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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:27 PM   #2121
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Joburg cbd is unfortunately not for white, entitled, upper middle class males anymore. The city changed. It is starting to be a city that caters for those that live there.
One day I hope to get my "white" self living in the city... if only I can convince my industry that having offices in the city makes way more sense than flung out in the 'burbs. It'll take a long time to get past all the paranoia - and its sad that because of it so many people don't enjoy the CBD as much as they could. Can't wait for a 24-hour, pedestrian busy part of the city where I can take my mates for a bite to eat in the early hours of the morning.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:46 PM   #2122
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Hey buddy...we must have a drink one day...welcome back home...

Its so dissapointing to see moer people post everytime there's a complain about something. The warmth of the forum has been flushed and honestly the main contributor to Joburg forum is a Cape Townian, Lydon.
Hey Pule, that's sad to hear. I will try to give a hand from our side. I do have pics. Will post as soon as I can.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:49 PM   #2123
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Musiccity was doing great stuff in the Joburgs Rebirth thread in the international section up until Feb, and got a great response.
I posted quite a few photos there too, but I am not in Joburg, so if any of you guys have photos of lane ways, coffee shops, nice streets or parks, please post them over there.

And how about some photos of the new post office refurb and fountains - Pule put some up and it looked fantastic!
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:29 PM   #2124
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Oh OK, thanks for that...I will dig around for news in the area.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #2125
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I just saw something really awesome for joburg, on one of the main TV channels(Nine Network) in australia they hosted a special of how joburg has improved and amazing it is now. Good Coverage
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #2126
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Old May 7th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2127
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I just saw something really awesome for joburg, on one of the main TV channels(Nine Network) in australia they hosted a special of how joburg has improved and amazing it is now. Good Coverage
After certain persons on this forum will say that the ANC is very corrupt.

Good News!
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Old May 8th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #2128
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I took a trip on the Gautrain yesterday and took some photo's from just outside Midrand Station of some earthworks. Has anybody got any idea what this is?
It was on the site of the carpark of the Sanofi Aventis building so may be a new carpark, but it also extends to the adjacent stand.
It's on the corner of Grand Central Boulevard and Bond Street. Sorry for the poor images-they were taken very quickly from my iPhone...
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Old May 8th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #2129
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After certain persons on this forum will say that the ANC is very corrupt.

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The ANC IS very corrupt.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #2130
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People in the DA watch child porn.
Its just a matter of choosing the lesser evil.








*see how generalisation can be unfair?*
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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #2131
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That would make sense if it weren't merely an unproven ANC claim.

How, might I add, do the ANC know that he was allegedly watching child porn, by the way? Were they watching it with him?
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Old May 8th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #2132
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Stupid argument, didn't expect more from a bigoted racist. The ANC deserves you, you should go and collect your membership and free t-shirt ASAP, they could do with a few more cadre-deployments
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Old May 8th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #2133
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Ah yes. More constructive, informed and balanced arguments to keep a thread flourishing. How absolutely retarded.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #2134
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Ah yes. More constructive, informed and balanced arguments to keep a thread flourishing. How absolutely retarded.
I think Diggerdog gave me some of his angry pills instead of the happy ones; nothing gets under my skin more than hearing about what a good job the ANC do
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Old May 8th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #2135
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The Opening of the Wits Art Museum

The Opening Exhibition, aptly named "WAM! Seeing Stars”, will celebrate the collection and its benefactors, reveal its substantial size and multiplicity and pay tribute to artists past and present. WAM will be a forum for all South Africans tourists, artists, teachers and students to connect and share in the feeling of national pride and respect for our rich legacy.

Date: Open to the public from 19 May
Time: 10am – 4 pm
Where: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Jorissen Street, Braamfontein.
Secure parking:
Braamfontein Centre, corner Jorissen and Bertha Streets, entrance in Stiemens Street; 86-92 Juta Street
On street parking is also often available.


Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm

No booking required.

Entrance fee: R50, Wits staff, students and children under 16, free

Special Rates: R40 for Pensioners

Special programs will allow free access to the public at various times during the months.

Website: www.wits.ac.za/wam

Telephone: 011 717-1363/2

The collection consists of over 9000 objects of classical and contemporary South African and African art spanning more than seven decades. WAM is situated on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Jorissen Street in Braamfontein. This new museum has transparent walls around the periphery which allow for views into the exhibition spaces from the street and makes a major contribution to the renaissance of the Braamfontein area.

Following a national competition, the winning design team, architects Nina Cohen, Fiona Garson and William Martinson pooled their talents in a collaborative effort resulting in the vibrant building which will be home to a vital part of our heritage and culture. Their creative design of the building has recently won them the Absolut VISI Designer of the Year Award.


"The success of its resolution resides, not simply in the compelling spatial resolution of its architecture that is aesthetically pleasing, but more so in the creative design translation of a problem of considerable complexity” said Professor Iain Low of UCT, one of the judges in this category.


