. • Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate without a doubt!

Peanut Butter

Fudge & Marsh

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We have heard that you have made cakes and sweet treats for a number of celebrities, can you give us some names? • South African comedian, David Kau • Mrs South Africa, Sarah-Kate Scott • 5Fm Radio • Gareth Cliff and the Cliff Central Team •H  ot FM Radio (Mark Pilgrim, Ian F, Jeremy Mansfield, Darren Scott etc.) • Sport@10’s Thomas Mlambo Any plans for the future of Sensational Suga? I am currently looking for an assistant decorator and head baker, so the business continues to grow. There is no end to what exciting cakes, sweet treats and desserts we can and will create in the coming year. Whether we’ll be opening a shop anytime soon, that is yet to be revealed. Keep a close eye on us! H

Birthday cake made for Mrs SA, Sarah-Kate Scott’s son Matthew


C4KWC is a non-profit organisation that raises awareness and funds for children with cancer. They do this through their love of cupcakes! The money raised helps pay for children’s medical bills and other day-to-day expenses. Become a Cupcake Angel and help create awareness at your work or child’s school. Visit their webpage to see how you can get involved. Crystal of Sensational Suga and Mrs South Africa Sarah-Kate Scott are both proud ambassadors of C4KWC. www.cupcakesofhope.org

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Birthday cake made for Mrs SA, SarahKate Scott’s son Mark

Sensational Suga • Crystal du Preez 083 225 1111 • T @SensationalSuga f @SensationalSuga • www.sensationalsuga.co.za


New Restaurants TAPAS Escondido Hello Joburg loves: Their selection of 6000 bottles of wine in their walk-in cellar and the eight craft beers they have on tap. Post Office Centre, Corner of Rudd Road and Otto Street, Illovo, Sandton. 087 550 9140 T @escondido_jozi

COFFEE BARS Priest Hello Joburg loves: Their tablita - a tasting board of beef chorizo, avo, grapes, ciabatta, rocket, provolone cheese and their famous Papa Grande’s salsa. 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank 087 754 4032 www.priest.co.za T @priestpost

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ll we really want after a long hard day at work is to come home, feet up, bum down as we enter ultimate relaxation mode. Now, imagine being able to order a pizza and have it delivered, but not just any pizza. This crème de la crème pizza is a treat like no other. It indulges all your senses and arrives warm just at the opportune time, ready to be devoured. The crust is just the right diameter and the crunchiness is on point. It’s the perfect pizza. And you didn’t have to lift a finger to indulge in such euphoria. Okay that’s a lie you did actually have to lift a few fingers to visit http://colcacchio.orderin.co.za pick your pizza, your base, choose your favourite toppings and boomshakalaka! You are done! Enter your credit card details; select the closest Col’Cacchio to you and voila!

Naked Coffee Hello Joburg loves: Their artisan coffee and their selection of sweet treats including butternut chocolate brownies and Three Milk Cake. 011 684 1515 info@nakedcoffee.co.za Follow them on instagram @nakedcoffee Hello Joburg loves: Their sumptuous decor and the extensive range of tapas. The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park 011 325 1263 www.vickycristinas.com PUB/CRAFT BEER RESTAURANT The Beer Company Old TAC building, Rand Airport 011 383 2101 / 2 / info@thebeerco.co The Beerhouse Hello Joburg loves: The snacks and beer pairing menu too - try the roasted pistachios with a Jack Black Pale Ale or Chili Biltong with a Lakeside London Ale. 1 Sunset Avenue, corner of Witkoppen Road, Fourways 011 465 2402 fourways@beerhouse.co.za

SEAFOOD Codfather Sandton Skye Hello Joburg loves: Their oyster bar and their pool deck. 3 Stan Close, Sandton, Johannesburg 010 020 0286 / www. codfathersandton.com T @CodfatherSS BURGER JOINTS Hudsons Hello Joburg loves: That their burgers come in four options: beef, chicken, ostrich or veggie patties and they serve deep fried Oreo cookies for dessert. 011 268 0713 parkhurst@theburgerjoint.co.za www.theburgerjoint.co.za T @hudsonsburgers The Wolfpack

Hogs Head Hello Joburg loves: Its Craft on Tap corner and its gourmet pub menu. 10 Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo 011 268 0871 www.hogshead.co.za T @HogsHeadIllovo FRENCH A La Bouffe Hello Joburg loves: Their crunchy, crumbly crusted chocolate tart with home-made sugary raspberry sorbet. 32 7th Street, Linden 011 888 8004 T @alabouffesa ITALIAN That’s Amore Hello Joburg loves: Their Buffalo Mozzarella flown in unfrozen from Italy. 17 4th Avenue Parktown North 011 880 1870 T @thats_amore

Hello Joburg loves: That they will happily remove the bread bun from your burger, should you wish to cut out the carbs. 24 Central, Corner Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive, Sandton 011 783 6562 BAKERIES Knead Bakery Hello Joburg loves: Their brioche french toast with nutella, sweet corn fritters, homemade Italian pizza bases and all-day breakfasts. Shop S108, Legacy Mall, Sandton 011 884 9449 www.kneadbakery.co.za T @Kneadbakery Hello Joburg • March 2015 • www.gohello.co.za


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Steakhouse Restaurants THE GRILLHOUSE – ROSEBANK The Grillhouse, established in 1994, is one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses, offering discerning diners a combination of choice meals, a bustling club-like ambience, attentive service and a unique selection of fine wines and malts. The Firs Shopping Centre, corner Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue, Rosebank www.thegrillhouse.co.za 011 880 3945 CHAPLIN’S GRILL 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 Melvillebased 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. With a view of the Sandton skyline and

a generator to make sure customers aren’t affected by loadshedding, Chaplin’s Grill is a must-visit. 61 Woodlands Avenue, cnr. Republic corner www.chaplinsgrill.co.za 076 564 5979 WOMBLES Since 1984 Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant has provided customers with man-size portions of beef and other culinary delights. Owners Duncan and Yvette Barker opened Wombles restaurant in Parktown North. Originally from Zimbabwe, then a short stay in Australia. Their success in Australia was winning the Gold Plate Restaurant Award, which is the highest honour a restaurant can receive. Order the best, juiciest quality steaks in South Africa fillet (400g) rump (650g) man size rump (1Kg) sirloin (500g) T-bone (650g) prime rib (700g) ladies size steaks, poultry, fish and vegetarian delights. 17 3rd Avenue, Parktown North www.wombles.co.za 011 880 2470

Winner of a Diners Club Diamond Award 2014

What makes us special?

We offer beautiful views of the Sandton skyline and a generator so you can still enjoy your favourite meal when the rest of Joburg is in the dark.

61 Woodlands Avenue, Corner Republic Rd, Sandton 076 564 5979 • www.chaplinsgrill.co.za


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THE MEAT CO – MONTECASINO Serving the finest steaks complemented by an impressive wine selection with international appeal. The Meat Co is a ‘must visit’ destination when in town. Leveraging off its African heritage, The Meat Co’s innovative design and striking decor reflects an eclectic combination of colour, texture and oversized bespoke elements to create a sense of theatre for diners. Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways www.themeatco.co.za 011 511 0235 THE BULL RUN The Bull Run Restaurant, conveniently located opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a short walk from the Sandton CBD, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, has fast built up a reputation as the businesslunch or dinner restaurant of choice. The subtle décor - raw brick walls and ambient lighting - and a menu that sets out the offerings in either Rands, Dollars, Pounds or Euros, ensures that the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and yet still conducive to any pre-dinner business dealings that may take place. 20 Maude Street, Sandown www.thebullrun.co.za 011 884 1400 THE BUTCHER SHOP AND GRILL In the heart of Sandton, on Nelson Mandela Square, is the flagship Johannesburg branch of The Butcher Shop & Grill:
an institution in South African dining.
For over 20 years, this unmatchable steakhouse has been as much a part of SA culture as sunshine, red wine and red meat. The Butcher Shop is also about family – and the laughter, memories and conversations shared with special people over great food at a top steakhouse. The family business, handed down over three generations, is famed for its quality

produce, extensive menu, separate butchery and deli and passionate staff. Shop 30 Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
 011 784 8676
 reservations@ thebutchershop.co.za www.thebutchershop.co.za TURN N TENDER Take four brothers with a love for great steak, add a side order of warmth ‘n a peppering of friendship, ‘n you have the secret recipe to why Turn ‘n Tender is the best steakhouse in town. Nearly four decades on, Turn ‘n Tender is still the place where friends ‘n families gather to soak up the friendly atmosphere ‘n savour the succulent dishes that made us famous. 22 3rd Avenue Parktown North 011 788 7933 www.turnntender.co.za THE LOCAL GRILL The Local Grill founded in 2002, has kept to its ethos of procuring, ageing and serving South Africa’s finest beef. Specialising in both grain-fed and grass-fed beef, this “steakhouse” offers a diverse range of menu items sourced “field to fork” and encourages tours to the kitchen and meat locker where the owners share their passion for beef. The Parktown North Local Grill has a private “wine-room” that accommodates up to 12 people, this room adjoins a demonstration test kitchen. 40 7th Avenue, Parktown North 011 880 1946 angelo@localgrill.co.za

