Category Archives: General

Besides having one of the best climates in the world, Jozi has much to offer …

Wow! what is it with Jozi at the moment? So much positive press from all sorts of different quarters. From no 1 cycle route, to an up-and-coming art hub to a new spin on the level of violence – Joburg is being praised and flaunted as an interesting and vibrant city.  Although Joburg will always […]

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Strains of Scotland the Brave grace the suburb of Craighall Park

             Our young neighbours were transported back to their wedding day when they awoke a couple of weeks back to the hauntingly evocative strains of the bagpipes wafting from our garden. All thanks to a special birthday celebration.   Recently we were lucky enough to host two families who were celebrating their Dad’s 90th birthday. […]

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Feast your eyes on Joburg’s purple canopy

During October and November every year Joburg is turned into a riot of deep purple with the Jacarandas in full bloom. From a high vantage point like Munro Drive or the Westcliff steps, the whole of northern Johannesburg from the Parktown Ridge to Sandton, is tinged with a dramatic blanket of blue.  Join the Johannesburg […]

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Who decides what makes a World Class African City?

There has been recent controversy around Joburg using the line ‘ A World Class African City’ in its advertising and marketing.  I came across Michael Clark’s article – brief but interesting – around what it might mean to be a “world class city” and who defines the criteria.  See I particularly like 2 of […]

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Interesting stats on Africa’s mobile phone market

Did you know that there are more mobile phones in Uganda than there are light bulbs, and the average sub-Saharan woman touches her hair 37 times a day but checks her phone 82 times a day?  [Who on earth conducted the research on ‘hair-touching’ in  Africa?] On a more serious note – according  to Damian […]

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