Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

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Joburg’s best bookshops My favourite of all is Boekehuis:  Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis […]

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Jozi’s Heritage: The Barbican

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THE BARBICAN BUILDING CNR PRESIDENT AND RISSIK STS   702 Talk Show host Jenny Crwys-Williams, had several conversations and interviews last week around the state of the Barbican building, a heritage resource in the Central CBD of Joburg.  Since leaving Wits University in 2005, where in my latter years I headed up a newly-established post-graduate division […]

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A little known memorial in Soweto

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The ‘house with the sewing machine’: Lilian Ngoyi’s house in Soweto Kim Miller, assistant professor of women’s studies and art history at Wheaton College in the States, is currently researching visual representations of women political activists in South Africa both during and after the struggle against apartheid.  When in Johannesburg on her research trips, Kim […]

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The old Turbine Hall given a new life as Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters

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From derelict Turbine Hall to modernized Anglo Gold Ashanti The old Turbine Hall in Newtown,  previously derelict and dangerous, has undergone a remarkable succesful adaptation, to become Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters. There are some spectacular architectural details inside ,with motifs from the old industrial building being picked up and repeated with an aesthetic elegance and power which […]

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