Yesterday was one of those days when Joburgers forget, for a while, about the crime rate, politics, bad service etc., etc. and come out in their droves to our suburb to join in Radio 702's huge Walk the Talk charity walk. It's one of the biggest mass-participation athletic events in the world and over 50 000 people took part. There are four distances - two for the more serious pros that leave early in the morning, and the 5km and 8km ones where all shapes and sizes, and some of their dogs, joyfully throng through the streets.
Loud music, an encouraging Deejay, hovering helicopters and hungry-making smells of cooking boerewors at the finish keep everyone swinging along.