Who Are They?

JK Designs is an architecture and interior design firm that aims to become known as the design authority in their industry.

What Do They Offer?

Safety Precautions In Place

Staff at Jk Designs will work remotely from home to do their part to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

Where Are They Located?

4 Pony Street, Tijger Vallei Office Park, Silverlakes Road, Pretoria.

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0128091517

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What Is It?

The coffee and cycling culture in Jozi has grown and that is why the Jozi Coffee Cycle Tour is just what you need. You get to enjoy an amazing cup of coffee and head on your way with the cycle tour. During the tour, you get to visit amazing coffee spots  and admire the incomparable architecture in the city. Definitely worth while! So, make sure you book now while there is still availability for good coffee and an awesome cycle experience.

When Is It?

Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 09:00 - 14:00.

Where Is It?

The Cosmopolitan, 24 Albrecht Street, Jeppestown, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R450 with bike rental per person and R350 own bike  per person (includes free coffee at the start).

For More Information.

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Have You Heard?

We all know and love this popular hot spot in the heart of Linden. And they have some amazing news they'd love to share with those who enjoy the Melville scene. Get ready, because The Whippet Coffee will soon be opening the doors to it's second store - their first harvest store - in Melville! After years of planning, they'll be sharing the love, good food and amazing coffee in trendy, lively and hip suburb. And we can already tell you that this new Melville store is going to be a stunner!

This brand-new store will be opening it's doors on Tuesday, 09 July 2019, so follow them on social media to stay in loop of all the excitement - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - and to get the latest updates.

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A Little Bit About The Whippet 

If you haven't been to The Whippet in Linden, you're certainly missing out! This is the place to be when visiting this lovely, leafy and friendly suburb. The Whippet believes in four unique elements:

Their passion for coffee Coffee is a sit down moment with those you love and work with. Here, they source only the best beans, roasted by the best roasters and then blended and made with a lot of passion and love by some of the best baristas in the city. Don't believe us? Go try it out!

Their passion for food Great food, fresh ingredients, amazing flavours. What more do you need for a great dish? They believe in creating amazing food that's great to share or simply great to indulge in.

Their passion for people – Their staff are well looked after and this coffee shop is one of the first companies in the industry to offer staff funeral, disability and life cover. They want to change the way South Africa does business.

Their passion for design and architecture – The shop's designs are inspired by the neighbourhood’s people and their history – not a single store looks the same, because no neighbourhood is the same.

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For More Information

For more information about The Whippet Coffee, visit their website at thewhippetcoffee.com.

You can also contact the on 061 512 1373 or [email protected].

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Carlton Centre

Also known as the roof of Africa, at 223 m the Carlton Centre has been rocking the record books as the tallest office building in Africa since 1973. With 50 floors, the foundations are 5 m in diameter and extend 15 m down to the bedrock with nearly 50% of the floor area existing below ground. It used to house the luxurious Carlton Hotel and one of its most prominent guests was no other than Hillary Clinton. It takes only 45 seconds to go from the ground floor to the 5th, which is known as the Roof Of Africa.

Address: 150 Commissioner St, Johannesburg, 2001.

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11 Diagonal Street

Designed by German-American architect Helmut Jahn, 11 Diagonal Street was designed to look like a diamond reflecting in the Jozi sky. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the 80-meter high building stands out among the other skyscrapers. Construction was concluded in 1984 and... come to think of it...it kind of looks 80s. Retro!

Address: 11 Diagonal St, Johannesburg, 2001.

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The Anstey's Building

During the late 1930s, an art-deco styled building popped up in downtown Johannesburg. At the time, it was the tallest building in Africa and was owned by a guy called Norman Anstey. Anstey ran the Anstey's Department Store.

Address:  59 Joubert St, Johannesburg, 2001.

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Hillbrow Tower

The most prominent structure in town is the Hillbrow Tower (no Jozi skyline tattoo is complete without it). Fun fact about this building is that it always needs to be higher than the tallest building in town so that the telecoms signals sent from it won't be interrupted. Pretty cool, eh? Unfortunately, it's closed to the public due to security reasons, though it used to host a revolving restaurant at the top.

Address: Hillbrow Tower, Banket St, Johannesburg, 2038.

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Michelangelo Hotel

The most iconic feature of the Sandton skyline stands out like a spire on the horizon. The Michelangelo Hotel is where celebrities and world leaders stay when they visit the city, from Justin Bieber to Barack Obama and just about every other A-grade celebrity in between. At 140 m tall and between R30 000 and R60 000 per square meter per month, The Michelangelo Hotel is nothing but the most exclusive kind of real estate in Africa.

Address: 135 West St, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196.

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Ponte City 

Last but not least, we have Ponte City. This high rise was almost turned into a vertical prison until developers snatched it from ruin. This once-upon-a-time slum of a skyscraper boasts a 100% upper-middle-class occupancy. Ponte is an iconic point of interest and acts as a beacon to the neighborhood of Hillbrow. Though the neighborhood itself has a bad reputation, it's seen an ample amount of upliftment since Ponte's redevelopment.

Address: Joe Slovo Dr, Johannesburg, 2198.

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By Shawn Greyling

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