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Rosebank continues to grow but be warned of more possible road closures

The construction of Standard Bank’s new headquarters in  Rosebank is well under way.This 11 storey building is spread over an entire block bounded by Oxford and Cradock, Bolton and Baker Roads.  At present the builders are trying to pour concrete from inside the excavation, but this will only continue to be possible if it does not rain and [...]

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Social responsibility, eco-friendliness and a spirit of generosity

Walking  through the suburbs one day recently I came across a great pavement garden – home grown veges with signs encouraging passersby to help themselves but ‘to leave some for your brother’.  This sure beats lollipop trees, invasive ivy and aggressively brut hunks of stone.  One of my bugbears about suburban Joburg is anti-social pavements [...]

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South African composer Philip Miller’s concert at Arts on Main – 2 nights only 25 and 26 Sept

Don’t miss Philip Miller’s concert Playing on Image, on Saturday25th  or Sunday 26th September at 8pm September at Arts on Main in eastern downtown Joburg.  Well-known for his  collaboration with Kentridge as well as Bell and Hodghins, Miller composes  music which is evocative and haunting.   Playing on Image  is a two part music, film and performance event. The first [...]

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Jozi’s first art hotel: 12 Decades near Arts on Main

12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel is a new developments in the eastern part of downtown Joburg, an area often avoided by  tourists. Kate Els in her article in Tourismupdate.co.za  writes:  Engaging with local artists who mainly operate in the surrounding precinct, the developers of the hotel asked different artists to each design a room that would reflect [...]

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Check the Google logo for today 11th July

Doodle 4 Google – “I love football”  Doodle for Google was a competition where young people  (4 to 17 year olds) from around the world were asked to design the Google logo in their very own style.  The public in 17 countries voted for their favorite local doodle which appeared on the Google homepage of [...]

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