Welcome to Sandton Central
The next stage of upgrades to the M1 freeway and bridges in Johannesburg will start in early May. Construction work on the Double Decker section and the Oxford and Federation Roads bridges is continuing and traffic diversions will remain in place for the next 12 months.
Home to a burgeoning list of green buildings - including some of the largest and most cutting edge on the continent - Sandton Central and the broader Sandton node is an epicentre for green building in Africa.
The Protea Hotel Balalailka, in the heart of Sandton, has reinvented itself many times since starting out life as a countryside tea room during the 1940s - in the period before Sandton even existed.
Requests have been received from residents that they should be reimbursed a monthly service charge for refuse collection because Pikitup could not provide a service due to an ongoing illegal work-stoppage on the part of its employees affiliated to SAMWU.