Starbucks officially opens shop in SA
Apr22

Starbucks officially opens shop in SA

Starbucks has finally made its way to SA, and we chatted to a few ardent coffee lovers who turned up (some very early) on opening day It’s a good day for coffee lovers in South Africa. Taste Holdings opened its first Starbucks store in the country, in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday morning. Since, opening its very first store in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington in 1971, Starbucks has grown to over 24 000 stores in 70...

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Malawi: Blasto and Piksy Set for South Africa Concert OMN Valentine’s Day
Feb09

Malawi: Blasto and Piksy Set for South Africa Concert OMN Valentine’s Day

Malawi’s dance hall artist, Blasto is set to perform before Malawians in Johannesburg at a place called Tijuca in South Africa on Valentine’s Day (14th February 2016). Blasto told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) that he will share the stage with Piksy. “We are expected to leave on 10th February so that we have more time to rehearse with the band. I have other appearances with one of the oldest sound system in South...

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Mariah Carey to perform in South Africa in 2016
Dec14

Mariah Carey to perform in South Africa in 2016

American singer, songwriter – Mariah Carey is headed to Mzansi for the very first time, courtesy of Live Nation and Big Concerts. Carey is expected to tour South Africa in May 2016, performing in Jozi on 1st and 2nd May 2016 (at the Ticketpro Dome). Tickets for the Johannesburg dates go on sale at 9am on Thursday 17 December 2015 via Computicket....

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Taps run dry in parts of Johannesburg
Nov11

Taps run dry in parts of Johannesburg

There was no water in several parts of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, apparently due to water levels dropping in reservoirs. Some areas in Johannesburg have been without water since Tuesday. This was as the City of Johannesburg announced earlier in the week that it was implementing level two water restrictions. The shortage follows severe drought conditions in parts of the country, along with a week-long heatwave, with...

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Hundreds of Johannesburg families evicted by ‘Red Ants’
Jul17

Hundreds of Johannesburg families evicted by ‘Red Ants’

One of our Observers in Johannesburg has filmed a startling sight: trucks full of chanting men in red shirts, some armed with rifles, taking over a block of residential buildings in central Johannesburg and throwing the contents out onto the street. On Tuesday, these dreaded “Red Ants”, as they are called, brutally carried out a court order to evict hundreds of families. Berea is an impoverished neighbourhood in the heart of...

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