“50 stories” explores the history of the Carlton Centre (opened in 1969) and the influence it had on the way of life during this turbulent period.
As well as being one of Johannesburg’s only suburban malls, it was also one of the only places in the city where inter-racial socializing was permitted.
The layout of the room pays homage to the Carlton’s 360-degree viewing deck over Johannesburg which has been a witness to the transformation since the early 1970’s.
Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of Light’, is a fully integrated urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. Both a mixed-use development and urban community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, film and sound studios, a hotel, a museum and creative factory spaces. As such, the Maboneng Precinct offers a range of well-designed and affordable spaces within an urban landscape in Johannesburg. With all its offerings, Maboneng has proved to be a popular destination for both local and international tourists.