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Interesting stats on Africa’s mobile phone market

Did you know that there are more mobile phones in Uganda than there are light bulbs, and the average sub-Saharan woman touches her hair 37 times a day but checks her phone 82 times a day?  [Who on earth conducted the research on 'hair-touching' in  Africa?] On a more serious note – according  to Damian [...]

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More on South Africa’s ’12th official language’

A couple of years back I wrote a blog about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  See www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/finger-in-the-air-where-do-you-want-to-go .  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs published in 2007.   For nine years Woolf has been [...]

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Rosebank – Joburg’s art destination

Clustered around the lower Rosebank/Parkwood border on Jan Smuts Ave is a number of galleries which offer an exciting range of exhibitions  http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/rosebank_joburgs_art_destination/62/1/153   Tessa Cuncliffe includes 3 of them in her top 5 galleries ‘for the not so arty’   http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/the_top_5_jozi_galleries_for_the_not_so_arty/136012 Showing at Everard Read from 11th April to 4th May are Pappetti’s large scale canvases [...]

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Trendy Rosebank hosts SA Fashion Week

South African Fashion Week  launches the Spring/Summer 2013 Collections at the Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank, Johannesburg from 11 – 13 April 2013. Designers include Black Coffee, Rubicon, Colleen Eitzen, Ephymol, Naked Ape, Lunar, Vesselina Pentcheva and Clive Rundle.  The SAFW Buyers Lounge will be open for a closer viewing of the collections featured on the [...]

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Johannesburg’s urban forest is home to wonderful bird-life

    Because of Johannesburg’s extraordinary number of trees it has developed its own micro-climate and this, together with the number of green lungs in the form of golf courses and parks, as well as the abundance of food and nesting opportunities in the leafy suburbs, has attracted an increasingly varied bird life to the [...]

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