Forde’s biography of Malema and the closing of Boekehuis

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2 biographers of 2 key political SA figures converse Yesterday Boekehuis hosted Mark Gevisser, Mbeki’s biographer, in conversation with Fiona Forde, Malema’s biographer. Mark engaged Fiona to expand on some of the issues raised in her biography of Malema: ‘An Inconvenient Youth’.  An informed, informative, measured and fascinating interchange followed. Malema’s significance Forde’s take is that […]

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Dine amongst the Turbines 25th Feb

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Another opportunity to dine at  Turbine Hall If you missed the last two chic Jozi dinners and want a modern Jozi-style dining experience amongst the turbines of Joburg’s first Power Station, round up a group of friends and book a table or 6 or more for February 25th. Three course meal, cash bar R250 per […]

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Maid in three mediums – conversations on the politics of the domestic worker at Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill Wednesday 22nd Sept

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Author, artist and academic in conversation Novelist and author of  The Madams Zukis wa Wanner, artist Mary Sibande whose excellent exhibition Long Live the Dead Queen showed in July at Gallery Momo in Parktown North, and academic Shireen Ally who wrote Servants to Workers,  comment on each others work tonight at the Women’s Jail at Constitution […]

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South African composer Philip Miller’s concert at Arts on Main – 2 nights only 25 and 26 Sept

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Philip Miller’s Concert at Arts on Main Don’t miss Philip Miller’s concert Playing on Image, on Saturday 25th  or Sunday 26th September at 8pm September at Arts on Main in eastern downtown Joburg.  Well-known for his  collaboration with Kentridge as well as Bell and Hodgins, Miller composes  music which is evocative and haunting. Playing on Image  is a two […]

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Chopin, a great dinner, good friends – all in the funky industrial space of the Turbine Hall, Newtown

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Dinner with the Forum at the Turbine Hall Anglo-Gold Ashanti has done an amazing job of redeveloping Joburg’s first power station, including the orginal space which housed the massive turbines.  Located in Newtown this development is a very succesful example of sustainable and sensitive adaptive re-use of  industrial heritage. I have written about this before:    […]

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