We are a city spaces and locations business with views for days and a heart of gold. Our ethos and love of the city is reflected in all events we host on our rooftop as well as all the shoots, corporate immersions and urban programs we host in our warehouse spaces/apartments/rooftops and urban areas. We believe in giving back - 30 percent of all profits go to our local NPO's.. So the cherry on top of this ice cream Sunday? All our staff work and live in our building and the surrounding area- so not only do you get to have a kick ass event/film shoot/launch/tour/corporate event- but you get to be a part of our city Eco system- creating in essence- a citizenship for all Jeppe residents.
How cool is that?
We love film shoots. The excitement, the early mornings- the smell of freshly brewed coffee, lights, camera action!
what already happened....
ANTONIA STEYN PHOTOGRAPHY
When you get to work with incredible photographers and the imagery that comes from that shoot blows your mind... Heres a sneak peak of Antonia Steyn's shoot on our 17 Roper Rooftop location... More to follow soon...
A Truly Jeppe Wedding
Keeping with local is Nca! The venue was decorated with wooden trestle tables, oodles of naked bulbs- vibrant proteas, delicate fynbos, air plants and maidens hair.
The classic ceremony was made all the more special, with the crooning and guitar playing of Soweto local, Mike the Musician.
As the sun set, and the Paella flowed, the speeches began. For us this was when the real magic happened.
Local Local Local.
Bjala being the social enterprise that it is, only gave one rule during the creating and building of the Emkhathini.
Local Local Local.
That old saying, it takes a village to raise a child- well it takes a community to build a kick ass venue.
From the electricians (Terence from the fantastic T3 electrical) to the artists (Noland and Terry Stevens) to the gardening team- Mike Chitowe)- All key people involved in making our rooftop beautiful and relevant to Jeppestown, were Jeppestown Residents.
a Cecilian Affair
An event that creates a better understanding of what we are doing in Jeppestown is always so wonderful- Even the impending rain didnt stop the curiosity and genuine interest from the client. We go to speak about the true cause of Bjala, of how we are trying to make healthier cities for our community- and that was wonderful.
Immersion events are what we are all about. So when our friends at Future Growth contacted us about an immersion event at Bjala Square, we were thrilled to assist.
Events like this give us the opportunity to showcase the best of Bjala- from our NPO's to our incubation projects- community projects and more.
Last year, 1000 Drawings raised over R100 000 for education, thanks to the incredible generosity of Jozi creatives, suppliers and volunteer supporters. These funds were donated to Streetlight Schools and have enabled them to build 6 new classrooms an auditorium, a kitchen and an office space.