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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Johannesburg is set to be the most popular destination city in Africa for the fourth year, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index, with Cape Town and Durban coming in third and fifth respectively.

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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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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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Renowned wildlife and portrait photographer Veronica Coetzer and her daughter Monique Blofield, are opening The Photographer Design Studio. The Studio is set to open in the new Menlyn Park Shopping Centre on 24 November 2016.

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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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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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Leading contemporary art gallery WHATIFTHEWORLD, and esteemed collectible-design platform Southern Guild, both firmly established in Cape Town, are set to launch a new gallery in Rosebank’s Keyes Art Mile precinct.

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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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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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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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Nu Metro Cinema has confirmed that Gauteng’s first 4DX cinema will open its doors to the public at the newly-revamped Nu Metro Hyde Park in September. This new movie viewing experience uses motion, vibration, water, wind, lightning, scents and more to provide movie-goers with the sensation of truly being apart of the film they’re watching.

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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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Moviegoers could soon witness the end of Johannesburg as we know it in a new disaster film entitled ‘Johannesburg’, set to be released in mid-2017. The film is being directed by SAFTA-nominated Kalumbu Kapisa, and tells the story of the city being eradicated by a series of devastating earthquakes.

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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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