Monthly Archives: January 2010

Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

Joburg’s best bookshops My favourite of all is Boekehuis:  Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis […]

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Thumbs Up for Joburg Zoo

Positive review of the Johannesburg Zoo Johannesburg has wild life parks on its doorstep: Pilanesberg Game Reserve a two hour drive away – has the Big Five. And although the Rhino and Lion Park is much more restricted and on a way smaller scale, it does provide an interesting introduction to Africa’s wild life species. Given this, the Johannesburg […]

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The Met Operas show at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank and Cedar Square

HD Live screenings of the New York Met 2009/10 opera season I have written before about the live New York Met opera productions which are screened at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank and at Cedar Square in Fourways.  Pucinni’s Turandot is showing at the moment. What a production. If you are in Joburg … don’t miss […]

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10 things that went right for South Africa in 2009 From What went right in 2009 Dec 30th, 2009  by Pierre De Vos South Africa had another free and fair election (it’s fourth!) without any serious violence and the fourth democratic President was inaugurated soon afterwards. The government decisively changed direction on HIV/AIDS and President Jacob […]

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