Johannesburg has always offered the best entertainment in South Africa: the city draws top performers from all over the world and its audiences are the most sophisticated around. Though newspapers offer some event pointers, the best way to find out what’s on is to listen to the local radio stations and keep your eyes peeled for roadside posters and leaflets. The Mail & Guardian newspaper, published on Fridays, carries decent listings and articles on the main events, while the Daily Star newspaper tracks mainstream cinema and theatre. Tickets for most events can be booked through Computicket (083 915 8000, computicket.com), which also has desks in all Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets and in some malls.

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