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"History & Social Justice"
This area of Johannesburg is filled with mixed themes and rife with history. A symbol of South Africa's journey to a deserved freedom, the Constitutional Court sits where the Old Fort Prison Complex used to house both political and common criminals -- names such as Robert Sobukwe, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were once trapped in these walls until its closure in 1983. This once oppressive site has been transformed into a monument of perseverance and justice. Guided and interactive tours are scheduled regularly.
1 Kotze Street, at Queens Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000
"History & Social Justice"
This area of Johannesburg is filled with mixed themes and rife with history. A symbol of South Africa's journey to a deserved freedom, the Constitutional Court sits where the Old Fort Prison Complex used to house both political and common criminals -- names such as Robert Sobukwe, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were once trapped in these walls until its closure in 1983. This once oppressive site has been transformed into a monument of perseverance and justice. Guided and interactive tours are scheduled regularly.
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Museum of the Constitutional Court
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Conhill Park and Ride
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Joburg Theatre Complex (Johannesburg Civic Theatre)
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Mandela at the Joburg Theatre Complex
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Johannesburg Fort (South Africa's Constitutional Court )
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1 Kotze Street
at Queens Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000
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Repurposed as South Africa's Constitutional Court and as a resource center for the city of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Fort is a national monument. Constructed in the 1890s to the specifications of Colonel A.H. Schiel, a German soldier serving the South African Republic, the fort was originally an armed garrison intended to keep the peace amongst Johannesburg's early mining population. After the Anglo-Boer War the Johannesburg Fort was converted into a penal institution, although it no longer functions in this capacity. Unfortunately, the fort is not open to the public but guided tours are occasionally conducted by The Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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The architectural cousin of the Sentech Tower, the Telkom Joburg Tower has become such a symbol of Johannesburg that it has been integrated into the city's logo. At 90-storys tall, it is one of the tallest man-made structures in Africa, and is easily visible to visitors long before they ever reach the city. Formerly, the Tower had six public floors, including a revolving restaurant, but all were closed in 1981 due to security concerns. Today it functions only as a television tower, but remains an iconic part of the Johannesburg skyline.

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Housed in a 15-story building, the Neighbourgoods Market's structure impresses you with the mural artwork by Eduard Villa. Open every Saturday through the morning and afternoon, the Neighbourgoods Market is a nice place to spend a warm morning, whether you want to enjoy browsing through local artisan products, sample the various delicacies cooked up by local chefs or get fresh food fresh from the farmers' produce. Besides the fresh produce, the market comes alive during the various festivities like the We Love Real Craft Beer Festival, the Barrel and Vine Festival Festival and so on that happen throughout the year.

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Testament to the remarkable dinosaur digs of South Africa's Karoo region, Bernard Price Institute of Palaeontology is a treasure trove of prehistoric artifacts. A world-renowned collection of fossils is on show and some specimens are available for handling in order to get a literal feel for things as they were. Tours can be arranged and wheelchairs can be accommodated by phoning beforehand. Moving replicas of various dinosaurs are also on offer, complete with color and sounds. There is no entrance fee.

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Johannesburg's centrally located historic suburb, Braamfontein, welcomes tourists from all corners of the world. The Eland is an imposing work of public art, installed at the suburb's entrance. Clive van den Berg, a celebrated South African sculptor, is ascribed with creating the 7.5-meter (24.60-feet) tall statue which finds itself at the corner of Bertha and Ameshoff streets in the heart of the town. Clive's design was endorsed by a team of eminent art experts in a competition held by the Braamfontein Art Committee in the year 2005. A prominent attraction of Braamfontein, the majestic statue of the animal lends grandeur and charm to an otherwise busy spot.

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Housed in the Witwatersrand University property, The Life Sciences Museum and Biodiversity Centre claims to be the only museum of life sciences in the city of Johannesburg. Established in 2003, this museum was formed by the merger of the C. E. Moss Herbarium and Zoology museum. The C. E. Moss herbarium dates back to 1917 and boasts of a collection of 100000 botanical specimens from around the world. The Zoology museum dates back to 1922 and was founded by the Zoology Head of Department Professor Fantham. This museum was started as an attempt for the better understanding of the subject with the collections imported from Europe. Now, the zoology museum boasts of a collection of 60,000 specimens, out of which 40,000 are embryological specimens which are touted to be one of the largest embryological collections in the southern hemisphere.

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One of the largest neighborhoods in all of Johannesburg, Parktown is home to several schools, businesses, churches and restaurant as well as residential areas which are restful, quiet and peaceful. With the earliest houses in the area dating all the way back to the late 1800s, the neighborhood has quite a number of historical buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras including quite a few mansions. The residential area of Parktown is mostly concentrated in the western half of the area. These neighborhoods with their streets bordered by beautiful, flowering trees like Jacaranda and Plane, are known for their peaceful and suburban culture.

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A favorite with children and adults alike, Johannesburg Planetarium hosts shows that educate the public about the planets beyond our realm on an ongoing basis. There are numerous displays and volumes of pertinent information throughout the building. A complete tour takes about two hours. During the week, the planetarium admits schoolchildren only from Tuesday to Friday. Weekend shows are available to individuals. Please phone to confirm running times.

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