JoziWalks 2020

Saturday Oct 31    
#JoziWalks is an annual series of free walking tours initiated in May 2017 by the JDA (the Johannesburg Development Agency) in partnership with local community activists, tourism entrepreneurs, walking tour operators, and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation. The aim of #JoziWalks is to create connections between communities by helping people to get out of their cars and onto the streets to walk, observe, connect and share insights and ideas through locally-led walks that present a personal take on the culture, social history and development of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods.

The annual #JoziWalks Walk My Jozi weekend is usually held in May, timed to coincide with the international Jane's Walks movement inspired by the influential urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs. This year, given the long lockdown of 2020, the JoziWalks walk series takes place in October instead.

All JoziWalks are free although you must first register online for your free tickets as space on each walk is limited.

Sat Oct 10 Jozi Walks - Hiking Soweto
Led by Bootcampers, this fun and insightful tour focuses on fitness and wellness activities and how they are experienced by the ordinary residents of Soweto.
Starts at the Soweto Hotel in Kliptown at 06:30. Book online here.

Sat Oct 10 Jozi Walks - Skate Joburg
Join Ayanda from City Skate Tours for a tour through the historic Joburg City Centre by skateboard, introducing the world of city skateboarding to those more used to exploring Joburg on two feet. 
Starts at Beyers Naude Square, Joburg City Centre at 11:00. Book online here.

Sat Oct 10 Jozi Walks - Cava iJozi
A walk through the historic Newtown neighbourhood in the company of one of its most stylish residents. The tour looks at the struggle heroes who lived and worked in Newtown and celebrates the area's unique street fashion, particularly the many vintage clothing stalls and shops which are such a distinct element of Newtown's colourful streets.
Starts at Newtown Junction at 11:00. Book online here.

Sat Oct 10 Makers Valley Tour
Makers Valley, is a network of artists and makers, social and creative enterprises, based in the eastern suburbs of Lorentzville, Bertrams and Troyeville who are powering an inspiring model of inclusive change-making activities in this disadvantaged corner of the city. In particular, this tour shines a light on the area's long history of activism and the diverse range of artforms and social initiatives that have taken off in the Makers Valley including the Edible Street Gardens, the SWOP Shop, the Good Hope Village, and the Victoria Yards complex. 
Starts at Troveyille House, Troyeville at 10:00. Book online here.

Sat Oct 17 Walkism
Led by resident theatre maker Meyer Taub this unique walk explores the ever-changing Orange Grove neighbourhood, creating links between its natural heritage and the built environment through a series of interactive activations led by a group of local artists and storytellers.
Starts at the Orchards Project on Pine Road, Orchards at 10:00. Book online here.

Sat Oct 17 Exploring the Johannesburg Pan African Fashion District
Explore Joburg's historic Fashion District and learn about the rich diversity of the long-running fashion industry in this historic corner of the city that dates all the way back to the 1900s. As well as looking at historic tailors, makers and fabric sellers, the tour also focuses on the neighbourhood's contemporary retail mix, looking at how designers and fashion makers from different parts of Africa have come together here over the years to create something entirely unique.  
Starts at Fashion Kapitol, City Centre at 10:30. Book online here.

Sun Oct 25 Jozi Walks Orange Farm
Hosted by Orange Farm resident Nkosana Ngobese, this unique walk is centred around the diverse art and culture of the township, promising to tell untold stories about the unique beauties found in Orange Farm including a visit to an artist studio and live music entertainment. 
Starts at 5018 Link Rd, Ext 3, Orange Farm at 10:00. Book online here. 

Sat Oct 31 at 12:00 Virtual tour - Alexandra Township Arts and Heritage Experience 
A unique 360-degree Zoom tour of the official Alexandra Heritage Route brought together by The Maboneng Township Arts Experience. This promises to be the first tour experience of its kind that allows people to experience the local art, political and cultural history of Alexandra in a virtual format.
Book online here.


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Oct 31 2020

Price/Additional Info

Tickets are free, booking is essential

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