Mary Fitzgerald Square

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Mary Fitzgerald Square information

Location
Johannesburg , South Africa
Address
Jeppe St
Inner City
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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.