Reading List & Resources



BREMNER, Lindsey. 2010. Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008.

HARRISON, Philip; Todes, Alison & Gotz, Graeme. 2014. Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg After Apartheid

KRUGER, Loren. Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

MALCOMESS, Bettina; et al. 2013. Not No Place: Johannesburg. Fragments of Spaces and Times.

MURRAY, Martin. 2009. City of Extremes. The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg. Durham: Duke

NUTTALL, Sarah and Mbembe, Achille. 2008. Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis.

PIETERSE, Edgar (ed.). 2009. Counter Currents

PIETERSE, Edgar, and Simone, Abdou Maliq. 2013. Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities.

TOMLINSON, Richard, et al. 2003. Emerging Johannesburg: Perspectives on the Post Apartheid City.

ZACK, Tanya. 2014. Wake Up! This is Joburg.




Come Back Africa. 1959. By Lional Rogasin

Tsotsi. 2005. By Gavin Hood

Jerusalema. 2008. By Ralph Ziman (2008)

District 9. 2009. By Neil Blomkamp

Jozi. 2010. By Craig Freimond (2010)

Dear Mandela. 2011. By Christopher Nizza, Dara Kell

Jeppe on a Friday. 2013. By Shannon Walsh, Arya Lalloo

Into the Shadows. 2014. By L. Hadsbjerg


Short films:


Waterborne, PPCI:

Skrillex Music Video:

Die Antwoord Music Video:


Other films:


La Haine. 1995. Mathieu Kassovitz

Dark Days. 2000. Marc Singer

City of God. 2002. Fernando Meirelles

Caracas The Informal City. 2005. Rob Schröder

Lagos Wide & Close. 2005. Bregtje van der Haak

Urbanized. 2011. Gary Hustwit