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Asian Fusion THE GOODLUCK CLUB Where: Illovo Price: $$ Description: Tucked into a corner next to another trendy spot (Wolves, also owned by the same people), The Goodluck Club offers an eclectic mix of Asian-inspired meals. Think Bokchoy Noodles with Mixed Garlic Mushrooms; Red Chicken and Prawn Curry in a coconut cream sauce and Salmon Sarada, a cold noodle dish with smoked salmon and avo. And just in case these dishes weren’t enough to satisfy an adventurous eater, they also have an impressive list of craft beers and drinks such as pineapple ginger rooibos and hand rolled zamba pearls sure to compliment any meal and just as great on their own. Hello Joburg loves: That they serve Aero Martinis Anything else we should know? They are closed on Mondays and serve lunch only on Sundays. 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 447 3816 hi@thegoodluckclub.co.za www.thegoodluckclub.co.za THE GREAT EASTERN FOOD BAR Where: Melville Price: $$ Description: Self-taught chef Nick Scott has created a small and successful restaurant situated in the Bamboo Centre and lucky enough to have a view of the Melville Koppies. The Food Bar offers a modern mix of Asian and Eastern dishes that include: Dim Sum, Smoked Trout Steamed Buns, Ramen and Gyozas. Like an Asian version of tapas, these dishes have been designed to be shared amongst the table. Meals change on a daily basis so you are assured to never get bored if you go more than once.


Hello Joburg loves: That palm sugar is available to put in teas and coffees. Anything else we need to know: Make sure you make a booking especially in the evening as it gets very busy very quickly. Meals are either vegetarian or seafood based, no meat to be found here. Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville 011 482 2910 KOI Where: Sandton and Rosebank Price: $$$ Description: Either it’s their reputation, or their slogan “Come, love, fish” that continues to entice hundreds of people into visiting this great restaurant - we think it’s a bit of both. It can’t be denied that they are renowned for being quite pricey, however they are just as renowned for being well worth the cost. A combination of the quality of food coupled with a great ambience

and fantastic service keep people coming back for more. So what can we expect of the menu: delicious dim sum, such as Prawn Puffs and Spinach and Cream Cheese. Salads, stir fries and sushi galore. And even if you don’t feel like fish they even have meat-based dishes such as Lamb Shank and Peking Duck on the menu. Hello Joburg loves: Their flavoured White and Artistic Show Teas. Anything else we should know: If you are ever craving Koi in Cape Town, there is one in Bantry Bay. Rosebank The Firs, Shop 19, corner Cradock and Biermann Avenue, Rosebank 011 447 2440 rosebank@koirest.co.za Sandton Shop 3, 24 Central, Corner Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton 011 883 7247 sandton@koirest.co.za www.koirest.co.za THE ORIENT Where: Melrose Arch Price: $$$ Description: Known for their slick and sexy décor and menu that boasts a wide variety of dishes, The Orient restaurant has been going since Melrose Arch’s inception in 2000. Their reputation precedes them as would an establishment that has been open for as long as they have. Their offering includes an array of dim sum, such Hong Kong Pears (deep fried potato dumplings stuffed with duck, chicken and prawn), sushi and mains such as Bang Bang Duck

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and Ostrich curry done the Thai way of course. Hello Joburg loves: The ambience, perfect for a special date night Anything else we should know: The bar downstairs offers the perfect place to end the evening off with a glass of bubbly. 4 The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg +27116841616 orientmelrose@thai-africa.co.za YAMATO JAPANESE RESTAURANT Where: Illovo Price: $$ Description: Having been around for just under 20 years (gasp) and having won awards for most of these years, we have to say that Yamato has become a bit of an institution when it comes to Joburgers and sushi-lovers alike. As well as offering one of the widest varieties of fish in their sushi, they also have a range of traditional Japanese dishes like Ramen, DONBURI MONO (bowls of steaming rice topped with your choice of meat) and a choice of chicken, beef and seafood dishes. Although the atmosphere can be said to be quite stark, the food more than makes up for it. Hello Joburg Loves: That they offer a great wine list with South African offerings as well as a good variety of Japanese sake and shochu (Japanese liquor). Anything else we should know: Be sure to speak to the owner, as she has recommendations that aren’t on the menu. 198 Oxford Road
Illovo Muse,
 011 268 0511/2
• yamato@global.co.za www.yamato.co.za

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BUKHARA Step onto the deep green Udaipur marble floors of any Bukhara restaurant around South Africa and feel the opulence of a classical India far removed from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. Since its inception in 1995 Bukhara has set a new standard in Indian cuisine in South Africa, taking the eating culture from the corner curry house concept to an upmarket and modern interpretation. Bukhara specializes in various methods of Indian cooking, all with a slant to north Indian origins. Succulent meats cooked in the charcoal tandoor and aromatic curries continue to delight palates in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela Square corner West and Maude Street 011 883 5555 / sandton@bukhara.com www.bukhara.com


BANJAARA Banjaara was founded by Balbir (Bobby) Singh in 2003. He started out as a Chef at Sahib (in Hillbrow) in 1988 and opened his first restaurant in Fordsburg, he called it Shahmiyana. He went on to Shahmiyana branches in Birnam on Corlett Drive, Edenvale on Van Riebeeck Street and Melville. After selling these he started the ‘Sahib Indian Restaurants’ which he opened in Northcliff, Rivonia, Illovo, Sandton, Norwood and Bryanston. Once again after selling these he decided it was time for a new venture, a new look and new name but the same original and truly authentic North Indian cuisine which has become very popular in South Africa over the years. Bedford Centre, Mezzanine floor 011 615 1513 / www.banjaarajhb.co.za BOMBAY BLUES Indian cuisine reflects a 5000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavors and regional cuisines. Indian cuisine is so unique and particular about its ingredients that the flavor is always distinct and authentic. Bombay Blues Restaurant follows this taste adventure, as there is great importance as to every ingredient used and chosen for each dish. Some of the favorites are chili, turmeric, ginger, coriander and garlic. Shop no. 6, Standard Bank Building, corner Tyrwhitt and Cradock Avenue, Rosebank 011 447 3210 info@bombayblues.co.za

THE RAJ The Raj Indian Restaurants offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is undeniably the most authentic Indian cuisine available in the country. The food is spicy, delicious and traditional with the menu offering a large variety of authentic Indian culinary styles such as Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, Korma and Bhoona. Master chefs are all from India and bring with them at least seven proud generations of Indian culinary knowledge and traditions. Rivonia Junction, Corner Rivonia Road and Mutual Avenue, Sandton 011 807 0471 / info@theraj.co.za www.therajrestaurant.com MUMBAI MASALA Mumbai Masala brings the best of India’s street food to Killarney Mall. Tangy, crunchy Chaat - a combination of puffed rice, fritters, finely chopped fresh coriander, onions, spicedpotatoes, tomatoes drizzled with a variety of sauces ranging from piquant to sweet to chilli hot to suit one’s palate! Light savoury pancakes – Dosa, served plain or with an optional filling and Kati Rolls – a filling ( veg and non-veg) of your choice rolled into traditionally flaky Indian bread and served with a salad, available for those looking for a light quick meal.They also serve the all-day favourite Lassi (yoghurt based drink), milkshakes and the very special Falooda drinks to go. Killarney Mall, Lower Level 6a 011 486 1492

from Thursday to Saturday. 42B Greenhill Road, Emmarentia 011 486 7226 districtsixeatery@gmail.com

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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

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. www.lionpark.com

SWAD Swad as the name suggests, is an Indian restaurant offering a culinary voyage of India in an authentic Indian royal setting. At Swad you can savour a contemporary dining experience that’s fresh and rich with the traditional flavours of India. Our cuisine extends from the temperate flavours of Kashmir in the North to piquant offerings of Kerala in the South, the delicately spiced seafood from the East to the rich flavours of the Punjab. The friendly, hospitable service with style will leave you with ultimate satisfaction. Swad means taste in Sanskrit and the restaurant promises to always live up to its name serving you the best Indian food outside India. Melrose Arch Square 011 684 1007 admin@swad.co.za

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Cafes, Bistros and bakeries

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 pastries. Shop 16, Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam • 011 440 4474 www.bellspatisserie.co.za

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. Bedfordview Village View Shopping Centre 011 450 2569 Norwood Shop 1 The Factory, Corner of Grant and Nellie Street, Norwood 011 483 1398 www.vovotelo.co.za Milpark 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark 011 482 4139 HARPERS COFFEE SHOP AND BISTRO Inside Stuttafords, Eastgate 011 616 4511 JUNIPA’S 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 famous Junipa’s bakery produces a range of fresh ‘artisan’ breads, pastries and cakes that are made on the premises the old fashioned way. Corner Hobart and Grosvenor Road, Bryanston • 011 706 2387 www.junipas.co.za • info@junipas.co.za


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FOURNOS BAKERY DUNKELD For the most delicious bakery, deli, and confectionery in town, Fournos is the place to go, the baked goods are always fresh and delicious, and no matter which branch you visit, you’ll be treated to personalised service. Fournos serves a mean cup of coffee as well, and is a great spot for a brekkie on a Saturday morning. Whether you choose to sit down and eat, or shop for home, you wont be disappointed. Dunkeld West Shopping Centre corner Bompaas Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, Dunkeld West 011 325 2111 www.fournos.co.za HELEN’S CAKES Helen’s Cakes was established 12 years ago, with Helen working from home. Because of Helen’s belief in only using the finest ingredients in her sumptuous creations, her reputation grew to the extent that other coffee shops called for her to also supply them with their breads, biscuits and cakes. Because of the quality of her cakes, the business grew rapidly when premises became a necessity. Helen’s Cakes has become an institution for those travelling along Buckingham Road and Jan Smuts Avenue. 4 Willow Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park 011 501 2992 info@helenscakes.co.za www.helenscakes.co.za DEAR CHEF 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. Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview 011 450 0120

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wi-fi spots in Joburg


hile the sign on the door of the coffee shop might say “free wifi” I’ve often found myself scrounging in my bag for my dongle when I’m greeted with a nasty data cap 20 minutes in to checking my email. I’ve done some investigating (and lots of tea drinking) to find the 4 best free wi-fi spots in Jozi… and there are no data caps.


