There’s far more to Johannesburg than mine dumps, shopping malls, crime and oversized faux-Tuscan houses. How much more? Well, that’s really up to you. It’s not the prettiest or most happening city in the world. But there’s something about Johannesburg.Read more "There is something about Jo’burg"
I enjoy a good story, especially a documentary film. When I came across this exhilarating video clip, I felt inspired by the carefree narrative of a group of friends exploring their limits in beautiful locations across France.Read more "Exhilarating Big Scary Audacious Goals"
The afternoon thunderstorms threaten, the temperature is perfect and many Jo’burgers emerge from their winter hibernation and begin exercising to get their bodies in shape for the annual pilgrimage to the coast in December.Read more "Tour de Soweto"
outh Africa celebrated Freedom Day yesterday. This annual public holiday honours the country’s first democratic elections. 19,726,579 votes were cast between Tuesday, 26 April 1994 and Thursday, 28 April 1994.Read more "Democracy is a laughing matter"
I was reminded of the beauty of Johannesburg while walking our dogs at Delta Park. It’s a magnificent park in the middle of suburbia between Craighall and Victory Park.Read more "Earth Day and ‘greening’ the city of gold"
Johannesburg’s urban forest is flourishing. The summer rainfall has injected even more life into the city’s lung; a green belt that breathes beauty into Jozi. It doesn’t yet extend across the entire city. Far more needs to be done to increase the notches of the green belt into townships like Soweto and Alexandra.Read more "The perfect storm is brewing on the streets of Johannesburg"
It has been three months since Spain lifted the World Cup trophy at Soccer City in Johannesburg. I will never forget the blasting of the vuvuzela horns (my ears are still ringing) and the excitement on the streets of Jozi during the month long soccer party.Read more "Life after the World Cup"