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Alick Ncube, Lyall Watson and the paranormal

 I remember reading Lyall Watson’s Supernature  published in the early 1970s.  And although he was frowned upon by the scientific community for writing about inexplicable natural phenomena without any scientific proof, I  found his book fascinating.  I was particularly struck by his theory that  plants have emotions that can be recorded on a lie detector […]

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Self-catering options at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

Tired of eating out every night when traveling? Want to come ‘home’, kick off your shoes and relax outside?  You can do all when staying at Liz at Lancaster.  Access to fully equipped kitchenettes in each unit allows you to enjoy meals ‘at home’ in the peace and privacy of their own space. What a […]

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Spin into Orbit with Science, Cocktails and Jazz

This city of Jozi never ceases to amaze me that for all its grittiness (or maybe it’s precisely because of this edginess), it is so compulsively creative and trend-setting.  On the last Tuesday of every month the Orbit in Braamfontein holds an evening, called Science and Cocktails, where science meets art.  There’s a particular interest […]

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The ABC of Craighall Park

  26 reasons to love the area ….  A great sense of neighbourhood with a Residents’ Association which is held up as a leading example of community social activism. B is for Fournos which means Bakery in Greek – one of the best in Jozi.   Its Greek fare vies with the French style breads and […]

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Loads to do in Jozi over the next 10 days

I can’t ever give a gift that I don’t personally like (although I make an exception when it comes to sport-loving sons), so my things to do in Joburg always reflect my personal tastes and interests. You won’t find any suggestions of air shows, expos at Northgate or events at Emperor’s Palace. This last week-end […]

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