Small things that irritate!

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Many of us have similar things that bug us – litter, failing infrastructure, aggressive drivers. Some seem to point to a serious moral bankruptcy and failure of positive core values – competitive conspicuous material consumption; entitlement; food wastage; exploring extra planet habitats when we are ignoring and destroying the current one we have, are but […]

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Walter Oltmann Goodman Gallery 2022

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Walter Oltmann’s exhibition Armour and Lace: a Bestiary at Goodman Gallery  Goodman Gallery has a great new look. Well … new for me that is, as someone who has spent 2 Covid-restricted years starved of public events and gallery visits.  Armour The title summarized the show beautifully. Most of the images allude to armour, either in the […]

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Jewel City, Maboneng, Johannesburg 2022

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Diamonds and Dust: Johannesburg Heritage Tour     At last … breaking free from 2 years of on-line tours of Jozi’s heritage. In early February I joined a live walking tour of Jewel City and Maboneng with Dave Gurney and Alkis Doukakis of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.  We met at the Hallmark Hotel with its impressive […]

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Being a tourist in my own city: Part III

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While Parts I and II of Being a Tourist in my Own City spoke about the tours that are on regular offer, the tours here either only happen annually or are once offs.  Hopefully the weekend of #JoziWalks will happen again this winter.  #JoziWalks sponsored by the the JDA (the Johannesburg Development Agency)   This is […]

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Being a tourist in my own city Jozi – Part II

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After 2 years of varying levels of Lockdown it seems that there is light at the end of the social distancing tunnel (I’ve almost forgotten how to hug!). My last post started looking at Jozi’s explorers who introduce locals and internationals to new and exciting (and sometimes inaccessible) places.  Here are several more of these […]

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