WOLVES This funky hipster haven at 4 Corlett Drive has an “any usage goes” wi-fi policy. Just don’t order water and download the whole of Suits Season 2 and you’re good to go.


MOTHERLAND You’ll get 2 hours of free wi-fi per purchase. The coffee company has stores in Braamfontein, Rosebank and Dunkeld.


ROSEBANK MALL The whole mall is a free wi-fi zone – you simply switch to Mweb when entering the mall, enter your cell number, redeem a voucher and voila free wi-fi.


HAPPYME For a dose of happiness, delicious bubble tea and free wi-fi with no time limit you may want to set your laptop down at HappyMe.


SKOOBS Monte Casino’s book shop offers 90 minutes free wi-fi if you make a book purchase, order from their coffee shop or purchase a glass (or bottle) from their champagne bar. Tech Girl Sam Wright spends her time scouring the interwebs for a host of different women – moms, fashionistas, foodies, hipsters and geared up geeks – to share their tech stories with you. Her site “techgirl.co.za” is filled with reviews, how to’s and general interest stories that simplify the specs and give you the information you want. Sam Wright • editor@techgirl.co.za T @TechGirlZA • www.techgirl.co.za

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Romantic Night Out PIGALLE Located in the Michelangelo Towers Sandton, Pigalle has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining. Specialising in international cuisine, the sensational menu includes impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. The elegantly decorated restaurant, with spacious smoking section, allows guests to dine indulgently while our balcony offers panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline. 011 884 8899 www.pigallerestaurants.co.za Shop UO9, 4th Floor, Michelangelo Towers Maude Street, Sandton THE LEOPARD The Leopard restaurant offers international food in a casual setting and is owned and run by Andrea Burgener and Nick Gordon. The menu changes frequently according availability of fresh ingredients and cook and author Andrea’s whim. Wine list is a concise mix of unusual discoveries and established quality. 63A, Fourth Avenue, Melville 011 482 9356 www.leopardfoodcompany.com

BISTRO VINE Bistro Vine is a friendly warm space where you will find all you’re favourite French Bistro classics like Moules Frites (fresh mussels and chips with mayo) Duck confit, bouillabaisse, hearty meals like roast pork, braised lamb shoulder and Provencal fish bake. With indoor and outdoor pavement seating available this little shop with its black and white photographic interior and terracotta floors offers cosy bistro dining indoors and plenty of seating on the pavement. 24, 4th Avenue, Parkhurst www.bistrovine.co.za • 011 327 4558 PICCOLO MONDO The Piccolo Mondo, at the Michelangelo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy the chef ’s renowned menu or sip on a cocktail in the Il Ritrovo Lounge while taking in the atmosphere. With dishes to please every pallet, the Piccolo Mondo becomes a favourite culinary destination for all that come into its company. The Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street,

MAXIMILLIEN 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 Italian dining and chic South African flair converge to revolutionise the art of dining. Maximillien dishes up an exquisite epicurean experience in the comfort of a stylish yet welcoming ambience. A convivial atmosphere warm lighting and contemporary meets classic aesthetic welcomes diners at the door it is beautifully compleimented by an ethic of providing a high-quality dining service to accompany fine quality food. Legacy Corner Mall, Retail Level 4,Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 292 7111 • www.maximillien.co.za Sandton • 011 282 7463 www.michelangelo.co.za PARC FERMÉ In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way of experiencing exquisite French cuisine any day of the week. With its contrasting grey, black and white décor and its mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, Parc Fermé won’t

disappoint. Guests can relax and take in the breathtaking furnishings and look onto the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests while delivering fresh, sophisticated and indulgent meals, in conjunction with quality service. 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4846 www.parcferme.co.za

RABBIT IN THE MOON A romantic and whimsical bistro style restaurant situated in the heart of Illovo, serving delicious Italian-inspired dishes in a magical atmosphere

011 447 6720 • Shop No 5 Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo


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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 PAREA GREEK TAVERNA Parea Greek Taverna, prides itself with 21 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palate, with mouth-watering 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! 3 Corlette Drive, Illovo 011 788 8777 www.parea.co.za THE GREEK SIZZLER 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. Banbury Cross Village, Northriding 011 795 1336 www.thegreeksizzler.com PRONTO You can always rely on Pronto for superior pastas and speciality dishes. Pronto has recently expanded, making more use of the outside area. The interior décor has also been updated to look slick, yet homely. It’s popular with families and locals, but so too with the slick executives and wellheeled professionals from the Sandton CBD hub and surrounding office parks. 345 The Colony Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall 011 447 4346 PLAKA 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 Plaka Cresta Centre, Northcliff. CRESTA: Shop U224, Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff 011 478 0392 EASTGATE: Shop R15, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedfordview 011 615 5751 www.plaka.co.za

Newly revamped in BEDFORD SQUARE!

Bedford Square: First Floor, Bedford Centre, corner Smith and Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview Opening hours: 7:30am - 10pm daily 011 615 0963

Whether it’s a quick cup of coffee and slice of cake, a hearty breakfast, a healthy salad, or a delicious pizza, the newly renovated Europa in Bedford Square takes pride in serving their guests quality meals in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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Italian and Mediterranean

IL GIARDINO @ 44 STANLEY When you take a seat at Il Giardino in the lively 44 Stanley complex you could just as well be anywhere in Italy, relaxing in an olive grove next to a soothing dam with braziers to warm you when the weather turns chilly. Set in one of Jozi’s trendiest spots, this family run restaurant has been named one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by Radio Today and has been featured on Kyknet and SABC 2. Il Giardino offers patrons delectable food and friendly staff. They have homemade pastas; seasonal vegetables, gourmet pizzas and delicious meat, chicken and fish dishes. 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark 011 482 4978 info@ilgiardino.co.za www.ilgiardino.co.za TORTELLINO D’ORO Tortellini d’Oro is one of Joburg’s most authentic and traditional Italian restaurants. It is run by the Bollini family from Bologna. The specials are always a winner, whether it’s a starter or main. A complimentary glass of prosecco is served on arrival, as well as a plate of canapés. The atmosphere is elegant, with crisp white table cloths, yet relaxed – perfect for a date or a family celebration. All ice-creams and sorbets are made at the restaurant. Shop 9, Oaklands Shopping Centre, Corner Pretoria and Victoria Streets, Oaklands 011 483 1249 dante@tortello.co.za www.tortellino.co.za

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Seafood Restaurants a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. Shop BC21, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 8529 www.ctfm.co.za

ADEGA 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. www.adegas.co.za CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET Cape Town Fish Market, with chic yet informal surroundings, brings

TSUNAMI SEAFOOD EMPORIUM 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. You can also create your own seafood platter from our fresh fish and seafood counter. Shop U51, Morningside Shopping Centre, corner Rivonia Road and Outspan Road 087 940 3870

Upmarket seafood, sushi and oyster bar 011 706 8757 1st floor Weleda Health Centre Corner Main and Culross Road Bryanston

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OCEAN BASKET Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite chain of seafood restaurants. 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. Food Court, Level 4, Sandton City, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 023 9228 www.oceanbasket.co.za LOBSTER TRAP First Floor, Weleda Health Centre, corner Main and Culross Road,Bryanston 011 706 8757 FISH & WINE 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. Design Quarter, corner Willam Nicol Drive and Leslie Road East, Fourways 011 465 6266 www.fishandwine.co BELUGA Although Beluga began as a ‘fine dining’ restaurant, the menu has evolved to include full sushi, dim sum, wine, cocktail and a la carte menus. The main menu is now so varied that they find it hard to highlight certain items. They take pride in ensuring they work the ingredients to their greatest advantage as only the best are used: vegetables straight from the market, fresh fish and seafood, and the best game, beef and lamb available. Shop 5, Waterfall Corner, corner Maxwell and Woodmead Drives, Waterfall 010 596 8970 waterfall@beluga.co.za www.beluga.co.za

