Will Joburg's iconic Telkom Tower ever re-open?

Why has the Telkom tower been closed to the public since 1981?

One of the highest points to view the bustling Johannesburg landscape, it was built over a period of three years between 1968 to 1971, only to be closed 10 years later.

Standing at 269 m tall, it has been it has been hailed as one of the tallest structures on the African continent for decades.

The opportunities for inner-city tourism stalled upon its closure, which got John Robbie asking: why was the tower closed in the first place and is it possibly going to be open again?

Listen to Telkom Chief Procurement Officer Ian Russell weigh in, by clicking here.


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