Maboneng falls under the first old suburb of Jeppestown situated in the east of Johannesburg, marked by a bridge that separates the suburban area from Johannesburg downtown and central business district.
"Maboneng" means "a place of light", name given by the early Basotho people, who are also famous for giving the province the name "Gauteng" meaning "a place of gold".
Maboneng is new, trending, and introduced a global lifestyle, fused with Joburg's own forever changing funky and confident way of living in the city vibe.
The combination of an old no go zone area with a little bit of global flavor, has turned Maboneng into one of the most visited spaces by South Africans as well as international guests. This place has literally become the Hollywood of South Africa.
The kind of art-work you find in Maboneng has also played a big role in separating Maboneng from Johannesburg.
Maboneng is now known as "a city in Johannesburg city".
Maboneng is a district that is well and alive in color, with interesting styles of architecture to the multi-diverse cultural spaces found block after block.
The district keeps growing, covering at least a distance of 3 kilometers towards northern Johannesburg.
The idea is to interweave Maboneng with Hilbrow, which shares a similar history with Maboneng in being famous for being a no go zone.