Stitches that heal body and soul: the Keiskamma Tapestry exhibition at Constitution Hill

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Umaf’ evuka, nje ngenyanga /Dying and Rising as the Moon Does  This is the title of the exhibition of tapestries made by the artists’ collective: Keiskamma Art Project, currently displayed at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a site of contradiction. It has a painful past where men and women were imprisoned: a few were criminals, […]

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Jozi – we love you most of the time!

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There is lots to moan about with Jozi: its failing infrastructure; potholes you could lose a giraffe in, crumbling pavements; burst water-pipes abound; traffic lights out of order; and like the rest of the country devastating unemployment figures. But the people have an energy, openness and get-up-and-go attitude that gives Jozi its energy and soul. […]

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Jewel City, Maboneng

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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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