Downtown beacon of light

In an area just slightly larger than a soccer field, there is an oasis of regeneration in a sea of stagnation and decay in the CBD. It consists of apartments, a restaurant and café, an art house movie complex and a building, housing some of the country’s top artists. It is nestled between industrial buildings […]

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A street gambler's story

A street gambler’s story

Although Thapelo is only 20 years’ old, gambling is a part of his daily routine. He talks about illegal gambling in the Johannesburg CBD and shares his experiences.

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Statuesque splendour

Johannesburg is a city that is not often heralded for its aesthetics and yet there is beauty in abundance for those who are willing to look. Statues represent a celebration of what cannot be moved or changed. They capture a moment in time as well as individuals who have helped shape those moments. They are […]

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Taxi drivers roll the dice

Gambling is part of  Joburg’s 24-hour hustle. This world of risk and cunning behaviour is sometimes the only thing that puts bread on the table for many families. Here’s a look into this lucrative “corner office”. Music: Courtesy Kabelo Mabalane — Amasheleni   Voiceover: Amogelang Mbatha   Produced by : Amogelang Mbatha

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