Joburg is a strange city. Built on rich gold fields by ruthless men who nevertheless opened up the interior for trade and development. They made obscene fortunes – generations upon generations of wealth – off their ingenuity, tenacity and cheap, unregulated labour of migrant workers whose blood and sweat turned cattle land into the richest stretch of land in Africa. It’s a hard city for Capetonians to love but it has its own beauty, a thriving arts culture and some of the most important socio-political memorials in modern South African history.

Welcome to Soweto
This sprawling township’s slogan is aptly “sizzlin’ in Soweto”
King Protea at Breakfast
King Protea, The Peech Hotel
Spring in Jozi
Spring at The Peech Hotel
Orlando Towers
Orlando Towers, Soweto
Street Art 3
Street Art: Zebra herd galloping

 

Vilakazi Street
Tata Madiba’s former home on Vilakazi St, Soweto
Tata with his dog
Tata with his dog on the same verandah
Bullet holes & petrol bomb burns
Bullet holes and petrol bomb smoke stains on the verandah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hector Pietersen Memorial
Hector Pietersen Memorial, Soweto
Maboneng 4
Maboneng, the hipster creative district – everyone’s a hustler
Maboneng 2
Maboneng street art #love
With MmeBrrr at Brenda Fassie Memorial
With MmeBrrr at the Brenda Fassie Memorial, Newton
Street Art 2
Street art, Newton
Constitutional court 1
Constitutional Court art installation, “aluta continua”