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The Makers # 2 | Atelier MCC

Several years ago, the gatekeepers wouldn’t allow MR TEBELLO ‘TIBZ’ MOTSOANE through the door, but in no time he had muscled his way into Jo’burg nightlife’s premier league, promoting parties, and making marginal brands cool. He went on to open his own nightclub, secured a stake in a street wear brand and turned a little…

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A rum to redeem the category

With the discovery of a relatively new drink, MR SIPHIWE MPYE exorcised his rum demons and found a surprising new favourite.   In my personal drinking history, rum has had a chequered history. The times I have been forced – for an array of reasons – to drink the stuff, I have behaved badly, smelled even…

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The art of champagne

It is officially art season and earlier this week, Perrier-Jouët hosted an intimate dinner at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, in honour of artists Mr Bambolwami Sibiya and Mr David Koloane. Although Mr Koloane’s ill-health kept him away, Mr Sibiya shared his ascent in the art world, with plenty of insider anecdotes to keep the guests…

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Review | Town The Bar

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After a false start some years ago, a renewed effort to revitalise the cultural and transit hub of Newtown, in the Johannesburg CBD, is well underway with the opening late last year of the Newtown Junction retail hub. Town, the buzzing dim sum bar in the space, has become a popular destination. Town – the…

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