Monthly Archives: June 2009

Great Moments of Sportsmanship

Rugby test matches Had several Lions supporters stay over the week-end. What great guys and what sportsmanship – not a whinge about the last minute victory for the South Africans.  Appropriately also had a visit from Paul Smith  who wrote ‘Great Moments of Sportmanship’ and will be interviewed by John Robbie on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday.  Paul’s website […]

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Public transport Joburg: present options

Johannesburg Public Transport: what are the present options? Minibus taxis Introduced throughout South Africa in 1977, these 15-seater minibuses grew into a massive virtually unregulated industry. As their name suggests, they are more akin to small buses than to traditional taxis or cabs which either roam or are called to a destination (see metered taxis […]

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SA releases more accurate figures for international tourism

Supplied by SA Tourism in ‘SA Tourism Monthly Product Newsletter’  June 2009 Historically, SA Tourism has always reported on total visitor arrivals (excluding workers and contract workers), because they were not able to remove day visitors from overnight visitors (tourists) from the data released by Stats SA. The release of the January 2009 tourism figures marked […]

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Getting around Joburg

Getting around Joburg : Transport overview Getting from A to B or more importantly from your B&B to THE game, has been much in the news of late with some horrendous stories about traffic chaos getting to Confed Cup games. Massive changes are in process at the moment – but none of them were ready […]

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New public sculpture for Jozi

 The Fire Walker by Kentridge and Marx   Johannesburg is to have its own William Kentridge, a collaborative work with Gerhard Marx.  Part of the public arts programme, it will stand at the south end of Queen Elizabeth bridge. The sculpture has been funded by the Johannesburg Development Agency and the Goodman Gallery. Standing 12m […]

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