Since arriving in London two years ago, I’ve been a regular on the free daily tours (11:30 and 2:30) at the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Listening to those super-qualified guides opened up a whole new world for this boy from the backwoods. So it was a delight to be invited by RMB to the Turbine Art Fair where I spent a fruitful couple of hours on Saturday.

The visit stirred up memories. Downtown Joburg has changed a great deal since I walked Sauer and Jeppe, Main and Mooi, in the 1980s as a young reporter. But patches of that era remain – especially in the parking basement of the iconic Diagonal Street building which still boasts signage of its glory years when it housed the JSE. Read more