GIfA Grammers


24/09/2013 - 11:00

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.

Contact Person: 
Shaakira Chohan
Event type: 

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


Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 18:00

In 1960, the Johannesburg Art Gallery was up for sale for conversion to an eye research centre, an ironic reinforcement of the function of the museum. The neglect JAG experiences today is a lost opportunity, not only for design revisions and the like, but also for critical urban research and new possibilities for such culturally encoded buildings.

Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 13:30

‘I learnt during all those years to love Johannesburg even though it was a mining camp.  It was in Johannesburg that I found my most precious friends. It was in Johannesburg that the foundation for the great struggle of Passive Resistance was laid in September of 1906…. Johannesburg, therefore, had the holiest of holy associations that Mrs Gandhi and I will take back to India….

Saturday, 10 May, 2014 - 14:00

The Energizer Light Race - Tour De Township will be held on 10th May 2014. It is time to get into your gear and join the experiential adventure through the iconic township of Soweto. Starting at Mofolo Park you can run, walk, cycle or spectate this awesome race through the streets of Jozi. This night time culture crossover is bound to leave all participants feeling full of positive energy.

Saturday, 26 April, 2014 - 14:00

We are indeed privileged to be able to arrange this tour for our members. Warren Siebrits, the expert on contemporary South African art, a curator, writer and collector and his partner Lunettta Bartz purchased Edoardo Villa's home last year.  They have restored the house back to its original condition and have placed their collection of Edoardo Villa sculptures in the house and garden.

Saturday, 10 May, 2014 - 14:00

When the satirist Denis Santry built his house in Rhodes Avenue he called it Kleine Schuur in demure and tongue-in-cheek reference to the grand home in the Cape.  In keeping with the concept, he employed the architect Joseph Solomon, one of Herbert Baker’s understudies.  Baker employed a number of top-class architects in his office and many went on to start their own highly successful practices