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Jean Liou

Jean Liou

    JSE hits record highs despite gloomy outlook
    JSE hits record highs despite gloomy outlook
    The JSE's All Share Index rose 0.29% on Monday to reach 35 897.69 points – a historical mark – while the Top 40 Index also rose...
    New statue to be unveiled to mark 50 years of Mandela's arrest
    New statue to be unveiled to mark 50 years of Mandela's arrest
    South Africa will unveil its latest monument to Nelson Mandela on Saturday, a new statue along a rural highway to mark the spot where he was arrested...
    The rediscovery of downtown Jo'burg
    The rediscovery of downtown Jo'burg
    Once feared as a gangster's paradise, downtown Johannesburg's restored buildings, flowing fountains and sidewalk art are attracting an unusual...
    Block by block, Jo'burg reclaims its downtown
    Block by block, Jo'burg reclaims its downtown
    In a shell of a building, occupied by squatters for six years with no water or electricity, Johannesburg property developer Renney Plit sees...
    'Noah's Ark' project gives Malawi reserve another chance
    'Noah's Ark' project gives Malawi reserve another chance
    Antelope, elephants, leopards and lions are grazing and reproducing again in a reserve in Malawi, resurrected through a repopulation project of...
    Iconic Drum turns 60
    Iconic Drum turns 60
    Yellowed cover pages of South Africa's iconic Drum magazine evoke a 1950s black fashion and jazz culture which perished when apartheid...
    Cookbook offers a rare taste of Madiba
    Cookbook offers a rare taste of Madiba
    Cookbooks are competing with more serious works on Nelson Mandela in South African bookshops this Christmas as the icon's personal chef publishes a...
    Southern Africa seeks to unite its railways
    Southern Africa seeks to unite its railways
    Countries across Southern Africa are pouring billions of dollars into overhauling their railways, hoping to ease the flow of exports and to boost...
    Garden Route loses its 'Choo-Tjoe'
    Garden Route loses its 'Choo-Tjoe'
    It's a postcard-perfect image of South Africa: the antique steam train chugging along the Garden Route, through lush forests, alongside lakes and...
    The booming business of Mandela museums
    The booming business of Mandela museums
    Nelson Mandela covered most of South Africa during five decades fighting apartheid and five years as president, and it sometimes seems a museum has...
    Old South Africa collides with new in city names
    Old South Africa collides with new in city names
    A sign warmly greets visitors with "Welcome to Mashishing", a town where everything else indicates the name is Lydenburg.
    Hotels suffer after World Cup slump
    Hotels suffer after World Cup slump
    Many South African hotels expanded to make room for football fans during last year's World Cup but now face declining occupancy rates that are...