Apr
25
to Apr 29

KAMERS/Makers Joburg

This is one of my favourite markets of the year, so many inspirational people who have made beautiful items from jewellery, & homeware to little gifts for the kids.

Our Ubuntu Club will be going on the opening day - Wednesday 25th April at 9am, so come join us. Click here to grab your ticket   

SA’s premier celebration of handmade, proudly local products returns to Joburg – and to a fantastic new venue: St David’s Marist Inanda, Sandton.

100+ Makers will offer the coolest stuff you’ve never seen! Fashion, decor, jewellery, homewares, beauty, food & wine… No mainstream here! 

Event Details

25 – 29 April 2018
St David’s Marist Inanda
Sandton, Joburg
9:00 – 17:00

Tickets

Tickets include a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag and magazine.

R60 at www.plankton.mobi (coming soon)
R90 at the entrance
R120 multi-entry ticket
Group tickets: Buy 3, get 1 free. R180 at www.plankton.mobi (coming soon), R270 at the entrance
R60 for students and pensioners
Free entry forincludes a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag with a new magazine (not including shopper bag and magazine)

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May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Online Webinar: Where to live in Joburg

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The first Tuesday of every month we get together to answer your questions on moving to South Africa. 

Each month we cover a new topic, but there is always an opportunity at the end to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 

This month, come join us for an hour where we discuss hints and tips on the best suburbs and areas to live in Joburg.

Please follow the link below to grab your seat - once you have registered you will be sent an email with the log in details for the online get together.

 

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Apr
16
9:00 AM09:00

Gardeners Training Course

The breakdown of the lesson are as follows:

  • Theory  1½ hours
  • Break ( tea/coffee/snacks)  30min
  • Practical application 1½ hours
  • Access work  30min

Topics covered in 5 week morning classes

  • Module 1: Soil Sciences
  • Module 2: Plant Material
  • Module 3: Tools
  • Module 4: Chemical Products and Application
  • Module 5: Management

 

Cost: R2500 

Where: Broadacres Lifestyle Shopping Centre, Cnr Cedar & Valley Roads, Broadacres

More Information:

011 465 4216

Website: https://www.gardenshop.co.za/event/gardeners-training-course/ 

https://www.facebook.com/GardenShopSA/

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5 Day Portable Business Incubator Challenge
Apr
9
to Apr 13

5 Day Portable Business Incubator Challenge

Discover The 4 Best Business Models You Can Adopt To Start Earning $1000 A Month

Portable Career

Its time to stop living in your partners shadow. To regain the purpose and drive you once had, and to start using your passion and skills to leave a legacy before you leave.

 

I Will Help You Too: 

*Generate a variety of portable business ideas 

*Select a business model that works from anywhere in the world (no more starting from scratch) 

*Prepare your pitch, to respond to "so what do you do"

* Make a plan so you can get started right away

*Map out how to create consistent $1000 months

* And ALOT more

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International Womens Club Monthly Meeting
Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

International Womens Club Monthly Meeting

Joburg Expat

 

The IWC has monthly meetings that are held at the Bryanston Country Club on the first Tuesday of every month with a guest speaker at each meeting. Followed by a tea/chat and mingle where many of your questions as a new resident in South Africa will be answered. As a new visitor a hostess will take care of you and introduce you to some of our other members.

Date

10am First Tuesday each month 

Venue 

Bryanston Country Club

63 Bryanston Drive

Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

Website / Contact 

Tel: 083 981 5517

http://www.iwcjoburgsa.co.za/

http://www.bryanstoncc.co.za/

https://www.facebook.com/International-Womens-Club-Johannesburg-506561946049971/

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Purple Day - REEA, Craighall Park

Wonderful day for the whole family this purple Day Sunday 25th March
Fresh veggies for sale
Yoga class for mom’s while dad’s and kids have their own fun class
Knife making
Purple plant planting for the kids as well as a range of activities for them like Easter egg basket painting, face painting, balloon sculpting, magic show, pony rides, story time and ceramics classes for the older kids
Shopping at the Bamboo Palace, Charity Shop, Book Shop and CO2 Lab
Art exhibition
Wine tasting, great food and some musical entertainment.

When: Sunday 25th March 9-2pm 

Admission: FREE

Where: REEA, Marlborough Avenue, Craighall Park 

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/theREEAorganization2/

 

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The Pantry Market - Keys Mile
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

The Pantry Market - Keys Mile

Rosebank's is always providing a new venue, market or shop for us to explore! This time its at the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district.  that is home to a new artisanal food market – The Pantry Market at Keyes.

