Tag Archives: Urban Renewal in Joburg

Great new addition to the Maboneng Precinct

On Tuesday evening, I went to 10 years On Air – the collaborative Review exhibition of the On Air partnership: Marcus Neustatter and Stephen Hobbs. Unexpectedly, Marcus was there to give a walkabout which made viewing particularly enjoyable and accessible . It was really good to see their production over the last decade – much of […]

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More on walking tours of Joburg’s inner city

Gerald Garner who wrote Spaces and Places Johannesburg as well as Johannesburg 10Ahead, has recently started walking tour of Jozi’s inner city.  On 28th Jan a tour will leave from Mary Fitzgerald Square at 9 am. Billed to see the public art in Newtown, Turbine Hall, Chancellor House, the Anglo American campus, the Ashanti Hotel and […]

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[Nothing] To Do in Joburg [Besides] writes on public art in Central Joburg

Public Art in Joburg Laurice Taitz is one of Jozi’s champions, particularly of the inner city.  Here she writes about some of the public artworks among the 50 odd sites around Johannesburg.  Her anecdote about a man coming up to her near Diagonal Street and begging her to take him to America,  speaks volumes.  His assumption that […]

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Get your walking shoes out to explore Joburg and its surrounds this week-end

4 different walks in and around Joburg this week-end You can’t complain about the lack of variety of what’s on in Jozi this weekend: Sat …5th Nov at 14.00 Join Parktown Heritage Association for the last Jacaranda Walk of 2011; park at the La Roche offices, 54 The Valley Road; no booking necessary; R40; stunning […]

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Reclaiming the City: Joburg’s urban spaces

Neighbourgoods Market – newest kid on the block in Braamfontein   Following on Jonathan Liebmann’s development of the Maboneng precinct in the south east of Joburg, with its flagship space Arts on Main, Braamfontein is also being revitalized. Nechama Brodie in her article entitled Regenerate Behaviour: Making the City Sexy,  in this week’s Mail and Guardian,  writes […]

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