What to do in Jozi this festive season

What to do in Jozi this festive season

Posted on: November 19, 2017| By: admin

The silly season is upon us. This year, I decided to stay in Johannesburg for the holidays. Having scrutinised my available budget, I came to the sad conclusion that margaritas on a sunset beach is not on my 2017 to-have list. With this realisation, I did the first thing I always do in times of…
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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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Gauteng has its own golden route

Gauteng has its own golden route

Posted on: September 28, 2017| By: admin

It almost always happens without fail. At the beginning of October every year, the start of summer in South Africa, the itch for travelling starts. The hibernating slumber of winter wears off and new beginnings, novel adventures await with the early chirping of birds in our budding Johannesburg gardens. But what to do if the…
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A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

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

Posted on: September 18, 2017| By: admin

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

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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National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

Posted on: July 3, 2017| By: admin

The National Arts Festival The 2017 National Arts Festival is taking place in Grahamstown right now and many of us are sitting at home in Johannesburg wishing we were there. Grahamstown is always an amazing celebration of theatre, art, dance, song and storytelling and visitors come far and wide to enjoy the many productions on…
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New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

Posted on: June 20, 2017| By: admin

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

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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