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‘But me, I’m a man, not a lady’

Flashy “on sale”‘ signs don’t seem enough to attract customers anymore. The Smal Street Mall has been turned into a stage: loud music, interactive shop windows and live performances make up the scenario. Some shops are not afraid to “cross-dress the line” to increase sales. Natália Ribeiro shares some behind the scenes shots from Anton Mashaya, […]

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The 24-carat dream

The city of gold has not lost its Midas touch. Cash-for-gold shops are flourishing all over Johannesburg’s CBD. Natália Ribeiro investigates the reasons behind the recent gold rush.   Security guards, bars on the front door and 24-hour camera surveillance: the Paymaster gold shop on Commissioner Street looks like a bank. Customers, mostly male in their late […]

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