Rosebank, South Africa – The much-anticipated Obscura, a high-end lifestyle destination – cocktail bar and eatery has officially opened its doors offering an extraordinary cocktail and culinary experience like no other.

Ladies and Gentlemen, ‘OBSCURA HAS ENTERED THE ROOM’…

Having officially opened a few weeks back in the vibrant heart of Rosebank, OBSCURA stands out as a premier destination for those seeking an elegant, eclectic and warm atmosphere, serving the best cocktails in town.

From its unique selection of killer cocktails and unconventional food plating offerings to its distinctive décor and impeccable service, OBSCURA is here to take you on the ultimate journey of enjoyment.


At the heart of OBSCURA is its classic cocktail bar, where traditional cocktails are given a contemporary twist for all to indulge in. In addition to these timeless beverages, OBSCURA features a curated list of signature cocktails that occasionally change with the seasons, ensuring a fresh and dynamic drinks menu throughout the year. 

The current signature menu includes delicious carefully curated cocktails like the Soul Candi, Clarified Pina Colada, Monkey Sour and the Verbena Collins with a great selection of Virgin cocktail favourites including the Mexican Sweetheart and Don’t Forget Me. The universal classics are also on the menu:- The Negroni, the Paloma, the Old Fashioned, various Martini’s and the Strawberry Daiquiri. Dessert Cocktails include the White Russian, the Grasshopper and the Golden Cadillac.


The culinary offerings at OBSCURA are centered around tapa-style plating, with a particular emphasis on key signature dishes for everyone to savour and share. The food menu is designed to be flexible and evolves every so often, ensuring that each visit brings a new and delightful gastronomic adventure.

From a selection of popular Bar Snacks to sharing plates, Salads and Desserts for those with a sweet tooth. Favourites over the past few weeks include the unexpected signature Cape Malay Charred Broccoli dish, the to-die-for Korean Panko Chicken Wings, the mouthwatering Carrot and Baba Ghanoush, Sumo Fries and the scrumptious Umqombothi Banoffee Tartlet. 


Complementing the delectable food and drink, OBSCURA’s décor is organic and features simple colourful graffiti and quintessential art pieces in every corner, creating an ambience that is both sophisticated and unpretentious.

One of the standout features of OBSCURA is the exclusive Dali Room, a private area that accommodates 10-12 guests comfortably. This special tranquil space is available by advance booking only, offering a unique and personalised experience for those special occasions.

‘At OBSCURA we pride ourselves on creating the best hospitality experience for all our patrons, making them feel like guests in our home rather than customers. Our team goes the extra mile to ensure that every ‘guest’ receives impeccable service in an intimate and welcoming environment,’ stated co-owner George Hunter, and adds ‘Also in line with staying true to its name, OBSCURA invites guests to view hospitality from a different perspective to fully experience the essence of the destination. The more you look, the more you will discover, much like peering through a keyhole. We are here to host you.

OBSCURA is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12 midday to midnight, and can currently comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests, providing an intimate yet lively setting for patrons. 

The average spend per head ranges from R850 to R1000, ensuring a premium experience for all patrons. Bookings can be made on the website.

OBSCURA is the brainchild of three industry titans: entertainment and hospitality mogul Ricardo da Costa, legendary hospitality and bar guru George Hunter, and leading businessman Leren Govender. Their combined expertise and passion for exceptional service have culminated in a venue that promises to redefine the Rosebank social scene.

199 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg 


INSTAGRAM – @obscuracocktailbar



Durban, South Africa | 16 May 2024 – 
The excitement is building as the countdown begins for the return of the country’s most anticipated annual horse racing event of the year. Today, organizers of the renowned lifestyle BOOMTOWN experience together with iconic partner Johnnie Walker Blonde are thrilled to announce the official opening of ticket sales

BOOMTOWN, synonymous with unparalleled hospitality, is set to deliver yet another unforgettable experience. Renowned for its world-class sound, spectacular lighting, and electrifying live performances from the hottest artists in the country, this year promises to surpass all expectations!

