Mary Fitzgerald Square

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Mary Fitzgerald Square information

Johannesburg , South Africa
Address
Street Jeppe St
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Lonely Planet review

Named after South Africa’s first female trade unionist, this square is the best place to start a visit to central Jo’burg. As well as being the staging ground for a number of annual events – check Jo’burg city’s website (www.joburg.org.za) for details – it’s also a good place to people-watch at one of the area’s cafes. The square is lined with an array of heads, carved from old railway sleepers by Newtown artists, and is bordered by the Jazz Walk of Fame , a Hollywood Boulevard-style walkway that pays tribute to South Africa’s most influential jazz musicians. There’s also a bronze sculpture honouring Brenda Fassie, one of the country’s most popular musicians, who died in 2004.