The construction of the Wits Art Museum building was made possible through funding from various visionary and generous private donors as well as the University itself. The Standard Bank African Art Collection is a major part of WAM’s holdings and many other private donors have over the years also contributed towards the magnificent collection that exists today.


It is also equally due to the steadfast determination of its curators, Julia Charlton and Fiona Rankin-Smith, that the long- term project has at last come to fruition.


The publicity campaign for the opening of WAM was made possible through funding support from the Arts and Culture Trust.

http://braamfontein.org.za/news/the-...its-art-museum
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2137
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Please take this discussion to the oasis. Our moderators are clearly not very involved. It is not adding value. Clearly no party to this discussion would be willing to engage rationally.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #2138
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The Opening of the Wits Art Museum

The Opening Exhibition, aptly named "WAM! Seeing Stars”, will celebrate the collection and its benefactors, reveal its substantial size and multiplicity and pay tribute to artists past and present. WAM will be a forum for all South Africans tourists, artists, teachers and students to connect and share in the feeling of national pride and respect for our rich legacy.

Date: Open to the public from 19 May
Time: 10am – 4 pm
Where: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Jorissen Street, Braamfontein.
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Braamfontein Centre, corner Jorissen and Bertha Streets, entrance in Stiemens Street; 86-92 Juta Street
On street parking is also often available.


Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm

No booking required.

Entrance fee: R50, Wits staff, students and children under 16, free

Special Rates: R40 for Pensioners

Special programs will allow free access to the public at various times during the months.

Website: www.wits.ac.za/wam

Telephone: 011 717-1363/2

The collection consists of over 9000 objects of classical and contemporary South African and African art spanning more than seven decades. WAM is situated on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Jorissen Street in Braamfontein. This new museum has transparent walls around the periphery which allow for views into the exhibition spaces from the street and makes a major contribution to the renaissance of the Braamfontein area.

Following a national competition, the winning design team, architects Nina Cohen, Fiona Garson and William Martinson pooled their talents in a collaborative effort resulting in the vibrant building which will be home to a vital part of our heritage and culture. Their creative design of the building has recently won them the Absolut VISI Designer of the Year Award.


"The success of its resolution resides, not simply in the compelling spatial resolution of its architecture that is aesthetically pleasing, but more so in the creative design translation of a problem of considerable complexity” said Professor Iain Low of UCT, one of the judges in this category.


The construction of the Wits Art Museum building was made possible through funding from various visionary and generous private donors as well as the University itself. The Standard Bank African Art Collection is a major part of WAM’s holdings and many other private donors have over the years also contributed towards the magnificent collection that exists today.


It is also equally due to the steadfast determination of its curators, Julia Charlton and Fiona Rankin-Smith, that the long- term project has at last come to fruition.


The publicity campaign for the opening of WAM was made possible through funding support from the Arts and Culture Trust.

http://braamfontein.org.za/news/the-...its-art-museum
Will definitely come to the opening, and might as well bring along some overseas visitors for the ride
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #2139
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I took a trip on the Gautrain yesterday and took some photo's from just outside Midrand Station of some earthworks. Has anybody got any idea what this is?
It was on the site of the carpark of the Sanofi Aventis building so may be a new carpark, but it also extends to the adjacent stand.
It's on the corner of Grand Central Boulevard and Bond Street. Sorry for the poor images-they were taken very quickly from my iPhone...
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land is owned by Growthpoint. A large mixed use project is planned, not sure if this is the start but having heard anything about it. Also expansion of woodmead retail by another 6000m2 on the cards
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Old May 11th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #2140
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Hi everyone,

Haven't been here for a while, but honestly it is because I found the forum to be poisoned with a combination of uninformed and debilitating discussion and debate around Joburg, as well as a distinctly anti-Joburg attitude where I constantly felt compelled to defend the city. I don't think I'm the only person to feel this way, when viewed in light of how dead the Joburg forum is these days. A far cry from when the Joburg forum used to meet regularly in person (I miss those days), or when Sydney (remember him!?), SA BOY and I first migrated here from some other skyscraper site almost 10 years ago.

Anyway, I am not here to moan about the above, but to tell anyone who cares that I've taken matters into my own hands, inspired in part by Mo Rush's Future Cape Town platform, which I think is to be highly commended. There is an energy in Joburg like never before, and as such I am attempting to galvanise this energy in an online platform where Joburgers can engage with the city, and what its identity means to them.

Already some of you are aware of my site, but if you aren't, and you want to engage with Joburg, go here:

Follow www.urbanjoburg.com.
Like www.facebook.com/urbanjoburg
Or follow www.twitter.com/tominjoburg

The most convenient method for you may be to perhaps like the page on facebook, as daily updates are posted here.
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