Books by Gerald Garner

Gerald Garner has published several books about Johannesburg. These include:
– Spaces & Places – Johannesburg (2010)
– Spaces & Places – JoburgPlaces (2011)
– Johannesburg Ten Ahead (2012)
– Spaces & Places – SandtonPlaces (2016)
– Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead (2020).
All these books are currently out of print, except for the latest book,  Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead, which is now available in print and as a pdf ebook.
Print copies cost R600
E-book pdf copies (emailed to you) costs: R250

The city of our dreams within our reach
– ‘Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead’ by Gerald Garner

The potential redevelopment of Old Joburg into a thriving urban neighbourhood could show the way ahead for South African cities. In his new book, ‘Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead’ Garner forecasts what Johannesburg could become in a post-Covid-19 world. A city that will face the death of the colossal corporate office, which will switch to fewer cars and more homes. Garner writes how this scenario would create the perfect opportunity to reshape the Johannesburg inner-city into a thriving neighbourhood with walkable streets and quality public spaces – a thriving neighbourhood in fact.

Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead also contains a valuable annexure, summarising the history of Johannesburg into six-phases of development. This is the story told on so many JoburgPlaces walks, city explorations and storytelling dinners – and finally available in print too. The seventh phase of Joburg’s development is now imminent and this is exactly what ‘Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead’ is focused on.

Copies are on sale at JoburgPlaces’ venue in the inner-city, the Thunder Walker at 110 Fox Street. Copies can also be ordered for delivery via whatsapp (082 894 5216) or email:

Single print copy: R600
Bulk orders of 10 or more print copies: R570 per copy
Pdf e-book copy by email: R250

Delivery around inner-city and suburbs up to the Parks via Uber Connect: approx. R50 per copy.
Delivery from Postnet to Postnet anywhere in SA for you to collect: R99
Delivery from Postnet to your door in main SA centres: R185
Delivery from Postnet to your door in rural areas of South Africa: R245
Delivery via Fedex to Europe and the UK: R620
Delivery via Fedex to the Far East: R750

* Delivery prices to be confirmed upon placement of order.
Courier fees to anywhere in the world can be obtained.

To order a copy of Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead, send an email to or a whatsapp to 082 894 5216.