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The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is inviting proposals for the first edition of the #JoziWalks in 2020.

Now in its fourth year, there will be two chances to participate as a host of the annual Jozi Walks in 2020.

The first set of walks place in May and the second in September.

 

#JoziWalks is a series of sponsored walking tours initiated in 2017 by the JDA in partnership with local community activists, influencers, tourism entrepreneurs, walking tour operators and heritage specialists. It aims to get Joburgers onto the streets to walk and engage with neighbours.

“We want to see locals and tourist alike reclaim the streets of Joburg as spaces of recreation and leisure while developing streams of income for small tour operators” says Susan Monyai, Executive Manager Marketing and Communications for the JDA.

#JoziWalks has been the launch pad of the successful Bridge Books tours, which now take place throughout the year and has been a source of constant income to the downtown bookstore. The JDA hopes to replicate this success and develop sustainability among walking tour operators

Other successful walks to have participated in Jozi Walks include the Alexandra Bicycle Tours, which have been running since 2010 and won the coveted TripAdvisor Excellence award.

This year, the JDA encourages walks that have an element of inclusivity and universal access running through them. Anyone is eligible to host a walk but they must take place in neighbourhoods in which the JDA has a development project or focus, including the inner city and surrounds, Soweto and surrounds, Diepsloot, Orange Farm, Alexandra to mention a few.

Full details and criteria are contained in the attached BID TO HOST A JOZI WALK form. Application forms can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Rvn0aM 

Ten walks will be selected for the #JoziWalks weekend which will take place over the May 9 – 10 and 16 -17 May-weekends. Each successful walk application will receive a set sponsorship amount to plan and implement a walk.

There will be a briefing session on Tuesday, 28 January 2020, from 10am to 12pm at the JDA offices (The Bus Factory, 3 Helen Joseph Street, Newtown, Johannesburg). 

Applications submitted by email close on 7 February at 23:59 pm. Please submit applications to yusrah@groundedmedia.co.za, dimakatso@groundedmedia.co.za or dcohen@jda.org.za.

Alternatively, a hardcopy application can be dropped off at a JoziWalks box at the reception of the JDA Offices, The Bus Factory, 3 Helen Joseph St, Newtown, Johannesburg by 4pm.

For more information, contact Yusrah at yusrah@groundedmedia.co.za or call 011 544 1900.