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R. Kelly Returns to Johannesburg

R. Kelly Returns to Johannesburg

It's been a long time coming but August 8th will mark R. Kelly's first return to Johannesburg in what feels like a century for the first stop on his Single Ladies Tour.Local fans are excited to see the inspirational artist behind 'I Believe I Can Fly' and dozens of other epic performances. Tickets are already flying off shelves as visitors and locals rush to get their chance to hear the performer live.

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Johannesburg Gets Frank With 'Sex Actually'

Johannesburg Gets Frank With 'Sex Actually'

A frank conversation about sex isn't something you'd normally expect in Africa, but Johannesburg is providing just that and more with The Sex Actually Festival, a five day event starting on August 20th meant to bring a much needed and totally open forum for conversations about sex, STDs and HIV, sexual violence and more.

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Honey Badger Chosen As Johannesburg Zoo's 'Spokesanimal'

Honey Badger Chosen As Johannesburg Zoo's 'Spokesanimal'

In a move that's certain to at least raise eyebrows if not interest, the Johannesburg Zoo has taken the dive into social media with a curious 'spokesanimal' as it's public face: a honey badger affectionately dubbed 'BG.' The curious critter persona tweets regularly about his daily life and activities at the zoo, and most curious of all, BG's campaign seems to be resonating with the social media community.

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World Class African City' Campaign Gets Johannesburg in Trouble

World Class African City' Campaign Gets Johannesburg in Trouble

A great many things are going right for Johannesburg, especially when compared to the rest of the sub-saharan region of Africa, but not enough, apparently, to justify their recent 'World Class African City' advertisement campaign. Evoking the ire of those living in what most certainly can't be considered world class accommodations, the city was forced to pull the plug on its promising campaign for being misleading.

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Jittery Citizens Coming to Johannesburg

Jittery Citizens Coming to Johannesburg

Johannesburg's 2013 National Arts Festival is just over the horizon, and with it will come this year's much anticipated Jittery Citizens comedy gala. Inspired by the ever-popular Whose Line is It Anyway, this hilarious performance is just one of the cultural and entertaining events planned for the arts festival and certainly one of the most entertaining.

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Motsepe To Revitalize Soweto

Motsepe To Revitalize Soweto

Bringing a more than merely welcome infusion of development and community outreach, wealthy mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has pledged R500 to the Soweto area of Johannesburg, money that could go a long way towards eliminating numerous social ills. The philanthropic millionaire is a model the wealthy the world over might look to follow.

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South African Artwork Embraced At Johannesburg's National Arts Festival

South African Artwork Embraced At Johannesburg's National Arts Festival

Lasting nearly two weeks, the city of Johannesburg will embrace its artistic side, with threelocationsin particular bringing South African art to the fore. With works from Mike van Graan and an astounding assortment of various other plays and performances, the festival promises to be an exciting affair that offers a real taste of South African culture and charm.

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Johannesburg Unintentionally Creating World Play Day?

Johannesburg Unintentionally Creating World Play Day?

Dubbed “World Play Day” by child advocates, a group of nonprofit organizations in Johannesburg has provided an opportunity for kids to do what they do best; play. Bringing together hundreds of children for the fourteenth year running and giving them some much needed exposure to teaching toys that help kids develop essential skills, two Johannesburg centers are doing much to make the holiday a reality.

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Johannesburg's Shadow Boxing Sculpture Dedicated To Nelson Mandella

Johannesburg's Shadow Boxing Sculpture Dedicated To Nelson Mandella

Commemorating the boxing past of former president Nelson Mandella and adding to the wide list of things to see in Johannesburg, the city has dedicated a new “shadow boxing” sculpture to the nation's former leader. The statue was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of Africa Day.

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Cultural Center To Open In Johannesburg

Cultural Center To Open In Johannesburg

Visitors and locals both will have a yet another must see stop in Johannesburg once the Nigeria Consulate's cultural center in Johannesburg has opened. Dubbed the Okey Emuchay, the center promises a wealth of Nigerian cultural exposure and a memorable taste of the nations diverse history and character.

