Zeitz Mocaa weekend
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The is no shortage of exciting events happening in a city near you this weekend – from artisanal markets to film festivals, make sure you’re at one of these events.

Cape Town

The Secret Garden Market in Constantia is back after a winter hiatus. With the weather looking sunny and warm on Saturday, set your picnic blanket up in the exquisite garden for a day of gourmet food and drink, music and boutique homeware, fashion and more.

Secret Garden Market, September 29, 10am – 4pm

the secret garden market weekend

The Norval Foundation presents Heliostat, an exhibit of selected works from artist Wim Botha’s last two decades of art production. The exhibition will open with a talk by art critic Liese Van Der Watt, writer Ashraf Jamal, curator Owen Martin and artist Wim Botha at 4pm on Saturday, followed by an opening reception.

Heliostat: Wim Botha, September 29, 4pm

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Wim Botha, Prism 10 (Dead Laocoön, 2014

Zeitz MOCAA launches its inaugural Fashion Film Season this Saturday. Exploring the power of play, collage and found objects in a series of selected Afrocentric Fashion Films, the event will feature selected fashion thinkers, play practitioners, fashion designers and film directors. Seat are limited, booking is recommended.

Fashion Films (Season 01), September 29, 1 – 4pm

weekend zeitz mocha
Image courtesy of Ricardo Simal & Rich Mnisi (Pty) Ltd

Somerset West

Nom Nom Eateries, a trendy little establishment in Somerset West has launched their new pastry bar creatively crafted by Executive Chef, Sebastian Smith. Get down to the patisserie this weekend and take advantage of their opening offer – purchase any two takeaway pastries and receive a free Americano or Cappuccino. Valid until the end of September.

Nom Nom Eateries, until September 30



On the last Saturday of every month, Keyes Art Mile brings you the Panty Market. Come and fill your shoppers with fresh vegetables and pantry staples while chatting directly with the producers. This week there’ll also be a talk by Slow Food international councillor Caroline McCann who’ll share the latest news on conscious food choices.

The Pantry Market, September 29, 9am – 2pm

Keyes pantry weekend market

The annual Jozi Film Festival is back this weekend with screenings at The Olive Tree Theatre and The Bioscope Independent Cinema. Expect feature films, international and local short films, feature and short documentaries and student film.

The Jozi Film Festival, September 27 – 30

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz event takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre this weekend. The festival which has been around for 20 years is South Africa’s oldest jazz festive and is a celebration of local and international jazz talent. Day and weekend passes are available.

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, September 27 – 30


Kamers/Makers returns to Bloemfontein’s Monte Bello Estate for a showcase of fashion, jewellery, homeware and décor. With over 100 exhibitors, live music and plenty of tasty drinks and snacks this is a great way to spend your weekend.

Kamers/Makers Bloemfontein, September 26 – 30

kamers/makers bloemfontein weekend


Not to be outdone by Johannesburg and Cape Town Durban Street Food Festival is here to tantalise your taste buds with the best of Durban’s African, Indian, Asian and other mouthwatering laid-back foods. Expect food trucks and stalls, music, crafts, a night market and a secret gin and rum garden.

Durban Street Food Festival, September 28 – 30


Enjoy Pretoria’s colourful inner-city at this month’s Market @ The Sheds. With live blues, folk, rock, jazz, reggae and Afro-soul music, shopping, craft beer, fine wines, cocktails and gourmet street food, this is a novel way to experience the city’s CBD.

Market @ The Sheds, September 29