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A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

It is always such an indulgence travelling down Oxford Road starting in Rosebank, taking the split to the right into Corlett Drive, first entering the suburbs of Illovo and then Melrose North. The reason for this uplifting sensation is the apparent mix of upmarket old-style Johannesburg with the contemporary.  It is not a collision of…
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Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

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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New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

Treviso Cafe I’d recently seen photographs of Treviso Cafe splashed all over Facebook so decided to go and check it out for myself. It wasn’t so much the pics of the food that had astonished me, rather the pics of the view. And if there is a good view in Johannesburg, I want to see…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

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

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

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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Roving Bantu Kitchen and Tours

Sifiso Ntuli and Ashley Heron are partners, not just in love but in food, music and culture. They own the Roving Bantu Kitchen in Brixton, serving up the most fabulous Afro soul food, as well as offering monthly walking tours through the area. The restaurant is the meeting point for the walks. On entering I…
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The Blue Man Group

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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