Taking place on one Saturday morning a month, the market will specialise in small-batch, artisanal products, and will bring to the district everything from olive oil and honey to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread and cut flowers.


“Our objective is to make fresh, locally sourced products available to Joburgers on a regular basis. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative we know where our food is from & a neighbourhood market is the perfect way to shorten the supply chain, while getting to know the producers of the delicious goods you take home...”

Date: Saturday 24th March 9am - 2pm  

Admission: FREE

Website: http://bit.ly/keyespantry24march18

Venue: The Atrium of the Trumpet Building on Keyes – 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

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Lingo Links -
Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

Lingo Links -

Lingo Links consists of small, friendly, informal groups where you brush up language skills through conversation with mother-tongue speakers.

The concept is uniquely South African, and as a non-profit organisation it is affordable to all.  Our aim is Lingo Links from A – Z  (Afrikaans  – Zulu)

There are two forms of groups: 

1. Bilingual exchanges.

Speakers of any two languages meet for mutual practice, spending equal time (usually one hour) on each language.

e.g. Spanish/English or Afrikaans/German.

2. Single medium groups.

Groups where one or more mother-tongue speakers direct the conversation.

e.g. The group meets to speak Greek, Chinese or Venda. 

 

Website 

https://2018.lingolinks.co.za/contact-details/current-groups-and-convenors/

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Hike at The Wilds - Micro Adventure Tours
Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

Hike at The Wilds - Micro Adventure Tours

Joburg Expat

 

Micro Adventure Tours are always in the most interesting of places with eclectic mix of people. This week they are venturing into one of Joburgs oldest parks - the Wilds. 

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Come hike with us Joburg's hidden gem; the little Eden; the Joburg's best kept secret and our very own Central Park. The Wilds!

Bring along the family, friends, dogs and the visitors so that we enjoy this day's hike together. The more the merrier!

Here is the catch though. We will do some work. We will do our part by picking up litter as we hike. We believe that together we will make a huge difference to this wonderful park.

Entrance Fees:

FREE


To Bring:

Garden gloves, refuse plastic bags, picking sticks if you have, water, sunscreen, comfortable hiking attire, energy bars or any eats.

Website: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/444779482609563/

https://www.facebook.com/KWTMicroadventurer/

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Beechwood Easter Market
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Beechwood Easter Market

Beechwood Gardens is the private home of jeweller Christopher Greig and his wife Susan. Each year they open up their gates to the public as part of the Gardens of the Golden City series. 

This two day Easter Market enables you to wander through the beautiful landscape, browsing through a variety of stalls. 

The gardens were laid out in 1945 by legendary landscape architect Joane Pim, a founder member of the Institute of Landscape Architects of South Africa, and are among the most beautiful private gardens in the city.

A weekend of FUN in this beauuuutiful garden - something for everyone - wonderful EXHIBITORS- wonderful food stands - glendas tea garden - gin bar - prosecco - entertainment for little ones - look forward to seeing u !
— Shari Dickinson
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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family Fun Day @ Johannesburg Country Club

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Join us for a chilled out afternoon on the lawns of the beautiful Johannesburg Country Club. 

There will be a range of activities for the kids to do, from tennis to water slides, just remember to pack a change of clothes and their swimming costumes! 

Its R100 per child, and adults free. Bring a picnic or you can purchase food from the stalls. 

RSVP by 7th March to hannah@translatingme.org 

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Johannesburg Hiking Club

The JHC offers great hikes in the Magaliesberg on each Sunday of the month for those that would like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Gauteng's cities. There is no need to book for Sunday hikes - just arrive (at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time) at the meeting place (Check the full programme) on a Sunday morning, and introduce yourself to the leader of the day. Please take note that Sunday Hikes proximately involve 6 hours of hiking with an one hour lunch break in between

I joined the Johannesburg hiking club which is amazing for individuals and families. They are very well organized and split you into groups depending on your skill level. Worth sharing if people love hiking but too nervous to go out alone.
— Christina Regina Elisa De Simone
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Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

HiddenJoburg Webinar: Staying Safe in South Africa

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Join us for an hour of expert advice on how to feel and stay safe in South Africa.

South Africa is a huge country. It spans 471000 square miles and has a population of over 53 million people. It, undisputedly, has a terrible rap for crime, but it is NOT a war zone.

It is a place where many do feel safe, and where street smarts and wisdom have to be inititated.

This webinar will take you through how to be street smart, using universal common sense, knowing which places to avoid, etc.

