Making sense of Joburg’s geography

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As an international tourist who has never visited Joburg, it can be a very confusing place.  There are many reasons for this: The boundaries have changed over time It covers a huge area There is very poor street signage There has been no useable tourist public transport, although this is in the process of being […]

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Jo’burg: Sally Gaule’s Photographic Exhibition at The Thompson Gallery Melville

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SALLY GAULE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION A superb Johannesburg exhibition ends on Saturday 10th October. If you are local get there if you can. If you are an international traveler, contact Sally Thompson of The Thompson Gallery in Melville (011-482-2039) for access to Sally Gaule’s photographs of Johannesburg.   The Jo’burg Gini takes its title from the Gini coefficient […]

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Jozi’s Heritage: The Barbican

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THE BARBICAN BUILDING CNR PRESIDENT AND RISSIK STS   702 Talk Show host Jenny Crwys-Williams, had several conversations and interviews last week around the state of the Barbican building, a heritage resource in the Central CBD of Joburg.  Since leaving Wits University in 2005, where in my latter years I headed up a newly-established post-graduate division […]

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The old Turbine Hall given a new life as Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters

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From derelict Turbine Hall to modernized Anglo Gold Ashanti The old Turbine Hall in Newtown,  previously derelict and dangerous, has undergone a remarkable succesful adaptation, to become Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters. There are some spectacular architectural details inside ,with motifs from the old industrial building being picked up and repeated with an aesthetic elegance and power which […]

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