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Johannesburg Working to Shed Bad Old Image

Private investors are breathing life into areas of downtown Johannesburg that have long suffered from a legacy of violence and criminality.  The famous Ponte Building marking the Johannesburg skyline was once notorious for grime and squatters.  Now there is a waiting list to live there.   Downtown Johannesburg was once the stomping ground for wealthy magnates during the gold rush in the 1880s.  But as the city erupted with crime and anti-apartheid violence in the...

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