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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

Posted on: October 29, 2017| By: admin

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Posted on: August 30, 2017| By: admin

If you want to combine a visit that is political, historical, beautiful and moving, then make a plan to get to Constitution Hill to see the incredible exhibit of artworks by the late activist Fatima Meer. Fatima Meer became politically active at the age of 17, fighting South Africa’s apartheid laws. She was first banned…
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A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 20, 2017| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair I always love the Turbine Art Fair. I wander around admiring the art, discovering new artists and feeling inspired by the high level of creative talent in South Africa. But this year was different. Yes, I walked around and I admired everything and fell in love with a few pieces, but…
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Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Posted on: July 14, 2017| By: admin

Johnny Clegg If you know South African music then you know the name Johnny Clegg. You will also know the music of Juluka and Savuka, the two bands that Johnny started and the two bands that put South African music on the map, both locally and abroad. Johnny’s story is an extraordinary one. He grew…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Posted on: June 14, 2017| By: admin

Street photography in Melville Over the last few weeks the streets of Melville have been abuzz with photographers. Forty two photographers in total! They’re all part of the Alternative Print Workshop community and this month their directive was Melville. ‘Take pics in Melville, black and white only, of anything you want on the Melville streets,…
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Free Johannesburg Walking Tours

Free Johannesburg Walking Tours

Posted on: June 9, 2017| By: admin

As you read this blog you also need to log onto Facebook and go straight to the Jozi Walks Facebook page page. There are a whole lot of FREE walking tours coming up over the weekend of 24 and 25 June. They’re all fantastic and popular so booking is essential, which means go and book…
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Jusman

Jusman

Posted on: May 24, 2017| By: admin

Every morning I walk through my neighbourhood to pick up a cup of coffee. On the way I say good morning to the broom-sellers, wave at the ladies selling baskets and say hi to the car-guards. Everyone always say hello back! It’s a South African thing. No matter how hard the work is that people…
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Yda Walt

Yda Walt

Posted on: May 8, 2017| By: admin

Who is Yda Walt? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for friends, with a fabulous South African and ‘arty’ flavour, then Yda Walt is the person to get hold of. Yda, who is based in Johannesburg, is one of our most creative and talented contemporary artists. She has a range of hand made goods…
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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Posted on: April 18, 2017| By: admin

If you want to laugh, that kind of side-splitting, belly-aching you just cannot laugh anymore kind of laughing, go to the theatre and see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong.’ It is an extraordinary play and I can almost guarantee that it will walk away with all the South African theatre awards for 2017. It has…
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A few good things

A few good things

Posted on: March 15, 2017| By: admin

Sometimes you have a weekend in Jozi that is so good, so good, that you think why would anyone choose to live anywhere else. Here are a few of my Jozi highlights:- The Baker Brothers, Melville These guys are at 27 Boxes and there is literally no reason to buy bread from a supermarket ever…
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