The name “gautango” comes from the South African province of Gauteng (pronounced how-tang). Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, and Johannesburg, its financial capital, both reside in this small northern province.
Bob and Lea, authors of the blog, are two Americans living abroad in Johannesburg. Lea is a brilliant Fulbright grant recipient, working in the area of socio-economic rights in South African consitutional law, and Bob is her transient tagalong partner, volunteering in the citizen sector.
Prior to Johannesburg, they both had lived in Latin America, where they fell in love with latin dance. Thus they could think of no better name for their tandem story than gautango. After all, it takes two.