Johannesburg is the disc of sky you see as you crane your neck up, standing in the core of the iconic Ponte Tower. Johannesburg is also gritty, grimy and fizzing with energy. And like Ponte, the tube of concrete that dominates the city’s skyline, Joburg is making a comeback. It is shedding its reputation as a wild and unfriendly frontier town to become the most cosmopolitan of African cities.
The most dramatic skyline in Africa. Jozi at night becomes a city of dreams. (Image: Darren Smith, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)