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


Saturday, 13 December, 2014 - 14:00

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Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 19:00

Holy Family College is hosting the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir during their 2014 Noel Tour in the newly restored school hall. You will remember the hall burnt down in May 2013.  Restoration started in January 2014 and except for the delay caused by the metalworkers strike it has been going steadily since then.  It would be wonderful if you could support this function. 

Saturday, 29 November, 2014 - 14:30

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Sunday, 28 December, 2014 - 14:00

Rod Kruger will take you back to 1884 - 1886 when Fred and Harry Struben mined the Confidence Reef at Kloofendal and how this led to the discovery of the Main Reef and the beginning of Johannesburg.  He will walk with you from the Blue Flag Stamp Mills 400m up to the mine, preserved as a National Monument.

Wednesday, 24 December, 2014 (All day)

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