Yeoville

 
What is normal in a big, bad world?
What is normal in a big, bad world?
I’ve been working late. One night last week I came home from work at 3.15am. It’s the kind of thing that makes my mother worry. And what...
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
It was the morning of his passing and I had overslept for the first time in a long while.
‘We’re going to change the Jo'burg skyline’
‘We’re going to change the Jo'burg skyline’
The City of Johannesburg is due to unveil a plan to “transform the inner city”, partnering with private developers to build mixed-income...
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is a kinship with our ancestors. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent...
Guillaume Rossouw: The last punk returns home
Guillaume Rossouw: The last punk returns home
The golden era of the live gig has come to an end in Johannesburg. There are no more evenings when you can decide between the Bassline (the real...
[Video]Music, markets and no xenophobia
[Video]Music, markets and no xenophobia
The M&G investigates what it is about Yeoville, a multicultural suburb in downtown Jo'burg, that made it immune to recent xenophobic violence.
'Yeoville was my visual therapy' - Gideon Mendel
'Yeoville was my visual therapy' - Gideon Mendel
It was a bit like that oppressively hot January day 25 years ago in KwaMashu, north of Durban, when we were talking about Yeoville. Covering the...
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 El Bulli of Yeoville
The El Bulli of Yeoville
Yeoville at night resembles a superheroes’ convention. Congolese and Zimbabwean men by the name of Orpheus, De Gaulle, Commander, and Mister...
A house, a home and hope that refuses to die
A house, a home and hope that refuses to die
There is a house on the corner of Raymond and Dunbar streets in Yeoville known simply as the Shona House. Yes, it is true what they say about South...
Where Africans can mingle in peace and not-so-quiet
Where Africans can mingle in peace and not-so-quiet
As Mail & Guardian photographer Delwyn Verasamy and I sat at Arabi’s Kitchen, a modest eatery run by ­cultural activist Sanza...
Street of a past that foretold a future
Street of a past that foretold a future
I was eight or nine when my parents opened their shop at 20 Rockey Street in what we called Yeoville, but is apparently, technically, Bellevue. It...

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