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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Fordsburg, little Asia

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I have blogged on Fordsburg restaurants . Here the Fifty Newsletter no 38 gives more info. This week’s pick: Fordsburg, little Asia Genre: Sensory overload What: Fordsburg is home away from home for many Asians – the cultural mix says it all. What makes Fordsburg an experience, for even those who frequent her streets regularly, […]

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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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Chopin, a great dinner, good friends – all in the funky industrial space of the Turbine Hall, Newtown

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Dinner with the Forum at the Turbine Hall Anglo-Gold Ashanti has done an amazing job of redeveloping Joburg’s first power station, including the orginal space which housed the massive turbines.  Located in Newtown this development is a very succesful example of sustainable and sensitive adaptive re-use of  industrial heritage. I have written about this before:    […]

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Soccer works its magic again

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Local Game at Soccer City Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity.  They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna.  […]

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Taste of Joburg: Food Festival 30 Sept to 3rd Oct

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Taste of Joburg is back! This festival brings together the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract 15 000 of Joburg’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies.  Taste of Joburg brings together the city’s finest restaurants, award winning wineries, premium drink brands, niche food exhibitors and fantastic entertainment. If you love eating out […]

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