Tag Archives: Laurice Taitz

‘Visit Work Play’ Joburg Tourism’s message

Joburg Tourism and Johannesburg In Your Pocket collaborate:  art, shopping and neighbourhood experiences in johannesburg ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Con Hill  a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination.  Jozi […]

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Walking tour of Kliptown Soweto

TK’s Walking tour of Kliptown Laurice Taitz is Jozi’s queen of mavens (aka founder and editor of the amazing publication Johannesburg In Your Pocket). She has an extraordinary knowledge of Joburg and always manages to find relatively unknown hidden gems.  Ntokoza Dube or TK is one of these.  He runs walks through Kliptown and when, […]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

Liz at Lancaster nominated a provincial finalist in the 2013 Lilizela awards The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by […]

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More on South Africa’s ’12th official language’

SA’s 12th official language: sign language to catch a minibus taxi   A couple of years back I wrote  a blog  about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs […]

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An iconic sculpture of an iconic man

Mandela capture site with Marco Cianfanelli’s sculpture     I have had the privilege of knowing Marco Cianfanelli since he was a Fine Arts and Art History student at Wits many years back and have followed his career with great interest. I was of course well aware of his monumental sculpture of Mandela constructed at the […]

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