For the first time in history, the MTV African Music Awards is set to be hosted in Johannesburg. The ceremony will take place at the Northgate Ticketpro Dome on 22 October 2016, and will feature some of the biggest artists from the continent.

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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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Habitat for Humanity South Africa are once again striving to uplift local communities, this time at Orange Farm in Gauteng, with the next build set to take place from 7 to 11 November 2016. While the community faces significant socio-economic challenges, local residents are mobilising together to bring about a better future.

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Taking ancient, fractured rocks found in the Cradle of Humankind, Burchell uses Kintsukuroi, a Japanese art and philosophy of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer. By combining this golden repair with recorded sound, a songsmith will resonate when touched. This allows each rock to sing of the land wherein it has existed for millennium.

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South African chef Shane Smit is set to take on the role of group head chef at Jamie’s Italian, which is opening in Melrose Arch later this year. Together with Jamie Oliver’s team, Smit is tasked with putting together a menu for the Johannesburg restaurant.

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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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As the award-winning afro pop duo Jaziel Brothers prepare for the release of their latest album, Out of the Box, they have recorded a tribute song for Nelson Mandela, simply titled ‘Tribute to Mandela’.

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Pop Lock ‘n Roll is a new local film about finding the strength to dance again despite life and its unexpected, heart-breaking curveballs. Set to open on 29 September, the cast is led by avid hip hop dancer and ‘Isidingo’ mainstay Maurice Paige, and singer-songwriter and actress Yasirah Bhelz. 

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In celebration of Spring Day, PJ Pops launched exclusively in select Pick n Pay Liquor and Grocery outlets as well as at selected upmarket bars, hotels, restaurants and late-night venues in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

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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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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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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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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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