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
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Contact Person: 
Shaakira Chohan

Beyers Naude Square, Inner City Joburg


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Wednesday, 30 July, 2014 - 18:00

This is the twelfth season of Footsteps to Freedom Winter Lecture Series. These lectures are designed specifically for tourist guides wishing to improve their knowledge of Cape Town and South Africa.

Guest Speaker: Martin Fine

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014 - 09:30

Soweto has always been part of Johannesburg despite the desperate efforts of the Nationalist government to separate them. We’ll be visiting places beyond the usual tourist sights - the magnificent Soweto Theatre in jabulani which is excitingly modern, the Credo Muthwa Village and James Mpanza Sofasonke’s house in Orlando East, not forgetting Freedom Square in Kliptown.


Friday, 1 August, 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.

Saturday, 23 August, 2014 - 11:00

Ponte City building is an iconic structure in Johannesburg's skyline that has long been a symbol for the city itself. Opened in 1976, Ponte has come to represent the best and the worst of Johannesburg, and has generated a particular mythology of city life.

Book Launch
Saturday, 16 August, 2014 - 10:00

The Bergtheil museum in Queens Avenue in Westville / Durban is an old farm house with the typical characteristics of such buildings from the mid-19th Century, such as massive stone walls and floorboards of yellowwood. It was the home of Jonas Bergtheil (born in 1819 in Bavaria, Germany), who landed in 1834 in Cape Town and, nine years later, travelled to Natal. In 1848 men, women and children c