Johannesburg Archives - We Are Africa
02
May
2018
THE DAWN OF ‘A CYRIL SPRING’: WHAT THE RISE OF RAMAPHOSA MEANS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM INDUSTRY

4 -min. read Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as President of South Africa has been met with much relief and hopefulness for the future. The big question on all of our lips? Will he be good for South African tourism? Melissa Twigg investigates.

30
Apr
2018
JOZI’S FINE-DINING SCENE IS HEATING UP

3 -min. read Watch out, Cape Town: Johannesburg fine-dining scene is hot on your F&B heels. Richard Holmes gives us the low-down on Jozi’s fine-dining hotspots that are becoming attractions in their own right.

FATHER COFFEE
06
Mar
2018
AFRI-CAFF: THE BEAN COMES HOME

4 -min. read After decades of being overshadowed by espresso rivals, Africa – birthplace of the coffee bean – is finally enjoying a renaissance. Lisa Davidson explores how a new generation of java junkies are fuelling fresh hope for the continent.

© Musa N. Nxumalo
12
Oct
2017
HOW EMBRACING YOUTH CULTURE CAN OVERCOME UNWARRANTED STEREOTYPES

3 -min. read Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?

15
May
2017
JOHANNESBURG ARTIST LADY SKOLLIE USES HUMOUR AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4 -min. read The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.

07
Apr
2017
SEE AFRICA ON TWO WHEELS WITH THESE MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURES

4 -min. read Whether you’re a weekend warrior or devoted single-track daredevil, Africa is a dusty switch-backed paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts.

31
Jan
2017
BRUSHING AWAY THE DUST WITH AFRICA’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

4 -min. read For a glimpse into African culture through its art, the vibrant galleries and exhibition spaces in these African cities are the perfect start.

12
Jan
2017
HIT THE STREETS FOR FIRST THURSDAYS

3 -min. read Travellers looking for a new way to discover Johannesburg or Cape Town need look no further than burgeoning art and design gatherings First Thursdays.

05
Dec
2016
MEALS ON WHEELS: MEET SOUTH AFRICA’S TASTIEST FOOD TRUCKS

4 -min. read South Africa’s food truck scene is popping, with a boom in the number of mobile kitchens hitting city streets over the past five years.

01
Dec
2016
Eat Out: South Africa’s best restaurants

4 -min. read The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards took place in Cape Town just over a week ago. Here’s a guide to the best places to eat out in South Africa…

20
Oct
2016
ARTISTIC ELEMENTS

4 -min. read From 8 October to 3 December, the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg is hosting ‘Air: Inspiration – Expiration’; Eugene Yiga gets the inside track from exhibition curator Cyril Coetzee.

18
Oct
2016
THROUGH THE LENS: SWAZILAND

2 -min. read French globe trotter Marlène shares her memories and photographs of the beautiful, landlocked Swaziland.

Faith47 © Henrik Haven
16
Mar
2017
THE EXISTENTIAL MUSINGS OF JOHANNESBURG-BORN STREET ARTIST FAITH47

4 -min. read Johannesburg-born artist Faith47 is not a Banksy nor a D*Face. Her art does not scream instant recognition.

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