Monthly Archives: November 2009

Some important South African dates pre World Cup in 2010

Cape Argus Cycle Race:  14 March Human Rights Day:  21 March Public Holiday:  22 March School Holidays:  27 Mar – 11 Apr Good Friday: 02 April Two Oceans Marathon:  03 Apr Family Day:  05 April Freedom Day:  27 Apr Workers Day:  01 May Comrades Marathon:  30 May Youth Day:  16 June Grahamstown Festival:  20 Jun […]

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The old and the new: more on AngloGold Ashanti’s Turbine Square

In 1998 AngloGold , under the then chairmanship of Bobby Godsell (of the recent Eskom sliding doors debacle), separated from  Anglo American. A new physical home was thus required. As a vote of confidence in the inner city, AngloGold set its sights on the Turbine Hall. In 2000 the squatters were evicted from the Turbine Hall. […]

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | 1 Response

32 teams for 2010 Soccer World Cup finalized

The 32 teams for the 2010 World Cup Finals: EUROPE ZONE  England,  Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia , Denmark, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece *France *Portugal *Slovenia *  (* secured a place via the play-off’s.) ASIA ZONE Australia, DPR Korea, Japan, Korean Republic. AFRICA ZONE  South Africa (Hosts), Algeria *Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana. SOUTH AMERICA ZONE:  […]

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

10 reasons to visit Johannesburg and more particularly the Greater Rosebank Region

… with thanks to the November issue of House and Leisure (page 140).  Of the ten reasons  to visit Johannnesburg, seven are in the Greater Rosebank Region. The other 3 are:  Joburg CBD, including Arts on Main, and the Cradle of Humankind.  The 7 in the Rosebank Region are listed by House and Leisure (with different numbering) […]

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Circa: Johannesburg’s Guggenheim

The town is a-buzz with its latest architectural and cultural landmark.  Circa, a striking elliptical building on the corner of Jellicoe and Jan Smuts Ave, is the daring project of Mark Read of Everard Read Gallery fame.  Seemingly encased in dark streamlined metal fins, the Gallery space has 3 levels.  Exhibition spaces are visiblethrough glass from the […]

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment