Lucky for residents of the northern suburbs, we have the advantage of this lush greenery and other beautiful flora and fauna that make the natural environment an unforgettable part of living this side of the city centre.
The trees in our suburbs serve many purposes. They beautify our communities and release oxygen while offsetting carbon dioxide. They also moderate the climate by regulating the effects of the sun, wind and rain. What’s more is that trees and the soil they root in help to absorb run-off water associated with stormy weather.
This response from SOL’s The Therapist opened my eyes to a different side of being a Yaad Rapper too. I’ve never thought of it from the POV that Jamaican rappers may have been more exposed to hip hop far earlier or more than reggae. The point about it not being relatable since dancehall is “the voice of the ghetto” and not …
FRIDAY, 18 October marked thirty days since activists dubbed ‘The Arctic 30’ were detained by Russian authorities following a protest opposing deep water drilling in the arctic.
The 28 Greenpeace campaigners and two freelancers have been charged with piracy and face up to fifteen years in prison.
The birds fly the treacherous journey from central and eastern Europe cross the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Desert to settle in Southern Africa. Bee-eaters from France, Spain and Italy fly across the Sahara to West Africa. Their ideal African grounds are sandy riversides or cliff sides – hence their attraction to Northcliff Ridge.
Ndamase shot to world prominence in the 90s when then President Nelson Mandela took a liking to his colourfully designed shirts. In 2013, his famous ‘Madiba shirt’ was again in high demand when the former president was admitted to hospital. But to the enthusiastic pupils at Abbotts College Northcliff, Ndamase was there to reassure them of their place in the world.
Once seen as the epicentre of innovation and art in Johannesburg, residents who have been in Melville for a long time regularly lament how the village-like suburb has lost its lustre.
The trees were planted in diagonal rows to mimic the design of the British flag. Today, the layout can be seen from Google Maps Satellite view, though some of the trees are no longer in place.
Joburg’s skyline one big ball less NORTHCLIFF- Residents notice that the well-known pink ball on Hillbrow tower has disappeared. September 24, 2013 What the ball looked like when erected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It’s the end of ball game for Telkom’s Hillbrow tower.Northcliff is a great place to catch a view of Johannesburg’s …
Angus Gunn and the handkerchief tree MONTGOMERY PARK – Retired horticulturalist Angus Gunn gives a byte of history about the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens. September 11, 2013 The handkerchief tree (Davida involucrata) is easily recognized by its nut The next time you are in one of Joburg’s parks or gardens, reflect on the tree you’re sitting …