Sophiatown

 
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Heather Peterson (46) left her washing machine running when she went to collect the report card of a 10-year-old relative at the Westbury Primary...
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised change to the embattled Westbury community on Tuesday, but failed to heed residents’ calls to release...
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
Westbury residents have come out in their numbers for a face to face meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele. But protesters say the meeting will...
A Sophiatown musical to Sunday Jazz Sundowners, don't miss this
A Sophiatown musical to Sunday Jazz Sundowners, don't miss this
Standard Bank National Youth 
Jazz Band: To catch the soothing sounds of live jazz, head to the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT)...
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has become a staple in the South African musical events diary. Defining jazz and what it means is a...
King Kong confined to history
King Kong confined to history
What gets lost in the passage of time? Eventually … everything.
Pervasive elitism blinds us to the bitter land battles in our cities
Pervasive elitism blinds us to the bitter land battles in our cities
The mechanics of domination, in their moments of visible drama and in their less obvious everydayness, frequently have a pronounced spatial...
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
As hi-fi sets across the country’s townships began issuing their ritual jazz doses on Sunday, news came fluttering in that the song stylist...
Sophiatown gets back in the mix for heritage month
Sophiatown gets back in the mix for heritage month
Anglican priest Trevor Huddleston lived in Sophiatown throughout the 1940s, serving a faith and education mission. He loved the people of Sophiatown and their generosity. From the Church of Christ the King and St Peter’s School, “father” and his team administered empowerment,...
The criminal state of police living quarters
The criminal state of police living quarters
In the latest crime figures for the Sophiatown police station, up to February, murder was up by 42%, attempted murder was up by 25%,...
Sophiatown's living heritage grooves into the future
Sophiatown's living heritage grooves into the future
The Afrikan Freedom Station, an initiative by filmmaker Steve Kwena Mokwena, sits in the shadow of the Melville Koppies and the iconic Sophiatown,...
What's on the drinks order?
What's on the drinks order?
Sophiatown is an ironically named bar lounge popular with Johannesburg's ever-expanding hip set.

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