The streets in my neighbourhood of Northcliff are named after trees: Acacia, Ebony, Mimosa, Maple, Cedar, Beech, and so on.
That’s because there are more trees in Johannesburg than in any other city in the world, and more World Cup fever too.
The proof: these splendidly-dressed specimens at the corner of Acacia and Shaka. (Okay, not every street is named after a tree.)
I salute the good neighbour who went to all this trouble, and I hope those beagles do their job, and keep watch over the trees and their beautiful bark.