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RIP Prof Tobias

I met Prof Tobias in 1996 and back then he spoke about his fears for the human race. I still have some of those quotes he gave me that day. One of them was:” I am concerned about the plight … Continue reading

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Zoo trot

A lion roars, and just maybe the beast makes some of those runners pump their legs a little faster. This lion resides in the middle of Joburg, but it is safely tucked behind some high walls and moat. All it … Continue reading

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Artefacts in the city

  Unburied by highveld thunderstorms and the work of the Johannesburg Roads Agency, they emerge half a century later to annoy Joburg’s city drivers.   They are tram tracks that break the asphalt on Pritchard street, curve into Simmonds, then … Continue reading

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Big fat Joburg

Vanity plates, cars the size of tugboats and egos bigger than orbiting planets. That is Joburg baby but then the men and women of this mining town have always had an inflated sense of importance, as writer Herman Charles Bosman … Continue reading

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