COLONY ARMS Ideally located in the Colony Arms shopping Centre, just off Jan Smuts Avenue, one finds the popular and rather unique establishment - The Colony Arms. If you are looking to enjoy a delicious, Meal and some drinks with friends at unbelievable value for money, or a night of karaoke and laughter in a friendly and welcoming environment, pay The Colony Arms a visit - you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you may just become one of their many regulars. 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre, Craighall Park 011 447 6646 www.colonyarms.co.za GILES Giles is one of the northern suburbs’ most popular after work meeting places and has become renowned for its bustling ambience and superb deck overlooking the Craighall Park Valley which has a magnificent sunset view. Giles generally attracts an upmarket crowd and has become very popular amongst young professionals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday evening. Saturdays too can be very busy depending on which sport is being broadcast on the eight large plasma TV screens. The menu is tasty and fresh and the specials are always delicious. 9 Grafton Avenue Craighall Park 011 442 4056 THE GRIFFIN The Griffin Craft Beer Gastropub is Martin Jakoby and Thomas Hughes’ latest venture. The first of its kind in Johannesburg, The Griffin pays homage to the best beer and wine from home and abroad, while offering beautiful, fresh, seasonal food in the coolest surroundings. Martin, a qualified veterinary surgeon-turned

entrepreneur and Thom, a chef with 16 years of local and international experience, arrived home from London in 2005 with the simple dream of creating the kind of place people fall in love with. And now, having fallen in love with all things craft and thinking that it’s high time that South Africa enjoyed the gastropub trend, they’ve created The Griffin – the ultimate place for friends to meet, eat, drink and be merry. Illovo Junction, corner of Corlett Drive and Oxford Road 011 447 9842 www.thegriffin.co.za FOUNDRY When you drive through Parktown, there is this restaurant and bar on the corner, that literally has people hanging over the balcony. This restaurant/bar is the one and only, Foundry. Serving nine craft beers on bottle and tap, an extensive local wine list and very good food to accompany the awesome drinks menu, this restaurant is the perfect spot to meet your friends for drinks. Or an awesome place to have dinner. Shop 7, Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North 011 447 5828 HOOTERS @ EMPORERS PALACE Hooters South Africa is an internationally acclaimed restaurant chain that prides itself on providing its patrons with great-tasting food, fantastic waitresses, a fun atmosphere, super service – and all at a reasonable price. With speciality dishes like Hooters’ moreish curly fries and their famous buffalo wings, it is no surprise that Hooters’ loyal customers keep coming back to enjoy their favourite dishes time and time again. And of course, to catch up with the lovely and friendly Hooters girls they all come to know and love. 011 928 1230 www.hooterssouthafrica.com

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BLUBIRD WHOLEFOOD MARKET A destination food market in Jozi! Come and get to know your chef and your baker at the longest running food market in Joburg. We try to keep as close to nature as we can - no colourants, no preservatives or additives. Locavore, carnivore and vegetarian-conscious. Organic vegetables always seasonal. Free range eggs, raw honey and grassfed beef available. Come and wind your way through our delicious food market stalls. Every Sunday 9.00-2.00 blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands Road, off Corlett Drive, Birnam Enquiries: 083 3114768 wholefoodmarket@gmail.com

Earth Outdoor Living Nursery C/O William Nicol Drive And Monte Casino Boulevard, Fourways www.ffmarket.co.za BRYANSTON ORGANIC MARKET

Culross Road, Off Main Rd, Bryanston http://www.bryanstonorganicmarket. co.za/index.htm THE DEPOT - ARTISANAL DEPARTMENT STORE We are the first artisanal department store in Gauteng. Gourmet Food Stalls such as Italian, Israeli, Surinamese and Africa. Deli selection includes raw honey, olives, pesto, olive oils and berries among others. Crafts include bunting, leather shoes, wire worx, succulents and more. We are dog-friendly and we have a children’s play area. 255 Rivonia Road, The Wedge, Morningside info@thedepot47.co.za


20 Gleneagles Road, Greenside www.facebook.com/greensider 1 FOX THE SHEDS

1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown www.1fox.co.za NEIGHBOURGOODS

73 Juta Street Braamfontein www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za


264 Fox Street, Newtown http://marketonmain.co.za/


No 30, Melrose Boulevard Melrose Arch www.melrosearch.co.za


THE LITTLE FIELD MOUSE MARKET Sunday, 29 March. Offering a 100 gorgeous craft market stalls offering a selection of arts and crafts and delicious foods. Something for the whole family! Don’t forget the Kids Easter Egg Hunt! Free entrance. 10am - 4pm 255 Rivonia Road, The Wedge, Morningside

Brightwater Commons, Republic Road, Ferndale, Randburg www.randburgfleamarket.co.za/ ROSEBANK FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET

Upper Level, The Mall of Rosebank, Rosebank www.finderskeepersmarket.co.za JOZI REAL FOOD MARKET

Pirates Sports Club, 4th Avenue Extension, Parkhurst https://www.facebook.com/ JoziRealFoodMarket BAMBOO FARMER’S MARKET

Bamboo Farmers’ Market, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville www.bamboo-online.co.za PANORAMA FLEA MARKET

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don’t think there is anyone in the whole of South Africa who isn’t familiar with the stunning Sorbet brand. Welcome to your happy place. Sorbet has become world-renowned and this is simply because the family-run business is synonymous with success and service. Sorbet delivers constant innovation and dedication to its customers - “if you are not totally satisfied with your treatment you don’t have to pay”. The Sorbet fans are so loyal they have been named: Sorbies. With over 100 stores countrywide, spreading their love since 2004, we are sure Sorbet will keep its fans interested and engaged. Some of the new products and services to be noted: The New Sorbet facial: which I experienced at Sandton City. Starting off with a facial cleanse and a heavenly massage, the therapist uses a variety of products from the new skin care range. The products help


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release tension, soothing those tight spots and hydrating the skin and very importantly, they are gentle on the skin as well. With the therapists being so professional and polite I highly recommend it! The new skincare range: the best news is that you can take a piece of Sorbet home with you. The new range consists of a variety of pampering products, from the Salon Skin 3-in-1 Cleansing Oil to the Rescue Masque to the Hydro Skin Lip Therapy; there is even an Age Affect Décolletage & Neck Cream, there is something for everyone. Inexpensive and nourishing, the three different ranges are created specifically for you and suited to your skin type. Sorbet Man launched last year because let’s be honest: real men groom. Men can

now indulge in hot towel shaves, waxing, massages, mani’s and pedi’s and even facials. And they can do all this in a bromance bubble in Sandton City. Sorbet Man Sandton City: 011 784 8650 Twitter: @sorbet_man Sorbet Sandton City: 011 784 0188 Twitter: @sorbetgroup


From Tanaz

Spa and Wellness Centres FLORENCESSENCE Located in the heart of Sandton, every aspect of Florencessence has been carefully considered to create a transforamtional spa experience. Florencessence offers a dynamic range of the latest health and wellness treatments such as body shaping, fat burning, buttock lifting, skin tightening and weight management. 134 Grayston Mews, Grayston Drive, Sandton 011 784 5146 • 0814282753 info@florencessence.co.za EMERALD AFRICAN SPA Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd Vanderbijlpark • 016 982 8132

CROWING GLORY We sat down with Shelene Shaer - owner of Tanaz Salon and Justine Taitz senior hairstylist at Tanaz who share their knowledge and expertise with us. What is your number one rule of self expression? JUSTINE Authenticity - what I am, how I am is who I am. Although creative inspiration comes from many a source, it is vital to interpret it to suit ones own expression, personality and style. SHELENE I believe first and foremost that you need to understand your hair, and then wear it in a manner that you can manage to feel beautiful. I believe that when you have found what works for you, then why change? Another belief that I have, is that less is more. How do you stay fashionable with this outlook? Add a fringe, grow out a fringe, go a shade lighter or darker. Add a few lowlights and highlights. These are changes within a framework or structure that works. Summer is in full force.What can’t our hair do without this season? JUSTINE Brighten your attitude and your summer look with vibrant flashes of copper, caramel and gold. SHELENE Oil, Loreal Mythic or Kerastase Elixer. These are Argan oil based which penetrates into the hair. A must for every handbag. You wake up with a frizzy mane.What to do? JUSTINE A slick and easy quick fix is to pour a few drops of Morrocan Oil onto your palms, work through your midlengths and ends. Instant shine, instant smooth and good to go. SHELENE Frizzy hair needs a water spray, nourishing cream and oil again. If you have big frizzy hair you have to find time for that in the morning. If you wear your hair straight, you could put on a heat protectant such as the Loreal Nutri Thermique and then Reiron Hair. If you wear your hair curly, the water will tame it and then I would advise you drive the curl by twisting it in place. What can’t you leave the house without? JUSTINE I don’t feel fully dressed and ready to leave the house without wearing a smile. SHELENE THE FRONT OF YOUR Hair done - that is why we love a fringe. It hides wrinkles, and your fringe can be washed and dried and you can leave the rest of your hair and look like you have fabulous hair.

