Kliptown: a slice of South African history

Kliptown's Walter Sisulu Square and Freedom Charter Memorial capture unforgettable moments in South Africa's history as the troubled country moved towards liberation.

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Discovery 702 Walk the Talk road closures

Joburgers are warming up for the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk, which brings walking enthusiasts from around the city together to appreciate Johannesburg as the weather begins to warm up. Here is a list of road closures to accommodate motorists and walkers.

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Freedom Ride a huge success

Thousands of cyclists took part in the Freedom Ride on Sunday, 20 July to promote cycling as a viable mode of transport – and commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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Musengavadzimu Primary School gets a new coat of paint

Johannesburg Development Agency staff and Diepsloot community members spent their 67 minutes on Mandela Day sprucing up Musengavadzimu Primary School, painting the classrooms a pretty peach.

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Rea Vaya Phase 1C construction steaming along

Construction on Rea Vaya's Phase 1C along Louis Botha Avenue is under way, with the City assuring residents and business owners that no properties will be forcefully acquired during the development.

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Ready, steady, go for Joburg's second Freedom Ride

Johannesburg cyclists are gearing up for the 20 July Freedom Ride to commemorate Nelson Mandela's legacy of a life lived in service. The Freedom Ride aims to bring the communities of Johannesburg and Soweto together, overturning apartheid divisions.

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Joburg's iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge

Johannesburg's award-winning Nelson Mandela Bridge presides as a blue-lit sentinel over the inner city, connecting the city's older streets with newer areas. It is an iconic symbol of reconciliation and an architectural and engineering accomplishment.

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Fixing 67 taps in 67 minutes in Diepsloot

Community-based organisation WASSUP receives funding from the City of Johannesburg through the Johannesburg Development Agency to tackle sanitation and water shortages in Diepsloot. This Mandela Day the organisation will be fixing leaking taps in the township.

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Makeover for Bruma Lake

Steps are being taken to improve Bruma Lake and the watercourse feeding it. Flow of water will be eased, and the banks and flood plain will be planted, creating a park.

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Urban pavilion plans for Park Station

An exhibition space by internationally renowned architect David Adjaye will tie in with the Food and Culture Hub planned for the area in recognition of its status as a gathering space for people moving across Africa.

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Metro Park receives SALI Award

The Johannesburg Development Agency's inner city Metro Park was recently recognised as an outstanding example of design in the construction industry by the South African Landscapers Institute.

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Bridge will link Naledi and Protea

For decades the Soweto suburbs have been divided by a railway line. Now a new bridge linking the two will ease the flow of traffic. It is the next step in the City's Corridors of Freedom strategy.

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Modern cities need to plan for green spaces

AFRICAN cities are struggling with increased levels of urbanisation. But in building cities for their bigger populations, it is critical to take into account urban green spaces, a public dialogue hears.

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Rea Vaya construction under way in Sandton

The long-awaited Rea Vaya Phase 1C construction in Sandton kicks off tomorrow, 2 July.

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