Last stop Nando’s on inner city tour

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Tour of Joburg with JDA arranged by Laurice Taitz I was delighted when Laurice Taitz, the mover and shaker behind Johannesburg In Your Pocket, and guru of all that’s happening in Jozi, asked me to join a Joburg tour. She arranged it with  the Johannesburg Development Agency (thanks Nomalizo) to show various journalists, tourism professionals […]

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Walking tour of Kliptown Soweto

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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

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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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An iconic sculpture of an iconic man

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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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“White man walking” – taking a car for a walk

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Goethe Institut’s creative projects and lack of pedestrian infrastructure: what’s the connection?   “White Man Walking” is a project which combines three of my personal pet hobby horses: the amazingly creative and innovative projects that come out of the Goethe Institut the problem of pavements which deny pedestrian access and force people to walk in […]

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