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Spring is Near!
This coming week is the start of August and with it brings the hope of warmer days as we slowly approach Spring. As the weather changes so does the atmosphere, and we see more festivals, shows, and exhibitions lined up for the coming weeks. 
Recipes from A Food Blogger
If you missed GFWS in Cape Town and now Johannesburg - don't worry, you still have a chance to try Sarah Graham's exciting recipes, from her cook book titled smitten. Order online now and receive FREE delivery anywhere in South Africa as well as great deals on Worldwide Shipping.
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ONE Lucky Guy Stands a Chance to WIN a Full House Treatment valued at R1250 from Hines & Harley Men's Grooming Lounge in Johannesburg!
How do I enter?
FIVE Lucky Winners Stands a Chance to WIN Double Tickets to Calling Me Home at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg!
I want to WIN!
Smurfs Live on Stage
It's the last weekend to catch Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Grouchy and the rest of the Smurfs in Smurfs Village Live on Stage at The Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace.
When does it end?
GFWS 2017

This weekend is Johannesburg's turn to enjoy the culinary talents at the #GFWS2017.

Our 2016 experiences at GFWS
Islamic Relief at Family Festival Bazaar
Islamic Relief will be part of the Charity Exhibition at the Family Festival Bazaar on 5 & 6 August 2017.
What is the Family Festival Bazaar?
Crossing Over with John Edward
World-Renowned Television Host and Author, John Edward will host two seminars at The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg, on 5 August 2017.
Are there tickets still available?
Dullstroom Country Festival 
Gather family & friends, and roadtrip to a weekend getaway filled with delicious food, warm cosy fireplaces, new tastes, new sounds and immerse yourself into what Dullstroom Country Festival has to offer on 5 August 2017. 
How do I book for the festival?
Goal Girls Global Programme
Standard Chartered recently hosted the Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit 2017 at The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg. Potlako Lebese one of the students shared her story of how the Goal Programme has helped her.
What is the Goal Programme?
Models Competing for a Spot on the DFF Catwalk
A Model Casting was recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre  for the upcoming Durban Fashion Fair presented by the eThekwini Municipality which takes place from Wednesday, August 23rd  until Saturday, August 26th  at the ICC, which saw many professional models strutting their stuff before a panel of judges to earn a place on the DFF catwalk.
Who are the models?
Hatfield Square Has Retailers On Site for Students’ Convenience
The Hatfield Square precinct is ready to reclaim its legacy as Pretoria’s student district hot-spot for all the right reasons: a selection of restaurants and lifestyle outlets are open for business in the completely rebuilt student accommodation and lifestyle complex, owned by Respublica.
Which retailers are at Hatfield Square?
Clico Boutique Hotel 11th Birthday
July 2017 marks the 11th year anniversary of Clico Boutique Hotel and the month-long celebrations are well underway and will run until August, with discounts and a competition for patrons.
Did you say competition?
uShaka Provided Laughter on Mandela Day
Laughter is often the best medicine – which is why uShaka Marine World and the KZN Department of Health organized a day of fun and entertainment for more than 70 patients from King Edward Hospital to celebrate Mandela Day (18 July).
What did they do on the day?
Project Enza Create Positive First Impressions for Students on Mandela Day
This Mandela Day (18 July, 2017) saw Project Enza, eThekwini Municipality, and the Hilton Hotel, present high school learners from Dr J.L Dube High School, Sivandanda High as well as JG Zuma High the opportunity to experience a taste of what the working world entails through their Passport to Success programme.
Who is Project Enza?
Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month
July is Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month in South Africa and the perfect time to highlight an all too often shunned and stigmatised topic: mental illness.
How can I get involved?
Samsung Mobile's New Visual Language
Samsung Mobile’s new visual language communicates with users through a unique expression while maintaining familiar visual communication cues.
What is this new visual language?
