There may be times when you want to give your brain a break and try something different for one evening or over a weekend, but you just don’t know what to do. Enter Meetup.com. This helpful site provides a long list of activities going on in your area, which gives you the opportunity to meet some hopefully like-minded people while doing something interesting. If you’re worried about it, you can even check beforehand who’s going.

As you look through the options, make your choice based on your age group, type of activity or interests, or just mix it up and try a few different ones to see what you like.

How about:

Joburg Photowalkers

Love to take photos of your local environment, but don’t really know where to go or feel safe doing it on your own? This group sets up regular get-togethers at different locations in the area where you can take photos and connect with other budding and professional photographers.

You can also learn tips to hone your skills and stay in touch with photography-related events around the city.

Board Games Jo’burg

Fancy playing some games but don’t have anyone to play with? Games nights are often free of charge and there are a variety of different games on hand for you to explore. Also, because the meetings happen at a cafe, you can top up on coffee and snacks while you play.

Startup Grind

Feeling entrepreneurial? Listen to experts in their subjects, most of whom have started their own businesses, share the process they have followed, as well as what worked for them and what didn’t.

This is also a great place to network if you’re looking for business partners or simply others to discuss ideas with.

Jozi Moves

Love to move your body? This group explores different ways of doing that from dance to meditation to drama to boxing yoga. You can get active, network with the local movement community and have fun in the process.

If none of the above appeal, simply go the Meetup website and choose one of the other hundreds of meetups happening in and around Gauteng. You’re sure to find something you like!

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