Yeoville Bellevue are two very old suburbs in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. They are, respectively, four and three years younger than Johannesburg, a city founded on the glittering gold which was first discovered in the area in 1886.
These two suburbs have been through many transformations in their 100+ years and will, no doubt, go through many more. But this is not a history site. It is a site very rooted in the reality of today and as the blog developes, you will get an idea of that reality, at least from my perspective.
Who am I? A ‘Yeoville Patriot’, according to well-known writer Rian Malan. I guess he’s right. And so I spend my days and nights working for the future of Yeoville Bellevue, a future which I hope will bring a reasonable, sustainable quality of life for all who live and work here and make the area one of which our fledgling new South Africa can be proud.
I suppose that, in the beginning, the blog will be a little confusing. But I don’t want to start off giving a long and detailed background to the stories I will tell. I’ll just start off with descriptions of my day and hopefully a picture will emerge that will begin to make sense.