Monthly Archives: July 2009

A riot of colour, beauty and riches – Kim Sacks Gallery

Kim Sacks, who is a potter, a teacher, a facilitator and much more besides, has developed a gallery which sells a range of exquisite artefacts. These range from historical to contemporary, and include functional objects used in a traditional context (milk gourds, head rests, stools, sticks, clothing regalia, etc.) and objects like pottery and artwork […]

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mlungu in Soweto

Janine Hobbs from Cotswold Gardens, an excellent 4 star guest house in Saxonwold , sent me this wonderful oh so South African story: Janine writes: Yesterday I took a trip to Nasrec to work out the exact kilometres from my place to Soccer City.  Well this mlungu [white person] took the wrong turn off and got […]

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Bars, clubs and night life in northern suburbs of Jozi

Here is a post from a friend of mine David Graham, who, through his business International Trade Projects, has a lot of overseas business clients. Accordingly, he compiled this list of party places mostly in the northern suburbs, for those international business travellers who want to work hard and play hard. He writes: Please note that most bars […]

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Joburg’s best kept secret: Boekehuis

A visiting academic who is staying here at Liz at Lancaster referred this morning to Boekehuis as ‘Johannesburg’s Best Kept Secret’.  What a shame not to spread the word about such a gem of  a store. The title of Lucille Davie’s article ( za  7 June 2006):  ‘Boekehuis one of the world’s 50 unique bookshops’, says it all.  […]

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New hotel for Hyde Park

Due to open in September, construction of the new Southern Sun hotel above the Hyde Park shopping centre is moving ahead fast. A joint venture with Hyprop Investments who own Hyde Park shopping centre, the development is said to have a budget of R180 million. A 60 seater restaurant, whiskey bar, function room, gym and […]

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