n De Arte - Guy Tillim : : views and (re)views

Volume 2006, Issue 73
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
This article is unavailable for purchase outside of Africa



'Johannesburg,' John Matshikiza (2004, 482) writes, 'is an ever-changing movie that no one has quite managed to produce'. More notable for its energy than its beauty, its architecture represents a compendium of architectural styles and its terrain, Charles van Onselen (2001, ix) notes is without 'fertile soil, striking natural vegetation, a lake, a mountain, a valley, a river or even an attractive perennial stream'. Its character is raw, hard and unrelieved, and its wayward population, since the first decade of its existence, Clive Chipkin (1993, 9) explains, 'is seemingly indifferent to everything except the pursuit of money'.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error