ENMASSE MASSAGE CONCEPT 1 Corlett Drive, Illovo Illovo@enmasse.co.za 011 880 3020 www.enmasse.co.za HAIR ON 52 Ground Floor, Kingfisher Office Park 39 Kingfisher Drive, Fourways Cell: 082 494 6886 Salon: 011 465 5990 SPA IN THE COUNTRY MISTY HILLS 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. Country Hotel, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.spainthecountry.co.za FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the main ranges being Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot, as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils. Alma Road, (Off Bowling Avenue) Morningside Manor, Ext. 6, Sandton 011 804 2540 /1/2/3 www.fairlawns.co.za BIJAN SALON Shop 24B, Banking Mall, Sandton City 011 783 9811/2 www.bijan.co.za

MASSAGE AFRICA Massage Africa is a massage therapy service provider specialising in personalising your therapy to accelerate your recovery from injury, as well as prevent, manage and eliminate stress, restriction and pain. They treat: Frozen Shoulder, Stiff Neck, Sciatica, Sports Injuries, Stress and Lower Back Pain. They also travel to homes, hotels, offices and events within two hours. 011 024 8929 or 083 340 9495 relievetension@gmail.com www.massageafrica.co.za

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TANAZ Indulge in world-class treatments and services in a spacious, relaxed environment.The Tanaz ethos is all about great hair, a great team and a fantastic service. We pride ourselves on offering fashion forward styling where the treatment and condition of your hair is as important as your experience. 51 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 786 2976/9 www.tanaz.net BONTLE BUHLE HAIR SALON Shop 105, Randridge Mall Randpark Ridge 011 792 9861 • www.bontlebuhle.co.za TURKISH MENS GROOMING Morningside shopping Centre Outspan Road, Sandton 011 883 8184 / www.tmgl.co.za EDGE UNISEX HAIR SALON Edge Unisex Hair Salon first opened in October 2007, offering professional hair styling and expert hair colouring, giving genuinely personal service. Edge has since partnered with Cheveux Stylists to bring you a touch of classic French flair to hairdressing in Bryanston. 125 2nd Street, Linden, Randburg 011 782 6718 www.edgehair.co.za

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FLORENCESSENCE Lipo/Laser/Living Holiday weight gain still getting you down Joburgers? Aren’t you tired of swollen ankles? Aren’t you sick of retaining water? Exhausted from working out and fighting the bulge? Cellulite making you miserable? Well we have just the solution! It is about time we fight the fat with one easy answer - Florencessence.


n acknowledged establishment, Florencessence is a luxury salon, which is located in the heart of Sandton. With packages and treatments tailored to your individual needs, the best in health and wellness products at your disposal, and the latest in laser technology just an appointment away, Florencessence is more than a luxury spa – it’s a health and wellness partner committed to helping you look and feel your best. Plus the best news is they offer a free trial for your first session. Futhi Mosiako, owner of Florencessence is bold, beautiful and vivacious and she is committed to helping women all over the city, no matter their shape or size: “We steer away from a one size fits all approach to treatment by ensuring that we treat each of our clients as the individuals that they are.” You may ask yourself: how can I ensure this

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actually works? The simple answer is this: the salon uses the InBody Analysis which is ‘the world’s most accurate and non-invasive body composition analyzer, InBody is internationally recognized for its outstanding precision and accuracy in measuring fat, muscle and water percentages throughout the body.’ Because of the InBody Analysis the salon is able to target fatty areas and answer all your weighty issues immediately. Now don’t panic ladies, there wont be any 10km runs or heavy weightlifting involved, there wont be any two hour intense sessions in the gym but rather you will leave with a stronger sense of self and you will manage your battle with the bulge with these three easy treatments: The LipoSlim Laser, Fir Sauna Body Shaping System and the 16-pad Farradic Machine. All treatments are non-surgical, using cutting-edge technology, which shrink

and collapse fat cells. Clients can burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes! Our bodies are a topic worth talking about. All you need to do is to start the process by visiting the salon and having a consultation it’s free. There is even a dietary plan, which is modified especially for you and your weight goals. Focus on yourself and you’re already on the way to a better you. Book in for your body overhaul today! Opening Hours Monday to Friday – 08h30 to 18h00 Saturday & Public Holidays – 08h30 – 14h00 Sundays – CLOSED 134 Grayston Mews, Grayston Drive, Sandton 011 784 5146 info@florencessence.co.za T @Florencessence

AWARD WINNING ECOFRIENDLY GROOMING AND BEAUTY SALON www.midorisalon.co.za MIDORI - the industry pioneers in premium eco-friendly styling, grooming and pampering Our tranquil setting allows patrons the full enjoyment of our services which include: nails; make-up; hair (we also cater for ethnic hair); laser; massage and much more

We cater to all ethnicities 011 784 3488 • info@midorisalon.co.za • Shop No8, First Floor, Greenpark, Hello Joburg • March 2015 • www.gohello.co.za Corner West Road South & Lower Street, Sandton


arts&culture Artist of the Month STEVE KWENA MOKWENA

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ur artist of the month, Steve Kwena Mokwena is a talented, spiritual and passionate man who won’t let anything stand in his way of creating: “I create what I can with what I have. I rarely work with conventional materials and I pick up my stuff to make art with everywhere I go. I have transformed enough disused doors, cabinets and all sorts of broken pieces of wood into artworks that I have sold, to know that my task is to create.” Mokwena’s spirituality is the foundation for all his art and his work is strongly influenced by Jazz and historical images of black life. “I used to be pulled by pictures of anguish and oppression but as I grow older, I am trying to find power in the soft side of being a person

in this world. Yes we suffer still, but we also play, sing, dance and make love. I look there for traces of what our ancestors were about and how they saw themselves. I try and take the feelings of what I see and give them some form of representation.” Mokwena uses his art to tap into his subconsious and the feeling side of his being: “Drawing and painting, allows me to suspend my intellectual side and follow what feels right and what reveals itself through the process of making marks. It is an immersion into the murky waters of ones subconscious mind – in the pit of ones spirit so to say. That is my playground.” Steve’s greatest wish is to create good work, connect with people and to make a living doing what gives him the most meaning. Catch his work at the Afrikan Freedom Station, on Thornton Road, Westdene or buy online at www.mzansi.gallery. H

Memoirs in Blue light: Jazz

, Jozi & Love

Art Galleries GOODMAN GALLERY JOHANNESBURG 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 011 788 1113 jhb@goodman-gallery.com www.goodman-gallery.com

MZANSI GALLERY We are a fresh new gallery with mostly new artists, still making their names – all, on a journey through life – a conscious journey to create and manifest beauty – through their work and how they live. OUR LATEST EXHIBITIONS: • BROKEBACKJOZI Miss Propa 12 February until 7 March 2015 •W  ETIN DEY HAPPEN JOZI LAGOS? Thokozani Mthiyane 19 March until 10 April 2015 12a 7th Street, Melville • 011 482 8292 info@mzansi.gallery • www.mzansi.gallery T @mzansigallery f https://www.facebook.com/mzansigallery


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EVERARD READ CIRCA GALLERY 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank 011 788 4805 gallery@everard.co.za www.circagallery.co.za ARTS ON MAIN 264 Fox Street, Johannesburg info@artsonmain.info http://artsonmain.info JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044 011 725 3130 STANDARD BANK GALLERY Corner Simmonds and Frederick Street, Johannesburg 011 631 4467 www.standardbankarts.co.za/ gallery.aspx

arts & culture

A Constellation of Talent

AT THE ORBIT WHAT IS THE ORBIT? he Orbit finds its roots in Troyeville, where in the early 2000s Aymeric Péguillan and three other partners established a small Jazz Social Club. 14 years later and the venue has changed but the essence remains the same. Péguillan and his two partners Dan Sermand and Kevin Naidoo use The Orbit as a platform for the creative expression of jazz musicians, both local and international. The club is first and foremost a place where people come to listen to the glorious sounds of jazz. Situated in the heart of Braamfontein, its central location ensures a steady flow of patrons from all around Jozi. This is a place where people across cultures, social platforms and other divides come together. Here is where you will find a business man, a non-profit worker, an international traveller and a third year university student in the same space savouring their common interest in good music. Clearly, the atmosphere is what brings people here, but what’s good to know is that they also have a great selection of wines and quality bistro food which is served in their downstairs bistro area. There is also the opportunity to enjoy your food while listening to the jazz in the upstairs area as long as table talk is kept to a minimum – we are dealing with serious jazz lovers here after all! H 81 De Korte street, Braamfontein info@theorbit.co.za • 011 339 66 45 www.theorbit.co.za

Photos: Aymeric Péguillan, Leeroy Jason and Yiannis Hadjiaalanis


This year marks the first anniversary of the vibey Jazz Club, The Orbit and they are set to celebrate in style.

