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The 5 hottest events in SA to check out this week

2016-12-04 06:01
Manhattan Brothers Tribute

Johannesburg – This week it's all about the finer things in life – be it jazz, wine or the smooth sounds of a cappella. City Press' Phuti Mathobela picks the five hottest events:


Sandton City Festive Wonderland

7 – 11 December

Sandton City Fountain Court, Joburg

Free event

Hola, amigos! Guess who’s coming to Sandton City this December? Nickelodeon’s Dora, Boots and Diego! Dora, Boots and Diego will be performing three special shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm in the Fountain Court. Have photographs taken with Father Christmas, watch a show and appearances by the characters, and play in a 10 000-piece Lego pit.


Mkizwana Ensemble African Skies Tour

10 December at 18:00

U-The Space, 146 Minnaar Street, Pretoria

Tickets R50 at the door

Catch the Mkizwana Ensemble in Pretoria as part of their national tour for their debut album, African Skies. Through the combination of keyboard, double bass, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophones the ensemble produces a unique sound and, most importantly, explores Xhosa and other African music genres.


Bottelary Hills Pop-Up Lunch

4 December at 12:30

Kaapzicht Estate, Cape Town

Tickets R350 per person at

Join the last Bottelary Hills Pop-Up Lunch for the year. This time, renowned celebrity chef Bertus Basson will fan the flames for a fish-inspired feast. Your ticket includes a wine tasting, three-course feast and a glass of wine per course.

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DStv iRock Rustenburg Battle

10 December 16:00

Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Tickets R200 to R1 000 at

South African platinum-selling artist and BET Award-nominated R&B crooner Donald and hitmaker Mobi Dixon will be judges at this year’s DStv iRock Rustenburg Battle. Expect a day of awesome live music and fun.


Manhattan Brothers Tribute

8 – 18 December

Tuesdays to Saturdays 20:00, Sundays 15:00

Soweto Theatre

Tickets R80 at

Choreographed by Somizi, this is a musical tribute to the popular yesteryear South African a cappella singing group, The Manhattan Brothers. They paved the way for South African music icons such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba.

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