Tag Archives: Braamfontein

Celebrating Jazz: Joburg’s many venues

Jozi is buzzing with preparations for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival taking place 27 to 29 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Visit their website to see the impressive line-up of artists including the The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Star Band and Thandi Ntuli, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist…
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What to do in Jozi this festive season

The silly season is upon us. This year, I decided to stay in Johannesburg for the holidays. Having scrutinised my available budget, I came to the sad conclusion that margaritas on a sunset beach is not on my 2017 to-have list. With this realisation, I did the first thing I always do in times of…
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The coffee scene in Johannesburg

The coffee scene in Jozi changes fairly often and we know how important it is to keep up with good coffee. As a visitor to our city, one of the nicest things is finding a coffee shop that you love and keep going back to. So, here is a list of our favourites, where we…
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Music in Johannesburg

Jozi’s music scene is pretty cool and if you’re into music you will want to check out these hip and fab venues. You’ll find funky bohemian style bars, upmarket jazz clubs, extraordinary rooftop venues and outdoor parks catering to large concerts. Here are some of our favourites:- The Bassline is a real musical institution in…
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Jozi on a Saturday

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Last Tuesday night was a first for me. I sat in on a physics lecture given by Andrew Forbes, an applied laser physicist and scientist at Wits University. It wasn’t just an ordinary lecture. If it was, I would never have been there! This was at The Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, part of their monthly series…
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