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Fake sea and phony beaches: why Joburgers love an ocean fantasy

Johannesburg is the largest city in the world not located on a major body of water. Yet its landlocked inhabitants have a years-old fascination with manmade versions - and it's growing

14 November 2021 - 00:04 By Sean Christie

Very little about veld-bitten Woodmead Drive suggests water. It is true that the road crosses the Jukskei River, but overgrown banks and creeping business-park perimeter fences all but obscure the water on approach. Water has been privatised, occluded...

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