Shopping


Gateway: Durban’s theatre of shopping

To carry on with the shopping theme, Durban is home to one of the biggest shopping retail outlets in Africa. With more than 280 stores and a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment and recreational activities this is not just any shopping centre! Situated in the ever-expanding Umhlanga Ridge New Town […]


Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town

Capetonians love flea markets! and we have several every weekend: Here are the main ones. Greenpoint Stadium Flea market: This started with a guy selling Boerewors rolls on the weekend and has blossomed into the largest fleamarket in Cape Town. It is held every Sunday and public holiday from 09:00 […]


Ladysmith Black Mombazo

This all male harmonic choir is South Africa’s biggest musical export. Their distinctive melancholy sound pulls hard at the heart strings of South Africans everywhere. Perhaps a homesick Safrican will hear this somewhere and decide to come back home. It was formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, who still heads […]


Decorex and design for living Exhibitions: Part deus, the revenge.

So as mentioned in my earlier post, we decided to do BOTH shows in one day, luckily Decorex closed at 5 or we would of had to toss the spare wheel to transport all the pamphlets. Decorex ’07 has now finished, having run from the 26th-29th April, so I am […]


Maynardville: Romeo and Juliet, best way to ruin a good picnic!

The annual Shakespeare production at Maynardville is a traditional calendar highlight in Cape Town. An open air setting, in a park, by a lake, with a picnic, at sunset…Sounds lovely no? Not if Director Fred Abrahamse has anything to do with it! Managing to pervert a tale of sweetness and […]


Southafricanisms: Biltong – the quintessential South African delicacy and mouthwatering marvel of meat.

Spend a day in South Africa and chances are you will come across Biltong in some shape or form. Any shop that sells food is likely to have some biltong, be it chopped, in sticks, in a big hunk or its poorer cousin droewors (dry sausage). Many haute-cuisine South African […]


First in Africa: Gay marriage legalized.

As of yesterday Thursday 30th November, South Africa became the first country in Africa to offer the legal right of marriage to same sex couples. The legislation was approved in Thabo Mbeki’s absence, by deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The talk radio stations are abuzz with heated debate on the subject. […]


WITW Neighbour goods market – Woodstock, Cape Town.

Cape Town is dotted with markets. Most with curios, antiques, clothing and the obligatory “yellow food” array. For something a little different, WITW (What If The World), have initiated an organic food, crafts and design market in what was the old biscuit factory in Woodstock. One can find incredible artisinal […]