Sreet Names

In 2004 the City of Johannesburg changed a number of street names in Newtown in honour of major South African artists. This was part of a broader strategy throughout South Africa to honour those who had contributed to the struggle against apartheid. Names changed in Newtown were

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Jeppe Street Power Station in Newtown had to be continually extended between 1927 and 1967 as it could not keep up with Johannesburg’s demand for electricity and that the city experienced regular outages?