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Will this revival of Newtown be the one that works?

Newtown Junction: mixed-use office and retail development   A huge mixed-use office and retail development, Newtown Junction, is being built behind Museum Africa where the old potato sheds of the Market building stood.  References to the old poultry shed, the original station master’s residence as well as the potato sheds will all be included in […]

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Time to get on your bicycle

Lebo’s Soweto Bicycle Tours Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing local Joburg sites and sights.  Lebo of  Sowetobicycle tours has for many years offered cycling tours.  There are various options on offer: starting from a 2 hour tour which includes a visit to a worker’s hostel, the Hector Pieterson Museum as well […]

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Johannesburg – the spaces ‘in between’

The space in-between or the uitvalgrond formed old Joburg city centre Just discovered a great website on Joburg (bit embarrassed I didn’t know of it before).    It’s  www. jhbwtc.blogspot.com and it’s the website of  the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism.   Based at Wits University, their work (as their name indicates) is academic and […]

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Are we one step nearer to the realization of Joburg’s Cultural Arc?

Over ten years ago the concept of a Cultural Arc was mooted by Prof Carolyn Hamilton, then Head of the Humanities Postgraduate School at Wits. Envisioned as a metaphorical sweeping link between three powerful cultural institutions across the geography of the city, it would connect the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the east, to Wits in […]

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Great new addition to the Maboneng Precinct

On Tuesday evening, I went to 10 years On Air – the collaborative Review exhibition of the On Air partnership: Marcus Neustatter and Stephen Hobbs. Unexpectedly, Marcus was there to give a walkabout which made viewing particularly enjoyable and accessible . It was really good to see their production over the last decade – much of […]

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