CBD Magazine is here

pic by Anele Mlumka

pic by Anele Mlumka

Jozichic’s official magazine was finally launched on Friday night, 30 May 2014, at Ma Bertha’s Kitchen in Marshalltown, Joburg CBD. An intimate affair at the homey venue, the launch attracted artists, businessmen (and women) and CBD residents. The night kicked off with one of CBD Magazine’s partners, Cramers Coffee. The representative from the popular coffee shop, Letlhogonolo Phokela charmingly shared the history of the shop and how it has managed to stay relevant in the CBD. CBD Magazine is currently running a competition together with Cramers Coffee where a reader stands to win a cupcake date (coffee included) with a friend at Cramers Coffee (for more details check out the CBD Magazine facebook page).

Shortly, Ronnie Mhlanga, Ma Bertha’s Kitchen manager, shared the restaurant’s story and how the young business planned to grow within the CBD. Ma Bertha’s Kitchen made for the perfect venue: cosy, cosmopolitan and, obviously, central.

Thabisa aka Soulful Thabz, provided the entertainment. She performed acoustically, something many artists cannot pull off, and had the audience eating out the palm of her hand. To everyone’s excitement, she performed her much-loved single Vula (Nkqo Nkqo). CBD resident and guitarist, Thasi Mhlongo, added his skills to the mix.

Makgabe ‘Speech’ Mothupi, CBD Magazine Creative Director followed up with what CBD Magazine is about. When he said “Fuck the North”, the guests cheered. Who knew there are more people who have had it with the hype that surrounds the northern suburbs? Speech went on to talk about the creative individual concept the magazine embraces, paying attention to the detail of the one of a kind stitching of each magazine (courtesy of CBD fashion designer Keketso Lekhethe) and the colourful cover that needs no celebrity to attract readers.

Ma Bertha's Kitchen... pic by Anele Mlumka

Ma Bertha’s Kitchen… pic by Anele Mlumka

Wine was served in enamel mugs, keeping to Ma Bertha's theme... pic by Cwayita Kaule

Wine was served in enamel mugs, keeping to Ma Bertha’s theme… pic by Cwayita Kaule

The Soulful Thabisa doing her thing... pic by Cwayita Kaule

The Soulful Thabisa doing her thing… pic by Cwayita Kaule

Guests at  the launch... pic by Cwayita Kaule

Guests at the launch… pic by Cwayita Kaule

Guests at the outdoor wine table... pic by Cwayita Kaule

Guests at the outdoor wine table… pic by Cwayita Kaule

Speech making his, uhm, speech... pic by Cwayita Kaule

Speech making his, uhm, speech… pic by Cwayita Kaule

CBD Magazine editor, Amandla (center) with Fifi (left) and Mereleyn (right), both from eTV

CBD Magazine editor, Amandla (center) with Fifi (left) and Mereleyn (right), both from eTV

The CBD magazine is the Joburg CBD’s only complimentary bi-monthly magazine to feature lifestyle, fashion, art and history that is relevant to Johannesburg Central’s cosmopolitan and savvy young professionals. The magazine’s compact size and colourful design compliment the fashion conscious individuals that live, work and play in the Joburg CBD.

Individually cut and stitched with different patterns, CBD is a magazine for the unique individuals who embrace their talents and appreciate the art which is abundant in the Joburg CBD. Self-growth and community engagement are at the core of CBD magazine, resulting in planned events for Joburg CBD residents, store owners and investors.

The 30-page magazine covers fashion, art, lifestyle and businesses in the Joburg CBD and beyond. The magazine has a specific bias to the CBD’s history and will be showcasing various aspects of our history through interviews, info bites, in-depth features and events. The debut issue features an exclusive interview with controversial newcomer and South African Music Award winner, Nakhane Tourè.

The limited copy CBD magazine is now available at Ma Bertha’s Kitchen and Cramers Coffee.

For advertising, sponsorship opportunities and general information contact Amandla Kwinana on 0764411593 or email thecbdmag@gmail.com.

Much Love

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