Soweto

Soweto

Posted on: October 6, 2014| By: admin

  Soweto, incorporated in the city of Johannesburg, is South Africa’s largest township. (South Western Township). It’s a half hour away from the Johannesburg city center, is right on our doorstep, and apart from being a crucial part of South Africa’s history (Soweto Uprising, 1976) it is an extraordinary, fast growing and vibrant African city….
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ParkWords

ParkWords

Posted on: September 25, 2014| By: admin

ParkWords was this amazing event that took place in Parkview yesterday, to celebrate Heritage Day.  Organized by the formidable Theresa Gibbon of the Parkview Resident Association, the first Parkview Literary Day is sure to be the first of many. Tyrone Avenue was blocked off, the restaurants put their tables and chairs on the sidewalks and…
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Heritage Day

Heritage Day

Posted on: September 22, 2014| By: admin

  There’s a lot happening in Johannesburg this Wednesday, 24 September, Heritage Day.  Johannesburg Heritage is offering a fantastic bus tour to Soweto, including the usual tourist attractions but also the lesser-known historical sites.  The tour will take in the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, James Mpanza Sofasonke’s Orlando house, the Soweto Theatre and Freedom Square. …
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Liz at Lancaster Guest House

Liz at Lancaster Guest House

Posted on: September 15, 2014| By: admin

I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse’, and I know this is not just an ordinary Guesthouse.  She chats on the phone, takes note of a new booking, gives the client all the details, follows up by email, and then greets the Englishman, as he makes his way…
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Art and Culture in Jozi

Art and Culture in Jozi

Posted on: August 29, 2014| By: admin

There is art all over Johannesburg right now.  Street art in Maboneng, performance art in Newtown (secret venues, look out for it) and hair art in Braamfontein. Last week we saw the 7th FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, which was truly extraordinary.  The fair displayed the finest and most significant art from the African continent, and…
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Unfriendly Immigration Laws

Unfriendly Immigration Laws

Posted on: August 27, 2014| By: admin

The beauty of incoming travel to South Africa has been our ability, as hospitality providers, to work well together.  Travel agents, tour operators, ground-handlers, hotels and guesthouses have worked as a community.  We help one another, all with the same aim: – We want happy, satisfied tourists. One happy tourist is the best kind of…
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Road trippin’ from Jozi

Road trippin’ from Jozi

Posted on: August 19, 2014| By: admin

Johannesburg is a hectic city.  We love it but it’s busy, mad, chaotic, and sometimes, really nice to escape from.  So throw your bag in the boot, fill up with petrol, put on your favorite music, stock up on biltong, and – get away for the weekend! There are tons of places to go to,…
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Tony Sparks – RIP

Tony Sparks – RIP

Posted on: August 5, 2014| By: admin

Tony Sparks and Graham Carrick had been together for almost thirty-one years.   A while back, when they had discussed the possibility of death, Tony insisted Graham make him a few promises: – No tears.  No sad funeral music. And definitely no Jacques Brel or Andrea Bocelli.  The no-tears part was tricky, but Graham, in his…
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Decorex

Decorex

Posted on: August 4, 2014| By: admin

One of our favorite shows is opening in a few days time, and we’re struggling to contain our excitement. Decorex is an annual Johannesburg décor and lifestyle expo, and is the biggest event for style, trend and cozy living.  The theme this year is ‘Design Your Life’ and it’s a must visit if you’re planning…
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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Posted on: July 28, 2014| By: admin

If you’re not walking around today clutching your back or moaning about the blisters on your feet, then you’re definitely not from Johannesburg.  Yesterday, 27 July 2014, marked the annual Radio 702  Discovery Walk the Talk, the most brilliant day in Jozi.  Thousands of people left their homes at the crack of dawn, braved the…
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