Mhondoro Game Lodge
Mhondoro Game Lodge has taken the lead as one of the first luxury game lodges to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles in support of Braam Malherbe’s DOT Challenge.
What is the DOT Challenge?
South Africa’s Unemployment Woes
The quarterly employment survey recently released by Statistics South Africa announced a net quarterly decrease of 48,000 (-0.5%) jobs between December 2016 and March 2017 - this while South Africa’s unemployment rate already sits at an all-time high of 26.5%. Successful entrepreneur and CEO of Innovative Solutions Group, Arnoux Maré, says this scenario presents the country with fertile ground to breed successful local entrepreneurs to increase the job pool and grow the economy from within.
What does this mean for job seekers?
Walkersons Hotel & Spa Golf Special
Set in the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga highlands with beautiful views, endless vistas and unrivalled serenity, just beyond the picturesque hamlet of Dullstroom, it is also perfect for a spot of Golf and Walkersons Hotel & Spa has, for your golfing pleasure, partnered with the Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate, to offer you a special Golf package.
What is the special?
Students Create Interactive Walls to Promote Positivity in South Africa
There’s always room for a good dose of positivity to lift our spirits and unite us all as South Africans. Two teams of students from Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), set out to do just that at this year’s Walk the Talk, with interactive installations designed to encourage positivity and unity among everyone attending the Walk.
What did the students do?
Gagasi FM Opens Its Satellite Station at uShaka
Gagasi FM opened up their satellite studio situated within the uShaka Village Walk Mall at uShaka Marine World and will be broadcasting on weekends, school holidays as well as selected public holidays.
Who was at the launch?
Review: Mojo Market
Move over V&A Food Market, the new Mojo Market is set to steal some market share in the 7 day a week food market scene, according to our featured Blogger, Dilshad Parker from Hungry for Halaal.
Where is the Mojo Market?
Try Not To Laugh Challenge
A throwback to the Try Not To Laugh Challenge with our featured Vloggers, Thalia and John.
Did they laugh?
Recipe: Masala Eggplant with Green Chutney
A spicy twist on an eggplant dish. Our featured blogger, Aniseeds, shares her recipe for Masala Eggplant with Green Chutney.
Show me the recipe!
Muslimah Today
The Sixth Annual Muslimah Today Conference is to be held on 26 & 27 August at the Al Ansaar Foundation Hall in Durban. An event for women, by women, about women, with speakers like: Fatima Asmal, Mamolefe Shakira Shame, Zaheerah Bham-Ismail, Quraysha Ismail, Radia Bawa-Hendricks, Zuleikha Mayat, Mooneera Asmal, Nadia Bhayat, and Shameema Shaikjee. 
How can I book a seat?
Tumi & Friends @ Emperors Palace
Friends are the family you choose, and when you put eight comical friends on one stage, you get a guaranteed night of laughs and entertainment. Tumi and Friends will have audiences in stiches at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on the 12thAugust, 2017. 
Who will be performing with Tumi?
Calling Me Home
Johannesburg audiences are in for a treat when the world premiere of the new and original musical, Calling Me Home takes place on Thursday,17 August on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre, running until Sunday, 3 September 2017. 
How can I book my seat?
SPLASH! The Circus
The South African tour of SPLASH! – The Water Circus launches in The Globe at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp for a short season from Saturday 19 August – Sunday 17 September, before touring across the country until the New Year.
Book my seat now!
Yusuf Cat Stevens SA Tour
TEG DAINTY Presents in association with Showtime Management and Moonshadow Aus Pty, announced that British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour South Africa for the first time in November.
NB! Ticket sales have been delayed and further communication will be sent out regarding this.
Which cities will he be performing in?
Michael Jonathan as Michael Jackson
Michael Jonathan has featured and performed on SABC, ETV and DSTV for tribute shows to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his management has said that they are proud to be bringing this amazing and electrifying show to the Roodepoort Theatre on the 6th to the 17th of December 2017.
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