Latest articles on Ponte Tower

The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’

The solo show by Sam Nhlengethwa explores the many sites and scenes of the city, caught in a loop of ambition and horror

Catch the overnight sleeper from Jozi to Durban

Its passengers haven’t just been transported from one place to another; they have travelled and emerge richer for the experience.

Airbnb in SA selling trust to the wary

The homestay website has taken off in South Africa, with locals opening up their houses to visitors to make extra cash.

Today’s Ponte: Drugs and gangsters, but mainly on TV screens

A series of images capturing the warts and warmth of Africa’s tallest housing block is up for a 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography prize.

Ponte City and the urban myth

Mikhael Subotzky's book collaboration with Patrick Waterhouse, showcases a visually rich and complex history of the iconic Jo'burg building.

All aboard the night tour

A kaleidoscopic 
night tour that is a 
welcome departure from Jo'burg's silent northern suburbs.

Living the high life in a Ponte penthouse

Nickolaus Bauer describes what it's like to live in Ponte City, one of Jo'burg's most iconic - and notorious - buildings.

The shape of our cities to come

World experts take a hard look at what can be done with our dysfunctional geographic legacy, writes Andrew Makin.

Ponte’s fourth coming: An urban icon reborn

Johannesburg's most infamous building has gone through glory days and gory days. And now, in its latest incarnation, it just may have found its mojo.

Ponte: An icon reborn

We visit Ponte towers, one of Jo'burg's most notorious buildings -- known for rampant crime and crumbling walls -- to find massive renovations underway.

Picturing Ponte

Ingrid Martens's <i>Africa Shafted -- Under One Roof </i>explores the lives of non-south Africans in Africa's tallest building.

Tales from high-rise dreamland

Last year photographer Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse began researching Johannesburg's Ponte and its remaining residents to try to understand

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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