Johannesburg Cbd at a glance
The Fashion District can be located in the east end of Johannesburg city, stretching from Troye Street to Goud Street (along Pritchard and President Streets) and must be one of the most underestimated shopping (and residential) venues in Jozi.
The re-furbished district houses more than 300 fashion-related micro-businesses, with seamstresses and tailors from all across Southern Africa and if you happen to be interested in this exciting business then living and working in the Fashion District should be the end goal.
South Africa’s hustling and bustling Fashion District has everything that areas such as Sandton have to offer - but at a fraction of the price! Not only that, but as the area is in a constant state of growth, there are many opportunities for the budding entrepreneur, leaving you spoiled for choice.
For more information on the history and people involved in the Fashion District, visit our news section.
Marshalltown is a high-density, commerce-driven suburb located within central Johannesburg. It is generally considered to be an extension of Johannesburg’s central business district, encompassing the southwest quadrant of the city centre.
The area has always been regarded as the financial and mining district as it is home to some of the world’s largest mining companies and financial institutions such as:
- Anglo Gold
- BHP Billiton
- Reserve Bank
- Chamber of Mines
- Rand Club
Due to the very nature of these businesses, Marshalltown did not go through the same process of dilapidation that other Jozi suburbs suffered through during the mid to late nineties.
That being said, smaller business did leave the city for the “safety” of the suburbs and it was only during the mid-2000s when a revival took place in this financial hub.
After the South West Improvement District (SWID) was established by the City of Johannesburg to improve safety and urban landscaping of the area, several streets have been made as pedestrian-only streets while new street art and furniture installations have beautified the city in an attempt to reinvigorate Marshalltown.
Hundreds of public security cameras have also been installed, making the area safe and attractive once again.
These changes have led to an influx of private investment in the area, with new residential apartments catering to the needs of city dwellers.