Driving in a man’s world

By Olwethu Boso Just outside the imposing Carlton Centre, at the corner of Commissioner and Von Wielligh streets, loud maskandi music can be heard blaring from the parked minibus taxis. A silver Toyota Quantum silently joins the queue of taxis waiting to load...

Giving birth on the streets of Joburg

By Nasya Smith The sun is not even casting shadows yet and the streets are buzzing with taxis hooting for late passengers to hurry up, shopkeepers are sweeping the pavement in front of their shops and children are making their way to school. Many people are on their...

The reality of fake goods

By Nadia Omar Destiny sits snuggled between two makeshift gazebos. The plastic legs of his stool bend as he rocks back and forth.  To his left hang bundles of hair and to his right, packed neatly, is an array of the sneakers he sells. Unperturbed by the blistering...

The greener side of Joburg inner city by: Mokgethwa Masemola On the eve of Greenhouse’s Food Festival, a wet and grey Friday morning, Mamonosi Mahlophe and her colleague and friend Mamosweu Tsoabi, are picking weeds from their garden. They are preparing for a festival...

Shutterbugs in the park

By Candice Wagener A middle-aged man wearing an old suit looks relaxed while he is sitting in the shade in Joubert Park with a camera around his neck and a photo display nearby so that people walking through can see samples of his work. He is approached by a woman...