Tag Archives: South African Culture

Finger in the air: Where do you want to go?

Transport by mini-bus Getting around Joburg without your own car is a challenge.  However, various initiatives and infrastructural developments have been introduced with varying degrees of success.  The Gautrain running between the airport,  Pretoria and Joburg Central, with stops on the way, is very fast, clean, safe and  effective but unfortunately quite expensive for daily […]

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Memorial service for Philip Tobias 20/06

RIP Philip Tobias The world renowned palaeo-anthropologist Philip Tobias has left an extraordinary legacy.  A memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday  20th June at 5pm in the Wits Great Hall. by

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Are we one step nearer to the realization of Joburg’s Cultural Arc?

Over ten years ago the concept of a Cultural Arc was mooted by Prof Carolyn Hamilton, then Head of the Humanities Postgraduate School at Wits. Envisioned as a metaphorical sweeping link between three powerful cultural institutions across the geography of the city, it would connect the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the east, to Wits in […]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

Mark Gevisser – always an excellent read Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683 by

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EVENT + CITY THE CITY REIMAGINED ARCHITECTURE.ZA 2010

AZA 2010 After a week way to busy with SPRING FEVER of maintenance here at Liz at Lancaster (watch this space), I woke up a bit late to the amazing events surrounding  SA’s first architecture mega-event AZA 2010 which runs in Johannesburg from September 21 to 28. Intending to bring architecture back to the public domain there […]

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