Braamfontein is a central suburb of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is well located, straddling Jan Smuts Avenue and Empire Road. The new Nelson Mandela bridge is a landmark that connects Braamfontein to the city. Braamfontein is supported by a cultural arc that includes Newtown, Wits University, Constitution Hill and the Civic Centre.
Like so many farms on the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein was subdivided early on, indicating a fairly dense population in the area. Two other Bezuidenhouts, Gerhardus Petrus and Cornelis Willem, each purchased one third of the farm in 1862, and a third part went to Frans Johannes van Dijk. Between 1862 and 1886 different portions were further subdivided, at escalating prices.
Three other well-known owners were Johannes Jacobus Lindeque, who in 1884, bought a section where the Country Club was established in 1906, and Frans Eduard and Louwrens Geldenhuys, both personalities in Afrikaner circles in Johannesburg.
The first suburb established on the farm Braamfontein in 1888-1889 was unofficially named after the farm, in reality being an official extension of Johannesburg proper. Today this area is still called Braamfontein. There was, however, an earlier but unsuccessful effort to create a suburb prior to this.
Situated north of the city centre, Braamfontein is the fourth-largest node supplying office space in the city of Johannesburg. Strategically linking Newtown and Braamfontein to form the 'Cultural Arc', is the majestic Nelson Mandela Bridge, a gateway into Joburg's city centre. Braamfontein is South Africa's foremost receiving house of live entertainment, home to four South African-based multinationals, the City Council and South Africa's premier educational institution, the University of the Witwatersrand. The area has been given a new lease on life with the district's regeneration initiative headed by the Johannesburg Development Agency and property owners. Through the establishment of the Braamfontein Management District and the launch of the Braamfontein brand, this precinct has been transformed into an appealing and safe corporate district, educational centre, and entertainment and arts hub.
Braamfontein is Johannesburg's central hub for arts and entertainment hosting most of South Africa's most celebrated Musicians, Artists and famous people. The Johannesburg Civic Theatre is one of the prime theatres and has a daily visitor count of 1200 people and proudly boasts of housing the only Nelson Mandela Theatre worldwide!
Get down with the Solo Pro Party tonight at the Alexander Theatre at 36 Stiemens Street in Braamfontein. Sixteen B-Boys will compete for R15 000, and keeping you entertained will be the likes of Grandmaster Ready D, Azuhl and more. Party starts at 7pm and the cover charge is R100.
Oct 15, 2011; Get down with the Solo Pro Party tonight at the Alexander Theatre at 36 Stiemens Street in Braamfontein. Sixteen B-Boys...
Randlords, on the 22nd Floor of South Point Towers at 41 De Korte Street in Braamfontein, Is Having the Spring Sessions Party Tonight at 9pm. the DJ Line-Up Includes Shawny B, Essential Groove, Tommy D and Friends. Dress Code Is Elegantly Fresh. for Bookings, Contact 083 383 9825 or 072 076 8378
Sep 08, 2012; Randlords, on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers at 41 De Korte Street in Braamfontein, is having the Spring Sessions...
SOUTH AFRICA : Braamies rooftops - Stylish rooftop gardens and cocktail lounges are adding an interesting dimension to Braamfontein.
Jun 01, 2011; Lush green gardens, with lounge areas and cocktail bars have been created as recreational spaces on Braamfontein rooftops...