Monthly Archives: March 2011

Municipal elections – new era for Yeoville Bellevue?

25 March has passed, nomination lists are lodged with the IEC, and so we head down the road to municpal elections on 18 May 2011. These elections are going to be interesting for Yeoville Bellevue for a number of reasons. … Continue reading

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The disappearing fence

I spoke in my last blog about the fence that is disappearing in Muller St. Well, here it is. And there are one or two single uprights missing from the panel second to the left from theĀ open space. Gradually it … Continue reading

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Informal trading: no easy solutions

Informal trading has been an issue in Yeoville Bellevue and elsewhere since the early 1990s. As the demography of the inner city of Johannesburg began to change, the way in which the economy of the area worked begin to transform. … Continue reading

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Time Square, Yeoville – then and now

Time Square, for those who know Yeoville Bellevue, has always been a controversial place. Until the early 1980s, the building was a block of flats whose name I cannot recall. Then, trying to take advantage of Yeoville Bellevue’s change from … Continue reading

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Sunday continues – and tomorrow is a public holiday

The dog barks …… but I try to move on. Ok, that doesn’t really work, especially for those who don’t know the original. And even for those who do. The original is an Arab proverb: the dogs bark, but the … Continue reading

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Sunday – just another day in the life

My Sunday started at 1am when I went to fetch Nicci and her friends from a deserted Rosebank and dropped them back at Sheila’s. Have to confess that, when I got back, I wanted to check to see if there … Continue reading

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19 March – Saturday

It’s been a reasonably quiet day. Up at 6.30am to prepare for our 7am beans and eggs hand-out. Thirty tins of beans, 60 eggs. 40 eggs boiled and wrapped two-by-two in a sheet of newspaper, another 20 not boiled also … Continue reading

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