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Jozi Walk in Sehonghong sa Thuto

Jozi Walk in Sehonghong sa Thuto

The nonagenarian, ‘University of Makana’ (as Robben Island is referred to by those once interned on it) ‘alumni’ delivered the self-deprecating remark in response to a visitor’s suggestion that he ought to also be recognized in a similar vein to former co-accused, the late Ahmed ‘Kathy’ Kathrada – an unveiling of whose statue, Ntate Mlangeni […]

Jozi Urban Market opens at Gold Reef City

Jozi Urban Market opens at Gold Reef City

This scene unfolded on a balmy, Fall Sunday afternoon on the resort’s rooftop as I made my way to a dining area whilst the live soothing jazzy sounds of a recording artist going by the identity, Guru (real name Mpho Matlala) made moonwalk of my haste to indulge that born-with-and-will-die-by sweet tooth lure of mine! […]

Joburg goes gaga over Monster Jam spectacle

Joburg goes gaga over Monster Jam spectacle

Hollywood actor-turned-President, Ronald Reagan once intimated back in the 80’s! From the Harlem Globetrotters travelling basketball showpiece to the Nitro Circus fronted by X-Games daredevil, Travis Pastrana, the citizens swearing allegiance to the Star-spangled banner (why, even the stars-and-stripes flag have a razzmatazzy appearance) sure long figured out the exportation of entertainment as an economic […]

Sunshine Ladies Tour gives the Soweto Country Club a test-run

Sunshine Ladies Tour gives the Soweto Country Club a test-run

Having had its gates shut since the most part of the preceding year for a much-needed refurbishment, the Pimville-located 18-hole golf course – the only one of its kind in a South African area demarcated as a township – finally, although not officially (as per the wont of bureaucrats who are sticklers for pomp and […]

Bucs becomes first SA u/17 team to win Future Champs tourney

Bucs becomes first SA u/17 team to win Future Champs tourney

It brought to an end a magnificent six days of action, where some of the top young players in the world competed for the prestigious Under-17 prize. The final of the girl’s competition was also played on Saturday, with SAFA Johannesburg running out 2-1 victors over Dr BW Vilakazi Secondary School in a battle between […]

Chasing the storm at the Gold Reef City

Chasing the storm at the Gold Reef City

Practicing core ass-kicking!  Kick their asses in every angle. The imploration (in a mixture of Zulu and English) emblazoned onto a fellow member of the Fourth Estate’s T-shirt could well have been directed at Jozi’s notable amusement location, Gold Reef City Theme Park’s newest thrill ride, the Storm Chaser – that, ahead of the public’s […]

Musical chairs at Aunt Dot’s farewell

Musical chairs at Aunt Dot’s farewell

They can then grow into a powerful, recognizable force within the ranks of our broad liberation movement throughout our country and beyond!”  Delivering his address at the farewell ceremony to departed singer, Dorothy “Mam’D” Masuka  inside the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg’s Imbizo Hall, incumbent South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi […]

Malume’s Painting

Malume’s Painting

Of a midweek morning with the country engulfed by the drudgery of electricity load-shedding, the curiosity and enthusiasm of pupils from Penryn College, McCauley House and Nizamiye School combined to radiate the sort of ambience within the Manie Manim theatre, enough to pulsate the energy shortcomings! The script couldn’t have been more apt, what with […]

Farewell to Bra Mesh Mapetla- Jazz genius

Farewell to Bra Mesh Mapetla- Jazz genius

The scene, set out for a farewell of a societal luminary, resembled razzmatazz than what the Book of Ecclesiastes reminded mortals as there being a time to die. Rather, an appropriate description of what unfolded could be found ensconced in the verses of American poet, Langston Hughes and South African counterpart, Donato “Zinga” Mattera, respectively! […]

Meat Meet scoops SAs best shisanyama status

Meat Meet scoops SAs best shisanyama status

Operating out of Diepkloof, and in existence since 2001, the family business, run by the trio of founder, Homi Nyakale and her daughter, Khothatso and son, Khunou – proved to be the most popular eatery at the event presented by beer brand, Windhoek. In the lead-up to their moment of victory, the entity had gone […]

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