Book early to avoid disappointment: local musicals and theatres showing in Joburg during the World Cup

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THEATRE AND SHOWS JOHANNESBURG MID 2010 SHOWING AT JOBURG THEATRE www.showbusiness.co.za  Boys in the Photograph  A passionate musical dealing with the power of soccer to heal rifts and bring a fractured community together. Set in Belfast, Ireland, the game of soccer is recreated on stage with some of the most originally exciting choreography to be seen in […]

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Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

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Joburg’s best bookshops My favourite of all is Boekehuis:  Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis […]

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Electricity price hikes: Eskom’s history

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ESKOM AND POWER BLACK OUTS: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE The disastrous 2008 power outages in Gauteng and the recent announcements of shocking electricity price hikes, (45% for the next 3 years), bring into focus yet again the political nature of electrical power. There has long been a contest and tussle between municipal power supply and national power […]

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Jozi’s Heritage: The Barbican

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THE BARBICAN BUILDING CNR PRESIDENT AND RISSIK STS   702 Talk Show host Jenny Crwys-Williams, had several conversations and interviews last week around the state of the Barbican building, a heritage resource in the Central CBD of Joburg.  Since leaving Wits University in 2005, where in my latter years I headed up a newly-established post-graduate division […]

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