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 in the early 1900s Newtown was declared an ‘Insanitary Area’? Four thousand residents were forced to leave and the ‘Coolie Location’ was burnt to the ground.