Media Releases 2010

It’s Halala time in Joburg

December 12th, 2010|

NOMINATIONS for the 2011 Halala Joburg Awards open in January, so there is still time to consider the names of people, projects and places that have improved the inner city. The awards were launched in [...]

Subway mural brings Fietas alive

November 10th, 2010|

HARRY the fat man, a dancing couple, a donkey cart, St Anthony's Catholic Church, the Avalon Cinema, 14th Street, a mosque minaret, the Oriental Plaza peacock: these diverse images and others capture tender memories for [...]

Impala back in Oppenheimer Park

October 28th, 2010|

THE IMPALA are back in the Ernest Oppenheimer Park. They used to frolic in the fountain in the centre of the park in the 1980s and 90s before they were vandalised and removed. Now a [...]

Old Chinatown strikes it lucky

October 28th, 2010|

GOOD luck abounds in Chinatown. Two dragon columns, which are said to bring good luck, have been erected in the suburb, demarcating this forgotten part of the CBD with the prospect of good fortune. "The [...]

Soccer comes to the inner city

October 27th, 2010|

WHAT were once derelict sites in the inner city have been transformed into places where young and old can share and enjoy a place of safety and tranquillity. Since 2008, The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) [...]