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Johannesburg's City Libraries Praised Across the Board

Johannesburg's City Libraries Praised Across the Board

After a visit to the city from both Botswana's National Library and the National Library of South Africa, Johannesburg's libraries were praised as “extremely” impressive, with a promising standard of programs and opportunities provided by the first class system. Such high praise is very rare, and speaks volumes about the citywide system.

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Johannesburg Launches Indiafrica Festival 2013

Johannesburg Launches Indiafrica Festival 2013

The 12-day celebration of Indian and African culture, music and art, has launched in Johannesburg, and the exciting cultural bonanza promises to be an event for the ages with over 206,000 facebookers eagerly following and thousands of competitors mixing it up in a competition that will dazzle with class.

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Snoop Lion Irks Cops in Johannesburg Concert

Snoop Lion Irks Cops in Johannesburg Concert

Allegedly unable to “confirm or deny” Snoop Lion's smoking of dagga during his recent performance in Ellis Park, Johannesburg, concert organizers left local authorities more than a little miffed by the their tolerance of his flagrant disregard for city and state ordinances. The concert itself was a huge success, however, and little is likely to come of the scrutiny.

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Johannesburg To Get A Taste of Russian Music

Johannesburg To Get A Taste of Russian Music

The classical sounds of renowned Russian pianist Vassily Primakov are sweet and due to arrive in Johannesburg, Africa's lightning capitol, at the Johannesburg Musical Society in June. Tickets are already on sale for the soothing performance, and the seasoned Primakov is not one to disappoint.

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Zonke Dikana Disappoints With Canceled Concert

Zonke Dikana Disappoints With Canceled Concert

Zonke Dikana's fans are in for something of a disappointment now that news has landed that the illustrious singer will be postponing her Johannesburg concert, but thankfully not for long. The new date of the postponed concert is set for July 5th, and no changes in tickets will be required.

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Johannesburg Hosts National Water Week

Johannesburg Hosts National Water Week

“Water is Life: Respect it, Conserve it, Enjoy it,” a theme the rest of the world could probably learn from, is the mantra for Johannesburg's yearly National Water Week celebration. Promoting awareness and community participation, Johannesburg has invited students of all ages to submit essays about water conservation or artistic depictions with a chance of winning thousands of rands or state of the art computers.

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Jozi Praised as Model Exhibition

Jozi Praised as Model Exhibition

Put on by a partnership between the City of Johannesburg's Convention Bureau, the Gauteng Provincial Department, and the South African National Convention, Jozi has been praised not only as valuable, but as a model for conventions worldwide. Striving for pan-African prosperity and the utilization of the budding markets there, the convention brought together the cream of the crop in a move to facilitate commerce.

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Beeld Holiday Show Showcases Johannesburg

Beeld Holiday Show Showcases Johannesburg

A consumer exhibition to remember, the Beeld Holiday Show presented a wide array of Johannesburg's cultural, infrastructural, and commercial exploits with a two-day show that brought out the best and brightest aspects of the Lightning City's impressive spread. The exhibition also marketed Johannesburg as a holiday destination of choice, a notion which may not have occurred to many potential travelers.

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Johannesburg to Implement Integrated Structural Transport System

Johannesburg to Implement Integrated Structural Transport System

Revealed in a plan about planning – city planning that is – the city of Johannesburg will implement a new method for laying out future developments in the city. Aimed at easing the costs of transportation on average households, future plans will give greater weight to availability and convenience of public transport in addition to additional focus in infrastructural needs to prevent gridlock, ensure pedestrian safety, and streamline mass transit.

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World Wetlands Day Celebrated in Johannesburg

World Wetlands Day Celebrated in Johannesburg

Environmental awareness has been a consistent theme in and around Johannesburg, with special focus going towards educational efforts in the field. The World Wetlands Day celebrations held at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia is no exception to this trend, and students from around the area learned much about the importance of often misunderstood and underappreciated wetlands.

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