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Will this revival of Newtown be the one that works?

Newtown Junction: mixed-use office and retail development   A huge mixed-use office and retail development, Newtown Junction, is being built behind Museum Africa where the old potato sheds of the Market building stood.  References to the old poultry shed, the original station master’s residence as well as the potato sheds will all be included in […]

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Besides having one of the best climates in the world, Jozi has much to offer …

Joburg comes up trumps in the international press: Positive reviews 2013 Wow! What is it with Jozi at the moment? So much positive press from all sorts of different quarters.  From no 1 cycle route to an up-and-coming art hub to a new spin on the level of violence – Joburg is being praised and […]

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Usually the train moves but with Park Station it’s been the building that moves

Park Station then:   and now … History of Park Station Johannesburg’s first railway station , commissioned by the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek and designed by the Dutch architect Jacob Klinkhamer, was  manufactured in Rotterdam in 1895.  It was brought out to the Transvaal and was re-erected at Park Halt (as Park Station was known at […]

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Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

Potato Sheds make way for Newtown Junction In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg […]

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What’s on at Joburg’s theatres?

The title of the play showing at the Main Market Theatre  is self explanatory : Kwela Bafana: A night in a 50’s Shebeen directed by Sibikwa Art Centre founders Phyllis Klotz and Smal Ndaba, is a musical runs at the Market Theatre until 24 June, with tickets ranging between R75 and R160.And a nice touch […]

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