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What’s happening in Jozi in December?

What’s happening in Jozi in December?

Posted on: December 5, 2018| By: admin

Every year we make life easier for those staying behind in Jozi over the December holidays. We do all of the research on what’s hot and happening; and compile a list of how-to-have-fun in the city. Here is our curated list – especially for you: Friday, 7 December Jozi Coffee Cycle Tour, Maboneng Precint More…
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Five reasons why Craighall Park will never bore

Five reasons why Craighall Park will never bore

Posted on: October 30, 2018| By: admin

Craighall Park is situated in what is known as The Parks area in Johannesburg. This suburb was originally farmland. By ox-wagon, it took about an hour’s journey from Jozi’s mining town center to reach it. Klipfontein farm was bought by the Scotsman William Rattray and re-named Craighall after his hometown. The suburb is now over…
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Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Posted on: January 14, 2018| By: admin

Parkwood is one of those suburbs in Johannesburg that has everything going for it. It’s virtually in the midst of what makes Joburg tick. It lies between the two major roads of Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road, meaning easy access to just about anywhere in the north of Jozi, including Rosebank and Sandton.  Being…
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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

Posted on: October 29, 2017| By: admin

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Posted on: August 30, 2017| By: admin

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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A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 20, 2017| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair I always love the Turbine Art Fair. I wander around admiring the art, discovering new artists and feeling inspired by the high level of creative talent in South Africa. But this year was different. Yes, I walked around and I admired everything and fell in love with a few pieces, but…
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Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Posted on: July 14, 2017| By: admin

Johnny Clegg If you know South African music then you know the name Johnny Clegg. You will also know the music of Juluka and Savuka, the two bands that Johnny started and the two bands that put South African music on the map, both locally and abroad. Johnny’s story is an extraordinary one. He grew…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Posted on: June 14, 2017| By: admin

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

Free Johannesburg Walking Tours

Posted on: June 9, 2017| By: admin

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

Jusman

Posted on: May 24, 2017| By: admin

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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