The Stars of the North

The welcoming Tokoloshe

The welcoming Tokoloshe

When it comes to blogging, there are things you can do, and things you cannot. Writing a review on an exhibition that ended a few weeks ago surely falls into the latter category. But as long as it allows me to share a few pics and some interesting facts I learnt in the process, I guess it’s finally worth it! Continue reading

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The unexpected post

Welcome to Maboneng!

Welcome to Maboneng!

There are posts that you plan a long time before they appear on the blog. And there are posts that come out of nowhere, just because something needs to be said. Such is the case for this week’s post, and here is the reason why.

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The sun also rises on Soweto

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Jabulani Theatre reflecting the first rays of the sun

Soweto. Or So.We.To. for South Western Township. Its history is intrinsically linked to the one of Johannesburg, and its name bears memories of freedom fighters and greater men.

Soweto was created as a result of the gold rush that started in the late nineteenth century in the south of Johannesburg. “Matchbox houses” were put up for the hundreds of black workers who came to the golden city in the hope of making a living  and it grew steadily during the industrialisation of the first half of the twentieth century. Continue reading