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Parkhurst

Parkhurst

Posted on: January 30, 2017| By: admin

Dogs have become the perfect accessory in Parkhurst. The people who live in this gorgeous suburb are mostly young couples, families with small children, single up and coming professionals, and – dog lovers!   If you wander up and down 4th Avenue, with its many restaurants, boutiques and cafes, you’re bound to see at least three…
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A night in Sandton

A night in Sandton

Posted on: January 18, 2017| By: admin

Yesterday evening as we walked into the Nelson Mandela Square there was a little black girl dressed in a pink tutu, her hair beautifully braided, posing under the Nelson Mandela statue. There were tons of tourists around, all waiting to take their photographs too, but nobody minded the wait. Seeing this little girl playing and…
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The Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut

Posted on: August 31, 2016| By: admin

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of Germany with a global outreach. You will find Goethe Institutes in most major countries around the world. In South Africa, the Goethe Institute is in The Parks, in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Many of our Johannesburg Guesthouses are in The Parks too, and a visit to The Goethe-Institut makes perfect…
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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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The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre

Posted on: April 20, 2016| By: admin

The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of our oldest and most charming theatres. It is a lot more than just a theatre though – it ’s a cultural complex for stage productions, music, dance and art – and has a really interesting background. Founded in 1976 by Mannie Manim and Barney Simon, the…
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Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Posted on: November 29, 2015| By: admin

Last Tuesday night was a first for me. I sat in on a physics lecture given by Andrew Forbes, an applied laser physicist and scientist at Wits University. It wasn’t just an ordinary lecture. If it was, I would never have been there! This was at The Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, part of their monthly series…
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Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Posted on: October 15, 2015| By: admin

I must say when I received an email with the header ‘Christmas’ I did a double take.   It feels far too early to be thinking about Christmas already, but actually the year is speeding by and it is after all, October. And if it’s October it means that it’s nearly time for the Glenshiel Christmas…
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The spirit of South Africans

The spirit of South Africans

Posted on: October 1, 2015| By: admin

Yesterday, across South Africa, communities were marching to Unite Against Corruption. Protests were held in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town and were not aimed at the Government but were non political and all about saying – NO MORE! No more corruption, no more crime, no more lies. People from all walks of life marched and…
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Carol Lee Fine Art

Carol Lee Fine Art

Posted on: September 10, 2015| By: admin

If you’re looking to discover South African art and artists, then you should get to know Carol Lee. Carol is somewhat of an art guru who lives in Parkview, close to all our Johannesburg Guesthouses, and hosts regular exhibitions nearby. Carol has curated exhibitions of contemporary South African for the last fifteen years, focusing mostly…
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Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Posted on: September 4, 2015| By: admin

Vintage clothing is all the rage. And that does not mean second hand junk clothing, it means good designer clothing, lovingly worn and beautifully looked after by somebody else. We have a few shops, all near our Johannesburg Guesthouses, that are divine. You can spend hours finding bargains, looking for the perfect label, a little…
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