Monthly Archives: November 2014

Owls – our own Pied Pipers

Ivory Park is one of Johannesburg’s less desirable addresses, but the City of Johannesburg Pest Control Task Team is using Barn Owls to help fight rodent infestation – a case of humans working with nature. Jan van Niekerk, a member … Continue reading

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Arts and Culture Trust winners for 2014

On 25 November 2014, The Arts & Culture Trust held their 17th ACT Awards ceremony at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.  The Awards Ceremony has two divisions, one for ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards and ImpACT Awards for young professionals with less … Continue reading

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Win a car or simply enjoy my favourite summer salad with Expresso on SABC3

Last time I posted about Expresso I got a sassy e-mail from someone pointing out it was “espresso”.  I pointed out that it wasn’t.  🙂  Tomorrow morning, Tuesday 25 November, 2014 on Expresso we are reminded that holidays are approaching … Continue reading

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What’s happening this holiday season in Johannesburg (2015)

Theatre: Peter Pan at Joburg Theatre.  Pantomime.  Family friendly. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The People’s Theatre, Joburg Theatre Complex.  Children’s Theatre – until 24 December 2014. The Wizard of Oz at the National Children’s Theatre, Parktown.  Family friendly. … Continue reading

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Leading Lady, the movie … a review

  Leading Lady is a chick fliek, an unlikely love story between a British teacher, Jodi Rutherford (Katie McGrath) and Kobus Willemse, a boer, (Bok van Blerk).   Daniel Taylor (Gil Bellows) is the director of a film his girlfriend, Jodi, wants … Continue reading

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JPO’s grande finale for 2014

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra has not had the best of years, what with shortened first and second seasons and only the briefest of seasons thereafter. The highlight of the year for the orchestra was undoubtedly their tour to Azerbaijan where … Continue reading

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Trash, a movie review

South Africa and Brazil have a lot in common when it comes to corruption and to poverty, so I was interested to see this 2014 movie based on a novel, also named Trash, by Andy Mulligan.  It feels more Hollywood … Continue reading

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Green wine at Checkers

Checkers is a local supermarket chain.  They used to be pretty dull but then their marketing team got together and made them the cheese and wine store of preference.  They have over 400 cheeses available and an interesting “wine route” … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2014

  Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau will on Sunday, 09 November 2014, lead a wreath-laying ceremony in central Joburg to commemorate all South Africans who perished during World War I.   This year’s commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast at People’s Theatre

As incredible as it seems the Christmas season theatre has begun. The People’s Theatre, Joburg Theatre Complex, is producing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR this year.  I went along yesterday with friends and their son.  A good time was … Continue reading

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