Scheduled to take place at home of the Durban July, Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, 6th July 2024, BOOMTOWN will once again play host to a dazzling array of South Africa’s biggest names in entertainment, sports and business.

Year after year, this event has solidified its reputation as the pinnacle of July weekend festivities, drawing discerning enthusiasts of horse racing, fashion, and music. With its opulent tiered hospitality decks, plush lounges and captivating experiential activations, BOOMTOWN remains the ultimate destination for luminaries from the realms of entertainment, sports, and business.

        “BOOMTOWN presented by Johnnie Walker Blonde epitomizes the celebration of life. This year marks our 14th year and we have prided ourselves throughout the past decade on crafting an unparalleled hospitality experience for our esteemed guests. From world-class entertainment to seamless betting stations, an extensive selection of gourmet cuisine, and fully stocked bars, our diverse hospitality packages ensure that every attendee feels like a VIP” stated event organizer Stuart Scott. He continued”Over the next few days we will be finalizing our carefully curated lineup, featuring some of SA’s finest talent to keep our guests entertained throughout the day,” 

Limited tickets for this highly coveted lifestyle experience are available for purchase at Ticketpro. Act fast to secure your spot, as limited Phase One (Early bird) tickets start at R650.


DATE:                         Saturday, 1st July 2023

VENUE:                      Greyville Racecourse, Berea, Durban

TIMES:                       Gates open at 11am and close at 10pm 

TICKETS:                   GA R565  (EX VAT) – Phase 1

GA R652  (EX VAT) – Phase 2

                                    GA R739 (EX VAT) – Phase 3

                                    VIP R2783 (EX VAT)

                                    VVIP R3652 (EX VAT)

                                    BOOK HERE 


Johannesburg, South Africa (Tuesday, 14th May 2024) – Following the success of its debut in 2023, SA’s iconic youth radio station, Y, renowned for its pulse on all things young, fresh and on trend, is thrilled to announce the return of GRYND, an innovative platform that redefines and officially launches Youth Month. GRYND is presented in partnership with FNB this year, a reinforcement of the bank’s endorsement of career-focused platforms for young adults.

Iniitially conceptualized in 2023 to bridge the youth unemployment gap by enablingconversations aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship, the 2024 edition of GRYND emerges as a beacon of empowerment, equipping young individuals with the tools to navigate today’s economic landscape. With a renewed focus on fostering diverse income streams and cultivating entrepreneurial spirit, GRYND aims to inspire attendees to creatively elevate their ‘side hustles’ leveraging various digital platforms.

Further building upon the resounding success of the inaugural event, this year’s gathering will feature an array of high-impact masterclasses, panel discussions and inspiring conversations, facilitating invaluable knowledge exchange among attendees.

GRYND 2024 is vibrating on a higher frequency and has curated a lineup of speakers to impart the knowledge and skill sets that have contributed to their own success. 

Among the notable speakers confirmed for GRYND this year are:
● Unleashing the Power of E-commerce
 with Rabia Ghoor  
● The Art of Monetizing Your Passion with Slikour  
● Building Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age with AyandaMVP
● Content Creation Strategies for Social Media with Pamela Mtanga
● Navigating the Gig Economy: Opportunities and Challenges with RobotBoii
● The Intersection of Music and Entrepreneurship with Hype  
● Investing in Yourself: Creating a Culture of Wealth and Success with Koshiek Karan
● From Field to Business: Athletes in Entrepreneurship with Rudy Paige and Juande Jongh 
● Banking on the Future: Financial Solutions for Young Innovators –
 FNB Panel Discussion 

Set to take place on Saturday, the 1st of June 2024 at Atlas Studios in Milpark, GRYND promises an immersive experience like no other.

Y Managing Director Haseena Cassim, remarked, “GRYND is not merely another event, it’s a movement, one created to enable growth. By providing a platform for meaningful dialogue, interactive workshops, and engaging activations, GRYND delivers on the needs expressed by the market for empowerment and unlocks opportunities for financial independence.”

GRYND 2024 aims to foster a culture of innovation and resilience, celebrating those who dare to challenge conventional notions of success. 

In partnership with GRYND this year FNB, the highly esteemed South African banking institution is reinforcing its endorsement of career-focused platforms for young adults.

