A tour of Park Station, a Joburg landmark

Take a walk around Park Station and its surrounds with the Heritage Trust [planned for Saturday, February 19]. This is one I will be sorry to miss (I have a weekend out of town planned). The first time I ever went to Park Station it was by train from Benoni and I was about 14 years old and addicted to the hippie chic of the Market Theatre Flea Market which used to be the best way to spend time and pocket money in the [early, ouch] 1980s. Then it sprawled across the parking lot that is now Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, and was filled with all sorts of treasures and delights [admittedly looking back it was more like knick-knacks and tat]. Continue reading

Benoni's Charlize Theron stars on The Daily Show

#43. Glow with pride. First an Oscar and now an appearance on The Daily Show. Charlize Theron has truly hit the big time. She talks to Jon Stewart about her new movie “Battle in Seattle”, banging directors for parts, the World Trade Organisation and lip plumpers. Continue reading