Ten minutes into my first visit to Johannesburg, and I’m as certain as I’ve ever been that I will leave here with lessons learned. Already, the contrasts are hitting me from every angle. On the left is a painfully spare township. But all too soon, it fades in the rearview mirror as we turn into the swanky Sandton area, home to plush business hotel Radisson Blu Sandton ( At Vivace restaurant, also on the 13th floor, I savor the lights of the city below, seen through the glass walls, as much as I do the food.


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