Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing local Joburg sites and sights. Lebo of Sowetobicycle tours has for many years offered cycling tours. There are various options on offer starting from a 2 hour tour which includes a visit to a worker’s hostel, the Hector Pieterson Museum as well as the route of [...]
Getting around Joburg without your own car is a challenge. For more on this see http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/info/transport.html. However, various initiatives and infrastructural developments have been introduced with varying degrees of success. The Gautrain running between the airport, Pretoria and Joburg Central, with stops on the way, is very fast, clean, safe and effective but unfortunately quite [...]
Just discovered a great website on Joburg (bit embarrassed I didn’t know of it before). It’s www. jhbwtc.blogspot.com and it’s the website of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism. Based at Wits University, their work (as their name indicates) is academic and inter-disciplinary, focusing on critical social analysis. I found an interesting article [...]
Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity. They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna. I was green with envy [...]
SA’s SWC stadia stun the world From Sport24 12th July 2010
South Africa’s Soccer World Cup stadiums have stunned the globe’s largest sporting audience with audacious style although critics say a developing country can ill afford such extravagance and some will be white elephants. When South Africa won the right to stage the tournament six years [...]
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By Azure Janneker – SAB and Steuart Pennington – SA Good News “I’ve been to Soccer City and the Innes Free Fan Park, but I’m going to watch the next game at a Castle Kingdom tavern in one of the townships.” “A what?” “A Castle Kingdom…you know, the true personification of warm South African hospitality [...]
Hear the small fan park at Melrose Arch is great: big Jol and big screen. 10 minutes from Liz at Lancaster; Soweto fan Fest a blast and Public viewing at ‘Saints’ [St Stithians College Randburg] also excellent vibe. Need to book tickets for Monte Casino viewings. Haven’t yet heard from people who have been to [...]
The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day. Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babbelaas (See blog post dated 31st May on SA slang) !
The time is now … excitement is palpable here at Liz at Lancaster … Can you feel it. First sound this morning I heard was vuvuzelas. Get your ear plugs out …. !!
Dogs have their SA Bandannas, my son came to get some bincoluars on the way to the game. He is determined to [...]