SO WHAT’S THE LATEST NEWS? This year The Orbit celebrates its one year anniversary and to do this, they are hosting a festival packed with an exciting line up of jazz talent. The festival runs from Tuesday, 10 March 2015 to Sunday, 15 March 2015 and promises to deliver quality entertainment for all. ARTISTS INVOLVED: THE ORBIT BIG BAND 10 MARCH 8:30PM The Orbit Big Band boasts some of the country’s top session and jazz musicians and is the pinnacle of what Joburg has to offer with regards to big band performance and music. THE MTHUNZI MVUBU QUINTET 11 MARCH 8:30PM While in the Music Academy of Gauteng Jazz Orchestra Mthunzi had the privilege to share his musical experiences with international counterparts. With his passion for music he is working on his debut album. MELANIE SCHOLTZ AND FRIENDS 12 MARCH 8:30PM Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, award winning jazz singer and composer. Melanie has released five albums and has collaborated with many South African and international jazz artists. NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI 13 MARCH 6PM Originally from KZN, this talented pianist is now based in East London. He is a trendsetter and musical influencer of Jazz and soul music genres in South Africa as well as a recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2015. MARCUS WYATT 13 MARCH 9:30PM Marcus WYATT hails from Port Elizabeth and has been playing the horn since 1983. He is part of a new generation of South African musicians. He has performed around the globe, and worked with an impressive array of musicians. H3 & LUYANDA MADOPE 14 MARCH 6PM H3: H3 is a combination of three young horn players from Durban. In 2013 they decided to move to Johannesburg and formed H3 with the help of Nduduzo Makhathini. They’ve played with the likes of Herbie Tsoaeli, McCoy Mrubata, Hugh Masekela and many more. Luyanda Madope: Pianist, producer and session musician, Madope brings with him a treasure trove of accolades. A

graduate of FUBA, Madope’s resume includes working with international artists such as Gerald Albright, Billy Ocean, Ken Philmore and Soweto Kinch. FEYA FAKU QUINTET 14 MARCH 9:30PM Feya has performed with a Great number of South African musician legends - from Barney Rachabane, Thandie Classen, Duke Makasi, Pat Matshikiza to Abdullah Ibrahim. THE PAUL HANMER & MC COY MRUBATA QUARTET 15 MARCH 5PM Paul Hanmer: In 1987 Hanmer moved to Johannesburg where he was influenced by bands such as Sakhile and Bayete. Later Hanmer formed Unofficial Language with Ian Herman and Peter Sklair. Hanmer’s first album as a bandleader, was released in 1997 to critical acclaim. Since then he has recorded five more albums. Mc Coy Mrubata: “Everything I do is about linking the now to the community I came from all those years back in Langa, and sharing my South African experiences through music with the rest of the continent and the world.” HERBIE TSOAELI AFRICAN TIME QUINTET 15 MARCH 9PM Bassist, Composer and Arranger, Herbie Tsoaeli is the 2013 Best Jazz Album South African Music Award winner, for his debut album African Time. Better known as “uMalume” by most of his fans in the South African jazz scene, Herbie’s music is a combination of different elements of South African music, and jazz.

FESTIVAL DETAILS Shows are R120 per person and R200 for the weekend shows (including 2 shows). Friday to Saturday first show is at 6pm and the second at 9.30pm. On Sunday, first show is at 5 pm and the second one at 9pm.

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entertainment  THEATRES

011 511 1988 www.montecasinotheatre.co.za PIETER TOERIEN THEATRE Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways 011 511 1988 www.montecasino.co.za

THE MARKET THEATRE Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Johannesburg 011 832 1641/2/3 http://markettheatre.co.za JOBURG THEATRE 158 Civic Blvd St, Johannesburg 011 877 6800 www.joburgtheatre.com


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PEOPLE’S THEATRE Loveday Street, Johannesburg www.peoplestheatre.co.za LYRIC THEATRE Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde 011 248 5168 www.goldreefcity.co.za

JOHANNESBURG YOUTH THEATRE 3 Junction Avenue, Johannesburg 011 484 1584 www.jyt.co.za MONTECASINO THEATRE Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways

SOWETO THEATRE 011 930 7460 Cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto www.sowetotheatre.com ROODEPOORT THEATRE 011 674 1356/7/8/9 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park www.roodepoorttheatre.com


activities LORY PARK ZOO 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. 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand 011 315 7307 www.lorypark.co.za

AMUSEMENT PARKS & ZOOS GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5000 www.goldreefcity.co.za MONTECASINO BIRD GARDEN For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo’burg’s best kept secret. Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. In our walk-through Aviary, you’ll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, Royal Starlings and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth. Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 1864 www.montecasino.co.za SANTARAMA MINILAND 183 Rosettenville Rd, Pioneer Park, Rosettenville • 011 435 0543

TOYOTA MTN CYCLE PARK The First Mountain Bike Park Designers, Builders and Operators in South Africa. Established in 2000, the team has been imagineering little pieces of riding heaven internationally ever since. Main Road, Bryanston 083 725 BIKE (2453) www.cultcycling.co.za ADVENTURE GOLF Adventure Golf at the Fourways Mall Shopping Centre in Sandton, Gauteng, has been there for 14 years and has been enjoyed by thousands of people. It has 3 courses, consisting of 9 holes each. Fourways Mall Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 788 3282 www.adventuregolf.co.za JOZI X Being powered by Pure Rush Industries, Jozi X is following the tradition of offering exclusive activities to South Africans, looking for adventure. The park has been specifically designed to cater for 5 to 75 year olds, so you have no excuse! Corner Main Road & Slone Street, Bryanston 082 456 2358 www.jozix.co.za

DIRT RYDERS “Take off your shoes, relax, enjoy, have a braai and rewind mind and soul. Just arrive or book for your next party, teambuilding or outing! Come join the Dirty Ryders Team for a day, entertainment beginning with kids and adults go-karts, maybe you decide paintball or volleyball is more your challenge. No need to worry about the little ones,theirr playcentre ensures amusement for all those growing minds. Pony rides for the more adventurous kids and a swimming pool for the sizzling and exhausted folks.” Farm ME 12B Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria 071 677 8673 • www.dirtdyders.co.za

CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES GOLD REEF CITY CASINO Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more! Visitors return time and time again to experience its world class facilities, from indulging in one of the many restaurants, taking in a show at the Theatre, the excitement of gaming, experiencing a 4D movie to the thrill of the rides. Ideally situated with Johannesburg’s business district just 10 minutes away, Sandton City a comfortable 20 minutes drive, OR Tambo International Airport 20 minutes away and easy access onto the national highways’ network, this truly is the heart of Jozi. Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde • 011 248 5000 www.goldreefcity.co.za EMPERORS PALACE 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. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams! 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg 011 928 1000 www.emperorspalace.co.za SILVERSTAR CASINO R28 Krugersdorp /Pretoria highway, Muldersdrift 011 662 7300 www.silverstarcasino.co.za MONTECASINO 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’. Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 7995 www.montecasino.co.za CARNIVAL CITY 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. Corner Century and Elsburg Road , Brakpan 011 898 7000 www.carnivalcity.co.za

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After-work DRINK SPOTS

Remember that time we came to work on a Monday morning and we were excited? Me neither. Remember that time we left work on a Friday and we were excited? Absolutely! Here are five more reasons to be excited...


RANDLORDS Address: 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein Top Tip: Seeing as Randlords is the most exclusive venue in Johannesburg and has a 360-degree view, why not grab a cocktail and a tapas platter and indulge in the majestic scenery? Alcohol of choice: Sommelierchosen wine lists so you can’t go wrong. www.randlords.co.za T @randlords


HOGSHEAD ILLOVO Address: 198 Oxford Road, Illovo Top Tip: because it’s a craft beer, grill and smokehouse, try the crispy pork belly and wash it down with refreshing Hogshead Ale. Mmmmmm…

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THE FOUNDRY Address: Parktown Quarter, 3rd Ave, Parktown North Top Tip: Make a reservation, as they get extremely full, extremely quickly. 011 447 5828. Also make sure to grab a seat with a view of the kitchen! Alcohol of choice: Jack Black Premium Beer www.foundrycafe.co.za T @FoundryCafe


 Address: 1st Road, Hyde Park Top Tip: Once inside you must visit the Whisky and Cigar Bar,

Don’t Miss...

