SCMD launches Tourist Info Kiosk
On Thursday 14 November, the Sandton Central Management District launched a new Tourist Info Kiosk at the entrance to the Gautrain Station.
The Tourist Kiosk will be staffed by two of Sandton Central’s 12 new tourism ambassadors who form part of the City of Johannesburg’s Tourism Ambassador Programme, which promotes tourism information and safety in the city for leisure and business visitors alike.
The new solar-powered Sandton Central Tourist Kiosk is located in the piazza at the entrance to the Sandton Gautrain Station, on the corner of Rivonia Road and West Street.
It will operate from 8am to 5pm weekdays, staffed by Tourism Ambassadors, and again from 7pm to 6am seven nights a week, staffed by Sandton Central public safety ambassadors.
The City of Joburg’s MMC for the Department of Economic Development, Cllr Leah Knott, who attended the launch, says, “The Sandton Central Tourist Kiosk is the first of its kind, and a fine example of how the city’s economic development team seeks to partner with businesses and community bodies to enhance overall service to our residents.”
The tourist kiosk proudly features the new Sandton Central logo. Barry van Wyk, SCMD Marketing Committee Chairperson, explains, “Sandton was first promulgated in 1969, and its new logo celebrates 50 years of this remarkably vibrant area. The new Sandton Central brandmark represents strength, movement, heart and energy. This is truly Sandton Central.”
SCMD manages the public urban spaces of Sandton Central, which is home to three business improvement districts, and is driven by commercial property owners to ensure the creation of an exceptional experience of this key node of Johannesburg for employees, visitors, tourists, shoppers, property owners and residents of Sandton Central.
Meet your Sandton Central tourist ambassadors:
Winnie Machaka and Kabelo Matshaba will be at the new Tourism Kiosk at the Sandton Gautrain Station
Aphiwe Sifumba and Tsakani Benita Nkuna will be at the Sandton Convention Centre
Felicia Tau and Calvin Mohlala will be at the African Market along Maude Street and the Marc
Dikeledi Mabotsa, Rirhandzu Nkuna, and Lwazi Hadebe will be at Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City
Bethuel Kgole and Kabelo Mosimane will be at Mushroom Farm Park
Nolwazi Nkosi is an allrounder who will move between the above areas.