From Housing To Culture, JHC Has Tips On How To Navigate Jozi
Discover Joburg's cultural diversity from downtown to Soweto. Learn what to expect and where to live in this vibrant city!
From the downtown Newtown to the sprawling township of Soweto, from the leafy north to the western outskirts of Roodepoort, Joburg is the Gauteng province's cultural hub, with a host of galleries, theatres, museums, and more. If you are making plans to move to this buzzing city of gold, then read on to find out what you can expect here, and where to consider living based on your preferences and likes.
The City, Explained
Built upon a gold reef, hence the name ‘City Of Gold’, Johannesburg boasts three municipal-owned theatres, namely; Johannesburg (or Market) Theatre, the Roodeport Theatre, and the Soweto Theatre, where people can go to witness amazing productions from renowned and new directors, producers, and thespians. If theatre is one artistic gateway for you and you need more than that to immerse yourself into the Jozi culture, there are galleries, museums, and art centres such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Apartheid Museum, James Hall Museum of Transport, Wits Art Museum, and of course the much loved and historic Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct which highlights and shines a light on the struggle heroes of the apartheid regime, and the freedom fighters that fought for the rights we enjoy today.
Johannesburg is also a pretty easy city to navigate with lots of transport options and conveniently located points for catching public transportation.
What To Eat When In Jozi
If you like variety and trying different dishes every now and then, you are the perfect Jozi resident. Because it is a meeting point for many different people and cultures, Johannesburg offers ranges upon ranges on food and dining options. From Braam to Maboneg, all the way to Jeppe or the other side of the north towards Sandton and Randburg, you have restaurants and eateries galore. Some of the famous spots to try in Braamfontein include Artivist, Republic of 94, Chic Club, and The Wing Republic. Each with unique menu options and flavours that have a story of their own. Towards Maboneng and Jeppestown, you will be spoiled with food options from different parts of Africa and the world. From Jollof to a juicy burger, Ethiopian food, or even some flavourful braai meat, this area has got you.
If you are the type of person that also enjoys recreating meals from their favourite restaurants or chefs, Johannesburg has a lot of convenient grocery stores as well as markets where you can shop for ingredients, spices, sauces, and so much more.
Navigating The Streets Of Egoli
Moving around any city in the world can feel like a daunting experience if you are someone from more quieter places. But, fear not, Johannesburg streets, though thought to be a bit unsafe, are easy to navigate. The main thing to remember in this city, like any other city, is that there is a level of petty crime going on that needs you to be vigilant. Your best bet is always catching your public transport, like taxis and buses, in their own ranks and stations as opposed to on the side of the road, and if you use e-hailing services, share your location with trusted people and let your ride pick you up from a safe place as often as you can. Driving in Johannesburg is pretty easy, too, with traffic here and there at certain times of the day.
Living In Jozi
Lucky for you, Johannesburg Housing Company has a few (humble brag) buildings for you to choose from when choosing to live in the city. If you’re looking for flats to rent in the city of gold, we have buildings in and around Newtown, Jeppestown, and Troyeville, making us your Jozi partner in all things living and loving the city. Take a look at our flats and talk to us about moving here. You’ll love living in Jozi with JHC.
If our buildings sparked an interest and you are wondering how you can start the process of living here, here’s what you need to apply for a rental with us:
You must hand in a completed application form with all supporting documents, namely:
- Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
- Original or certified copy of latest payslip
- Original or certified copy of 3 months recent bank statements if you are employed
- Original or certified copy of 6 months recent bank statements if you are self-employed
- Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms if applicable
Choose JHC and start the journey to navigating Jozi with ease. We can’t wait to house you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to keep up with all things Jozi renting and beyond. We can’t wait to welcome you to our homes.