D-W 11-13 in the news again

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DW – 11-13 Dunkeld West shopping centre 2 ‘foodie’ guests come across from Pretoria to sample Jozi’s best restaurants.  They have been so knocked out by D-W 11-13, voted in the top 20 restaurants in South Africa, that they came back for a second time last week. They love staying at Liz at Lancaster and […]

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Sandboarding the Mine Dumps

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Sandboarding the mine dumps More from Adi Goeller’s great weekly Newsletter: Fifty Two – weekly things to do and see in Joburg Below from his latest newsletter no 39 This week’s pick: Sandboarding the Gold Mines Genre: Pure rush What: Johannesburg’s gold mining days produced man-made mountains of soft yellow sand – these wildly recognised […]

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Jazz at Joburg Theatre

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Wonderful Jazz Offerings during November Feya Faku – 6 Nov Trumpet/flugel horn player Feya Faku was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. He studied informally with some of the great jazzmen of the sixties and seventies. Feya has travelled the world collaborating and making music with some of the greatest musicians in the jazz world. […]

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South African composer Philip Miller’s concert at Arts on Main – 2 nights only 25 and 26 Sept

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Philip Miller’s Concert at Arts on Main Don’t miss Philip Miller’s concert Playing on Image, on Saturday 25th  or Sunday 26th September at 8pm September at Arts on Main in eastern downtown Joburg.  Well-known for his  collaboration with Kentridge as well as Bell and Hodgins, Miller composes  music which is evocative and haunting. Playing on Image  is a two […]

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Adi Loveland’s Doccie on Joburg; best value for R50

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Documentary on ‘surviving Joburg’ Am so excited … I won a prize!    Adrian of Fifty Two (weekly suggestions of things to to in Jozi) asked for readers’ suggestions of  what to do in the genre A.C.L. (Arts Culture Leisure).  My suggestion of the Nirox Sculpture Park won me second prize:  the mad crazy 52 minute doccie on Joburg by Adi Loveland. Called ‘Unhinged: Surviving Joburg’,  it’s […]

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Chill out amongst the turbines this Friday night

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Adi’s Weekly things to do & see in Joburg [adrian@fiftytwo.co.za] This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown. See Liz’s Post Genre: Architectural heritage & underground dining What: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod […]

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The soccer spirit: what role do hawkers play?

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 HAWKERS ROLE UPSURGE OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS In Jozi, on every suburban pavement, busy intersection and traffic island, is a group of hawkers selling flags, mirror covers, soccer glasses, beaded key rings  and all things promoting the national flag.  It is in the traffic that most Jozi-ites purchase their symbols of support for Bafana Bafana  and enter into the spirit of […]

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Foxwood House local theatre

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Foxwood House Genre: Suburban Theatre What: Hidden amongst the homes of Houghton stands an intimate theatre – Foxwood House. This space seats a small audience of 100 and its far-from-mainstream programmes include top shows, their drag performances are highly rated. This is the Cinema Nouveau of theatre. The owners, both involved in the artsy scene […]

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