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another jozi neighbourhood jostling for the crown of hippest city quarter is the maboneng precinct, a cultural hub known for its mix of galleries, artist studios, creative venues, offices and retail spaces that has grown out of the development of arts on main. housed in an early 1900s bonded warehouse, arts on main is a unique creative venue that allows johannesburg’s creative community to develop and share ideas, offering multiple creative experiences in one venue. we rocked up on a
an independent initiative founded in cape town in 2006 by entrepreneurs justin rhodes and cameron munro, neighbourgoods market arrived in the vibrant joburg neighbourhood of braamfontein just over a year ago, taking ownership of a landmark inner-city building with an imposing large scale concrete 1970s façade by celebrated sculptor edoardo villa. when we visited last weekend we entered into a buzzing environment at the height of the lunchtime rush, and were met with the thrilling sight of an abundance of
last week i was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit the oft-overlooked south african city of johannesburg, and witness first hand the regeneration and revitalisation of this former gold-rush town once ominously dubbed the “most dangerous city in the world.” that portentous accolade seemed a world away from the vibrant dynamo of a city that i encountered, a-buzz with creative energy, entrepreneurial spirit and a brimming sense of pride and achievement. i’ll be posting some of my highlights