Post Tagged with: "Johannesburg"

1May
2011

Shot of the Week

Three men work on a car in the outskirts of Soweto, a township in the southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2006. –Tara

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12Dec
2010

Shot of the Week

Walking on the streets in Johannesburg, South Africa, mothers commonly carry one of their youngest children on their backs by wrapping towels around their waists, like this one supporting a baby in a little pink hat. –Tara for TKGO

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2Sep
2010

Becoming Mowgli

The wild is not just reserved for Rudyard Kipling characters. Anyone who has the vacation days can move up from Disney cartoons to the real thing! First step: Choose your adventure. South Africa’s bushveld was a natural choice for me because of my father’s background. (He was born there and did not move to the States until after graduate school.) However, you may want to explore other areas of Africa, like Botswana, Kenya or Zimbabwe. Keep an eye on the […]

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1Aug
2010

Shot of the Week

Kids play outside a sangoma’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa, where “traditional” methods for healing the sick include prayer and candle lighting. I took this photo in December of 2004 from a highway overpass. Behind me, on the other side of the overpass, is Baragwanath Hospital, which claims to be the largest acute hospital in the world and the only public one servicing 3.5 million people living in the township of Soweto. Ironic? –Tara for TKGO

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26Apr
2010

Bobotie: South African Meat Pie

Unlike my dad’s secret Monster Burger recipe (which he won’t even send me via email because “the Internet is too easily hacked”), my mom’s updated South African bobotie recipe is one to share. My dad is South African. My mom is a Wisconsinite. When she wanted to surprise him one night, she picked a recipe from South African Gourmet Food and Wine by Myrna Rosen and Leslie Loon, a cookbook my dad’s mother (South African to the core) swears by. […]

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