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Schools in Braamfontein

When the South African School of Mining was transferred from Kimberley to Braamfontein in 1896, it became one of Johannesburg's biggest towns. Today, it is a well sought-after school district and is home to a number of universities and colleges. Take a peek at our list of the top schools and universities in the area […]

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Welcome To Braamfontein

Braamfontein is the oldest recognised suburb of the city of Johannesburg. Following the gold rush of the 1850s, Braamfontein became a central hub for business, sport and leisure. With the establishment of the South African School of Mining in 1895 (later to become the University of the Witwatersrand), Braamfontein cemented its status as a bustling […]

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The Empire Exhibition – The Golden City Come of Age

What Is It? In 1936, Johannesburg turned 50 years old. To celebrate this jubilee, the City hosted the Empire Exhibition. Held at Milner Park showgrounds, the Exhibition ran from September 1936 to January 1937 and attracted 2 million visitors. Explore the meaning and legacy of the Empire Exhibition via visual material of the time presented […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness October is South African Mental Health Awareness Month. An initiative pioneered to de-stigmatise mental illness and promote treatments such as counselling, self care and medical diagnosis. The message of the campaign is simple: there is no shame in seeking help for mental illness. Anyone who suspects that they are suffering from a […]

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African Feminisms Conference 2019

What Is It? The third annual African Feminisms Conference will take place this September. Hosted at the WITS School of Arts, the WITS Theatre and Point of Order in Braamfontein, this three day conference is a must-attend. Confirmed speakers for the African Feminists Conference 2019 include, Kharnita Mohammed (University of Cape Town); Prof Patricia McFadden […]

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CANCELLED: MTN Business Opera Jewels Featuring Lawrence Brownlee

What Is It? The fifth annual edition of the MTN Business Opera Jewels concert will be taking place at WITS University for one night only this April. This star-studded event will feature American tenor Lawrence Brownlee, supported by mezzo soprano Bongiwe Nakani and soprano Palesa Malieloa, as well as the TUT Vocal Art Chorus. The […]

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