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‘JoziPlug’: Facebook launches city guide to showcase hidden attractions

The giant social network, Facebook has launched its JoziPlug Community City Guide in Johannesburg, which marks the first city on the African continent. The JoziPlug is aimed at showcasing Johannesburg’s hidden attractions to visitors and members of the local community whilst supporting small businesses with their economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since March 2020, more than 1.5 million people became new members of a group related to the city of Johannesburg.

The guide compiles the best tips and recommendations to some of the city’s local attractions, known and unknown through the eyes of these locals.

Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said, “It gives me great pleasure that we are collaborating with Facebook to encourage South Africans to travel locally and safely during this time. We are excited about this collaboration and believe it will grow over the years to showcase more of our South African cities and our vibrant offerings for both local and international tourists.”

Themed around exploring hidden attractions and ‘plugging’ people into the rich and varied culture that the city has to offer, the JoziPlug consists of eight chapters, focusing on African cuisine restaurants, cocktail bars, markets, parks, galleries, historic sites and buildings, and small businesses in the fashion and accommodation industry.

The JoziPlug city guide can be found online and as a free download on the cityguides.fb.com website. The print edition of the guide will be available at some of the local attractions featured in the guide, including Sakhumzi, Home of the Bean, Yeoville Dinner Club, Flair Vintage, and more.

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