South Africa’s “little Big Bang”

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Science and Cocktails, Orbit, Braamfontein 31st July I am a complete dilettante: I know precious little about a lot of things.  Call it a grasshopper mind – buzzing from one topic to another.  But at least I fall into the category of ‘knowing what I don’t know’ (rather than ‘not knowing what I don’t know’, […]

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Turbine Art Fair 2018: 12-15th July

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RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018  Turbine Hall is a great venue  One of my very favourite events of the year is the Turbine Art Fair. I love everything about it. The venue is great: the Turbine Hall is the most amazing example of adaptive re-use of an industrial heritage building; there is always a wide range […]

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Jamming in Orlando

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#JoziWalks: His and Hers Jams  In mid-May #JoziWalks (endorsed by #Johannesburg In You Pocket) organized their amazing annual event when they sponsor young tour operators and entrepreneurs who are developing walking tours to less well-known areas of Jozi.  I was lucky enough to get a place on the His and Hers Jams walk which introduced […]

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New Art Works for Liz at Lancaster

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Prints, posters and postcards  I can’t afford the artworks I love, so I am a serious cheat – if I can’t buy an original print I frame posters,  calendar images and even postcards!! And that is what I have done with Sue Williamson’s A Few South Africans 1983-85 series.  Along with the huge installation, Williamson […]

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More on African Independent Churches – the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches

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African Independent Churches [AIC] Continued: Pentecostal, Apostolic and Charismatic Churches Well, I’ve kinda worked out the difference between the Ethiopian Church in SA and Christian Zionism. But who are the many independent churches? Those who worship in small groups in so many of our parks and open spaces, be they high places like Melville Koppies or […]

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Christian Zionism in South Africa

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In a previous blog I looked at the origins and differences between Ethiopianism as compared to the  Independent Churches like Christian Zionism and Pentecostalism.   But even within the latter 2 movements there are also differences and divergences.  The Zion Christian Church ( ZCC) is one of the largest African initiated churches in southern Africa. The church’s headquarters are […]

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