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Quiz Nights in Jozi

Quiz Nights in Jozi

Posted on: September 6, 2016| By: admin

I don’t quite remember when Quiz Nights in Johannesburg became a thing. I’ve been going to the Quiz Night at Nuno’s in Melville for almost two years, I have a friend who is a regular at the Quiz at Vovo Telo in Parkhurst and another at The Cobblestone Pub in Montecasino. Quiz Night in Jozi…
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Sophiatown

Sophiatown

Posted on: August 4, 2016| By: admin

Sophiatown is a place of removal and rebirth. In the 1930s, and for about two decades, Sophiatown was the one area in Johannesburg that remained diverse and unified. People lived side by side in this tiny suburb, mostly connected through arts, literature, music and drama. It was one of the most racially integrated areas in…
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7am on 7th

7am on 7th

Posted on: April 14, 2016| By: admin

Morning Mammie. Morning Madam. Good morning Gogo. Hey, G’morning, I say, to each person who wanders by me. It’s early on a Sunday. There are few people on the streets. It’s chilly but the sun is shining, the magnolias are in bloom and the air smells like lavender. I turn the corner and walk past…
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The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

Posted on: April 4, 2016| By: admin

Yesterday we walked the Braamfontein Spruit. We smothered ourselves in Vichy sunblock 100, put on good walking shoes, filled bottles of water, grabbed our hats and off we went. We set off from the Delta Park environmental centre (tons of parking), and then followed the part of the trail that leads from the Delta, through the…
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Walking in Johannesburg

Walking in Johannesburg

Posted on: March 24, 2016| By: admin

So you’re going to be in Johannesburg over Easter? Well, we think you’re lucky. No traffic, no crowds, no huge expense. And, provided the sun is shining, here are a couple of nature reserves that are close to Jozi and rather beautiful. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve This is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in the bigger…
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The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

Posted on: February 29, 2016| By: admin

  I’m trying not to get crumbs on my keyboard as I type but it’s impossible. I’m eating Faith Rubin’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies and somebody please send help because I can’t stop! Faith is a bit of a Jozi institution. She’s a well known baker, ice-cream maker, amazing cook, funky dresser, entrepreneur, feminist, ardent…
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Music in Johannesburg

Music in Johannesburg

Posted on: February 11, 2016| By: admin

Jozi’s music scene is pretty cool and if you’re into music you will want to check out these hip and fab venues. You’ll find funky bohemian style bars, upmarket jazz clubs, extraordinary rooftop venues and outdoor parks catering to large concerts. Here are some of our favourites:- The Bassline is a real musical institution in…
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Jozi on a Saturday

Jozi on a Saturday

Posted on: January 21, 2016| By: admin

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

Posted on: December 29, 2015| By: admin

  I’ve been raving about the new Exclusive Books in Hyde Park for a while now, but only yesterday did I eat in their new restaurant, The Social Kitchen and Bar. I was put off initially. The queue was long and we were told there would be a wait of 45 minutes. We decided to…
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2015 Johannesburg Highlights

2015 Johannesburg Highlights

Posted on: December 18, 2015| By: admin

It’s nearly the end of the year, can you believe it, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Jozi highlights of 2015. Difficult, as there have been so many, but here goes. Feel free to add to the list under ‘Comments’. First Thursdays – We love this event, when galleries in Braamfontein…
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