If you are moving to South Africa, this webinar will prepare you for your move here!

See you then!

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Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

HiddenJoburg Webinar: Off the beaten track with Heather Mason

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Join the marvellous and talented lifestyle blogger, Heather Mason as she takes you through some of the most incredible spots in Johannesburg. 

Heather is an American expat who has been living in Johannesburg since 2010. She quickly fell in love with Jozi, and her blog, 2Summers is full of her experiences.

The webinar she will take you through will undoubtedly give you a love for this beautiful city, and inspire you to walk off the beaten track, and explore!!

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Kick Start 2018

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Don't go into 2018 confused and unsure, what you can do to continue your career here in Joburg, or how to make the most of the opportunities available. 

Join other expats for this fun interactive workshop to ensure you get clear on what your priorities are this year, for your career and personal development, so when you do return home, you have great stories to share in your next job interview, and have created memories to last a lifetime. 

It all starts with getting clear on how to use your time and skills. 

Maybe 2018 is the year too:

  • Learn a new skill
  • Start your Side Hustle
  • Grow your Freelance Career
  • Travel more
  • invest your skills into something meaningful


Whatever your dreams are, come join other at our Kick Start 2018 workshop.

The Agenda 

10 - 10:30         Coffee

10:30 - 11:30     Inspirational Speaker

How to stay relevant and work ready in 21st Century

Leadership Consultant - Tracy Marais

11:45 -  

Next Steps Seminars .........

(select one from the following)  

1. Practical advice on how to become a consultant (Run by Lexa Leio

2. Practical Visa advice on how to work here, or set up your business (run by immigration experts Expats on the Globe

3. How to make Social Media work for you - tips to market yourself on LinkedIn, start a blog, and tips on how 10 minutes a day will help keep you in touch with your industry. .

4. Get organised - map out your 2018, get advice on public holidays, where to travel, must see destinations, create your own vision board. 

12:45 - 1:30   Lunch 

1:45 - 2:45 Next Steps Seminars round 2 

2:45 - 3:00 Questions

Venue: 

The Milk Bar, George Lea Park

Come join us! 

 

Tickets: 

Standard Ticket Price :  R750

Members: R350  

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Jan
16
to Jan 20

Create your 2018 Bucket List of South Africa Experiences

2018 Bucket List

Are you busy researching what life is like here in South Africa? Come hear our experiences, pick up tips and meet others who are also about to move. 

This month our aim is to inspire you to all the various trips, weekend getaways and experiences you can have this year. 

Come share your research and pick up tips on the best places to stay, and visit, and explore within Joburg, Cape Town, Durban and beyond. 

We will also answer any questions for those still researching their move here. 


Do you have a particular concern or question you would like answered? Let us know in the comments and we will do our best to cover them all!

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Dec
14
9:30 PM21:30

Christmas Beading Workshop

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If you haven't made it to Piece yet - now is your chance. This incredible downtown warehouse is the creation of Eugenie Drakes. Eugenie has curated a special mix of authentic and ethically- sourced goods from across Africa. Her customer list includes Michelle Obama and Princess Charlene of Monaco. So its the perfect place to do your Christmas Shopping, and create your own decorations all in one morning. 

Beauty Maswanganyi is the queen of beads. She will host us in a lesson to make our own African Christmas Tree decorations, whilst teaching us about the stories and traditions behind this African art.  

Coffee and snacks are included in the workshop. Transport can also be arranged. 

R150 - Members 

R350 - Standard Ticket

R450 - Last Minute Ticket (purchased after 11th December)  

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Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Webinar: Road Trips in South Africa

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Are you busy researching what life is like here in South Africa? Come hear our experiences, pick up tips and meet others who are also about to move. 

This month before the holiday season we are discussing Road Trips.

Come share your research and pick up tips on the best places to stay, and visit, how to stay safe on the roads and how best communitcate with the South African Police. 

We will also answer any questions for new arrivals on buying a car, and all the paperwork and documentation needed when purchasing or selling a car in South Afirca. 

Do you have a particular concern or quesiton you would like answered? Let us know in the comments and we will do our best to cover them all!

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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Behind the Scenes Christmas Shopping @ 44 Stanley

Joburg Expat

A series of industrial buildings beautifully converted into a boutique complex with pretty tree-shaded courtyards 44 Stanley is home to a superb collection of stores and delicious places to eat. 

Behind the shopfronts are the stories of people who create beautiful hand made goods, from fine chocolate to to drawer fashion labels. Join us behind the scenes to meet some of them ….


