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Fly into Johannesburg on British Airways and a new dawn arises, above.

There’s so much GOOD going on in this country and the world needs to know about it.

Take fashion. The next edition of South Africa Fashion Week is in Johannesburg, at the Mall of Africa in Gauteng, starting next Thursday, 20th April. The three-day event promises a first look at up-and-coming talent. Expect Black Coffee’s sharp, structural designs with feminine details, Artclub and Friends’ artist-centric, gender-fluid collection and Rubicon Clothing’s form-flattering, timeless, tailored craftsmanship.

Visitors can also design bespoke items. Caraci Clothing’s vivid African prints are ideal for, say, bomber jackets (customers can even learn to cut and sew, or leave it to the pros).

Girlahead has learned that THE SAXON’s ‘Shopper’s Paradise’ experiences can include fashion, as well as such jewellery makers as Henriette Botha Studio, Mary Jean Fine Handmade Jewellery and Umbala Fine Gemstones. There’s also ancient African textile-making techniques and authentic garments at Hamethop and Black Bottom Couture – and  handmade African décor treasures at Amatuli, and 44 Stanley.

There’s SO much to do in this city, and it’s not all business.