Category Archives: Johannesburg

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading

Instagram: 36 Most Liked Pictures—Tanzania, Uganda & South Africa

At the beginning of March, I turned a scary-for-me age. I could feel age creeping up on me. I had become one of those people who no longer understood why “young people" did the things they did. One thing I couldn’t understand, for instance, was why they spent so much time on Instagram. I mean: what’s so fun about looking at pictures posted by people you don’t even know? Then, two “young people", my youngest brother (@RichieWallStreet) and my nephew (@Muhaya_Fulani) convinced me to give Instagram a try. Ha ha ha…the joke was on me: it’s been two months and … Continue reading

South Africa Travel: Soweto, Johannesburg

As I mentioned in my last travel post on Johannesburg, South Africa, I bought a 2-day bus & Soweto combo ticket from City Sightseeing Joburg. That ticket allowed me to travel around Johannesburg on the City Sightseeing Joburg bus for two days and, on one of those days, jump into a smaller van to tour Soweto. What I Thought About Soweto and South Africa Before Getting There As a black African child raised in the ’80s, for the longest time, my strongest association with South Africa was apartheid. I remember my father, when I was barely six years old, refusing to buy me a can of Schweppes Indian Tonic because the top … Continue reading

Facebook Opens First African Office

Although there is increasing talk about the decline of Facebook usage, and it’s becoming more common to hear of people deleting or deactivating their Facebook accounts, the social media network continues to expand and grow into new markets. In June 2015, Facebook opened its first African office located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Continue reading below to find out more. Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke, the company’s new Head of Africa. … Continue reading

10 Best Experiences to Have in South Africa

South Africa is immense, in both size and magnificence. Varied, exotic and beautiful; many treasures await. Approximately twice the size of the state of Texas and the combined size of Spain and France, there is something for everyone from the excitement and glamour of Sun City, safaris in the Kruger National Forest, to the subtropical coastline of the northern KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa is a breathtaking experience unlike any other.

Johannesburg: Explore the City of Johannesburg with City Sightseeing Joburg

In my last post, I wrote about flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg with Fastjet, Africa’s new low-cost airline. In that post, I promised to one day tell you more about what I saw and did while I was in Johannesburg. Today, I’ll tell you about the great way I found to go sightseeing and to explore the city of Johannesburg in a short time at a good price. Keep reading to find out more. I fell in love with Johannesburg almost instantly. I loved its clean streets, cute homes, flashy cars, and organized public transit system. The Johannesburg I saw during the … Continue reading

Johannesburg – Dar es Salaam with Fastjet

The furthest south I’d ever been in Africa was Tanzania…and it was beginning to irk me! I was born in East Africa and had been living there for the past 12 years; I grew up in West Africa and had traveled there quite a bit; although I had never been to North Africa, I had been to Niger in the Sahel, and that satisfied my curiosity somewhat about North Africa. Southern Africa though? No. Never. Have you ever been to Gaborone, Botswana? Wonder what there is to do there? Read: Botswana: A Guide to Gaborone, the Capital of Botswana. I … Continue reading