ALT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER ALT productions have been producing events centered around pioneers of the music scene amongst all genres of music, and bringing it to the forefront of ALTernative Culture. This March they bring you: Event: Warehouse Festival Date: 7 March 2015 Venue: Kramerville Ticket Prices (Online): Early Bird R180 // Normal Bird R200 // Late Bird R250 Artists: Ace Ventura (Israel), Niskerone (Cape Town), Kyle Watson (Johannesburg), Mr Mon, Vimo, Hippie Mafia, JustSmart The event is limited to 2 000 people and tickets will sell out so book today. www.webtickets.co.za


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it’s a real treat. Order some of the best sushi from the Daruma Sushi and tantalising Tempura from the Tempura Bar. If you’re feeling brave, bring your costume along because there is a stunning pool terrace. Alcohol of choice: Italian or French wines, you’re welcome! www.tsogosunhotels.com T @tsogosun #SSHydePark


THE BARON FREDMAN Address: Shop 11, 24 Central, Gwen Lane, Sandown Top Tip: This is the perfect place for people-watching. Groomed, good-looking businessmen and lovely ladies. Don’t forget to try their new Wild Mushroom Pasta - it’s delicious! Alcohol of choice: Elegant and stylish bubbles - Pongracz of course. www.thebaron.co.za T @TheBaronFredman

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THE ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL On Saturday 14 February Ultra Fest hit Jozi with a bang at the Nasrec Expo Centre. The line up included performances by: Armin van Buuren, Axwell Ingrosso, Hardwell, Goldfish, Fresh & Euphonik, Black Coffee, Kid Fonque and Roger Goode among others. With doors opening at 12pm and closing at 2am the following morning, people partied for over 12 hours without complaint and who could blame them with an epic vibe and incredible music. We cant’t wait for next year’s event! www.ultrasouthafrica.com


PARTY AFTER DARK WINNIE’S SOUL & JAZZ RESTAURANT Inspired by the velvet voices and soulful sounds that grace this premiere venue’s stage, every aspect of the Winnie’s Soul & Jazz Restaurant is underpinned by attention to detail and a commitment to authenticity. Their stage is designed for exceptional acoustics and easy listening. The space is intimate, the décor sumptuous and the menu accomplished. They’ve captured the ambience of the world’s most renowned jazz venues to bring you an experience that is music to your ears. 1 Daphny Street, corner Wendy Street, Wendywood Shopping centre, Wendywood / 011 656 3059 bookings@winnies.co.za www.winnies.co.za MOVIDA 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. Rivonia Crossing, Corner Rivonia & Witkoppen Roads, Rivonia www.movida.co.za 011 234 8000 THE VIP ROOM 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. Michelangelo Towers Mall, 8 Maude Street, Sandton / www.thevip.co.za 011 784 6384


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. 12 Main Road, Melville Johannesburg 011 726 8596 www.catzpyjamas.co.za ANDICCIO 24 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 Häagen- Dazs ice cream and the aroma filled Illy coffee are our two brands of choice. 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. Corner Barry Hertzog and Gleneagles Road, Greenside 011 646 5359 www.andiccio24.co.za

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Adult Entertainment TEAZERS 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 area 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! 344 Rivonia Blvd, Rivonia 011 807 8722 www.teazers.co.za THE GRAND Corner Rivonia Road and 11th Avenue, Rivonia 011 234 9593 www.thegrandrivonia.co.za LUV LAND Tokai Shopping Center, Malibongwe Drive, Ferndale 011 791 0108 Adult sex toy store


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ESCORTS SOUTH AFRICA 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 subscribers can obtain all the necessary information of the companion they are considering. www.esa.co.za TEAZE HERS Welcome to the ultimate in fantasy and male entertainment. Teaze Hers is a club strictly for the ladies. Tit for tat. If your male companions can, so can you. 344 Rivonia, Boulevard Rivonia 011 807 8722 www.teazehers.teazers.co.za

GiGi, Celebrity Survivor winner and owner of The Lollipop Lounge LOLLIPOP LOUNGE The sexiest strip club in the heart of Randburg! A warm friendly atmosphere with beautiful South African women to tease and titillate you. Hence our 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! Non-stop entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Festival Special: Day entrance R150 per person, includes light pub lunch.

Door entrance fees: Day: R150/person, includes light pub lunch Evening: R150/person Club Hours: Mon and Sat: Evening only: 6pm – 2am Tue – Fri: Day: 1pm – 7pm. Evening: 7pm – 2am Corner Bond and Burke Streets, Randburg 011 781 8779/80 www.thelollipoplounge.co.za

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Volvo S60 T5


urn on your TV, find your favourite show and no doubt you’ll see one of the characters in the show driving a Volvo. Perhaps it is because Volvos represent something unintimidating and wholesome, whose knows? But the Volvo brand carries a paradoxical image - generally it’s perceived as the global leader in safety, it’s the car chosen by the chino-wearing intellectual. Yet in reality, Volvos are dynamic, fast and sexy. Though these descriptions have only recently held true for the last ten years or so, they have and probably will always appeal to the thinking man and woman. They are brilliant cars, made by people for people. When creating a Volvo, egos have been put aside and brain matter electrified for their creation. The S60 T5 in R-Design garb is a thing of beauty. With a midlife facelift carried out not too long ago, the S60 now has a low slung look that’s undoubtedly purposeful. A sloping roofline and tightly cropped rear with boomerang shaped rear lenses gives the S60 athleticism fused with an executive nuance. The T5 is one of six turbo petrol engines and three diesel engines badged with D as

opposed to a T. All varieties are mated to either a slick shifting six speed automatic gearbox, or on higher end models like the T5, fitted with the sublime eight speed gearbox, which is also automatic. The T5 demarks a 2.0 engine, which with the help of a turbo pushes out a very energetic 180kW of power. This swerve Swede is able to hit the 100km/h mark in a dashing 6.3 seconds. If you have an urban driving style mixed with on-off highway trips, the T5 will sip about 9l/100km. On the road, the S60 is light, quick, firm and accurate. It’s skewed toward the sportier side of life and has a connection with the road that is tangible. The steering is weighted to feel nimble with just the right amount of tension to remain a driver’s car. Driven moderately and within the legal speed limits, the S60 can come across noisier than you would expect of a car of this calibre. The sounds are made up of road and engine

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feedback. The road noise is due to the sexy low profile tyres fitting to gorgeous R-Design gunmetal colour rims. Their visual appeal and tenacious grip are positives for the trade-off. Overall it’s a comfortable place for five and their carry-on accessories. It’s a compelling alternative to the conventional German trio, especially at prices beginning at R360 000 for the T3 and up to R580 000 for the range topping T6 all-wheel drive R-Design.



It’s considered in vogue by some to twerk. Wearing florescent coloured runners with jeans designed to look and fit like athletic track pants are pretty fly too, but what’s trending on the road in 2015 are compact cars.





t is a little known fact, but the new Hyundai i20 was designed by a master. Rewind back to the original Audi TT- this iconic vehicle was penned by world-class designer, Peter Schreyer. The masterful eye of Mr Schreyer, whose new design has catapulted the i20 from a bowl of white rice in the previous i20, to a saucer filled with salsa in its replacement. Once bland, now a fusion of angular flavour and Eurocentric influence, referred to by Hyundai as “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0“, with the clean and elegant lines giving it a sophisticated appearance. The new i20 is bigger, lighter and is 64% stiffer. This translates into a cabin that offers classleading front and rear legroom. On the road, the i20 feels incredibly well insulated and refined, to the point where it feels like a larger and more expensive vehicle. The i20 features two airbags, both for the front passengers, with front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners. The i20 range consists of three models: 1.2 Motion five speed manual at R184 900, the 1.4 Fluid six speed manual at R204 900 and the flagship 1.4 Fluid, which is equipped with an automatic four speed gearbox and sells for R214 900.

SUZUKI CELERIO Miniskirt - probably the smallest article of clothing worth mentioning, yet creates a hefty amount of attention. With this article being all about compact hatches, which could be likened to a skirt, if you think laterally, then it’s fitting to make mention of a new mini variety, the Suzuki Celerio. This pintsize banger replaces the Alto. It’s a petite car with bigger car aspirations - much like a Doberman Pinscher. The newcomer proves that compact doesn’t need to be cramped and that space and style don’t have to cost a fortune either. Unlike a miniskirt, which forces your thighs together, legroom and a high roof won’t have you rubbing up against your fellow passenger. Boot space is pretty good too. You could shop up a storm at your local Dis-Chem and have the healthiest luggage compartment in town. The Celerio features a 1.0 three cylinder engine, which delivers zesty dynamics, combined with economical fuel consumption (approx. 4.7l/100km). It’s the perfect choice for zipping through city traffic or squeezing into tight parking spaces, but when the traffic lights go out, which is common place these days, its optional automated manual gearbox will come in handy. The Celerio is available in two models: the entry-level GA at R109 900 or the pimped out flagship GL at R138 900.

ike the words of James Brown’s famous song “Papa’s got a Brand New Bag”, Honda too has a bag of tricks in their all new Jazz. Now in its third generation, the new Jazz looks linear and aggressive. The soft edges have been replaced with modern angular shapes that give it a futuristic feel. The Jazz doesn’t compromise on cabin space just for good looks, instead it has a larger cabin, which offers class leading interior space. The Jazz has improved stability on the road with a good ride and handling characteristics. Safety is a priority for Honda with extensive active and passive safety features including six airbags across the range. The Jazz features a new, highly efficient 1.2 four cylinder engine and the tried and trusted 1.5 four cylinder unit already familiar from the previous Jazz. There are two transmission choices: a five speed manual gearbox or a Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT). Drive is to the front wheels in both instances. All models except the entry-level Trend, benefit from a 4yr/60 000km service plan included in the price, while services on all models are at 15 000km intervals. Prices begin at R179 900 for the 1.2 Trend Manual and top out at R264 900 for the 1.5 Dynamic CVT. The question remains: will the Jazz’s new edgy styling appeal to those who twerk, or remain a favourite of those who can recall doing the Monkey or the Mashed Potato?

