On 9 November 2017 the Hillbrow based NGO, Dlala Nje tweeted that there’s something exciting coming to the top of Ponte City. Called 5101 the venue will function as a for-hire events venue, exhibitors’ space , and party spot.
Big changes happening at Dlala Nje, we are renovating 5101 into a bar where we’ll host events from Business meetings to sundowners.#5101 pic.twitter.com/9fMZGWgspw
— DlalaNje (@DlalaNje) November 10, 2017
Dlala Nje CEO Michal Luptak told the media that one of the goals for the venue is to immerse patrons in the glory days of the famous Ponte apartments, and fitting with Dlala Nje’s goal from the get-go, to re-introduce people to the inner city.
5101 used to be Dlala Nje co-founder and eNCA reporter Nickolaus Bauer’s apartment (from where Nick took that amazing photo of a storm approaching the city – image below). Since then Dlala Nje developed a vision of re-create the triple storey penthouse apartments which the building was known for during the 70’s.
5101 is set to launch this month with bookings being essential.
By Shawn Greyling