Signature Dish: Leafy Greens
Leafy Greens: where farm meets table. I had a father who loved growing things – he haphazardly propagated potatoes, beans, gem squash, herbs, tomatoes… read more »
The Evolution of Melville's 27 Boxes
27 Boxes is a shopping centre in Melville made entirely of recycled shipping containers. This fact is notable in itself; it was the first shipping container centre in South Africa. read more »
Hidden Gems: Daydreaming in Braamfontein
When I think of Braamfontein I think of The Orbit, Kitchener’s, The Joburg Theatre and the horrendously overpriced, but admittedly enjoyable tourist trap: The Neighbourgoods Market… read more »
An Afternoon At The Oriental Plaza
Like every other legacy of apartheid, the Oriental Plaza makes absolutely no sense. Opened in the early 1970s, the Plaza was built in Fordsburg for Indian shopkeepers... read more »
Eating Slowly in Soweto
Heather Mason visits the Soweto Slow Food Festival. read more »
Passing Time
When people say ‘wedding’, I think money, extravagance, excess. A similarly disheartening word-association occurs with the mention of ‘honeymoon’... read more »
Explosive Sounds From The Underground
In rehearsal and on stage with a Johannesburg band that's broadening new sounds. read more »
Songs in Significant Spaces
Zakifo Music Festival is about to kick off and we’re all adjusting to the new venue arrangement: three locations spread across three days for a glimpse of the greater Durban experience. read more »
A Weekend in Elgin
A mere 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, the Elgin Valley serves up the perfect slice of country living: rolling farmlands speckled with great restaurants, superb wine farms and a plethora of outdoor activities - all managed by generous, kind-hearted individuals… read more »
Food Conveys Culture in Fordsburg
These days, Fordsburg is considered a meeting place of a variety of different cultures, religions, nationalities and ethnicities – but it wasn’t always this way. read more »