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Johannesburg Awakening Minds Finds A New Home

Shakespeare Re-imagined In July 2012, award-winning actress Dorothy Ann Gould set about changing the lives of seven homeless men. Driving through Hillbrow, Gould was struck by the heartlessness most people have in relation to the homeless. She decided then to take over the creative programme initiated by June Jardine at St George's Anglican Church in […]

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Meet Jono Wood: Documentary Photographer

From spending New Years Eve with a Hillbrow police squad to riding a horse 300 kilometres through Ethiopia, Jono Wood has always lunged head-first into territories most people would fear to tread. As a photographer Jono sees his photographs as a window into a life most of us do not know or do not want to know. […]

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Dlala Nje - Changing Minds & Changing Lives

Play Time In The City  Dlala Nje is not just a social enterprise. It's a platform for expression aimed at the next generation of Joburgers growing up in Hillbrow and neighbouring inner city suburbs. Two Hillbrow residents, Mike Luptak and Nickolaus Bauer, started this NGO. Situated at the base of Ponte City, Dlala Nje, a […]

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Up & Coming Neighbourhood: Hillbrow

There is a tonne of stigma tied to Hillbrow and the inner city of Johannesburg. It is as if people feel safer with the distance placed between themselves and this iconic neighbourhood. To some the suburb signifies a crime-filled red zone that should be avoided at all cost. That is a stigma we have set […]

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The Most Reasonable Student Accommodation In Joburg

We are all aware of the fact that university fees are very high in South Africa, and that many varsity students – especially those who are not from Johannesburg – cannot afford accommodation while studying. From undergraduates living in homeless shelters to postgraduates working two jobs to keep a roof over their heads, finding a […]

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