Joburg ranks highly in terms of affordability of business space and cost of living

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PWC report ranks Joburg positively for affordability of business space Some two and a half years ago, in 2011, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City graded 26 metropolitan cities assessing where they rank in terms of business opportunities, culture, livability, tourism and innovation, amongst other factors. Interestingly, Johannesburg made it into this list […]

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Jazzing it up in Jozi

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Sorely need additions to Joburg’s jazz scene Jazzlovers bemoan the demise of many of Jozi’s well-known jazz venues such as Kippies and the Blues Room, amongst others. However, good news is that Aymeric Peguillan who was so central to the live jazz scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has leased the former Narina Trogon restaurant […]

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Exploring Jozi with Joburg Places

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Tours with Gerald Garner of Joburg Places:highly recommended The only way to get a real sense of a city is not by driving through as an observer, but by immersing oneself in the sensory experiences of street life and activity. So while the  Hop-on Hop-off  Red Bus is a great way to orientate oneself to the […]

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Piece in the Firs, Rosebank

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Piece: a gem of a shop selling beautifully designed hand crafted items NB Now moved to Ellis House 23 Voorhout St Doorfontein Piece used to be in the Firs in Rosebank but as of 2017 has moved to new premises in Ellis House Doornfontein. Piece is one of Joburg’s most special shops run by a […]

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The Jan Smuts Art strip

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Three outstanding exhibitions at the Parkwood galleries on the Jan Smuts Art Strip Gerhard Marx at Goodman Gallery There are currently several not-to-be missed exhibitions showing at some of the galleries clustered along the Jan Smuts art strip.    Showing at Goodman Gallery is Gerhard Marx’s exhibition Lessons in Looking Down     I realize I have written other […]

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