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Transformed Inner City

Once a blue-collar corner of Johannesburg devoted to brickmaking--it used to be called the Brickfields--Newtown has been transformed over recent decades into a vibrant cultural district. Actually, the foundations for this artsy transformation run pretty deep, as Newtown has hosted theaters and cultural organizations--including groundbreaking black theater companies and social clubs--since the late 1800s. From the legendary Market Theatre to Museum Africa and the Dance Factory, from art studios to music halls, Newtown oozes creativity and craft. And don't miss the one-of-a-kind SAB World of Beer museum...

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