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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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The Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group

Posted on: February 9, 2017| By: admin

I’m trying very hard to contain my excitement because I’ve just booked tickets for The Blue Man Group and I cannot wait.   I first saw them in 1992, in New York, and honestly, I still talk about this astonishing show. The Blue Man Group are unbelievable. They’re a combination of performance art, theatrical theatre, drama,…
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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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Jozi in the rain!

Jozi in the rain!

Posted on: January 8, 2017| By: admin

  We’ve had non-stop rain in Jozi for the past two or three days and it is delicious, everything is green, grey and misty, the dams are filling up, the farmers are delighted and we’re all feeling a lot cooler and calmer. We think the best thing to do in this weather is to curl…
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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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