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WATCH: Cirque Infernal explodes onto Joburg Theatre stage

Created by Danny Varanne and inspired by Frederico Fellini, Wim Wenders and Tim Burton, Cirque Infernal offers non-stop fascinating entertainment with astonishing and death-defying acts. Varanne was previously a part of Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline which graced the Joburg Theatre stage in 2012.  He headlined the motorbike act, The Globe of Death, which left the audience in awe as they watched three bikers ride inside a globe of steel at

WATCH: District Street Festival coming to Newtown

#District, a global street festival to be held in Newtown from 13 – 14 October 2018, is the culmination of wold genre music, art, food, photography, theatre with a strong focus on sustainable events. This urban festival aims to create a festival platform that cultivates synergy between various cultures, backgrounds, and demographics in a clean, safe and inclusive environment. The festival’s unique and eclectic musical programme fuses world beats, pop,

Five minutes with Expresso’s Thabiso Makhubela

Joining the Expresso family is brand strategist Thabiso Makhubela. Since his first audition, Thabiso easily cemented himself as a frontrunner in the Presenter Search on 3 competition. The new Expresso presenter gained a massive support system on social media during the season and overcame obstacles to win over the judges in what has been described as the show’s most impressive season to date. We get to know Thabiso better with

Top SA bartenders vie for R650 000 prize in global competition

The Tahona Society, the world’s largest tequila education platform, has vouched to stay committed to supporting sustainability in bars and bartending communities through the Collective Spirit Project – a new approach to competitions and sustainability. Launched on 6 August at The Living Room in Maboneng, the competition challenges bartenders from around the world to come up with an idea, big or small, that will benefit bar staff, customers, the community

Jozi to host SABF that will honour the late South African literary icon, Professor Keorapetste Kgositsile

This year’s edition of the South African Book Fair (SABF) will feature a tribute to the late South African literary icon, Professor Keorapetste Kgositsile. The book fair will be held from 7 to 9 September in Newtown and will round off its activities with a South African Book Development Council’s national programme, National Book Week, with a star-studded showcase of 120 authors in Jozi. This year’s programme will feature a

Top stylists invade Decorex Joburg

The best in bathroom designs and products will be showcased by three of South Africa’s top creatives at the ISCA Bathroom Trends Project, forming part of the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg – the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. Sian Cullingworth, portfolio director at Decorex SA, said top designers will upgrade the basic bathroom setting using the

Maboneng voted best place to visit in Joburg

A creative hub, a place to do business, a destination for visitors and a safe, integrated community for residents. Maboneng has not only undergone a holistic revival but has also become a shining example of strength in Africa’s most economically prosperous city, Johannesburg. The neighborhood has been voted by travel guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet, as one of the best neighborhoods to visit in Joburg for 2018. “This once-gritty neighborhood in

WATCH: Netflix celebrates South Africa’s influential women

In light of National Women’s Day, 10 of South Africa’s influential women came together to talk about the female characters on Netflix that inspire them personally. They opened up and shared personal experiences from their own life, all spurred on by characters from Netflix’s popular series. The moments were captured on video in a production put together by an all-female crew – showing the powerful women responsible for writing stories,

Why did 9 August become #WomensDay?

On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 women gathered to protest against the carrying of passbooks, now, more than 60 years later, this protest is to be mirrored by the Total Shutdown March which calls for an end to gender-based violence. That day in 1956 marked a historic occasion in South Africa when women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to hand over a petition with more than

The wonders of women in rock art

For decades people have imagined that cave and rock art was created exclusively by men. Not so, it seems. A study by the Pennsylvania State University to determine the sex of the painters all those years ago came to a different conclusion. The focus of the study centred around eight caves sites in France and Spain. By studying handprints in cave art, archaeologists have determined that many European cave artists