Jozi Maboneng – The City of Lights
by Zama Ndlovu
Only something special can make a woman choose JoziGoddess as an alias when she was born in KwaZulu-Natal, but I have loved the City of Lights since moving there at 18. There’s a reason why Johannesburg has been making a few appearances on the international publications such as The Guardian, Rough Guides Top 10 Cities and a favourite of the Travel Noir blog.
Joburg is expressive, loud, fun and reflective. Its urban, vibrant, colourful, and honest. Joburg is soul.
One thing that stands out about Joburg is the fast-pace of not only the physical changes– the Sandton precinct has a new building coming up every month – but also of the renewal of the old. Areas like Melville constantly reinvent themselves yet remain favourites for a good night out. Braamfontein was once an old commercial center and is now a vibrant place to hangout for younger adults. There is always something new in Joburg.