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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A quick reference guide to the best food and wine events in Joburg

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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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Mi Casa is a house band based in Johannesburg, South Africa and consisting of 3 members, Dr. Duda (producer) and pianist, J’Something (vocalist and guitarist), and Mo-T (trumpeter). The band was formed in early 2011 in Johannesburg when all three future members were at a night lounge and decided to perform together.

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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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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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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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