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Who decides what makes a World Class African City?

There has been recent controversy around Joburg using the line ‘ A World Class African City’ in its advertising and marketing.  I came across Michael Clark’s article – brief but interesting – around what it might mean to be a “world class city” and who defines the criteria.  See  http://futurecapetown.com/2013/08/thoughts-on-a-world-class-african-city/#.UhYAf3-0wTA I particularly like 2 of [...]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ’vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance the service of a rope access specialist was required [...]

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The soft life in Africa

   A  friend received this e-mail from a friend in Zim and sent me this picture and story which I thought was delightful.     They had  been away at a game park and on the first evening, while sitting  in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown warthog.  He [...]

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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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Customer loyalty is all !

A repeat guest who comes out with an international law delegation chooses to  stay here at Liz at Lancaster rather than with his colleagues at a 5 star hotel in Sandton. When he booked again I thanked him as always for his loyalty to us. His reply was:  ’A familiar suite, comfortable bed, your wonderful [...]

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