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. It’s difficult to put your finger on it, but if you scratch just below the […]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. My first experience of tight rope walking was in Munich’s, English Garden. I enjoyed watching the balancing act of […]Read more "Exhilarating Big Scary Audacious Goals"
You will meet all types of people during your Soweto Bicycle Tour. It’s great fun and will open up your eyes. I love this time of the year. I am totally biased, but I do believe Jozi has the best climate in the world, especially during September and October. The afternoon thunderstorms threaten, the temperature […]Read more "Tour de Soweto"
South 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. Those three days changed South Africa forever. I will never forget the elderly black gentlemen walking past our family home on Tuesday, 26 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. Despite my beautiful surroundings, I also thought about the state of the city’s natural environment and how relatively little attention is paid by residents, businesses and […]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. Despite the […]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 and the excitement on the streets of Jozi during the month long soccer party. There is no doubt in my mind that our nation is better off after hosting a football World Cup.Read more "Life after the World Cup"