GIfA Grammers


GIfA is teaming up with the Instagram Community on Heritage Day to photograph the Old Retail District in the Johannesburg Inner City. We will start at Beyers Naude Square and make our way towards Eloff Street, once the richest and most famous street in Southern Africa. We will pass some great historic buildings including Cuthberts, Markhams and Castle Mansions before taking a left at Jeppe and heading towards two magnificent 1930s skyscrapers... Manners Mansions and Ansteys. Then it is down Jeppe Street and over Kerk where there will be some phenomenal photo opportunities. After approximately two hours we will have you back at Beyers Naude Square with a camera full of iconic shots.

Please check times and meeting place with the organisers.

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:00
Event type: 
Contact Person: 
Shaakira Chohan

Beyers Naude Square, Inner City Joburg


Please let the organiser know that you saw their event on The Heritage Portal. If any of the details above are incorrect please email


Sunday, 19 October, 2014 - 08:30

Rich in reminders of past architectural and cultural achievements. Take a stimulating walk amongst past grandeur in this leafy suburb and immerse yourself in a 100 year old historical, cosmopolitan community.

Thursday, 30 October, 2014 (All day)

Christopher Greig’s three and a half acre Hyde Park garden,” Beechwood”, is a classic Johannesburg garden designed by Joane Pim in the 1940’s. The garden features magnificent mature trees, specifically a colossal Water Oak, believed to be one of the largest trees in Johannesburg.

Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 18:00

FRIDAY EVENING 17TH OCTOBER 2014: 18:00 – 20:00

Night at the MuseumTalana Museum style come meet our ghosts and experience the museum come to life after dark and closing time.

 Evening talk on the battlefield subject to be determined

 Food and refreshments will be on sale.

Commemoration Event
Saturday, 25 October, 2014 - 14:00

Join us on a walking tour in the inner city focusing on a number of public environment upgrades recently completed by GAPP Architects and Urban Designers and others, including: 

  • The Westgate Precinct and Magistrate’s Court,
  • The Central Police Station and Chinatown, and
  • Diagonal Street, Sisulu Square and the Diagonal Street Market.


Saturday, 1 November, 2014 - 10:00

Visit the Joubert House Museum in Long Street, Montagu every last Friday of each month @10am for delicious Melktert & Tea or Coffee for the nominal amount of R20. Take a stroll through the indigenous medicinal plant garden and see the essence of the natural veld carefully recreated bringing a little piece of our Natural Heritage to you.