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The Wing Republic Finally Takes Flight

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 6 November 2018

The Wing Republic Finally Takes Flight

Tlhompho Mokoena Is Truly Winging It Joburgers have grown to love The Wing Republic (TWR), one of Braamfontein’s premium chill spots. Established by Tlhompho Mokoena as a pop-up restaurant in 2014, the booming business became fully operational in a brick and mortar location in November 2017. I met with him on an early week-morning at...

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Top Five Fridays: Restaurants to get a meal for under R100

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 26 October 2018

Top Five Fridays: Restaurants to get a meal for under R100

Spoil yourself without breaking the bank This is goes out to all the foodies and everyone who is looking for a good night out. In this economy it has become a bit expensive to go out and eat when you don’t have the low-down on the cheap places. Well, worry no more- we are the...

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Being black and vegan

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 19 July 2018

Being black and vegan

When you’re black and vegan you’re likely to be seen as the the oddball amongst your family and friends, or you might even be viewed as someone with a strange superiority complex trying to be white. A vegan is someone who lives off a plant-based diet, and depending on the individual, the person might also choose not...

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Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 28 March 2017

Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

Two years ago while they were unemployed, five friends had an idea that changed their lives and benefited their community. Sizwe Nyuka (26), Abonga Tom (24), Lonwabo Mfenguza (23), Loyiso Hulushe (23) and Bonani Joni (24) decided that it was high time Khayelitsha went green, and launched Ekasi Project Green. It’s an urban farming project...

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The Dirty Rotten Tequila Festival is back!

by: Nadine Kutu - 28 April 2015

The Dirty Rotten Tequila Festival is back!

If you had to compare alcohol with Dragon Ball Z, tequila would be the “super saiyan” of alcohol sqaud. The Dirty Rotten Tequila Festival is back for round two, promising even more fun than last year! The festival, that celebrates the Mexican beverage will be taking place on the 1st of May at Carfax, Newtown,...

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Gin reborn as The Artisan

by: Fatima Mathivha - 1 April 2015

Gin reborn as The Artisan

We’re seated comfortably on bar stools at a table in the open courtyard area of The Artisan. Located at 12 Gleneagles Road and wedged between Greenside strip staples Topo Gigio and The Office, sits this not-so-new kid on the block. It’s a restaurant and bar formerly known as Gin that’s undergone a complete renovation in...

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Funerals: the food, the speeches and the family drama

by: Sine Ndlela - 17 September 2014

Funerals: the food, the speeches and the family drama

  Death. It sits and waits for us to fall into its grasp. It lingers and hovers over our lives, knowing we will eventually succumb to it. I thought this, as I watched my grandmother’s casket being lowered to the ground. I was unsettled, haunted by the eerie silence that followed. Where does she disappear...

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Top Foodie Movies

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 15 April 2014

Top Foodie Movies

I’m sure you’ve noticed your cravings for good food have increased ever since the temperature took a dip. Winter’s on it’s way, you can feel it in the the icy breeze. The best way to beat the chill is to find solace in a big bowl of soup or creamy mac ‘n’ cheese. Food is...

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Eat Your Heart Out

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 17 March 2014

Eat Your Heart Out

HEI Café is remarkable. Snuggled behind an alleyway opposite the Easy Hotel in De Korte Street,the interior of the cafe is the embodiment of high art and vintage chic. The walls are decked with paintings of black icons such as Biko, and vintage. This past Saturday was the relaunch of the cafe. We caught up...

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Foodies: Chefs on Blades

by: Nzolo Bidla - 19 September 2013

Foodies: Chefs on Blades

Introducing the Chefs on Blades, a team of four young guys from Protea North – Vusi Mkhabela, Gaopalelwe ‘Top Chef’ Makhudu, Ofentse Molefe and Gosiame Letlhaku. Their name is a play on words around mobile catering and knife blades. The all-male Soweto-based catering outfit started with pop-up stalls at house sessions in Soweto selling boerewors...

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