Enjoy a coffee and chocolate tasting with Bean There Coffee, South Africa’s first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee, and Chocoloza, the creation of Belgian-trained Vicki Bain.

Meet one of SA's leading fashion designers Jacques van der Watt for a view of what goes into Black Coffee's catwalk collection and enter into Jan Bekker's Sirkel jewellery design studio

Finish the day with a sundowner at a surprise location. 


44 Stanley offers a fantastic shopping experience amid tree-lined courtyards with plenty of cafes – so feel free to arrive early to explore the space. 

Price: 

Standard Tickets: R550

Early Bird: R450 (tickets brought before 16th November)

Translating Joburg Members: R250

 

 

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Expat Careers - Online Workshop

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We are excited to announce that next Tuesday we are running our Expat Spouse to Global Career Webinar

If you want to make sure you make 2018 the year to progress your career its time you got organised now.

Come join us to share the 3 steps you need to take to ensure 2018 is the best year for you and your career.

You will leave the session feeling clear, focused and excited to get started on creating your own career path here in Joburg.

This webinar is particularly for those who came along to one of our Career's events at Nice or Milk Bar and now want to take their next steps.

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Webinar: Moving to South Africa

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Are you busy researching what life is like here in South Africa? Come hear our experiences, pick up tips and meet others who are also about to move. 

This month we are discussing the 5 Mistakes to avoid during your first month in South Africa. 

Do you have a particular concern or quesiton you would like answered? Let us know in the comments and we will do our best to cover them all!

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TranslatingJoburg Interior Design 
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

TranslatingJoburg Interior Design 

Allow us to inspire you with the best of South African design. Discover up and coming designers alongside some of Joburg's classics in Interior Design. 

 Image - Amatuli 

Image - Amatuli 

The evening will take place at Studio 19's new beautiful studio in Krammerville. Studio 19 is a dab hand in everything from product and furniture design to interiors and ceramics. One of the key aspects of their business involves collaboration with other designers, artists and manufacturers. The philosophy behind collaborations stems from the concept that no one can live an isolated life, ideas need to be shared and opinions need to be heard in order to be successful. Mia and her team have personally curated the evening to showcase the best in current trends and styles. 


One thing is for sure, you will leave with a few more items to add to your Christmas list, and maybe a purchase or two to create a unique Jo’burg space in your home. 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Street Food - Soweto Style

Come join us on Heritage Day as we take to the streets in Soweto to search for the finest street food and discover how this important national holiday is celebrated in South Africa’s most famous township. ,

Joburg Expat, Food Tour

It is time to leave behind the media fuelled stories of life in Soweto and come explore the area for your-self and leave with a few friendships and a few traditional recipes. You may well be pleasantly surprised at the vibrant creativity and wealth of culinary treasures that you discover. 

“Township food is daring, it’s detailed and it’s made with love,” says Justice, I see a Different You

If you want to take to the streets on this unique walking tour around Soweto, to learn about the cultural significance of the day, and the traditions behind a kota, bunny chow, and shisa nyama, be welcomed as long lost friends to share a local beer or two in a shebeen, eat as a family, listen and learn about how daily life is conducted here in Soweto, then sign up to be first in line to grab your ticket. 

Please note if you are a member you will be given a discount code to use - please email us if you have yet to receive yours.

>>>>>>To find out more about becoming a member click here >>>>>>

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Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to Joburg - Steak and Wine

Come join our monthly #translatingjoburg monthly meetup events, run in partnership with Intouch Relocations. These are particularly for those new in town to meet others and learn more about whats great here in South Africa. 
 

Joburg Expat

This month we are delighted to be hosted at Wombles, where we can learn what makes a great glass of wine and how to cook a mean steak! 

Grab you ticket now: (ticket includes entrance and a welcome drink) 

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Photography Tour of Joburg - SOLD OUT

Joburg Expat Events

The best way to capture the heart of Jozi life is with someone to knows it inside out. Thami will pick you up and drive you directly too the most iconic parts of Joburg, from street scenes to the top of ridges and buildings to take in the skyline. Thami can personalise the tour specifically to your interests, introducing you to people, places, and spaces that make Joburg tick.  

Mid morning we will stop for hot chocolate and rusks, as Thami shares the cultural context behind the photo's you have been taking. 

Bring your phone, or a DSLR camera, and come learn more about the city we currently call home.

Book tickets below: 

Want to learn more about our events - read about our July meet up Continuing your Career in Joburg here 

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