Pick of the week- a Dlala Nje ‘immersion’

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Tour of Hillbrow with Dlala Nje Ponte then and now Drinking tea and coffee while gathered in a funky 2 bed-roomed 52nd-floor apartment (granite topped kitchen counter tops, tiled floor, the north winter sun streaming in through expansive windows), it is hard to match this with the dystopian scene that hits us as when we […]

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Exploring Jozi with Joburg Places

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Tours with Gerald Garner of Joburg Places:highly recommended The only way to get a real sense of a city is not by driving through as an observer, but by immersing oneself in the sensory experiences of street life and activity. So while the  Hop-on Hop-off  Red Bus is a great way to orientate oneself to the […]

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Walking in the city – explore Joburg on foot

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  Making institutional meaning of place In The Practice of Everyday Life the French scholar De Certeau has a chapter “Walking in the City”.  Here he asserts that the ‘city’ is brought into being by official bodies and large institutions which produce systems like street grids, planned urban spaces, precincts, maps etc. And it is these strategies […]

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