What’s on in Gauteng: 26 October to 1 November 2018

If you find yourself in Gauteng this week, you'll get the chance to wear a creepy costume; eat your fill; enjoy drinks with friends; and learn how to be an effective leader. Want to know where it's all happening? Have a look at these events ...

Mzansi Women's Film Festival 2018

Mzansi Womens Film Festival
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26 to 28 October

The Constitution Hill Development Company in Johannesburg is hosting the Mzansi Women's Film Festival 2018 from 26 until 28 October 2018.

The festival is an annual event aimed at empowering women filmmakers by showcasing films by women and about women. Attendees can look forward to an exciting programme featuring insightful workshops, masterclasses and group discussions about the issues affecting women in the film industry.

Follow the Mzansi Women's Film Festival on Facebook for tickets and updates.

Radio Cook Off

Radio Cook Off
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27 October

Head to Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind's visitor centre on Gauteng's West Rand, on 27 October 2018 to check out the Radio Cook Off.

Spatulas will flip the #GPLifestyle upside down when pairs of DJs from six different radio stations head to this World Heritage Site for a great day of delicious food, good music and fun cooking challenges. Each team will receive a bag of mystery ingredients to prepare sumptuous servings for guests, who will vote and crown the best radio cook.

Tickets start at R100, and go up to R450 for the overnight backpacker package that includes bed and breakfast.

The Haunted Forest

27 October

Explore The Haunted Forest at Riversands Farm Village, Midrand, Johannesburg, on 27 October 2018.

You can watch your favourite scary films on a big screen, or follow spooky spirits as they lure you deep into the ominous fog where you will see terrifying spiders, hear eerie sounds coming from the dark trees and witness a creature rising from the water.

Tickets cost between R50 (children under 12) and R200 (adults).

Soweto Street Cookout 2018

27 October

Grab something to eat at the Soweto Street Cookout 2018, taking place at Mofolo Park, 1209 Mzilikatse Street in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 27 October 2018.

The cookout "celebrates social cohesion through food, beverages and fashion", and will have something everyone, with food, fashion, music, entertainment and exciting competitions for both kids and grown-ups. The event starts at 10am.

Click here for tickets.

Sharpeville Food Festival 2018

27 October

Don't miss the Sharpeville Food Festival, being hosted at the George Thabe Stadium in Vereeniging, Sedibeng, on 27 October 2018.

This food festival offers a perfect balance of good gourmet and great musical entertainment. You can look forward to a variety of scrumptious dishes served by 20 different food stalls; refreshments from a beverage garden; helicopter rides; and amazing performances from 15 musical artists, including an international surprise act. The theme is #MatchingOutfits.

Ticket prices range between R100 and R350 (VIP). R80 to bring in a cooler box (cans only).

Vaal Whiskey and Gin Festival 2018

27 October

Don't miss your chance to clink glasses and say "cheers" to the connoisseurs and the curious newcomers at the Vaal Whiskey and Gin Festival, on at the Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark on 27 October 2018, from 5.30pm until 9.30pm.

Remember to drink responsibly and make arrangements to stay the night at the Emerald Hotel or Emerald River Resort Chalets if you are going to immerse yourself in the experience.

There are a limited number of tickets available, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Discovery Leadership Summit 2018

1 November

Attend the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 1 November 2018.

The summit is aimed at enhancing leadership skills in business, government and civil society. Attendees will be in the same room as some of the most inspiring figures and leading voices in the fields of business, economics, behavioural sciences, healthcare, innovation and finance.

The event provides the perfect platform for sharing strategies and insights into relevant world topics.

It starts at 7am. Tickets cost between R6 850 and R17 850 (VIP).