Ansteys Blue Plaque - Heritage Portal - 2012

Designed in 1935 by Emley and Williamson for Norman Anstey, founder of the elegant department store of the same name, which occupied the first four floors. Two apartment wings soar another twelve storeys with magnificent views of the city. Cecil Williams, actor, playwright and member of Umkhonto we Sizwe lived here. Nelson Mandela was disguised as his driver when captured on 5 August 1962.

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59-61 Joubert Street, Johannesburg

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Ansteys Building (Brian McKechnie)


Distant view of Ansteys (Gordon Clarke)


Old photo of Ansteys (Source Unknown)