Don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Book your ticket now to secure your place at GRYND 2024.



Date:             Saturday, 1 June 2024
Venue:           Atlas Studio (Milpark)
Time:             11h00 – 17:00 


BIRKENSTOCK proudly opened its latest store in the prestigious Hyde Park Corner. The space transforms the traditional retail experience into a luxurious African oasis, characterised by earthy tones, rich textures, and chic décor.
The new store embraces a theme of casual luxury with colour schemes revolving around neutral shades and vibrant pops of colour as a nod to African narratives. Exuding effortless elegance, it presents a fully open shopfront flanked by wooden panels, the iconic BIRKENSTOCK footbed crafted into a lamella wood ceiling, and a marble slab with brass inlays featuring the script: German Tradition Since 1774.

The brand boasts a heritage in iconic footwear and BIRKENSTOCK’s relationship with nature is reflected across the store’s fittings and decor elements that feature wood, leather, cork, jute and florals. These in-store features also speak to the natural materials used to craft its footwear.
To add an African flair, BIRKENSTOCK collaborated with Neimil, a South African design and lifestyle brand founded by Keneilwe Mothoa and Lubabalo Mxalisa. The custom designed Neimil rugs and scatter cushions champion storytelling through design with luxe textures and a warm colour palette, speaking to the richness of local culture.
The assortment includes an extensive range of premium footwear for women, men, and children, including sandals, home shoes, socks, and boots. The core and seasonal ranges boast an array of colourways, styles, and materials—there’s something for everyone.

BIRKENSTOCK’s global concept store opening in Hyde Park Corner marks a milestone in the brand’s commitment to delivering exceptional retail experiences, blending global luxury with African authenticity.

Visit the Hyde Park Corner BIRKENSTOCK store at Shop UM27A, Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol, Hyde Park Corner. Contact number: 010 001 9119.
Follow @birkenstockza on social media for exciting new drops and news.
To shop BIRKENSTOCK online, visit:



Johannesburg, South Africa (Friday, 26 April 2024) – After unveiling their newest collection designed to infuse relaxation, sophistication, and elegance into the fashion landscape at South African Fashion Week Spring Summer 2024, Rubicon has sparked considerable excitement within the fashion world.

Celebrating South African glamour, Rubicon’s classic capsule collection delivered sophistication and flair at this seasons showcase.

Rubicon’s founder and lead designer, Hangwani Nengovhela  brought to life a collection that was both ethereal and practical. Inspired by the African safari landscape, Nengovhela drew inspiration from the brand’s past silhouettes, colours, and artform , adding elements of glamour from the brand two decades rich history.

Nengovhela is frequently asked to predict the new season’s trends and to that she smiles and shakes her head. “I don’t believe in trends, I believe in classics,” she says. ‘I believe that if there is to be a trend for the season it is “to make the ‘old’ new again while giving a modern twist to traditional silhouettes, fabrics, and style.”

Rubicon’s new collection included a range of ready to wear, designer-quality garments with a nod to the brand’s past design aesthetic. This means safari prints, earthy colours, as well as bold colours tones that will suit any skin-tone or body type.

Coupled with exquisite unique jewellery pieces from Jenna Clifford, the collection was well received getting a nod from not just the local fashion elite, but global approval as well.

        We were very excited to present our latest collection and participate in SA Fashion Week once more this season. The collection was warmly embraced by South Africa’s fashion elite who were in attendance,” stated Nengovhela.

Guests in attendance at the showcase this season included Rubicon family: the fashion forward businesswoman Kim Jayde, TV anchor Abigail Visagie, fashion magazine editor Nontando Mposo, fashion industry influencer Margo Fargo, Proudly SA CMO Happy Ngidi and publicist extraordinaire Melanie Ramjee.

With Rubicon’s Spring summer collection you’re sure to make a statement at various occasions. To shop the latest runway looks, make an appointment call +27 81 3819800 to arrange a visit of their studio in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
For the latest info and updates, check out Rubicon’s social media platform for updates and more information: 

Instagram  @RubiconClothing 


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