Cheer up, Jozi. We know the last few weeks have been tough, what with all those potholes and power cuts and the depressing news. But put on a brave face, smile a little and maybe even pat yourself on the back, because the world is watching – and they really, really like what they see.
Look, let’s be honest for a moment: us Joburgers, we have an inferiority complex. We know our city is trendy, and vibrant, and, in its own way, beautiful, from the spectacular natural vista of those suburban Jacaranda forests in full bloom to the gritty, inner-city chic of gentrified Braamfontein. It’s got style, it’s got charm, and it’s got more than enough of the hip bars and hipster restaurants that have come to define early 21st century cool. We will never run out of craft beer.
It’s not enough though, is it, when faced with those self-righteous Cape Towners and their glittering Instagram feeds. “How fresh is your sushi?” they ask, before reminding us about their sea and their mountain, their vineyards and their general air of nonchalance.
Here’s the thing, though: while Cape Town is resting on its (admittedly impressive) laurels, Joburg…
Source : Daily Maverick