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rolling_jozi Another roll down Rocky street - the brands and models of cars really tell the story of a changing and improving South Africa, and the emerging middle class. - Blk Sunshine - Born in a Taxi 2w

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hairyknees 2014 certainly had downs, but it's definitely one of the best years I've ever had. I finishing my degree, had an awesome internship, travelled a bit, and laughed forever :) here's to another rad 365 days in 2015! Happy New Years everybody, and happy birthday Pops miss you 4w

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rolling_jozi Taxis in South Africa get a lot of stick for their driving style and tendency to stop without warning at any given moment, but that stick comes from the population’s minority - middle to upper class, driving their own cars and have probably never had to take a minibus taxi in their lives. The lower class population also have their own critism for the taxis but they need them for their every day lives.
Often the service these taxis provides is completely overlooked. They transport 6.7 million people every week. That’s a lot of people going to work, school, doctors etc and back and I’m pretty sure that the official public transport systems would not be able to handle that sort of figure on top of their current load. So for a change, here’s to the good work they do.
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rolling_jozi Rocky Street, Yeoville - South Africa is is ranked number 2 in the world as having the largest gap in equality between the rich and the poor. As a result you have a large range of lower income, informal street vendors that pop up in areas that the lower to middle class shop. Rocky Street has a perfect harmony of lower income street vendors who ply their trade literally on the door step of middle income businesses from the formal sector. 
The result is a bustling community, full of colour and life which just emanates good vibes.
3mon

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rolling_jozi Here's a close up of our seasonal logo, currently full of Jacaranda trees just like our beautiful city.
Did you know the Jacaranda tree first found its way to Pretoria, South Africa in 1888, when a keen horticulturalist named JD Cilliars brought a few of them from Brazil to put in his garden.
The city then decided to plant 50 000 of them! There are now over 70 000 in Pretoria. The number for Jozi isn't listed online but we can rest assured it is a large figure too!
3mon

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rolling_jozi Rolling through Savoy, known as one of Jozi's middle to upper class areas, and has a distinctively dynamic population and host of people, ranging from lower class school children who travel from far and wide to some of the more respected government schools in the area to emerging middle class families from many different cultures and religions. 3mon
  •   kayaintevenmad Am foreign but when I came to Sa I was really hit by this obnoxious divide between the rich and poor in SA. Check out my article called 'The iron Curtain of class' on my blog #more-117" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://theproudpessimist.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/the-iron-curtain-of-class-welcome-to-johannesburg/#more-117 3mon
  •   rolling_jozi @kayaintevenmad that's a great article and a great sentiment. I was born to a middle class family, had a private education, a car when I turned 18 and a tertiary education. I never even knew how lucky I was, all of that was provided like parents provide clothes. You have it before you need it. I struggle to communicate to some of my white family and friends that the people on the streets shouldn't be judged so harshly, a large majority of beggars have no idea how to take a skill or craft and turn it into a money maker. They have no reference or education which could illuminate the way. It's a harsh environment we live in and I can only hope to see it change in my lifetime, and in the meantime the best we can do is teach men to fish whenever possible, as well as try and share the mindset we are speaking of amongst the middle and upper class. 3mon
  •   kayaintevenmad Exactly! That's why I felt motivated to write about it! If you can see it and you are not doing anything about it then that's just cruel! I hope your instagram grows and that you continue to openly share these things that people try to avoid @rolling_jozi 3mon
  •   rolling_jozi @kayaintevenmad thank you, I have faith that it will:) if you see it and don't do anything about it then you're part of the problem! 3mon
  •   kayaintevenmad Right! @rolling_jozi 3mon

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hairyknees I FINALLY got my phone back :) yay! Here's a much MUCH #latergram edited with IG's new editing tools 7mon

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thechaimcohen Sunday vibe on the fringes of the kasi #igerza #instawalk #instawalkjhb #jozimyjozi #joburg #slowmo 8mon

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hairyknees Here's something slightly off centre :) I'm in the process of doing my final exams, I can't wait to be done! I also nearly destroyed my iPhone this week 8mon

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dinamitta A girl in Braamies 9mon

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