Legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who is headlining this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival, will be joined at the event by other international artists. From 25 to 27 August American Dee Dee Bridgewater will share the bill with some of our own jazz greats, including Hugh Masekela and Sibongile Khumalo.
The award-winning jazz musician will appear on the Dinaledi Stage at the Bassline.
Gauteng is “Mall Central” for those who love to follow trends and wear designer labels. If shopping is your thing, then look no further than Gauteng to spend your hard-earned money. Enjoy lunch on a sunny corner at Melrose Arch, one of Gauteng’s snazziest shopping malls.
Melrose Arch eateries bustle with activity and time seems an endless pulse of music playing at the various spots across the shopping complex and outdoor piazza.
Melrose Arch is a spacious and trendy shopping and entertainment complex in northern Johannesburg. Popular with local celebrities, executives and those with offices in the area, Melrose Arch is a vibrant shopping and eating out destination.
I joined thousands of proud South Africans on the Gautrain’s first day of shuttling people back and forth between Rosebank and Hatfield, and learnt the ropes of riding First World public transport.
The doors of the Gautrain slid shut, and we soon found ourselves hurtling towards Sandton…
In downtown Johannesburg you’ll find the Carlton Centre. At 222.5 metres high, this inner city mall with more than 100 shops was once one of the tallest buildings in Africa.
The Carlton Centre, which was bought by state-owned freight company Transnet in 1999, remains a popular shopping destination in central Johannesburg. It has a mix of the major retail outlets found in most shopping malls, as well as several office suites. Top of Africa remains open to those seeking an uninterrupted view of Johannesburg.
Yesterday, I took my three older kids, aged 13, 10 and five, to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, for the first time.
I was immediately impressed by the price – just R20 per adult and R10 per child, with children under six free.
My kids didn’t want to leave, with the 10-year-old declaring at the end: “Mom, I wish I lived here!”