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Photos: An Emerging Joburg Neighborhood Challenges Cape Town’s Fickle Hipster Culture

Guy Trangoš | Quartz   in 
June 3, 2015

Braamfontein, a recently lively corner of Johannesburg’s inner city, is becoming a new urban hub. A city often derided for its inaccessibility, and perceived as dangerous, has begun to confidently assert itself on its own terms.

For South Africans, Johannesburg is an aspirational city where people come to make money. The city’s middle class has become far more racially diverse in the last 20 years, and the old city centre has become a new object of fascination for these traditional suburbanites.


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