Orlando Towers receive a Soweto Gold revamp

What do you get when you combine Soweto’s most iconic landmark, a superior lager brand born and brewed eKasi, and the creative prowess of one of South Africa’s youngest visual artists? History. On 21 June, Soweto Gold Superior Golden Lager held the official reveal of the new Soweto Gold-branded Orlando Towers, designed by Karabo Poppy Moletsane at Chaf Pozi.

“By making use of the talents of Karabo, we celebrate the people through the people. For us, this is more than just a mural on a tower, it’s a piece of art that represents, and celebrates, the spirit eKasi, which our Kasi brothers…
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Orlando Towers receive a Soweto Gold revamp

SA’S AUTHENTICALLY AFRICAN LOCRATE MARKET

When the market was introduced in 2014, the aim was for it to compete with the likes of Johannesburg and Cape Town’s Neighbourgoods Markets. It has developed into so much more – a space for trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovators in the arts, culture and lifestyle space to showcase their creations and offerings. What’s more, the market now offers Locrate Tours.

“I wanted to show that, in terms of entrepreneurship, Soweto is about more than just shebeen queens and tuckshop owners. We have always had chefs, designers, craftsmen, artists and others who didn’t have platforms from which to share their ideas,”…
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SA’S AUTHENTICALLY AFRICAN LOCRATE MARKET

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse enters the wisdom economy.

In 1985, a hot new single was pumping in most clubs, house parties and cars. Whenever Burn Out played, people would stomp to the dance floor. Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse became known as the hottest musician in South Africa.

The music, which fused township pop, traditional mbaqanga groove and the disco of the era, was a powerful step in bringing young white people to African popular music.

Mabuse regards the 1985 Concert in the Park at Ellis Park to be a significant highlight of his career. This event brought 22 of the most popular bands of all genres and races around South…
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Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse enters the wisdom economy.

6 Inspiring Heritage Holidays and Sites

Head along the Route 62 Brandy Route. Image Darling Lama Productions

Head along the Route 62 Brandy Route. Image Darling Lama Productions

As South Africans celebrate Heritage Day (and National Braai Day) on 24 September 2016, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on this diverse country and plan your next heritage holiday or visit to a heritage site. Here are some of our favourites:

1. Follow the Brandy Route: Head off along Route 62 in the Klein Karoo and explore our incredible brandy heritage as you visit brandy…
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Celebrating our creative heritage

Arts Alive 2016

Launched in 1992, Arts Alive was born of the country’s transformational phase and provides a dramatic and dynamic journey through the vibrant, diverse and evocative African city that is Jo’burg.

“Arts Alive International Festival 2016 features artistic offerings that will entertain, educate and stimulate cultural tastes,” says curator Roshnie Moonsammy.

Jo’burg comes to life in spring with local, international and African diaspora acts filling the city theatres, museums and outdoor spaces across 40 unique events. Flagship events such as Jazz on the Lake, Eldo’s festival, the Moshito expo, Hillbrow Theatre School’s…
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Six things to do in Soweto

Hector Pietersen

Sam Nzima’s famous image, located at the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial in Soweto.

Whether you are a born-and-bred Jo’burger, or visiting the city for the very first time, a trip to Soweto should definitely be on your list of places to see and experience. Here are six of our favourite places to visit and things to do:

The Hector Pieterson memorial and museum

Dedicated to the memory of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson and the Soweto Uprising of 16 June 1976, this world-class museum pays tribute to a traumatic time…
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