Alexandra’s celebrated deejaying wonder kid, DJ Arch Junior wowed guests and VIPs at the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) with his rare skills on the decks. The three year old, whose real name is Oratilwe Madumo, was accompanied by his parents and was one of the entertainers at the awards held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

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Currently, Henri Matisse’s works are on display at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg until September, with the exhibition titled Rhythm and Meaning. But, apart from his massive contribution to art, what do we know about him as an individual?

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81 year old South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has, for the second time in 25 years, teamed up with BMW to create magical artwork for the brand’s 7 Series. Having already worked with the brand in 1991, Esther was the first woman to ever collaborate with BMW on an Art Car.

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A dynamic partnership between the 40-year old Market Theatre and the fearless, nonconformist online news platform, Daily Maverick, will launch a series of events centred around the world premiere of Mike van Graan’s play When Swallows Cry.

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Conquer your to-do list while on the go – these 5 cafes and restaurants in the Johannesburg area offer customers free access to WiFi for an unlimited time. And while you’re at it, why not grab a lunch or coffee?

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Monash South Africa’s first African Spelling Bee crowns Johannesburg pupil, 14 year old Zameer Dada, as the best speller in Africa. As the winner of the competition, Zameer receives a Monash South Africa undergraduate tuition scholarship.

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Sun City is in the final stages of a revamp which has costed more than R1-billion. Since its opening in 1979, the resort has held its position as one of South Africa’s favourite lifestyle destinations. The upgrade is set to solidify its status as such.

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South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere is awarded Deutsche Bank’s new “Artist of the Year” for 2017. Through winning the award, Wa Lehulere will present his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin in spring next year.

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The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau, has revealed that the metropolitan municipality has secured a partnership with Microsoft SA to train one million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office – at no charge.

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Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream has opened its second retail store at the Gautrain Station on Rivonia Road in Sandton. The new store, which quietly opened early September, boasts a dedicated ice-cream bar where customers can build their own combos, and will also be offering a flavour of the month.

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Thandi’s Handmade Shoes offers quality, leather shoes that can also be custom-made. Customers can choose their shape, colour, leather and shoelaces, and meander along the streets of Maboneng (or wherever you happen to travel to) in a pair of uniquely designed kicks.

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A dinosaur fossil discovery made by a South African palaeontologist in 2005 has finally revealed its secrets. The fossil, the most complete ever found of a species known as Heterodontosaurus tucki, was recently scanned between 21 and 26 July 2016.

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‘Blurred Lines’ hit-maker Robin Thicke is heading to South Africa to perform at the 2016 South African of the Year (SATY) Awards, set to take place at the Ticketpro Dome on 22 November.

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The massive tally has surpassed all previous nomination records and sees the Market Theatre affirming its place as South Africa’s most vibrant theatre, committed to telling unique South African stories.

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South African artist Lionel Smit’s large bronze sculpture is to be installed in New York’s Union Square in mid-June, and is to remain there for 10 months. It will be in the square, at an important and historic Manhattan intersection.

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This 20 meter-high permanent art installation was made with over 7000 recycled plastic bottles, on a redundant communication tower. Each bottle contains a message from the community, as well as a light which flickers in the evening.

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There is plenty to do in Joburg and surrounds – from seeing theatre, to exploring the abundance of heritage museums, and even going on a safari in one of the national parks in close range. But what about the weird but wonderful tidbits of adventure that not many know are right within their reach?

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