Lonely Planet Writer

Travel inspires rebirth of central Johannesburg’s Maboneng neighbourhood

Jonathan Liebmann, a 33-year-old South African entrepreneur who is helping to lead the redevelopment of the Maboneng neighbourhood in central Johannesburg, has revealed that it was travels during his gap year that inspired his work.

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Maboneng, Johannesburg. Image by South African Tourism / CC BY 2.0

He told the BBC that seeing the way other people use cities around the world opened his eyes to what was possible in South Africa’s largest city.

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