Category Archive: Johannesburg

Johannesburg Then and Now

My first book has been launched and is finding its way into the stores. Penguin approached me in late 2016 to research and write this edition of the book for them (A Cape… Continue reading

Scants Laserdrome

Scants opened on the 19th August 1983 at 180 Fox Street. The owners, Stan Herson and Bruce Kennedy would later go on to open Heaven, but this was the pair’s first foray into… Continue reading

Johannesburg in 1961 on JHBLive

JHBLive has featured a piece I did on Johannesburg from a movie shot in 1961. The film, all about a bumbling ‘ducktail’ gang, was really hard to watch. Trying to identify the locations… Continue reading

Lost churches of early Johannesburg

Jhblive published an edited version of the piece I did on the lost churches of Johannesburg. Read it HERE. For the longer and more detailed piece, check out the full version on Johannesburg1912… Continue reading

History of theatres in Johannesburg

JHBlive have published an edited version of my piece on the history of theatres, bioscopes and cinemas in early Johannesburg. Here is the link. The site publish a weekly e-mail highlighting all the… Continue reading

Lost Braamfontein

My latest historical piece for JHBlive on ‘Lost Braamfontein’ was published recently. Check out the abridged JHBLive piece here or the full post here. For the full (ongoing) history of Braamfontein and other… Continue reading

Behind the scenes

A couple of updates: My new post on the history of Braamfontein is up at http://www.johannesburg1912.wordpress.com. I’ve also gone back and added some new pictures and information to older posts, most notably to… Continue reading

reJHB – My JHBLive monthly feature starts this week

Starting this week, JHBlive are running a series of monthly historical features I’ve written about Johannesburg. These features are loosely connected to my blog on the history of Johannesburg that I use for… Continue reading

Old Johannesburg new blog post up

Check out the next installment of my old Johannesburg suburb by suburb research on Jeppestown & Belgravia for my 1912 story. Of interest are these pictures I found in the Africana Museum Archives… Continue reading

Johannesburg 1912 – The Soundtrack

I’ve finally put together a DJ mix of all the songs that have helped inspire the Johannesburg period story I’ve been working on. It doubles as a Sunday Morning/chill out type mix that… Continue reading

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