There is something about Jo’burg

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 […]

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Tour de Soweto

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 […]

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Democracy is a laughing matter

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. […]

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Life after the World Cup

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.

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