Fordsburg

 
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to this. In his short fiction and novels, Essop insisted on figuring the textured...
The Portfolio: Madoda Mkhobeni
The Portfolio: Madoda Mkhobeni
I’ve been working on a series about Johannesburg trolley pullers for a decade now. One day, it just so happened that I was coming from Fordsburg...
Gautengers move to shacks and gated estates
Gautengers move to shacks and gated estates
No two shacks are the same. Inside Julia Mashaba’s home, the cushions on the double bed are decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower. Her...
Search for ‘good food’ is karma
Search for ‘good food’ is karma
My first memory of okra is from my childhood on a Saturday night in Fordsburg Square, Johannesburg.
Spicy atchar turns a hot profit
Spicy atchar turns a hot profit
At the heart of Fordsburg in Johannesburg is Dragon City, where traders source many of their products.
Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
I have a friend who makes a point of telling us when she visits Fordsburg in Johannesburg. She says the suburb tastes like home, like Durban.I...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Narrative Means: Artistic works begin with an experience or idea that is then translated into a tangible expression by...

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