Mary Fitzgerald Square
This museum is housed in the impressive old Bree St fruit market. The thoughtful curatorship features exhibitions on the Treason Trials...
This important museum is in the restored Electricity Department’s compound, which was built in 1910 for 300-plus municipal workers and...
This lively complex puts on regular shows and has a couple of restaurants and some craft stalls.
Sophiatown Bar Lounge
Sophiatown was once the heart of African cultural resistance, and the township’s spirit is celebrated in one of Newtown’s most enjoyable...
Opposite Museum Africa, this agreeable little vegan and vegetarian spot sells baked goods (including highly popular muffins and cinnamon...
Jeppe St · interesting places nearby
Mary Fitzgerald Square information
Named after South Africa’s first female trade unionist, this square is the best place to start a visit to central Jo’burg. 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 Blvd–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.