It’s interesting to see how the redevelopments in the Maboneng district of Joburg have created a satellite economy, allowing space for small and micro businesses, such as this mobile clothing stall. The area has become known for its Sunday market and its high-end office and residential buildings, but there is room too for pavement craftmakers, pop-up boutiques, food stalls, buskers, and wifi-enabled tuk-tuks. Maboneng – the name means Place of Light – is a shining example of what can be achieved when a city sets out to redefine itself.

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