Tag Archive: Johannesburg

The Junction

The Junction, originally on the corner of Bree and Claim Street, was owned by Shayne Leith who previously owned Decodance in Market Street (which eventually became Le Club). It opened in 1988 and… Continue reading

Scants Laserdrome

Scants opened on the 19th August 1983 at 180 Fox Street. The owners, Stan Herson and Bruce Kennedy would later go on to open Heaven, but this was the pair’s first foray into… Continue reading

Heaven mixtapes

Heaven was a nightclub that ran from 14 June 1985 to the end of 1987 in Johannesburg at 165 Marshall Street. Many will know this address as being that of the original Doors… Continue reading

reJHB – My JHBLive monthly feature starts this week

Starting this week, JHBlive are running a series of monthly historical features I’ve written about Johannesburg. These features are loosely connected to my blog on the history of Johannesburg that I use for… Continue reading

Old Johannesburg new blog post up

Check out the next installment of my old Johannesburg suburb by suburb research on Jeppestown & Belgravia for my 1912 story. Of interest are these pictures I found in the Africana Museum Archives… Continue reading

Johannesburg 1912 – The Soundtrack

I’ve finally put together a DJ mix of all the songs that have helped inspire the Johannesburg period story I’ve been working on. It doubles as a Sunday Morning/chill out type mix that… Continue reading

Old Johannesburg blog

I’ve been writing a blog on old Johannesburg for the past few years that was initially inspired by finding out the house we live in was almost 100 years old (it’s officially 100… Continue reading

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