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What more could one want? Good coffee, good books and a social catch-up

Two sisters (whom I have now lost touch with), used to meet one evening a week at Exclusive Books. They’d choose a section to browse, collect books of interest, find one of those great little reading nooks with a coffee table and a couple of comfy chairs, order something to drink and a light meal […]

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From Berea to Xai Xai – the Braamfontein Spruit

 I recently visited the Barnato High School in Berea to do some scoping for a possible heritage report and was fascinated to discover that the Braamfontien Spruit rises in the grounds of this school. Apparently when Barnato built his mansion in Berea in 1897 (It was demolished in 1962) he created a lake in front of […]

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Johannesburg – the spaces ‘in between’

      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 inter-disciplinary, focusing on critical social analysis.  I found […]

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