Category Archives: General

Whatever you are, be a good one

The recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ campaign got me thinking yet again about the role of University education, entrepreneurial career paths, the importance of artisanal skills and trades, and practical preparation for the world of work.  I have a post-graduate degree myself and taught at tertiary level for nearly 23 years before leaving to grow my guesthouse business.  […]

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Uber: a welcome addition to Joburg’s transport options

Johannesburg is notorious for being a city which is badly serviced by effective public transport.  While Rea Vaya is a cheap and extremely viable option for the inner city and certain main routes, because of Johannesburg’s huge sprawl, there is no door-to-door public transport for suburban areas. This is where Uber entered the public transport […]

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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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Looking for accommodation close to work

One of our staff members at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse is in desperate need of accommodation closer to work. I decided to try the FaceBook route and ask residents in Craighall Park and the neighbouring suburbs of Parkhurst and Blairgowrie if anybody had a room to let. The Facebook pages for Residents’ Association of Craighall […]

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