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 […]

Gateway: Durban’s theatre of shopping


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 […]

Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town


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 […]

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



I started my Christmas shopping today and seemingly so did the rest of South Africa. Both the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk at Century City were full to the teeth and not just with Capetonians. Many Jo-burgers or Gautengers are here spending their banks hard earned money, not to mention […]

Canal Walk and the V&A Waterfront: Tis the season to ...


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. […]

First in Africa: Gay marriage legalized.








Hout Bay’s township of Imizamo Yethu houses one of the brightest African craft projects around: Mandela Park Mosaics, founded in 1999 and today a supplier of all manner of glittering, hand-made artefacts, from African-themed vases to Matisse-inspired wall installations. Mosaic Vase

Capture South Africa’s Rainbow of Colours with Mandela Park Mosaics