The Rand Club was founded a mere year after Johannesburg sprang to life, and has occupied its present building, a fine Edwardian edifice in the heart of the old financial district, since 1904.
It is an institution that has embodied certainty and permanence, at odds with a city that is uncomfortable with anything but the latest fashion. Its walls are still adorned with maps from colonial Africa, 19th-century prints of lion hunting and paintings of glorious military victories, even though its demographics increasingly reflect those of our city, and its social functions the taste of a younger generation.
Join us in exploring the history, personalities and architecture of this marvellous Johannesburg institution and its neighbourhood. And, as an added bonus, James Findlay will be leading us through his Collectable Books and Antique Maps store, recently re-located from his Saxonwold home to the basement of the Rand Club.
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GUIDES: Brett McDougall and Brian Kent McKechnie
PARK: On the street near the corner of Fox and Loveday – meet outside the Club at 33 Loveday Street.
COST: R100 for members and R170 for non-members
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours
MAXIMUM No: 50