Media Releases 2011

Place making and public art

November 10th, 2011|0 Comments

PUBLIC art was a key place-making strategy for creating identity, said the Johannesburg Development Agency's Sharon Lewis. Lewis, the agency's executive manager for planning and strategy, was speaking at a one-day place-making seminar organised by [...]

Niche living at Egoli Gas

November 10th, 2011|0 Comments

SOME 10 years and 200 holes later, it seems like the derelict and ghostly plant of Johannesburg's old gas works along its western spine will breathe new life into this side of town. The 14,8ha [...]

Serene Satyagraha House opens

November 9th, 2011|0 Comments

DON'T expect to find a TV or other mod cons in this guesthouse and museum: Mahatma Gandhi would not have approved, and it's his house. The Kraal, the house in Orchards in which Gandhi lived [...]

The inner city is a-changing

November 6th, 2011|0 Comments

THE conversion of an abandoned commercial building on End Street in Doornfontein into a retail and residential hub is another step in changing the face of the inner city. Called End Street Mall, the building [...]

Informal city on show

November 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

URBAN design and architecture will be at the heart of an exhibition on South Africa's informal sectors, to be held at the Bus Factory in Newtown from 11 November to 11 December. Titled South African [...]