BANTU MENS' SOCIAL CENTRE

Opened in 1924 to provide recreational facilities for young men, the BMSC became a great centre of cultural activity, frequented by intellectuals, artists, writers and emerging political leaders. Sporting events were held there, plays and concerts, and the annual Eisteddfod, which became a national event. In 1944, the Youth League of the African National Congress was founded here, which went on to transform the politics of the parents organisation.
Bottom End of Eloff Street (see map)
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City of Johannesburg