Living in downtown is becoming cool again

Downtown Johannesburg. A lot of Johannesburgers still don’t like to go there. Our former landlord actually said; don’t go downtown if you don’t have to. But there are so many places downtown that a worth exploring. I have just started.

A little bit of history to understand how downtown became a no-go zone for a long time. Since 1994, the end of Apartheid, people were free to live where they wanted to live. For a lot of the black population of Johannesburg that meant not in the townships. So they moved to the CBD, containing the wealthy areas of Braamfontein, New Town and Hillbrow and nobody could do anything against deterioration of these areas.

Foto of downtown JHB

Downtown JHB (By: A postcard a day)

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