Location: Arts on main, Doornfontein, Johannesburg/South Africa
Author: Niq Mhlongo
Roof size: 272 square meters
MABONENG literally means “place of light“. The city attracted migrant workers from all over the world, who tried to find their fortune. Doornfontein was one of the few culturally mixed areas until 1934, when the people were forcefully moved. Read the interview with Niq Mhlongo about place of light and darkness in Jo’burg.