Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant

The National Children’s Theatre produced Goggas a year or so back, a charming production which did well in Johannesburg with both adults and children alike.  This year, with the help of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund , they are … Continue reading

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The most wonderful breakfast experience in Joburg …

I’ve been to two functions at the Saxon Hotel and enjoyed them both, so when I wanted to celebrate a special birthday with a friend, I chose the Saxon Hotel. The unique care offered by the Saxon starts when one … Continue reading

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The Man in the Green Jacket

This is a highly fictionalised back story to the mine union strike leader who was killed at Marikana.  However, the facts of that man’s life are completely different to the play as suggested by the title itself.  In the play … Continue reading

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British Museum films Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition

The film, showing in select theaters from 22 March, comes from the British Museum about its landmark exhibition, “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.” The exhibition is interesting and the movie guides one through it most entertainingly as world … Continue reading

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The Twilight of the Golds opens the revamped Auto & General Theatre on the Square

The eve of Human Right’s Day marked the official relaunch of the newly revamped Auto & General Theatre on the Square.  Present were Paul Mashitile, minister for Arts and Culture, together with Carolyn Steyn, theatre patron, and the naming right … Continue reading

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Have an unhappy Human Rights Day in 2014

Yes, that’s right!  I want you to be unhappy today.  Sharpeville 1960 is recalled in today’s commemoration of the Human Rights record South Africa has.  We’ve moved a long way from there in some respects but not nearly far enough … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Symbol of Courage … the SS Mendi

I attended the special performance of Ukutshona ko Mendi … Did We Dance (The Sinking of the Mendi) marking the 97th anniversary of the accidental sinking of the SS Mendi 97 years ago at 03:00 on a foggy morning off … Continue reading

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