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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Gold of Africa Museum at Anglo Gold Ashanti ,Newtown

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Went to opening of Jeanette Unite’s exhibition ‘Head Gear’ last night at Gold of Africa Museum. Large scale works depict fragments of mining head gear in a powerful bold drawing style. Anglo Gold Ashanti’s extraordinary ‘new’ building – the old Turbine Hall in Newtown, provides the  perfect setting.  More on Anglo Gold’s fine and sensitive  adaptation and renovation […]

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Getting around Jozi to become easier

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Public Transport in Johannesburg The Confed cup went very well with Sepp Blatter ending up giving SA’s event a 7/10. One of the big criticisms was the transport to and from the stadiums and this was without the difficulties of getting from A to B without your own vehicle.  But things are happening to change […]

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Great Moments of Sportsmanship

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Rugby test matches Had several Lions supporters stay over the week-end. What great guys and what sportsmanship – not a whinge about the last minute victory for the South Africans.  Appropriately also had a visit from Paul Smith  who wrote ‘Great Moments of Sportmanship’ and will be interviewed by John Robbie on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday.  Paul’s website […]

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Public transport Joburg: present options

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Johannesburg Public Transport: what are the present options? Minibus taxis Introduced throughout South Africa in 1977, these 15-seater minibuses grew into a massive virtually unregulated industry. As their name suggests, they are more akin to small buses than to traditional taxis or cabs which either roam or are called to a destination (see metered taxis […]

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Getting around Joburg

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Getting around Joburg : Transport overview Getting from A to B or more importantly from your B&B to THE game, has been much in the news of late with some horrendous stories about traffic chaos getting to Confed Cup games. Massive changes are in process at the moment – but none of them were ready […]

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New public sculpture for Jozi

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 The Fire Walker by Kentridge and Marx   Johannesburg is to have its own William Kentridge, a collaborative work with Gerhard Marx.  Part of the public arts programme, it will stand at the south end of Queen Elizabeth bridge. The sculpture has been funded by the Johannesburg Development Agency and the Goodman Gallery. Standing 12m […]

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