Forde’s biography of Malema and the closing of Boekehuis

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2 biographers of 2 key political SA figures converse Yesterday Boekehuis hosted Mark Gevisser, Mbeki’s biographer, in conversation with Fiona Forde, Malema’s biographer. Mark engaged Fiona to expand on some of the issues raised in her biography of Malema: ‘An Inconvenient Youth’.  An informed, informative, measured and fascinating interchange followed. Malema’s significance Forde’s take is that […]

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Wonderful way to spend a Jozi Sunday morning getting a bird’s eye view of the newly budding Jacaranda blossoms.

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Westcliff historical walking tour What?  Westcliff Historical Walking Tour When?  Sunday Morning 16th October  at 10 Am. Where? The tour starts from The Ridge School. No booking necessary. More info:  You’ll see buildings such as: Glenshiel designed by Baker for Sir William Dalrymple and his wife the Hope School, Pallinghurst Rd The Stables also designed by Baker […]

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Get to know Jozi Inner City better with Mainstreetartwalks: Art and Justice tour on 18th Sept

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Joburg Walking Tours becoming ever more popular Mainstreetwalks launches 17 September 2011 with Art and Justice Tour 18 September  – Public Art walk with Guest Artist Marcus Neustetter . Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city […]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

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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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It looks as though this will be another page turner: Peter Harris’ new book ‘Birth’

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Peter Harris’ Birth  I posted a blog on Peter Harris  In a Different Time’  :  https://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/a-south-african-page-turner-and-its-all-true and now his new book about the conspiracy to destabilize the 1994 elections,  is to be released shortly.    The book will be launched at Exclusive Books Hyde Park at 6 for 6.30 on Tuesday 9th Nov.   RSVP to hydepark@exclisvebooks.co.za or 011 325-4298 by

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Collector’s Treasury

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Collector’s Treasury: huge second hand bookstore. With thanks to Adi@fiftytwo.co.za yet again. Collector’s Treasury is one of my FAVOURITE places BUT be warned … take a ball of string with you because like Theseus in the minotaur’s cave, you might get lost in the maze of book-lined passages !! Genre: Book store bizarre What: Paperbacks, […]

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Chill out amongst the turbines this Friday night

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Adi’s Weekly things to do & see in Joburg [adrian@fiftytwo.co.za] This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown. See Liz’s Post Genre: Architectural heritage & underground dining What: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod […]

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