Stamp it with a work of art

#129. Write a letter. Or a few letters just so I can get a chance to share some of the artworks from the Constitutional Court’s incredible collection – assembled by Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs.

Artwork in the Constitutional Court stamp sheet

Artwork in the Constitutional Court stamp sheet

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Joburg's sculpture garden

#117. Go gardening with William Kentridge. With the temperature having plummeted to 7 degrees and the sun having packed its bagsĀ  for the Northern Hemisphere, hibernation has become the course of action du jour. Continue reading

Old Chinatown serves up the best Chinese food in the city

#49. Eat out while the global economy winds down, Terror Lekota winds up the ANC — first by divorcing the party and then by making plans to start a new one — and rolling bailouts take the place of rolling blackouts as a conversation piece. The place to do it is at the bottom end of Commissioner Street, deep in the heart of Joburg’s old Chinatown.

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Art auction raises thousands for Gerhard Marx vs BMW court case

#46. Head to Fordsburg for an art auction. With news that Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang didn’t jump but was pushed and replaced by Barbara Hogan (see my previous post) and that the health of the country was now in capable hands, it was time to leave the comfort of home. We headed to the Bag Factory also known as the Fordsburg Artists’ Studios last night for an auction of South African art to raise money to support the case of local artist Gerhard Marx vs BMW. Continue reading