Inside Joburg: 101 Things To See And Do
An engaging and authoritative history that follows the story of the city through its spaces and communities – from the city centre to Joburg’s expanding suburbs. With dedicated chapters about Lenasia, Alexandra and the Southern Suburbs – together with Soweto, the CBD, Hillbrow, the far north and the central suburbs – it offers an inclusive history of Joburg, written by contemporary journalists and academics and featuring a selection of songs, poems and expert articles that give voice to the city’s diverse peoples and reflect its shifting social landscapes.
The Joburg Book also includes hundreds of historical photos, 15 reference maps, recommended itineraries and places of interest in and around the city, together with contact numbers and web addresses.
This updated edition for 2014 has updates of new spaces, such as Constitution Hill and the Gautrain, as well as new tours and excursions.
There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ In Johannesburg, this is a way of life – from the frontier town’s gold-rush beginnings and subsequent decades of political violence to Joburg now – the economic hub of southern Africa. Built on top of the world’s largest gold fields, Johannesburg is always an interesting destination.
Inside Joburg is a carefully curated insiders’ guide – from the same team that produced the acclaimed bestselling The Joburg Book – filled with unique Joburg experiences to be explored and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Inside Joburg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the city and its surrounds – from ancient meteor strikes to the remarkable fossil discoveries at the Cradle of Humankind, and the people and places that make Johannesburg famous, including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and the former townships of Soweto, Alexandra and Lenasia.
Inside Joburg also showcases architecture, art, music, festivals, sports, dining out and shopping – and includes a list of Joburg’s best green spaces.