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dlalanje We're sad to be saying goodbye to summer, but here's a great shot of a dedicated backflip!

#children #swimming #pontepool #hillbrow #byesummer #backflip #fun #poolparty #johannesburg #dlalanje #discoverjoburg #pontecity #pontelove #play 📸: @jonowoodinjozi
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otsiletsih I am currently drawn to #africanwriters and the book #WelcometoOurHillbrow by the late South African poet and novelist #PhaswaneMpe immediately caught my eye. A quick browse and yes it's there, violence, crime, drugs, xenophobia, AIDS and all other issues that plague the area. I put it down and decided I was not ready yet...but memories as you know them, start trickling in...
We used to stay right on the edge of #Hillbrow in Central Johannesburg. Cnr Wanderers and Plein, the building houses St Mary's Cathedral which I think was the reason we opted for the flat, the false sense of security. Our "Tswana system" was shocked to the core when on the first day going to school we came across a dead man, he had thrown himself from the block of flats. His brains were scattered all over and his head was nothing but a pulp. What struck us as odd was that there was no crowd gathered around like we do here in Botswana, there was just a lone police officer smoking a cigarette and the body was not covered, horror of horrors!
The other thing I remember is the spit and phlegm that people habitually coughed on the pavement. You don't want to see that while you walk and there is a slight drizzle!!
Anyway you just have to read my memoirs one day, let me not dwell, in the meantime visit the #OrapaPublicLibrary and borrow the book and get a feel of life in Hillbrow. You need not stay there, just read about it!!!
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on3three Ponte tower - Joburg #ponte #joburg #hillbrow #jozi 1d

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kagisosegale One of, if not thee most iconic building in the Johannesburg skyline.

The tower was initially known as the JG Strijdom Tower, after JG Strijdom , Afrikaner nationalist, and a proponent of segregation that led the way to the establishment of the system of Apartheid in South Africa.

#oldjoburg #johannesburg #history #southafrica #thisisafrica #jgstrijdom #hillbrow #hillbrowtower #cityscape #city #photography
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franck_leya_9 Views from the Hood 2198 is were we at! They call it the slums we call it home! #Hillbrow #views #Pontelove 4d

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2summers Project #366daysofmakingspace, Day 120: Gloved up.
Another throwback, shot circa 2012 during an amateur boxing tournament at the Hillbrow Boxing Club. #2summers366daysofmakingspace #boxing #hillbrow #joburg #johannesburg
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