CULTURE Review Magazine

Text: Sfiso Atomza Buthelezi
Photograph: Supplied

I head towards the Oriental Plaza, looking for The Bag Factory. I pass Newtown, the “old” Cultural district of Johannesburg, “old” because Maboneng seems to have taken over that title. My survival instinct pushes me to walk on the busier streets to avoid confrontations with vagrants and hunger, homelessness and uncertainty and the often invisible truth of this city of gold. I pass a glorious building towards Fordsburg, very oriental, with palm trees in front swinging and playful, misplaced in their beauty and carelessness. Not much happens this side of town I assume, seeing less and less faces (I’m corrected when I remember that a lot happens on this side of town, but not a lot of people know about it)…Click to continue reading 

Article first seen 11 September 2016