Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sandton moods....

SANDTON CITY, first constructed in 1973, is said to be Africa's biggest retail space, hosting nearly 300 retail outlets. Over the years it has attracted major corporate businesses, consulates and five-star hotels. The name "Sandton" is a mix of the two suburbs "Sandown" and "Bryanstown". From being a sleepy semi-rural outpost 50 years ago, Sandton has grown to become the business and financial hub of South Africa with the highest office rentals in the country.


Mandela's imposing statue in Mandela Square, a re-invented
Johannesburg away from the original CBD, first
constructed by the gold barons of the 19th century.
South African Highveld sunsets are stunning, even in suburbia.

Late autumn evening brings out blue. 
Easter egg politics in the mall. Opposition leaders
Helen Zille (right) and Julius Malema
flank President Zuma in a parody of chocolate.

Looking out over Sandton towards the west of Johannesburg.

A stunning end to the day.