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I have a BA HED (Higher Education Diploma), and a Tesol English 2nd Language Diploma. I have over 35 years’ teaching experience, and over 15 years’ writing experience, as a journalist in Johannesburg.

For the past 7 years I have conducted tours of Joburg.

And when I’m not teaching or writing or conducting tours, I'll be taking in the Joburg vibes and events - it may be a book launch, an art exhibition opening, a touch of jazz, a talk on intriguing stuff . . . there's always something happening in this town,

where I have lived for the past 40 years. 

Come along on the journey with me - let's have fun exploring English and the city!


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Five rainy-day activities in Joburg

Newly arrived in Joburg, or lazing at home feeling listless, because it’s pouring outside? Not a problem, here are some favourite places I visit on these kinda days:

I find it easy to spend a whole morning here. It’s a world-class museum, opened in 2001, illustrating the rise and fall of apartheid in graphic detail.

This museum traces humankind in Africa and in particular South Africa, with amazing displays of Stone Age tools, bushmen rock art and magnificent tapestries depicting scenes of significance to these early South Africans.

I could spend hours wondering around these stalls – the selection of items comes from across sub-Saharan Africa, so the range is mind-bending!

Kim Sacks has assembled craft items from across the country and southern Africa – ceramics, textiles, wood, embroidery, beads, paper craft and much more. Give yourself an hour or two here, it’s a feast for the senses and eyes.

Or, come with me and visit some of my favourite art galleries in the suburbs. Joburg is abundant with artists, and galleries abound. And, if we're lucky, we can pop in to an artist's studio!


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