Tag Archives: Walking tours of Joburg

Pick of the Week: Exploring Jozi with Joburg Places

The only way to get a real sense of a city is not by driving through as an observer, but by immersing oneself in the sensory experiences of street life and activity. So while the Hop-on Hop-off Red Bus is a great way to orientate oneself to the geographical layout of the larger city, nothing [...]

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Walking in the city – explore Joburg on foot

In The Practice of Everyday Life the French scholar De Certeau has a chapter “Walking in the City”.  Here he asserts that the ‘city’ is brought into being by official bodies and large institutions who produce systems like street grids, planned urban spaces, precincts, maps etc. And it is these strategies which organize the city’s spaces into [...]

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Not long before the streets of Joburg’s Parks region are covered in canopies of purple

Yes .. it’s jacaranda time again and already some of the trees along the streets of the older suburbs of the Joburg have a purplish tinge to them.   My weekly walks in Westcliff  offer glorious views from the top of the famous ‘Westcliff steps’,  so loved by mountaineers training for climbing ‘Killi’.   (My aspirations are [...]

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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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