Johannesburg City Hall - Johannesburg
Are you a business owner in Johannesburg?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Johannesburg.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Johannesburg City Hall
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature comprises between 30 and 80 members of the provincial legislature, called MPLs, who sit in the Johannesburg City Hall (“the House”). The Gauteng MPLs are drawn from the province’s political parties, with democratic voting informing the percentage of each party’s representation.
A comprehensive history of this grand old lady has been compiled, recording significant events, such as protest meetings on the steps in the 1950s and a bomb blast in 1988. The hall was the site of former state president FW de Klerk’s national referendum, which ushered in the country’s transition to democracy, and was used as a voting station in 1992 and a voter education centre before the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.
Another reason to visit City Hall is to marvel at its pipe organ which, until a few years ago, was the largest in the southern hemisphere. Of the Edwardian “town hall” school, this piano is a magnum opus.
The Johannesburg City Hall is a colonial architectural jewel in the heart of the city. It boasts a beautiful pipe organ which, until a few years ago, was the largest one in the southern hemisphere. After implementing a charter of cultural heritage in the inner city, the council has refurbished the city hall to accommodate music events and meetings. This is a wonderful symbol of a city that has come alive again.
When the provincial legislature made City Hall its home (the institution was previously based in Pretoria), it promised to honour a charter to preserve the cultural heritage in the inner city by giving the building a much-needed make-over. While urban renewal projects in central Johannesburg are bringing life back to the city, City Hall, sadly, still awaits her renovation. The people of Gauteng need to get involved and pressure their legislature to upgrade the building if it is be to preserved for future generations.
You may also like
Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication
Steeped in history and representing an important cultural and political milestone of South Africa, this square hosts regular events and is a must-visit if you're in the a
Hector Pieterson Museum
One of the most powerful and emotive images of the Apartheid struggle was taken right in the heart of Soweto - that of young Hector Pieterson, the first student to be kil
Known for the great selection of anti-apartheid plays it has shown over the years, the Market Theatre is a truly innovative performing arts venue.............
Theatre on the Square
Theatre on the Square is tucked away on the North East side of the Nelson Mandela Square, and it is a popular and unique performance venue................
ABSA Art Gallery
An art gallery with a difference, the ABSA Gallery is a fantastic place to see a building specially built display some of Africa's best works of art............
South African State Theatre
Boasting the most diverse and stylish of interiors, this theatre complex functions as a multi-purpose performance venue and events space.............
Combining cutting-edge technology with the creative vision of some of South Africa's foremost artists, the exhibits of the museum takes visitors through an extraordinary
The Voortrekker monument commemorates South Africa's Afrikaner history, and is one of the top ten attractions in the country.............
James Hall Transport Museum
The James Hall Museum of Transport is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land transport in South Africa.............
Adler Museum of Medicine
This unusual museum gives curious visitors a taste of all the grim and gruesome medical tools and methods used throughout the ages.............