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The case for Jack the Ripper in Joburg

May 20th, 2022

  “Johannesburg is hideous and detestable.” Lady Flora Shaw – 1892  Setting the scene….. Johannesburg sprung up, as if, overnight. After the discovery of gold in 1886 and the proclamation of public diggings, ...

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The Rand Revolt -1922

May 10th, 2021

One of the biggest upsets on the Rand was the violent mineworkers’ strike of 1922. Much of the news reporting dubbed it “civil war” in its latter stages. The strike lasted 84 days, it started as peaceful demonstrations, ...

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The Third Corner House

January 28th, 2021

Corner House – 77 Commissioner Street, Marshalltown. (Corner of Commissioner and Simmonds street) Having a library of pictures of the building, I love posting photos of it!   Every time I walk up Simmonds street, to turn...

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January 21st, 2021

I took this picture early one June morning, on the corner of Diagonal & Helen Joseph Streets Just after 7am, it was still quiet, but I knew very soon the streets of Ferreirasdorp will come alive. When I gaze at it, I...

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