Monthly Archives: September 2013

From Berea to Xai Xai – the Braamfontein Spruit

The journey of the Braamfontein Spruit Source of the Braamfontein Spruit in what is now Barnato School I recently visited the Barnato High School in Berea to do some scoping for a possible heritage report and was fascinated to discover that the Braamfontien Spruit rises in the grounds of this school. Apparently when Barnato built […]

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Researching travel, touring and accommodation on-line: Digital Apartheid

Digital apartheid For many years I have been referring my guests to local tour guides when they want to do a Soweto tour. Recently I have been helping one of these tour operators redesign and structure a new website (no technological input you understand! – simply layout, navigation and text copy). Yet again it has […]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

Liz at Lancaster nominated a provincial finalist in the 2013 Lilizela awards The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by […]

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Spring has sprung …at Liz at Lancaster

Reminds me of the ridiculous little ‘poem’ we used to recite as kids …. Spring has sprung The Grass has ris This is how the birdies is                                                         […]

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Joburg’s art galleries; what’s on during September

What’s On: September 2013 There are a number of interesting exhibitions on at the moment in Joburg and the Parks galleries. Spanning thirty-five years of Simon Stone‘s work, from 1978 – 2013, this retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery only has another week before closing on the 14th September. Stone uses recognizable imagery in his […]

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