A guide to Chic Jozi

This is a long overdue review of one of those essential companions for making this city your friend. Chic Jozi [by my friend Nikki Temkin] was first published in 2009 and has now been updated. It ¬†opens with the disclaimer: “Joburg is notorious for being a fickle and fast-changing city. Stores open and close all the time, change location and name …” Too true and the reason why impulse buying is key to survival here, as one minute that covetable item is in that window and the next day that building has been demolished to make way for another mall. Continue reading

Porn, pawn and prawns

#16: Eat supper on Rosettenville’s Main street. We headed south out of the city, past Joburg’s velodrome (until Wednesday night I didn’t know what a velodrome was — “It’s an angled cycling track”, said my sexy assistant) and Turfontein racecourse¬† for the gee-gees (I have always wanted to use that word) for “real” Portugese food, not the “northern suburbs franchise version”. Continue reading