If you wish to depart this earth in a puff of smoke, Johannesburg has just the place for you. It has an excellent state of the art crematorium that has kept up with the times. Here is a heritage building with a difference. I have known about the crematorium since I was a child and attended a cremation service for the father of a friend.
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela WiSER and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to a screening of The State against Mandela and the Others, a film by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte. A debate will follow the screening.
I recently added a new title to my library, an old book with the quaint title of "A Winter Tour of South Africa". This is a first edition, published in London in 1890. It is an account of travels through South Africa by the distinguished writer and traveller, Fredrick Young.