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However, let’s get the horror stories we’ve all heard about Ponte out of the way first.
It was called Suicide City because of the number of people who jumped off it, on the inside and the outside.
A post-apartheid wave of South Asian (including Pakistani) immigration has also influenced South African Indian culture.
The oldest art objects in the world were discovered in a South African cave.
Ponte’s designer, the 29-year-old Rodney Grosskopf, probably didn’t start out with the intention of creating something iconic, but because of its sheer size and shape and location, the cylindrical behemoth identifies the Joburg skyline as much as the Sydney Opera House does Sydney’s.
It could have been a place out of the sci-fi movie “District 9”.
Immigrants from Africa flooded in after the white flight to the suburbs, and it became know by nicknames such as Little Zaire.
So much garbage was thrown down its core that the level of putrefaction rose for many storeys.
Well, many of those things are (or were) true, even the “District 9” reference, because they filmed part of it (plus “Chappie” and the latest installment of “Resident Evil”, among other movies) in its core – but more of that later.
With unhindered and unbelievable views onto Hillbrow and then out past the Hillbrow Tower as far as Sandton and Northcliff, our guide James gives us a rundown of the building’s very colourful history.
Members of middle class, who are predominantly white but whose ranks include growing numbers of people of colour, have lifestyles similar in many respects to that of people found in Western Europe, North America and Australia.