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IDEA LAB 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. 011 880 0058 www.idealabevents.co.za

EPH PRODUCTIONS We have supplied our services to car launches such as the ultimate Auto Africa car show, launched the new Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The new BMW 3 series and the new Mercedes C-class launch. So in a nut shell we


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can help you with any conference, seminar. 10A View Street, Rietvalleirand,Pretoria 012 345 5278 www.ephproductions.co.za

IZWE EVENTS Izwe Events is a full service event planning and management company based in Johannesburg. We create unique, memorable events ranging from spectacular private functions, to unforgettable corporate events. 4 Pagoda Place, Fourways Gardens Phase Two, Fourways, Gauteng 082 820 2851 • www.iwzeevents.co.za SHOWGROUP The Showgroup team has supplied successful corporate events, conferences, gala and awards dinners, themed parties, celebratory landmarks and product launches. We have

invested years of knowledge into producing “one of a kind“experiences for our clients. We offer a commitment to seamless and successful events, and are proudly South Africa’s first “All-InOne” events company. 63 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg 011 888 5000 • www.showgroup.co.za GEARHOUSE Gearhouse South Africa started out with a little equipment and a lot of imagination. Today, with more state-of the-art equipment and experience than any other event technical supplier in South Africa, we haven’t lost the imagination that got us there - or forgotten that small business is how we started out and came so far. Whether you want a product launch, a conference, a road show, an extravaganza, an exhibition, a convention, an intimate business

function, a concert tour, a small screen presentation or a memorable stadium concert; we understand that what you really want is success First Street, Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg 011 216 3000 • www.gearhouse.co.za PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA SANDTON 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. 20 Maude Street Sandton 011 322 5000 www.balalaika.co.za


12 HOURS IN CAPE TOWN There is nothing more captivating and mesmerising than lovely Cape Town. She’s a seductress and lures you into her fairytale, which makes it difficult to select just a few things to do within 12 hours! Here are five of our favourites.

By Bianca Maletsky

10AM Grabbing a cuppa at Origin Coffee Commencing your morning with the Artisan Roasters of Africa is not a bad way to begin any day. Grab a cup of the Kenyan blend, which has hints of Cranberry, Hibiscus, and Red Apple. Medium, clean body and a crisp apple acidity or if you’re more of a tea connoisseur opt for the unique tea experience, an exotic pleasure in the tea space (ground floor level of the café) Pair this with an authentic Montreal-style breakfast bagel and you are organised. www.originroasting.co.za 12PM A walk in Green Point Park The Green Point Park is a 12.5 hectare space owned by the City of Cape Town. Being the centre piece between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s an impressive picture. There are ideal spots for picnics and outdoor activities but the stunning walkways cannot be beaten. Humour your morning with the spectacular landscape, which is nothing short of mesmerising. 021 417 0120 • www.capetown.guv.za

2PM: Wine tasting at Steenberg Wine Farm

Steenberg boasts a five star hotel and the famous bistro1682 however, what makes this all the more exciting is the vineyard. At the foot of the Steenberg Mountains, everything plays second fiddle to the wine tasting in Steenberg. From vine to bottle, Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate. Producing a variety of wines, including Méthode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Nebbiolo and the ICON wine Magna Carta. Spend an hour or three basking in the handsome gardens whilst sipping on some of the finest wine in the country. 021 713 2211 • www.steenbergfarm.com

5PM Have your camera ready for Bo-Kaap perfectly painted, colonial period homes and mosques, Bo Kaap on Schotsche Kloof, is not only cultural but breathtakingly beautiful. Purples, dusty yellows, bright emerald greens and pretty pinks engulf your vision. A true heritage spectacle in between cobbled streets. www.bokaap-capetown.co.za 7PM Dinner for two at Kyoto Garden Sushi: Located on Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, this is a real hidden gem. Humble and unpretentious from the outside, whilst bold and extraordinary on the inside. The main attraction is the food, which is out of this world - only the finest, purest ingredients are used for each dish. Aesthetically pleasing Asian Fusion cuisine, indulging in this masterpiece of a restaurant is a must! 021 422 2001 Hello Joburg • March 2015 • www.gohello.co.za



 WORLD MALARIA DAY IT BUGS US, TOO The aim of World Malaria Day is to provide education and understanding of malaria, a global scourge, that is both preventable and curable.


his international campaign is held every year on 25 April and their motto is ‘Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria’. According to UNICEF, Malaria is killing nearly a million people per year and a child every 30 seconds. This heavy disease burden is particularly damaging to pregnant women and can result in maternal anaemia and low birth weight. Currently the threat of malaria has increased due to thousands of displaced people in Mozambique and Malawi from the floods. It is time to wage war on malaria by using preventative methods. An effective way is sleeping with insect repellent treated mosquito nets which can reduce the malaria illness by 50 per cent in areas of high transmission. Painting internal and external walls of a dwelling with insect repellent will also prevent the mosquitoes that do get in from living long enough to bite. Vital Protection from HHL Technology is a long action insect repellent that is a ‘vital’

step in preventing malaria contamination. David Hyams President of SASTM, the South African Society of Travel Medicine is of the opinion that Vital Protection®, used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, can be recommended as an effective insect repellent to be used on fabrics, the efficacy of which has been

established against the malaria vector, the Anopheles mosquito. Contact HHL Technology for any product queries on 021 100 036 info@hhltechnogy.co.za www.hhltechnolgy.org www.vitalprotection.co.za

Directory PROTEA HOTEL FIRE AND ICE MELROSE ARCH This contemporary hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch has 197 stylish bedrooms that appeal to both the domestic and international business and leisure traveller. Each room offers LCD televisions, open plan bathrooms and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. Whitely Street, Melrose Arch Precinct Johannesburg 2076 011 218 4000 www.proteahotels.com marketing@proteahotel-ma.com ST GEORGE HOTEL The Saint George Hotel is a gateway to rest and relaxation in true Mediterranean style. Situated twenty minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and ten minutes from the Centurion Gautrain stop. The hotel is secluded with its lush green gardens contrast the white


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classical Greek influenced buildings. Whether attending a conference or banquet, the Saint George Hotel is your kingdom of rest or pleasure. 58 Goede Hoop Road On M57 Doornkloof Est Rietvleidam 011 316 1254 www.stgeorgehotel.co.za info@stgeorge.co.za MICHELANGELO HOTEL The splendour of the Renaissance architecture at the heart of the rapidly growing Sandton CBD will leave a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. Located on Nelson Mandela Square, ‘Africa’s Business and Lifestyle Capital’, The Michelangelo is the very essence of status and success. The Michelangelo offers world-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 282 7000 www.michelangelo.co.za hkavalli@legacyhotels.co.za

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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. 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

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


Tourist Services: 011 639 1600 / 011 375 5911 Weather Information: 082 162 OR TAMBO International Airport: 011 921 6911


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Flight Information: 068 727 7888 Computicket: 011 340 8000 Telkom Inquires: 1023 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


Bidvest Bank: 011 390 1040 www.bidvestbank.co.za MasterCard: 0800 990 418 www.mastercard.com 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 Cab 4 U 073 037 9741 • info@cab4u.co.za www.cab4u.co.za 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


Al Kawthar Masjid Osprey Road, just off R511 William Nicol Drive Greenside Masjid-ur-Rahmah Corner of Ingalele and Barry Hertzog Roads Midrand Nizamiye Mosque Corner of K101 and Le Roux Avenue 011 024 5857 Houghton Masjid-ul-Furqaan 52 Second Avenue 082 670 0048 Parktown Parktown East Musallah 3 Princess Street 082 940 3206 SYNAGOGUES Chabad of Melrose 25 Kernick Avenue, Melrose North 011 485 2719 Northcliff Shul Corner Pendoring Road and Mountainview Drive, Northcliff 011 678 3015 Oxford, Riviera Shul 20 North Avenue, Riviera 011 646 6020 Sandton, Morningside Shul Kopje Road, Morningside 011 883 4210 Victory Park Shul Leighton Road, Victory Park 011 782 9584 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 ANGLICAN Bryanston St Michael Corner Mount Street and Bryanston Drive 011 706 6050 Dunkeld

St Martin’s-in-the-Veld Corner Cradock Avenue and Eastwood Road 011 788 5143 Linden St Thomas 5 8th Street 011 782 5585 Morningside St John the Evangelist 1 Pam Road 011 783 1033 Parktown St George 7 Sherbourne Road 011 482 1606

The south african flag


he South African national flag was first flown in April 1994, after the first free election in South Africa. It is designed by Frederick G Brownell and is the only flag in the world with six colours. The flag means different things to different people. According to the flag’s designer, the red symbolizes the blood that was shed during the various wars and conflicts in the country. It is also suggested that the blue represents the sky and the two oceans that flank the country. The green symbolises the farms and the rich, natural environment of the country, while the yellow represents the natural resources, particularly gold. Finally, it is said that the black represents black South Africans, while the white represents the white population of the country. Source: www.southafrica.org.za

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