At CN&CO we love to get out and about. Under lockdown level 2 there are far more opportunities to do so. And there is so much happening these days it’s difficult to keep track of it all.

Here’s a brief summary of some of the events we’ll be enjoying in the next few weeks…

RMB Turbine Art Fair, 27 August to 2 September – online

CN&CO has a close relationship with RMB and the arts, and fully supports the concept of the creative economy. This year the Turbine Art Fair goes virtual – a first of its kind in South Africa.

“Due to Covid-19 and lockdown safety precautions across the country, a physical fair is not possible. But a fair is most definitely required to offer support and a platform for galleries and artists alike,” says Glynis Hyslop, founder of RMB TAF. 

The virtual RMB TAF will take place from 26 August to 2 September 2020.  A virtual fair gives galleries a chance to exhibit work of selected artists, and provide a platform to showcase their brands and capitalise on the extensive marketing opportunities RMB TAF offers. A virtual fair also enables galleries and artists to harness a national, and possibly an international, audience. 

Read more: RMB Turbine Art Fair goes virtual in 2020


Hessequa Harmonie, 14 to 17 September – live in Heidelberg, Western Cape

The 2020 Hessequa Harmonie arts festival will go ahead as planned – live! – in Heidelberg, Western Cape, from 15 to 19 September.

“We thought long and hard about this year’s festival in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to go ahead with a live event – with strict protocols in place, of course,” says festival founder and director, Niël Rademan.

Each event will be very small, with audiences of 30 to 50 people, depending on the venue.

“If the demand presents itself, we will schedule a second performance to accommodate the extra guests.”

Read more: Hooray for Hessequa Harmonie!


InsureTalk6, 17 September – online

The next edition of InsureTalk will shine a light on the future of risk management. Our line-up of expert speakers will cover a range of highly pertinent topics in the risk management space. These include:

  • The long-term implications of COVID-19 on business leaders
  • The future of the insurance model
  • Managing the risk of your recruitment
  • Climate risk impact and the evolving risk landscape
  • Cyber and security risk
  • The future landscape (an FIA update)
  • An update from the IISA

Read more: Book now for InsureTalk6: Risk management of the future


Jozi Film Festival, 17 to 20 September – live in Jozi and online

The City of Gold’s longest running multi-genre film festival traditionally takes place each year over a four-day period at various venues in and around Johannesburg.

This year will different…

“We will be holding our first ever virtual film festival alongside limited physical screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema, where our festival began back in 2012,” says festival founder and director, Lisa Henry.

The Bioscope recently moved from Maboneng to 44 Stanley Ave and it remains Jo’burg’s only truly independent cinema.

“One of our major aims of this year’s festival, alongside our usual mandate of showcasing the talent of 2020, is to support The Bioscope during these challenging times, and make sure it survives for many more years to come,” says Lisa.

Read more: Jozi Film Festival, coming at you live and online in September!


Joburg 360, ongoing – live in Jozi

Trekking through the streets of the Joburg CBD is a highly recommended pursuit, especially if you’re trekking with Joburg360’s Sarah Barret.

Joburg360 offers a wide range of walking tours of Joburg and Soweto. Under lockdown, the tours comprise a maximum of six people and all social distancing protocols are observed.

There are plenty of tours to choose from. A few CN&CO teamsters recently went on the Maboneng and Jewel City walk.

Read more: Explore the City of Gold with Joburg360