Monthly Archives: September 2013

From Berea to Xai Xai – the Braamfontein Spruit

 I recently visited the Barnato High School in Berea to do some scoping for a possible heritage report and was fascinated to discover that the Braamfontien Spruit rises in the grounds of this school. Apparently when Barnato built his mansion in Berea in 1897 (It was demolished in 1962) he created a lake in front of [...]

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Spoilt for choice with Heritage Day tours

You can explore different parts of Joburg and surrounds Tuesday 24th September, from inner city, Joburg suburbs to mining heritage, to the Vredefort Dome. See these websites for more information http://www.heritageportal.co.za/event/heritage-day-fact-fable-walk-round-historic-modderfontein  http://www.heritageportal.co.za/event/stroll-through-kensington-heritage-day  http://www.heritageportal.co.za/event/gifa-grammers  http://www.heritageportal.co.za/event/struben-confidence-reef-heritage-day-walk  http://www.heritageportal.co.za/event/open-day-vredefort-dome by

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Researching travel, touring and accommodation on-line: Digital Apartheid

For many years I have been referring my guests to local tour guides when they want to do a Soweto tour. Recently I have been helping one of these tour operators redesign and structure a new website (no technological input you understand! – simply layout, navigation and text copy). Yet again it has brought home [...]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by the Gauteng Tourism Authority [GTA]. The name Lilizela indicates immediately some of [...]

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Spring has sprung …at Liz at Lancaster

Reminds me of the ridiculous little ‘poem’ we used to recite as kids …. Spring has sprung The Grass has ris This is how the birdies is                                                         [...]

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