Nelson Makamo, Senzo Shabangu & Lehlogonolo Mashaba at Events Space at Arts on Main until Wed 10th November

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  Exhibition at Arts on Main As the proud owner of a Nelson Makamo pen and ink work, I have a special interest in this exhibition. Makamo’s work, which reminds of Marlene Dumas’ images, is powerful, enigmatic and engaging, even in small scale. News from Arts on Main, Maboneng precinct  Nelson Makamo , Senzo  Shabangu and Lehlogonolo […]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

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Mark Gevisser – always an excellent read Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683 by

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Jazz in Jozi

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Jazz this weekend Regular Friday gigs include the Radium (Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove) with  Jazz Trio featuring Stephen Kunny Friday 5 Nov from 8pm, as well as Soweto Jazz & Blues at The Whiteboy Shebeen (Cnr Katherine & Grayston, Sandton), Friday 5th Nov from 7pm. Free entry Also on: Jazz at Joburg Theatre with […]

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It looks as though this will be another page turner: Peter Harris’ new book ‘Birth’

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Peter Harris’ Birth  I posted a blog on Peter Harris  In a Different Time’  :  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/a-south-african-page-turner-and-its-all-true and now his new book about the conspiracy to destabilize the 1994 elections,  is to be released shortly.    The book will be launched at Exclusive Books Hyde Park at 6 for 6.30 on Tuesday 9th Nov.   RSVP to hydepark@exclisvebooks.co.za or 011 325-4298 by

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More tours of fossil sites in the Cradle of Humakind

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Another fossil tour I blogged on the tours to Swartkrans in the Cradle of humankind  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/cradle-of-humankind-fascinating-tour-of-our-originsn but now there are opportunties to visit Cooper’s Cave, a relatively new excavation site in the Cradle of Humankind, with Wits University palaeoanthropologist Christine Steininger. For R350 per person, including lunch, you get to explore the cave, interact with Christine while she explains fossils […]

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Rosebank continues to grow but be warned of more possible road closures

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Temporary diversions while Standard Bank building is under construction The construction of Standard Bank’s new headquarters in  Rosebank is well under way.This 11 storey building is spread over an entire block bounded by Oxford and Cradock, Bolton and Baker Roads.  At present the builders are trying to pour concrete from inside the excavation, but this will only continue […]

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Sandboarding the Mine Dumps

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Sandboarding the mine dumps More from Adi Goeller’s great weekly Newsletter: Fifty Two – weekly things to do and see in Joburg Below from his latest newsletter no 39 This week’s pick: Sandboarding the Gold Mines Genre: Pure rush What: Johannesburg’s gold mining days produced man-made mountains of soft yellow sand – these wildly recognised […]

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Fordsburg, little Asia

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I have blogged on Fordsburg restaurants . Here the Fifty Newsletter no 38 gives more info. This week’s pick: Fordsburg, little Asia Genre: Sensory overload What: Fordsburg is home away from home for many Asians – the cultural mix says it all. What makes Fordsburg an experience, for even those who frequent her streets regularly, […]

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