Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Ted Botha

Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at tedbotha.com

The City of Possibility gets its Due

A strange thing has been happening to Johannesburg lately – people are noticing it. While the rest of the world, especially glossy magazines and...

Books on the Fly in Cape Town

There are probably few places that conjure ambience more than a library with mahogany shelves crammed with books, all centered on a crackling fireplace....

Have You Been to Muizenberg Lately?

What was a well-kept South African secret is now kind of out the bag. National Geographic Adventure magazine has named Muizenberg as one of...
The Giant Flag, South Africa

They’re making the BIGGEST SA Flag on Earth…Literally. And you can take part!

A South African advertising agency could be taking its cue from the iconic Kevin Costner movie In ‘The Field of Dreams.’ In the movie,...

Ocean Swimmers of South Africa Shine in Awards Run-Up

It’s no secret that South Africa has some of the best (and wildest) open-water swimmers in the world. The British have the English Channel,...

South Africa Takes New York, for a Month!

Two of the most iconic theaters in New York City are celebrating the 20th anniversary of apartheid’s demise and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration by showcasing...

South Africa’s Nat Nakasa Goes Home…

Nat Nakasa finally started his journey home today, fifty years after he didn’t want to leave. At a church in the north of Manhattan, not...
Mark Gevisser

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

I must confess that I’d never read much of Mark Gevisser before someone at work in New York brought me this book because it...

Time to publicise a Jozi renaissance?

We love Jo'burg! I have always been a fan of Johannesburg, but never more so than a few weeks ago, after spending only four...