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Spring is here: another wonderful day at the National Botanical Gardens

Yes we are spoilt. South Africa faces so many challenges, challenges with which both locals and the rest of the world are ALL  too familiar. However a day like this last Sunday makes up for a lot. In the spring, SAPPI a very large paper making public company, generously sponsors concerts at the National Botanical […]

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Joburg’s best kept secret: Boekehuis

A visiting academic who is staying here at Liz at Lancaster referred this morning to Boekehuis as ‘Johannesburg’s Best Kept Secret’.  What a shame not to spread the word about such a gem of  a store. The title of Lucille Davie’s article (www.joburg.org. za  7 June 2006):  ‘Boekehuis one of the world’s 50 unique bookshops’, says it all.  […]

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Make the most of warm winter days: get to the National Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort

Temps this weekend at ca. 19 degrees but  due to drop to around 13 degrees again from Tuesday. So …. make the most of the predicted warmer week-end and get out to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort.     When I went a couple of weekends ago, the skies were blue, the grass was still green, the aloes […]

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