Flora shopping center isn't exactly great, my wife calls that place dodgy. Also if you've been to Clearwater mall you're still in Roodepoort.I think Rooderpoort is a good area when compared to some areas mentioned in this thread, but I cannot say much as I have only been in Flora Shopping Center and driven around Rooderpoort.
When compared to JHB CBD, certainly no doubt about that. I know the whole of DBN CBD.DBN CBD CLEAN ??????
You must be joking.
Just wait until your place gets broken into.. repeatedly, while you are at home.I think Rooderpoort is a good area when compared to some areas mentioned in this thread, but I cannot say much as I have only been in Flora Shopping Center and driven around Rooderpoort.
Political deals were struck in the early 1990s to "revitalise" the inner city. "Bou die Nasie" was a big theme. In the corporate world, the period from 1989 to 1995 was characterised by preparing the frogs for AA and BEE, Racism workshops and courses were mandatory for all white men, indoctrination of all white workers especially men was initiated and maintained. Large banks like FNB, Standard Bank and ABSA and companies like Anglo American all undertook to build massive buildings and encourage staff to relocate, FNB Bank City was one of these "inner city revival" projects. I remember Anglo American in Marshall street a few years later (2003-2005), spotless streets from the Magistrates'court to the AA building and at least two security guards every 60m. Yet two blocks away there were chop-shops, brothels, drug-dens and shebeens, some days even spotted policemen on court duty sneaking in for a quick drink. Thabo Mbeki & Trevor Manuel even arrived on a few occasions for meetings in the Anglo boardroom (at that stage AA contributed up to 15% of SA's GDP), this was just before he fired zuma's ass. So I am not sure how successful this strategy was, looking at these places today, they definitely made an impact in slowing down the decay, but clearly, judging from the outcome, it wasn't enough.Why do the banks maintain offices there in these conditions? Why haven't they fully transferred to Rosebank/Sandton? Or is it still in the works?