Monthly Archives: April 2013

No power to the people

In 2012, at a hearing in Alexandra for the proposed Gauteng Regulations on Shebeen Licenses, a shebeen owner made it clear that he was not happy that there were community members in the meeting. ‘If community members have a say … Continue reading

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End of the line for the Yeoville train

The end of an era in Yeoville! An icon of Yeoville has gone! These are made-up, stock-in-trade, over-dramatic, attention-grabbing headlines boringly over-used by newspapers and TV news channels. I’m not going to use them to tell this story. Instead I … Continue reading

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Travel writing: a pinch of salt is definitely needed

Late last year, a colleague in the tourism industry told me that there was this great article on Yeoville Bellevue in a well-known airline magazine. In fact, he kindly gave me his copy. The article focused primarily on a Congolese … Continue reading

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