Walking Street, new urban sculpture park in Maboneng

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There is an exciting new addition to the Maboneng precinct: a public art project conceptualized by Kim Lieberman. From warehouse to Arts on Main to Maboneng – gentrification spreads  Arts on Main was the first development in the ever-increasing neighbourhood of Maboneng.  In 2008/9 Jonathan Liebmann bought a block of warehouses (the old Corlett Construction […]

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#JoziWalks 24th and 25th June and they are FREE! So BOOK EARLY!

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How’s this for an AMAZING initiative. Not ONE free walk, but THIRTEEN … all over the week-end of the 24th and 25th June. #JoziWalks  is a series of free walking tours initiated by the Johannesburg Development Agency  in partnership with local community activists, tourism entrepreneurs, walking tour operators, and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.  Because I suffer from […]

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Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

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By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements). I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and made contrasts; and Jozi heritage is one of my many passions.






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Where can we buy Shweshwe?

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This was the first question I was faced with recently at the breakfast table. Guests wanted to buy Sheshwe cloth to take home to Germany. With its German origins they felt a particular connection to this indigo blue cloth which has become so synonymous with South African traditional fabric.






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Kliptown: the forgotten stepchild of Soweto

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Kliptown: Soweto’s Cinderella I wrote last year about the SKY (Soweto Kliptown Youth) Foundation and Mighty  Evolution  Kids Nursery Preschool. (Both are located to the west of the railway line. SKY shown as Kliptown Youth Program on the map below). I spoke about the amazing tenacity of community members and their will to do the […]

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