Hillbrow SA

Old Dec 20th 2019, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by dfjordan View Post
I lived in Orchards in 1968/69 and spent many evenings in Hillbrow as that’s where it all happened. I dont recall ever having any security problems and my car was never broken into. There was a place called the Summit club, which was great, as it had lots of facilities including a very reasonable restaurant. We used to see the weekly recorded uk football matches . We left for Rhodesia in late 1969 as we couldnt live with apartheid any more.

When SA had the much hated white government there were no security problems. I walked home from Hillbrow to Joubert Park area at night.Those problems came with the "rainbow nation".
I remember Summit Club well, I know Hillbrow well. I was a single young immigrant. Life couldn't have been better.
I eventually left because I wanted to see more of the African continent, and it was time to earn real money.
I still have a love for Africa. If it was possible Botswana would be our choice.
BTW, Rhodesia had apartheid just like SA. But they hadn't given the racial segregation a name.
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Old Jul 28th 2020, 8:40 pm
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For those on facebook there is a group "Jhb/hillbrow Survivor" for ex people from hillbrow. Its quiet interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2366785925/

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Old Jul 31st 2020, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwibok View Post
For those on facebook there is a group "Jhb/hillbrow Survivor" for ex people from hillbrow. Its quiet interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2366785925/
I'm not on facebook but managed to read some posts. It brought back memories. I left 1978. Been passing through a few times since. A very different Jo'burg. Tks for posting the link.
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