In a remarkably short 13 decades, Johannesburg has developed from a ramshackle mining camp into a bustling metropolis. Its rich and complex built and social history, unrivalled in sub-Saharan Africa, is reflected in an eclectic and diverse streetscape, and a cosmopolitan citizenry.
Brian Kent McKechnie and Brett McDougall explore the making and shaping of the city through the lens of 13 iconic buildings and 13 influential personalities, covering its evolution from an Uitlander imposition in the heart of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, to a respectable outpost of the British Empire; from a City infatuated with American popular culture, to one that increasingly looks to Dubai and Shanghai for inspiration.
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DATE: 2 December 2017
GUIDES: Brett McDougall and Brian McKechnie
MEET AT: Northwards, 21 Rockridge Road, Parktown
DURATION: 2 hours
COST: R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members, including tea and biscuits
MAXIMUM No: 60