It’s difficult to keep up with what’s happening at Maboneng Precinct in the eastern Inner City of Joburg

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Maboneng Precinct continues to expand In 2008 Managing Diretctor and developer Jonathan Liebmann purchased the old DF Corlett Construction offices and warehouses and worked with architect Enrico Daffonchio on converting them into the space that is now Arts on Main – a mix of galleries,  [Goodman Gallery, David Krut, Seipel, Goethe Institut] private artist studios, […]

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Sandboarding the Mine Dumps

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Sandboarding the mine dumps More from Adi Goeller’s great weekly Newsletter: Fifty Two – weekly things to do and see in Joburg Below from his latest newsletter no 39 This week’s pick: Sandboarding the Gold Mines Genre: Pure rush What: Johannesburg’s gold mining days produced man-made mountains of soft yellow sand – these wildly recognised […]

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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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Adi Loveland’s Doccie on Joburg; best value for R50

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Documentary on ‘surviving Joburg’ Am so excited … I won a prize!    Adrian of Fifty Two (weekly suggestions of things to to in Jozi) asked for readers’ suggestions of  what to do in the genre A.C.L. (Arts Culture Leisure).  My suggestion of the Nirox Sculpture Park won me second prize:  the mad crazy 52 minute doccie on Joburg by Adi Loveland. Called ‘Unhinged: Surviving Joburg’,  it’s […]

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48 hours in Joburg

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48 Hours in Joburg: what to do and see FiftyTwo:21  48 hours in Joburg Genre:  Tourist Guide to your own city What: What’s different to do and see in Joburg in 48 hours. Drink here: Darkie Café is the go for early Friday drinks, this is urban cool when busy. Move onto Narina Trogon, a hip […]

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The Inside Joburg tour! Sat 5th June

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The Inside Joburg tour! A decade of reading the city 2000-2010 2-hour tour of downtown Joburg with historian and heritage specialist, Sue Krige, urban specialist and Joburg enthusiast, Graeme Reid, architect and author of books on Johannesburg architecture, Clive Chipkin, & author of THE INSIDE JOBURG Book, Nechama Brodie  101 things to see and do […]

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