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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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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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


The Milk Bar, George Lea Park

Come join us! 



Standard Ticket Price :  R750

Members: R350  

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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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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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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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3:00 PM15:00

Behind the Scenes Christmas Shopping @ 44 Stanley

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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. 


Standard Tickets: R550

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

Translating Joburg Members: R250



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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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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 
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. 

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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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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. ,

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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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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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9:00 AM09:00

Photography Tour of Joburg - SOLD OUT

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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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