Africities Summit for Joburg

Issues of urbanisation, economic development and city growth are key to building resilient city communities; topics discussed by local government leaders at the various Africities Summits.

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Joburg's struggle heroes immortalised on inner city streets

DOTTED around Joburg inner city are several poignant artworks that pay tribute to the city’s heroes in the fight for freedom and democracy.

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Nelson Mandela: the Shadow Boxer

NELSON Rolihlahla Mandela stands tall at six metres in the inner city, displaying his immaculate boxing posture in a sculpture inspired by the legendary Bob Gosani's 1950s photograph of him sparring on a Johannesburg rooftop. Read more: Nelson Mandela: the Shadow Boxer

Constitution Hill to be lit up

THE SKY above Constitution Hill will be lit up in the colours of the South African flag in honour of former President Nelson Mandela.

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In honour and memory of Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG'S Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau pays tribute to the life of former President Nelson Mandela at a special session in the Johannesburg Council Chambers, 9 December 2013. Madiba passed away after a long illness on 5 December.

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Joburg's parks host residents as they bid Madiba farewell

THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG and the Joburg Development Agency have equipped a number of parks across the city to screen the memorial and tribute services being held to mourn the passing of its most famous citizen, Nelson Mandela.

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Travel Arrangements for Nelson Mandela National Memorial Service

THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday 10 December 2013 from 11:00. Due to the fact that not all mourners may be able to be accommodated at FNB Stadium, ‘overflow stadiums’ have been arranged at Ellis Park, Orlando and Dobsonville Stadiums where the National Memorial Service will be broadcast live.

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City of Joburg offers free public transport to FNB Stadium Madiba memorial service

Recognising that many city residents will want to pay their final respects to Johannesburg's most revered resident, Nelson Mandela, the City of Johannesburg has arranged free public transport to the memorial venues.

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Corridors of Freedom to open up the City

TOGETHER with the City of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Development Agency is aiming to ensure all residents have freedom to live, work and play in the city. In line with the City's Growth and Development Strategy 2040, the Corridors of Freedom will bring residents closer to their places of work and minimise pollution from motor vehicles.

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JDA pays its respects to Mandela

WITH the death of Nelson Mandela, the baton has been passed to all of us to continue his legacy of reconciliation, forgiveness and nation-building. The Johannesburg Development Agency has joined people the world over in paying tribute to the great man.

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South Africa mourns

Expressions of grief and condolence have poured in from across the world after former president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and statesman, Nelson Mandela, the world’s icon of reconciliation, compassion and goodwill, died at home in Houghton, Johannesburg, at 20h50 on the night of 5 December 2013. He was 95.

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JDA supports city’s new technology hub

The Johannesburg Development Agency, with the Department of Trade and Industry, has opened the city’s first information technology incubator in the Maboneng Precinct, to support young ICT entrepreneurs’ growing businesses.

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Mandela's Joburg

Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man in 1941. He lived first in Alexandra, before moving to Soweto with his bride. There are many places that mark his presence in the city he came to call home. Together, they make a museum without walls.

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