Tag Archives: Soweto

Joburgers: funny, friendly and engaging

Two great short BBC video clips on Joburg.  One uses diamond cutting in Joburg CBD ,  a day in Soweto and a hip young radio talk show host to give a sense of the contrasts and differing social and economic demographics of Joburg http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121002-johannesburg While the other http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121010-johannesburgs-new-cultural-hotspots looks at the regeneration of Braamfontein.  Not [...]

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Finger in the air: Where do you want to go?

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 [...]

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Johannesburg – the spaces ‘in between’

      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 [...]

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Jozi’s jazz spots

Nice site on SA’s top jazz spots – all but 3 in Jozi . Gotta love Jozi! http://www.southafrica.net/sat/content/en/ca/business-tourism-top-10-detail?oid=417769&sn=Detail&pid=259797&Jazz-Venues by

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Soccer works its magic again

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 [...]

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