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What’s happening in Gauteng this weekend – 20 to 22 January, 2012

What’s happening in Gauteng this weekend – 20 to 22 January, 2012

The Gauteng events calendar is always jam-packed with excellent events and shows and, since you can’t be everywhere at once, we’ve chosen shows we think should not be missed.

The rise and rise of Ponte

The rise and rise of Ponte

Renovation of the highest residential block in Africa is finally underway, which will see the Ponte building in Berea, Johannesburg, get the revamp it deserves.

Now that the entire area, from Ellis Park to the Hillbrow Tower, has been given a facelift, it is hoped that Joburg’s most infamous block of flats will be restored to its former glory, under the control of long-time owner, the Kempston Group.

Splish splash at Mandela Square – Gauteng daily snapshot

Splish splash at Mandela Square – Gauteng daily snapshot

What’s great about hanging out at Mandela Square is that, while you wet your throat on a hot afternoon at one of many restaurants, your little ones can cool themselves down at the fountains.

All you need do is bring them a change of clothes.

Superb view of the city skyline – Gauteng daily snapshot

Superb view of the city skyline – Gauteng daily snapshot

The most amazing thing about Johannesburg is that it looks different from every angle, you can almost swear it is not the same city you know.

One such angle is a view of the city skyline from the hills of Observatory, just outside the CBD.

Joburg’s all new fashion district

Joburg’s all new fashion district

If you are a fashion fundi that loves local rags and has an eye for the latest trends in city fashion, the Fashion Kapitol market in Joburg CBD is just the place. Hosting about 16 or so seamstresses and tailors in the courtyard of the Kapitol, the Fashion District is open to the public every Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

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