People of Joburg / 17.01.2019

Growing up with a famous soccer legend as a father didn’t affected Maps one bit. In fact, the young Maps didn’t even realise what his dad even did until he was about seven or so and was watching soccer on TV. He just thought his dad was really popular and had a lot of friends, and that was why people asked to have photos with him all the time. His parents made sure that both Maps and his brother grew up as normally as possible and didn’t get carried...

People of Joburg / 10.01.2019

In the bustling heart of Sandton, lies the hidden gem that is the Maximillien restaurant. Conveniently located in the da Vinci Hotel, this hot spot is well known by locals and internationals alike for not only its creative and inspired menu, but also for its beautiful, old school New York inspired décor and views out over the hustle and bustle of the Sandton streets below. The man behind the culinary creativity and menu revolution at The Maximillien is none other than Durban born chef, Sylvester Nair – who has...

Features, People of Joburg / 03.01.2019

We caught up with Vanes-Mari du Toit, South African pro netball player who currently plays in the positions of Goal Keeper and Goal attack on our national squad - and she is taaaalll! Vanes-Mari recently competed on Dancing with The Stars SA, and along with her pro dance partner Johannes Radebe made it to the semi-finals. Considering that Vanes-Mari is more comfortable in tekkies - she pulled out all the stops to get so far in the competition, and of course we had to find out more. She also...

Features, People of Joburg / 20.12.2018

You may well recognise actor David Louw from TV, he is currently acting in 'Getroud Met Rugby' and also plays the love interest in the music video of Tarryn Lamb’s new hit single “Mal Oor Jou”! Apart from his blooming acting career, David is launching a national campaign called INGU, which stands for I’ll Never Give Up, and will rollout via schools, universities and even corporates, where David will be talking about his own hurdles in life and how he overcame them, or ones that he may still struggling...

Features, Lifestyle, People of Joburg / 13.12.2018

Widely recognised as one of the world’s most inspirational women, Noëlla Coursaris Musunka is the founder of Malaika, a grassroots non-profit that works to educate and empower girls and their communities in her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through Malaika, founded in 2007, Noëlla has built an accredited school providing education for 314 Congolese girls, and has established a community centre offering literacy, health, sports, and vocational programs, free of charge. She has also implemented a clean water program, which has built and refurbished 17 wells...

Features, People of Joburg / 06.12.2018

Van Der Linde restaurant in Linden has become known over the last few months since it's opening for it's fabulous in-house bakery which turns out tasty breads and croissants on a daily basis, and almost always there is a queue of people waiting to buy their apple sourdough, farmhouse, seed, ciabatta or rye breads as well as their light and buttery croissants (made with specially sourced butter from the Free State) at 07h00 when the doors open. The young chef heading up this thriving and successful section of Van...

People of Joburg / 15.11.2018

Dolci Café in Craighall Park is one of Johannesburg’s destination restaurants when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine – is owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband, actor Clayton Boyd, as well as their partner Zoran Mijailovic. Righi-Boyd comes from a dynasty of restaurateurs and her mother – super-nonna-chef Luciana Righi of Assaggi, Tre Nonni and Amarcord fame, is part of the team in this friendly neighbourhood eatery. We caught up with Jackie to find out more...

Features, People of Joburg / 01.11.2018

Welcome to The Marabi Club where superb food and drink blend together with the best in live jazz performances. Inspired by the penny-whistle Marabi clubs of the 1920's which were formed in the wake of one of the world’s richest gold rushes, in Johannesburg. It was a lifestyle prompted by the need to escape the hardships of the working week and was defined by illegal shebeens, where fierce talk of politics was accompanied by the equally disruptive soundtrack of jazz. Today The Marabi Club is tucked into the basement of...

People of Joburg / 25.10.2018

Moitheri Pheto arrives for our cover shoot with a presence, and it’s clear to see why this award-winning actress is so prolific, her passion and desire for projects that not only share a story but allow others a chance to shine is something that is critical to her. Terry first arrived on our screens in 2005 as the lead female role in the acclaimed Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi and has since then worked tirelessly on a number of projects that share not only great stories, but also inspirational messages...