Facebook has released a community city guide for Johannesburg called JoziPlug on places to safely explore and support local in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and hard lockdown. It is part of a global initiative cityguides.fb.com and Johannesburg is the first city in Africa to feature in it. The Jozi edition has been compiled and co-created by local Facebook Groups featuring unique and inspiring content about the city.

You can browse the Jozi edition here: https://cityguides.fb.com/guides/johannesburg/

Facebook says the JoziPlug is aimed at showcasing Johannesburg’s hidden attractions to visitors and members of the local community whilst supporting small businesses with their economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Since March 2020, more than 1.5 million people became new members of a group related to the city of Johannesburg. The guide compiles the best tips and recommendations to some of the city’s local attractions, known and unknown through the eyes of these locals.”

The company adds that it is themed around exploring hidden attractions and ‘plugging’ people into the rich and varied culture that the city has to offer, the JoziPlug consists of eight chapters, focusing on African Cuisine restaurants, cocktail bars, markets, parks, galleries, historic sites and buildings, and small businesses in the fashion and accommodation industry.

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa, Head of Public Policy at Facebook Southern Africa says:

“Johannesburg, the city of many names – is a fascinating city of diverse cultures and many facets. We’re excited to have had this opportunity to work closely with the Department of Tourism, Facebook groups and local contributors to profile Johannesburg’s evocative art and fashion, culinary delights, historical sites and many more.”

Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane adds: “It gives me great pleasure that we are collaborating with Facebook to encourage South Africans to travel locally and safely during this time. We are excited about this collaboration and believe it will grow over the years to showcase more of our South African cities and our vibrant offerings for both local and international tourists.”

To download the book in a PDF form and save it on your mobile device, click here: Facebook JHB Community City Guide

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