Fabulous Fordsburg

Fabulous Fordsburg

Posted on: July 23, 2014| By: admin

I could be forgiven for thinking I was in India. Everything had an Eastern flair, yet I was just ten minutes out of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.  I was in the multi-ethnic suburb of Fordsburg, close to the Johannesburg CBD, exploring a new (for me) and dynamic area. Fordsburg is a major centre of Indian and…
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Arranging a conference in Jo’burg?  We can help!

Arranging a conference in Jo’burg? We can help!

Posted on: July 10, 2014| By: admin

Arranging a conference can be stressful.  The work that goes into finding the right venue, sourcing the equipment, figuring out the seating and having a plentiful supply of sandwiches, cake and coffee is huge.  And that is not the half of it, as any conference organizer will tell you.  It’s important to have a room…
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A Johannesburg Street Party

A Johannesburg Street Party

Posted on: July 4, 2014| By: admin

Fete de la Musique, held in Melville last weekend, was celebrated by more than ten thousand people, and was one of the main events of the 2014 French season in South Africa. Organized by Alliance Francais, Fete de la Musique is fast becoming our most colorful, creative and multi cultural affair. It’s a giant street party,…
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Ten reasons why you should work in a coffee shop.

Ten reasons why you should work in a coffee shop.

Posted on: June 19, 2014| By: admin

As I type this I am sitting at Scusi Bistro in Parkview. The beautiful Laurie Levine is playing in the background, the Johannesburg themed photography is inspiring, the apple pie is delicious, and the complimentary Wi-Fi is the cherry on top. It’s a real Johannesburg trend, working in coffee shops.  Scusi is my ‘office’, and in winter I love sitting…
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What can we do for Dad?

What can we do for Dad?

Posted on: June 11, 2014| By: admin

We gave you a ton of suggestions for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fair that we tell you what you can do on Father’s Day. First – give Dad the television! Tell him it’s okay if he watches sport 24/7, that you don’t mind, and you’ll even bring him his snacks, drinks and rub his feet…
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Slow down, Jo’burg

Slow down, Jo’burg

Posted on: June 6, 2014| By: admin

Jozi people are many things.  We are kind.  We are friendly. We are certainly fashionable. We are always in a hurry. We do not take kindly to anything slow.  We expect people to walk quickly on the sidewalks, traffic should flow smoothly and we go nuts when our supermarket queues are not fast.  We breathe…
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Jozi Parkruns.  (dogs optional)

Jozi Parkruns. (dogs optional)

Posted on: May 27, 2014| By: admin

Our resident Johannesburg guest house dog, pictured above, is a runner. She used to hang out at Emmarentia Dam, Zoo Lake, and Melville Koppies, but since discovering Parkruns, she’s had a personality change. Parkruns are worldwide events.  They’re 5 km timed runs or walks, and are weekly, always in gorgeous city parks.  They’re free of…
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Your guide to Jozi’s best markets.

Your guide to Jozi’s best markets.

Posted on: May 20, 2014| By: admin

Do you dream of doing the tango on a rooftop? Lazing under olive trees, while drinking champagne and eating oysters? Buying bunches of fresh flowers, warm just-out-the oven home-baked bread, a vintage skirt, antique dresser, or perhaps a lovely jar of rooibos marmalade? It’s time for you to visit Johannesburg’s fabulous markets! If it’s Saturday,…
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Mother’s Day in the Parks

Mother’s Day in the Parks

Posted on: May 9, 2014| By: admin

This coming weekend it’s going to be all about The Mothers.  Those wonderful women who pack lunch-boxes, nurse scratched knees, lie awake at night waiting for their teens to come home, lovingly feed and walk the dogs, schlep the kids to soccer and ballet, and of course, love and look after the fathers too! Sunday…
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Born Free in South Africa

Born Free in South Africa

Posted on: May 5, 2014| By: admin

It’s almost time for South Africa to go to the polls.  In fact, as you read this, there will probably be lines all around the country with people exercising their right to vote. The whole world remembers April 1994, our first ever Democratic election, and how the voting went on for three days.   Black people…
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