Javett Art Centre Pretoria – a must visit

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Showcasing African art  I first visited the Javett Art Centre in Pretoria 2 months BC (Before Covid) in January 2020 (it seems like a previous lifetime?)  What a treat it was too, as the opening exhibition, 101 Collecting Conversations: Signature works of a Century, included many iconic South African works which often formed the focus […]

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Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation [JCAF] Forest Town Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation [JCAF]  Like many I mourned the forced closure of live exhibitions, movie screenings, theatre performances, tours and events during the various stages of Covid Lockdown. And because there wasn’t the usual dilemma of choices to be made from the multiple options in Jozi’s jam-packed and diverse schedule, I missed the few […]

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Underground tunnels in Central Jozi

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Jeppe Street Post Office 1935 While writing my last post on Art Deco in Johannebsurg, I came across photos in my archive of the Jeppe Street Post Office. Three years ago Laurice Taitz of Johannebsurg In Your Pocket together with JDA and Africa Housing Company [AFCHO] arranged a tour of this 1935 Public Works building.   […]

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Art Deco in Johannesburg

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Buildings competing for Numero Uno  Like many born and bred Jozi-ites I have seen many iterations of this mad brash vibrant city, not least of all the Sandton sky-line.  Glinting glass phalluses compete for attention a la Donkey-of-Shrek fame in a persistent “Choose Me! Choose Me!”.  The bigger, the taller, the more expensive, the more […]

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Birding at Zaagkuilsdrift and KgomoKgomo: an easy 2 hour drive from Joburg

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Liz at Lancaster is a bird friendly establishment  Liz at Lancaster is recognized by BirdLife South Africa as a birding friendly establishment and we have hosted several members of Birdlife SA and arranged tours for international birders.  I’m a very amateurish birder, tending to glaze over when it comes to warblers, pippits, larks and cisticolas ((but […]

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