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The Silverton Siege trio sculpture stands at the corner of Eben Cuyler Drive and Jack Klipin Street in Soweto
TRIBUTE
More public art has been added to the growing collection in Soweto, much of which pays tribute to its warrior past. The latest is a sculpture for the Silverton Siege trio.
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HOUSEWIFE
Ordinary kitchen utensils have been stripped off their function and reimagined as objects of art in Usha Seejarim's new exhibition.

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JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY
Home to some of the continent’s most prized artworks, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is a treasure trove in the middle of the city.
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Every September the city buzzes with a feast of cultural and arts events from jazz to hip hop, drama to comedy, arts and crafts to photography – it’s the Joburg International Arts Alive Festival.
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Museum Africa
Explore concepts of identity, or examine life before the discovery of gold – just two of the exhibits at Joburg’s Museum Africa in Newtown.
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16 June trail
Walk the path marched by the protesting Soweto students on 16 June 1976, and remember those who gave their lives in the struggle for freedom.
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Art in the inner city
Statues and murals greet visitors in the most unexpected corners of the inner city, from the quirky Firewalker structure at the foot of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge to the mosaic columns at a downtown taxi rank.
SOWETO THEATRE
The Soweto Theatre will be the cultural heartbeat of Jabulani; it will be more than a theatre ... MORE >>
PICTURE OF THE WEEK

During an 1800 expedition to Botswana, English painter Samuell Daniell drew fascinating pictures of life around him. MORE >>

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All the museums and galleries have Friends who offer support in countless ways. You too can help. MORE >>
LIVING JOBURG 2040

Johannesburg is determined to become a city where communities can express their culture.

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Heritage corner

The gates to the Barnato Park mansionStory of Barnato Park
The park laid out by Barney Barnato never became his home. Rather, the grounds and mansion were donated to be used as a school.

 

Pisolitic iron oreSibello: a glint of history
The glittering substance rubbed on their bodies and hair by many of southern Africa’s indigenous people comes from a remarkable rock called Blinkklip.

 

Tobacco makersTobacco inserts: a history
For at least half a century, cigarette makers issued series of colourful cards with their packs. These pictures tell an interesting story of their own.

 

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DIRECTORATE OF ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE
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