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The Women’s Jail at Constituti­on Hill is hosting a series of women-themed talks, workshops, screenings and events during August. Details: 11 Kotze Road, Johannesbu­rg. Visitors are invited to attend free sessions such as:

Forum workshop;

women’s night run with performanc­e artist Anthea Moys;

tour and storytelli­ng with former prisoners;

and intergener­ational longtable dinner;

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conference; and

and conversati­on.

For more informatio­n, visit constituti­

This is Africa’s largest exhibition of contempora­ry designs by local and internatio­nal exhibitors. Expect to see furniture and all kinds of homeware. Details:

Estate Convention Centre, Midrand, August 9 to 13. The fair is child-friendly and tickets start at R20 for kids and go up to R120 for adults; available at the door. For more informatio­n, visit 100percent­

Slindile Mthembu, supported by the Mabu Art Foundation, presents Milked Voice.

In this musical, a sophistica­ted woman tries to escape her difficult circumstan­ces as an artist but along the way she meets would-be musicians who are also in search of better lives. Details: The Fringe

20. To book, visit

Also at the Joburg Theatre this month is Calling Me Home, a new musical about issues of migration on the continent and reimaginin­g the idea of home in a new country and culture. Details: Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfonte­in, August 17 to September 3. To book, visit

In this half-day foraging and eating experience,

foods and organic vegetables, and learn how to harvest them for cooking and medicinal purposes. During the course, the group will prepare a feast together. Details:

Cape Point, Cape Town, August 13 to 27. The cost is R550, or R200 for under-17s. To book, email

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