MZANSI will be celebrating Mother’s Day in style on Sunday.

This day is in honour of the mother in the family, motherhood, maternal bonds and mothers’ influence in society.

It’s celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

Joburg’s favourite Italian restaurant, Zio in Jozi’s upmarket neighbourhood of Hyde Park, will have a Mother’s Day special.

Owner Alessandro Khojane, said: “These women who gave us all life. What better way to ensure they get recognised and a bit of pampering on the day.“I’m hoping the cocktail menu, including a Martini Bianco and tonic topped with Martini Prosecco, finished off with a wedge of fresh lime,will please mum.”

  • The four-course meal (at R450 per head) includes a starter, main course and dessert. A sorbet palate cleanser will also be served. For bookings, call: 101 110 0293.The Joburg City Parks and Joburg Zoo are inviting mums to celebrate the day in style. To celebrate their three decades of existence, there’ll be performances by Msaki, Mafikizolo and Goodluck.) Buffet at Emperor’s Palace, Aurelia’s Restaurant. A special Mother’s Day lunch will be served. For R400 per person, you can tuck into an extensive buffet from 1pm to 3.30pm. Call 011 928 1727 for bookings.) Leriba offers a Mother’s Day lunch buffet at R245 per person from 11am to 3pm. It includes wine tasting. Contact 021 660 3300 for bookings.) Armani Day Spa treats mum to a scalp, back, neck and shoulder massage. The package costs R450 per person for two hours. For bookings, contact 031 916 6744.) Fairlawns Boutique Hotel offers high tea with Scottish smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, mushroom and Parmesan creams and dessert including macaroons and warm Devonshire scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves, and a Lindor goodie bag valued at R400. Contact 011 808 7300 for more details.