Waterfront Walkabout and Zeitz MOCAA Talk

Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront
Image by South African Tourism
Architect's impression of Zeitz MOCAA
Atrium © Heatherwick Studio / Courtesy of Zeitz MOCAA
Waterfront Walkabout
By Suzie Joubert

Explore the V&A Waterfront in a way that you never have before.  Join us as Suzie Joubert, author of Waterfront Walkabout, guides us on a historical tour of one of Cape Town’s most popular attractions.

We begin our tour at Granger Bay, at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, formerly known as Breakwater Prison, and was one of the most feared prisons in the world. Breakwater housed “criminals” who resisted British usurpation of land and cattle and were used as labour to build the V & A Waterfront.

We also visit Jetty 1 Museum, the location where political prisoners boarded when sentenced to Robben Island. We later finish the tour by admiring public art at the Silo precinct, concluding with a short talk outside the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa by its Council and Membership Manager, Thobile Ndarana.

Drinks and nibbles at the Silo Hotel afterward, subject to availability.


Date: Friday 1 September 2017 – new date to be scheduled shortly

Time: 9h30-1pm

Cost: R550 includes Suzie’s Waterfront Walkabout book (R300 for tour only)

Images: how the Waterfront would have looked; image from Chavonnes Battery | the Waterfront now from Suzie Joubert’s book Waterfront Walkabout | architect’s rendition of the interior of the former grain silo which will be the main atrium of the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa | homepage is from a previous Culture Connect tour outside the ZMOCAA pavilion