Tag Archives: Johannesburg

Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

Potato Sheds make way for Newtown Junction In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg […]

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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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Heritage tours run by Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust

The Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust runs tours to interesting places which are very varied on their offerings.  Many of these tours provide access to places that one cannot always get to independently.  Sadly however,  the guiding  style and information provided can be a little superficial and descriptive, with in-depth information often tantalizingly lacking. But enjoy the outings.  […]

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Things to do in Jozi with the family this New Year’s Eve

Want to celebrate with the family over New Year and don’t know what to do?  There are a couple of different options: Jozi Carnival   The 2011 theme of the annual Joburg Carnival is Jozi my Jozi 125 celebrating the anniversary of the city’s existence.  It will take place on 31 December from 12pm and leaves […]

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D-W 11-13 in the news again

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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