The inner-city strikes back

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Residential property Maboneng Precinct  The development of residential accommodation in Maboneng has exploded exponentially.  In 2008 Jonathan Liebmann bought the DF Corlett construction offices and so Arts on Main was born. While this led to further remarkable urban renewal projects, the downside is that the upgrading and refurbing of inner city buildings often displaces previously […]

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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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Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

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By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements). I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and made contrasts; and Jozi heritage is one of my many passions.






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Kliptown: the forgotten stepchild of Soweto

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Kliptown: Soweto’s Cinderella I wrote last year about the SKY (Soweto Kliptown Youth) Foundation and Mighty  Evolution  Kids Nursery Preschool. (Both are located to the west of the railway line. SKY shown as Kliptown Youth Program on the map below). I spoke about the amazing tenacity of community members and their will to do the […]

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January 2017 Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster

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2016 rushed to an end like a huge high-speed train on steroids so this newsletter comes with belated good wishes for 2017.  Although an eventful year globally and nationally to say the least, for Liz at Lancaster, it well went quite smoothly. AWARDS Catherine and Tagala attended the Department of Tourism Lilizela Awards ceremony in […]

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‘Visit Work Play’ Joburg Tourism’s message

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Joburg Tourism and Johannesburg In Your Pocket collaborate:  art, shopping and neighbourhood experiences in johannesburg ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill  a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination.  Jozi […]

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Cathedrals of industry with Joburg Heritage Foundation

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Johannesburg Heritage Foundation runs great tours The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is the most amazing activist/educational/heritage/tourism organization which, amongst other activities, runs bus and walking tours of Joburg’s historical spaces and places.  Once such was the Cathedrals of Industry  tour on 4th Sept  where Kathy Munro (Jozi historian) and David Gurney (urban planner) led a bus […]

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