Category Archives: Joburg and surrounds: things to do and see

What better way to spend a few hours on a Sunday – Maboneng precinct

Another wonderful  late summer’s day in Jozi – one of those where the temperature is balmy, the sky is blue, the place is buzzing, people are mellow, the value of friendship is more acutely felt than usual and, just maybe, Monday morning will hold off  its arrival for a while. Maboneng was this place last [...]

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Pick of the month: the Kentridge ‘festival’

  The pick of the month has to be the Kentridge festival coming up with exhibitions of his work opening in three Johannesburg venues in November.  Tomorrow, 9th November, Refusal of Time opens at Johannesburg Art Gallery and runs until 1st February. On 15th November  Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book opens at the [...]

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Sunday walk and breakfast in Soweto

  Alarm goes at 4.45. Hit the snooze button for another  10 minutes of shut-eye. But then it’s up and out the door to collect my 2 walking partners to head off to Soweto for the Nike Soweto 10km run – although we, along with many others, were walking it. The more ambitious and fitter [...]

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A quick guide to Joburg’s main art galleries

Joburg has long been regarded as the Cinderella at the cultural ball, in the shadow of her more glamorous step-sister, Cape Town.  However, the city has emerged during the last 20 years as a dynamic centre of  cutting-edge arts activity, offering a whole range of art galleries catering to the tastes of cultural aficionados and [...]

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Pick of the week: a market a day

  A market a day keeps the doctor away … although it could add to the waist line and might not do your bank balance much good. If you want to avoid chain stores and same-old same-old bland international chic malls, it’s possible to shop until you drop at a different market in Jozi every [...]

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