The Green Economy


Enjoying lunch in Mandela

John Young meanders through Mandela and finds somewhere closed for lunch. This article first appeared in The Weekender, 23-24 August 2008. In this Mandela birthday month, it occurs to me that many people have had lunch with Mandela, many more have had lunch for Mandela (at fundraisers for his charities) and there has even been

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Gogga, one of the best spinners of all time

First published in Cape Argus, 15 March 2002. John Young on South Africa’s test spinner. Denys Hobson must have been smiling at Paul Adams’s return to test cricket last weekend. Soon after the Proteas returned from the West Indies, with Adams again having been relegated to drinks carrier for most of the tour, the wrist


It’s all about the chair

John Young discovered in Copenhagen earlier this year that although Danes appreciate good design of all kinds, they can’t stop loving the chair. First published in Sunday Times, 17 August 2014. Denmark has a well-deserved reputation as the home of seriously good design. Modern Danish architects such as Bjarke Ingels have earned high praise for