Expat, gold, Johannesburg

Johannesburg CBD: Crime, Burglary, Decay or Culture, Business, Delight?

Johannesburg's Central Business District (CBD) was once the heart of gold rush pioneer town Johannesburg.  This is where  all the biggest, best and most beautiful buildings were built.  Many years later, after first the rise and then fall of apartheid this area deteriorated significantly.  Residents and businesses moved out in droves as buildings were hijacked quickly becoming… Continue reading Johannesburg CBD: Crime, Burglary, Decay or Culture, Business, Delight?

Easter, gold, Johannesburg, South Africa

New Gold Rush in Johannesburg!

The first Gold Rush in Johannesburg, known as the Witwatersrand Gold Rush, took place in 1886. Indeed, gold is the magic that pumped through the earth’s veins giving life to Johannesburg on land that was otherwise not suitable to attract and sustain a large human population. Primarily, Johannesburg is an unsuitable place for a city,… Continue reading New Gold Rush in Johannesburg!