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Rand rallies on US rate hopes

Rand shakes off power supply concerns and broad emerging market weakness to trade over half a percent firmer against the dollar, as traders anticipate delay in US rate hike ||| Johannesburg - The rand shook-off power supply concernsShow More Summary

Intel at Maker Faire Africa 2014

Onsite in Johannesburg: Check out what makers, designers and developers got up to at Maker Faire Africa held in Johannesburg in December 2014. From Hack-a-Thons, to 3D printing and rubric's cube machine solvers, it was all there...

South Africa's Rhino Population May Be in Decline for the First Time in Nearly a Century

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ERIN CONWAY-SMITH / GlobalPost Authorities have started to relocate dozens of rhinos from poaching “hot spots” to safer locations. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The situation for South Africa's rhinos just keeps getting worse. On Thursday, the government announced rhinoceros...

Chappie Scout 22 1:4 Scale Statue

This Chappie Scout 22 1:4 Scale Statue is a great way to display your love for the emotional robot from the movie Chappie. Also known as Scout 22, Chappie is one of hundreds of robots that patrol Johannesburg, assisting the RSAP with high risk assignments. Unfortunately some people don’t think that emotional robots are a […]

South Africa Smash-And-Grab Video Goes Viral [Video]

Drivers in Johannesburg, South Africa are constantly warned to keep their windows closed and eyes straight ahead when stopping at traffic lights. The reason? Hijackers and beggars trying their luck. Now a 50-second amateur video, which...Show More Summary

Standard in fix over China fraud probe

Standard Bank Group might make further writedowns on stockpiles entangled in Chinese fraud investigation. ||| Johannesburg - Standard Bank Group might make further writedowns of about $80 million (R927m) on the value of aluminium stockpiles entangled in a Chinese fraud investigation, two fund managers said. Show More Summary

Memories of Johannesburg Airport, 2006 to 2015

Yesterday I walked off the jetway into the transit area of Johannesburg’s international airport and had a flashback. I’d been here so many times… yet I always remember coming here years ago, way back in 2006 for the first time. Back then I was beginning a new way of life. I had ended my four-year…

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting”. Show More Summary

Sports Briefing | Golf: Charl Schwartzel Stumbles at Home

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title with a brilliant birdie on the first playoff hole as Charl Schwartzel let slip a five-shot overnight lead in a late collapse at the South African Open in Johannesburg.

Beware of Colour: Activists Highlight Decay with Pink Paint

Splashed with bright buckets of paint from roofs and windows, the colorfully defaced buildings of downtown Johannesburg have evoked different reactions from...

Fast Start Sees Schwartzel Open Big Lead

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Birdies on the opening four holes set the tone for home favorite Charl Schwartzel as he stormed to a five-shot lead after the third round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Artists Paint the Town of Johannesburg Pink

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

When is unauthorized street art actually art, and when is it vandalism? It's a question the city of Johannesburg has wrestled with since last summer,

Ellerines in talks to sell brands

The Ellerines furniture arm of failed lender Abil has been in talks to sell two more brand names. ||| Johannesburg - The Ellerines furniture arm of failed lender African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) was in talks to sell two more brand names, Wetherlys and Geen & Richards, its business rescue administrator said on Thursday. Show More Summary

South African Couple Dead In Murder-Suicide At Johannesburg Police Station

The couple was filing domestic dispute forms at the Parkview Police Station in Johannesburg when the South African man first shot his wife, then himself, in what amounts to a murder suicide. When Gabriel da Silva, 47, arrived at the police station, he was apparently searched and no weapon was found at that stage. Show More Summary

The Architect's City: Reimagining the Futures of Forsaken Johannesburg Towers

Welcome back to The Architect's City, a monthly series which will invite an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. A rendering of the GASS proposal for three...

Abandonment Issues : Artist Daubs Johannesburg's Deserted Buildings in Pink Paint

Photo by Ryan Lenora Brown via CityLab In a recent report published over on CityLab, Johannesburg-based reporter Ryan Brown chronicles why a series of abandoned buildings in the South African city's urban core have been splashed in hot pink paint....

Evictions hit refugees in S Africa church

Hundreds face uncertain future after church in Johannesburg asks foreigners to vacate premises with immediate effect.

Picdump – January 01, 2014

4 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Beautiful Pacific Northwest Two African men walk past a sign common in apartheid South Africa, Johannesburg, circa 1956 the common people don’t want war” – Hermann Goering Avocado on toast is definitely my favourite breakfast Mount Cook, New Zealand: Galactic Dance. Photographed by Jay Daley. Deep into the frozen wilderness. Mt. Hood, OR. Abandoned bus […]

Exhibition documents tallest residential skyscraper in Africa

last monthArts : Artdaily

A remarkable photographic project which documents five years in the lives of the inhabitants of Ponte City, an iconic Johannesburg landmark and the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa, is having its only UK showing at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this winter. Show More Summary

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