Author

 
Laurice Taitz

Laurice Taitz

    Etching Jo'burg's pathways: Book series unveils the city's hidden stories
    Etching Jo'burg's pathways: Book series unveils the city's hidden stories
    Everybody has their city limits, travelling routes that become well-worn grooves in the map. Maybe it’s that way in all cities; maybe not. We...
    Treasured past secures ?a priceless future
    Treasured past secures ?a priceless future
    THING OF BEAUTY wits history of art portfolio
    Putting the 'new' back in historic Newtown
    Putting the 'new' back in historic Newtown
    Search for Newtown's official website and the home page is blank, save for a banner saying "under construction". Visit the Johannesburg precinct and you realise it is a message to be taken literally....
    Museum of African Design's extreme objects of desire
    Museum of African Design's extreme objects of desire
    Amid the banging, crashing, drilling and hammering that is the soundtrack to our interview, Southern Guild's Trevyn McGowan appears completely...
    The gods' crazy gift to Jo'burg museums
    The gods' crazy gift to Jo'burg museums
    Say what you like when you hear the director of Jo'burg's newest museum, and the first to focus on design on the African continent, is 22...
    Gallery puts graffiti into orbit
    Gallery puts graffiti into orbit
    For 10 years graffiti artist Mars has marked Johannesburg's walls, alleyways, bridges and train carriages. This month, the 25-year-old, whose...
    Adrift on azure chasms of calm
    Adrift on azure chasms of calm
    'Sailing is about trigonometry and luck," said Yannis Katsivardelos, our skipper on the Camara, a 40-foot yacht we had chartered...
    The beauty of life after death
    The beauty of life after death
    Bronwyn Lace's work has intrigued me since the 2011 Everard Read exhibition Horse: Multiple Views of a Singular Beast. In it Lace...
    Forbidden desires in the suburbs
    Forbidden desires in the suburbs
    There is no better word than Huw Morris's own descriptor of "murky" to describe the territory of his photographic series So, this...
    All aboard the night tour
    All aboard the night tour
    We are on Yeoville's Raleigh Street at Kin Malebo Village. The doorman greets us in French. The rhythms of Congolese singer Fally Ipupa's...
    The Cronut comes to Jo’burg
    The Cronut comes to Jo’burg
    A magical invention that combines two of the world’s doughy superpowers–the Cronut is all glazed doughnut on the outside with its...
    Home-baked humour
    Home-baked humour
    Sunlight streams through the windows putting a spotlight on shelves full of ceramic objects that have a retro look and are the product of quirky...