South Africa: Remember Newtown? When Development Depends On Security Guards On the Block

[Daily Maverick] Open Newtown takes place this weekend. The initiative is an effort from the district's NGOs, arts organisations and artists to 'remind the public what Newtown is all about'. But why do we need reminding? And what does Newtown's curious development trajectory say about Joburg's aspirations toward being a 'world-class African city?' By ANDREW MILLER.