Johannesburg has a significant place in South Africa’s history and continues to be the birthplace of new innovations, culture and trends. We take a look at some iconic and historic Joburg gems that have found a new lease on life, having been revitalised to serve a new purpose.
One Eloff Street
This particular building from the 1950s is situated on 2 Eloff St and is visible from the M2 highway. It was once the home of Rolls-Royce and Chrysler, before being turning into an OK Bazaar and a repossessed car auction house, according to 2Summers.net. Today, thebright yellow and blue building houses artists’ studios and an eating area run… Read More
In recent years Yeoville, a Jo’burg suburb founded in 1890, became a place to avoid due to crime and urban decay, which led to the flight of wealthier classes to better neighbourhoods. A once-vibrantly cosmopolitan and bohemian area – which symbolised a changing society to many – steadily became seedy, a place only the brave, the desperate or the foolish would visit. Its trendy cafés, bookshops, some nightclubs and the idea of leisurely night strolls were consigned to history.
Those dark days are gone, however, and great efforts are being made to revitalise the suburb. Fabled Rockey Street, which still boasts pubs, taverns, tuckshops… Read More
When in the urban jungle, its easy to long for the stillness of the bush, and if you’re a city-dweller in the wilderness, its as equally natural to miss the rush of the city. The Residence in Johannesburg and Camp Ndlovu in the Welgevonden Game Reserve – properties in The Residence Portfolio – encapsulate the perfect balance of city and bush life in ways that will relax and reinvigorate. Simply put, they offer the best of both worlds.
The Residence is nestled in the old Houghton suburb of Johannesburg. Behind its high concrete walls, an oasis of unmatched relaxation… Read More
Members can look forward to private dining, a contemporary lounge with a stage, bar and plunge pool, a spectacular mezzanine champagne bar, a whisky and cigar lounge and a private screening room
The new unique and progressive QSL Members Club, conceptualised and brought to fruition by Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, will be launched in South Africa this year.
It’s exceptional offering and unique mission to become the African hub for forward-thinkers, agents of change, creatives and idea generators, all in an exclusive environment, sets it apart from other clubs.
When exploring this vast and diverse country, you’re bound to come to understand the nuances that make South Africa such a captivating place. One such quirk that makes Mzansi unique is the nicknames we’ve given some regions. From the Mother City to the Friendly City, here are the stories behind the names.
Bloemfontein, the City of Roses
Not only is Bloemfontein South Africa’s judicial capital, it’s also home to the country’s spectacular Rose Festival. And when directly translated from Afrikaans, “Bloemfontein” means “fountain of flowers”.
Johannesburg, the City of Gold
While the origins of the name “Johannesburg” are still a topic of debate, the… Read More